Killeagh GAA Notes.

17 March, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, March 14th 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO


While daily Covid case numbers are still dropping slowly, we are nowhere close to where we need to be. So, why would you drop your guard? Let’s finish out the job at hand and get it down to low as possible. Therefore, we ask all members of both the club and community to be cautious at all times going forward and remember to keep your Social Distance, wear a clean face covering where possible, wash your hands regularly & reduce your social contacts where possible to an absolute minimum.

Remember, 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.

We, at Killeagh GAA club repeat our call for anyone in our community, especially the elderly or those loving alone, who needs assistance with shopping, household help or just a chat with someone over the phone, please contact in confidence Ray Rochford 087-2330054 or Colman Motherway 085-7540973 who will try to arrange appropriate support for you.

A reminder to all our members and supporters that both the Main Pitch & Clashdermot Pitch are currently CLOSED due to maintenance repairs. If someone needs to go running or have a kick/puck around, please use the Glenbower (Training) Pitch. If you are walking around our walkway, please remember to keep the Main Pitch on your left-hand side walking in an anti-clockwise direction.

Finally, while we are delighted that many people and families are using Pairc Ui Chinneide for exercise during the current restrictions, we must ask that NO DOGS are allowed onto the grounds, for reasons of health and safety of all users. Go raibh milé maith agaibh.


There is over €100k up for grabs on March 25th!!

The last few tickets are for sale for the “Rebels’ Bounty” draw. 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.

In every draw, there are 30 cash prizes, ranging from €100 to €20,000. In April and August, the top prize will increase to €25,000 while in December, the bumper prize of €100,000 will be given away. The first draw will take place on Thursday March 25th where prizes will be drawn for the months of January, February & March and there is over €100,000 up for grabs alone on the night!

Tickets for the 12 draws cost €100 for the year (or for €10 over 10 months). Remember, the more tickets our club sells, the more development we can do in the future in Páirc Uí Chinnéide for all in our community. Every ticket we sell between now & March 25th means the money stays in Killeagh and you have a free entry to 12 draws.

If you want to be included in the draw, last entries must be with the County Board by 5pm on Thursday March 25th 2021.

Tickets for the Rebels’ Bounty are being distributed via any member of the executive committee, club officer or through 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. Late Entries will not be allowed to enter the 2021 draw. For information, please visit or contact any club officer.


Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of the parish & the community. Thanks for all the work you do bringing the children down to Páirc Uí Chinnéide. If you haven’t got your special mother a present yet, why not purchase a Weekly Lotto Ticket for €5,400 or a Rebels Bounty Ticket to be with a chance of winning anything up to €100,000!! It is always nice to pay back the special one in your life!


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


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, 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 (if you have not started yet) 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. If you have 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 €5,000 and took place on Tuesday March 9th. The numbers drawn on the night were 10, 15, 18 & 30. There was no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Pat Kirby & the Killeagh Race Committee while the €30 voucher for Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh was won by Bernie Irwin & the €30 voucher for Uncle Sams, Killeagh was won by Aoife Daly. Because it is Mother’s Day on Sunday & St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, the Lotto Committee decided to throw in an extra €200 into the pot so this week’s Jackpot will be worth a tasty €5,400.

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. We thank you in advance for your support as we meet our financial commitments on a monthly basis.

Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!


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 pending on relevant Government Announcements. We were hoping to have our first outing of the new year towards the end of March, but this will have to be postponed until a later date. We will advise of a new schedule at a later date.

One thing is for certain, our Annual three-day Killeagh GAA Golf Classic is scheduled from Thursday July 8th 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.


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. Rebels Bounty Draw for Jan, Feb & Mar on Thurs March 25th - Closing Entry on March 25th

3. 2021 Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic @ West Waterford GC – July 8th, 9th & 10th