Killeagh GAA Club

25 March, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, March 24th2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


RedFM Division 1 Hurling League - Killeagh 0-16 Kanturk 0-10

On our fourth attempt, our senior hurlers got their opening win of the 2019 Division 1 Hurling League on Sunday afternoon last as we overcame a poor start to get the better of a hard-working Kanturk side at Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Three of our defenders – Jack, Kevin and Killian – were playing their second game in less than 24 hours, as was Keane Kelly Budds when he appeared in the second half. This win moves us up the Division 1 table as the new format of points (5 for a win, 3 for a draw, 1 for a loss) saw us move on to 10 points. A strong wind blew down the pitch for this game, and Kanturk made great use of the wind advantage in the opening twenty minutes, by which point they led by 0-8 to 0-2. We were restricted to an early pointed ‘65 from Eoghan Keniry and a quick catch and shot from Andrew Leahy, while Lorcan McLoughlin was in fine form for the visitors, who were without their three Cork panellists Nash, Browne and Walsh. The final ten minutes of the first half saw us gain a foothold in the game, as three frees from Eoghan and points from Philip O’Neill and Matthew Murphy reduced the margin to just one at Pa Beausang’s half time whistle. The winning of this game was in the blistering start we made to the second half, with four quickfire points from play – Eoghan, Brian Collins, Andrew Leahy and Philip – in the opening three minutes. This gave us a three point lead, and while our performance from there to the end was patchy, with just five more points and a 20 minute window where we only added one point to our total, we did enough to hold on, with Ryan McCarthy (on his senior debut) scoring from play and then a 90-metre free to secure victory. Our defence was also very solid throughout, particularly Jack O’Rourke and Cian Fogarty in the pivotal central positions. Next up we welcome Ballymartle, always a difficult opposition for us, to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Sunday morning next, March 31st at 11:30am. Our Championship game is confirmed versus Na Piarsaigh (currently top of the league table after three wins from three), on Easter Sunday, April 21st in Páirc Ui Rinn at 2pm. Put it in the diary now!

Team: Colin Walsh; Allen Keniry, Jack O’Rourke, Sean Long; Kevin Murphy, Cian Fogarty, Killian Treacy; Mikey Fitzgerald, Eoghan Keniry (0-7, 0-4f, 0-1 from ’65); Philip O’Neill (0-2), Kieran Lane, Matthew Murphy (0-1); Andrew Leahy (0-2), Gary Leahy, Shane Smiddy. Subs used: Brian Collins (0-2), Ryan McCarthy (0-2, 0-1 f), Keane Kelly Budds, Kevin Fennelly



East Cork U21 B Football Championship - Glenbower Rovers 3-8, Fr. O'Neill's 3-6

An exciting game of football played in good spirit by both teams at Copperalley in Youghal on Saturday afternoon last finished with a narrow, but deserved win for our young footballers, who are improving gradually with every outing. Our team showed three changes from the previous game against Castlelyons, with Fionn McDonnell, Jamie Landers and Paul Delaney starting. Fr. O’Neill’s got off to a flyer with a goal on two minutes and it took our boys time to settle into a rhythm. A goal by Paul after 10 minutes, responding quickly to a rebound from the crossbar from a Sean Walsh shot, squared the scoreboard, and Paul was on hand on 21 minutes to finish another goal after good work from Kevin Murphy. A Sean Walsh point, his second, and first from play, gave us a 2-2 to 1-0 lead on 22 minutes, but we then switched off for ten minutes, allowing O’Neills to score three points and then a second goal on the stroke of half time. Having played well, we found ourselves trailing – 2-3 to 2-2. The second half required an extra effort and it came throughout the team, but particularly from the ‘leaders’ – Kilian Treacy, Jack O’Rourke, Christy Coughlan, Keane Kelly Budds and Cathal Deane, and speedster David Ogbebor who caused havoc throughout and scored 1-2 in a blistering three minute spell mid-way through the second half. Sean Walsh, excellent all through, did the rest of the damage, with four kicked frees – two before and two after Dave’s cameo. On 44 minutes we led by 3-6 to 2-4 but O'Neill's kept the pressure up and two frees followed by a goal on the 56th minute left the scoreline precariously in our favour – 3-8 to 3-6 – squeaky bum time! Our defence held firm, our ball retention was excellent, and when the last dangerous high ball into our square was booted clear, reiteoir Jim Daly blew the final whistle, giving us the victory, our efforts warranted. Well done to everyone involved, to the full panel and Bainisteoir John O’Connor, aided by Eoin Fitzgibbon and Aaron Walsh. We have qualified to play Castlemartyr in the semi-final on Saturday next, while O’Neill’s face the winners of the other group, Glenville, in their semi-final. Stay tuned to our social media for up to date information regarding time & venue.

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke; Fionn McDonnell, Christy Coughlan, Adrian Galvin; Jamie Landers, Jack O’Rourke, Cathal Fitzgibbon; Barry Motherway, Cathal Deane; Kevin Murphy, Killian Treacy, Keane Kelly Budds; Paul Delaney (2-0), David Ogbebor (1-2), Sean Walsh (0-6, 0-5 frees). Subs used: Dara Motherway, Kieran Daly.



Under 14 Football League - Killeagh 7-9 Whitechurch 4-12

The U14 team played Whitechurch in a football league game last Saturday. What a week this panel of players have had between club and school games - many of them participating in the Rice Cup during the week - some even playing soccer / rugby games that morning! Despite that, they fought extremely hard for each other yet again, putting in a great team effort and playing some really good football. There were many great goals and points scored from different individuals and overall it was an outstanding team performance on undoubtedly very tired legs. They did themselves and their club very proud. Well done to all.



Fé 13 Football League - Killeagh/Itas 6-14 Na Piarsaigh 3-2

 Youghal 4-5 Killeagh/Itas 7-7

The U13 squad had another great week in the football league.

On Thursday night they played Na Piarsaigh in a flood lit Pairc Ui Cinneide. The home side got off to a flying start and were well on top by half time. They remained dominant in the second half and finished the game strongly winning by a wide margin

On Sunday March 24th, we took on near neighbours Youghal in our next football game. Killeagh/Itas had the home side under pressure from the word go. Goals were buried in the net and fabulous football across the entire team had us well on top at half time. The second half saw another fine display of teamwork and determination to secure a fine win.



Cork under 16’s were playing in the Todd Nolan tournament in Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry on Saturday. They lost to Tipperary in the first game but went on to beat Limerick in the 3rd/4th place play off, beating them 1-21 to 2-11. Well done to the panel including Killeagh/Itas players George Walsh Wallace & Captain of the Cork Team Jamie Fogarty.



As if there was not enough drama involving Midleton CBS in Munster colleges games in the Dr. Harty competition, that theme continued last Wednesday in the White Cup in Bushy Park. The Midleton CBS U15 Hurlers beat De La Salle with Colm Leahy scoring a goal deep into injury time to snatch the win. Well done to Killeagh/Itas players Colm Leahy, Dylan McCarthy, David Buckley, Callum Martin White & Daniel Walsh.



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 this Tuesday night from 8pm until 8:45pm in the meeting room or in the club shop on Saturday mornings from 10:30am until 11:30am.


Who wants to win the only €13,400 lotto around...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 19th March. The jackpot was €13,200 & the numbers drawn on the night were 5, 20, 26, & 27. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Kevin Conlon, ML Collins & Kerry Williams, while this week’s €30 voucher was for Flawless Beauty, Killeagh and that was won by Aimee Fenton.

Next week’s jackpot, €13,400 is up for grabs for Tuesday 26th 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. Join this week to get your tickets for the Lotto & the Cork Clubs Draw.

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. Limited spaces are available.

Also, well done to the Armagh county board who ran a bucket collection ahead of the their Allianz League game with Cork on Sunday and well done to both senior hurling teams of Cork & Kilkenny who will play a fundraising match this Wednesday evening 27th March to raise vital funds for the Kieran O’Connor fund.



Our sincere sympathies to the family of the late Christy Dennehy, Red Forge, Lackaroe, who passed away during the week.  Christy's daughter Sheila is Chairperson of our sister club Inch Rovers, while his grandchildren Colm and Emma Landers are active members of our clubs along with their parents Martina and Brian. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé. 



Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Round 4; Killeagh 0-16 Kanturk 0-10

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

Round 6; @Riverstown v St. Finbarrs on Saturday 13th March @ 7:30pm

East Cork Junior Football Division 1 League;

Home v Cloyne on Wednesday 3rd April @ 8pm

Under 21 B Football Championship;

Round 3; Glenbower Rovers 3-8 Fr O’Neills 3-6

Semi Final vs Castlemartyr next weekend 30th/31st March, venue time & date TBC



Minor football league Division 2A;

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

Home v Fr O’Neills on Monday 1st April @ 7pm

Under 16 football league Division 2;

Home v Fermoy on Saturday 30th March @ 11am

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

Home v Kiltha Óg on Monday 8th April @ 7pm

Under 14 football league Division 1;

Killeagh/Itas 7-9 Whitechurch 4-12

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Killeagh/Itas 6-14 Na Piarsaigh 3-2

Youghal 4-5 Killeagh/Itas 7-7

Under 13 hurling league 2G1;

Home v Kiltha Óg on Sunday 31st March @ 10:30am

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Carrigtwohill 4-4 Killeagh/Itas 3-3

Home v Kiltha Óg on Saturday 30th March @ 12:15pm

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

Home vs Kiltha Óg on Monday 8th April @ 6:30pm

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. Just this past week, they have been out playing in Castlemartyr with a decent turnout. The results are as follows;

1st Billy Forrest 36

Runner Up & Best Gross Tim Murphy 36

3rd John Murphy 36

4th Tom Butler 34

5th Ted Murphy 34

6th Ray Rochford 34

Their next outing is at Cork Golf Club on Tuesday 9th April.

While the first major outing of the season in the race for the Killeagh GAA Golf Society ‘Golfer of the Year’ for the Tommy Galvin Perpetual trophy 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 on 11th May.

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 Hurling (Round Robin) Group B with Russell Rovers & Lisgoold;



If you are interested in entering before the next draw on March 28th which takes place in Carrigaline, 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
1st Round of East Cork JAFC vs Cobh on May 11th, Time & Venue TBC
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



SHEILA SPILLANE SENIOR TOURNAMENT.   On Saturday next 30th of March we are hosting a Senior Camogie Blitz. We named the tournament after the founder of our club who is also our current club president. In all the years from 1973 when Killeagh Camogie was set up to the present day, Sheila Spillane has been at the core. Sheila has been a constant supporter of our club and camogie in general for many years. This gesture is a small token from our club to honour a great club stalwart. The Blitz will involve 6 senior teams - Killeagh, St. Catherine’s, Sarsfields, Cloughduv, Courcey Rovers and An other.  The games will be 15 minutes a side and each team will play 2 games.  The top two teams from each side will compete in the final.  The tournament begins at 2pm with the final scheduled to be played at 4.40pm. The presentation will be a 5.30pm.  Come along and support what will be a great afternoon of Camogie.

MINOR CAMOGIE.   The Minor Camogie team played their first league game of the season at 5.15pm in Killeagh against The Glen on Sunday afternoon last.  Conditions were excellent for the game.  Unfortunately, Killeagh were missing some of their key players due to illness and injury but nonetheless gave an excellent account of themselves.  The Glen got off to a great start and didn’t relinquish their substantial lead for the entire game. Killeagh settled into the game and played an outstanding second half but the Glen proved to be overall too strong on the day and ran our easy winners in the end.  

Team:  Abby Bulman. Ava Cunningham, Anna Sheehan, Niamh O’Connor, Chloe Walsh, Sarah Roche, Saoirse Burns, Sarah Kent, Aine O’Driscoll, Amy McCarthy, Ciara Hegarty, Orla Cowhig, Suzanne Dignam, Andrea Walsh, Caoimhe Murray and Lorna McCarthy.                                   

Their next league game will be against Enniskeane.  Date and time to be confirmed.

U15 INTER DIVISIONAL BLITZ.  Congratulations to Anna Brenner and Suzanne Dignam who were members of the Imokilly team who won the Inter Divisional Blitz on Saturday last. The Imokilly team beat Muskerry and Seandun to reach the final.  It was a great win against Carrigdhoun in the final and very exciting for all the girls involved.

CORK INTERMEDIATES: Ciara Daly, Caoimhe Harney and Rachel Sheehan were involved in their final group league game on Sunday last. They played Down at Castle road.  Though the Cork team won 0.11 to 0.13 it wasn’t enough to see them through to the final stages of the league.

U10s and U12s Both groups are enjoying their outdoor sessions under the watchful eyes of Kieran and Johnno.   It’s great to see so many enthusiastic girls having fun and learning the skills of the game.