Killeagh GAA Club

15 July, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, July 14th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Premier 2 Minor Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita's 2-17, Cobh 2-16

A cracking game in Castlemartyr on Wednesday evening last saw our minors come out on the right side of a one-point game, reversing the result of their previous championship game against Kiltha Óg in April. Having had a confidence-boosting, if at times unconvincing win over table-toppers Blackrock in the league on the previous week, there was some little hope that we would do ourselves justice against a strong Cobh team. Cobh got off to a good start and led by four points to one after six minutes, with Diarmuid Kearney, as he was all night, excellent from frees and in general play. Ryan McCarthy was our main scoring threat although George Walsh Wallace was also very involved in the left corner. George was involved in our opening goal, setting up Robert Sinclair to finish excellently into the net on the 14th minute. On 21 minutes, Ciaran Leahy set up Ryan McCarthy for our second goal and we led by 2-04 to 0-07. Cobh equalised when a long delivery skidded on the wet surface into the net, but points from Ryan (two from play) and Ciaran O'Rourke from a free, gave us a three point cushion at half time - 2-08 to 1-08. The second half saw Cobh dominate across their half back line and midfield in the opening twenty minutes, which restricted our scoring to just four converted points from Ciaran. At the other end, we relied very heavily on cúl báire Brian Murphy, who made a fantastic save and was fearless under a barrage of high balls. Our lead was down to one, 2-12 to 1-14 when a Cobh goal turned the tables, and with three minutes left, they held a two point advantage, 2-16 to 2-14. Would we need a goal? No panic, having struggled to score from play for 28 minutes (only a point from Olan Broderick after 51 minutes), we scored three points in three minutes. Firstly, Jamie Fogarty scored from a narrow angle in the right corner, then Ciaran Leahy got on the end of a long free from defence to score a great equaliser on 60 minutes, and when we looked like we were headed for extra time, Olan struck a monster point from half way to edge us in front by one. Cobh had three chances in the five minutes of additional time played by referee Chris Scanlon, but, unluckily for them, luckily for us, they were just wide with two and just short with the third, and so we held on for a great championship win. Next up is Bride Rovers in mid-August in the quarter-final, with Kiltha Óg awaiting the winners in the semi-final.

Team: Brian Murphy, Darragh O'Connor, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Robbie Treacy, Dara Motherway, Christian Coughlan, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ritchie Landers, Ryan McCarthy, Ciaran O'Rourke, Ciaran Leahy, George Walsh Wallace, Rob Sinclair, Paul Delaney. Subs used: Olan Broderick, Jamie Fogarty, David Collins.


The Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship semi-final game against Cobh has been re-fixed for next Sunday, July 21st in Cloyne with a throw in time of 3:30pm. 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. Please show your support to John O’Connor & the lads next Sunday, it is an important game for both players and management so wear the green and follow the team!!


Our Minor Footballers play St. Colman’s on Wednesday night in Carrigtwohill at 7:30pm in Round 1 of the Rebel Óg East Football Championship Division 2. Best of luck to the lads and please turn out to show your support to the team.


It was a weekend of disappointment for many leaving Croke Park on Sunday as the Senior Hurlers were knocked out of the All Ireland Series by Kilkenny. It was a game that could have been won but unfortunately it was not to be their day. Hard luck to both players and management, roll on Championship 2020.

For the footballers, even though the score line reads Dublin 5-18 Cork 1-17, it does not reflect the game that unfolded on Saturday evening. After 62 minutes on the clock, there was only three points between the teams and Cork were applying good offensive pressure on Dublin but just a lapse in concentration left Dublin in for two quick goals which sealed the game for the All Ireland Champions. Ronan McCarthy’s side can be proud of the performance that was put in last Saturday but next Saturday is the crunch game against Tyrone. It is a must win game to remain in the All Ireland Football Championship. Best of luck to both players and management this Saturday evening. Match is at Croke Park and starts at 5pm.

Well done to the Under 20 hurlers who won against Clare on Wednesday night and now face Tipperary in the final on Tuesday 23rd July in Thurles. Best of luck to the lads there. While the same age group in football had an impressive win over Waterford last Friday and face Kerry in the final this Thursday 18th at 7:30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn.


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.


€16,600 is the nice lump sum you could have in your back pocket next week...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 9th of July. The jackpot was €16,400 & the numbers drawn on the night were 9, 14, 17 & 25. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were the Karen Broderick, Aoife Daly & Edel Power, while the €30 voucher for the Old Thatch, Killeagh was won by Sluggs. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs to a massive €16,600 which is taking place on Tuesday 16th 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!’


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 Senior Hurling Championship;

Killeagh v Carrigtwohill on Sunday 4th August in Midleton @ 3pm

East Cork Oil East Cork Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship 2nd 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 Sunday 21st July in Cloyne @ 3:30pm

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

Killeagh v Sarsfields on Monday 15th July in Cobh @ 7:30pm


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship Loser Round;

Killeagh/Itas 2-17 Cobh 2-16

Quarter Final v Bride Rovers in Mid-August

Rebel Óg East Minor Football Championship Round 1;

Killeagh/Itas v St Colmans on Wednesday 17th July in Carrigtwohill @ 7:30pm

Minor Hurling League Premier 2;

Killeagh/Itas 1-20 Blackrock 3-12

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Hurling Championship DIvision 1;

Killeagh/Itas v Fr O’Neills to be re-fixed

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Football Championship Division 2;

Killeagh/Itas v Erins Own on Wednesday 24th July, Venue & Time TBC

Under 16 football League Division 2;

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

Championship game v Erins Own on Wednesday 24th July

Under 14 hurling league Division 2 playoffs;

Killeagh/Itas 6-16 Sarsfields 5-5

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 Tuesday 16th July @ 7:30pm

Away v St. Catherines on Monday 22nd 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 this week from Monday 15th July until Friday 19th July. We hope all boys and girls who are taking part enjoy their week in Páirc Uí Chinnéide and will all re-conven over the next few weeks at trainings, matches etc.


A huge thank you to all concerned who took part in the 23rd Annual Killeagh GAA Golf Classic over last Thursday, Friday & Saturday at the beautifully aligned and setup West Waterford Golf Club. A massive 147 teams took part in the 3 day event which is a new record for the 23 year old classic which seems to be going from strength to strength. Every type of golfer was accommodated over

the three days even though the weather was a mixed bag being quite wet around midday Thursday while Saturday was considerably dry.

The top ten results of the 23rd Annual Killeagh Golf Classic;

Winner; Team Abbeylands 106pts (Alan D’arcy, Peter Hayes & Anselm Hayes)

2nd; Team Murray’s Pharmacy & Diarmuid Horgan 100pts (Pat Murray, David Walsh & Diarmuid Horgan)

3rd; Team Eddie Hayes 99pts (Larry Cunningham, James Daly & Sean Spratt)

Best Gross; Team Rathcormac Tyres 82 Gross (Noel Whelan, Tom Butler & Ml O’Donoghue)

5th; Winner Non-GUI; Inch Ladies Football Club 103pts (JP Murphy, Martin Murphy & Mark Blackwell)

6th; Runner Up Non-GUI; Noel O’Connor Carpentry 98pts (Declan Ryan, Mike French & Eoin Hickey)

7th; Best Thursday; Jack Barry 95pts (Jack Barry, Myles O’Malley & Morgan Lyons)

8th; Best Friday; Gate Cinema 95pts (Trish Landers, Tony Coyne & Amanda Coyne)

9th; Best Saturday; Stephen O’Mahony 97pts (Stephen O’Mahony, Jeremy Cooney & Mick O’Riordan)

10th; Best Ladies; Ladies Captain Team 95pts (Aisling Fennell, Jean O’Donovan & Marcella McGovern)

Results for the prize-winners from 1st to 35th will be available in next week’s edition. It was a hugely competitive event for the three days. For the record, the bottom prize-winning score in each category were as follows;

GUI Thurs; 90pts

GUI Fri; 92pts

GUI Sat; 94pts

Non-GUI Thurs; 95pts (Countback on back 9 as there was a tie)

Non-GUI Fri; 90pts

Non-GUI Sat; 93pts

A huge thanks goes out to the staff at West Waterford Golf Club for producing such a wonderful course and we are already looking forward in returning in 2020. Thanks to our own staff who turned up or helped out in any way over the three days. 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. Also, a huge thanks to all who contributed towards the Classic in being either Classic Sponsors or Tee-Box Sponsors. Every contribution is greatly appreciated by all.

Finally, I could not leave the opportunity to pass but to thank the main man behind the Golf Classic as a whole and he puts in untold hours on a weekly basis for six months in advance. A huge thanks to Ray Rochford, whose brainchild this was 23 years ago and is going stronger than ever. Ray, we hope to see you in 2020 for the 24th edition of this prestigious event.

In other Golf Society matters, 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.

The next Killeagh GAA Golf Outing is to Mount Wolseley, Tullow, Co. Carlow on Thursday July 25th. Cost is €40, to book your place, ring Ray & please give him €30 deposit.

Meanwhile, the next Tuesday outing will be in Lismore on July 30th. Cost €20, Members is €10. Timesheet also open for this, text 0872330054.

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 and face Carrigtwohill in the 2nd round on the 4th of August in Midleton 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. Killeagh GAA Lotto every Tuesday night @ 7:45pm

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

3. East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship Semi Final v Cobh on Sunday 21st July

4. Cork SHC 2nd Round v Carrigtwohill on 4th August



By Tricia Treacy SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP; The first round of the championship will be played against our near neighbours St Catherines in Castle Road, Mahon on the evening of Wednesday 24th. Time TBC. The players under the management of Ciarán, Donie, Christine, JP and Patrick have been working hard and deserve your support on the night. The under age section is quiet the moment though all the teams are training over the weeks. Many of our players enjoyed the Cúl Camps this week in Killeagh. Great fun was had by all. Cork Seniors; Our players Chloe, Laura, Hannah and Stephanie were involved with the Cork team who won easily against Meath in Páirc Uí Rinn last weekend. They now play Waterford this weekend in Walsh Park. Cork Intermediates; Stephanie, Ciara, Caoimhe and Rachel are involved this Saturday when they play Antrim in Cork.