Killeagh GAA Club

07 May, 2019


By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


East Cork Division 1 Hurling League Killeagh 4-20, Fr. O’Neill’s 0-12

Two wins on the bounce now for our Division 1 hurling team, who followed their victory over Sarsfields with a comprehensive victory over Fr. O’Neill’s on Saturday evening last in Killeagh. With ten different scorers on the night, all from play bar one point, and every line dominant, there are many reasons to be positive after this game. David Ogbebor, Dan Landers and Eric Murphy (who finished with 1-02 for the second game in a row) raised first half green flags, while Dan added another in the closing stages. Good preparation for a testing championship encounter against champions Russell Rovers around midsummer’s day.

Team: Shane Scully; Tadhg O’Connor, Aidan Morrison, Tadhg Crotty; Richie Landers, Christy Coughlan, Jamie Landers; Keane Budds, Kevin Fennelly; Ger Collins, Pa O’Brien, Luke Fogarty; Eric Murphy, Dan Landers, David Ogbebor. Subs: Dara Motherway, Cathal Fitzgibbon.


Our Junior Footballers will turn out this weekend for their championship opener against Cobh. The game takes place this Saturday afternoon, May 11th at 4pm in Ballinacurra. We wish Johnno O’Connor and his charges the best of luck in this very important game and hopefully you will turn out in big numbers in support for them!


Fé13 Hurling League: Youghal 11-6 Killeagh/Itas 10-3

On Wednesday May 1st the U13s took on Youghal in Magners Hill for what was going to be an exciting game. The home side were first to score followed quickly by a Killeagh/Itas goal.

Great Hurling and team work across the pitch saw many goals buried in the net, with the half time score Youghal 7-3, Killeagh/Itas 6-2.

The second half continued to be a challenge for the lads and there were a few injuries picked up. However, they battled hard, continuing to bury goals in the net but it wasn’t our night.


On Bank Holiday Monday May 6th, the sun shone, the crowds came (eventually!) and there was entertainment, sport, food and fun for all ages in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Well done to the large team of

volunteers who helped to make our annual “Lá na gClub” the best yet. Under the banner of “The Big Hello” (many thanks to Cork County Council for their sponsorship of the event), our Community and Family Fun Day was a great success. The range of healthy food options, the walking, yoga and mindfulness sessions, and the music, singing and dancing led by Mary, Geraldine and Tom were all a big hit with the adults, while the younger folk had a great range of activities to get involved in – Poc Fada, Crossbar Challenge, Penalty Shoot Out, Rounders / Fun and Run, Obstacle Courses and the highlight of the day – “Killeagh’s Fittest Family With A Twist”. One twist – the ‘families’ were a bit short in getting the over 18s involved – they were too tired by that stage of the evening! All in all, a fitting finale for a great May Sunday Festival, from Friday through to Monday. Well done to everyone for making it a huge success! Not bad for a small village & community! Here is to May Sunday Festival 2020!


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.

LOTTO UPDATE €14,600 is up for grabs this Tuesday...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 30th of April. The jackpot was €14,400 & the numbers drawn on the night were 10, 14, 20 & 28. The Jackpot was not won on this occasion. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Breda Budds, Susan Duggan & Patricia Hegarty, while this week’s €30 voucher for Vibez Salon, Killeagh was won by Mary Roche of Clashmore. Congrats to all!

Next week’s jackpot, €14,600 is there for the taking on Tuesday 7th of May. 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!’


Our transformation of the main field got underway last Friday week 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. Works recommenced last week as our club sponsor, Donal O’Brien, Building Contractor moved in the remove the remaining concrete poles that have been standing in Páirc Uí Chinnéide for nearly 40 years.

75% of that removal work is complete. This week, we shall see the holes being dug out to pour the concrete to get our new fence 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 in time!

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.


Our exclusive Killeagh GAA Supporters Club is growing at a steady rate & 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. Why not 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; Bishopstown 0-18 Killeagh 0-16

Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship;

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

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1;

Killeagh 4-20, Fr. O’Neill’s 0-12


Minor Football League;

Away in Magners Hill v Youghal on Thursday 9th May @ 7:15pm

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

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

Cobh 3-16 Killeagh/Itas 2-12

Under 16 football League Division 2;

St. Catherines 2-13 Killeagh/Itas 1-5

Away in Caherlag v Erins Own on Monday 13th May @ 7:15pm

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;

Kiltha Og 2-8 Killeagh/Itas 6-3

Home v Glanmire on Friday 10th May @ 7pm

Away v Mayfield on Friday 17th May @ 7pm

Under 13 hurling league 2G1;

Youghal 11-6 Killeagh/Itas 10-3

Home v Erins Own on Friday 26th April was postponed, fixture TBC

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Home v Glenville on Sunday 12th May @ 11:30am

Donoughmore 0-6 Killeagh/Itas 5-6

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

Killeagh/Itas 2-5 Aghada 8-11

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Away v Erins Own on Wednesday 8th May @ 7pm

Home v Glenville on Monday 13th 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 been quite busy over the last few weeks & long may it continue while the weather is quite decent.

Although, in saying that last Tuesday was a washout for our golfers down at New Ross Golf Club as it didn’t stop raining all day long! Well done to the hardy souls who braved the elements for an enjoyable day of sport! The results from last Tuesday are as follows;

1st Liam Hyde

Runner Up & Best Gross Tim Murphy

3rd Ray Rochford

4th Dick Hennessy

5th Shay Rochford

The next Tuesday outing takes place on Tuesday May 28th at Fermoy Golf Club.

Our 23rd Annual Golf Classic is on its way 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.

Also, regarding the Golf Classic, a lot of promotion takes places each year & one of our biggest ways in letting visitors know is via our signs which we build and make each year. When the Classic was launched nearly a fortnight ago, there was a sign tied down inside the main gate of Páirc Uí Chinnéide. The same sign has been missing since ‘Storm Hannah’ landed on Friday 25th of April. There was a search party sent out over the last 10 days looking for the sign to ‘phone home’ and to be reinstated. It has not been found since. If you have seen it or know where it is, please (with full confidentiality) contact any member of the committee or Ray on 087-2330054.

The 3rd round of the ‘Golfer of the Year’ competition takes place at Cobh Golf Club on Thursday 23rd of May. The Overall leaderboard after 2 of the 8 tournaments played 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 the 2nd round winner Stephen Murphy on 28 with Cathal Deane four points adrift on 24 points. Get in contact with Ray on 087-2330054 with more details on this or to play in round 3.

Also, the draw for the 1st round of the Matchplay tournament was made, of which there were 32 entries received & 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.

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;


Congratulations are in order to our colleagues at Youghal GAA club because last Sunday evening, they hosted the legendary teams of Cork & Waterford from the 00’s decade in a charity match in aid of Cuan House, Youghal Cancer Support House. The crowds turned out in their drives for the big game which in turn raised over €30,000 for Cuan House!

It was great to see the four Killeagh GAA club members among the players involved on Sunday. Joe Deane, Mark Landers & Bernard Rochford all togged out with the Rebels while Waterford man Johnny Brenner was wearing the blue & white of the Deisé.

Although both sides were carrying some condition, the game was played at a frantic pace over the 60 minutes with some superb scores taken from both sides, but it was the better shooting from the Rebels saw them come out on top on a scoreline 6-19 to 6-7. Once again, hats off to everyone who got involved in raising the 30k for this worthy cause!



On our 40th monthly walk, we head to Cork city next Sunday May 12th, giving those who intend to go to Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the Cork v Tipperary Munster Hurling Championship opener the opportunity to take in some city sights before the big game. We meet on the steps of the Courthouse in Washington Street at 10am, and the walk will include UCC, the Mardyke, Shaky Bridge, Shandon, Blackpool, St. Patrick’s Hill and a return to the city centre where refreshments may be in order. Text Liz at 087-6137393 if attending.


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.


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

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

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

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



by Tricia Treacy

SENIOR TEAM; Our senior team played Ballincollig in their final game of the league. In a sundrenched Pairc Ui Chinneide on Wednesday evening last Killeagh lined out a strong team. They were in control of the game throughout and were well ahead at half time. Ballincollig upped their game in the second half but couldn’t match Killeagh’s strength and enthusiasm on the night. Killeagh ran out easy winners 4.14 to 0.03

U 14s; Our Under 14s continued their year with a practice game in Castlelyons on Thursday evening. This was a well worth while game with the girls playing really well.

CONDOLENCES; We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Eddie Hayes on the very sad death of his beloved wife Breda. Ar dheis de ar a anam

CONGRATULATIONS; Congrats to Hannah Looney who was a member of the victorious Cork Senior Football team who won the league title on Sunday last.