Killeagh GAA Club

08 April, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, April 7th2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Killeagh/Itas 5-10 Fr O’Neills 3-7

It was very much a game of two halves once again on Monday night in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Both sides with partcicurly strong forward lines. Some superb taken goals from Killeagh/Itas Ciaran O’Rourke (x2) and two brilliant penalty saves from keeper Brian Murphy saw the home side keep the visitors at bay. Their next football game is on 1st May, because they pick up the hurleys for next few weeks, home game vs Nemo Rangers on Wednesday.


Where should we start? I think a big "well done" to a panel of young men for their amazing efforts in the group stages of the U14 Féile football in Kilworth on Saturday last. They fought hard, chased, blocked, took hits, gave hits and played with a ‘never say die’ attitude. They played excellent football which led to some fantastic scores. The first opponents in the group were our near neighbours Kiltha Óg, and we won this game 4-06 to 0-02. Killavullen were next, where we won again 7-06 to 0-01. The third team were Mitchelstown who were much tougher opponents but in the end the lads held out for a win, 4-02 to 1-06. The last team were Kilara Óg, the locals, who also had three wins going into the game. This was the crunch game - winner takes all! The day had picked up weather wise from being a damp windy day to being warm and sunny. The lads were tired and their legs were getting heavy and we picked up a few injuries along the way. Kilara were a tough team, being fast, big and skillful. We got off to a great start with a goal and a point but Kilara kept popping over points and bearing down on our goal. It was a tough game but all our boys dug deep winning by 2-07 to 0-09. On the final whistle the boys dropped to their knees with exhaustion from the efforts they had put in all day.

They now march on to the semifinal on Monday April 22nd, time & venue TBC. To name a standout player would be wrong because this was a whole hearted team effort from start to finish. The boys ran themselves to the ground and it was a courageous display of football. For themselves, their parents, coaches and club it was a very proud day. As usual thanks to all the parents for their support and to Seamus Considine, Conor Murphy and Deckie Long for their support and wisdom! As the saying goes winning isn't everything but the will to win is and by God this group of boys had the will to win on Saturday last. Well done to all of them. Keep up the good work boys and well done again. Ye were brilliant!!

The panel was Diarmuid Buckley, Liam Considine, Pierce Geary, Daniel Griffin, Jason Harte, Eoin Kelly, Colm Leahy, Darragh O'Brien, Jack O'Connor, Séan O'Riordan, Martin Power, Ruairi Mackey, Conor Burns, Harry Connon, Colm Cowhig, Séan Lynch, Séan Meade, Fionn Murphy, Michael O'Doherty, Barry Walsh and Ben Walsh.


Undoubtedly, the sporting story of the weekend is the back to back success of defending champion Tiger Roll & Youghal man Davy Russell who for the first time since Red Rum in 1974, defended his Grand National crown at sun scorched Aintree on Saturday afternoon. What a superb horse Tiger Roll is too, a legend in his own right. Sincerest congratulations from all at Killeagh GAA to Davy on this wonderful achievement. Due credit to Davy also for mentioning Kieran O’Connor who as is a big fan of the Champion Jockey, just shows the GAA family is a strong community across the Sports scene. It just does really show how vast sporting talent the Cork Sporting area is.


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.


Best of luck to all from Killeagh involved in the Midleton CBS & St. Colmans Community College, Midleton panels who are in finals for the Lord Mayors Cup which will take place on Tuesday 9th April in Pairc Úi Rinn.

A – Final Midleton CBS A v Hamilton High School Bandon @2pm

B – Final Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig v Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh Cork @12:30pm

C – Final Midleton CBS B v St. Colmans Community College Midleton @11am


Hurling and Football two day camp for boys & girls in Primary schools

Dates: Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th April

Venue: Killeagh GAA Club

Times: 10am – 1pm sharp

Cost: €20, €10 for every additional child thereafter from the same family

To book your child to this two day extravaganza, please contact a committee member or log onto our Facebook page where the online form is attached


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.

LOTTO UPDATE €13,800 lotto around is looking to be won this Tuesday...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 2nd April. The jackpot was €13,600 & the numbers drawn on the night were 9, 12, 15 & 28. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were JJ Fennelly, Caroline Walsh & a ticket named ‘Tom & Jane’, while this week’s €30 voucher for East Cork Oil was won by Pat Kirby. Well done all

Next week’s jackpot, €13,800 is up for grabs for Tuesday 9th 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.


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

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

East Cork Junior Football League Division 1;

Glenbower Rovers 2-10 Cloyne 2-11

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1;

Away v Carraig na bhfear on Sunday April 14th @ 11:30am

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 2;

Home v Castlelyons on Monday April 8th @ 8pm


Minor football league Division 2A;

Killeagh/Itas 5-10 Fr O’Neills 3-7

Minor hurling league Premier 2;

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

Away v Inniscarra in Ballyanly on Sunday 14th April @ 5:30pm

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

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

Away v Watergrasshil on Monday 15th April @ 6:30pm

Under 15 hurling league Premier 2A;

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

Under 14 hurling league Division 2;

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

Under 13 hurling league 2G1;

Away v Youghal in Copperalley on Monday 15th April @ 6:30pm

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.


Thanks to all who turned out for the opening round of the ‘Golfer of the year’ competition last week. The next outing in this tournament is to Gold Coast Golf Club on Saturday April 27th. Times are between 10:30am & 12pm and Cost is €35 which includes a Carvery Dinner. For more information, give Ray a call on 087-2330054.

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.


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


Senior League Game vs Ballygarvan

On Wednesday last, April 3rd, our Senior Team lined out on Pairc Ui Chinneide to play their first league game of the season against a tough Ballygarvan side.

In challenging conditions, on what was a dull, very cold evening with a fierce wind blowing down the field, Killeagh and Ballygarvan battled it out to try and claim their first victory of the league. Killeagh possessed the advantage of a very strong wind in the first half, however, a determined Ballygarvan side never let Killeagh’s lead too far out of their sight. The game was led on the scoreboard by Killeagh for the duration of the first half, however there was little between the sides, with even play and each team contributing consistently to the scoreboard. Both teams were forced to be physical, tough and strong in the conditions and the game wasn’t exactly stylish to observe.

Killeagh went in on top at half time, yet they knew would have to dig deep in the second half if they wanted to sustain this lead, as they now faced to play against the strong wind. However, dig deep they did, and they refused to let Ballygarvan get on top. Our players put in a savage effort for the thirty minutes in what was a tough test for the defenders as the opposition continued to attack. Killeagh forwards put points on the board at the crucial moments and the team kept their composure throughout as they defended their lead to the end. A deserving win for our senior squad who were delighted to get over the line in what was a very competitive, very challenging, physical game of Camogie.

They look forward to their second league game which will be away game vs Eire Og next Wednesday April 10th.


On Tuesday 2nd April our Minors made the long journey to play Enniskeane in their next round of the league. The elements were testing with extremely cold and extremely windy conditions. Playing against the conditions in the first half our team found it hard to settle into the game and found they trailed very early in the game. They reversed the trend and played really well in the second half but the mountain was too hard to climb and Enniskeane ran out winners. Our squad put in a Trojan effort and while missing a few key players the girls stuck to their task and put in an hour of tough and physical Camogie.

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


Two U 12 teams headed to Watergrasshill to play another blitz on Saturday last 6th April. The girls were excellent up against three very physical, tough teams. They played Midleton, Erin’s Own and Watergrasshill. The involvement of two teams meant each girl got enormous game time They all put in a huge effort and really enjoyed the afternoon returning home exhausted!! Thanks to Len and all who gave him a hand in looking after the teams.

They go again next Sunday14th in Midleton. The Blitz begins at 1.30 and the opposition will be Midleton, Carragline and Dungourney


This fundraiser is happening next Sunday 14th April in Glenbower. The walk begins at 12 noon meeting in The Old Thatch car park. Each line only costs €2 so please support the girls in this very important fundraise