Killeagh GAA Club

10 March, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, March 10th2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Sunday morning brought sun, then rain, then sun again. Thankfully, the sun won that battle from 9am on and the walkers, then runners, began to arrive to Páirc Uí Chinnéide, Race Headquarters for our 4th annual 4 mile road race. Prior to this, a team of volunteers had been preparing for the race throughout the previous weeks, on the Saturday, and from very early on Sunday morning. About 70 walkers took off from 9.30am on, while over 270 runners made the short trek across to Cork Road for the start at 11am. The wind blew straight into the faces of the runners as they set off, with the incline also making the first two miles a challenge. Turning down for Garranjames, the wind was now at the runners’ backs, and the fall of ground also. James McCarthy was first man home, while his East Cork AC colleague Fiona Santry was first female home. Prizes were given to a total of 26 runners in a variety of categories, with spot prizes to another 11 athletes. One man is noted as commenting ‘that the atmosphere in the clubhouse is the best around’ and has come back each and every year. Well done to the full team who worked really hard on the day at stewarding, parking, catering and generally welcoming visitors to Páirc Uí Chinnéide - this was a joint effort for members of all our four clubs involved in the Healthy Clubs Project. Thanks to all who provided food, sponsorship, (special thanks to our main sponsor Niall Guerin Construction) or to those who provided their expertise in event management. Well done to all! Roll on the 2020 Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race!


A win in our opening game in this year’s new format under 21 ‘B’ football championship, played in testing conditions on Saturday evening last in Killeagh, has guaranteed our Under 21 footballers at least two more games, with our second group game to come against Fr. O’Neill’s in a fortnight and then a semi-final against either Glenville, Castlemartyr or Erins Own from the other side of the draw. Castlelyons had previously played Fr. O’Neills in their opening game, but they travelled without some of their star players such as Niall O’Leary and Barry Murphy for their second game in Killeagh. A win for our team looked unlikely at half time as Castlelyons, holding a 1-05 to 1-02 advantage, were turning to play with the wind at their backs for the second half. The first half itself saw many twists and turns, with our boys racing into an early 1-01 lead, with David Ogbebor kicking a point and Kevin Murphy adding a quick goal, before Castlelyons took over. Our passes went astray on many occasions and our opponents showed the benefits of having already played a game, with slick movements from defence and good scoring returns in the forwards. It was 1-05 to 1-01 on 28 minutes when Luke Fogarty pointed to stop the rot and give our team some confidence going into half time. The second half saw the rain arrive and steadily get worse, which seemed to suit our team more than Castlelyons. Keane Budds, excellent throughout, reduced the margin to two on the resumption, Killian Treacy added another on 37 minutes, and Budds kicked the equaliser on the three quarter mark. The defence had tightened up considerably on our opponents, and our ball retention and distribution was markedly better in the second half. The crucial score came on 50 minutes when Luke goaled after a fine team move, and David’s lob on 57 minutes sealed the win, with Keane and Dan Hickey adding further points, while Castlelyons were only allowed to kick one point in reply. This was a real test of character for our team, and the performance in the second half was very encouraging, with Christy Coughlan, Cathal Deane, Kevin Murphy, Killian Treacy and Luke Fogarty leading the charge. Full Time Score; Glenbower Rovers 3-7, Castlelyons 1-6

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Barry Motherway, Christy Coughlan, Adrian Galvin, Kieran Daly, Jack O’Rourke, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Cathal Deane, Killian Treacy (0-1), Sean Walsh, Kevin Murphy (1-0), Keane Budds (0-3), Andrew Leahy, Luke Fogarty (1-1), David Ogbebor (1-1). Subs: Dan HIckey (0-01), Fionn McDonnell, Dara Motherway.


What does a team have to do to keep this Midleton CBS team down?? Once again, a pretty decent 60 minute performance nearly all came asunder in injury time but a late Ryan McCarthy sideline from 45 yards out ending up in the back of the net seen the Harty Cup Heroes save their blushes. From word go, it was Midleton who were on top throughout the game until the 62nd minute which saw a 90 second period where their opponents Coláiste Eoin of Stillorgan turn a three point deficit into a one point lead. But with only a matter of seconds left, the Killeagh playmaker McCarthy turned a sideline cut into a green flag to send the CBS into the next round. What a contribution young man, 1-10 scored, 0-6 from frees, 1-2 from sidelines, 0-1 from ‘65 & 0-1 from play. A serious contribution from any one standard. They are now in the All Ireland Post Primary Schools semi-finals on March 18th where they will face Presentation Brothers College of Athenry. The Venue & Time to be confirmed this week by Croke Park. Well done to all involved including our five players who are among the panel, namely Olan, Ritchie, Padraig, Ryan & Captain Dylan. We hope to see a big turnout from Killeagh on March 18th to support the lads on their journey for All Ireland Glory.


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.

€13k... what could you do with that...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 5th March. The jackpot was €12,800 & the numbers drawn on the night were 3, 10, 20 & 36. The Jackpot was not on this occasion. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Caroline Fogarty, Patricia Long & Domicic Fogarty while this week’s €30 voucher was for Uncle Sams, Killeagh and that was won by David Meade.

Next week’s jackpot, €13,000 is up for grabs for Tuesday 12th 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 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. Contributions are still being accepted, contact any committee member regarding such. As soon as work starts, we will have pictures here and on our social media.


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.


The U14s travelled to Cobh for their first football game last Saturday. They say goals win games and that was certainly true with the boys from Killeagh scoring 12 & all excellent ones at that. Sean Meade bagged five, with Sean O'Riordan scoring two and Colm Leahy, Eoin Kelly, Conor Burns, Dylan McCarthy and Darragh O’Brien scoring one each. There were also some spectacular points scored - the game ending 12-9 to 3-5 to Killeagh. It was an outstanding team effort from start to finish. Each & every one of the boys fought hard for each other and for their team. Well done lads. Keep up the good work! (Special mention to Darragh O'Brien who came from an All Ireland cross country meet in Kildare and who still had the energy to run the length of the pitch time and time again, great dedication and outstanding commitment!)


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

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

Round 4; Home v Kanturk on Sunday 24th March @ 2pm

Round 5; Home v Ballymartle on Sunday 31st March @ 11:30am

East Cork Junior Football Division 1 League;

Home v Lisgoold on Tuesday 12th March @ 8pm

Under 21 B Football Championship;

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



Parents of our Under 14 Hurlers, as you may know Cork is hosting Féile for 2019. This means that the best hurlers of every county will be coming to Cork to play our Under 14 team. This is a wonderful opportunity for our boys. We need to plan for the Féile weekend which is happening on the weekend of the 7th & 8th June. We are holding a brief meeting on Thursday 14th in conjunction with training. We are asking all Under 13 & 14 parents to please attend at 8pm in the Killeagh GAA complex.

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

Home v Kiltha Og on Monday 25th March @ 7:30pm

Under 16 football league Division 1;

Home v Kiltha Óg on Thursday 14th March @ 7:30pm

Home v Fr O’Neills on Saturday 16th March @ 11am

Under 14 football league Division 1;

Home v Whitechurch on Saturday 23rd March @ 4pm

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Home v Na Piarsaigh on Thursday 21st March @ 7:30pm

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Away v Carrigtwohill on Saturday 16th March @ 11:30am


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 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. The Time Sheet is with Ray Rochford and the fee is €30.

While the first outing of the season in the race for the Killeagh GAA Golf Society Golfer of the Year takes place on Sunday March 31st at Youghal Golf Club with times between 11:45am & 1:15pm being available. All are welcome.

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.



Well done to all the walkers who turned out in force for the walk on Sunday morning as part of the Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race. Hopefully we will see you out next month as part of our monthly walks around the East Cork & West Waterford area.


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.


1st Round of Cork SHC vs Na Piarsaigh on April 21st at 2pm in Páirc Uí Rinn
Féile Weekend June 7th - June 9th
Killeagh GAA Golf Classic takes place on July 11th to July 13th
Killeagh Cúl Camp takes place from Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July

P.S. Please note the following link for full results for Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race;


ROAD RACE  A huge thank you to all our members who helped out i the running of the Road Race.  This is a wonderful  community effort and again was a great success.

NUTRITION TALK   The ladies football and Camogie teams got together on Saturday morning last to add to the pre season training and preparation with a talk on Nutrition given by Ellen Roche.  The advice and recommendations of nutrition is very important to the overall health of the players and Ellen gave a very informative and interesting talk.

ST. MARYS HIGH SCHOOL   Unfortunately the Junior Camogie team came up short in their bid to win the All Ireland final on Saturday last.  They were beaten by a strong Clonakilty team.  Well done to our girls Niamh O’Connor, Sarah Kent, Anna Brenner and Suzanne Dignam.  A very disappointing result for the girls but it took an immense effort to make the final.  Well done to all concerned.

IMOKILLY U15s   Our players Anna Brenner and Suzanne Dignam were involved in the first blitz held in Castle Road colleges pitch on Sunday last.  Conditions were fairly wild but the a great display saw the teams win all their games.

SAFEGUARDING COURSE   Our second safeguarding course will be held in the Killeagh GAA meeting room on Monday April 1st. This is limited again to 18 people.  Get your name down for this very important course by contacting our Secretary Jacinta McCarthy.

CORK TEAMS We had a number of players involved at the weekend. Cork Seniors played Kilkenny in the league semi final but lost in a very tight game played in horrendous conditions.  Hard luck to Hannah, Laura and Chloe.  The Intermediate team also lost out to Tipperary in their league game.  Stephaine had the honour of captaining the team while Ciara, Caoimhe and Rachel played their part in a very entertaining game.