Killeagh GAA Club

14 September, 2020


A Killeagh player has tested positive for Covid-19 this past weekend. All relevant protocols are being followed. In addition, as a precaution, all club activities are being suspended for the moment. Please respect the confidentiality of all involved.

We hope to update you further on this as soon as possible. We ask all members to be cautious at all times going forward, keep your Social Distance, wear a face covering where possible, wash your hands regularly & reduce your social contacts.

Remember, if you have any of the following symptoms; Fever, A Cough, Shortness of Breath or Breathing Difficulties, please contact your GP for advice.


Ml O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior A Football Championship Quarter Final

Midleton 3-7 Glenbower Rovers 1-11

Our junior footballers ran out of clock in their valiant efforts to overturn a ten-point half-time deficit against Midleton in the Michael O'Connor Motor Factors Junior A Football championship quarter-final in Shanagarry on Sunday afternoon. With a strong wind blowing directly into the southern end of the ground, the team with the hill and the wind had a distinct advantage. That was Midleton in the first half, and while we contained them well at the beginning of the game, with Daniel Walsh scoring a fine left-footed point and our passing working well, the first green flag came on 10 minutes for the Magpies. 1-4 to 0-2 behind at the water break, Sean Long's points at either side left us behind by just 1-4 to 0-3 on 23 minutes. Then calamity struck with two goals in two minutes which gave Midleton a 3-5 to 0-4 half time lead, a poor reflection on how well we had played at times.

The second half saw us turn with the wind but despite pressing hard, we found it hard to make inroads. John O'Connor, introduced at half time, got two points, one from a free, one from play, and Kieran Lane kicked a great long distance point, but Midleton also added two points before the second water break. Three goals down with a quarter to go, the challenge was great, but our team battled strongly to the finish. Bryan McCarthy lobbed the goalkeeper to score a fine goal on 49 minutes, and two further points apiece from Sean Long and Johnno reduced the margin to just two, but time ran out and Midleton held on, by the skin of their teeth. A tough result given that the performance was very positive, with Ciaran O'Brien, Dylan Hogan, Ger Collins, Sean Long and captain Cian Fogarty all very prominent throughout. Alas, that ends our Junior A involvement for 2020, but our Junior C team will get their opportunity to keep football going in the club for the next few weeks.

Team: David Quinlan; Aidan Morrison, Darragh O'Brien, Dylan Hogan; Ciaran O'Brien, Cian Fogarty, Kevin Murphy; Ger Collins, Kieran Lane (0-1); Daniel Walsh (0-1), Philip O'Neill, Eoghan Keniry; Sean Walsh, Sean Long (0-5, 0-2f), Bryan McCarthy (1-0). Subs used John O'Connor (0-4, 0-2f), Cathal Deane, Allen Keniry, Barry Motherway, David Kelleher.


Rebel Og Premier 2 Minor Hurling Challenge Cup Semi-Final

Killeagh-Ita's 3-17 Valley Rovers 1-21

Epic is the best description of this extra-time tussle that went all the way to the last puck on Wednesday night last in Killeagh. Valley Rovers came early, came prepared and came with a purpose, and they battled all the way to the end. But so did our panel, each and every one of them, and they have shown tremendous resilience and character in their last few games to eke out victories and draws when things were not going their way. Valleys were first to score but we led by 0-3 to 0-1 after five minutes, with scores from Paudie Mackey, Evan Lane and a free from Ciaran O'Rourke. Valleys led by 0-5 to 0-4 at the water break and by 0-9 to 0-6 at half time, as we were limited to points from frees, one from Ciaran and two long-range efforts from Jamie Fogarty. The pack was reshuffled at half time as management tried a few different formulas before the combination clicked.

The second half saw Valleys stretch their advantage to eight points - 1-12 to 0-7 - by the 37th minute (Colm Leahy getting our only score in this time) and we were in bother. Ciaran Leahy, as he has done so often, led the fight-back with two points and when his great shot after a brilliant run was saved by the Valleys 'keeper on 51 minutes, Ciaran O'Rourke, as he has done so often, was on hand to whip the rebound to the net. At 1-14 to 1-11, the game was up for grabs, and Paudie Mackey's point a free from Jamie and George Walsh's long distance score levelled it. Valleys went ahead but Jamie Fogarty held his nerve to equalise, and thus extra time was required.

Valleys scored three in a row before Ciaran O'Rourke levelled matters again with a great catch, turn and shot to the net. We went ahead for the first time since the fifth minute with another Jamie free, but Valleys levelled, went ahead and were again pegged back to level with another free Ciaran O'Rourke point. Valleys appeared to have won it in the final minutes before a free from Jamie Fogarty landed in the square and Aaron Fitzgibbon got the flick to score our third goal and send us into the final against Na Piarsaigh. Credit to everyone on the panel, but this was a game where our leaders again stood up - as well as the aforementioned Ciarans, Jamie, George and Paudie, we had huge performances in defence from Christian Coughlan, Robbie Treacy and substitute Ben Fogarty, while Evan Lane was brilliant when switched to wing back. Drive on lads, one more to go!

Team: Ben Budds, David Collins, Christian Coughlan, Pierce Geary, Robbie Treacy, Jamie Fogarty, George Walsh, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Dale McMahon, Evan Lane, Daniel Doherty, Ciaran Leahy, Colm Leahy, Ciaran O'Rourke, Paudie Mackey, Ben Fogarty, Conor Meade, David Buckley, Rory Motherway.


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.


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


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


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 1-16 Kanturk 5-20

Relegation Final; Killeagh vs Kanturk (Fixture postponed until further notice)

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

Quarter-final; Glenbower Rovers 1-11 Midleton 3-7

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 1-18 vs Russell Rovers 1-16

Quarter-Final; Midleton v Killeagh (Fixture postponed until further notice)


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 3-17 Valley Rovers 1-21

Final; Na Piarsaigh vs Killeagh/Itas in Na Piarsaigh on Wednedays 16th Sept at 6:30pm

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 1-10 Killeagh/Itas 3-7

Semi-Final; Mayfield vs Killeagh/Itas (Fixture postponed until further notice)

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 5-17 Killeagh/Itas 2-9

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

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

Semi-Final; Killeagh/Itas vs Carrigaline in Killeagh on Sunday 20th September at 12pm

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


The Killeagh GAA Lotto Jackpot has over €10k to giveaway!!!

The latest club draw took place on last Tuesday September 8th. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €10,000. The numbers drawn on the night were 3, 4, 12 & 24. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Sharon Brennan & Bernie Irwin while the €30 voucher for Uncle Sam’s, Killeagh was won by Dolores Benaim & the €30 voucher for Killeagh Pharmacy was won by Marie Irwin. Congratulations to all! This week's Jackpot is a massive €10,200!

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, Vibez Salon & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh.

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!


The Killeagh GAA Golf Society Presidents Prize Results (kindly presented by Colman Motherway) played for in Farrangalway GC, Kinsale on Saturday 12th September last are as follows;

Winner Kieran Scully 39

Runner Up Denis Hickey 43

3rd Sean Treacy 37

Best Gross Ger Ahern

5th Tadhg O'Connor 36 6th Claire O'Connor 35

7th Bernard Rochford 34

2nd Gross Colin Fogarty

Past President Ray Rochford 33

10th Haulie Collins 31

11th Eimear Fogarty 31

Well done to Kieran who again was another first time winner in the Killeagh GAA Golf Society!

Also, we would like to thank John Keniry for sponsorship on the day.

Next outing is at Monkstown GC on Sat Oct 3rd, times from 12:24pm. Timesheet is now open with Ray.

Our next Tuesday outing is on the 29th September to Lee Valley Golf Club. Ray has the timesheet if you want to play!

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.


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. Killeagh GAA Golf Society Round 4 of Golfer of the Year @ Monkstown GC – October 3rd