Killeagh GAA Club

04 November, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, November 3rd 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Rebel Óg Central Fé 13 Premier 2 County Football Final

Killeagh/Ita’s 8-2 Carrigaline 4-9

Killeagh/Ita’s Under 13 team made history under lights on their home patch in Páirc Uí Chinnéide, on Saturday evening last when they defeated Carrigaline in a cracking Premier 2 County Football Final, thereby qualifying to participate in the highest grade, Premier 1, for the Fé 14 2020 season, the first Killeagh/Ita’s football team to play at this grade since the advent of Rebel Óg Central in 2012. This game showcased high quality football, excellent defending and teamwork, and scintillating score-taking from both sides. The X-factor for Killeagh/Ita’s was their ability to work and finish goals, with Sean Meade the destroyer in chief. He raised green flags on 2, 7, 13 and 20 minutes, while Carrigaline had goals of their own on 5, 16 and 25 minutes, so that by half-time the teams were level, 4-1 to Killeagh-Ita’s (Fionn Murphy the point scorer) and 3-4 to Carrigaline.

Carrigaline took the lead for the final time on 32 minutes with their fifth point, before Sean got going again, goaling on 33, 40 and 43 minutes. With Ben Walsh, Ethan O’Driscoll and Harry Connon leading the defensive lines, Carrigaline’s dangerous attacks were limited, and the lead was four points on the three quarter hour mark – 7-2 to 4-7 – after Barry Walsh had kicked our second point, a brilliant long-range effort. The scoring rate then dried up, with wides and good saves on both sides. The margin was reduced to three before Colm Cowhig got on the rebound of a great save from the Carrigaline ‘keeper and finished to the net, giving us a deserved but hard-earned victory over a gallant opposition. Well done to the whole panel and to the joint managers Richard Lynch and Conor Murphy, who must now prepare for a Premier 2 County Hurling Final away to Youghal next Saturday.

Team: Fionn Brennan; Oran Cunningham, Harry Connon, Michael O’Donovan; Darragh Prenter, Ben Walsh, Ethan O’Driscoll; Barry Walsh, Mark Buttimer; Sean Lynch, Fionn Murphy, Conor Burns; Michael Doherty, Sean Meade, Aidan McNamee. Subs used: Andrew Brenner, Liam Og Power, Colm Cowhig, Cormac Deane.


Rebel Óg East Fé 16 Division 1 Hurling League Semi-Final

Killeagh/Ita’s 0-11 St. Catherine’s 0-3

Back in August, St. Catherine’s beat our Under 16 hurlers in an exciting East Division 1 championship semi-final, on their way to winning the East final and going all the way to a County Final. In the intervening weeks, our focus had been very much on football as our team went on something of a run of their own which has them now preparing for a County Football Final. So, when the teams met in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Wednesday last, nobody was sure which way the match might go. On a very wet night,

with conditions not suitable for free-flowing hurling, our team came out on top, with an excellent defensive performance – outstanding displays from David Buckley, Conor Meade, Ben Budds and Jamie Fogarty in particular – and an ability to finish from play and frees when required. Stand-out performances from Eoin Brenner (two points from play and brilliant effort in winning much ‘dirty ball’ in the centre of the field), Aaron Fitzgibbon and Colm Treacy were also vital in giving us enough possession to keep the scoreboard ticking over and limiting opportunities for the Saints. Next up we play the winners of the other semi-final between Kiltha Óg and Cobh which is to be played next weekend.

Team: Pierse Geary; David Buckley, Conor Meade, Cormac Fitzpatrick; Ben Budds, Jamie Fogarty, Rory Lynch; Eoin Brenner, Aaron Fitzgibbon; Colm Landers, George Walsh, Daniel Walsh; Dale McMahon, Colm Treacy, Rory Motherway. Subs used: Dylan McCarthy, Ben Fogarty, Ciaran Brennan, Danny Fitzgerald, Tommy Morrison, Darragh O’Leary.


Rebel Óg East Fé 14 Division 2 Football League Final

Mayfield 6-8 Killeagh/Ita’s 5-5

The treble was on if our Under 14s could win the league final on Sunday afternoon in Killeagh, but a fine Mayfield team held on for a close but deserved victory. The damage was done in the first half when Mayfield banged in five goals to lead by 5-6 to 3-1 at the short whistle (Sean Meade, Colm Leahy and Pierse Geary with our goals, Ben Walsh with a point). A few changes at half-time brought renewed vigour to our team for the second half, with Pierse and Ben kicking quick points, and then Sean bagging another goal on 37 minutes. Killeagh/Ita’s had all the possession and Mayfield were rattled – when a further point from Ben and then a quick point and goal from impressive substitute Conor Burns reduced the margin to just a point, 5-6 to 5-5 – a turnaround looked possible. Mayfield steadied the ship, however, and finished strongly with 1-2 without reply to add the Under 14 league title to the Under 16 title they had won the previous day. This concludes a very busy season for our Under 14s who added the East Division 2 Hurling League title last week to two National Féile titles in June. A year to remember for all!

Huge thanks to Seamus Considine and his team behind the scenes which include Deccie Long, Pat Walsh, Pauline Meade, Conor Murphy, Richie Lynch, Edel Ryan & Breda Buckley and all the parents, the club, the supporters and this amazing bunch of lads for a fantastic year for bringing us all over the country. Well done and keep up the great work and hopefully more silverware will be added over the upcoming seasons.

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


Official Notice of the Killeagh GAA AGM was sent out last week and it will take place on Monday 25th November at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room. Nomination and Motion papers have been sent out in the last few days by our Runaí and they must be returned by Monday 11th November. Have you something that you want discussed? Is there something where improvement can be made? Do you think you can make a difference? It is important for all members to attend and to have YOUR SAY because it is YOUR CLUB. No one will say it for you. Let’s make it better for everyone both on and off the field. Be there, Meeting Room, upstairs in Páirc Uí Chinnéide at 7:30pm on Monday 25th November.


Bord Oirthear Chorcaí (East Cork Board) invites all clubs in the Division to a Teacht le Chéile/Get Together at Club Áras CLG, Eochaill on Friday 8th November 2019 ag a 7:30pm. The brainchild of Nollaig Ó hÓgáin, Eochaill, it is especially for the senior members of our clubs (former players, officials, administrators), who may enjoy meeting, talking and reminiscing about games and events of yesteryear. We think that this is a great opportunity for all clubs to reach out to members and friends, who may not be as active as heretofore and to show that they are all still welcome in the GAA family. So please make the effort to get the word out to as many as you can. Go raibh maith agat! If you are interested please contact Liam Ó Laochdha 0863258271 before Wednesday 6th November.


Thanks to everyone who made the weekend so successful in whatever part you played in by putting in work or participating in something. It was broadcast on RTE’s Nationwide who were in Páirc Uí Chinnéide recording over the weekend and showed a 15 minute segment on Friday 25th October. Did you see yourself on D’Telly?? If you missed it why not catch-up on the RTÉ Player and see what your local Healthy Club gets up to.

One of the aspects of the Healthy Clubs Initiative in Killeagh is our walking group. The walks vary hugely and are suitable for all fitness levels. We have had some great family outings including walking the Atlantic Pond (Mahon, Cork), Glenbower Woods, Beach walks and more recently Spike Island. Lots of the walks are local and we have had very pleasant trips to Lismore, Knockadoon Cliff Walk and a historic walk of Cork City followed by breakfast. Our most challenging walks were climbing Carrauntoohill, Galtee Mór, and a group of 30 travelled to Spain to complete a section of the Camino de Santiago. New members are always welcome, if you are interested in joining, please contact Liz Sinclair 087-6137393!


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.


€19,800 for next Tuesday’s Killeagh GAA highest ever Jackpot...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 29th of October. The jackpot was €19,600 & the numbers drawn on the night were 3, 19, 29 & 31. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Ray Dwyer, Michael Hennessy & Ben Ingamelis while the €30 voucher for the Flawless Beauty, Killeagh was won by Aoife Scully. Well done to all!

Next week’s jackpot climbs up to a record €19,800 and the draw takes place on Tuesday 5th of November. 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 with SmartLotto @

Sales close locally on Tuesday at 7:30pm. Remember, ‘Money Spent Local Stays Local!’


Best of luck to Inch Rovers who take on Leinster Champions Naomh Ciaran of Offaly next weekend in the All Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Semi Final. Best of luck to all players and management and everyone involved!


Our Cork GAA for ALL programme has been completed for 2019, thanks to those who took part and enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks to all the people who helped in any way over the months in organising a special word of thanks to Liz Sinclair who ran the programme. It will return in Spring 2020 with the dates to be confirmed on these column inches. Stay tuned here for more information. Meanwhile you can read an interview Liz done with Cian O’Connell of


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! Get your early Christmas presents now while available. 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 1-17 Fr O’Neills 1-11

Quarter Final; Killeagh/Itas play winner of Glen Rovers v Blackrock/Bishopstown


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

Killeagh/Itas 1-2 Mayfield 4-9

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 0-11 St. Catherines 0-3

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

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

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Football Division 2 League Final;

Killeagh/Itas 5-5 Mayfield 6-8

Rebel Óg East Under 14 Hurling Division 2 League Final;

Killeagh/Itas 6-8 Fr O’Neills 3-10

Rebel Óg Central Under 13 Football League Final;

County Final; Killeagh/Itas 8-2 Carrigaline 4-9

Rebel Óg Central Under 13 Hurling League Semi Final;

Killeagh/Itas 6-7 Carrigtwohill 1-6

County Final; Killeagh/Itas v Youghal on Saturday 9th November in Youghal at 11am

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


The End of Year Christmas Scramble takes place on Saturday 23rd of November in West Waterford Golf Club. This is an ideal competition for beginners and the golfers who have been around for years and everyone in between.

Meanwhile, our final Tuesday outing of 2019 is to the Gold Coast on Tuesday 26th November. Both Timesheets are now open and you can book your place now with Ray Rochford.

Don’t forget, if you are interested in joining the Golf Society for their variety of trips away for 2020, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.


The 2019/20 Cork Clubs Draw has started last week. If you missed your chance in joining last week’s draw, you can join at anytime. If you are interested in joining the draw, 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. For live scoring, download the Whats The Scór app and ‘like’ the Killeagh GAA page.


1. Killeagh GAA Lotto every Tuesday night @ 7:45pm

2. Killeagh GAA Golf Society Christmas Scramble in West Waterford GC on Sat 23rd November

3. Killeagh GAA AGM on Mon 25th November @ 7:30pm

4. Killeagh GAA Golf Society Outing to Gold Coast Tues 26th November

5. Killeagh/Itas End of Year Review on Mon 2nd December @ 7:30pm