Killeagh GAA Club

10 June, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, June 9th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


There were some scenes of jubilation and joy at the grounds of Éire Óg on Sunday afternoon after Killeagh/Itas won their first ever Féile All Ireland Cup after winning out Division 6 going through all six games unbeaten. It all started last Friday (which seems so long ago now) when we had four visiting teams call down for two round robin games. Lisgoold, Mullinavat and our visitors for the weekend in Killeagh were Galway City based side, Liam Mellows (who won the 2017 Galway Senior Hurling Championship). We got off to a great start on Friday winning both our games in a good orderly fashion. Firstly, tearing into Kilkenny side Mullinavat and winning 4-13 to 3-2. While the second game saw defeat Lisgoold 7-7 to 1-6. We then split up the groups & welcomed them to our homes for the weekend. The craic and banter was mighty throughout Friday night but 10am Saturday morning came and we put it all a side for one 30 minute game. It was tit-for-tat throughout, but we out lasted in the battle and won that game 4-8 to 2-2.

Then, we packed the jerseys & hurleys as we moved up to Carrigtwohill for a 3pm throw-in where after topping our group D, we advanced to the quarter final in the Cup Competition and faced our near friends Fr O’Neills who we lost to in the league only a couple of weeks prior to Féile commencing. It was a superb start with some great scores, a goal in the opening half from Sean Meade but the score of the competition undoubtedly coming from Colm Leahy where a flick of the wrist to bounce the sliotar off the ground, get into his hand and from inside 21 metres on left flank, struck the ball between the posts. Half time score Killeagh/Itas 2-5 Fr O’Neills 1-2.

In the second half they were restricted to one score, a goal because of some outstanding defending throwing bodies on the line to keep literally everything out (that including the shower of rain) and with some great attacking prowess's up front, we motored to a 4-11 to 2-2 victory to move onto Sunday’s action. The boys were well up for this game - the best game of hurling that was have seen in a while at this level! Hooks, blocks, saves, hard tackles and scores from impossible angles and most importantly a never say die attitude helping us to win the game comfortably in the end. An outstanding performance of hurling from the boys who became men that afternoon.

We took some time out to relax on Saturday evening and enjoy a barbeque in Páirc Uí Chinnéide with our friends from Liam Mellows & our camogie colleagues from Killeagh & St. Rynaghs from Offaly. The food was enjoyable, the craic was good throughout and new friends have been made for a lifetime.

On Sunday morning, we wished our friends from Galway a safe trip home before moving onto Ovens where a job had to be completed on a mission what we started on Friday evening. We had a tough semi-final task against Claremorris of Mayo, a team you could not find out much about so the team just concentrated on themselves and what they could do. By god, could they perform on the day. The opening minutes was hard going but the lads drove through the storm (quite literally with all the showers falling) and were up four points to two before a cracking goal from Sean Meade burying the sliotar into the bottom corner of the net and one minute later, a goal line scramble in the Claremorris Goal saw the goal kicked to the net by Darragh O’Brien. Half Time Killeagh/Itas 2-4 Claremorris 0-3.

A point in the opening minute of the second half from Jack O’Connor got the ball rolling but there just sheer pressure from the Claremorris attack saw our defence hold out quite strong and we conceded only 1-1 in the next five minutes, this was to be their last score of the game. Dylan tacked on three points to the tally and to win the semi final 2-8 to 1-4. A great win for these lads but the day was not over yet.

The All Ireland Féile na nGael Final was next at 3pm up against Mullinavat under the whistle of former inter County Referee Diarmuid Kirwin. We got away to a pulsating start with a goal from Sean Meade inside forty seconds. Meade got a second goal in the 6th minute, that set the Killeagh/Itas supporters alive and dreams were starting to become reality. McCarthy added two points from the four before half time leaving the score Killeagh/Itas 2-6 Mullinavat 0-0. The man wearing the 14 jersey was on fire all weekend and Sean Meade first possession in the 2nd half ended up in the Kilkenny net. The hat trick hero in the final was not to be denied. That score put the seal on the game and points from McCarthy, Leahy & Barry Walsh put the icing on the cake to this historic making team who brought the first All Ireland Féile title home to Killeagh where they were brought on parade through the village on Sunday evening.

What a weekend it has been for these bunch of lads and their families. They will be heading for Shrule in County Mayo at the end of June for the Féile na nÓg where they will make history as the only Killeagh/Itas panel to compete in both Féile in one season. We wish ye the best of luck for that, but this week we tip our hats and salute ye for the great effort put in by all! A huge thanks to everyone who played a part in this weekend to make it so special. Thanks to all the players who took part and now have an All-Ireland medal in their back pockets!

The heroes of the weekend came back to a parade through Killeagh village, with lots of our community turning out to welcome us home!! This welcome made it a very special night for our young heroes who have brought so much joy, glory and excitement to both young and old in the Killeagh / Itas community. Thanks so much to the Manager Seamus Considine, mentors Declan Long, who has been a huge asset to this team for the last number of years, and to Pat Walsh who came on board this year and who has been an amazing addition! Special thanks to the U13 coaches Conor Murphy and Richie Lynch for all their help, support, and advice all year! Thanks also to Colm and Michael, our excellent kit men, and to Tadhg and his water boy buddies for all their help.

We will leave the final word on this to manager Seamus Considine. “Words cannot describe how much we appreciate the support we have received all weekend from the parents and families of these young men who have, as always, been a huge support to the them and their mentors. And also to those from our community, especially to all our amazing friends from the Camogie club who made a massive effort to support us this weekend. It means so much to us that you came to Ovens to cheer us on after a long weekend spent as hosting families and serving teas & coffees and doing so much at the Barbeque on Saturday night. Thank you all. We would not have had the amazing weekend we had without your support!

This weekend will be full of lifelong memories, not so much for the medals and the accolades but for the friends made and the wonderful community spirit that exists within the GAA. No matter what county you are from or what colour jersey you wear, we are all GAA at heart, proven by the unbelievable support we received from our visiting club Liam Mellows from Galway. They were there to cheer us on in Carrigtwohill on Saturday and even though they were wet and cold on Sunday in Ovens and could

have been on the road home to Galway, they stayed to support us in our semi-final win! We might have our clubs in our heart but we definitely are GAA to our core!

Finally, to an amazing, resourceful, determined and skilled bunch of lads. It has been a pleasure and an honour but most importantly such a rewarding experience to see you all fulfill your potential to become the young men that you all are.

Stay together, because together you can achieve so much more! We are all so, so proud of you!! Looking forward to Mayo so we can do the double!”

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

Finally, we cannot leave this weekend’s Féile go without mentioning Ger Scully, one of our club referees and vice-chairperson of the club who was selected to take charge of the 2019 John West Féile na nGael Division 1 Cup Final and was presented with a medal by Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan. A huge honour for anyone to referee an All-Ireland final. So, Ger in case you ask, you were not the only one to bring home an All-Ireland medal this weekend. Well Done Ger & congratulations!! Well deserved


East Cork Junior A Football Championship Glenbower Rovers 2-12 Dungourney 0-8

Glenbower Rovers moved onto the semi finals of this championship after two first half goals from Ciaran O’Brien & Sean Long gave a comfortable victory over near neighbours Dungourney. A game which was slow to get going in opening few minutes saw Dungourney tag the opening point after four minutes from Dan McGrath before Philip O’Neill opening the Rovers in the 7th minute. Game was starting to open when Dungourney got their second point. Ciaran O’Brien got onto a breaking ball in the Dungourney defence to bury the ball into the back of the net. 1-1 to 0-2. Glenbower started to push on up the field with superb scores from Sean Long, O’Brien & Murphy saw the score 1-5 to 3 points in the 20th minute. Then, a mistake off the Dungourney kickout which was pounced on by Matthew Murphy & Richie Long after applying good pressure to turn over the ball, possession ending up with Sean Long who stitched it off the inside of the far post ending up in the back of the Dungourney net. Score now was 2-5 to 3 points. The Killeagh side finished out the half stronger scoring three points to Dungourneys one in the final ten minutes, the pick of those coming from Keane Budds. The scoreline at Michael Walsh’s short whistle, Glenbower Rovers 2-8 Dungourney 0-4.

It took twelve minutes to find the opening score of the second half, another beautiful score from Keane Budds, and doubled that in the 49th minute. Then, Dungourney started to claw their way back into the game after some loose carrying and poor decesion making over a ten minute period saw them get back right into it after Brian Ahearne (2), Kieran Ahearne & Colm Griffin slotting points but Richie Long stopped the short rot to make it 2-11 to 0-8 before his brother and player/selector Sean got another white flag to kill the game off to leave it finish Glenbower Rovers 2-12 Dungourney 0-8.

We move on to the semi-final where we now face Cobh while on the other side of the draw sees Erins Own taking on last year’s County Junior B Champions Russell Rovers.

Team: B McCarthy; T Crotty, M Fitzgerald, A Morrison; K Lane, C O’Brien, C Fogarty; C Deane, G Collins; A Keniry, S Long, P O’Neill; K Budds, R Long, M Murphy. Subs Used: S Walsh.



Division 6 Group D

Friday 7th June

Round 1 games

Killeagh/Itas 4-13 Mullinavat 3-2

Lisgoold 1-2 Liam Mellows 0-6

Round 2 games

Killeagh/Itas 7-7 Lisgoold 1-6

Liam Mellows 1-5 Mullinavat 4-6

Saturday 8th June

Round 3 games

Killeagh/Itas 4-8 Liam Mellows 2-2

Lisgoold 0-5 Mullinvat 0-6

Cup Quarter Final @ Carrigtwohill

Killeagh/Itas 4-11 Fr O’Neills 2-2

Cup Semi Final @ Eire Óg, Ovens

Killeagh/Itas 2-8 Claremorris 1-4

Cup Final @ Eire Óg, Ovens

Killeagh/Itas 3-8 Mullinavat 0-4


Division 4 Group B

Friday 7th June

Round 1 games

Killeagh 6-3 Ballycran 2-2

Carrigtwohill 1-0 St. Rynaghs 2-1

Round 2 games

Killeagh 2-0 Carrigtwohill 8-3

St Rynaghs 7-2 Ballycran 0-2

Saturday 8th June

Round 3 games

Killeagh 0-0 St Rynaghs 5-3

Carrigtwohill 6-5 Ballycran 0-1

Shield Quarter Final @ Douglas

Killeagh 2-0 Inniscarra 0-3

Shield Semi Final @ Carrigtwohill

Killeagh 2-1 De La Salle 7-3 (De La Salle went on to win final beating Bishopstown)


With the Ironman arriving to Youghal and the surrounding area on Sunday 23rd of June, there are various knock on effect throughout the week in the lead up to that Sunday. Firstly, our Junior ‘A’ championship game against Russell Rovers will be played on the Friday night.

Secondly, we are looking for 40 stewards to give a helping hand on the roads. Your help involves directing 2,000 bikes along the route from Murleys Cross down to Mount Uniacke, take a left for Inch and turn right at Inch Church heading for the Quarry Road going back to Youghal. You will be required to work in two groups of 20 where there are two sets of four hour shifts 8:30am-12:30pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm. Please note that the roads that will be affected on this day will be closed to ALL TRAFFIC so be aware of this prior to the event taking place. If interested, please contact Colman Motherway to put your name forward for this event. There is a small goody bag for everyone who takes part in the day as a volunteer.


We are currently testing out a new phone application called “Whats The Scor”. It is currently the only Live GAA scoring app in the market and Killeagh GAA club have been asked to test it out. We are running tests currently with the notes & notifications segments on it as well as last Sunday, we tested for the first time the live scoring feature in the championship game against Dungourney. We are hoping at end

of summer to have this rolled out across the Adult club and by start of year 2020, that the whole club will have the facility. There are some advertising slots to be filled on the application. More information on this & much more can be found through the PRO or you can download the app right now.


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. It’s not too late to join. Any queries Contact Juvenile Secretary, Olivia on 087-4111549.

LOTTO UPDATE €15,600 is the Jackpot this week...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 4th of June. The jackpot was €15,600 & the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 10, 25 & 29. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Kieran Scully, Kathleen Griffin & Anne Fitzgerald while this week’s €30 voucher for Londis, Killeagh was won by Ray Dwyer. Congratulations to all!

Next week’s jackpot is on the climb to €15,600 which is taking place on Tuesday 11th of June. 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!’


At long last, our Fence has been replaced in full, the new fencing has been installed and everybody is happy with it!! Well done to everybody who has been involved in the whole project but a major thanks to Pádraig McGrath who brought this idea to the Executive Committee and wanted this installed over the last few months and has put in so much work since last October. Go raibh milé maith agat, a Phádraig!!

I think everyone can agree that the Fence looks fantastic and hopefully you can put your ‘thanks’ towards it! We are currently putting the finishing touches to it.

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. We can order new stock for you if required! 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.


Gaelic Games is for everybody and we at Killeagh GAA Club have training for anybody within our community. Over the past few weeks, we have had training for children who have a disability the opportunity to play adapted Gaelic Games for a six week programme. For more information, please contact Liz Sinclair on 087-6137393.


Best of luck to all our members & players who are currently doing their Leaving & Junior Certificate Examinations, the very best over the next few weeks. Keep the head down over the few weeks, they will be over before you know it and we will see you back around the fields of Páirc Uí Chinnéide very soon!


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Round 9; Home v Erins Own on Thursday 13th June @ 7:30pm

East Cork Oil East Cork Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship 1st Round;

Killeagh v Russell Rovers in Castlemartyr on Friday 21st June @ 8pm

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

Glenbower Rovers 2-12 Dungourney 0-8

East Cork Junior Football League Division 1;

Glenbower Rovers 3-6 Erins Own 0-10


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship;

Killeagh/Itas v Cobh on Wednesday 10th July, Venue & Time TBC

Minor Hurling League Premier 2;

Home v Kiltha Óg on Wednesday 19th June @ 7:30pm

Non Exam Minor Football League Division 2 Group 4a;

Killeagh/Itas 1-7 Eire Óg 0-14

Cobh 4-16 Killeagh/Itas 2-4

Non Exam Minor Hurling League Division 1 Group 2;

Midleton 4-20 Killeagh/Itas 3-9

Killeagh/Itas 1-15 Kiltha Óg 2-13

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

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

Home v St. Catherines on Monday 17th June @ 7:30pm

Under 16 football League Division 2;

Away in Caherlag v Erins Own was postponed until July

Under 15 Premier 2A Hurling League;

Home v Passage on Friday 5th July @ 8pm

Under 14 hurling league Division 2 playoffs;

Killeagh/Itas v Sarsfields Friday 21st June, Venue & Time TBC

Under 14 football league Division 2;

Home v Fr O’Neills on Friday 14th June @ 7:30pm

Under 13 hurling league 2G1;

Away v Carrigtwohill re-fixture TBC

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Away v Cobh on Friday 21st June @ 7pm

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

Home v Erins Own on Monday 17th June @ 7:30pm

Away v Passage on Monday 24th June @ 7:30pm

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Home v Aghada on Thursday 13th June @ 7:30pm

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 Please note, we are not doing online registration this year. The Summer camp is for all boys & girls aged 6-13. There is limited space available. For more information, please contact Olivia on 087-4111549 for any queries.


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 our 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 team for a certain 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.

REMEMBER, there are PRIZES FOR 35 TEAMS so everyone has chance of picking up some really decent prizes from the three days!

The draw for the 2nd round of the Matchplay tournament has been made.

Michael Collins v Padraig McGrath

William Murphy v Tom Fitzgerald

Ann Rochford v Trish Treacy

Sean Power v Tim Crotty

Adrian Budds v John Keniry

Ger Fitzgibbon v Liam Kelly

Trish Landers v Colin Fogarty

John Walsh v Stephen Murphy

These games must be played before light fades on the longest day of the year, on Friday 21st of June.

As the Killeagh GAA Golf Classic is the next event on our calendar, the next Tuesday outing will be in Lismore on July 30th.

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 was drawn at the County Board meeting last Tuesday 28th May. We face Carrigtwohill in the 2nd round with the winners progressing to Round 3 with Bandon awaiting.

The East Cork Board Draws were also made. The Michael O’Connor Motor Factor Junior ‘A’ Football Championship is continuing. We now face Cobh in the Semi Finals with a Venue, Time & Date to be confirmed.

In the Junior A Hurling Championship, we are put into bat against defending Jamesie Kelleher Cup holders Russell Rovers. That tie takes place on Friday 21st June in Castlemartyr. For the rest of the competitions, they are round robin formats. Which will be starting shortly. 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 in June, 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 informati


1. East Cork Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship v Russell Rovers on Friday 21st June @ 8pm in Castlemartyr

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

5. Cork County Championships resume in August


By Tricia Treacy FÉILE WEEKEND What a fantastic weekend of action in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Our club hosted St Rynaghs, Offaly and a huge welcome was extended. There were friends made and plenty of fun had by all.

On the field of play Killeagh won their opening game but lost the next two. Moving to Cork Saturday afternoon, they had a great win against Inniscarra which put them in the semi final of the plate. They came up a little short on Sunday morning against De La Salle who went on to win.

The organisation involved demanded a huge effort from many people. The club would like to thank everyone involved especially the committee members but special mention needs to go to Isabel McCarthy who tirelessly worked unbelievable hours to make sure everything went off well. A job really well done!

CONGRATULATIONS: To the Fe14 hurlers who won Feile 2019. Well done to all.