Killeagh GAA Notes.

04 October, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, October 3rd 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

HECTIC WEEKEND NEXT WEEK

This weekend upcoming is a huge weekend for a lot of teams in their quest for silverware this season.

Our Senior hurlers take to the Coachford field on Sunday to face Newcestown, Junior B hurlers are in East Cork quarter final action next weekend. After their superb 13 point win over Lisgoold on Sunday, our Minor hurlers face Erin’s Own in the final next Saturday. Our Under 14 footballers take on Clyda Rovers in a semi final next Sunday and last but no means least, our Under 13 footballers go to war with Carrigaline in the Premier 1 final next Saturday.

All the details are below.

JUNIOR A HURLERS WITH A TROJAN EFFORT BUT FALLL SHORT OF SEMI FINALS

East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship

Killeagh 6-19 Midleton 0-8

A task which looked hard to pass before the game, a task which was in our hands at half time just slipped out at Shane Hodgin’s final whistle at Shanagarry on Sunday despite a 29 point victory over Midleton which just was not enough.

We got off to a blinding start in the opening minutes as Dan Landers buried a ball to the back of the Midleton net. Points then added on by Dan, Jamie Landers & Davy Kelleher before Kelleher struck for goal himself in the opeing quarter, Killeagh led 2-5 to 0-3 at the water break.

The boys in green kept the momentum going when Dan Landers scored two more goals in the second quarter added on with a pair of Richie Long points saw Killeagh with a 16 point lead at the short whistle. We were in control of the game and in a semi final spot at this stage.

Cathal Fitzgibbon got our opening score of the second half in the 32nd minute before another Dan Landers bullet in the 35th minute kick on in the third quarter. Points from Richie & Matthew Murphy before a great cross field 1-2 between Richie Long & big Dan, finished to the net but Richie but unfortunately picked up a nasty injury in the process and missed the final 18 minutes of normal time.

We led by 6-13 to 0-6 at the water break and still had a commanding four point lead on scoring difference over Erins Own.

But then Erins Own struck for a quick 2-1 as Killeagh’s scores began to dry up. But the lads fought hard across the field. A trio of points from Podsie Leahy, a pair from Dara Motherway and a further score from Leahy kept the pressure on but goal chances went abegging in the end and after a heroic performance on the day, we lost out by three points on scoring difference to Erin’s Own who finished +24, we finished +21.

It was not to be our day but we set a massive standard to kick on with next year in our quest to win Jamesy Kelleher back once again. A massive thanks to all the management and players for their efforts today, just was not to be.

Team: Colin Walsh; Richie Landers, Aidan Morrision, Dylan Coleman; Jamie Landers, George Walsh-Wallace, Rob Sinclair; Evan Lane, Cathal Fitzgibbon; David Kelleher (Capt.), Matthew Murphy, Brian Collins; Sean Walsh, Dan Landers, Richie Long. Subs: Padraig Leahy, Dara Motherway, Aaron Walsh.

JUNIOR B HURLERS THROUGH TO QUARTER FINALS

East Cork Oil Junior B Hurling Championship

Killeagh 3-16 Russell Rovers 1-11

An entertaining game of hurling, refereed by Jim Daly in Ballinacurra on Saturday afternoon last, saw our Junior B hurling team qualify for the quarter finals by defeating Russell Rovers. With five changes from the previous match against Youghal, we started well with Ciaran O'Rourke goaling after five minutes. A succession of wides from us and points from Rovers saw the game level after 13 minutes, before we got our radar adjusted with points from Ciaran Leahy (2), Ciaran O'Rourke, Shane Kearney, Darragh O'Connor, Dermot Motherway and Padraic Carroll saw us ahead by 1-7 to 0-6 at half time but facing into a strong wind.

Kevin Murphy's introduction at half time improved our defence, although Rovers had two early goal chances - one pointed and the other saved by Brian Murphy. Shane Kearney's excellent finish to the net on 34 minutes pushed us two goals ahead, while Jack O'Rourke made an instant impact in the final quarter, plucking a high ball on the right wing, soloing towards goal and burying a shot to the net. Rovers replied with a goal of their own before late points, including two excellent scores from Luke Fogarty, saw us finish strongly. Next weekend we play either Bride Rovers or St. Catherine's, depending on the result of the Youghal v Russell Rovers game on Tuesday evening.

Team: Brian Murphy; Paul Keniry, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove; Barry Motherway, Tadhg O'Connor, David Collins; Aaron Fitzgibbon, Ciaran Leahy; Ger Collins, Padraic Carroll, Dermot Motherway; Shane Kearney, Ciaran O'Rourke, Darragh O'Connor. Subs: Kevin Murphy, Jack O'Rourke, Luke Fogarty, David Murphy, Colm Crowley.

MINOR IN DOUBLE FINALS HEAVEN

Rebel Óg East Fé17 Division 1 Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Killeagh 4-21 Lisgoold 2-14

Our Under 17 hurlers emulated their football efforts of the previous week by qualifying for the Eastern 1 Hurling Final as a result of this victory over Lisgoold in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Sunday last. Erins Own will be our opponents in the final which takes place on Saturday next at 3pm in Mayfield.

Lisgoold started this game very sharply with Cork minor star Diarmuid Healy quickly into his stride, scoring three points in the opening six minutes. Our first score came courtesy of a Dylan McCarthy free

on 9 minutes, and we had taken the lead by the 14th minute with two more frees and a score from distance from Daniel Walsh, who had an excellent opening half. An unstoppable penalty from Diarmuid Healy levelled matters on 24 minutes (1-4 to 0-7) but we finished the half strongly with a goal from Sean Meade, giving us a lead of 1-10 to 1-7 at half time.

It took us a little while to get going after half time but David Buckley's great work, deserving of a goal, led to Colm Leahy finally raising the green flag, pushing us ahead by 2-10 to 1-8. Lisgoold didn't give up, and just after the water break the gap was just three - 2-13 to 1-13. However, our team went into top gear at this point, scoring 2-8 in the final fifteen minutes, and limiting Lisgoold to just one goal.

David Buckley was hugely influential in this quarter, setting up Dylan for the third goal, while Sean added the fourth in the final minutes. Callum Martin White, Ben Walsh, Barry Walsh and Conor Meade were others who shone, but in truth this was a real 1-20 performance. Well done to the whole panel, and to the management. One more challenge in hurling, and one in football!

Team: Fionn Murphy; Pierce Geary, Conor Meade, Harry Connon; Ben Fogarty, Ben Budds, Darragh O'Brien; Barry Walsh, Ben Walsh; Daniel Walsh, Dylan McCarthy, Callum Martin White; David Buckley, Sean Meade, Colm Leahy. Subs: Liam Considine, Rory Motherway, Diarmuid Buckley, Jack O'Connor, Conor Burns, Michael Doherty.

KILLEAGH GAA FIXTURES/RESULTS:

Co-Op Superstores Cork Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship;

Round 1; Killeagh 2-16 Cloyne 1-14

Round 2; Killeagh 1-18 Fr O’Neills 1-22

Round 3; Newcestown vs Killeagh in Coachford on Sunday October 10th at 4pm

East Cork Oil Junior A Hurling Championship;

Round 1; St. Itas 1-20 Killeagh 0-15

Round 2; Midleton 1-15 St Itas 4-21

Round 3; Midleton 0-8 Killeagh 6-19

East Cork Oil Junior B Hurling Championship;

Round 2; Killeagh 0-15 Youghal 2-17

Round 3; Russell Rovers 1-11 Killeagh 3-16

Quarter Final; Killeagh vs Bride Rovers/St.Catherines on weekend of October 9/10th

KILLEAGH/ITAS JUVENILE FIXTURES:

Rebel Óg East Fé17 Division 2 Football Championship;

Semi-Final; Killeagh 3-15 Mayfield 0-5

Final; Killeagh vs Aghada Details TBC

Rebel Óg East Fé17 Division 1 Hurling Championship;

Semi-Final; Killeagh 4-21 Lisgoold 2-14

Final; Killeagh vs Erins Own in Mayfield on Saturday October 9th at 3pm

Rebel Óg Coiste Fé14 Group 4/5 Football League 13-a-side

Semi-Final; Clyda Rovers vs Killeagh in Mourneabbey on Sunday October 10th at 1pm

Rebel Óg Coiste Fé13 Premier 1 Football Section 3;

Final; Killeagh vs Carrigaline in Carrigaline on Saturday October 9th at 1pm

Rebel Óg East Fé12 Football League Group 2;

Mayfield 2-7 Killeagh 2-2

Support for all age groups is much appreciated by both players and mentors!

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:

KILLEAGH GAA LOTTO JACKPOT IS THERE TO BE WON...

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €3,400 and took place on Tuesday September 28th. The numbers drawn on the night were 4, 7, 29 & 30. There was no winner of this week’s Lotto draw.

The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Dean Sultana & Tony Rochford, while the €30 voucher for Tom Kelly Butchers was won by Siobhan Lenihan & the €30 voucher for Uncle Sams, Killeagh was won by Paul Treacy.

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, Old Thatch, Longs, Kennedys Bar & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh.

And now we have a box inside the front door of the clubhouse for you to play on a weekly basis! 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!! Remember, if you are not in, you cannot win!!

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:

Our final outing in the Golfer of the Year competition takes place on Saturday October 23rd at Gold Coast GC, times from 11am.

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

For live scoring, download the What’s The Scór app and search & ‘like’ the Killeagh GAA page.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

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

2. Cork SAHC – Killeagh vs Newcestown in Coachford on Sunday October 10th at 4pm