Killeagh GAA Club

19 March, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, March 18th2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


On Monday afternoon at a wet & miserable Kilmallock, the road to All Ireland Glory came to an abrupt halt for Midleton CBS as they were railroaded by a strong Presentation College Athenry side who were determined to go one step further than last year’s All Ireland final defeat to St. Kierans. The Galway school winning out on a scoreline of 1-12 to 2-6 but the underfoot conditions on the day not helping to such a low scoreline. Both teams gave it their all, with probably the better team coming out on top.

But to where credit is due, this Midleton CBS team will live long in the memory for the days it has brought us out on since the start of the knockout stages in January. They clocked up 7-15 versus Templemore school St. Marys, then that miracle of finishes against De La Salle in the Harty semi final where Ryan McCarthy’s 65yard free trickled into the back of the net. That glorious day of the Harty Cup final where they beat Christians to be the first Cork school to win the Dr. Harty Cup in 13 years. And one more time another miracle, this time against Coláiste Eoin with McCarthy to the rescue with a 45m sideline cut which brandished a green flag.

These days will be remembered and the team should not be disheartened by Monday’s defeat. Well done to all involved from the teachers, mentors and panel including Ryan McCarthy, Padraig Leahy, Olan Broderick, Ritchie Landers & Dylan Hogan. You all have brought smiles to people involved within the club over the last few years but just remember there are only ten people in the club that can say they have a Harty Cup medal, above listed is half of those people!!



It wasn’t quite daylight robbery, but it felt like it at the end! Having played excellent hurling for half an hour (level at half time having played against a gale force wind), very good hurling for another 29 minutes (level again having conceded a goal and the lead with ten minutes to go), our young team was undone in the final minute by a point and then a last-shot goal from Tommy O’Connell. A feeling of immense frustration and disappointment was the end result then, despite the excellence of effort and hurling to that point. Against the wind, Gary Leahy had an outstanding opening half, scoring three points, while Daniel Walsh’s solo run and low finish to the net on 10 minutes following a pass from Mikey Fitzgerald was the highlight of that first half. Allen Keniry was unbeatable at corner back, Cian Fogarty, Matthew Murphy and Eoghan Keniry were striking a lot of ball in the middle third, while Kieran Lane and Andrew Leahy also did great work, along with the rest of their team mates. The second half saw a more composed Midleton team get to grips with our midfield, and there were more frees conceded and scored by both sides in this half. Midleton’s first goal on 50 minutes gave them a one point lead but Eoghan Keniry levelled the match and Kevin Murphy’s monster free put us back in front. Midleton levelled and went ahead, Eoghan levelled again, and a draw looked the most likely outcome until the final two plays gave Midleton the points. It finished in Round 3 of the RedFM Division 1 Hurling League, Midleton 2-14 Killeagh 1-13. Tough luck on our young team who battled really well throughout. Keep up the heads lads and get back to the grind! Next up is a home match against Kanturk on Sunday next, March 24th at 2pm. Please come to Páirc Uí Chinnéide and give the Boys In Green your support!

Team: Colin Walsh; Allen Keniry, Jack O’Rourke, Sean Long; Kevin Murphy (0-1), Cian Fogarty, Killian Treacy; Eoghan Keniry (0-6), Mikey Fitzgerald; Kieran Lane (0-2), Daniel Walsh (1-0), Matthew Murphy; Andrew Leahy, Gary Leahy (0-3), Shane Smiddy. Subs used: Philip O’Neill (0-1), Christy Coughlan, Keane Kelly Budds, Padraig Leahy.


For the first time in five years, Imokilly entered a Senior Football team into the County Championship but were overpowered by a strong Duhallow side who mean business according to Monday evening’s performance. The East Cork side had only met for a handful of training sessions in the lead up to this game but you would hope for the 2020 season, that more preparation work could be done along with a small bit of luck in the draw, Imokilly could be entering the Championship proper next year. Well done to all who got involved and got the ball rolling including Glenbower Rovers player Sean Long who scored two points from placed ball on Monday night.

EAST MINOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE Killeagh-Itas 3-3, Bride Rovers 2-2

On an awful night of high winds and driving rain, Monday evening last, our minor footballers overcame a determined Bride Rovers team to win their opening league match of 2019. Credit to both teams and Reiteoir Shane Hodgins for great commitment to complete the game in a good spirit. Leading by 2-1 to 0-2 at half time (goals from Darragh O’Connor and Ciaran O’Rourke), it looked as if we would not survive as the gale was against us for the second half, but an early flurry of scores followed by a good defensive performance gave our boys a deserved victory. Well done also to stand-in Bainisteoir Kieran Lane who was a great motivator on the line. We had excellent performances from Owen Cosgrove, Cathal Fitzgibbon, David Collins and Jamie Fogarty, among others.

Panel: Brian Murphy, David Collins, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, George Sinclair, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Danny Cunningham, Christian Coughlan, Dara Motherway, Ciaran O’Rourke, Tommy Noonan, Darragh O’Connor, Cian McDonald, Paul Delaney, Jamie Fogarty, Ciaran Leahy, George Walsh, Padraig Landers, Robbie Treacy, Remy Bernard, Tony McCarthy, Aaron Fitzgibbon.


Killeagh-Itas 1-10, Kiltha Óg 3-5;

Killeagh-Itas 3-3, Fr. O’Neills 0-0.

Mixed fortunes for our under 16 footballers in a 48-hour period saw them lose to one neighbour and beat another. The Kiltha game on Thursday evening saw similarities to our senior hurling game reported above – an excellent first half followed by a little bit of burnout in the final quarter (three of our team had played a school game earlier in the day) and a late goal saw Kiltha Óg pinch the victory, while Saturday’s game against Fr. O’Neills was played in very blustery conditions, with goals from Paudie Mackey and Aaron Fitzgibbon giving us a deserved victory. Well done boys!

Panel: Conor Meade, Ben Budds, Colm Treacy, David Buckley, Rory Lynch, Jamie Fogarty, Cormac Fitzpatrick, George Walsh, Eoin Brenner, Evan Lane, Paudie Mackey, Colm Landers, Dale McMahon, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Daniel Walsh, Rory Motherway, Tommy Morrison, Ciaran Brennan, Jake Mulcahy, Danny Fitzgerald.


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. Membership can be paid at the clubhouse on a Tuesday night from 8pm until 8:45pm or in the club shop on Saturday mornings from 10:30am until 11:30am.

A Rolling stone gathers no moss....

But they cannot say that about the Killeagh GAA Lotto club draw, because it is climbing steadily. The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 12th March. The jackpot was €13,000 & the numbers drawn on the night were 7, 20, 22, & 25. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were James & Sinead Murphy, John O’Connor & Peg Barry while this week’s €30 voucher was for Tom Kelly Butchers and that was won by Michael O’Reilly.

Next week’s jackpot, €13,200 is up for grabs for Tuesday 19th 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!’


We are delighted to announce that we have now awarded the contract for the Fence Upgrade project. ‘Southern Fencing’ based in Knockraha were the successful contractors. They have recently completed many similar installations which have been inspected & reviewed with great recommendations received.

Works are due to commence at the end of April (weather permitting) & will last for approximately two weeks. For the duration of the works there will be some understandable field restrictions in place.

A massive ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has contributed thus far to this much needed facility improvement. You can still pledge your support via our ‘Sponsor A Section’ fundraiser at any time by contacting Pádraig (087 857 5678) or any committee member.

Stay tuned for further updates and progress photos in the coming weeks. As soon as work starts, we will have pictures here and on our social media.


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. You can also pay your membership there too! 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.


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.


As has been well documented in local & national media, 2010 All Ireland Football medalist with Cork and Aghada man Kieran O’Connor is fighting a rare cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma and Killeagh GAA are running a Sports Table Quiz on Friday March 29th in the Old Thatch,  Killeagh in aid of Kieran O’Connor Cancer fund. Please see poster below for full details. All those who wish to enter a team please book your table in advance by contacting Niall Crowley at 086 226 2239. Also, well done to everyone among the 2,000 people who gathered on Monday to go walking around Aghada in a fundraiser for Kieran.


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Round 3; Midleton 2-14 Killeagh 1-13

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;

Glenbower Rovers 0-6 Lisgoold 1-8

Under 21 B Football Championship;

Round 3; Glenbower Rovers v Fr O’Neills, on Saturday 23rd March @ 4:30pm in Youghal


Minor football league Division 2A;

Killeagh/Itas 3-3 Bride Rovers 2-2

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

Under 16 football league Division 1;

Killeagh/Itas 1-10 Kiltha Óg 3-5

Killeagh/Itas 3-3 Fr O’Neills 0-0

Home game v Fermoy on Saturday 30th March @ 12pm

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

Away v Youghal on Sunday 24th March @ 3pm in Magners Hill

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Away game v Carrigtwohill was postponed until later date

Home v Kiltha Óg on Saturday 30th 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 has been closed for foreseeable future. When we have information on when the booking times & dates will take place, we will let you know here and on our social media.


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. While on the same day, there is a new team competition in the society’s ranks. All are welcome. The team-based competition with teams drawn at random before 31st March & entry fee of €2. Please send your entries to Golf Society Captain Conor Cronin or Colin Fogarty.

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.


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 na nGael 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