Killeagh GAA Club

29 April, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, April 22nd 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO



Rebel Óg Central Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship Kiltha Óg 0-16, Killeagh-Ita’s 0-15

Kiltha Óg were victorious in the opening round Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship game played on an excellent Magner’s Hill pitch in Youghal on a perfect evening for hurling last Thursday. The game had a series of periods of dominance for both sides, yet Kiltha were never led at any stage, and when our boys drew level on 52 minutes, it was Kiltha Óg who nudged ahead and closed out the deal in the final ten minutes. A poor start from our team (against the wind) saw Kiltha race into a five point lead by the 9th minute, with Mike Leahy, Jack McGann and Ciaran Joyce a very effective triangle in the centre of the pitch. Ryan McCarthy got our opening score from a free before Paul Delaney, Ryan’s second free and Olan Broderick all reduced the deficit to just one – 0-5 to 0-4 – at the quarter hour. Kiltha scored three in a row again, a third free reduced the advantage, before Kiltha added four more, punctuated by Olan’s second point and a trademark sideline cut from Ryan (he makes it look so simple one would forget how difficult this skill actually is!), leaving us behind by 0-12 to 0-7 at Niall O’Neill’s half time whistle.

The second half saw Ben O’Connor make an immediate impact with a quick fire point while Ciaran O’Rourke, burst to life, winning a pointed free and then pointing from play himself. On 36 minutes it was 0-14 to 0-10, and the next sixteen minutes saw us add four points (all frees from Ryan) while Kiltha had their blip – shooting six wides. Our defence was hurling well, especially Dan Lucey at full back and Richie Landers at centre back, but our forwards were under pressure and struggling to get any return from play. A free followed by a point from play gave Kiltha a two point cushion and while Ben reduced it to one, the last play saw Kiltha win a long-distance free which, when struck, was the final shot of a tense game where both sides gave great commitment but will see plenty of things to be working on before the next round in July. In the next round, Kiltha play Blackrock in a winners’ round match while we play Cobh in a do or die knock-out game in the losers round.

Team: Dara Motherway; George Walsh, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove; Christian Coughlan, Richie Landers (c), Robbie Treacy; Cathal Fitzgibbon, Robert Sinclair; Ciaran O’Rourke, Darragh O’Connor, Ryan McCarthy; Paul Delaney, Olan Broderick, Ciaran Leahy. Subs used: Brian Murphy, Ben O’Connor, Padraig Landers, Jamie Fogarty.



East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1; Killeagh 2-19, Sarsfields 1-16

An entertaining game of high-standard hurling saw our Division 1 (Junior A) team beat Sarsfields in Pairc Ui Chinnéide on Sunday evening last in beautiful sunshine. Pauric Carroll got us off to a flyer with a point in the first minute, while Padraig Leahy added two of his regular monster scores from the wing in quick succession. Pa O’Brien added a point, Eric Murphy a great goal, and Keane Budds another point, and with 10 minutes on the clock, we were 1-5 to 0-0 ahead, albeit with a strong wind. Sars came into the game with three points but Kevin Fennelly, Dan Landers and Eric again all added points. Our full back line of Brendan Keniry, Tadhg O’Connor and Tadhg Crotty was in excellent form, while our half backs and midfield were also very industrious. At half time it was 1-12 to 1-5 with Sarsfields scoring a goal on 29 minutes and of our own 1-12, there was only one point that came from a free, converted by Dan.

The second half saw Sars attempt to use the wind advantage, but our team got some further excellent scores, the highlight being a Keane Budds goal after a fine team move. On 46 minutes we led by 2-17 to 1-11 and while Sars rattled off five in a row, a monster Luke Fogarty point on 60 minutes followed by another from Pauric Carroll sealed a deserved win for our team, and in the process gained our first league points of 2019. Well done everyone!

Team: Shane Scully; Brendan Keniry, Tadhg O’Connor, Tadhg Crotty; Jamie Landers, Christy Coughlan, John O’Connor; Kevin Fennelly (0-1), Keane Kelly Budds (1-1); Luke Fogarty (0-1), Pa O’Brien (0-1), Padraig Leahy (0-3); Pauric Carroll (0-4), Dan Landers (0-5, 0-4f), Eric Murphy (1-3). Subs Used: Dara Motherway.



What a week it was for the Under 14 footballers after their achievements last Bank Holiday Monday in Ballincollig, where they qualified for the All-Ireland Feile football competition - the first team from Killeagh to do so by all accounts! The finals of this competition will be held in Galway & Mayo on 28th, 29th & 30th of June. The lads have trained hard & played some great football to get to this stage. They were outstanding again in the semi-final & final. The parade through Killeagh afterwards was something the lads will remember for a very, very long time. Thanks again to their mentors Seamus Considine, Declan Long & Conor Murphy for their support, knowledge & wisdom.

There was not much time to relax & enjoy the win because they were out Tuesday & Thursday nights again in U14 hurling league games against Sarsfields & Lisgoold. The display of skill, passion, attitude & team work was outstanding on both nights, winning both games. First against Sars on a scoreline of 5-20 to 4-7. While Thursday saw a cricket score against Lisgoold, it finished 12-9 to 1-6. Well done lads.

We cannot forget the parents for the fantastic support they give to the team of players & mentors at each game. Thank you!

So, we have both the football & hurling Feiles to look forward to in Mayo/Galway and Cork respectively. All this means a lot of fundraising, especially for going to Mayo.  Over the next month or so, we will be organising different events to raise funds for the kids, so please support. It would be very much appreciated.

Also, thanks to Ray Rochford and his team for the great welcome back to Killeagh & for all the good wishes from everybody for the team.



The Killeagh/Itas Under 11's participated in the John Kerins Memorial Football Tournament last Saturday. Twenty teams from Cork entered the competition, which was held in four different venues, with four groups of five teams playing off in a round robin basis. The top two teams in each group qualified to advance to a Finals day which will be held in Pairc Ui Rinn in Mid-June.

We were drawn in a group with Erin's Own, Fermoy, St. Finbarr's and Valley Rovers. Our group was hosted by St. Finbarr's. The lads showed great commitment and attitude to win all four group games and advance to play in the Finals day in Páirc Uí Rinn in June. Every member of the 19 man squad contributed handsomely to a great team effort.

Many thanks to all the parents who travelled to support us on the day, especially to Paul Hyde who organised the team bus for the day. Roll on Páirc Uí Rinn

Squad: Alex Fogarty, Alex Howey, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Billy Guerin, Callum Power, Cathal Brennan, Cayden Hyde, Cormac Deane, Cormac Delaney, Daniel Geary, Darragh Sheehan, John Farquhar, Patrick Dineen, Rian Lane, Rian O'Connor, Ryan Murphy, Sean O'Leary, Seanan McDonnell.



Our condolences to the families of Breda Hayes, wife of former player Eddie, and to the family of Siobhan Foley, mother of mentor Liam Foley, on their passing this week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.



For the past few years, Killeagh GAA & Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project has run a Family Fun Day in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on the May Bank Holiday weekend, linking with the May Sunday Festival which has been organised by Greywood Arts. This year, we are going bigger and better, thanks to some funding received from Cork County Council, along with three other clubs in the county – Clonakilty, Castlehaven and Newtownshandrum.

On Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, we are inviting all in our community – from newborns to any centenarians around – to come to Páirc Uí Chinnéide where there will be something for everyone – come to sample our healthy food options, play some games and family challenges (suitable for all ages and abilities), listen to some music or do a little dancing, or walk / jog around one of our two routes – the 500m route or the 1km route. It’s all happening between 2pm & 5pm – don’t miss it!

This is not just for GAA players/members – this event is for ALL in our community, in keeping with our mission to include and involve as many as possible in our club/community activities. See you there!



Last week, we mentioned that we had our 33 walkers on the go in Spain on their inaugural Camino walk. Here is a daily diary from Killeagh Healthy Clubs Officer Liz Sinclair who shares her thoughts on the closing days of the trip.

23rd April; Left Calais de raid in the rain for day 5 with 19km to clock up. All suited in our ponchos we left the historic town behind. An early coffee stop was called for to rearrange the footwear and to avoid a downpour. We continued on a relatively level walk through woodland and farms to the town of Pedron. Some walkers took on the task of 125 steps up to an historic religious site. There was a festival in the town and beautiful botanic gardens to visit. Stayed at hotel Rosalie that night.

24th April; Up early for the last day 25km in to Santiago. The conditions were shocking. The walk was very tough, hilly and through mud paths and country roads. All arrived safely to hotel Avenida and we enjoyed a meal together in one if the many traditional restaurants. Some revellers continued till early morning! Next day pilgrims got an opportunity to visit the city and collect the all-important certificates before heading home.

Well done to Liz and to all who got involved in this project. The Healthy Clubs project is going from strength to strength. They will be back on their monthly walks on May 12th as they endeavour to hit the city prior to the Munster Hurling Championship match between Cork & Tipperary. 



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.



Well done to all of the boys and girls who took part in our Easter Camp. We had over 100 participants that took part in the two day camp and they all thoroughly enjoyed it. We hope to see them all at our Summer Camp in mid-July.


€14,400 is on the tables this Tuesday...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 23rd of April. The jackpot was €14,200 & the numbers drawn on the night were 11, 15, 23 & 31. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were John Cillford Snr., Sean, Declan & Richie Long & by Mary O’Keeffe of Mount Uniacke, while this week’s €30 voucher for O'Neills Londis, Killeagh was won by Michelle White. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot, a healthy looking €14,400 is up for grabs for Tuesday 30th 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!’



Works got underway last Friday morning as the first pieces of the jigsaw got taken away. A team led by Pádraig McGrath got the wire mesh (which was protecting the field) down in a five hour period which now leaves the concrete poles standing alone. Work will be continuing at a rapid pace over the next fortnight or so. For the duration of the works there will be some understandable field restrictions in place.

Please bear in mind, if you have the main pitch booked, it will not be available for use until the essential work is complete. Also, parents are advised and asked to please supervise their children while on the grounds of Páirc Uí Chinnéide over the next few weeks to keep them away from construction materials, equipment & working areas. Please be patient, it will be all worthwhile.

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.



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 card 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 7; Away v Bishopstown on Wednesday 1st May @ 7:45pm

East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship;

Round 1; Killeagh v Cobh in Ballincurra on Saturday 11th May @ 4pm

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1;

Killeagh 2-19 Sarsfields 1-16



Minor Hurling Premier 2 Hurling Championship;

Killeagh/Itas 0-15 Kiltha Óg 0-16

Minor Football League;

Away in Magners Hill v Youghal on Wednesday 1st May @ 7:15pm

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

Away v Watergrasshill last Monday 15th April was postponed, re-fixture TBC

Killeagh/Itas 0-20 Fr O’Neills 0-5

Away v Cobh on Tuesday 30th April @ 7pm

Under 16 football League Division 2;

Away v St. Catherines on Monday 6th May @ 7pm

Under 14 hurling league Division 2;

Killeagh/Itas 5-20 Sarsfields 4-7

Killeagh/Itas 12-9 Lisgoold 1-6

Under 14 football league Division 2;

Away in Dungourney v Kiltha Og on Friday 3rd May @ 7:15pm

Home v Glanmire on Friday 10th May @ 7pm

Under 13 hurling league 2G1;

Away v Youghal in Copperalley on Monday 15th of April was postponed, re-fixture TBC

Home v Erins Own on Friday 26th April was postponed

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Home v Glenville on Thursday 2nd May @ 7:15pm

Away v Donoughmore on Monday 6th May @ 7pm

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

Watergrasshill 9-7 Killeagh/Itas 1-2

Home v Aghada on Monday 29th April @ 7pm

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Away v Erins Own on Monday 6th May @ 7pm

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 have a few busy weeks & months ahead.

Firstly, our 23rd Annual Golf Classic was launched last week and Killeagh GAA would like to place on record, our sincere thanks & gratitude to our main three sponsors for the 23rd Golf Classic. They are Dominic Fogarty of Fogarty Bros. Car Sales Killeagh, JJ Fennelly of Premier Service Station Midleton & James Rochford of Abbeylands Nursing Home, Kildorrery.

We currently have spaces to be filled for sponsorship for Tee-Boxes (€70) & Classic sponsorship (€140) over the coming weeks. Or if you want to book your date & time now, call Ray with your details. With help from everyone, we can make this 23rd Golf Classic a huge success over the three days.

For more information or to place sponsorship at this hugely popular event, please call Ray immediately on 087-2330054.

The 2nd round of the ‘Golfer of the year’ competition took place at a wet and very windy Gold Coast Golf Club last Saturday as Storm Hannah played her part with very tricky conditions for the 34 golfers that took part. Thanks to Tim Crotty and Redwood Power Tools, Midleton for sponsoring the competition on the day. What a start it has been for our golfers so far and it has been very competitive to date. The winner for the second round of the competition was Stephen Murphy. Results from the Gold Coast are as follows;

1st Stephen Murphy 42

2nd Michael Murphy 36

3rd William Murphy 34

Best Gross Colin Fogarty

5th Sean Power 34

6th JP Murphy 34

7th Tadgh O’Connor 32

8th Tom Fitzgerald 31

9th Pat O’Keeffe 30

10th Padraig McGrath 30

11th Stephen Byrne 30

12th Cathal Deane 30


The Overall leaderboard is tight at the top. It reads as the 1st round winner, Tadgh O’Connor leading the way with 29 points, one point clear of Saturday’s winner Stephen Murphy on 28 with Cathal Deane four points adrift on 24 points. The 3rd round of this very popular competition is at Cobh Golf Club on Thursday 23rd of May. Get in contact with Ray on 087-2330054 with more details on this.

Also, there is points up for grabs in this prestigious competition in the Matchplay tournament, of which there were 32 entries received & the draw was made at the presentation on Saturday night and sees;

Eddie Hayes v Sean Power

Cathal Deane v Liam Kelly

Sean Treacy v William Murphy

Tim Crotty v Alan Crotty

Patricia Treacy v Liz Walsh

Ann Rochford v Joe Higgins

Michael Lynch v John Keniry

Colin Fogarty v Pat O’Keeffe

Kevin Conlon v Michael Collins

Trish Landers v Eamon Hickey

John Walsh v Ray Rochford

Stephen Byrne v Adrian Budds

Tom Fitzgerald v Tadgh O’Connor

Conor Cronin v Stephen Murphy

David O’Keeffe v Padraig McGrath

Ger Fitzgibbon v JP Murphy


These games must be played by close of business (or before light fades) on Wednesday 22nd of May.

The next society outing is to New Ross Golf Club, Co. Wexford on Tuesday 30th April. Contact Ray for the timesheet.

Finally, an appreciation of thanks to everyone who took part in the Margaret Rochford Memorial Tournament back in February. We were looking to break the €1,000 barrier for the first time on this charity day, but we smashed it. We raised €1,200 for the Mercy Foundation. Well done all involved on the day!

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. (More details on Poster below)



The next round of the Senior Hurling Championships will be drawn at a County Board meeting on Tuesday 28th May.

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;



Best of luck to our colleagues at Youghal GAA club as next Sunday evening at 6pm, they are hosting the teams of Cork & Waterford from the 00’s decade in a charity match in aid of Cuan House, Youghal Cancer Support House. Cancer touches everybody in some shape or form and it is important that you can support this cause as much as possible.

It is great to see four Killeagh GAA club members among the players involved on Sunday. All Ireland Medalists Joe Deane, Mark Landers & Bernard Rochford will be with the Rebels while Waterford man Johnny Brenner will be playing with the Deisé. Best of Luck lads. Tickets are €10 and the game throws in at 6pm sharp.

Afterwards, there is a preview of the Munster Championship & All Ireland Championship 2019 in the clubhouse. This is a free event and will see many past stars of the game giving their contributions for the summer ahead.



If you are interested in entering before the next draw in May, 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.



May Bank Holiday Family Fun Day on Monday May 6th in Páirc Uí Chinnéide
1st Round of East Cork JAFC vs Cobh on May 11th at 4pm in Ballincurra
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



SPONSORED WALK; On Bank holiday Monday last in fantastic weather a large group of very enthusiastic walkers met at the entrance to Glenbower Woods for their sponsored walk.  A great morning was had by all raising money for the running of the club. Thanks to all for the great support.

UNDER 14s; Our U14s travelled to Rockbawn /Whitechurch to play a league game on Thursday last 25th.  Due to holidays, many players were unable to travel so subs were limited.  The girls played with great heart and willingness putting in a very fine performance.  Rockbawn/Whitechurch were a very formidable outfit but our girls were not short of enthusiasm.  Rockbawn/Whitechurch won the game 7.02 to 3.04

UNDER 10s; On Sunday last our Under 10s took part in a blitz organised by the Midleton Camogie Club.  Under the watchful eyes of John O’Connor and Kieran Scully, the girls played 3 games.  Playing Sars A, St. Finbarrs and Sars B.  The girls were outstanding winning all three games and had a really enjoyable day.  Well done to all.

SENIOR TEAM; Our Seniors travelled to play Glen Rovers in their nest round of the league on Wednesday last 24th April. This is always a tough encounter playing The Glen on their turf.  Killeagh had to line out without their Cork players due to Senior Munster games at the weekend.  The team played well and the game was a close bruising encounter from the start.  The bear minimum separated the sides at the end with The Glen winning by a single point. 1.13 to 1.12.  The team travel to Ballincollig for their next league game on Wednesday next May 1st.

CORK CAMOGIE; Cork had a comprehensive win over Clare in the first round of their Munster campaign. Well done to Laura, Hannah and Chloe. The now play Limerick on the 11th May.

CONDOLENCES; Our sincere condolences to the family of Siobhan Foley who died during the week.  Siobhan was always a great supporter of our club especially when her daughter Marion was involved.   Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

Photos attached:

Our Club Motto on the wall of the Building in the Club Grounds
2019 Golfer of the Year competition
Sponsor A Section Fence Project
U14 Feilé na nÓg panel with Manager Seamus Considine (back right) & coach Conor Murphy (back left)
Golf Classic 2019 Poster
Golf Classic 2019 Main Sponsors
‘The Big Hello’ National Community Weekend – Bank Holiday Monday promotion ahead of Lá na gClub on May 6th at Páirc Uí Chinnéide
Cork & Waterford Legends named ahead of the ‘Rivalries Renewed’ game this Sunday
Killeagh Camogie – Group of walkers on our Sponsored Walk
Killeagh Camogie – Group of walkers on our Sponsored Walk
Killeagh Camogie – Group of walkers on our Sponsored Walk