Killeagh GAA Club

02 September, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, September 1st 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


A hard-working performance by Valley Rovers last Monday night saw them claim the five league points and put themselves with a chance of qualifying for the latter stages of the league competition. Killeagh/Itas got off to the better of starts with an early Paul Delaney goal after four minutes and a pleathra of points from McCarthy, Leahy & O’Rourke saw a substantial lead after the first quarter of 1-7 to 0-4. Some great ball work saw a second goal on 23 minutes from McCarthy who finished with some style. Valley Rovers placed ball shooting was exemplary all night long but they got the deadlock broken in the 25th minute after a mix up, the ball was bundled into the back of the net to bring the game back to five points. But two further goals from the hosts (both of which were well worked) saw them re-take the lead as the first half was elapsing before two late injury times points for McCarthy saw Killeagh hold the half time lead of 3-8 to 2-12.

Sinclair nailed Killeagh’s third goal after 34 minutes but the Rovers responded with some great scores of their own to leave it 3-12 a piece after 40 minutes. Both sides exchanging scores throughout the rest of the half, McCarthy & O’Rourke getting the scores for visitors seeing the game as level after three minutes of injury time. Referee Ian McCarthy was allowing for a lot of injury time though because of the number of substitutions made and some injuries in the second half and in the 7th minute of injury time, a sloppy tackle by Fogarty left a difficult free for Valley Rovers, out by the 21m flag on the right flank, but he duly obliged by putting it between the posts to win the game for the home side 3-19 to 3-18. Tough result to take but we do finish 2nd in the league table and qualify for the latter stages of the competition. Up next is the Championship Semi Final v Kiltha Óg on Tuesday 10th September. Your support for the lads is greatly appreciated.

Team; O Broderick, O Cosgrove, C Coughlan, P Delaney, C Fitzgibbon, J Fogarty, C Leahy, D Lucey, R McCarthy, D Motherway, B Murphy, C O’Rourke, R Sinclair, R Treacy, G Walsh.


What an entertaining game it was with Cork coming out on top after an outstanding performance to defeat Galway. After coming behind after half time, Galway scored a goal in the 3rd minute of injury time to go a goal up but the Cork team showed true character to get the deficit back to zero after captain Conor Corbett pounced onto a breaking ball and buried it to bring the game to extra time. Rules were changed at start of year to make sure all knockout minor games went to ‘Result on the Day’.

Extra Time and Cork were quickest out of the blocks and really did pull away from the word go and were comfortable six point winners at the end, 3-20 to 3-14. Well done to Bobbie O’Dwyer and his team for such impressive wins all year. Who would have thought it at the start of April when the ‘5 Year Football Plan was launched’ that within 5 months Cork would have a Minor All Ireland and Under 20 Football titles in their back pockets. True testaments to both players and managements. Congrats to all involved.


Well done to Killeagh-Itas players George Walsh-Wallace & Jamie Fogarty who were part of the Cork Under 16 team that won the All Ireland competition in Mallow last Saturday. They defeated Tipperary in the final 3-21 to 3-16. Congratulations to Ger Geary also who was on the respective management 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.


€18,000 is for the taking in this week’s jackpot...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 27th of August. The jackpot was €17,800 & the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 22, 25 & 30. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Peig O’Neill, Dolores Benaim & Tomas Treacy while the €30 voucher for Killeagh Pharmacy was won by Paudie Kearney. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs up to a massive €18,000 and the draw takes place on Tuesday 3rd September. 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!’


Gaelic Games is for everybody and we have training for anybody within our community. In association with the Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project, we will resume training for children aged 4-12 who have a disability the opportunity to play adapted Gaelic Games. Join us in Páirc Uí Chinnéide every Sunday at 12pm, re-commencing on 8th September and will run until the end of October. For more information, please contact Liz Sinclair on 087-6137393.


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 the Chairperson or PRO this week regarding such. Pitches can be block booked for various reasons and need to be checked with committee before being trained on.


East Cork Oil Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship;

Killeagh v Carrigtwohill on Sunday 8th September at 2pm in Castlemartyr

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1;

Lisgoold 5-22 Killeagh 7-13

Home v Cobh on Monday 2nd Sept at 7:45pm

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 2;

Away v Carraig na bhFear on Tuesday 3rd September at 7pm


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship Semi Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Kiltha Óg, Tuesday 10th Sept

Rebel Óg East Minor Football Championship Semi-Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Kiltha Óg on Monday 16th September

Rebel Óg Central Premier 2 Hurling League;

Valley Rovers 3-19 Killeagh/Itas 3-18

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

Final; Killeagh/Itas v Kiltha Óg on Saturday 21st September

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Hurling Championship Division 1;

Fermoy v Killeagh/Itas on Monday 2nd September in Fermoy at 6:30pm (this game is also a shield semi-final)

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Hurling Division 2 League Shield;

Carraig na bhFear v Killeagh/Itas in Carrignavar on Saturday 14th September at 11:30am

Rebel Óg Central Under 13 Group 2 Hurling League;

Cobh v Killeagh/Itas is conceded by Cobh

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


The updated ‘Golfer of The Year’ leaderboard for the Tommy Galvin Memorial Perpetual Cup is as follows (this includes the current placings after the quarter finals of the Matchplay Tournament);

1st; William Murphy 63pts

2nd; Colin Fogarty 61pts

3rd; Padraig McGrath 50pts

4th; Stephen Murphy 47pts

5th; John Walsh 41pts

6th; Ann Rochford 40pts

7th; Tadhg O’Connor 37pts

T-8th; Sean Power 34pts

T-8th; Tim Crotty 34pts

The next round of the Golfer of the Year competition takes place on Saturday 14th of September when we travel to Fota Island Golf Club. This coincides with the Presidents Prize which takes place at the same time. We are working off a waiting list due to restricted times available to us. Please keep in touch with Ray Rochford. Can you make it to the top of the leaderboard in time before the final two events?? Get involved before it is too late!

The draw for the semi-final of the Matchplay tournament has been made;

John Walsh v Ann Rochford

William Murphy v Ger Fitzgibbon

These games must be played before close of business on Friday 13th of September

Last Tuesday, there was an outing to Lee Valley Golf Club on Tuesday 27th August. Results are as follows;

Winner; Ann Rochford

Best Gross; Des Cleary

3rd; Ml O’Leary

4th; Tommy Butler

5th; Denis Corbett

6th; Phil Kinsella

Our next Tuesday outing is to Tramore on Tuesday 17th of September.

Finally, we launched our new Golf Competition ‘Keep it in the Family’ on Saturday and had a decent turnout for its inaugural running of the competition. Thanks to Fermoy Golf club for hosting and producing a beautifully laid out golf course. The results of the competition are as follows;

Winner; Bernard & Ray Rochford 46

2nd; Angela & Ann Rochford 44

3rd; Brendan Barry & Coolin Fogarty 44

4th; Stephen & JP Murphy 40

Thanks to all who took part in the competition and we hope to see grow this competition in the years to come.

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.


We have the Under 21 hurlers up against Fr O’Neills in the Premier 1 Hurling championship in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, the remaining East Cork Board Draws are as follows & they are round robin formats.

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;


The 2019/20 Cork Clubs Draw is going to be launched this Thursday with new prizes available over the coming months. If you are interested in joining the new draw for the next 12 months, please contact Dave Barry on 087-8123352 or any committee member.


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 League Shield v Fermoy on Monday 2nd Sept

3. Minor Championship v Kiltha Óg on Tuesday 10th Sept

4. Golfer of the Year 7th round (Presidents Prize) in Fota Island Golf Club on Saturday 14th September



By Tricia Treacy

UNDER 16s Our U16's played the 1st round of Championship on Saturday last against a very strong Carrigaline side. Playing against a strong persistent wind in the first half, the scoreline at half time was 1-10 to 4pts in Carrigalines favour. But the second half saw our girls come out in fighting form getting the first score on the board with a point. A goal from a long range free saw them with a fighting chance. Even though we scored 2-5 in the second half it wasn't enough to see off this strong Carrigaline side. The FT score Carrigaline 1-14, Killeagh 2-9. Thanks to Carrigaline for a great game and wish them the best in the next round. Thanks to the coaches & to all our supporters and parents who always travel to support our teams. UNDER 14s The under 14 team travelled to Douglas on Sunday morning last. Our girls were slow to settle in the opening half and allowed Douglas to get a big lead by half time. Our girls came out and played superb camogie going ahead with minutes remaining. Douglas however got the next two scores and led by a point. A goal for Killeagh in the last play of the game was unfortunately disallowed and Douglas won by a point 3.05 to 3.04. Well done to all our players and their mentors. UNDER 12s On a wet and windy Wednesday evening in Killeagh. the U12s followed up their win over Millstreet with a well deserved win against Ballygarvan. Playing with the elements in the first half the girls took a good lead into half-time. They really showed their mettle though in the second half by continuing to be the dominant team playing against wind and increased their winning margin by the final whistle. This was the girls 4th League win out of 4 at home this year which is no little achievement. Next up is essentially a County semi-final against Sars in Glanmire next Tuesday 3rd, where the winner will top the group and head to a County final. Many thanks to Len for all his great efforts UNDER 11s These girls had another great outing in Castlemartyr on Sunday morning last. Three very competitive games against two Sars teams and Castlemartyr showed the progress being made by all the girls since the beginning of the year. UNDER 10s A fantastic day of Camogie was enjoyed on Saturday lastin Páirc Uí Chinnéide where our U10s hosted Youghal and Erin's Own in a camogie blitz and our U 9s also played Erin's Own. All our girls played great camogie and thoroughly enjoyed themselves winning their games. Thanks again to Kieran and Johnno. SENIORS The Draw was made for the next round of the championship. They play Glen Rovers on Sunday 22nd September. Time and venue to be confirmed.