Killeagh GAA Club

13 July, 2020

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, July 5th 2020

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


Great to have players back on the fields of Páirc Uí Chinnéide but I would ask that if we could get the co-operation of all players, parents of players mentors & officials to read the eLearning Module that needs to be read through thoroughly & a return to play questionnaire that needs filling out for all attendees of the club. This is required for contact tracing purposes under HSE/Government Guidelines.

All players & coaches of the club should read the new rules under the Covid-19 emergency as released by Croke Park on Friday to understand what is acceptable going forward and what is not. There are new additions to Match Regulations and all teams and managers should read this document carefully.

Also, as spectators return to matches, there are guidelines for all spectators too. A Limit on the number of people at games in still intact and from July 20th, it will increase to 500 people. Please read these guidelines carefully.

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by Covid-19 especially those affected in our GAA colleagues in West & North Cork over the last few days, you are all in our thoughts.

Please remember that we all have a responsibility to each other to behave appropriately to ensure the suppression of the virus. We also have guidelines for everyone entering Páirc Uí Chinnéide and we ask all persons entering the club grounds to adhere to these.

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”.


With training & games returned last week, a final call for 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/mentors 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


There have been a few changes to our Health Guidelines below. Over the next week as players, mentors & parents return to Páirc Uí Chinnéide, please take note of the following points that should be noted by all members;

1. All training, team gatherings & meetings may resume from June 27th.

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

3. We ask that all players should arrive to Páirc Uí Chinnéide in separate cars (ie. No car-sharing) & that if parents could where possible stay in the cars for the duration of the training session or utilize the use of our walkway. We would recommend not to hang around in groups, adhere to Social Distancing guidelines and not to be leaning on the fencing as it could be very easy to spread to virus by touching the fence and passing it to someone else.

4. 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.

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

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

7. Our walkway Páirc Uí Chinnéide is in use for all in the community. When using this facility, please adhere to Social Distancing guidelines (2m apart) and walk in an anti-clockwise direction keeping the Main Pitch to your left-hand side. Please keep off the newly seeded banks and grass margins as these just starting to grow.

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

9. 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. Before each training session/match, we ask that each player answers the Health Questionnaire as per the Return to Play protocols.

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.

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

13. 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 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


With training resuming last 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.

If not, please note that these are the membership fees that are required;

· €100 for Adult Players + €50 Gym Access

· €50 for Students + €25 Gym Access

· €60 for Non-Playing Adults

· €40 for OAP’s & Unwaged

· €40 for Juveniles (€80 for 2 boys or more)

· €130 family (2 Adults & boys under 18)

· €300 Silver membership (€25 per month which includes full membership worth €130, Yearly Club Lotto Quickpick €90, access to our newly refurbished Gym & entry to our Annual Supporters Club Draw costing €250)

· €480 Gold Membership (€40 per month which includes all of Silver Membership benefits plus a 2nd Yearly Club Lotto ticket where you get to pick your own numbers & a ticket for the Cork GAA Clubs Draw €100)

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. If you need a membership form to fill out, they are attached below.


Because of the lack of Cúl Camps due to red tapes restrictions, health guidelines etc., the young generation can watch the skills of Gaelic Games, learn from Games Promotions Officers with new skills and know how to warm up properly, what is good nutrition to be eating & hear from great stars of the Gaelic Games world. You can watch it each weekday morning from 10:25am (repeated at 5:15pm) for a 30 min duration.


The Cork County Executive confirmed the County Championship format for all clubs which will commence from July 24th onwards. We will face Newcestown on Sunday August 2nd at 2pm in Páirc Uí Rinn. The games against Kanturk (Aug 7th-9th) & Cloyne (Aug 28th -30th)

We have the full document attached with this email for you to study over the next few week.

In East Cork, we can also confirm that Glenbower Rovers have picked up a bye for the Quarter Finals of the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship when they will face the winners of Midleton/Cloyne on September 4-6th.

While in hurling, the first game for our Junior ‘A’ hurlers in the East Cork Oil Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship will be against Erins Own on Monday August 3rd in Clonmult Memorial Park, Midleton at 3:30pm. Our second game will be against St. Itas in August, if we win, we play the following weekend, if we lose, we will play on the weekend of August 28th-30th.

While there will be a limit of people allowed to attend games for the next while, we will be using an app for your phone called Whats The Scór which you can download for free. We will be using this app for as many games as we possibly can for both adult & juvenile!


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 The online Health Questionnaire can be completed via ( and can be seen by the club and the relevant Covid-19 Supervisor. 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 or for the latest club briefing on the Return to Play Protocols, 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 from 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 teams both training & playing matches, we have updated the strict protocols for late July & early August 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. If you are a mentor and you have not been notified of the protocols, please contact the Chairperson of your club. Please take note that the only way to book a pitch will be via email ( and no other way will be accepted. We will be taking bookings up to August 16th until further notice. We would ask all teams that we would require some flexibility towards matches & training sessions in the coming weeks as matches will be played thick and fast across all four codes. These pitch bookings will also concur with the relevant contact tracing (HSE Guidelines) which may be required further down the line.


Cork Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship (Round Robin Series);

Round 1; Killeagh vs Newcestown on Sunday 2nd August at 2pm in Páirc Uí Rinn

Round 2; Killeagh vs Kanturk (weekend August 7th-9th Venue & time TBC)

Round 3; Killeagh vs Cloyne (weekend August 28th-30th Venue & time TBC)

East Cork Oil Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship (Round Robin Series);

Round 1; Killeagh vs Erins Own on Monday 2nd August at 2pm in Midleton

Round 2; Winners of Rd 1 vs St. Itas (weekend August 7th-9th)

Round 3; Losers of Rd 1 vs St. Itas (weekend 28th-30th)

Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship;

Quarter-final; Glenbower Rovers vs winners of Midleton/Cloyne to be played weekend of

Sept 4th-6th


Rebel Óg Central Fé18 Premier 2 Hurling Championship Group 2;

Round 1; St. Colmans vs Killeagh/Itas in St. Colmans on Wed 22nd July @ 7pm

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas vs Youghal in Killeagh on Wed 5th August @ 7pm

Round 3; Killeagh/Itas vs Kiltha Óg in Killeagh on Wed 19th August @ 7pm

Rebel Óg East Fé18 Football Championship Division 2B;

Round 1; Carrigtwohill vs Killeagh/Itas in Carrigtwohill on Wed 29th July @ 7pm

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas vs St. Colmcilles in Killeagh on Wed 12th August @ 6:30pm

Round 3; Glenville vs Killeagh/Itas in Glenville on Wed 26th August @ 6:30pm

Rebel Óg East Fé16 Hurling League Division 1B;

Round 1; Killeagh/Itas vs Fr O’Neills in Killeagh on Sat 18th July @ 7pm

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas vs St. Catherines in Killeagh on Mon 3rd August @ 11:30am

Round 3; St. Colmans vs Killeagh/Itas in St. Colmans on Mon 17th August @ 7pm

Rebel Óg East Fé16 Football League Division 2B;

Round 1; St. Catherines vs Killeagh/Itas in Ballynoe on Mon 27th July @ 7pm

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas vs Fr O’Neills in Killeagh on Mon 10th Aug @ 6:45pm

Round 3; Bye Week Monday 24th August

Round 4; Killeagh/Itas vs Kiltha Óg in Killeagh on Sat 12th Sept @ 11am

Round 5; St. Colmans vs Killeagh/Itas in St. Colmans on Sat 19th Sept @ 11am

Rebel Óg Fe 14 Premier 2 Hurling League Group 1;

Round 1; Aghada vs Killeagh/Itas in Rostellan on Mon 20th July @ 7pm

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas vs Youghal in Killeagh on Mon 3rd August @ 7:30pm

Round 3; Killeagh/Itas vs St. Catherines in Killeagh on Mon 17th August @ 7pm

Rebel Óg Fe 14 Premier 2 Football League Group 1;

Round 1; Midleton vs Killeagh/Itas in Midleton on Mon 27th July @ 7pm

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas vs St. Nicks in Killeagh on Mon 10th August @ 7:30pm

Round 3; Killeagh/Itas vs Youghal in Killeagh on Mon 24th August @ 7:30pm

Support for all age groups is much appreciated by both players and mentors!


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 50,000 users, 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.


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. Registration should take less than two minutes!

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 last Tuesday 7th of July. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €8,200. The numbers drawn on the night were 10, 14, 23 & 26. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Padraig Griffin & Pat Fitzgerald, while the €30 voucher for The Old Thatch, Killeagh was won by Shane Goulding & the €30 voucher for Killeagh Pharmacy was won by David & Bridget O’Keeffe. Well done to all! This week's Jackpot is a massive €8,400!

The Killeagh GAA Lotto is currently an ONLINE LOTTO ONLY. But this week, we do hope to return to selling cash tickets in shops. We have slightly amended our tickets into envelope. We will let you know through our Social Media and on these column inches!

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, the Killeagh GAA Online Lotto is always a great and easy way to Play!!

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

Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!


Our 24th Annual Golf Classic will be held on September 3rd, 4th & 5th 2020 which will take place in West Waterford Golf Club. We have been inundated with calls regarding teams entering themselves onto the timesheet, Tee Box sponsors & Classic sponsors. 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.

Thankfully, we have major sponsors on board with us to get the clubs biggest fundraiser this year off the ground, namely Premier Service Station, Midleton (proprietor JJ Fennelly), Fogarty Bros. Car Sales Killeagh, Mark Landers Financial Services, Helio Gas Detection & Abbeylands Nursing Home, Kildorrery! We would like to place on record our thanks & gratitude towards of all the above!

Now, it is your turn!! If you want to sponsor one of the biggest three-day amateur Golf Classics around, you can sponsor a team playing on the day, book a Classic Sponsorship or a Tee Box Sponsorship through Ray Rochford on 087-2330054 who has further details on all of these. Please get your details in

early as Ray needs to get these organised ASAP. We ask all our members to get behind Ray and his team this year to get more sponsors & teams and let us make it one of the biggest Golf Classics yet!

Our first fixture of the season was the 1st round of the Golfer of the Year competition which took place at Youghal Golf Club on Sunday last, July 5th. A huge crowd of 68 players turned out on the day to enjoy the seaside views on what was a very blustery day. But there were some great scores on the day.

The results from the golf outing which was sponsored by Fitzgibbon's Garage were as follows;

Winner Pat Walsh 36

Runner Up Ger Fitzgibbon 35

3rd Patrick Mulcahy 35

Best Gross Ger Ahern

5th Sean Power 34

6th Katie Flavin 34

7th Joe Deane 34

8th Mike Landers 34

9th Brendan Barry 34

10th Ray Rochford 34

11th Tim Crotty 34

12th Brian O’Keeffe 33

Best Guest Mel Mythen 34

Thanks to Youghal GC for laying out the course in such wonderful condition despite the inclement weather and being so accommodating to us.

Our next Golfer of the Year Outing is to East Cork Golf Club on Thursday July 23rd. The timesheet is now open with Ray Rochford on 087-2330054. Times start from 1:30pm but the advice is to book on early, the timesheet is over 50% full at this stage.

Our next society outing is 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 there are one or two spaces left.

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!

The President’s Prize (of which Colman Motherway put up a beautiful piece of Glass last year) will be held on September 12th on Kinsale. More details to follow for this.

draw took place on Monday night last, which was drawn by Society Captain Padraig McGrath. (draw attached below)

Please note all games in Preliminary Round to be completed by July 19th & the 1st Round games to be complete by August 9th.

If you have any questions regarding this competition, please contact the Society Captain Padraig McGrath.

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 & 2021, give Ray Rochford a call on 087-2330054.


The 2019/20 Cork Clubs draw season has two draws remaining in the current format!

If you want to enter the last two draws of the 2019-20 season for July & August, or book your place for the new series of draws from September, please contact our Cork GAA Clubs Killeagh 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.

For live scoring, download the Whats The Scór app and search & ‘like’ the Killeagh GAA page.


1. Killeagh GAA Online Only Lotto every Tuesday @ 8:30pm

2. Killeagh GAA Golf Society Tuesday to Lismore Golf Club – Tuesday July 11th @ 11am

3. Killeagh GAA Golf Society 2nd Round Golfer of the Year at East Cork Golf Club – July 23rd

4. Cork SAHC Round 1, Killeagh vs Newcestown, Sun Aug 2nd, Páirc Uí Rinn @ 2pm

5. East Cork JAHC, Killeagh vs Erins Own, Midleton, Mon Aug 3rd @ 3:30pm

6. Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic, West Waterford Golf Club – September 3rd, 4th & 5th (Please note date change)