Killeagh GAA Club

05 October, 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.


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.

TEAM: Fionn Brennan, Conor Burns, Harry Connon, Darragh Prenter, Ben Walsh, Barry Walsh, Micheal Doherty, Michael O Donovan, Sean Lynch, Colm Cowhig, Fionn Murphy, Aidan McNamee, Sean Meade, Mark Buttimer, Jamie Hyde, Odhran Cunningham, Cian O’Riordan, Jack Coleman, Tadgh Considine, John Ogbebor, Cormac Deane, Billy Guerin, Andrew Brenner, Ben Geary, Cathal Brennan.

In his speech, Eoghan O’Connor of Rebel Óg Cóiste commented that Killeagh/Itas would me more associated with Hurling wins than Football so it is also a proud day for the Killeagh/Itas club.

On behalf of all the parents, we would like to express a big congratulations and sincere thanks to the dynamic duo of mentors Conor Murphy and Richard Lynch. It was very clear the lads were fighting fit

and well trained and prepared for Premier 2 County standard. Richard and Conor have shown huge dedication and commitment to these lads which has been rewarded with three county wins in a row.

The lads paraded through Killeagh village and were treated to a socially distant picnic in the GAA grounds.

A special word of thanks to Noreen Lynch for organizing the food and taking control of supply of tickets on the day.


Rebel Óg East Under 16 Football League Division 2

Quarter-Final; Killeagh/Ita's 4-10 St. Catherine's 2-8

Semi-Final; Killeagh-Ita's 6-3 St. Colmcille's 1-14

Our Under 16 footballers did the double over the St. C's this week at Under 16 level, with a victory over St. Catherine's at home on Tuesday evening last, followed by a great win away in White's Cross against a very good St. Colmcille's team on Saturday evening. We had contrasting starts in both games.

On Tuesday, St. Catherine's were well in control for the first 25 minutes, by which time they led by 2-4 to 0-4, with our scores coming from a brace of Conor Meade frees and two from play from Colm Leahy. A two-minute period then saw a nine-point swing, as Catherine's first missed a chance to go three goals ahead, before we got two quick goals from Ben Walsh and Sean Meade to level matters. A point from a penalty by Daniel Walsh saw us lead at half time by one point. With the wind at our backs, we raced into a six point lead after the restart with a further 1-2, before Catherine's halved the lead with three excellent scores of their own. In the final quarter, we limited our opponents to just one point, while we added another 1-3, giving us victory by 4-10 to 2-8.

Onwards to Saturday, and a trip to windy Whites Cross where we took on St. Colmcille's, a combination of Carrignavar and Whites Cross. We got off to a great start with three early goals from Sean Meade and Daniel Walsh, before Colmcille's replied with one of their own. At half time we led by 4-2 to 1-7, but Colmcille's took control in the third quarter and went ahead by the second water break - 1-13 to 4-3. With the pressure on, we managed to find two more green flags, courtesy of Ben Walsh and newly-introduced Colm Cowhig, proving that a strong bench with ready-to-go subs is very important. We held on in defence, where Ben Budds and Ben Fogarty marshalled matters and ensured the goal line would not be breached again. Next up is Kiltha Óg in the Eastern final, next Saturday afternoon which promises to be a cracker. Fixture will be confirmed in coming day.

Panel: Fionn Murphy, Jack O'Connor, Ben Budds, Liam Considine, Pierce Geary, Ben Fogarty, Diarmuid Buckley, Rory Motherway, David Buckley, Darragh O'Brien, Conor Meade, Colm Leahy, Daniel Walsh, Sean Meade, Dylan McCarthy, Ben Walsh, Barry Walsh, Conor Burns, Jason Harte, Colm Cowhig, Sean O'Riordan.


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


East Cork Junior 'C’ Football Championship (Round Robin Series);

Round 1; Carrigtwohill 0-8 vs Aghada 1-12

Round 2; Glenbower Rovers vs Carrigtwohill

Round 3; Glenbower Rovers vs Aghada

East Cork Under 21 ‘C’ Football Championship

Semi-Final; Glenbower Rovers vs Castlelyons


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 4-10 St. Catherines 2-8

S-Final; Killeagh/Itas 6-3 St. Colmcilles 1-13

Final; Killeagh/Itas vs Kiltha Óg next Saturday (Fixture TBC)

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 29th. Last week’s Lotto Jackpot was €10,600. The numbers drawn on the night were 1, 5, 12 & 33. We had no winner of this week’s jackpot. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Eileen O’Callaghan & Sorcha O’Rourke while the €30 voucher for O'Neill’s Londis was won by Shane Fitzgerald & the €30 voucher for Killeagh Pharmacy was won by Phil O’Neill. Congratulations to all! This week's Jackpot is a massive €10,800!

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!


Killeagh GAA Golf Society results from Saturday's Golfer of the Year outing to Monkstown are as follows;

Winner Brendan Galvin 38

Runner Up Brian O'Keeffe 37

3rd Alan Crotty 36

Best Gross Ger Ahern 29

5th Sean Power 35

6th Ray Rochford 34

7th Ger Fitzgibbon 34

8th Tadhg O’Connor 33

9th Tim Crotty 32

10th Padraig McGrath 31

Well to Brendan Galvin who has won his first outing with the Society for over 20 years.

Our final outing of the Golfer of the Year Competition is to the Gold Coast on Saturday October 24th. The Timesheet is now open with Ray on 0872330054

Killeagh GAA Golf Society Results from Tuesdays Outing to Lee Valley Golf Club are as follows;

Winner Con O'Keeffe 34

Runner Up & Best Gross Liam O'Keeffe

3rd Ray Rochford 33

4th Denis Corbett 33

Front 9 Joe Higgins 16

Back 9 Seán Treacy 15

The next Tuesday outing is to Castlemartyr GC on Tuesday October 20th. There are Still a few spaces available for Champagne Scramble to Fermoy is on Sat 10th Oct, both timesheets with Ray Rochford on 0872330054.

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/Itas Under 16 East Football final vs Kiltha Óg on weekend of Oct 9-11th