Killeagh GAA Club

20 January, 2020

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, January 19th 2020

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

ANOTHER 140 PEOPLE TURN OUT FOR THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS WEEK 2!

The Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project in association with Killeagh GAA will be ‘lighting up’ for the months of January & February 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 week, another big crowd of excess 140 people joining us walking over 500km between them. Let’s make both those figures bigger this Thursday for week 3. And as you saw last week, we are in the middle of finishing our work on our new pathway which is on the outside of our new perimeter fencing of the main field.

For our walkers, one full lap on the new pathway around our field is exactly 500m, so if you complete 10 laps, that is 5KM!! It will be a great way and incentive to get fit for the year 2020 ahead. We want everyone to come and join for Killeagh GAA Lights Up 2020!

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, run or a jog 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 some fruit to keep you entertained on the walk, all for FREE!! We ask all members to attend if possible!

Or if you want to go for a jog/run in preparation for the 4 Mile Road Race on March 1st, join a group of runners at 7:30pm which is led by Dave Barry. The group take in a long loop (1km) on the outside perimeter of Páirc Uí Chinnéide. (Check out the poster attached).

 

 

REBEL ÓG AWARDS 2019

It was great to see our Under 14 Féile team getting recognized for their exploits in the Féile na nGael competition last June as they claimed Division 6 of the 2019 edition. Well done to manager Seamus Considine, coaches Deccie Long & Pat Walsh and all the team on a wonderful year. Hopefully, long may it last! Well done to the Cork Minor Footballers who won the overall award on a well-deserved win in the All Ireland final in September!

 

 

 

 

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.

GYM ACCESS FOR CLUB MEMBERS

Our recently refurbished Gym is available to use by any club member who pay €50 per year (€25 for Students or OAP’s) on top of your regular membership. You can pay any club officer at any time before the end of February. Access will be made to each member upon payment.

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 dates have been released in that we face Newcestown on the weekend of 17th - 19th April, we play Cloyne on weekend of 24th - 26th July & our final game is provisionally fixed for the weekend of the 28th - 30th August.

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.

All of the East Cork Draws will take place on Wednesday 22nd January.

KILLEAGH GAA FIXTURES/RESULTS:

East Cork Junior Football League Division 2;

Glenbower Rovers v Cobh on Sunday 2nd February in Páirc Uí Chinnéide @ 2:30pm

Glenbower Rovers v Midleton on Sunday 9th February in Páirc Uí Chinnéide @ 2:30pm

COMERSIATIONS TO BOTH O’NEILLS & ROVERS

Hard luck to both Fr. O’Neills & Russell Rovers who were defeated in their respective All Ireland Finals in Croke Park on Saturday evening. Russell Rovers were defeated by Coheny Shamrocks 22 points to 15 while Fr. O’Neills were beaten in an eight goal thriller by Tullaroan in what will be known as a game to remember for the ages, it finished 3-19 to 5-12. Well done to both clubs on a wonderful year as a whole!

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

There are some advertising slots for any local businesses to be filled 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 on the rise for 2020...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 14th January. This week’s Lotto Jackpot was €3,400. The numbers drawn on the night were 1, 8, 21 & 30. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Anna O’Neill, Joe Butler & Jerry Keniry while the €30 voucher for Tom Kelly Butchers was won by John Power Jnr., Well done to all!

The next Lotto draw takes place on Tuesday 21st of January 2020 where the jackpot will be €3,600! 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. We have an Open Meeting on Thursday Jan 16th at 8:30pm in the Meeting Rooms after the walk. We want to plan our calendar of events including our Monthly Walks. So, if you have any new ideas, or know someone who might be interested in joining us, new members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, please contact Liz Sinclair 087-6137393! Spread the Word!

INCH ROVERS DINNER DANCE

The under 16 to Intermediate teams social for 2019 will be on Saturday 1st February in the Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal at 7pm. It is €20 per person and it is a 2 course meal. Formal Dress code required. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the County & Munster Intermediate Championship winning team and much more trophies from the year gone by. For more details, contact Noel O’Connor on 086-3847740

OUR CLUB SHOP REOPENS ON REGISTRATION DAY

Our Club shop will reopen on Sunday 9th of February, same day as the 2020 club 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 GOLF SOCIETY:

For our first outing for 2020, we head for Fota Island Golf Club on January 21st. You can book your place on the timesheet now at a cost of €45. Please ring Ray to confirm your spot ASAP as Fota need to confirm numbers early this week can be fussy.

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.

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.