Killeagh GAA Club

04 March, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, March 3rd 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


We are only days out before the runners & walkers take to the start line for the Killeagh Healthy Clubs 4 Mile Road Race. The race which is in association with Youghal AC and is generously sponsored by Niall Guerin Construction, will take place this Sunday March 10th with the walkers in association with the Killeagh Healthy Clubs project setting off at 10am, meanwhile the race proper will start at 11am. Same route as last two years, a flat, fast course starting on Cork Road heading towards Mogeely and after 2 miles turn left down to Garrenjames with finish line at the gates of Páirc Uí Chinnéide.

Race Headquarters is at Killeagh GAA Club (P36 TF38) with pre/post changing & showering facilities available in the clubhouse on the day with refreshments afterwards. The race is chip-timed, the course is accurately measured through the Jones Counter & holds an AAI Permit. Registration on the day is open from 9am so make sure in getting down early, register early, warm up well, enjoy the race & hang around as we chat with a cuppa and some refreshments after the race as we give you the customary East Cork welcome. Any queries, check out our facebook page for more information


The death has taken place of Rita Landers (nee Stack). Rita married Ben of the well known Landers Clan in the early 60s. Ben had been a player of great renown playing for the club during the 40s, 50s and 60s. The couple were blessed with 7 children - Richard, Ann-Marie, Donal, Sandra, Mike, Mark and Brian. However, their lives were changed dramatically when Ben passed to his eternal reward following illness in late 1978. Rita nursed him lovingly at home for the duration of his illness and at just 39 was widowed and left to rear her 7 children with Richard the eldest at 16 and Brian the youngest at 4. With the strength and forebearance so typical of that generation Rita lovingly raised her family and totally devoted her life to them. Thankfully, there were many happy and great days of weddings, of grandchildren and of some amazing sporting experiences from her exceptionally sporting family. Rita was present for so many of these sporting occasions voicing her support for all. Richard, Mike and Mark won east Cork Junior A titles following in the footsteps of their father Ben while Ann-Marie played camogie with Cork and along with Sandra won multiple camogie titles with Killeagh including the All Ireland Senior Camogie club title. The highlight for Rita was surely seeing her son Mark climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand in September 1999 after leading Cork to victory over Kilkenny in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final. Rita was also a great neighbour and will be sorely missed by her many friends and neighbours. Her funeral drew a huge crowd with the Bridge Club and Killeagh GAA club forming guards of honour for her. She was a strong, caring and charismatic woman, a unique character from this corner of east Cork who lived a great life always giving to others. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.


We launched the Killeagh GAA Supporters club in the last few weeks & it is not too late to join us. We are asking all members, supporters and those in our community to consider in joining this open-ending club.

Existing members of the current DCS (Development Contribution Scheme) will automatically be included in this new venture. Letters are be available from any committee member or contact us via email at for more information.


Harty Cup winning side Midleton CBS are in Masita All Ireland Post Primary Schools Quarter final action this Wednesday versus Coláiste Eoin. The match was delayed due to the Stillorgan school having a Senior Football Provincial Quarter final at the weekend but is rescheduled for this Wednesday at Nowlan Park with a 2pm throw-in. Best of luck to our five lads involved in the squad, Olan, Ritchie, Padraig, Ryan & Captain Dylan. Best luck to ye lads and all involved from all at Killeagh GAA.


Over 800 people walked over the eight Thursday nights during our Operation Transformation. Great to see so many members & non-members out walking around Páirc Uí Chinnéide over the eight weeks, so many new faces turned and was also great to meet 2019 Operation Transformation leader Pamela McDermott Swayne too to take in our facilities. We hope that with the Road Race taking place this coming Sunday, we hope all who participated in our Ireland Lights Up Initiative who turn out Sunday 10th to tackle our 4-mile course.


Registration for all players and members is now due. If you haven’t paid your registration for 2019 yet or you are looking to join our ever-growing club, it is never too late, you can contact any committee member for more information or take a glance at our special offers with the Killeagh GAA Supporters Club.

LOTTO UPDATE: Jackpot on the rise to €12,800...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 26th February. The jackpot was €12,600 & the numbers drawn on the night were 1, 6, 9 & 35. The Jackpot was not on this occasion. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Declan Whelan, The Old Thatch Staff & Mark Mellerick while this week’s €30 voucher was for Fitzgibbons Garage, Killeagh and that was won by Mark O'Riordan.

Next week’s jackpot, €12,800 is up for grabs for Tuesday 5th of March. What would you do with the money?? Want to play...?? For €2, buy your lotto tickets in the local businesses around the village or play online @ Sales close locally on Tuesday at 7pm. Remember, ‘Money Spent Local Stays Local!’


Our Club Shop has re-opened for the 2019 season and will be open every Saturday from 10:30am until 11:30am. We have re-stocked our shop with new training tops and shorts. So, why not bring your son or daughter down on a Saturday morning to get the new training or match gear for the 2019 season. And if you forget your cash, we have credit facilities available for you.


With the football & hurling leagues having kicked back into the on-field action over the past few weeks, just a gentle REMINDER FOR PLAYERS AND MANAGERS, ALL PLAYERS must pay their membership in full to Club Registrar, Kieran Scully prior to any match being played. You will be not allowed play otherwise! Please contact Kieran or any committee member regarding this matter.

If you are looking to book the pitch or hall for any training sessions, please contact Colman Motherway or the PRO.


Over the next few weeks, work will start on our new fence project which was launched prior to Christmas. This will be a new renovation for the club and will be an upgrade on safety standards, of which we hold in high regard already. As soon as work starts, we will have pictures here and on our social media.


The Senior Hurlers took the pitch twice this past week for the opening two rounds of the RedFM Division 1 Hurling League.

The opening game took place in Cloughduv last Tuesday night against Newcestown. We got away to a blistering start scoring three points to no score in the first nine minutes from Eoghan Keniry & Gary Leahy. We had to wait until 23rd minute until another ‘white flag’ from Eoghan Keniry. At this stage, Newcestown had a scored a goal and taken the lead, at half time the home side led 1-3 to 4 points. This time Newcestown got the urge to drive on scoring the first three points of the second half but Gary Leahy stopped the rot burying the sliotar into the bottom corner of the net. It was now 1-6 to 1-4 after 38 minutes. With ten minutes remaining, Eoghan narrowed the gap to four, but Newcestown put five points on the board inside last four minutes to put a gloss on the scoreline.

Team: C Walsh; A Keniry, J O’Rourke, S Long; K Murphy, C Fogarty, J Landers; M Fitzgerald, K Treacy; P O’Neill, K Lane, D Walsh; K Kelly Budds, G Leahy, E Keniry. Subs Used; C Coughlan, K Fennelly, M Murphy, A Leahy.

For our Round 2 game versus last year’s Division 2 League Champions Ballinhassig, this took place in Páirc Uí Chinnéide in what was horrendous conditions last Sunday morning but both teams put up two decent performances in awful circumstances. This match was tit for tat in opening thirty minutes with both sides exchanging points in the opening quarter seeing eight points being shared. The deadlock was broken five minutes before half-time where Gary Leahy got his second goal off the week with a goal mouth scramble but eventually the ball got over the line. Half Time score saw Killeagh lead 1-6 to 5 points. The opening points in the second half were shared but Eoghan Keniry tacked on another point on the close of the third quarter to see a six-point lead. 1-10 to 7 points. But this was the last score for the home side in this game, the wind direction changed from blowing across the field and now into the field of the Killeagh lads and Ballinhassig used it to their advantage scoring 1-3 in the next twelve minutes to level and that was the last score of the game. It was very much a game of ‘what could have been’ & ‘could have lost, could have won’. The most important this is we got a result from the game to get us up & running properly. We pick up a point for playing each game and two points for Sundays draw which leaves us with four points from a possible ten.

Team: D Cusack; A Morrison, C Coughlan, M Fitzgerald; K Treacy, C Fogarty, K Murphy; M Murphy, E Keniry; K Lane, D Walsh, S Smiddy; A Leahy, G Leahy, K Kelly Budds.


The Under 13 Football league got underway Wednesday night with Killeagh-Itas taking on Erins Own in a floodlighted Páirc Uí Chinnéide.

The home side got off to a cracking start as Sean Meade had three goals in the net inside five minutes from throw in, followed by 2 more in the next ten minutes.Great team work across the pitch helped to keep Killeagh-Itas on top, with further scores including those of Fionn, Ben, Barry, Ethan and Mark.

The home side remained dominant in the second half and scores clocked up under the management of Conor and Richard. The Finishing result Killeagh-Itas 13-13, Erins Own 0-1.

A great start to a team who secured county final Success last season.


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Round 3; Away v Midleton on Sunday 17th March @ 11:30am

Round 4; Home v Kanturk weekend of 23rd/24th March TBC

East Cork Junior Football Division 1 League;

Home v Lisgoold on Tuesday 12th March @ 8pm

Under 21 B Football Championship;

Home v Castlelyons on Saturday 9th March @ 4pm.

Weekend of 22/23rd March, Glenbower Rovers v Fr O’Neills, Venue & Date TBC


Our underage academy is back and training over last few weeks. Here are the upcoming fiztures for our younger teams;

Minor football league Division 2A;

Home v Bride Rovers on Monday 11th March @ 7.30pm

Minor Hurling Challenge;

Home v Midleton on Sunday 3rd March was postponed until Sunday 10th March @ 2pm

Under 16 football league Division 1;

Home v Kiltha Óg on Sunday 3rd March was postponed

Under 14 football league Division 1;

Away v Cobh on Saturday 9th March @ 4pm

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Home v Na Piarsaigh on Sunday 3rd March was postponed

Your support for all our teams is greatly appreciated, no matter the age group.


The 2019 Kellogg’s Cúl camp is on Monday 15th July until Friday 19th July. The online portal to book your child into the camp is now open at, look up Cork County & Killeagh-Itas club to find us. So why not get your child booked in nice and early before places run out. Places are limited so early booking is advised.


The Golf Society well catered for in Wexford!!

A very enjoyable outing was had by all members & non-members who stayed in Treacy’s Hotel in Enniscorthy. In due credit to them, they went the extra mile personalizing the menu for our meal. Despite poor weather particularly playing Bunclody on the Saturday, all participants enjoyed the weekend. Two great courses who welcomed our society with open arms. Thanks to all who took part in this year’s outing, a special mention for Colin and Kieran who travelled down on Saturday to play Bunclody.

Results from weekend away;

Overall Winner Stephen Murphy, Runner Up Tim Crotty. Best Friday Donal Barrett, Runner Up Sean Treacy, Best Saturday Colin Fogarty, Runner Up Tom Fitzgerald.

While, last Tuesday saw the 2019 Killeagh GAA Charity Day take place at West Waterford in what was a great day for Golf. The confirmed figure won’t be known for a few weeks, but the early tallies state that we will go over the €1,000 mark which is brilliant. Congratulations to all who took part.

Results; Eithne Ashby won Margaret Rochford (40pts), Deirdre Fitzgibbon won Tom Fitzgibbon (39pts), 3rd Margaret O’Sullivan (38pts), Best Gross Tim Murphy (34pts), 5th William Murphy (38pts), 6th Des Cleary (37pts), 7th Tom O’Donoghue (37pts), 8th Bernard Rochford (37pts).

The Killeagh GAA Golf Society are in their 27th season currently and have plenty of events upcoming over the next few weeks. Their Next outing is at Castlemartyr on Tuesday March 19th.

Don’t forget, if you are interested in joining the Golf Society for their variety of trips away throughout the year for 2019, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.


The fixtures for the opening round of county championships have been released and sees our opening round game against Na Piarsaigh take place on Easter Sunday, April 21st in Páirc Uí Rinn with a 2pm throw in.

The East Cork Board Draws were also made.

In the Junior A Hurling Championship, we were put into bat against defending Jamesie Kelleher Cup holders Russell Rovers while in the Junior A Football Championship for the Jim Ryan Cup, we will play Cobh in the opening round.

For the rest of the competitions, they are round robin formats. So, these are the following draws we are in;

Junior ‘B’ HC (Round Robin) Group B with Sarsfields & Bride Rovers; Junior ‘C’ FC (Round Robin) Group B with Lisgoold, St. Catherine’s & Youghal; Junior ‘C’ HC (Round Robin) Group B with Russell Rovers, Midleton & Carraig Na Bhfear; U21 B Football (Round Robin) Group B with Castlelyons & Fr O’Neills; U21 B Hurling (Round Robin) Group B with Russell Rovers & Lisgoold;


If you are interested in entering before the next draw on March 28th, please contact Dave Barry on 087-8123352 or any committee member. €20,000 cash is the first prize this month & a load of prizes to be given away as well on night.



Next month, we join other walkers before the 4 Mile Road Race on Sunday 10th March, beginning at our clubhouse at 10am. If you are interested in joining them on their monthly walks, please text Liz, our Healthy Clubs officer on 087-6137393. New families & walkers are always welcome.


Remember, stay tuned to our social media channels on Facebook ‘Killeagh GAA’ or Twitter @KilleaghGAA for further up to date information on club on-goings.


1. Killeagh Healthy Clubs 4 Mile Road Race/Walk takes place on Sunday 10th March at 11am/10am respectively, Registration from 9am at HQ (Killeagh GAA Clubhouse)

2. 1st Round of Cork SHC vs Na Piarsaigh on April 21st at 2pm in Páirc Uí Rinn

3. Killeagh GAA Golf Classic takes place on July 11th to July 13th

4. Killeagh Cúl Camp takes place from Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July



SAFEGUARDING COURSE The club held a safeguarding course on Wednesday 27th. This course is designed for all involved with children and is compulsory for everybody involved in the club, mentors, coaches and committee members. As only 18 people can attend each night the club will run another night to cater for everybody within the club. The course was presented by Ingrid Connaughton.

SENIOR TEAM The senior team continue their training twice a week. They are looking forward to some practice games happening in the coming weeks. After a number of weeks at indoor training the players look forward to the move outdoors.

CLUB SHOP The club shop opens every Saturday Morning 10.30 to 11.30. Get all your Killeagh Camogie club gear for the coming year. Ger has all the latest merchandise in stock and can order whatever is needed.

ROAD RACE All hands will be on deck helping out at the Road Race next Sunday 10th. Walkers are off at 10am with the runners beginning at 11am. This event always draws a huge crowd so please drop any cakes and plenty of healthy snacks etc to the GAA complex during the early morning. All hands are welcome to help out. Best of luck to all the walkers and runners taking part.

CONDOLENCES Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Rita Landers RIP. For many years during the ‘80s and ’90 Rita was ever present on the sidelines cheering on her daughters Anne Marie and Sandra. She will be deeply missed by everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting her. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

CORK INTERMEDIATES Cork played Meath the next round of their league campaign. Conditions were ferocious in Meath and there was no separating the sides at the final whistle. Our club girls Caoimhe, Stephaine, Ciara and Rachel all played their part with Rachel scoring 2 points in the second half.

CORK SENIORS Cork seniors play Kilkenny in the semi final of the league on Sunday next 10thMarch. Keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook etc for the time and venue as on going to print these had yet to be decided.