Killeagh GAA Club

23 June, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, June 23rd 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO



Russell Rovers 2-18, Killeagh 3-10

A battling performance by our second team against the 2018 county finalists saw us defeated by five points in an entertaining and quality game in perfect conditions in Castlemartyr on a midsummers’ evening. Rovers got going first with two points before Keane Budds (who had an excellent first half with three points from play) got us off the mark in the third minute. A second point from Keane and debutant Dara Motherway’s opening score left it 0-06 to 0-03 on the quarter hour. A good puck out from Shane Scully then found Jamie Landers whose long delivery was flicked on by Dan Landers. Dara Motherway ran on the breaking ball and with a bit of work to do placed his shot perfectly beyond Ross Walsh in the Rovers goal, levelling the game. Keane’s third point put us ahead by one – 1-04 to 0-06 but Rovers replied immediately to level. It was nip and tuck until just before half time when Rovers added 1-03 without reply in the final minutes (with Kevin Moynihan very effective at full-forward) to go in leading by 1-12 to 1-05, probably a harsh scoreline on our efforts in the opening half.

We began brightly in the second half with Dara adding three further points in the opening ten minutes, and when Padraic Carroll, who also played excellently throughout, goaled on the 42nd minute, it was game on – 1-14 to 2-08. Patrick O’Brien, Jamie Landers and Luke Fogarty, among others, were very involved, and a shock looked possible. Within minutes, however, former Cork player Bud Hartnett showed his finishing ability with a brilliant goal from a tight angle. Rovers added a further point from Josh Beausang, and from here to the finish both sides were limited to scores from placed balls, with Dan adding 1-02 and Rovers three points from frees. So, we enter the second round draw with some hope after signs of promise in defeat. Well done to the panel and management, in particular to our captain Ger Collins who played the full hour on the eve of his wedding. Now that’s dedication to the cause!

Team: Shane Scully, Tadhg Crotty, Aidan Morrison, Tadhg O’Connor, Jamie Landers, Patrick O’Brien, Brendan Keniry, Kevin Fennelly, Ger Collins, Keane Kelly Budds (0-3), Padraic Carroll (1-0), Luke Fogarty, Richie Long, Dan Landers (1-03f), Dara Motherway (1-04). Subs used: David Ogbebor, Eric Murphy.


Killeagh/Ita’s 6-15 Kiltha Óg 0-15

Our minor hurlers overturned two recent defeats by Kiltha Óg to take the league points in this Premier 2 hurling league game last Wednesday against a depleted opposition. Paul Delaney got our first goal in the opening minute after good support play by Daniel Doherty, while David Collins, Rob Sinclair, Robbie Treacy and Christian Coughlan all contributed much throughout the game, and Brian Murphy was 100% assured in goals. Ryan McCarthy’s long shot deceived the Kiltha keeper just before half time and that left

us 2-08 to 0-06 ahead at that stage. At the three quarter mark it was 2-12 to 0-10 before a flurry of late goals (two from Ryan) and Ciaran O’Rourke, gave us a comprehensive victory.

Team: Brian Murphy, Darragh O’Connor, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Christian Coughlan, Dara Motherway, Robbie Treacy, Ryan McCarthy, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ciaran Leahy, Ciaran O’Rourke, David Collins, Paul Delaney, Rob Sinclair, Daniel Doherty. Subs used: Olan Broderick, Padraig Landers.


After a successful Féile na nGael campaign in early June, our Under 14 Killeagh/Itas panel are heading for Connacht next weekend looking to land a prestigious double! We head for Shurle in County Mayo on Friday afternoon where three games take place between then and Saturday with everyone reaching a quarter final (whether it be Cup or Shield). Best of luck to Seamus Considine and his charges. History has already been made by qualifying for the tournament already, let’s go that one step further and get a win under our belts. If possible, please go and support the lads on this away trip on what could be a historic weekend for the club!!


On Wednesday, we travelled to Cobh for a football league game. The lads had a flying start securing goals from early on.

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 a very impressive finishing score of Killeagh/Itas 15-12 Cobh 6-5

On Saturday the lads travelled to Midleton to participate in the inaugural Bill O’Keeffe Under 13 Hurling tournament. Our first game was against Lismore, and the lads were on track from early on with some fine scoring. Great team work across the pitch saw us defeat Lismore with another impressive finishing score. Killeagh/Itas 9-11 Lismore 1-3

This win put us into the Cup final against a Premier One Midleton side in what can only be described as a cracking game of hurling. Killeagh/Itas were on fire from early on, securing fine scores and giving us a 5 point lead at half time. Midleton came out fighting in the second half and evened the score early on. Though the lads were unlucky in the second half they fought hard throughout and narrowly missed out on the title, losing to Midleton by only one point. It finished Midleton 5-10 Killeagh/Itas 6-6.


One of the biggest events of the year has seemed to have been run off without a hitch and a huge thanks and gratitude goes to John Innes, Ricky Devereaux and their team of volunteers for putting on such a superb event. It was a day that will long in the memory, some of it for the carnage of bikes and exhausted bodies everywhere, but also for the great joy witnessed at the finish line and the massive collective effort throughout East Cork in the mobilisation of hundreds of volunteers and supporters.

From the club’s perspective, thanks to all who helped the club in organising stewards for the various cross roads along the bike route from north of Dungourney all the way to the outskirts of Youghal town. Congratulations to all the Ironman athletes who took part in the event and we look forward in seeing you all in 2020. You are all Ironmen!


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 the Live Scoring feature. 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, find Killeagh GAA Club and follow the action by ‘Like’ by the heart button on the bottom right of the page.


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 €16,000 is the Jackpot this week...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 18th of June. The jackpot was €15,800 & the numbers drawn on the night were 17, 23, 35 & 36. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Niamh Barry, Liam Glanville, Nora Crotty & the €30 voucher for Kennedy’s Bar was won by George Fogarty. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot is on the rise to a massive €16,000 which is taking place on Tuesday 25th 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. We are currently distributing the car stickers for our Supporters club members.

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.


Congratulations to all club members who completed the Junior & Leaving Certificate over the past few weeks. We hope you get what you deserve later in the summer and we look forward in seeing you back around the fields of Páirc Uí Chinnéide this week.


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Killeagh w/o Glen Rovers conceded

Home v Blackrock on Tuesday 25th June @ 7:30pm

Home v Newtownshandrum on Saturday 29th June @ 7pm

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

Russell Rovers 2-18 Killeagh 3-10

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

Glenbower Rovers v Cobh, Venue, Time & date TBC


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship;

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

Minor Hurling League Premier 2;

Killeagh/Itas 6-15 Kiltha Óg 0-15

Under 16 hurling league Division 1;

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

Killeagh/Itas 2-9 St. Catherines 0-15

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 Date, Venue & Time TBC

Under 14 football league Division 2;

Killeagh/Itas 6-7 Fr O’Neills 3-5

Under 13 hurling league 2G1;

Away v Carrigtwohill re-fixture TBC

Under 13 football league 2G1;

Killeagh/Itas 15-12 Cobh 6-5

Killeagh/Itas 8-12 Erins Own 1-3

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

Killeagh/Itas 1-7 Erins Own 1-5

Away v Passage on Tuesday 25th June @ 7:30pm

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Killeagh/Itas 7-11 Aghada 3-2

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.


This is past weekend saw Conor Cronin’s Captain’s Prize played out at Castlemartyr Golf Club. It was a massively over-subscribed competition with a full field of 57 turning out for this popular annual competition. There was a high standard of golf played & an enjoyable day was had by all and there were plenty of prizes on offer for the winners and we also had another first-time winner in William Murphy! It has been a wonderful season. (Suggestion: if you have not won an event in the Killeagh GAA golf society, get involved quickly!! It might be you!!) The final results are as follows;

1st William Murphy 38

Runner Up Colin Fogarty 38

3rd Deirdre Fitzgibbon 36

Best Gross Ger Ahern

5th Ann Rochford 35

6th Ger Fitzgibbon 33

2nd Gross John Walsh

Best Past Captain Tim Crotty 32

9th Brendan Barry 33

10th Liam Kelly 32

11th Eamon Hickey 32

Best Visitor Tim McCarthy 32

Nearest The Pin Trish Landers (20ft from 12th hole)

Congratulations to all concerned!

Of course, this result had complications on the ‘Golfer of the Year’ Competition. The leaderboard reads as follows;

1st William Murphy 59pts

2nd Padraig McGrath 44pts

3rd Colin Fogarty 41pts

4th Tadhg O’Connor 37pts

5th Stephen Murphy 35pts

6th Ann Rochford 34pts

These points also include the current standings from the Matchplay.

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. The team sheet is filling up rather quickly so ring now to book your optimum time.

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 quarter final of the Matchplay tournament has been made & some cracking ties have been made;

Ann Rochford v Colin Fogarty

William Murphy v Padraig McGrath

John Walsh v Tim Crotty

Ger Fitzgibbon v John Keniry

These games must be played before close of business on Friday 15th of August.

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.

For the rest of the East Cork 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 on Thursday June 27th, 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 nÓg Weekend in Connacht from June 28th - June 30th

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

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

4. Cork County Championships resume in August