Killeagh GAA Notes.

09 June, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, June 7th 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

EAST CORK JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP DIVISION 1

Glenbower Rover 2-11 Fr O’Neills 1-17

A windy day for the first match in the club for over eight months. Football is the usual season opener and Fr O’Neills visited Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Monday afternoon last. Killeagh got off to a perfect start with a first minute point from Sean Long, but O’Neill’s built themselves into the game over the next 10 minutes with four points. Ritchie Long stopped the rot with a score in the 12th minute, his older brother Sean adding a free in the 13th before a well worked move from midfield saw a superb goal scored by Adrian Galvin in the 14th minute. At the water break, Glenbower led 1-3 to 0-5. O’Neills got the better of the second quarter though a quick point off the water break before Dan Lucey got a black card in the 24th minute for a body collision off the ball impeding the runner and the visitors finished the half strong, leading at James Bermingham’s short whistle 0-11 to 1-4.

The hosts came out thundering in the second half with scores from Galvin (0-2) & Johnno O’Connor inside the opening five minutes before Seanie Walsh was fouled in the square resulting in a penalty and sweetly converted into the roof of the net by Sean Long, 2-7 to 0-11. The visitors scored three further points again before getting a goal of their own, a mistake in defence left them one on one with Dave Quinlan but couldn’t do much about the finish, 2-8 to 1-14 the visitors led at the water break. But we levelled again by the 52nd minute, points from Sean Long & Sean Walsh. But we finished the game with 14 men as Aidan Morrison got a black card for pulling his opponent down and the visitors capitalized on the numbers advantage getting the last three points to claim the league points.

O’Neill’s take on Aghada in a fortnight's time before we face Aghada in the final game of the League Cup. Championship start on July 1st, draw will be known on June 21st.

Team: D Quinlan; D Lucey, B Motherway, A Morrison; C Coughlan, C O’Brien, Dara Motherway; G Collins, C Deane; R Sinclair, A Galvin, R Long; S Long, S Walsh, L Fogarty. Subs Used: J Dullea, J O’Connor, D Kelleher, Dermot Motherway.

REBEL ÓG EAST Fé12 GROUP 3 HURLING LEAGUE

Killeagh 4-6 Aghada 3-4

Killeagh started well in the first quarter and dominated possession playing against a strong wind, however Aghada took control in the second quarter and went on to be leading at half time, 1-2 to 1-1.

Despite Killeagh having the wind to their backs for the second half, Aghada opened up a two point lead. Two great points though from Sean O’Leary in the centre back position brought Killeagh back level. The game was very close in the dying minutes with both teams taking their scoring opportunities. The hosts were that little bit more hungry and with some great link-up play went on to win the game with a final scoreline of 4-6 to 3-4.

The lads host Lisgoold next Monday in Football at 7pm

UPCOMING FIXTURES:

In the RedFM Division 2A Hurling League, our Senior hurlers face Douglas on Saturday June 12th at 7pm. Then we travel to Ballymartle on Sunday June 27th at 12pm and lastly, we will host Kanturk on July 11th at 12pm.

While in East Cork, our Junior ‘A’ hurlers face Fr O’Neills on Tuesday June 15th at 7:45pm in Aghavine while the Junior ‘B’ hurling side will take on Sarsfields on Monday June 14th at 8:15pm in Páirc Uí Chinnéide.

The East Cork football championship will start on the weekend of July 1st, that is if 2020 winners Midleton are knocked out in quarter or semi-final.

Our Junior ‘C’ football team from 2020 are completing their competition in the coming weeks. The play their first game in the round robin section vs Aghada on Wednesday June 9th at 8pm in Rostellan. If we win that, we are out the following week vs Carrigtwohill.

We will confirm juvenile fixtures in the coming weeks. As with Government guidelines, all games for the moment are behind closed doors for the moment but that will change in the next six weeks or so, we hope!

INTER COUNTY

Mixed weekend ahead for Cork Intercounty teams. Cork Footballers get the ball rolling on Saturday with a home game vs Westmeath in the Division 2 relegation play off, throw in at Páirc Uí Chaoimh is at 2pm. Cork hurlers have a quick turn around after their eight point defeat to Limerick on Saturday last, the rebels will host Galway in their final fixture on Sunday, throw-in is at 1:45pm.

The Ladies footballers will face Donegal in the semi finals of the National Football League at 3pm on Saturday while the Senior Camogie team will take on Galway in UPMC Nowlan Park on Sunday with a 5pm start. Best of luck to all involved.

MEMBERSHIP

With our players playing matches in the coming weeks, it's the last call to pay for membership for 2021. Many thanks to all who have paid to date. This year, we are encouraging all families and individual members (players and non-players) to pay online if possible, on the returntoplay.gaa.ie website. If you / your children used this site in 2020, this is what you need to do.

On the returntoplay.gaa.ie site, log on using your 2020 details. Go to Membership - Killeagh GAA - Register Now - check your details are correct - select the appropriate membership type for you - Register - (those paying Family or Silver or Gold membership please add all family members) - pay by card and you will get an instant receipt.

If you haven't already used returntoplay.gaa.ie, you will need to Register as a New User (you need a valid email address). Click the validation link you get by email, then follow the steps to add all relevant details. Make sure you choose Killeagh GAA as your club. Then Register Now and follow the steps outlined above.

We will alternatively take cash or cheques at the pitch when training resumes, but to help us to reduce handling of money, we strongly encourage online payment - it's easier for us and also for you.

We would ask that where possible, that membership would be paid before May 31st, to ensure voting rights at AGM, if required.

If you have any queries, please give Colman a ring on 085-7540973.

Thank you all for your continued support of Killeagh GAA club.

NURSERY

Our Clubs Nursery will continue this coming Saturday at 12pm for boys and girls born in 2016, 2017 and 2018. No equipment or membership required, but parents do need to fill in an online form so that we know who intends to come. Please click on the link below to complete. Please pass on to any other Killeagh / Inch parents of children born in 2016, 2017, 2018. Any questions please ring or text Colman 085-7540973. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdil70PT46iXnaPQjmoABv6INvTVMKl5nHv-6gnekq1Xcoh4A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

LOTTO UPDATE:

ARE YOU THE NEXT WINNER OF THE KILLEAGH GAA LOTTO...

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €7,800 and took place on Tuesday June 1st. The numbers drawn on the night were 18, 33, 34 & 35. There was no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Colm Crowley & Phyl Kearney while the €30 voucher for Fitzgibbon’s Garage was won by Katie Linehan & the €30 voucher for O'Neills Londis was won by Paul Traecy. This week’s Jackpot will be monster €8,000!! Remember, if you are not in, you cannot win!!

Our Lotto Tickets are also available locally in O’Neill’s Londis (near the front door), Ahern’s Centra (near the Deli), Burgess Service Station (near the back door), Fitzgibbon’s Garage, Vibez Salon & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh. Please Support Local Businesses as much as possible!

But, if you cannot get to the local businesses during the week before 8pm Tuesdays and you wish to enter the draw online, you can buy tickets up to 8:15pm on Tuesday evening at https://bit.ly/Killeagh! Remember, no queues, no delays, the Killeagh GAA Online Lotto is always a great and easy way to Play!!

Every €2 helps a major part in the running of your club. We thank you in advance for your support as we meet our financial commitments on a monthly basis. And don’t forget to share our Social Media posts too to let more people know about our superb Lotto Jackpot!

Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY:

The first round of the Golfer of the Year competition took place at a beautifully laid out Lismore Golf Club on Saturday 29th May. 59 Golfers got out to play over the 6-hour tee times available to the Society and the results are as follows;

Winner Bernard Rochford 41

2nd Patrick Mulcahy 39

3rd Sean Supple 36

Best Gross Ger Ahern

5th Ml Murphy 36

6th John P Murphy 36

7th Padraig McGrath 34

8th John Walsh 31

9th Kevin Conlon 31

10th Claire O'Connor 31

11th Brian O'Keeffe 31

12th Colin Fogarty 31

Best Visitor Conor Murphy 33.

Thank you all for your support. Our next Golfer of the Year Outing is to Youghal G.C. on Thursday June 24th, times available are from 1:52pm. Time sheet is now open.

Our first Tuesday outing of the year is to East Cork Golf Club at 11am on Tuesday 8th June. You can book your time with Ray Rochford now 087-2330054. Further fixtures during the summer to be confirmed in coming weeks.

The draw has taken place for the 2021 Killeagh GAA Golf Society Matchplay and some intriguing matches will take place over the next seven weeks. There are ten preliminary games and 16 first round proper matches all to take place before July 25th. The 2020 competition was won by Padraig McGrath and the defending champion has a tricky opening round vs John P. Murphy in West Waterford. (The draw sheet in full is attached).

Due to the Covid-19 situation, our annual three-day Killeagh GAA Golf Classic has now been re-scheduled from Wednesday September 1st to Saturday September 4th at West Waterford Golf Club. Yes, that is four days of the 25th Annual Killeagh GAA Golf Classic! If you are interested in playing in the four-

day extravaganza, the good advice is to contact Ray Rochford ASAP to get your optimum timeslot as the Time Sheet is now open!

If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA Golf Society for their variety of trips away & outings for 2021 or 2022, 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.

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

1. Killeagh GAA – Cash Tickets & Online Lotto every Tuesday @ 8:30pm

2. 2021 Killeagh GAA Annual Golf Classic @ West Waterford GC – September 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th