Killeagh GAA Club

30 July, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, July 28th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Rebel Óg East D1 Fé 16 Hurling Championship Killeagh-Ita's 1-15, Fr. O’Neill’s 1-05

Our Under 16 hurlers began a very important week with their hurling championship match away to Fr. O’Neill’s in Aghavine on Monday evening last. The wind was at our backs for the first half as Jim Daly got the game under way. Rory Motherway got us off the mark with a fine point from the right corner after two minutes and George Walsh added one shortly after following a trademark run through the middle. Dylan McCarthy, impressive all evening, added a third and Paudie Mackey a free before O’Neill’s made their mark with a free of their own on 14 minutes. Our defence was coping well with any pressure applied by O’Neill’s with Conor Meade, Ben Budds and Rory Lynch very solid. Rory Motherway and Dylan McCarthy added a further point each before Paudie ran straight at goal and finished to the net. Evan Lane added a point and we appeared to be coasting (1-07 to 0-01) before a free from O’Neill’s was doubled on in the air and the green flag was raised. This goal put a different complexion on the game and with the wind in their favour for the second half O’Neill’s had confidence that they could close the gap of seven points. They dominated much of the second half in the middle third of the pitch but once again our defence and goalkeeper Pierse Geary stood firm. While we struggled to add our own scores (three from George, Paudie and Dylan in the first eight minutes followed by 14 minutes without a score), we maintained our lead due to the trojan work in defence, where Cormac Fitzpatrick, Colm Landers and sub Ben Fogarty were very effective. We finished the game strongly with Paudie adding two frees, Dylan scoring his fourth point and Jamie Fogarty (now at full forward after an injury) getting the final point to secure a hard-earned victory.

Team: Pierse Geary; Cormac Fitzpatrick, Conor Meade, Colm Landers; Rory Lynch, Jamie Fogarty (0-1), Ben Budds; George Walsh (0-3), Eoin Brenner; Evan Lane (0-1), Colm Treacy, Aaron Fitzgibbon; Rory Motherway (0-2), Paudie Mackey (1-4, 0-3f), Dylan McCarthy (0-4). Subs used: Ben Fogarty, Dale McMahon.


Rebel Óg East D2 Fé 16 Football Championship Killeagh-Ita's 4-11, Erins Own 3-7

Our Under 16 footballers completed their away championship double on Wednesday 24th in Caherlag, on a perfect evening for football. Erins Own got off to a good start with three points inside the first four minutes, before George Walsh got us off the mark with a point. Paudie Mackey kicked a free to reduce the gap and then Ben Budds, moving upfield from defence, was on hand to finish to the net after great work from Jamie Fogarty and Rory Motherway. Coming up to half time we led by 1-5 to 0-5 but Erins Own equalised with a goal before Eoin Brenner, with good work from Jamie and Colm Treacy, scored our second goal. The second half saw us get off to a good start with Paudie kicking two more points and Eoin Brenner’s second goal giving us a strong lead of 3-7 to 1-5. Erins Own then hit a purple patch with 2-2 over the next ten minutes, when our only reply was a Colm Landers point. This meant our lead was now

just one – 3-8 to 3-7 – and our defence needed to be strong under pressure. Colm Treacy’s move to centre forward was an inspired one as he kicked two points in quick succession, before George Walsh’s goal in injury time secured the win. We play Fr. O’Neill’s in the semi-final, sometime around August 21st.

Team: Conor Meade, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Rory Lynch, Ben Budds (1-0), Aaron Fitzgibbon, Colm Treacy (0-2), Colm Landers (0-1), Paudie Mackey (0-6, 0-4f), George Walsh (1-1), Dale McMahon, Eoin Brenner (2-0), Evan Lane, Rory Motherway, Jamie Fogarty (0-1f), Colm Leahy, Tommy Morrison, Danny FItzgerald, Pierse Geary, Dylan McCarthy.

East Cork Junior C Football Championship Youghal 2-13, Glenbower Rovers 1-04

We had a great turnout of players for our second string football team’s opening game in this year’s championship in Copper Alley on Thursday evening last. Our hosts, Youghal, were a little more clever on the ball and in front of goal, and led by 1-4 to 0-2 at half time (our scores from John O’Connor and Declan Long). A goal from Pa O’Brien reduced the margin after half time but Youghal’s second goal on 42 minutes effectively ended our comeback, despite a strong effort from the whole panel. We have two more games to come in this championship against St. Catherine’s and Lisgoold in a round robin format.

Team: Colm Crowley; Paul Keniry, Brendan Keniry, Tadhg O’Connor; Olin Hennessy, Kevin Fennelly, Adrian Galvin; John O’Connor, Dylan Coleman; Declan Long, Pa O’Brien, Conor Cusack; Colin Walsh, Dermot Motherway, Dan Landers. Subs used: Owen Cosgrove, Rob Sinclair, Darragh O’Connor, George Sinclair, Cian McDonald, Cathal FItzgibbon.


East Cork Division 2 Hurling League Killeagh 5-10 St. Catherine’s 3-11

Our final game of the past week took place on Sunday evening last in sun-kissed Páirc Ui Chinnéide as we welcomed St. Catherine’s for what proved to be an entertaining Division 2 hurling league game. The scoreboard was little used in the opening quarter (0-4 to 0-2 to St. Catherine’s) before a Colm Crowley catch and goal on 17 minutes saw the first green flag raised. A flurry of scores just before PJ Dennehy’s half time whistle saw us trail by one (2-6 to 2-5), with Dan Landers getting our second goal from a 20 metre free, after he had been fouled himself. The second half saw a similar pattern with very few scores in the opening ten minutes (just one for each side, ours a great score from Rob Sinclair) and some poor shooting at times from our forwards. With a quarter to go, we trailed by 2-9 to 2-7, but we finished strongly with goals from Dan Landers (48 mins and 57 mins) and Dara Motherway on 62 minutes seeing us gain a deserved third victory in this league from five outings.

Team: Shane Scully; Cian McDonald, Tadhg Crotty, Kieran Daly; Shane Kearney, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Paul Keniry; Dylan Coleman, Ger Collins; Colm Crowley, Luke Fogarty, Adrian Galvin; Dermot Motherway, Declan Long, Olin Hennessy. Subs: Dan Landers, Aaron Walsh, Rob Sinclair, Martin Fitzgerald, David Ogbebor, John O’Connor, Dan Lucey, Dara Motherway.


We have two 2nd Round games next weekend. Firstly in the East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship, we face St. Itas next Saturday night 3rd of August at 7pm in Youghal. While in the Cork Senior Hurling Championship, we play Carrigtwohill next Sunday 4th of August at 6pm in Midleton in a must win game. Please show your support to both sides as they look to advance in the next knockout round in respective competitions.


The Under 20 hurlers lost the Munster final last Tuesday with a late Jake Morris goal (well taken I might add) as Tipperary came out on top in the Under 20 final 3-15 to 2-17. All is not lost yet for Cork as they advance to the Semi Final of the All Ireland series to face Kilkenny in the semi final next weekend.

A possible double header is on the cards as the Under 20 footballers came from 7 points down against Tyrone to win by 2 points at the final whistle on a score of 2-17 to 1-18. Well done to Keith Ricken and his team who now play Dublin in the All Ireland final next weekend.

The minor footballers put in a sterling shift against Monaghan on Sunday evening winning out 3-19 to 2-10 and now face Mayo in the Minor All Ireland semi final on the weekend of 10th/11th of August in Croke Park.

Finally, the final game in the Senior Football Super 8’s for Cork is against Roscommon on Sunday 4th August at 4pm in Pairc Uí Rinn.

Well done to all concerned and best of luck over next few weeks to all teams.


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.


€17,000 says it could be you...!!

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 23rd of July. The jackpot was €16,800 & the numbers drawn on the night were 14, 18, 20 & 33. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn

were the Nessa Rochford, James Hegarty & Barry & Jack c/o Powers, while the €30 voucher for the East Cork Oil was won byPaudie O’Meara. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs to a cool looking €17,000 which is taking place on Tuesday 30th 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.


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 at 6pm

East Cork Oil East Cork Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship 2nd Round;

Killeagh v St Itas on Saturday 3rd August in Youghal at 7pm

East Cork Junior ‘C’ Football Championship Group 2 Round 1;

Youghal 2-13 Glenbower Rovers 1-4

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1;

Home v Erins Own on Monday 29th July at 7:45pm

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 2;

Killeagh 5-10 St. Catherines 3-11


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship Loser Round;

Quarter Final v Bride Rovers 14th August

Rebel Óg East Minor Football Championship;

Killeagh/Itas v Youghal in Aghavine on Wednesday 31st July @ 7:30pm

Minor Football League Division 2;

Away v Cobh on Thursday 8th August in Cobh at 8pm

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Hurling Championship DIvision 1;

Killeagh/Itas 1-15 Fr O’Neills 1-5

St. Catherines v Killeagh/Itas in Ballynoe on Wednesday 7th August at 7:30pm

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Football Championship Division 2;

Killeagh/Itas 4-11 Erins Own 3-7

Under 16 football League Division 2;

Killeagh/Itas 4-11 Erins Own 3-7

Under 15 Premier 2A Hurling League;

Away v Lisgoold on Wednesday 7th August

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Football Championship Division 2;

Whitechurch v Killeagh/Itas in Whitechurch on Wednesday 31st July @ 7:30pm

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

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

Under 12 football league Division 1;

Away v St. Catherines on Wednesday 31st July @ 7:30pm

Your support for all our teams is greatly appreciated, no matter the age group.


The latest Golf Society outing took place last Thursday as some 24 golfers travelled to Mount Wolseley in County Carlow for the afternoon’s entertainment. The results are follows;

Winner; Sean Power

Runner Up; Tim McCarthy

3rd; Larry Cunningham

Best Gross; Ger Fitzgibbon

5th; Dominic Fogarty 6th; Padraig McGrath

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

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.

And the next round of the Golfer of the Year competition takes place on Thursday 15th of August when we travel to Mahon Golf Club. Timesheet is from 3-4pm and you can book your tee time now with Ray Rochford.

Don’t forget, if you are interested in joining the Golf Society for their variety of trips away throughout the year for 2019, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.


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 August 29th, 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.


A fine healthy team of fifteen walkers, led by captain Teresa Barry, crossed a few county boundaries on Sunday last with their 42nd monthly walk, a serious mountain trek of just over 10 miles (or 16 km in new money) across the Knockmealdowns. The walkers started 4km from Goatenbridge in Co. Tipperary, passing the Liam Lynch memorial before heading across glens, roads, mountain paths and valleys for over 3 hours, much of it involving some challenging uphill walking. Shortly before 2pm, having left there by car before 10am , the tower of Mount Melleray in Co. Waterford came into view and the destination was reached. Well done to all walkers who took on this challenge. Next month, we hope to organise a trip to Spike Island where walkers can explore the island at their own pace. Details to follow here.


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. East Cork JAHC 2nd Round vs St.Itas 3rd August in Youghal at 7pm

3. Cork SHC 2nd Round v Carrigtwohill on 4th August in Midleton at 6pm