Killeagh GAA Club

13 May, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, May 12th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


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

Glenbower Rovers 2-10 Cobh 2-08

In a game that we won by two points, should have won by more, and could have lost by one, the overall feeling was of relief to have won a championship match at Pa Beausang’s final whistle in Lisgoold on Saturday afternoon last. On a perfect afternoon for football, Cobh got off to a flying start with a goal inside five minutes, having earlier cancelled out Sean Long’s opening point with one of their own. A slow start saw us struggle to get on the ball in the opposing half and on 14 minutes we were thankful for Sean’s free which reduced the margin to three, 1-02 to 0-02 in Cobh’s favour. In the final twelve minutes of the first half, we finally got moving with a goal from Cian Fogarty on 19 minutes drawing us level, and a great finish with the left boot from Sean Long following a brilliant team move from the back – Tadhg Crotty, Kieran Lane, Keane Budds and Eoghan Keniry all involved – saw us ahead by 2-04 to 1-05 at half time.

The scoring rate dipped in the second half, especially in the final twenty minutes. At this point, we lead by 2-08 to 2-07 (Cobh’s second goal on 38 minutes levelled the match) with Eoghan Keniry on the scoresheet and our defence – particularly Mikey Fitzgerald, Ciaran O’Brien and Aidan Morrison – very impressive. We did miss some goal chances that could have finished off the tie and it took late points from Keane Budds and Cathal Deane (both very busy throughout) to give us a dangerous two-point lead going into injury time. A late raid from Cobh saw the ball flash across our goal but thankfully it fizzed just wide of Bryan McCarthy’s right hand post, and victory was secured. We await the draw now for Round 3 with some optimism. Top marks to our manager John O’Connor and his playing assistants Kieran and Sean.

Team: Bryan McCarthy; Tadhg Crotty, Mikey Fitzgerald, Aidan Morrison; Kieran Lane, Ciaran O’Brien, Cian Fogarty; Cathal Deane, Ger Collins; Sean Long, Eoghan Keniry, Philip O’Neill; Keane Kelly Budds, Darragh O’Brien, Matthew Murphy. Subs used: Allen Keniry, Sean Walsh, Dylan Hogan.

Rebel Óg East Division 2A Minor Football League

Youghal 1-8 Killeagh-Ita’s 3-7

In a good week for football, our minor footballers completed their 2019 league campaign with a victory over Youghal in an entertaining and competitive game in Magner’s Field, Youghal on Thursday evening last. This gave us our third victory in the league and a runners up spot behind winners Kiltha Og, the only team to beat us in the league. After some bitterly cold conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday evening, thankfully summer returned for this match which was played on a perfect pitch, with little breeze, and in a good spirit by both sides, and the game was well handled by stand-in referee Arthur Murphy who stepped in at the last moment to facilitate the match going ahead. Youghal got off to a flying start with a

free and then a Ryan Heaphy goal inside two minutes, but we responded with a lucky goal over own as Ciaran O’Rourke finished a ball to the net after some ‘ping-pong’ around the goalmouth. Ciaran added four points (one from play) as our defence tightened up, with George Sinclair and Dan Lucey outstanding in the full back line and Cathal Fitzgibbon excellent in the pivotal position. Half time saw just one point in it – 1-04 to 1-03 in our favour as Youghal finished with two late points.

The second half saw both sides with periods of dominance, and a second goal from Ciaran, following a point from Dara Motherway, saw us lead by 2-06 to 1-04. Youghal took over for a while and Brian Murphy had to make a great save to prevent a goal, and with just five minutes remaining, and our bench emptied, we led by three – 2-07 to 1-07. The ‘piece de resistance’ came when Remy Bernard, not long on the pitch, finished a fine move to the net to secure victory on a 3-07 to 1-08 scoreline. Well done to the full panel who take on Eire Og in a non-exam league match on Tuesday 14th in Killeagh at 8pm.

Team: Brian Murphy; George Sinclair, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove; Robbie Treacy, Cathal Fitzgibbon, David Collins; Christian Coughlan, Paul Delaney; Dara Motherway, Darragh O’Connor, Ciaran Leahy; Tommy Noonan, Ciaran O’Rourke, Danny Cunningham. Subs used: Tony McCarthy, Paudie Mackey, George Walsh, Padraig Landers, Daniel Doherty, Remy Bernard.


Killeagh Itas 7-6 Glenville 2-3

On Sunday May 12th, the U13s took on Glenville at home in a league game. The visitors were first to put a score on the board but the home side were soon to follow with a succession of scores.

Great team work and passing across the field saw us with a steady lead at half time. Killeagh/Itas remained dominant in the second half with some fine scoring and great saves by the goal keeper, but we were that little bit too strong and saw us run away with the points.


Killeagh U7’s were in action in Pairc Uí Chaoimh 4G pitch on Saturday in a well organized & run football blitz. It was the first Saturday of real summer weather and the boys didn’t disappoint in the championship weather. They showed some fantastic footballing skills and great determination in all their games. Everyone had a great time, enjoyed their games and are looking forward to when they might get to play inside the fabled stands in a red jersey. Well done and thanks to all the Mams, Dads, minders & coaches for making the journey to the ‘real capital’.


Congratulations are in order to David Buckley who played with the Imokilly U15 hurling panel who won the interdivisional tournament in Mallow last Monday. They beat West Clare, North Limerick, Cork City and West Cork to win. Keep it up, David!


It was a good start as Killeagh man & Selector Sean Crowley and his fellow management of the Cork Minors as they had a good start against their Tipperary counterparts winning 2-27 to 1-18.

Unfortunately, the senior team led by St. Itas man Seamus Harnedy didn’t have as much luck losing out 2-28 to 1-24. Supporters will be heading for the Gaelic Grounds next Sunday afternoon, Minor game starts at 2pm while the Senior game at 4pm.


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 €14,800 is up for grabs this Tuesday...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 7th of May. The jackpot was €14,600 & the numbers drawn on the night were 1, 2, 19 & 22. The Jackpot was not won on this occasion. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Ger Scully, Kieran & Deirdre Scully & Gerry Fitzgerald, while this week’s €30 voucher for Uncle Sam’s, Killeagh was won by Sinead Power. Congrats to all!

Next week’s jackpot, €14,800 is there for the taking on Tuesday 14th 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!’


Works have commenced 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.

All of the removal work was complete last week and our contractors ‘Southern Fencing’ moved in digging the holes & pouring concrete to put in the bases for the fence. This process will see the main field remained CLOSED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES FOR THE NEXT 7-10 DAYS. NO MATCHES, TRAINING OR PUCKING AROUND.

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 for Killeagh GAA & Killeagh Camogie. 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 9; Away in Riverstown v Sarsfields on Friday 24th May @ 7:30pm

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

Round 1; Glenbower Rovers 2-10 Cobh 2-8

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 2;

Away v Cloyne on Tuesday 14th May @ 7:30pm


Minor Football League;

Youghal 1-8 Killeagh/Itas 3-7

Non Exam Minor Football League Division 2 Group 4a;

Home v Eire Óg on Tuesday 14th May @ 7:30pm

Away v Cobh on Tuesday 4th June @ 7:30pm

Non Exam Minor Hurling League Division 1 Group 2;

Away v Midleton on Friday 17th May @ 7:45pm

Home v Kiltha Óg on Friday 24th May @ 7:30pm

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

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

Under 16 football League Division 2;

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

Under 14 hurling league Division 2;

Away v St. Colmans on Friday 24th May @ 7:30pm

Under 14 football league Division 2;

Home v Glanmire on Friday 10th May @ 7pm

Away v Mayfield on Friday 17th May @ 7pm

Under 13 hurling league 2G1;

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

Away v Carrigtwohill on Monday 20th May @ 7pm

Home v Erins Own on Thursday 23rd May @ 7:30pm

Home v Watergrasshill on Monday 27th May @ 7pm

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Donoughmore 0-6 Killeagh/Itas 5-6

Killeagh/Itas 7-6 Glenville 2-3

Home v Crosshaven on Tuesday 21st May at 7:30pm

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

Away in Shanagarry v St. Colmans on Monday 20th May @ 7:30pm

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Erins Own 1-11 Killeagh/Itas 6-9

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.

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. Times are between 3:07pm & 4:07pm. 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.

The next Tuesday outing takes place on Tuesday May 28th at Fermoy Golf Club. Ray has the timesheet, please call 087-2330054 for more information.

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. 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;


There was an omission made last week. It was great to see the Killeagh GAA club members among the players involved on last Sunday week. 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. But apologies to Michael ‘Fong’ Byrne who was incorrectly left out in this article of course who donned the red jersey for Cork last week.



Last Sunday morning’s Walking Tour of Cork City saw us take in St. Finbarr's Cathedral, UCC, The Mardyke, Shaky Bridge, Sunday's Well, Shandon and the city centre itself. What a beautiful morning to explore the 'Beautiful City' of Cork. Hopefully this weather can keep up, so we get to explore more fantastic sights over the summer months. Walk No 41 upcoming over the next few weeks.


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. Féile na nGael Weekend in Cork from June 7th - June 9th

2. Féile na nÓg Weekend in Connacht from June 28th - June 30th

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 Killeagh U12 Camogie

We travelled to Ballincollig on Saturday for the 2nd round of the County League. Very warm, sunny conditions and a hard pitch made for a fast moving game where there was very little between the teams. A tight first half saw the hosts go in 1-1 to 0-1 ahead. A few small positional changes saw us have a definite possession and territory advantage in the second half and we looked dangerous every time we got the ball up to the full-forward line. While we were rewarded with a well taken goal we conceded a breakaway goal almost immediately. Despite coming agonisingly close to hitting the net in the last few minutes we couldn't make up the goal difference and finally lost out 2-3 to 1-3. We travel to Castlelyons on Wednesday for a challenge match and we play St.Vincents next Saturday in Killeagh in the 3rd round of the League. CORK SENIORS

Well done to Laura, Hannah, Chloe and Stephanie who were involved with the Cork team who defeated Limerick in the Munster Semi final on Saturday last. They now play Tipperary in the Munster final.

Killeagh Player David Buckley with the Interdivisional trophy last Monday

The Imokilly Under15 Interdivsional Hurling Champions 2019

The walkers who took part in the 40th Monthly Walk in Cork City last Sunday

2019 Golfer of the Year competition