Killeagh GAA Club

27 January, 2021


January 24th 2021 By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

COVID-19 We ask all members to be cautious at all times going forward and remember to keep your Social Distance, wear a face covering where possible, wash your hands regularly & reduce your social contacts where possible to an absolute minimum. 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. If you are a designated close contact, you should not attend Páirc Uí Chinnéide either. Also, it is important to check in with elderly family members & neighbours to make sure that they are all ok, fit and healthy. If anyone has a problem or needs to talk to somebody, please contact a member of the Killeagh GAA Officers in the knowledge of confidentiality will be kept. We all have a personal responsibility in an effort to reduce Covid-19 so play your part in the local community and you should protect yourself and everyone around you.


One lucky winner will win the top prize of €100,000 Tickets are now on sale for Rebels’ Bounty, a new fundraising initiative by Cork GAA designed to support Cork players, clubs and county. The initiative offers a spectacular total prize fund of €500,000, with one lucky club member set to win €100,000. Rebels’ Bounty is an initiative of Cork GAA to give clubs a significant opportunity to raise funds at a time when traditionally fundraising has been impacted by restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tickets for the draw cost €100 each, and tickets will be sold directly by any executive member of Killeagh GAA or on line at In every draw, there are 30 cash prizes, ranging from €100 to €20,000. In April and December, the top prize will increase to €25,000. In December, the bumper prize of €100,000 will be given away. The first draw is due to take place on Thursday March 25th where prizes will be drawn for January, February & March. All the funds raised by the Rebels’ Bounty will be directly and indirectly invested in Cork GAA clubs. The draw is designed to ensure that most of the funds are kept locally to help improve facilities and equipment, while the remainder will be used by Cork GAA to invest in programmes such as Rebel Óg and supports for inter-county players. Tickets for the Rebels’ Bounty are being distributed via any member of the executive committee, club officer or our club co-ordinator for the draw, Dave Barry on 087-8123352. The maximum number of entries per person is 5, with a maximum of 2 names per ticket. No Late Entries will be permitted. Entries for the first three draws will close on at 5pm March 24 th 2021. For information, please visit


The GAA have set weekly challenges for teenagers to do at home - hurling and football skills as well as other activities. Watch Tom Morrissey, Podge Collins and others on this video, and there are weekly prizes if you want to upload your own videos. All details are also available on Best of luck! Video link at tK6pK34s&ved=2ahUKEwi59_Xjl7LuAhV2VRUIHSA7CqcQwqsBMAB6BAgBEAM&usg=AOvVaw2s5GKQNnJ pAGou7hJaK0Qu IRELAND LIGHTS UP POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY (dated Friday 8th January 2021) The GAA today received a communication from Sport Ireland who, in consultation with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht and Sport, have requested the postponement of the Ireland Lights Up walking initiative until the start of February (dependent on the Government guidelines at that time). We were informed that this late change of position was prompted by the continued escalation of the pandemic here in Ireland.

The grant scheme offered by Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland to support clubs in the delivery of Ireland Lights Up 2021 (up to a maximum of €1,000 per club, T&Cs apply) remains in place and will be activated once the green light for the commencement of the initiative is given. All GAA clubs that register to participate in Ireland Lights Up will automatically be issued details of the grant process in the coming weeks. You can continue to register here: • Healthy Club ‘Every Step Counts’ Challenge will proceed The GAA Healthy Club ‘Every Step Counts’ Challenge in partnership with Irish Life’s MyLife App will proceed as planned and will start on Wednesday, January 13th and will run for 7 weeks. In each province there are 3x O'Neills vouchers up for grabs - €2,500, €1,500 & €1,000. Any club that tracks more than 4,000km during the challenge will be entered into the prize draw in their province. Would you like to join the "Munster GAA - Every Step Counts" challenge from MyLife? Just tap on the following link: or follow these simple foolproof steps;.

1. Download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store Apple App Store - Google Playstore - CR9ZOh0_LuWSbiyJWh-UF8LF3kaVGJtdGtc5UOk

2. Register your details

3. Tap on the social tab on the MyLife app 4. Select challenges 5. Select the challenge for the province of Munster Tap on join & select Killeagh GAA to join our team! Then get walking every day, rain, hail or shine and get as many steps in as possible. We recommend all our members and people of our community should sign up to join the Killeagh team. All our members and people of the community should sign up to join and support the Killeagh team. We have over 1,000 miles walked but need a lot more help to boost our chances of winning! Record your steps into the app on a daily basis and make sure to pass the word onto your family and friends too! We have many walkers & runners who got out every few days, so why not jump on board with us at Killeagh GAA! If you have any questions or are experiencing any problems with the MyLife app, please email 


This year’s Conference was very different to previous conferences, due to the times we are living in it had to be a Virtual event. This did not however compromise the content or quality of the event. The Healthy Clubs initiative was started in 2014 with just 16 clubs involved in the first phase. Killeagh Healthy Clubs joined in the second phase and at present there are 300 clubs across the 32 counties, with three international clubs (Abu Dhabi, Netherlands and Canada) involved. Phase 5 applications will open in October and the aim is that all clubs in the country will adopt the Healthy Club Initiative. The focus’ of the Healthy Clubs is Physical development, Community and Personal development, Diversity and Inclusion, Substance and Gambling abuse awareness, Mental Health and Healthy Eating. Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer and Chair of NPHET, was the keynote speaker and thanked the GAA for the work they are doing through the clubs in the many aspects of Health Promotion and Awareness and its contribution the greater wellbeing of the country’s population. Several Clubs then presented case studies of different aspects that have worked for their clubs and how they were successful, including Social Inclusion events, hosting Health Check events, Healthy Eating events, Suicide Awareness/Prevention workshop, and the Midleton Club were represented by Mairead Beausang who spoke on the GAA For All and Inclusion programme that has been such a success for them. There was also a fitness session by Fitness Expert and referee for Ireland Fittest Families, Paul O’ Donovan for all attendees to attend virtually, which ended with “Back against the Wall” for one minute!! A presentation by Kate Mc Daid of “Nutrikate” on the importance of Nutrition towards performance, Player potential, Recovery and Player Welfare, and a mindfulness session delivered by former Wexford Hurling captain Diarmuid Lyng. The closing address was from Joanne O’ Riordan, Journalist with the Irish Times, which was uplifting and positive, requesting us all to continue with the good work, keep moving forward and to help provide a more inclusive society for all.


In advance of the 2021 GAA season, players are reminded about the need to check that their equipment is in good condition and meets the required safety standards. The GAA would like to remind all players at all levels in all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standards set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI). All players are advised that in the event of a head injury occurring, if the helmet being worn does not meet the standard or is modified or altered from the original manufactured state, they are not covered under the terms of the GAA Injury Benefit Fund. The following helmet manufacturers currently provide products which meet the standards set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI). • Atak Sports • Azzuri • • Marc Sports • Mycro • O’Neills Players and parents should note that not all products provided by some of these manufacturers meet the standards of IS:355. Once the helmet or faceguard is modified in anyway, the player is playing at an increased risk of injury and not covered under the terms of the GAA Injury Benefit Fund. Go Raibh Milé maith agaibh.


Ahead of the 2021 season start, 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 or younger categories 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 Regarding Coaching, there is an online Foundation course being run by Cork GAA Games Development Officer, Sean Crowley in the next few weeks. It covers the Theory section of the course, the practical end will be completed once safe to do so upon lifting of the restrictive measures. You will also have to do child welfare course if not already done in order to receive a certificate. This is a good opportunity to get this complete prior to the season start in the coming weeks or months. Please contact Sean via email at ASAP to book your place.


The latest Lotto club draw was worth €3,600 and took place on Tuesday January 19 th. The numbers drawn on the night were 7, 12, 29 & 35. We had no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Donie Conway & Claire Lynch while the €30 voucher for O'Neill’s Londis, Killeagh was won by Bridget Walsh & the €30 voucher for East Cork Oil, Burgess was won by Shane O’NEill. This week’s Jackpot will be worth €3,800. Our Lotto Tickets are available locally in the O’Neill’s Londis, Ahern’s Centra, Fitzgibbon’s Garage, Vibez Salon & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh. Please Support Local Businesses! But, if you cannot get to the local businesses during the week and you wish to enter the draw online, you can buy tickets up to 8:15pm on Tuesday evening at! 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 a large number of Lotto members & supporters who avail of a yearly ticket which gives weekly entry into the Draw. Until draw time this Tuesday January 26th, instead of the usual price of €90, we are offering this Yearly Ticket at a reduced price of €80 (50 draws for the price of 40). If you would like to avail of this offer whether you are a new player or a yearly regular, please drop an envelope with your name, phone number and your 4 chosen numbers between 1 and 36 and payment into the Lotto box in either Aherns Centra or O'Neill’s Londis or to Fitzgibbons Garage (by Tuesday evening at 6pm if you wish to be included in this week's draw). Please note, from January 27th, the Yearly Lotto Ticket will cost €90. A receipt will be issued to you in due course. We thank you in advance once again for your support


Hopefully, we will be able to give out a schedule of events for 2021 over the coming weeks but there will be some events that will need some changing of dates, which are being worked on in the background. One thing is for certain, our Annual three-day Killeagh GAA Golf Classic is scheduled from Thursday July 8 th to Saturday July 10th at West Waterford Golf Club. If you are interested in playing in the three-day extravaganza, the good advice is to contact Ray Rochford ASAP to get your optimum timeslot. If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA Golf Society for their variety of trips away & outings for 2021, give Ray Rochford a call or a text on 087-2330054. ALSO... 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 pag