Killeagh GAA Club

02 July, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, June 30th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Cork’s RedFM Division 1 Hurling League

Killeagh 1-16 Blackrock 2-16

In a game which slipped away in the final minutes, it felt afterwards like a game in which we could have got a result out of. A lively start from both sides saw the opening four scores shared before Blackrock broke the deadlock with a goal from a breaking ball off a long range free which was buried into the back of the Killeagh net after seven minutes. Sean Walsh & Ryan McCarthy tacked on frees to narrow the gap before an exquisite 16th minute 50 yard sideline cut from McCarthy was sent in all the way over the bar. Isn’t it a pity that scores like these are not rewarded better? The south city side got the next three points which left four between the sides again before a free from Walsh and then Killeagh raised a green flag. A breaking ball across the square landing on the ground and from 15 yards out Gary Leahy pulled on the sliotar first time to bury the ball into the back of the Blackrock net, a level game with 23 minutes on the clock. One more point from Leahy saw the Boys in Green in front at Pa Beausang’s short whistle, Killeagh 1-8 Blackrock 1-7.

The opening point came from Blackrock in the second half before a second goal for the Rockies from the penalty spot after the Killeagh defence were adjudged in taking down the Blackrock forward inside the small square saw them take a grip of the game. McCarthy with a pair of free levelled up again after 40 minutes. Again, McCarthy and Matthew Murphy got on the scoresheet with the 32 time county champions getting two scores of their own to bring back level. The game was in the melting pot with ten minutes to go. Blackrock got a purple patch in next five minutes scoring four points in a row. Killeagh had two decent goal chances late in the game but failed to convert them and it was Blackrock who went away with the five Division 1 league points. A decent Killeagh performance which did not reward the hard work the players put in. It was all left to the last game against Newtownshandrum on Saturday evening.

Team: C Walsh; A Keniry, K Murphy, M Fitzgerald; R McCarthy, C Fogarty, K Treacy; M Murphy, D Walsh; P O’Neill, S Walsh, K Lane; G Leahy, P O’Brien, S Smiddy. Subs used: J Landers, K Fennelly, L Fogarty, P Carroll.


Cork’s RedFM Division 1 Hurling League

Killeagh 2-17 Newtownshandrum 1-15

Our senior hurlers concluded their Division 1 league campaign with a hard-earned win over Newtownshandrum in Pairc Ui Chinnéide on Saturday evening last. Our team had three changes from the Blackrock game on Tuesday, with Jack O'Rourke making a welcome return after injury into the full

back position, and Brian Collins and Andrew Leahy also returning to the first fifteen. A strong wind blowing from the scoreboard end was in our favour for the opening half, and while we were slow to get going on the scoreboard, although we led 0-4 to 0-2 after 12 minutes. Our second quarter was much better, with Kevin Murphy, Gary Leahy, Sean Walsh, Andrew Leahy, Ryan McCarthy, Patrick O'Brien and Brian Collins all on the mark, before we conceded 1-01 in a late rally by Newtown. This left us with a smaller lead (0-12 to 1-04) than our efforts probably deserved, and which didn't appear as if it would be enough given the strong wind.

Our balance improved considerably just after the restart when Gary reacted quickly when a free from Ryan dropped in the square and rattled the net. Ryan's fourth free pushed us 1-13 to 1-05 ahead on 34 minutes, but for the next fifteen minutes Newtown turned the screw with some excellent long-distance points to which we could only reply with one point from Kieran Lane. With ten minutes to go, our two point lead (1-14 to 1-12) looked very precarious, until Niall O'Neill awarded us a penalty which Ryan coolly slotted home (in the same spot picked by Mark Fanning for Wexford the following day). Some stout defending at the other end, with Sean Long, Mikey Fitzgerald and Cian Fogarty very prominent, kept the Newtown opportunities to a minimum, and three late points from Gary, another Ryan free, and Sean Walsh, saw us safely home. Our final league standing sees us with 32 points from our 12 games (four wins, two draws and six losses) which secures our place in Division 1 for next season and leaves us hopeful of a good performance against Carrigtwohill in the second round of championship, a match due to be played on the weekend of August 3rd/4th.

Team: C Walsh; M Fitzgerald, J O'Rourke, Sean Long; K Murphy, C Fogarty, R McCarthy; B Collins, M Murphy; P O'Neill, P O'Brien, K Lane; A Leahy, G Leahy, S Walsh. Sub used: P Leahy.


Best of luck to the Senior Footballers who are in Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship action next Friday evening as they take on Cobh in the Semi Final of this prestigious competition. We have beaten Cobh in the opening round and Dungourney in the quarter final but nobody can take this game for granted as it will be a tough game with the winners taking on Erins Own in the final who got over Russell Rovers last Sunday evening. Please show your support to John O’Connor & the lads next Friday, it is an important game for both players and management so wear the green and follow the team!!


I don't know how to start, only to say "What a weekend was had"!

Who would have thought that this Under 14 team would have success in Feile na Peile so soon after winning the division 6 Cup in Feile na Gael and create history in the process? The answer is everyone who knows them! What an amazing bunch of young men they are! We left Cork on Friday morning excited at the prospect of taking of part in this great occasion! This team were the first from the Killeagh/Itas club who represented Cork at any Féile level. We came up against some very stiff

opposition in our first match on Friday evening against Mayo Gaels. Even though we were ahead for most of the game, they fought back very hard and it ended in a draw 4-2 to 2-8.

Next up were Carrick Sarsfields of Longford, who were very strong and physical. However, we played a fantastic game of football but a few unfortunate decisions against us near the end resulted in a loss of 1 point, 4-3 to 1-13. Our one and only loss from the twelve games in the entire Feile 2019 season! Gutted after such a great performance. (Carrick were beaten in the cup final after 6-10 to 0-1, just shows the depth of competition)

On to Saturday morning where we played our host club Shrule/Glencorrib. After the warm, generous reception they gave us both on Friday night and Saturday morning, it was a shame that one of us had to win the game but win it we did after a tight, skillful display of football. Final score was Killeagh/Itas 6-5 Shrule/Glencorrib 3-5. On to Ballaghaderreen in county Roscommon for the quarter finals where we met Kilmovee Shamrocks of Mayo and we had a good win on a beautiful, hot summer evening. It finished 4-9 to 2-1.

Sunday morning brought us to Frenchpark in Co Roscommon for the semi-finals against a spirited St Ciarans. Another mighty display saw us win 6-6 to 1-2. They very graciously gave us a guard of honour off the pitch after the game. That is the spirit of the Féile competition!

Finally, after another car journey, we arrived in Ballinlough, county Roscommon for the final against a very strong Gloucestershire side from the UK. Having made lifelong friends with their host club, St Ciarans, they had huge support from the sidelines. With a very strong wind blowing across the pitch, both sides had difficulty catching and kicking. It was end to end football but with five or so minutes left, Killeagh/Itas began to pull away and finished on a score line of 3-3 to 2-3.

Feile Peil na nÓg 2019 Division 8 Shield winners. Another amazing win from a fantastic group who behaved extremely well all weekend and did their parents, their club and especially themselves very very proud. Well done!

Thanks to everyone who helped get them there looking so well in their new gear and to all of our very vocal supporters who travelled to Mayo, thank you all. And especially to those who welcomed the lads home to Killeagh on Sunday night and back to the clubhouse singing the lads to ‘Come on you Boys In Green!’. You all added to the excitement over the weekend!

Thanks again to the management of Seamus, Declan and Pat for all their help all weekend. And not forgetting the wonderful Pauline Meade, our team nurse!

Two All Ireland medals in three weeks! History well and truly made by a deserving bunch of young lads!! Not too many people can say they gained two All Irelands medals in both codes in a few short weeks!

A very special mention to Shrule/Glencorrib who looked after us and the boys so well. They spoiled us and our kids! And thanks so much to Denise Fahy who organised everything to perfection. Thank you!

We will hold a special night for the lads with a medal ceremony to held in Clubhouse over next few weeks. Stay tuned here or on our social media pages for more information about this.


A huge congratulations to Dylan McCarthy who finished 4th in the Féile na nGael National Skills competition recently in Abbotstown. Dylans love for Gaelic Games has been shown after Captaining the Féile football team over the weekend and the hurlers winning earlier this month. Congrats Dylan, Ryan is not far ahead of ye so you might catch him sooner rather than later!!


As we know, Killeagh GAA have supporters far and wide around the world that always have a keen interest in the clubs ongoings! Recently, Under 7 player Cillian Smyth was proudly wearing the Green & White of Killeagh on the Great Wall of China during a recent visit of the historic site. Cillian, I hoped you enjoyed the visit and practiced your hurling with the ‘ball and the wall!!’


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. It will be used this week at various championship & league games for the club.

There are some advertising slots for local businesses to be filled on the new app. It is free to all club members. 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 €16,200 is the nice lump sum you could have in your back pocket next week...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 25th of June. The jackpot was a nice round figure of €16,000 & the numbers drawn on the night were 7, 14, 15 & 21. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were the Killeagh Camogie Club, Cecilia Daly & Trish Landers & the €30 voucher for Centra, Killeagh was won by Muriel Coleman. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot is on the rise to a massive €16,200 which is taking place on Tuesday 2nd July. What would you do with the money?? Wouldn’t it be a good time to go on a holiday?? 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!’


This past week, the ball stop nets have been installed on the main field to join in with the new fencing and we are delighted with the project complete!! 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.


Cork’s RedFM Senior Hurling League;

Killeagh 1-16 Blackrock 2-16

Killeagh 2-17 Newtownshandrum 1-15

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

2nd round v Losers of St Itas/Lisgoold, Venue, Date & Time TBC

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

Glenbower Rovers v Cobh on Friday 5th July @ 8pm in Cloyne

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

Killeagh v Sarsfields on Monday 15th July Venue, Time & Date TBC

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 2;

Home v Bride Rovers on Thursday 4th July @ 8pm


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship Loser Round;

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

Rebel Óg East Minor Football Championship Round 1;

Killeagh/Itas v St Colmans on Wednesday 17th July @ 7:30pm, Venue TBC

Minor Hurling League Premier 2;

Home v Blackrock on Wednesday 3rd July @ 8pm

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Hurling Championship DIvision 1;

Killeagh/Itas v Fr O’Neills on Friday 5th July @ 7:30pm

Under 16 football League Division 2;

Home v Mayfield on Monday 15th July @ 7:30pm

Away in Caherlag v Erins Own on Wednesday 24th July @ 7:30pm

Under 15 Premier 2A Hurling League;

Home v Passage on Tuesday 2nd July @ 8pm

Under 14 hurling league Division 2 playoffs;

Killeagh/Itas v Sarsfields Date, Venue & Time TBC

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

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

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Away v Passage on Monday 15th July @ 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. Camp is closed on July 1st. For more information, please contact Olivia on 087-4111549 for any queries.


The final call for teams and sponsors for our 23rd Annual Golf Classic is out as it is only around the corner. 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 week. There are a few Tee-Box space available so if you want hundreds of eyes laid on your business on a tee-box over the three days, give Ray or any committee member a shout! Or if you want to book your team for a certain day & time now, call Ray with your details. The team sheet is filling up rather quickly so ring now to book your optimum time.

Thursday morning is full from 9:30am to 12:15pm. Plenty of spaces early morning or early afternoon. Friday, there are spaces all day while on Saturday, one spot is available at 9:22am, rest of morning is full but ample spaces available from 1:22pm onwards. These may change mid week so please call Ray ASAP.

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! What else could you be doing next week during one of the biggest Golf Classics around?

Also, the draw for the quarter final of the Matchplay tournament has been made & some cracking ties have been drawn;

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 Wednesday 14th 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 are as follows & they are round robin formats which will be starting shortly.

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 July 25th, 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. East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship Semi Final v Cobh on Friday 5th July

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 Senior Hurling Championship 2nd Round v Carrigtwohill on weekend of 3rd/4th August