Killeagh GAA Club

01 April, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, March 31st2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Killeagh 4-13 Ballymartle 0-25

A beautiful first day of ‘new time’ brought an early crowd to Pairc Ui Chinnéide on Sunday last for our fifth game in this year’s Division 1 League, with Ballymartle our opponents. The visitors were in fine form in the opening quarter, with six points from play inside ten minutes, while we struggled to keep in touch with Ryan McCarthy, Philip O’Neill and Daniel Walsh all on the mark. Our opening goal on 13 minutes came from great work by Ryan and Andrew Leahy, with Gary Leahy breaking the cover and finishing confidently to the net. Ballymartle took control again in the middle third and led by five – 0-14 to 1-06 – before Andrew Leahy got our second goal just before half-time. On 37 minutes, it was 0-17 to 2-06 and looked ominous, but some astute changes – Eoghan Keniry moving into the forward line and Kieran Lane working really hard in midfield – along with improved defending, saw us reduce the deficit to two by 50 minutes – 0-19 to 2-11, while Eoghan Keniry’s goal on 55 minutes put us ahead for the first time – 3-13 to 0-21. Ballymartle scored three in a row to go back in front by two before Gary, after great work by Killian Treacy and Shane Smiddy – both excellent in the second half – scored his second goal with time almost up. Ballymartle equalised from a free and in the dying seconds both sides had chances to win it, but a draw was the outcome, and a fair result for both teams. Next up we play St. Finbarr’s on Saturday 13th April in Riverstown at 7:30pm, with championship v Na Piarsaigh on Easter Sunday April 21st.

Team: Darren Cusack, Allen Keniry, Christy Coughlan, Sean Long, Kevin Murphy, Cian Fogarty, Killian Treacy, Eoghan Keniry, Matthew Murphy, Philip O’Neill, Daniel Walsh, Ryan McCarthy, Gary Leahy, Andrew Leahy, Shane Smiddy. Subs used: Kieran Lane, Keane Kelly Budds.


East Cork U21 B Football Championship Semi-Final

Castlemartyr 6-11 Glenbower Rovers 2-05

Our Under 21 footballers ended their campaign for 2019 with a defeat to an excellent Castlemartyr side in Shanagarry on Saturday last. Our opponents were full value for their win, making the most of scoring opportunities that came their way, while our team was sluggish in defence and wasteful in attack. The damage was done in the first half, by which time the Reds led by 4-08 to 1-03. A good third quarter saw us score 1-02 with Kevin Murphy’s second goal giving us some hope, but Castlemartyr finished strongly with their fifth and sixth goals in the final ten minutes to seal victory and set up a final against Fr. O’Neill’s next weekend. Well done to all involved and to Manager John O’Connor.

Team: Ciaran O’Rourke, Fionn McDonnell, Christy Coughlan, Adrian Galvin, Keane Kelly Budds, Jamie Landers, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Barry Motherway, Cathal Deane, Sean Walsh, Killian Treacy, Kevin Murphy, Dan Hickey, David Ogbebor, Paul Delaney.


Killeagh/Itas 4-8 Kiltha Óg 5-10

It was very much a game of two halves on Monday night for a good game of football from both sides. The visitors holding power in the opening half with a strong forward line to contend with. Kiltha were well on top. The second half turned around very quickly and Killeagh/Itas started gathering momentum with good goals from Paudie Mackey & Ciaran O’Rourke (x2) saw the margin close very quickly but unfortunately time ran out and saw the Castlemartyr/Dungourney amalgamation claim the league points.


Killeagh/Itas 8-16 Fermoy 2-4

Some wonderful footballs, great plays and sublime scores were the order of the day on Saturday afternoon as the hosts delivered a scoring performance to remember against Fermoy. From first whistle to last, the 16 players who played on the day put in a big shift to keep scoreboard ticking over and could have been a lot more only for the Fermoy ‘keeper making some superb saves. Onwards and upwards for this side.


Killeagh/Itas 4-4 Kiltha Óg 6-7

On Sunday the U13s took on Kiltha Og in the hurling league in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. The home side got off to a flying start, having 3 goals 2 points before the visitors first score.

Great Hurling and team work across the pitch had us on top at half time.

However, the second half saw greater strength from Kiltha and as they continued to score the home side struggled and were unlucky in many cases.


Best of luck to our Under 14 footballers who are in Féile qualifying action next Saturday 6th April in Kilworth when they will face Kiltha Óg, Killavullen, Mitchelstown & Kilara Óg.


Calling all boys in the area aged between 5 & 6. Training has started for this age group with Brian Barry for the coming year. The training is on in the Main Field in Killeagh GAA Pitch on Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm to 7pm. Enter the field by the top gate near the old dressing room. If anybody wishes to bring down their son to see what it’s all about, there will be a warm welcome for you. Registration is on-

going at the moment so it’s not too late to join. Any queries Contact Juvenile Secretary, Olivia on 087-4111549.


Four schools turned out to Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Thursday to play out the group stages of the Section A of the Lord Mayors Cup for 2019. St. Colmans Fermoy, Midleton CBS, Hamiltion High School of Bandon & CBC of Cork compromised of the four sides that took part in the tournament of what was a very enjoyable day’s hurling from all sides. Well done to Midleton CBS and Hamilton High School of Bandon who qualified for the final which will take place on Tuesday 9th April in Pairc Úi Rinn.

As part of the Midleton CBS team were Olan Broderick, Richie Landers, Jamie Fogarty, Ryan McCarthy & George Walsh Wallace. A special mention to Ryan who scored three goals in the final minutes of the third game against CBC. Well done to all and best of luck next week. Thanks to Shane Supple, Cork GDA who organised the day and ran very smoothly.


Hurling and Football two day camp for boys U11, U12 and U13s age groups.

Skills and Games both days

Dates: Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th April

Venue: Killeagh GAA Club

Times: 10am – 1pm sharp

Cost €25 to be paid on arrival 1st morning

To book simply text name, age and club to 085-8628203.


Final call for Registration for all players and members is now due. This needs to be paid this week for you to have a vote on any proceedings within the club at any AGM or EGM. 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.

LOTTO UPDATE The only €13,600 lotto around is up for grabs on Tuesday...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 26th March. The jackpot was €13,400 & the numbers drawn on the night were 10, 13, 29, & 31. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were JJ Fennelly, John Kent & Matt Brooker, while this week’s €30 voucher was won by Oisin Reddy.

Next week’s jackpot, €13,600 is up for grabs for Tuesday 2nd of April. 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.


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


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 ran a Sports Table Quiz last Friday in the Old Thatch. 25 tables turned out to support this worthy cause. A huge thanks to Niall Crowley who ran the quiz and done out the 80 questions on the night with some tricky questions along the way, but a superb night was had by all. It was fitting that the only Aghada team on the night won the quiz with a 75% strike rate. The team comprised of Pearse O’Neill and his brother John, Matt O’Connor & Kieran O’Connor brother Pa. €2,340 was raised on the night for the fundraiser. Thanks to all who contributed on the night.

Just an example of some of questions on night (test yourselves without looking them up, answers below);

1. Name three of the four Dual all stars?

2. How many times have Ireland won the Six Nations Grand slam?

3. How many All Stars does Joe Deane have?

4. Cork City FC manager John Caulfield represented which county at minor level?

5. Name the American Football teams who share the same stadium?

6. Name the Snooker World Champion between 1992 & 1996?

7. In the FIFA World Cup final in 2018, France had four goals on the scoresheet, one as an own goal, name two of the three other scorers?


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Round 5; Killeagh 4-13 Ballymartle 0-25

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

East Cork Junior Football Division 1 League;

Home v Cloyne on Wednesday 3rd April @ 8pm

Under 21 B Football Championship;

Semi Final; Killeagh/Itas 2-5 Castlemartyr 6-11


Minor football league Division 2A;

Killeagh/Itas 4-8 Kiltha Og 5-10

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

Minor hurling league Premier 2;

Home v Mallow on Wednesday 10th April @ 7:30pm

Under 16 football league Division 2;

Killeagh/Itas 8-16 Fermoy 2-4

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

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

Under 15 hurling league Premier 2A;

Home v Nemo Rangers on Wednesday 10th April @ 6:30pm

Under 14 football league Division 1;

Killeagh/Itas 7-9 Whitechurch 4-12

Under 14 hurling league Division 2;

Away v Carrig na bhfear on Saturday 13th April @ 6pm

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;

Killeagh/Itas 4-4 Kiltha Óg 6-7

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. This week saw the Golfer of the Year tournament get underway for the Tommy Galvin Perpetual Trophy in Youghal Golf Club. It was the biggest turnout out in 14 years. This outing was sponsored by Fitzgibbon’s Garage in Killeagh. The results are as follows;

Winner Tadgh O'Connor 44

2nd Cathal Deane 42

3rd Padraig McGrath 42

Colin Fogarty with Best Gross

Sean Treacy 41

Liz Walsh 39

Deirdre Fitzgibbon 39

John P Murphy 39

Stephen Murphy 39

Ann Rochford 38

Adrian Budds 37

William Murphy 37

Best Visitor Norma O'Keeffe 35.

The Golfer of the Year table sees Tadhg O’Connor picking up the 20 points for winning on Sunday, Cathal Deane picks up 18 points while Padraig McGrath gets 16 points. The next outing in this tournament is to Gold Coast Golf Club on Saturday April 27th.

The next group outing is to Cork Golf Club on Tuesday 9th April.

Don’t forget, if you are interested in joining the Golf Society for their variety of trips away throughout the year for 2019, or if you want to sponsor an outing or be a sponsor (big or small) at our Golf Classic in July 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 April 25th. 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.

SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS (Questions are above);

1. Jimmy Barry Murphy, Liam Currams, Ray Cummins & Brian Murphy

2. Three (1948, 2009 & 2018)

3. Three All Stars (1999, 2000 & 2003)

4. Roscommon

5. New York Giants & Jets at MetLife Stadium

6. Stephen Hendry

7. Griezmann, Pogba & Mbappé


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

2. 1st Round of East Cork JAFC vs Cobh on May 11th at 4pm in Ballincurra

3. Féile na nGael Weekend June 7th - June 9th

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

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


On a very bright, sunny Saturday afternoon last, the inaugural ‘Sheila Spillane Perpetual Cup’ Senior Camogie tournament, hosted by Killeagh, took place on the two main fields of Pairc Ui Chinneide. What a wonderfully enjoyable day this turned out to be for the senior panels, mentors and supporters of Killeagh, Sarsfields, Cloughduv, St. Catherines and Courcey Rovers.

The tournament consisted of each team playing four 12 minute-a-side games in which each team played each other once. The standard of Camogie that was showcased, across the board from the teams participating in what developed into intense, competitive games, was a credit to all the clubs involved and to Cork Camogie. Games came down to the wire, many finishing with just one point separating the teams, suggesting though early in the year, that we may be in for another year of very tight league and championship games.

Both Killeagh and Sars succeeded in winning their first three games, leaving them to battle it out against each other in the final attempting to be the first team to claim the Sheila Spillane Perpetual Cup. The final was played with 15 minutes a side. The game involved an extremely promising level of skill, competitiveness and passion from both teams so early in the Camogie season. Killeagh proved the stronger of the two teams in the final, showing sheer determination and a will for success. The day finished with our Senior Captain for 2019, Rachel Sheehan, being presented with the cup by our very own Sheila Spillane. After a consistently strong performance across all four games, Killeagh’s Caoimhe Harney was rewarded ‘Player of the Tournament’.

It was a fantastic day of Camogie celebrating the continued contribution and love for the game of camogie by the legend who is Sheila Spillane.

MINORS Our Minors have been busy this week with another league game against Enniskeane played away on Tuesday. Report next week.

UNDER 12s Our U12s also played a blitz with St. Catherine’s and Dungourney in St. Catherine’s last Saturday. The girls played out of their skins and have proving that their training is standing to them with their fantastic performances across the games. They look forward to the next blitz in Watergrasshill on Saturday the 6th of April in which we will be entering two Killeagh teams because of our positively big numbers.

SENIORS Our Senior team kick off their first round of the league on Wednesday 3rd of April vs Ballygarvan at 7pm in Killeagh.


On Monday the 1st of April we had our final safeguarding course in Killeagh GAA complex. People have been very responsive to this course, making sure all members of the club that were to complete the course have now done so.