Killeagh GAA Club

01 January, 2020

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, December 29th 2019  

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO 

 

GREETINGS: 

On behalf of all at Killeagh GAA, we wish you (the reader) and yours a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Hopefully we will see you over the holiday period at our club events that are taking place in the parish. 

 

MESSAGE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS 

To all our members, players, sponsors and supporters, on behalf of the Executive of Killeagh GAA Club, we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year. Let’s keep the ball rolling for 2020, more success both on and off the field. Our Registration day takes place on Sunday February 9th 2020!  

 

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL POC FADA LAST THURSDAY 

Our 30th annual Poc Fada took place on St. Stephens Days in mild conditions from Mount Uniacke to Killeagh Village. The 62 teams got started before the 2pm deadline and ranged from all ages both young & old. From the 62 teams, they contributed in the region of €1,700 which will be divided equally between Marymount Hospice in Cork & Youghal Community Hospital, I’m sure you will agree, two well-worthy causes! 

The winners of the categories were as follows;  

Overall (Kennedy Cup) - Seamus Harnedy, Darragh & Padraig O’Brien (42 shots) 

Family (Harry Harris Trophy) - Sean, Deccie & Ritchie Long (43) 

Veterans (Kevin Lane Trophy) - Ger Fitzgibbon, Mattie Treacy & Simon Mould (51) 

Ladies – Chloe Sigerson, Emma Treacy & Leah McEvoy (58) 

Minor (Tadhg Coleman Trophy) - Daniel Walsh, David Buckley & Dylan McCarthy (46) 

U14 Boys (Diarmuid Fogarty Trophy) - Sean Meade, Ben & Barry Walsh 

U14 Girls - Blaithnaid Browne, Maddie Guerin & Orla Murphy 

U12 Boys - Dead Heat – Andrew, Ben & Cormac 

Jay, Eolan & Billy 

U12 Girls – Aoife, Molly & Clodagh 

 

Thanks to all who took part on the day and hopefully we will see you all in Páirc Uí Chinnéide in early 2020! 

  

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KILLEAGH/ITAS JUVENILE FUNDRAISING QUIZ 

This Friday January 3rd, it will be time to get the brains working for the New Year as the Annual Killeagh/Itas GAA Juvenile Fundraising Table Quiz takes place at the Old Thatch in Killeagh. Teams of 4 adults (14 years or over) cost just €40 with all monies raised will go towards the development of the Juvenile Club for 2020! First question will be asked at 9:30pm!   

We are asking all club members and especially parents of our underage players to support the quiz. If you can't get to the quiz you might sponsor a team, donate a spot prize or buy raffle tickets in advance.  Contact Liz 087-6137393 or Mary 087-6734010 for further details or to donate a spot prize or contribution. Your support would be greatly appreciated! 

 

2019 KILLEAGH GAA SUPPORTERS CLUB MOVING INTO 2020 

A huge thank you to all our Silver and Gold Supporters Club members who have contributed so much to helping to keep our club afloat year on year. All those Silver & Gold Supporters of the club will get a ‘Killeagh GAA Supporters Club Car Sticker’ over the next few weeks. If you want to be included in this draw each year, please contact Tim Crotty, Colman Motherway or any committee member regarding this important fundraiser for the club. 

 

THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS WALKING STARTS JANUARY 9TH 

Once again, in association with the Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project & RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, Killeagh GAA will be ‘lighting up’ for 8 weeks every Thursday from January 9th until February 27th from 7pm until 8:30pm for all in your family and everyone in the local community to take advantage of walking around our facilities. Last year, we had hundreds of people walking on a weekly basis around the environs of our GAA club and since last year, we have developed a new walkway which will be in use in early January on the outside of our new perimeter fencing of the main field.  

So, do you want to get moving and active this New Year, but you have nowhere to go? Do you find it hard to find a safe and well-lit area to go for a walk during the dark winter months?  Well, Killeagh GAA club has the answer! Why not join us for a walk ‘n’ talk with your friends or family and call in after for a cuppa or bit of fruit to keep you entertained on the walk. It will be a great way and incentive to get fit for the year 2020 ahead. We want everyone to come and join for Ireland Lights Up 2020! This is also can be used as a lead up to the Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race on March 1st. 

 

SEAN LAVERY MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT 

On Sunday January 5th & 12th, we will run the Sean Lavery Tournament for the Minor Footballers to celebrate a great football man in our club who is missed by all. We will run a round robin series over the two Sundays starting at 3pm to get our season off and running, especially when the Under 21 Football Championship will be starting in February. More details to follow locally... 

 

2020 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS 

It is 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. Fixtures are due to be confirmed shortly. Roll on 2020. 

 

NEW LIVE SCORING APP RIGHT TO YOUR SMARTPHONE – WHAT'S THE SCOR 

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 any local businesses to be filled by the New Year on the new app for Killeagh GAA club. If you are interested in advertising on the app which has 40,000 followers, please contact Patrick Mulcahy for more information. More information of the app & 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. 

 

LOTTO UPDATE 

The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot was won this past week... 

The latest club draw took place on Monday 23d of December. This week’s Lotto Jackpot was a cool €3,000. The numbers drawn on the night were 5, 7, 15 & 28. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Caoimhín O’Driscoll, Tom Harte and Jerry & Shelia Fitzgerald while the €30 voucher was won by Eileen O’Callaghan, Well done to all!  

Please take note that the next draw takes place on Tuesday 7th of January 2020 and that there will be none over the New Year holidays. Therefore, next week’s jackpot will be €3,200 kicking off 2020!  So, why not join this week’s Lotto to be within a chance an early new year present!  

So, what would you do with the money?? 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 @ http://bit.ly/KilleaghGAA 

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

 

KILLEAGH HEALTHY CLUBS – KILLEAGH GAA CLUB, KILLEAGH/ITAS JUVENILE CLUB, KILLEAGH CAMOGIE CLUB & INCH ROVERS LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB 

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! 

CAN’T THINK OF ANY GOOD CHRISTMAS GIFTS – OUR CLUB SHOP OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 

Our Club shop will reopen on Sunday 9th of February, same day as the 2020 registration will take place. 

 

TEAMS 

For 2020, if you are looking to book the pitch or indoor hall for ANY training sessions or matches, please contact the Chairperson or PRO this week regarding such to be booked onto the online system. There is no diary in for the hall bookings. Pitches can be block booked for various reasons and need to be checked with committee before being trained on. No match or training may take place without the essential booking! You can also check bookings on the screen monitor in the clubhouse. 

 

KILLEAGH GAA FIXTURES/RESULTS:   

East Cork Junior ‘C’ Football Championship Semi Final; 

Glenbower Rovers v Cobh, details to be confirmed 

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

 

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY: 

Thanks to all who took part in our Tuesday outings and to our Society outings throughout the 2019 season, we hope you enjoyed them all. We return in the new year when we head for Fota Island Golf Club on January 21st for the first many Tuesday outings in 2020. 

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 Golf Society would like to wish our supporters and members a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and we look forward in seeing you in 2020. 

 

CORK GAA CLUBS DRAW 

The 2019/20 Cork Clubs next draw takes places on January 30th, where first prize is €20,000 cash! Remember, Killeagh GAA members again were among the winners in November with Flo Fitzgerald picking up €1,000 cash. 

If you missed your chance in joining the opening three draws, do not worry, you can join at any time. Don’t forget, approximately 45% of your ticket comes back to Killeagh GAA. 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. 

 

ALSO... 

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. 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: 

Annual Fundraising Killeagh/Itas Table Quiz on January 3rd 2020 in Old Thatch  

Killeagh GAA Lotto returns on Tuesday 7th January 2020 @ 7:45pm 

Killeagh GAA Lights Up Walking every Thursday for 8 weeks from January 9th - All are welcome 

Killeagh GAA Club Registration Day 2020 on Sunday 9th February