Killeagh GAA Club

22 June, 2020


The light at the end of tunnel in a week is much closer after taking a massive step forward on Saturday afternoon. We have the latest update on this & a return to play questionnaire that needs filling out for all attendees of the club. We expect an inter county fixture list from Croke Park on Monday/Tuesday, hopefully in turn Cork will have a fixture list on midweek along with the East Cork Board. This week, while pitches & facilities remain closed until Wednesday at earliest, we have opened our walkway around the main field for people within our community to take on some exercise in a safe, quiet environment. We will also be restarting our cash sales for our Club Lotto very shortly, more to confirm in coming weeks.

We ask all our members to continue to follow all HSE/Government guidelines. Please remember that we all have a responsibility to each other to behave appropriately to ensure the suppression of the virus. We thank you all for your continued support and want to assure you that Killeagh GAA Club will continue to support and be inclusive to all of the community as much as we possibly can.

Remember, our Club Motto at the front door of our Complex, “In our Club we help each other to be the best that we can be both on and off the field”.


This week, we have a special request to say a Happy 80th Birthday to our Killeagh GAA Club President Denis Barry. We hope you enjoyed your day and we will see your around Páirc Uí Chinnéide for many years to come!


With training & games coming back on the horizon, we will need all our mentors and coaches to fulfil their duties of completing their respective Coaching & Safeguarding courses with a matter of urgency. As outlined prior to the Pandemic, all persons involved in helping out the team management or players that are in the Under 18 category will need to be E-Vetted.

We will be contacting the respective coaches who need to attend training in time, but for the moment we ask that ALL COACHES should start or complete the mandatory online E-Vetting process. You can do this by logging onto, search for the E-Vetting section and complete the necessary steps as outlined. We need these completed before we return to the green fields of Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Anyone that has an issue with it or has a query on the above subject, please contact the GAA Children’s Officer Grainne Fitzgerald on 087-6290214 or email


With the GAA speeding up the roadmap on Saturday last, there has been a few changes as we will outline below. Over the next week, please take note of the following points that should be noted by all members;

1. All training, team gatherings & meetings remain suspended until June 24th for adult teams, 27th at earliest for under age teams.

2. All players should be coming to the field with the line of “Get in, Train & Get out!” over the next couple of weeks. Players should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes for your scheduled session and leave within 5 minutes of the completion of the session.

3. A directive from Croke Park states that "Club gyms are to be closed and access suspended". Therefore, our Gym will be closed until further notice.

4. All clubrooms & dressing room facilities are to remain closed until further notice as the Covid-19 advisory committee must meet to issue advice on this on June 29th. We ask the ALL MEMBERS adhere to this directive of the closure.

5. The pitches are closed for use until dates above as advised, we ask ALL MEMBERS to refrain from use of any these facilities. Therefore, no under 17’s should be playing on the fields until next Saturday as the Player Injury Fund Scheme is suspended until then.

6. Our walkway will be reopened at Páirc Uí Chinnéide a fortnight ago & is working very well. Please read the notice below and adhere to any instruction on our Stewards or to our Covid-19 Officer.

7. We ask that people using our walkway should be located within the county or within the 20km recommended radius and that you ‘Stay Local’ and where possible ‘Stay at Home’. If shopping, support Local Businesses.

8. We ask all players, club members, parents of children in our Underage section & spectators to read the ‘Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ which is attached below. This is a living but important and essential document to understand on how to return to some normality in the coming weeks.

9. To minimise the risk of the Coronavirus spreading, our club shop will remain closed until further notice.

10. Please follow all guidelines issued to the public by Government and HSE and especially those on hand washing, cough etiquette, face coverings, hygiene and social distancing both indoors and outdoors.

11. Please offer appropriate support to your neighbours, elderly people & those at risk in our community - checking in with a regular phone call is a good way to do this or helping them by purchasing their shopping during the week.

We will update instructions over the coming weeks, it will be changed here and notified on the Club Text & our Social Media. For more information on HSE Guidelines, please check out the posters below. For more local information, please keep in touch with our Social Media or contact any club member.

Ní neart go cur le chéile!

Go raibh milé maith agaibh! CLG Cilliath


While using our walkway, we would kindly ask all patrons to follow these regulations & Government/GAA Guidelines while using the walkway over the next few weeks;

1. The grounds will be open on a weekday basis for WALKING ONLY ON THE WALKWAY from 10am-12pm & from 6-8pm (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGES). All are welcome to walk. Everybody who arrives to Páirc Uí Chinnéide will be required to sign in for Contact Tracing purposes.

2. Between 10-11am, only those over 70 years old or those who are considered as in the ‘At Risk’ groups (eg. Those in medical conditions, health care & frontline workers, anyone cocooning) may walk during this period. We ask people to respect this time for those cocooning.

3. Unfortunately, there will be no hurling, football, bikes, scooters etc. allowed on the premises. Nobody will be allowed on any of the pitches or allowed play at the ball wall. While we as a club know that this is very restrictive, we need and must follow to Government & HSE Guidance at all times while the Walkway is in use.

4. Please observe social distancing (2m apart), walk in an anti-clockwise direction around the main pitch only and be mindful of others. Please keep off the newly seeded banks and grass margins as these are just about starting to grow.

5. Upon arrival, please use the hand sanitizer that will be available (or bring your own).

6. The Clubhouse will remain closed in accordance with the ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ Roadmap until August 10th. There will be toilets open for essential use.

7. Please spend no more than 90 minutes at the pitch so that everyone will have an opportunity to walk safely.

8. If you are unwell, feel sick or have any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to Páirc Uí Chinnéide, stay at home and self-isolate as per Public Health advice.

We will require volunteer stewards over the next week while the walkway is open. Stewards will be required to complete a one hour between the times outlined. If you are available and willing to help, please contact Colman on 085-7540973 to make yourself known. Any changes to the above will be notified on our Social Media or on this column next week.


With training due to resume in the next week and matches not long thereafter, we ask that all players should have their membership paid at this stage. If not, please contact our Registrar Ger Scully or your team manager. Club members should also have their membership at this stage. It is important we gather this membership in a timely manner as your club must pay your insurance for the year and also meet ongoing financial commitments on a monthly basis.


At tonight’s meeting of the County Executive, consideration was given to County Championship formats for 2020.

The preference remains for a group stage championship in line with the format approved by clubs last year, subject to the window available.

With inter-county games resuming on the weekend of October 17th/18th, we await the programme of inter-county activity from the GAA’s CCCC later this month to allow us to maximise the period of club activity from July onwards.

Therefore, there will be no final decision on formats until that point.

Meanwhile, a subgroup is examining the opportunities for the streaming of games to allow the greatest possible audience for the club programme and to facilitate those who are unable to attend.

In the meantime, we thank all teams and club members for continuing to comply with government and GAA regulations.


The Executive of the East Cork Board held a Zoom meeting on Wed 10th June and the following was agreed:

The East Cork Junior Hurling Championship would retain the formula agreed by the clubs and the following games were fixed;

Fri 31st July, Lisgoold v Cobh

Sat 1st Aug, Erin’s Own v Killeagh

Sun 2nd Aug, Watergrasshill v Fr O’Neill’s.

These fixtures may be subject to change pending the publication of The County fixture programme.

All other Hurling and Football Championship fixtures will be looked at following publication of same.

We thank all teams and club members for continuing to comply with Government and GAA regulations.


Since the publication of the Guidelines on Safe Return to Gaelic Games on 5 June, the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association have partnered to develop a Covid-19 Club Education Programme to help those involved in Clubs return safely to Gaelic Games activities.

Through education on roles and responsibilities, the programme aims to reinforce how collective responsibility can help protect the health and welfare of all those involved in Gaelic Games and minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 in local communities.

The programme will be delivered in stages with the initial offering focussing on Covid Supervisors and Club Officers.

More detailed information for Players and Parents/Guardians of underage Players, and Team Personnel such as Managers, Coaches and Medical Personnel will be issued during the week starting 16 June.

A number of key points are worth noting.

· Clubs will not be expected to record the temperatures of players when they arrive for training/games.

· Adult players and parents/guardians of underage players will be required to complete an online Health Questionnaire once prior to their return to GAA Activities.

· Adult players and parents/guardians of underage players will then be required to declare, before each training session/game, that their health status has not changed.

· An online system for the health questionnaire will be provided centrally by the GAA. This is the only system that should be used.

As a vital part of the return of Gaelic Games, ALL adult players, ALL parents of underage players & ALL managers, coaches & Covid-19 Team Supervisors MUST complete this online eLearning module before returning to any training. It should only take 10-15 minutes. Once you finish the module, you will receive a certificate. This is important, fill your name into the relevant space and print it off or take a screen shot and give to your manager at your first training session

Further details in relation to the online Health Questionnaire will be circulated next week via the club secretary & Croke Park. Also, plans will be communicated next week on specific Covid-19 education for referees and games development staff, e.g. protocols for Cúl Camps and sample coaching activities. For more information, check out


The following changes to the return to activity guidelines are being made after recommendations made by the Covid-19 Advisory Committee this morning.

These changes were subsequently endorsed by the GAA, the Camogie Association and the LGFA.

This week:

· Open pitches for Adult training next Wednesday, June 24th.

· Open for Minor and below from Saturday, June 27th.

· Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc).

· On the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field (26 Counties) and 10 players in a designated area of the field (6 Counties).

Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour.

From June 29th:

· Allow contact training and challenge games for all from Monday, June 29th (26 Counties).

· We await guidance from the NI Executive in relation to 6 Counties – non-contact training in the numbers outlined above in the interim.

· We also await clarification on what will constitute a close contact versus a casual contact.

· Restriction on participants only attending training sessions to be relaxed from June 29th – subject to government specified maximum of 200 people in the ground.

· Allow Club Fixtures from Friday July 17th.

· No change to inter-county dates (Sept 14th for training; competitions to start on Oct 17th as planned).

· All control measures for players, coaches and other team personnel (completion of health questionnaire, eLearning education etc) is to remain in place until advised otherwise; dressing rooms to remain closed until July 20th

The Advisory Committee is considering the position in relation to other GAA buildings (such as Club bars that are serving food, Gyms, Handball alleys etc). Guidance will be provided in this context before June 29th.


As we reopen our pitches for training & matches, we will be laying out strict protocols over the first few weeks to make sure the correct procedures are being taken. We are doing our best to ensure that every team gets a fair opportunity to a Safe Return to Play Gaelic Games and gets the required time on the field towards training & playing matches. The relevant Chairpersons & Secretaries of the clubs have been notified of this and will speak to mentors in the coming days regarding such.

Please take note that the only way to book a pitch will be via email ( and no other way will be accepted. Further notes on this subject to follow in the coming week.


Our club has now transferred onto the new Smart Lotto system.

The new system is different in that you can now add money to your ‘Smart Lotto account wallet’ and use this money to play Lotto over the following weeks whenever you wish.

This reduces banking charges & fees for you due to fewer card transactions & makes it easier for you to play the club lotto.

Current online registered players will need to activate their new account by:

1. You should now have received an email (check Junk/Spam) from Smart Lotto with a link to the new Lotto system. This link will guide you to ‘create a new password’ & enter your payment details etc.

2. If you haven’t received an email, no problem, you can still use the link below. Click ‘Menu’ (Top Right lines on mobile device), click ‘login’, and click ‘Forgot password’, follow instructions to enter new password & follow instructions to add payment details etc.

3. Play our Club Lotto & be in with a chance to win the jackpot while supporting your club. At this time when we have no other income, our lotto is more vital than ever in helping us meet our ongoing financial commitments on a monthly basis.


For anyone who is new to our online Lotto simply click the link below, click ‘First Time Playing’ & follow the instructions.

Smart Lotto host the online Lotto system and any technical or payment queries should be addressed directly to them via their website.

If anyone has other general queries relating to the online system & needs some guidance on how to gain access to the new website, please contact Padraig McGrath 087-8575678 who is the Killeagh GAA club administrator of the online system. (New Link for Lotto)

Go Raibh Milé Maith Agaibh!


The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot on the rise...

The latest club draw took place on Tuesday 16th of June. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €7,600. The numbers drawn on the night were 1, 9, 14 & 26. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Liam Hehir & Kathleen Coleman, while the €30 voucher for Fitzgibbon’s Garage, Killeagh was won by Ray Rochford & the €30 voucher for Centra, Killeagh was won by Richie & Ciara Brennan. Well done to all! This week's Jackpot is a massive €7,800!

Please note, for the next few weeks, the Killeagh GAA Lotto will be an ONLINE LOTTO ONLY until further notice. But we do hope to return to selling cash tickets in shops sooner rather than later, our Lotto Committee are working on ideas on how to do this safely.

However, if you do wish to enter the draw online, you can buy tickets up to Tuesday evening at 8:15pm on! Remember, no queues, no delays, Our Online Lotto is always a great way to Play!!

We appreciate that many regular supporters may not be able to continue their weekly support given the changed economic climate, but we also know many people would like to continue to support, even €2 per week, while we also have about 200 Yearly & Supporters Club members to consider who have paid in advance for a Weekly Draw.

If there are any queries regarding the Lotto, please contact your regular Lotto seller or Colman on 085-7540973. Thanks again for your support as we meet our financial commitments on a monthly basis.

Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!


Our Annual Golf Classic has been postponed until September 3rd, 4th & 5th 2020 which will take place in West Waterford Golf Club. Please, spread the word (not the virus)! This is a tough decision for us. One thing for sure, as our playing time will be slightly more limited than our annual fixture in July, it is important for teams to book themselves onto the timesheet early.

Currently, we are seeking MAJOR SPONSORS urgently to help us proceed with the Annual Golf Classic for 2020! Remember we had 147 teams last year which saw over 400 people play throughout the event and the plenty advertising prior to the event also! Or if you want to sponsor one of the biggest three-day amateur Golf Classics around, you can also book a Classic Sponsorship or a Tee Box Sponsorship through Ray on 087-2330054 who has further details.

With the golf courses open and everyone adhering to social distance measures, there are big numbers out taking to the courses locally. We ask all our members & guests to please keep adhering to their relevant club guidelines & protocols regarding Social Distancing, Hand Sanitizers, Local Club rules etc. These are important times to support the clubs in their return to action. Be safe and sensible and enjoy the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, Society & Competition Golf (Open & Closed) will not return until June 29th at earliest. Therefore, we have been forced into re-fixing some outings for the year ahead.

Our first confirmed fixture of the newly re-jigged season is the 1st round of the Golfer of the Year competition to Youghal Golf Club which takes place on Sunday July 5th from 1:30pm until 5pm. The timesheet is booked out from 1:30pm until 4:30pm already so not a lot of time thereafter. The advice is to contact Ray ASAP on 087-2330054 to get yourself on the time sheet.

Our first Tuesday outing of the season will take place on Tuesday July 14th in Lismore Golf Club. The timesheet is with Ray Rochford and we are starting from 11am.

We have our 2nd round fixture of the Golfer of the Year competition has been confirmed for July 23rd. We will confirm the venue hopefully next week.

Our Captain’s Prize will take place on Sunday August 16th in Castlemartyr Resort at 12:30pm. Again, a date for the diary as it is the 3rd leg of the Golfer of the Year competition!

And our rescheduled day out to West Waterford Golf Club for the Margaret Rochford & Tom Fitzgibbon Charity Day is to be rescheduled for later in the year.

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 for June will take place in Páirc Uí Rinn this Thursday June 25th where the top prize is €20,000 Cash!!

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. Don’t forget, approximately 45% of your ticket comes back to Killeagh GAA.


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 Online Only Lotto every Tuesday @ 8:30pm

2. Killeagh GAA Summer Cúl Camp for boys and girls aged 6-13 – POSTPONED

3. Killeagh GAA Golf Society 1st Round Golfer of the Year at Youghal GC – July 5th

4. Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic, West Waterford Golf Club – September 3rd, 4th & 5th (Please Note Date Change)