Killeagh GAA Club

28 September, 2020


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 & do not attend Páirc Uí Chinnéide until cleared by Public Health.


Co-Op Superstores Senior A Hurling Championship Relegation Final

Killeagh 3-18 Kilworth 2-20

Our senior hurlers kept the best wine until last in their 2020 campaign with a performance of skill, teamwork, bravery and 100% intensity in their efforts, all absolutely essential ingredients in creating a win by the narrowest of margins against a fine Kilworth team in Ballynoe on Sunday afternoon, thereby preserving our senior status for 2021. This game was of a very high standard, far above what might be expected in a relegation final, and in truth, Kilworth can consider themselves unlucky to be returning to the Premier Intermediate grade after just one senior campaign. Our victory was secured through an 18-man effort on the field of play, along with the urgings and support of the full panel, management, backroom team and supporters.

The seeds were sown in the first quarter, where we got the best possible start with a point and then a goal from the best player on the pitch, Eoghan Keniry, who was in imperious form at the times when it most mattered in this match. The goal was set up by a pass from Andrew Walsh, who had a huge influence throughout the game, laying the ball perfectly for Eoghan to take at speed, run through the centre, and bury into the bottom right hand corner of the net. When Dan Landers was held up in the square after fielding a high delivery on 13 minutes, Ryan McCarthy buried the penalty into the same side of the net, and we led by 2-07 to 0-03. Prior to this, our other scores were from three placed balls and one from play from Eoghan, and one each from distance from Kevin Murphy and Philip O’Neill, who also played his best game of the year. Kilworth stormed into the game after the first water break, with three points on the trot and then a goal on 27 minutes, while we were limited to a point from Killian Treacy and Eoghan’s sixth point. At the break, it was a two point game, 2-9 to 1-10.

Kilworth got the margin down to one just after the resumption, and again on 33 minutes, but each time we replied to keep ahead, with excellent points from Eoghan and Andrew Walsh. A carbon copy of the first half incident with Dan Landers gave us a second penalty, which Ryan duly dispatched to the same side, although the Kilworth keeper could be considered unlucky as he got a touch to the ball but was unable to prevent it hitting the net. At 3-12 to 1-13, the lead was five, but Kilworth refused to wilt. By the water break we maintained that advantage – 3-15 to 1-16, with Gary Leahy getting a great score

from the right wing. The second water break arrived, and the nerves began to fray on the Killeagh sideline. Having performed poorly in the fourth quarter of each of our three group games, we needed to finish strongly. Kilworth got three points to reduce the margin to two, but crucially Eoghan and Gary teamed up to slot over a point each and then Gary laid off a great pass to Eoghan on 62 minutes to give us a four point cushion – 3-18 to 1-20. Kilworth subsequently won a 20-metre free which was saved but buried on the rebound, and a final play saw the ball drop dangerously in front of our square with our one-point lead looking very precarious.

Thankfully, our defence, where Christy Coughlan, Dylan Hogan and Cian Fogarty had been brilliant all through, assisted by Sean Long’s storming second half, held firm, and everyone on and off the pitch in green breathed a huge sigh of relief on Colm Lyons’ final whistle, bringing our 2020 campaign to an end with a critical victory. Well done to the full panel on showing determination and resilience in the teeth of some serious pressure and criticism, and to the management team of Niall, Colm, Ray, Denis, Liam, Mary, Pat and Ciaran, and our physio Ross, who finally got to see a Killeagh performance and victory! Here’s to 2021!

Team: Brendan Barry; Allen Keniry (Captain), Christy Coughlan, Dylan Hogan; Kevin Murphy (0-1), Cian Fogarty, Daniel Walsh; Sean Long, Andrew Walsh (0-1); Philip O’Neill (0-1), Eoghan Keniry (1-12, [0-5f, 1 65’]), Killian Treacy (0-1); Dan Landers, Ryan McCarthy (2-0, 2-0 pen), Gary Leahy (0-2).

Subs: Kieran Lane for Philip O’Neill (49); Dara Motherway for Dan Landers (52); Sean Walsh for Ryan McCarthy (56).


Rebel Óg Premier 2 Under 14 Football Championship

Killeagh/Itas 10-6 Crosshaven 5-8

On Sunday September 27th, Killeagh/Itas Under 14’s took on Crosshaven in the Premier 2 Football County Final at Erins Own home grounds in Caherlag.

Sean Meade secured an early goal which set the lads up for a brilliant first half. Crosshaven had a slow start and our lads performed some fantastic football, with priceless passes and great team work across the field. Super saves from Goalkeeper Fionn Brennan and great defending from the backs together with goals from Sean Meade, Fionn Murphy, Ben Walsh, Barry Walsh and Aidan McNamee and powerful points from Sean and Fionn had us well up at half time, 7-5 to 0-4.

Crosshaven came back fighting in the second half reducing the lead for our lads. Even though we put fewer scores on the board, the lads continued to play their hearts out. Further Superb Saves from Fionn Brennan and triumphant team work saw the lads secure a mighty win on a scoreline of 10-6 to 5-8. With a great big smile our Captain Barry Walsh lifted the cup to Joyous cheers from proud families and supporters.

Scorers: Sean Meade 4-4, Barry Walsh 2-1, Fionn Murphy 1-1, Ben Walsh 1-0, Aidan Mc Namee 1-0, Cormac Deane 1-0.


John O'Connor & his family are fundraising for Barretstown. Johnno and the family completed a full marathon distance walk at the weekend to raise money for the friends of Aoibhe.

Here’s their JustGiving page, if you’d like to donate:


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. As all players, mentors & parents return to Páirc Uí Chinnéide, please take note of the following points that should be noted by all;

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);

Relegation Final; Killeagh 3-18 Kilworth 2-20

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 2-22 Killeagh 2-12


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 2-13 vs Kiltha Óg 3-5

Round 5; St. Colmans Conc. Killeagh/Itas W/O

Q-Final; Killeagh/Itas vs St. Catherines in Killeagh on Tuesday 29th September at 6:30pm

S-Final; Winner of Q-Final plays Kiltha Óg next weekend

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 4-6 Carrigaline 1-5

Final; Killeagh/Itas 10-6 Crosshaven 5-8

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 22nd. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €10,400. The numbers drawn on the night were 14, 22, 33 & 34. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Conor Ahern & JJ Fennelly while the €30 voucher for Old Thatch Killeagh was won by Brenda Histon & the €30 voucher for East Cork Oil, Burgess was won by Eoin Ingamells. Congratulations to all! This week's Jackpot is a massive €10,600!

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. We return to selling tickets in public houses with our smart Killeagh GAA Post Boxes. 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!


Our next Golf Society 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!

The rescheduled Champagne Scramble team of 2 competition has been refixed for October 11th at Fermoy GC. Times from 11:36am

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