Killeagh GAA Club

06 August, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, August 5th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Perhaps it was the change in weather, perhaps the pressure, perhaps we are not good enough, but for whatever reason, our championship hurling activity came to a sudden halt for our two main teams on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Our junior hurlers were first to be eliminated by a strong St. Ita’s team on Saturday evening in Youghal, and then our senior hurlers fell to the same fate to Carrigtwohill on Sunday evening in Midleton. A weekend that will not be remembered favourably in these parts in years to come!


Carrigtwohill 1-11, Killeagh 1-9

An awful second half performance where we only scored one point ultimately led to us crashing out of the senior hurling championship in Midleton on Sunday evening. A good first half performance with the wind at our backs saw us lead by seven points at half time, with Andrew Leahy’s early goal giving us a great start, and Ryan McCarthy’s frees and two fantastic sidelines (one from an acute angle, one from almost 60 metres out) helping us to surge ahead. Matthew Murphy (excellent throughout) added a point while Kieran Lane’s two points in quick succession highlighted his value to the team, and his loss when he had to retire injured just after half time. Killian Treacy and Sean Long were others to be very prominent in the opening half. Leading by 1-8 to 0-4 at the break, hopes were high that we could hold on to the lead, but it all went wrong after the break, as Carrig took over in defence and, bit by bit chipped away at our lead. A goal from goalkeeper Shane Devlin from a penalty on 45 minutes reduced the margin to two (1-8 to 1-6) and despite Matthew’s point stemming the tide, Carrig scored the final four points, two from frees and two from play to seal a win which had looked unlikely at half time. We had some late chances and some justifiable reasons to question a couple of referee Diarmuid Kirwan’s decisions but 1-9 is usually not enough of a return to win a hurling match. Congrats to who Carrigtwohill now play Bandon in the third round, while we wait for the “Senior A” championship to be established for 2020. Season is now all over until next year once again.

Team: Colin Walsh; Allen Keniry, Kevin Murphy, Sean Long; Ryan McCarthy, Cian Fogarty, Killian Treacy; Dylan Hogan, Matthew Murphy; Kieran Lane, Patrick O’Brien, Shane Smiddy; Andrew Leahy, Daniel Walsh, Eoghan Keniry. Subs used: Brian Collins, Sean Walsh, Dave Ogbebor.


St. Ita’s 2-14, Killeagh 1-12

St. Ita’s deservedly qualified for the quarter final of the ‘Jamesie Kelleher’ by beating our junior hurlers in a tough battle in Magner’s Hill, Youghal on Saturday last. The heavy rain in advance of the game made

the surface very slippery and suited the physically stronger Ita’s team, for whom Seamie Harnedy was his usual awesome self, scoring 2-8 and others also had excellent performances, Darragh O’Brien, Mark Coleman and Brian O’Neill especially. Kevin Fennelly at midfield, Jack O’Rourke and Jamie Landers in defence, and substitute David Ogbebor up front, were the best on our side, but Harnedy’s two first half goals made the gap too large to close, despite great effort throughout from everybody. A Luke Fogarty goal (an excellent connection from a long delivery) gave us some hope but it came too late. Congrats to St. Ita’s and well done to our panel and management for steady progress made this year. It was a tough draw to have to play last year’s finalists in our two championship outings.

Team: Shane Scully; Tadhg O’Connor, Jack O’Rourke, Tadhg Crotty; Jamie Landers, Pa O’Brien, John O’Connor; Gerard Collins, Kevin Fennelly; Keane Kelly Budds, Padraic Carroll, Padraig Leahy; Dara Motherway, Dan Landers, Richie Long. Subs used: Dave Ogbebor, Brendan Keniry, Luke Fogarty, Eric Murphy.


Rebel Óg Eastern D2 Minor Football Quarter-Final

Killeagh-Ita's 4-08, Youghal 0-08

One bright light appeared on an otherwise challenging week (our Under 14 footballers also bowed out of championship) as our minor footballers overcame Youghal with a solid performance in Ahavine on Wednesday last. Ciaran O’Rourke was our main scoring threat, as his two early goals gave us a cushion which we maintained throughout (leading by 2-4 to 0-2 at half time), while his hat trick was sealed just after half time effectively securing the win, although Youghal never stopped trying and finished with four excellent points from play in the final quarter. Remy Bernard’s well-taken goal on 52 minutes raised our final green flag, helping us to qualify for the semi-final where we will play either Kiltha Óg or Bride Rovers. Well done to the whole panel, with excellent performances also from Conor Meade in goals, George Sinclair, Robbie Treacy, Cathal Fitzgibbon, George Walsh and Paul Delaney.

Team: Conor Meade; George Sinclair, Dan Lucey, David Collins; Robbie Treacy, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Owen Cosgrove; Paul Delaney, George Walsh; Dara Motherway, Rob Sinclair, Darragh O’Connor; Christian Coughlan, Ciaran O’Rourke, Cian McDonald. Subs used: Tony McCarthy, Remy Bernard, Padraig Landers, Danny Cunningham.


In what has been a special month for Keith Ricken, he managed the Cork Under 20 footballers to All Ireland success last Saturday as they came 1-6 to 0-0 down to defeat Dublin 3-16 to 1-14 in a thrilling and exhilarating performance in Portlaoise. After wins against Waterford, Kerry, Tyrone & Dublin, this team will go down in history as one of the greatest underage teams to play football from Cork, especially with the open brand of attacking football that they have produced! Well done & congratulations to all involved in the setup from all at Killeagh GAA Club!

Also on Saturday, the Cork Under 20 hurlers advanced to the All Ireland Final after defeating Kilkenny on Saturday to 1-16 to 0-13. They will face Tipperary in a repeat of the Munster Final last month. Well done to all involved in a tough win on Saturday including Midleton’s Tommy O’Connell who was outstanding contributing 1-10 to the Cork tally. Best of luck to the team in the final on the weekend of 24/25 of August.

A disappointing finish for the Cork Senior Football team last Sunday as they were defeated by Roscommon in Páirc Uí Rinn on a scoreline of 4-8 to 3-8. But many positives from the six championship games must be taken after a disappointing league campaign. Games against Kerry, Dublin & Tyrone all just slipping by the way side but Cork are on the right road back.

Finally, Cork Minor footballers are in action next Saturday afternoon in the All Ireland Minor Football championship semi-final. Best of luck to Bobby O’Dwyer and the team.


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.


€17,200 is looking to be won in this week’s jackpot...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 30th of July. The jackpot was €17,000 & the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 4, 22 & 31. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were the Sean & Ann McCarthy, Eileen Ring & Catherine O’Brien, while the €30 voucher for the Kennedy’s Bar, Killeagh was won by Seamus Collins. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs to a cool looking €17,200 which is taking place on Tuesday 6th August. 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!’


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. 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;

Carrigtwohill 1-11 Killeagh 1-9

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

St Itas 2-14 Killeagh 1-12

East Cork Oil Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3;

Killeagh v Bride Rovers on Friday 16th August at 7pm, Venue TBC

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1;

Killeagh 1-15 Erins Own 0-15


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship Loser Round;

Killeagh/Itas v Bride Rovers on Wednesday 14th August, Time & Venue TBC

Rebel Óg East Minor Football Championship;

Killeagh/Itas 4-8 Youghal 0-8

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;

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

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Football Championship Division 2 Semi Final;

Away v Fr O’Neills in Aghavine on Wednesday 19th August at 7pm

Under 15 Premier 2A Hurling League;

Away v Lisgoold on Monday 12th August at 7:30pm

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Hurling Championship Division 2;

Home v Fr O’Neills on Monday 19th August at 7:15pm

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Football Championship Division 2;

Whitechurch 6-8 Killeagh/Itas 6-7

Under 12 hurling league Division 1;

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

Under 12 football league Division 1;

St. Catherines 4-6 Killeagh/Itas 2-4

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


The latest Golf Society outing took place last Tuesday at Lismore Golf Club, Co. Waterford. Results are as follows;

Winner; Pat O’Flaherty 40

Best Gross; Des Cleary

3rd; Ann Rochford 37

4th; John Murphy 35

5th; Jack Aherne 34

6th; Dermot Cotter 34

The next Tuesday outing is to Lee Valley Golf Club on Tuesday 27th August.

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 next 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. Only two slots on the timesheet now available at 3:20pm & 3:40pm, you can book your tee time now with Ray Rochford.

Finally, we have a new Golf Competition taking place in Fermoy Golf Club on Saturday 31st August at 2pm. The format is a team of 2, your partner may be a guest of yours. Please Note that the top 2 prizes in the competition are reserved for family pairs. The cost of entering is €35 which includes dinner or it is €25 without the dinner.

Presentation will take place in Fermoy immediately afterwards. Time sheet is with Ray, please recruit a partner and get on the sheet ASAP.

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.


After being knocked out of the Cork SHC & the East Cork Junior a Championships, The East Cork Board Draws are as follows & they are round robin formats.

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.


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. Under 16 Hurling Championship v St. Catherines on Wed 7th August.

3. Minor Hurling Championship Quarter Final v Bride Rovers on Wed 14th August

4. Next round of the Golfer of the Year competition on Thurs 15th August at Mahon Golf Club