Killeagh GAA Club

27 January, 2020

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, January 26th 2020

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


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 150 people joining us walking, jogging or running over 600km between them. Let’s make both those figures bigger this Thursday for week 4. 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).


The Killeagh Heatlhy Clubs Project Monthly Walks have been a great success since they started in March 2016 and Walk No. 48 on Sunday last proved to be one of our best local walks since we started. Sometimes what's under your nose is more interesting than what's far, far away. This was definitely the case for the 30 or so walkers, from age 2 to well past the pension age (whether that's 65, 66 or 67!!) who took off from Pairc Ui Chinnéide on a sunny Sunday morning and headed right towards the townland of Ballyquirke, to see the remains of the 100-year old Airship Station, built towards the end of World War One by the British Royal Navy, in anticipation of landing monster rigid and non-rigid airships.

While the site's water tower is visible from the road, the other buildings are not visible, and yet, they are remarkable in their preserved 100-year old state. Vincent and Mary Motherway were brilliant as the local guides who explained about the development, which had over 800 men working on the project (none of whom were local!), and which was only eventually abandoned in the middle of 1919, well after the November 1918 Armistice. Many of the features from the project remain intact - the large, two-storey electricity generating plant, the huge, never-used water tower, and even ceramic shower trays. The walk became a fascinating history lesson in a very short time, with pledges amongst those present

to go home and research a little more about this nugget of local history. Here's a good place to start -

Thank you to Vincent and Mary, and well done to the group, some of whom continued on to Deerpark Wood on the Mogeely Road, taking advantage of the fine morning. We are currently finalising our list of walks for 2020 and we will circulate this once the arrangements are made.


We have a new member of our club who made his inter-county debut over the weekend in Dublin. Kevin Fennelly was among the Lancashire side that defeated Cavan 0-15 to 0-8 in the Allianz Hurling League Division 3 game which took place in Abbotstown on Saturday. Kevin played the full 70 mins at corner back for the North English county and even surged up the field to score a point from play!

They play Sligo this weekend in their next encounter. Well done Kevin from all at Killeagh GAA club and best of luck over the coming weeks. We know your Dad, JJ is proud of ya (even though it isn’t in a Tipperary jersey!!).


Hard luck to the Killeagh/Itas boys who were among the Midleton CBS contingent who were defeated on Saturday 2-11 to 0-16 by Christians Brothers College, Cork in a tight encounter in Páirc Uí Rinn. A game which just slipped away could have been won but the 18 wides didn’t help matters! Well done to the lads who played or trained throughout the season, time to knuckle down now for the Leaving Cert!


Glenbower Rovers get the 2020 championship season underway this Friday in Ballynoe as they take on St. Catherines in the Under 21 C Junior Football Championship. It is a round robin series and the team will have three games to play over the next three weekends! Please support the management team of Conor Murphy, Richard Lynch and their team this Friday for this big encounter of the new season ahead.

Of course, the big story over the last week or so is the new football rules concerning the Kickout, Sin Bin (Black Card) & the Advanced Mark. Please note all players and managers from Under 12 to Junior A, be aware of the new rules for the 2020 season.


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. You can also join the club on our registration day on February 9th.


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.


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 took place on Wednesday 22nd January. All championships are in a round robin format.

Junior A Hurling Championship; St. Itas, Erins Own & Killeagh

Junior A Football Championship; Glenbower Rovers, St. Catherines, Lisgoold & Castlemartyr

Junior B Hurling Championship; Killeagh, Bride Rovers & Russell Rovers

Junior C Football Championship; Glenbower Rovers, Carrigtwohill, Aghada

Under 21 A Hurling Championship; Killeagh/Itas, Fr O’Neills, Sarsfields

Under 21 C Football Championship; St. Catherines, Glenbower Rovers, Youghal, Carraig na bhFear


East Cork Junior Football League Division 2;

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

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

East Cork Under 21 ‘C’ Football Championship Group 1 (Round Robin);

Round 1; St. Catherines v Glenbower Rovers on Friday 31st January @ 8pm in Ballynoe


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.


The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot on the rise for 2020...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 21st of January. This week’s Lotto Jackpot was €3,600. The numbers drawn on the night were 3, 7, 8 & 20. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Ger Fitzgibbon, the Long Family & Patricia Long while the €30 voucher for Killeagh Pharmacy was won by Gerard Murray, Well done to all!

The next Lotto draw takes place on Tuesday 28th of January 2020 where the jackpot will be €3,800! 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 @

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. 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!


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 Jessica O’Shea 086-3166427 or Shelia Dennehy 086-4096735.


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


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.


For our first outing for 2020, it was postponed last week, so we head for Fota Island Golf Club on January 28th. 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.


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.


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 @ 7:45pm

2. Killeagh GAA Lights Up Walking every Thursday for months of January & February - All are welcome

3. Under 21 Football Championship v St. Catherines on Friday 31st January @ 8pm

4. Killeagh GAA Club Registration Day 2020 on Sunday 9th February

Photos & Captions attached:

1. Killeagh Healthy Club walkers on the 46th Monthly walk last Sunday

2. The walkers leaving Páirc Uí Chinnéide for their 46th Monthly walk as part of the Killeagh Healthy Clubs