Killeagh GAA Club

09 September, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, September 1st 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Killeagh 4-13, Carrigtwohill 2-16

On a perfect Sunday afternoon for hurling, on a well-prepared Castlemartyr pitch, those present for this East Cork Junior B hurling championship quarter final were treated to a classic, which saw Killeagh come out on top after a fantastic battle. Our team was the typical mix of youth and experience, with four of our starting forwards the wrong side of 30, and two well into their forties!! Carrigtwohill had the benefit of the wind in the first half and started with two quick points. Darren Cusack, in an unfamiliar left-half forward position, got us off the mark with a point on four minutes, while Colm Crowley equalised shortly after. On the quarter hour, it was 0-6 to 0-4 to Carrig (frees from Aaron Walsh and his uncle Johnny), but Carrig’s first goal on 20 minutes gave them a 1-7 to 0-5 lead. A second Carrig goal before half time gave them a commanding advantage, 2-10 to 0-6 at Shane Hodgins’ half time whistle. With the wind at our backs, the second half saw us get some momentum with another free from Aaron and then Colm Crowley finishing to the net to reduce the margin to six. Some astute sideline changes tightened our defence, with Conor Cusack and Adrian Galvin very effective in the full back line, and Barry Motherway very industrious at midfield. Carrig were confined to scores from frees, while Aaron Walsh’s massive 110 metre puck outs caused havoc in the Carrig defence time and time again. Stephen Byrne’s point on the three-quarter hour left the score 2-13 to 1-10, but our scores dried up for a while before a moment of genius from two of the more ‘senior’ players on 52 minutes meant ‘Game On’! Seeing Colm Crowley unmarked 45 metres out, Johnny Walsh took a quick ground strike from a free and Colm’s low drive rattled the Carrig net. Andy Walsh then took control, rattling in 2-1 in an unbelievable six minute spell, leaving us ahead for the first time – 4-11 to 2-15 with the clock into stoppage time. Aaron hit another monster free and Shane Kearney added his own monster score from 80 metres to leave us three ahead. Time for more drama – with 36 minutes played Carrig had three final opportunities, a 20-metre free which was saved by Aaron, a ‘65 and another close-in free, and when that flew just wide of the right hand post, the final whistle was blown. This was a marvellous victory, which had looked most unlikely in the minutes before throw-in when our depleted team looked like it might not gather 15 players (using fit as an adjective here might be a step too far for some of the 15!!). Well done to the player-managers Colm and Johnny and to the two sideline Tadhgs – Landers and O’Connor - for their belief, encouragement and resilience. We play Aghada in the semi-final – how many will we have togged for that??

Team: Aaron Walsh, Dermot Motherway, Barry Motherway, Paul Keniry, Shane Kearney, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Conor Cusack, Padraic Delaney, Dylan Coleman, Adrian Galvin, Andrew Walsh, Darren Cusack, Johnny Walsh, Colm Crowley, Noel O’Connor, Stephen Byrne.


Please note that the Rebel Óg Central Premier 2 Hurling Semi Final between Killeagh/Itas and Kiltha Óg has been changed on Tuesday 10th September to Rostellan with throw in at 6:30pm. Please show your support to the lads for this county semi-final.


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.


€18,200 is up for grabs in this week’s jackpot...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 3rd of September. The jackpot was €18,000 & the numbers drawn on the night were 15, 26, 29 & 34. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Teresa Murphy, Jamie Fogarty & the ‘78 What’ Syndicate from Hickeys Bar, while the €30 voucher for Kennedys Bar was won by Ben Landers. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs up to a massive €18,200 and the draw takes place on Tuesday 10th 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 and the programme 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. You can also check bookings on the monitor in the clubhouse.


East Cork Oil Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship;

Killeagh 4-13 Carrigtwohill 2-16

East Cork Oil Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship;

Killeagh v Russell Rovers in Killeagh at 3:30pm

East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 1;

Kileagh 0-9 Cobh 4-20


Carrigaline Court Hotel Premier 2 Minor Championship Semi Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Kiltha Óg, Tuesday 10th Sept in Rostellan at 6:30pm

Rebel Óg East Minor Football Championship Semi-Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Kiltha Óg on Monday 16th September in Killeagh at 7pm

Rebel Óg Central Premier 2 Hurling League Semi Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Blackrock on Sat 28th Sept (prov)

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Football Championship Division 2 Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Kiltha Óg on Saturday 21st September in Ballinacurra at 12:45

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Hurling Championship Division 1;

Fermoy 0-9 Killeagh/Itas 4-22 (this game was 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 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 semi-finals of the Matchplay tournament were played during the week. John Walsh defeated Ann Rochford on the 18th hole in a tight encounter meanwhile William Murphy had to go to the 20th hole to defeat Ger Fitzgibbon. It is now setup for the final between John Walsh v William Murphy. Walsh is the favourite going into this match but Murphy will be going into the decider under the radar. This game to be played in either Youghal or Castlemartyr. Draw to be made on Sat 14th at Presidents Prize giving ceremony.

Our next Tuesday outing is to Tramore on Tuesday 17th of September. Cost is €40 including food after the golf. Timesheet with Ray Rochford on 0872330054

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 was launched last 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 @07:45pm

2. Minor Championship v Kiltha Óg on Tuesday 10th Sept in Rostellan

3. Junior C Hurling Championship v Russell Rovers on Sat 14th Sept

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

Killeagh Camogie

Killeagh U12s Our winning ways continued on Tuesday 3rd last with a great victory over Sars in Glanmire. The result, in the winner takes all contest, ensured progression to a County final where we await the winners from a group consisting of Tracton, Watergrasshill, Charleville or Blarney. Exciting times and fully deserved for this group of talented and dedicated girls and their mentors.

MINORS Our Minor camogie team played their first round of their championship on Wednesday 4th last against Carragline. The team played their hearts out throughout a very tightly fought game.

The game was anyone's right to the end but unfortunately our team were on the wrong side of victory this time. They will regroup and will know who their opposition will be, for the next round, after the County Board meeting Monday evening.

GET WELL WISHES We all wish Lorna a very speedy recovery after sustaining a serious injury in the Minor game. Hopefully you'll be back to your very best soon Lorna.

CLOTHES COLLECTION We are collecting unwanted clothes, shoes blankets etc. for our annual clothes collection fundraiser. NO Duvets and Please make sure that the clothes are clean Collection Point. OLD DRESSING ROOMS GAA TUESDAYS 6pm - 7.30pm for the foreseeable future.