Killeagh GAA Club

24 August, 2020


While we have full restrictions on spectators allowed to attend games, Killeagh GAA Club where possible will attempt to cover as many games for live scoring purposes on the mobile phone app Whats The Scor.

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. You will receive regular updates of games upcoming, lotto results, notifications etc.


East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship

Killeagh 4-12 St. Ita’s 1-21

Honours were even and bragging rights have been put aside for at least twelve months after this enthralling local derby played on Friday night last at the furthest end of the Imokilly barony, under the water tower in Cobh. As a result, St. Ita’s qualify for the semi-final where they will play Lisgoold, while Killeagh bow out after two impressive performances fell just short of the results required to progress. Seamie Harnedy was quick off the mark with his first point after 20 seconds, before Dan Landers pointed a free to level matters. When the indestructible Pa O’Brien caught a puckout on the fifth minute and delivered a high ball to the edge of the Ita’s square, Dan Landers caught it, turned, and buried the ball past David ‘Speedy’ Meade for the first goal of the evening. By the water break Killeagh led by 1-5 to 0-6, after Jamie Landers and Aaron Walsh (two) got excellent scores. Two frees from Dan and Andrew Walsh put us four ahead – 1-7 to 0-6 – by the 24th minute, before the wheels came off gradually and Ita’s took control. Ciaran O’Brien, the best player in white on the pitch, led the charge, before the impressive Dan Hickey added his second point and Cathal Deane added his own brace. By half time, Ita’s led by three – 0-13 to 1-7, and we were in some bother.

They had doubled the lead by the 43rd minute before Dan Landers added his second green flag with another high catch, turn and unstoppable shot. However, Padraig O’Brien got the final touch to the sliotar in the Killeagh goalmouth almost immediately to leave Ita’s still six ahead. With both teams reduced to 14 after two separate incidents, Ita’s looked to be in control, but Pa O’Brien, Aidan Morrison and Jamie Landers led the fightback for Killeagh, with stirring clearances from defence, while Richie Long and Padraig Leahy both thundered into the game. Dara Motherway reduced the margin with a fine point, before two goals in a minute – a goalmouth scramble finished by the hardworking Ger Collins and a long free from the excellent Aaron Walsh (in both scoring and general play) left the margin at one. When Richie Landers equalised in the 65th minute, it appeared that matters would finish level. However, Seamie Harnedy got another trademark point to give Ita’s the lead again, before Padraig Leahy drove over his second point from midfield to level it again. There was time for more end-to-end

drama but neither side could secure the winner, and a draw was a fitting result after an intense hour and a bit of hurling. Well done to both sides on serving up a cracking championship match.

Team: Darren Cusack; Tadhg O’Connor, Aidan Morrison, Eoin Fitzgibbon; Richie Long, Andrew Walsh, (0-1) Jamie Landers (0-2); Richie Landers (0-1), Padraig Leahy (0-2); Dara Motherway (0-1), Rob Sinclair, Pa O’Brien; Gerard Collins (1-0), Dan Landers (2-3), Aaron Walsh (1-2).


East Cork Oil Junior B Hurling Championship Round Robin

Killeagh 2-10 Russell Rovers 0-16

24 hours later, Youghal hosted our second round-robin Junior B championship match against Russell Rovers. This was a very entertaining game which was well refereed by Willie Wallace. The first half saw Killeagh lead by 0-05 to 0-03 at the first water break with two frees from Padraic Carroll and points from play from Darragh O’Connor, Barry Motherway and Padraic. Rovers had levelled it by 22 minutes before David Kelleher, who worked terrifically hard all through, fed Padraic for another point, and then Padraic planted a penalty after John O’Connor had been upended in the square.

Our lead was one – 1-6 to 0-8 – at the break, and when Luke Fogarty doubled on a ball broken down by David Kelleher to get our second goal just after the restart, we led by 2-6 to 0-8. Rovers had levelled matters – 2-6 to 0-12 – by the 44th minute, before Ciaran Leahy, who impressed on his introduction, put us ahead once more. Rovers then went ahead twice in the final quarter while our shooting left us down, with five wides late on and two other chances dropped short. Luke Fogarty’s point on 54 minutes levelled the match and Padraic’s free put us one up but Rovers had the final score in the 61st minute. This was a very honest effort from all 19 players, with cúl báire Brendan Barry, David Murphy, Adrian Galvin and David Kelleher all very impressive, and David Collins also very involved on his introduction. Should the Bride Rovers v Russell Rovers match produce a winner, we will progress as runners-up from this group. Fingers crossed!

Team: Brendan Barry; Dan Lucey, David Murphy, Owen Cosgrove; Adrian Galvin, Brendan Keniry, Paul Keniry; Barry Motherway (0-1), Dylan Coleman; John O’Connor, Padraic Carroll (1-6), Darragh O’Connor (0-1); David Kelleher, Luke Fogarty (1-1), Dermot Motherway. Subs used: Ciaran Leahy (0-1), David Collins, Jack O’Rourke, Ciaran O’Rourke.


We ask that all people adhere to the restrictions that are in place, that no spectators are allowed at matches for the next fortnight at least until September 14th. Please respect your health and the health of the people within the environs of the club. We do not want to bring Covid-19 into our local community.


With training & games returned, a 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 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.

2. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. There will be toilets open for emergency use.

12. 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


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 this week from 10:25am (repeated at 5:15pm) for a 30 min duration.


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


Please find below, and in the attached document, important updates and guidance that is being forwarded to you at the request of the Ard Stiúrthóir.

Arising from a meeting of the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group last night, it was agreed on a risk stratification basis that the following GAA facilities should remain closed after July 20th and until further notice:

- All Dressing Rooms

- All Club and County Gyms

It was agreed that Handball alleys could be opened from July 20th but can only be used subject to the guidance and control measures outlined in the GAA Handball Return to Play Document.

Club Bars that do not serve food, are permitted to open from July 20th provided they follow the Government Regulations for the relevant sector, and all required third party insurances and assurances are in place.

Updated guidance for Clubs on “Dealing with positive or suspected cases” was also agreed. This guidance replaces the previous advice issued to clubs and counties on June 2


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 31st 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 1-13 Newcestown 1-18

Round 2; Killeagh 0-18 Cloyne 0-24

Round 3; Killeagh vs Kanturk in Killavullen on Saturday 29th August at 4pm

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

Round 1; Killeagh 3-15 Erins Own 3-17

Round 2; Erins Own 1-13 St. Itas 1-17

Round 3; Killeagh 4-12 St. Itas 1-21

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

Quarter-final; Glenbower Rovers vs Midleton to be played weekend of Sept 4th-6th

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

Round 1; Killeagh 2-13 Bride Rovers 1-16

Round 2; Killeagh 2-10 Russell Rovers 0-16

Round 3; Bride Rovers vs Russell Rovers (Sept 5th)

(The quarter finals of this competition are on weekend September 11th-13th)


Rebel Óg Central Fé18 Premier 2 Hurling Championship Group 2;

Round 1; St. Colmans 3-11 Killeagh/Itas 0-14

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas 1-18 Youghal 0-14

Round 3; Killeagh/Itas 3-11 Kiltha Óg 2-17

Rebel Óg Central Fé18 Premier 2 Hurling Challenge Cup;

Semi-Final; Killeagh/Itas vs Valley Rovers in Killeagh on Wednesday 9th September

Rebel Óg East Fé18 Football Championship Division 2B;

Round 1; Carrigtwohill 2-8 Killeagh/Itas 1-4

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas 2-9 St. Colmcilles 0-15

Round 3; Glenville vs Killeagh/Itas in Glenville on Wed 26th August @ 7pm

Rebel Óg East Fé16 Hurling League Division 1B;

Round 1; Killeagh/Itas 3-17 Fr O’Neills 2-10

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas 3-12 St. Catherines 2-15

Round 3; St. Colmans 4-3 Killeagh/Itas 7-16

Rebel Óg East Fé16 Hurling League Division 1 Play offs

Semi-Final; Watergrasshill vs Killeagh/Itas in Watergrasshill on Sunday 30th August at 5pm

Rebel Óg East Fé16 Football League Division 2B;

Round 1; St. Catherines 3-10 Killeagh/Itas 4-4

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas 2-12 Fr O’Neills 1-5

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 4-7 Killeagh/Itas 3-9

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas 3-15 Youghal 5-11

Round 3; Killeagh/Itas 6-9 St. Catherines 2-13

Rebel Óg Fe 14 Premier 2 Football League Group 1;

Round 1; Midleton 5-10 Killeagh/Itas 9-7

Round 2; Killeagh/Itas 8-8 St. Nicks 7-5

Round 3; Killeagh/Itas w/o Youghal conceded

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


The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot on the rise...

The latest club draw took place on last Tuesday 18th of August. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €9,400. The numbers drawn on the night were 4, 19, 27 & 31. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Darren Cusack & Ger Fitzgibbon while the €30 voucher for Killeagh Pharmacy was won by Edel Ryan & the €30 voucher for East Cork Oil, Burgess was won by Shane Scully. Congratulations to all! This week's Jackpot is €9,600!

We have returned to selling physical cash tickets in our local businesses in the village. We have two 5ft tall boxes made in O’Neill’s Londis & Ahern’s Centra Killeagh for you to purchase your tickets from. And also, tickets are available from Fitzgibbon’s Garage & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh. For more information, please follow the instructions below.

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!


We have restarted our Cash Sales Lotto with a new system in place!

You can call to either O’Neill’s Londis or Ahern’s Centra in Killeagh Village and purchase your tickets with our new specially made boxes in what is a safe friendly environment.

Follow these simple instructions;

1. Arrive to your local shop, take an envelope from the holder.

2. Fill out the envelope with your lucky numbers

3. Fill in your details so we can contact you when you win the Lotto Jackpot!!

4. Place your money into the envelope accordingly

5. Deposit your entry into the slot in the box & all entries will be collected at 6:45pm every Tuesday

We would like to place our thanks & gratitude to local carpenter Pakie O’Mahony who made the boxes for us and to Flanagan Print who supplied the finishing on the product. Tickets can also be bought in Fitzgibbon’s Garage & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh.

Please spread the word & let our community know that we are back in the local shops & maybe let some people know who cannot purchase online but do shop local know if they cannot this article!


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!


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 had many calls this past week 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. We have plenty space all day Thursday, plenty space Friday morning and Saturday afternoon. We have many tee times gone already but plenty more to fill!!

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 before next Monday August 31st 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 time is short, less than two weeks to go!! We need all the help we can get from the club!!

We had 61 players play in Castlemartyr GC last Sunday week for Padraig McGrath’s Captain Prize, the results are;

Winner Sean Power 36 (b6)

Runner Up Ray Rochford 36

3rd Stephen Murphy 35

Best Gross Colin Fogarty

5th Brendan Barry 35

7th Dominic Fogarty 34

2nd Gross Adrian Budds

Past Captain Ger Fitzgibbon 32

10th Padraig McGrath 33

11th Stephen Byrne 33

12th Joe Deane 32

13th Kevin Conlon 31

14th Bernard Rochford 31

15th Noel Parsons 31

We would like to thank Society Captain Padraig McGrath for a great day out & to Tom Fitzgerald for the day’s sponsorship. Also, a special thanks to Castlemartyr for having the course wonderfully laid out for the day.

Our next Society outing is the Presidents Prize at Farrangalway GC, Kinsale on Sunday 12th September presented by Colman Motherway. Timesheet is open with Ray 087-2330054.

Next Tuesday outing is at Lee Valley Golf Club on August 25th.

Due to the Senior Hurling match on Saturday August 29th our trip to Fermoy Golf Club for the ‘Keep It in the Family’ day has been postponed.

And our rescheduled day out to West Waterford Golf Club for the Margaret Rochford & Tom Fitzgibbon Charity Day is also 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 one draw remaining in the current format!

If you want to enter the last draw of the 2019-20 season for August (which takes place this Thursday!!) 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 – Cash Tickets & Online Lotto every Tuesday @ 8:30pm

2. Rebel Óg East Minor Football Championship Killeagh/Itas vs Glenville on August 26th

3. Cork SAHC Rd 3 – Killeagh vs Kanturk in Killavullen on Saturday 29th August at 4pm

4. Killeagh GAA 24th Annual Golf Classic, West Waterford Golf Club – September 3rd, 4th & 5th

5. Killeagh GAA Golf Society Presidents Prize at Farrangalway GC, Kinsale – September 12th