Killeagh GAA Club

21 October, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, October 20th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Rebel Óg East Under 14 Hurling Shield Final Division 2

Killeagh/Itas 5-19 St. Colmans 4-8

In heavy conditions for hurling, Killeagh/Itas grafted hard over the 64 minutes played by Aghada referee Willie Wallis to pull out a 14-point win over a fiercely determined St. Colman's side in Páirc Uí Chinnéide last Thursday evening. It took four minutes before a Colm Leahy point troubling the scoreboard operator for the first time. The deadblock was broken after 6 minutes after a cracking finish by Darragh O’Brien saw the ball ending up in the net. Dylan McCarthy tacked on a pair of points before Colmans got their first score after 11 minutes. 1-3 to 0-1 it was before a Sean Meade goal after some great work by Ben Walsh, but the visitors got rolling and three consecutive points in the next six minutes before they broke the deadlock with a crucial goal to see it 2-3 to 1-4. But McCarthy got going with an exhibition of free taking. Out of the 1-10 scored in the last ten minutes, McCarthy got the goal from play, eight points from placed ball, other two points from play from the aforementioned Walsh & Leahy. Half Time Score Killeagh/Itas 3-13 St. Colmans 1-4.

Dylan opened the scoring after 32 minutes with added two further more in the 3rd quarter before Barry Walsh got a goal of his own after 45 mins. Three minutes later, Killeagh netminder Fionn Murphy pulled four top notch saves before the fifth shot got in over the line, an outstanding effort by the keeper. Murphy could do no wrong when Colmans got their third green flag after 51 minutes. Jack O’Connor stepped up with a quick fire 1-1 of his own with five minutes left on the clock. Colmans showed great heart to keep going until the end and were rewarded with their efforts with a late goal. But the night was rounded off with a McCarthy free to bring his personal tally up to 1-14 for the night. A great night for the lads to add some silverware to the trophy cabinet beside the Féile Cup win earlier in the summer. Hurling resumes with the League final in a week’s time against Fr O’Neills.

Team: Fionn Murphy; Liam Considine, Pierse Geary, Harry Connon; Sean O’Riordan, Ben Walsh, David Buckley; Dylan McCarthy, Jack O’Connor; Martin Power, Sean Meade, Rory Mackey; David Griffin, Darragh O’Brien, Colm Leahy. Subs: Barry Walsh, Conor Burns, Michael Doherty, Michael O’Donovan.


Rebel Óg Central U13 Premier 2 Hurling Quarter Final

Killeagh/Itas 6-9 Ballinora 1-8

On Saturday Oct 19th Killeagh Itas took on Ballinora in Ballymah.

A Great pass from Barry Walsh saw Sean Meade rattle the net 3 minutes into the game. This was closely followed by a succession of scores giving us a great early lead. The Killeagh/Itas boys worked hard and were assisted by a favourable wind in the first half with a scoreboard reading 3-7 to 0-1 at half time.

Great team work kept us on top throughout the second half. Then with 15 minutes to go we were down to 14 men after a questionable decision from the referee. Though under pressure for five minutes a great save from Mark Buttimer saw morale rise again. Some great defending in the back line and further fine scoring saw us with a very impressive lead at the sound of the final whistle.


There was also a big win for the Under 16 team against Fr O’Neills last Saturday evening in the Division 2 Shield Final with an 8-14 to 3-10 win over Fr O’Neills. Killeagh/Itas Fé16 hurlers return to the field of play on Wednesday night when they face St. Catherines on Wednesday night. Mean while the Under 14 footballers had a big win over Glanmire on Sunday morning, 4-8 to 3-6 was the final score and they move onto the final in the next few weeks!!


The Fé21 hurlers will be out next Saturday as they take on Fr O’Neills in the Cork Premier 1 U21 Hurling Championship in Youghal throw in time of 3pm. Best of luck to the lads in this important game and hopefully you can be there to support them.


The past weekend saw the inaugural Killeagh Healthy Weekend in association with the Killeagh Healthy Clubs project. Firstly, a contingent from Killeagh attended the ‘TILDA’ talk in Páirc UíChaoimh last Thursday night. The word is that it was very enjoyable and well worth attending and would be going again if ever in Cork.

Friday Night Lights is as popular as ever and a great crowd turned out last Friday for the two hour ‘walk-talk-cuppa-talk' session around Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Some regular faces returned as well as some new ones which was great to see and we look forward in seeing you all return next January for our 6 week programme.

Saturday was a busy day, the Nursery was another busy hours for the 3-5 years old of our club who are learning their trade in the GAA ranks. Great to see the Nursery going from strength to strength.

Saturday evening, the Irish Heart Foundation trained up 85 people over 4 hours in the clubhouse how to provide CPR and how to use the defibrillator. While a great skill to have and great to see so many people know how to use it, let’s hope we won’t have to use those skills in the future. Thanks to all who did participate and a word of thanks to Paul who trained up all the lads & lassies.

Attention turned to on the fields matters as we had approx. 20 people in both the ‘Hurling4Dads&Lads’ & for ‘Gaelic4Mothers&Others’. This has been a great initiative run around Cork over the past few months and we are delighted to host such an event locally. Thanks to everyone for turning out.

Sunday wrapped up our weekend, firstly with our 45th Monthly walk, this time around Glenbower Woods with was a superb morning to be out in the fresh air & we had our penultimate Cork GAA for ALL inclusion programme for children with disabilities. Our last session will take place next Sunday 27th at 11am.

Thanks to everyone who made the weekend so successful in whatever part you played in by putting in work or participating in something. Stay tuned to your Television sets though because RTE’s Nationwide were in Páirc Uí Chinnéide recording over the weekend and will be doing a 15 minute segment on Friday 25th October at 7pm on RTE One in relation to the Killeagh Healthy Weekend. If you were there Friday or Saturday, watch out, you might be on TV!!


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.


€19,400 for next Tuesday’s Killeagh GAA highest ever Jackpot...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 15th of October. The jackpot was €19,200 & the numbers drawn on the night were 5, 8, 14 & 24. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Olan & Deirdre Coleman, Michael O’Sullivan & Eugene Harte while the €30 voucher for the Londis, Killeagh was won by Shane Dwyer. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs up to a record €19,400 and the draw takes place on Tuesday 22nd October. What would you do with the money?? Wouldn’t it be a good time to go on a holiday?? What about a new lick of painting on your house?? Or even the time to change your car for a 201-C....?? 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 juvenile players are back in action with their respective schools! Midleton CBS won their opening round game of the Dr. Harty Cup with six points to spare over Hamilton High School of Bandon winning 0-20 to 1-11. They must play St. Josephs of Tulla in their final group game in first week of November. The Dean Ryan cup semi final versus St. Colmans of Fermoy didn’t go as well last Thursday as they were well beaten 2-26 to 0-10.

Best of luck to Midleton CBS team who take on CBC of Cork in the O’Callaghan Cup next Wednesday.


Congratulations to Inch Rovers who won their Munster Ladies Intermediate Football Semi Final last Friday evening against St. Ailbes of Limerick 3-8 to 1-3 and move onto the Munster final to face Templemore, venue and date must be confirmed by Munster Council. Best of luck ladies in the final!!


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 in Youghal on Saturday 26th October @ 3pm


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

Killeagh/Itas v Mayfield, on Monday 28th October in Mayfield @ 11:30am

Rebel Óg East Under 16 Hurling Shield Division 1 Final;

Killeagh/Itas 8-14 Fr O’Neills 3-10

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

Killeagh/Itas v St. Catherines in Ballynoe on Wednesday 23rd October @ 7:15pm

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

Final; Killeagh/Itas v winners of Nemo Rangers/Bandon

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Hurling Division 2 Shield Final;

Killeagh/Itas 5-19 St. Colmans 4-8

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Hurling Division 2 League Final;

Killeagh/Itas v Fr O’Neills on Saturday 26th October @ 11am

Rebel Óg Central Under 13 Football League Semi Final;

County Final; Killeagh/Itas v Carrigaline on Saturday 2nd November, Venue TBC

Rebel Óg Central Under 13 Hurling League Quarter Final;

Killeagh/Itas 6-9 Ballinora 1-8

Semi Final; Killeagh/Itas v Carrigtwohill on Saturday 26th October (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

The final round of the Golfer of the Year competition takes place at Dungarvan next Saturday 26th October with the time sheet from 11am until 12:30pm. The timesheet is full but to book your place on the reserve list, please contact Ray Rochford on 087-2330054. Sponsor on the day is Liam Kelly. Presentation will take place in Longs Bar, Mount Uniacke at 9:30pm.

The draw for the final has been 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. The final is yet to be played, but must be finished before Saturday 26th October

Our next Tuesday outing is the rescheduled outing to Water Rock on Tuesday 22nd October. It was called off last week due to the inclement conditions. 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 for the rest of this year, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.


The 2019/20 Cork Clubs Draw was launched at the start of September with new prizes available over the coming months. The first two draws for September & October will take place on November 2nd. If you are interested in joining the new draw for the next 12 months, please contact our Cork GAA Clubs Co-ordinator 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. Killeagh GAA Nursery on Saturday mornings

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

4. Killeagh Golf Society Tuesday outing to Water Rock on Tuesday 22nd October