Killeagh GAA Club

07 October, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, October 6th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Are you male and over 30? Have you an interest in watching hurling and perhaps picking up the hurley again yourself?

Killeagh GAA would like to invite all males over 30 who are affiliated to our nearby clubs - St. Ita's, Youghal, Fr. O'Neill's, Castlemartyr, Dungourney and St. Catherine's to two evenings of social hurling under lights in Páirc Uí Chinnéide, Killeagh.

Evening 1 is on Friday next, October 11th from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m (sign in from 6pm)

Evening 2 is on Saturday October 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm (sign in from 6:30pm) and will be followed by social events in the three pubs in Killeagh village from 9pm.

This is for any men over 30 who are not still playing competitive hurling with their club's first team.

We want to introduce the concept of social hurling, something similar to the "Gaelic4Mothers&Others", but for men. We are going to call it "Hurling4Dads&Lads".

We will organise teams into bib colours (probably 8, 9 or 10-a-side) based on numbers who turn up, and the teams will be mixed (it's not one club versus another) so we are looking for as many men as possible from our neighbouring clubs to come along for a fun evening - come by yourself or with some buddies.

It doesn't matter if you're unfit, haven't caught a hurley in 20 years, or never really played seriously, just come along and join in.

There's no upper age limit - Mick Kissane lined out for Naomh Mearnog in Dublin today aged 78!!

Bring a hurley (borrow one if you don't have one) helmet (same!) and boots if you have them. The grass may be a bit slippy for runners!

You need to sign in on the night, and you should know that it is GAA policy that social hurling events are not covered by the GAA Injury Benefit Fund. It is recommended that each player has their own personal accident cover.

To see some more information about how social hurling works, rules etc., please click on the following link on the Cork GAA website.

For our two Killeagh evenings, any player who would like to turn up can text your name (and club) to Johnny Clifford on 086-8107875, or just turn up on either evening. By the way, there's no charge, but on the second evening we will have a bucket collection for a few health-promoting charities which you may wish to contribute to, as it will be part of our Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project HEALTH WEEKEND initiative.


We are currently testing out a new phone application called “Whats The Scor”. We are running tests currently with the notes & notifications segments on it as well as the Live Scoring feature. We are hoping by start of year 2020, that the whole club will have the facility. It will be used at various championship & league games for the club.

There are some advertising slots for local businesses to be filled by the New Year on the new app for Killeagh GAA club. 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.


€19,000 is a new record Killeagh GAA Lotto jackpot as it climbs to new heights...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 1st of October. The jackpot was €18,800 & the numbers drawn on the night were 2, 10, 24 & 33. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Olivia O’Rourke, Darren Cusack & Nora O’Reilly while the €30 voucher for the Tom Kelly Butcher, Killeagh was won by Mary O'Keeffe. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs up to a record €19,000 and the draw takes place on Tuesday 8th October. 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!’


Over the last few weeks, the 2019 Parish Leagues have been taking place with some cracking games over the three nights and on finals night! On last Friday night, a huge crowd turned out at Páirc Uí Chinnéide for the finals. In Football, the Blues team defeated the Reds in the ‘A’ Football final by one point while the ‘B’ Football final saw the Yellows beating the Greens again by only one point.

In Hurling, the Red Team defeated the Yellow team by only one point in the ‘A’ Hurling Final, while the Blues defeated the Greens in the ‘B’ Hurling Final.

Thanks to all who helped or organized the Parish Leagues over the last few weeks especially to the Under 12 Coach Liam Fitzgerald and to Michelle Murphy who put in a lot of work over the last few weeks. Thanks to the children for putting on some entertaining couple of nights over the last few weeks and to the parents for facilitating the children in playing sport that they love at such young age! As the old proverb says, ‘Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh siad!’

Red Team; Aaron Dignam (Hurling Captain), Jacob Dignam (Football Captain), Orna Cunningham, John Ogbebor, Thomas Kelly, Andrew Hogan, Cormac Deane, Calum Power, Patrick Dineen, Cormac Delaney, Adam Barry, Cillian Nelo, Stephen Cooley & Fionán O’ Connell.

Yellow Team; Michael Griffin (Hurling Captain), Tadhg Considine (Football Captain), Cian O’Riordan, Calum Harte, Ben O’Sullivan, Kieran Murphy, Andrew Brenner, Rian Lane, Seanan McDonnell, Daragh Sheehan, Rian O’Connor, Eoin Sheehan, Ruben Vila O’Riordan, Ronan O’Riordan, Billy Guerin.

Green Team; Conor Murphy (Hurling Captain), Liam Manning (Football Captain), Fionn Brennan, Aidan McNamee, Seán Fitzgerald, Kealan Fitzgerald, John Farquhar, Cathal Brennan, Daniel Geary, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick, Tony Kenneally, Eoghan Murphy, Alex Fogarty, Donnacha Browne.

Blue Team; Eoin Spillane (Hurling Captain), Jack Coleman (Football Captain), Eoin Roche, Mark Buttimer, Dara McDonald, Fionn Mulcahy, Ben Geary, Ryan Murphy, Alex Howley, Cayden Hyde, Sean O’Leary, Jack Farquhar, James Chidlow, Micheál O’Brien.


Hard luck to the Killeagh Senior Camogie team who were narrowly defeated by 3 in a row County Champions Inniscarra by a solitary point 1-13 to 1-12. Nobody in the county has taken Inniscarra as close as the girls have in the last four seasons so they should be really proud of themselves and look forward for season 2020 with their head held high!!

A word of well done on a fruitful year to all the girls on the panel and to the management team of Ciaran, Donie, Christine, Johnny & Pa.

Congratulations to Inch Rovers who won their Munster Ladies Intermediate Football quarter final last Sunday against Cooraclare 2-16 to 1-8 and move onto the semi-final next weekend against St. Ailbes of Limerick. Best of luck ladies!!


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 11am (please note changed time) and the programme will run until the end of October. For more information, please contact Liz Sinclair on 087-6137393 (or check out an interview with Cian O’Connell of who spoke to Liz recently


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.


Cork Premier 1 Under 21 Hurling Championship 1st Round;

Killeagh/Itas v Fr O’Neills (Date TBC)


Rebel Óg East Under 16 Hurling League Division 1 Shield Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Fr O’Neills on Saturday 19th October in Dungourney @ 5pm

Rebel Óg Central Under 15 Premier 2A Hurling Challenge Cup Semi Final;

Home v Inniscarra on Thursday 10th October @ 7:30pm

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Football Division 2 League Shield Final;

Killeagh/Itas Fr O’Neills

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Hurling Division 2 League Shield Final;

Killeagh/Itas v St. Colmans on Wednesday 16th October @ 7pm, Venue TBC

Rebel Óg Central Under 13 Football League;

Quarter Final; Killeagh/Itas 11-3 Duarigle Gaels 3-13

Semi Final; Killeagh/Itas v Bandon on Sunday 13th October @ 3pm

Rebel Óg Central Under 13 Hurling League Quarter Final;

Away v Ballinora on Sunday 20th October (Venue & Time TBC)

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


With one round to play for the Tommy Galvin Perputual Trophy, the leaderboard for the Golfer of the Year stands as follows;

1st Colin Fogarty 81pts

2nd William Murphy 67pts

3rd John Walsh 54pts

4th Padraig McGrath 50pts

5th Ann Rochford 50pts

6th Stephen Murphy 47pts

7th Tadhg O’Connor 37pts

After the conclusion semi-finals of the Matchplay tournament, the draw for the final was made by our President, Colman Motherway and saw William Murphy draw at home in Youghal against Johnny Walsh. An intriguing encounter to see who will pick up the Matchplay prize and the four extra points for the Golfer of the Year Leaderboard.

Our next Tuesday outing is to Water Rock on Tuesday 15th October. Please book your time with Ray on 087-2330054.

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.

U21 B Hurling (Round Robin) Group B with Russell Rovers & Lisgoold;


The 2019/20 Cork Clubs Draw was launched at the start of September 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.


From Thursday 17th October until Sunday 20th October, Killeagh Healthy Clubs project are prmoting and hosting a number of free events over the weekend at Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Why not join us at an event or two?? Check out the poster below for more information.


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 GAA Nursery on Saturday mornings

3. Killeagh GAA Social Hurling on Friday 11th October

4. Cork GAA For ALL takes place Sundays from 11am in Páirc Uí Chinnéide

5. Killeagh Golf Society Tuesday outing to Water Rock on Tuesday 15th October



Inniscarra 1-13 Killeagh 1-12

An absolutely terrific senior camogie game was played in CIT on Friday last where Killeagh took on 3 in a row county champions Inniscarra. From the outset this game was played at a very high pace. It was Inniscarra who came out of the blocks early and Killeagh found themselves down 1-4 to 0-3 after the first quarter. Killeagh then found their form and outscored their opposition in the next 15 minutes and found themselves level at half time 1-7 each.

The second half continued at the same fantastic pace with end to end stuff where both Inniscarra and Killeagh continued to trade scores. It was anyones game. Inniscarra scored a free in injury time putting them 1 point ahead and although Killeagh had a couple of opportunities to draw the game it wasn't to be and heartbreakingly they lost by the minimum.

There were many fantastic performances on the field for Killeagh but the way this team fought and worked tirelessly for each other was fabulous to watch and the heartbreak on each of their faces spoke volumes of the effort these players made. A huge thank you must go to the mentors. Ciarán O'Brien, Donie Treacy, Christine Treacy, Johnny Murphy and Pa Mulcahy for their tireless work throughout the year. Killeagh: C Sigerson 1-8 (0-5 f, 0-1 45’), L Treacy 0-2, H Looney 0-1. N O'Connor 0-1 KILLEAGH: S Beausang; E Treacy, A Walsh, L Treacy; L McEvoy, C Daly, N O’Keeffe; C Sigerson, J O’Shea; C Harney, R Sheehan, H Looney; L O’Gorman, C Walsh, A O’Driscoll. Subs: N O’Connor for A O’Driscoll (42), C Barry for C Walsh (53).

CONGRATULATIONS to Inch Intermediate footballers and especially the dual players who lined out again on Sunday last when they won the Munster quarter final.