Killeagh GAA Club

26 November, 2019

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, November 24th 2019

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Rebel Óg Fé 16 County Football Division 2 Championship Final

Grenagh 1-15 Killeagh/Ita’s 3-7

A thrilling game of football, played at breakneck speed by two talented sides, resulted in a victory for Grenagh over a brave and battling Killeagh/Ita’s team in Pairc Ui Chaoimh’s immaculate 4G astro pitch on Friday evening last. Both sides gave 100% effort from referees Alan O’Connor’s first whistle to last, and Grenagh’s ability to kick scores while they were more dominant in possession, in the ten minutes before half time and the fifteen minutes after, was ultimately the difference between the two teams. In contrast, Killeagh/Ita’s were very dominant for the first ten minutes but failed to convert a couple of early chances, before Paudie Mackey’s first goal (a brilliant 50 yard run and finish low to the left corner) put us a point up – 1-0 to 0-2. Paudie added a point on 15 minutes and Eoin Brenner’s score a minute later put us ahead by 1-2 to 0-4. Paudie’s second point levelled the game, 1-3 to 0-6 after 23 minutes before Grenagh took control and in the final minutes of the half they scored four points to just one in response – a free from Paudie. A three point game then at half time – 0-10 to 1-4.

Grenagh were very much on top in the third quarter and added four points without reply, although we did have a couple of wides in our few attacks. A Grenagh goal on 46 minutes seemed to spell game over as they now led by 1-14 to 1-4. However, these Killeagh lads are a resilient bunch, and they rallied all over the pitch – with the defence tightening up considerably and our forwards going all out. We got a sniff of a comeback with a brilliantly-lobbed goal by Paudie on 54 minutes and when he scored his third goal straight from the kick-out, the gap was just four and Grenagh were rattled. Dylan McCarthy and David Buckley, both very effective substitutions, kicked a point each and with four minutes left, the game was back in the melting pot with just a two-point deficit – 3-6 to 1-14. Grenagh steadied the ship, however, and didn’t panic, scoring a point (their first in 14 minutes) with time almost up. Paudie got one back (his final score in a remarkable 3-4, with all but one point from play), but we just ran out of clock and Grenagh held on to complete a county Under 16 double.

Hard luck but well done to our panel and the management team of Johnny Brenner, Declan Fogarty and John Lane for a very successful year, while big thanks must also go to John Lane, Brendan Wallace and Mike O’Sullivan for their sponsorship of county final tops for the whole panel – a fabulous gesture!

Team: Conor Meade; Ben Budds, Rory Lynch, Colm Landers; Ben Fogarty, Jamie Fogarty, Colm Treacy; George Walsh Wallace, Aaron Fitzgibbon; Daniel Walsh, Eoin Brenner, Dale McMahon; Rory Motherway, Paudie Mackey, Evan Lane. Subs: Dylan McCarthy, David Buckley, Tommy Morrison, Danny Fitzgerald, Colm Leahy.


Our Mass for Deceased Members has been scheduled for Friday November 29th at 7:30pm in Killeagh Church. We hope all members and families of the club can be represented. Following the Mass on Friday, we will have tea & refreshments in The Old Thatch at 8pm and we will also hold our 2019 Supporters Club Annual Draw (Formerly DCS) with €5000 worth of prizes to be given away. All are welcome to The Old Thatch, particularly all Silver and Gold Supporters Club members who have contributed so much to helping to keep our club afloat year on year. Here, all those Silver & Gold Supporters of the club will receive their ‘Killeagh GAA Supporters Club Car Sticker’.


The 2019 Killeagh GAA AGM took place on Monday 25th November at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room in the Killeagh GAA Complex. We will have a report in next week’s edition of what went on in the meeting.


The annual Killeagh/Itas Juvenile Club End of Year Review will take place on Monday 2nd December upstairs in the Meeting Rooms in Páirc Ui Chinnéide at 7:30pm. This review takes in all teams of our Juvenile Club and reviews the year that was in 2019. It is for parents and mentors involved in the Juvenile Cub and all interested parties should attend and make their thoughts known on the night how we can improve the learnings for the future stars of our club. If you are not there, no one can speak for you! Monday 2nd December at 7:30pm in Meeting Rooms, upstairs in Killeagh GAA Complex.


The 2019 edition of the East Cork Board Convention takes place on Wednesday 4th December at 8pm in upstairs Meeting Room in the Killeagh GAA complex. We will hear all the reports from the year gone by, how the accounts are looking and look forward to next year’s championships. Join us then, all are welcome.


Last Tuesday was a dawn of a new era for the Cork County Championship because for the first time in the history of them, there will be a round robin series to determine a ranking for respective teams. All Draws were carried out and Killeagh have been drawn in Group 1 of the Senior A Hurling Championship alongside Newcestown, Kanturk & Cloyne.

The top 3 in each group in the competition will qualify for the quarter final stages while the bottom team in each group will be sent for the relegation play offs. The dates for fixtures are to be known for County Convention on Decemeber 8th. Roll on 2020.


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.


The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot hits the maximum...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 19th of November. The record jackpot of €20,000 was up for grabs & the numbers drawn on the night were 1, 14, 33 & 35. The Jackpot was not won this week. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were the Killeagh Race Committee, Mary O’Connor & Charlie Davis while the €30 voucher for Fitzgibbon’s Garage, Killeagh was won by Ben Ingamelis. Well done to all!

Next week’s humongous jackpot climbs up to a record €20,000 with a reserve jackpot now standing at €2,200 and the next draw takes place on Tuesday 26th of November. Each week the €20k Lotto is not won, we will add €200 to our reserve Jackpot which will be used when the €20k is won!!

So, 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 (or 3 tickets for €5), 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!’


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!


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 as a Christmas present! Get your early Christmas presents now while available. If you wish to order something for Christmas, please do it in next few days. 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;

Quarter Final; Killeagh/Itas play winner of Glen Rovers v Blackrock on Saturday 7th Dec @ 5:15pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh (4G pitch) provisional


Rebel Óg County Under 16 Division 2 Football Championship Final

Killeagh/Itas 3-7 Grenagh 1-15

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


The End of Year Christmas Scramble which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 23rd of November in West Waterford Golf Club was postponed due to the inclement weather and waterlogged conditions. It has been re-fixed for Saturday 14th December. The original timesheet will stand. If you were unable to play last Saturday but now can play on the new date, please make yourself known to Ray to be included.

This is an ideal competition for beginners and the golfers who have been around for weeks, months, years and everyone in between. If you are interested, please ring Ray to book your place on the timesheet.

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

If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA 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 with the next draw upcoming on November 28th. If you missed your chance in joining the opening draws, 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 AGM on Mon 25th November @ 7:30pm

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

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

5. East Cork Board Convention on Wednesday 4th December in Páirc Uí Chinneide at 8pm

6. Killeagh GAA Golf Society Christmas Scramble in West Waterford GC on Sat 14th December