Killeagh GAA Notes.

15 October, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, October 10th 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

HEART BREAK FOR SENIOR HURLERS

Co-Op Superstores Senior ‘A’ Hurling Championship

Killeagh 2-14 Newcestown 1-17

Our 2021 Senior A Hurling season came to a sudden halt in Coachford on Sunday afternoon when Edmund Kenneally's last gasp point - struck over seven minutes into time added on - gave Newcestown a draw which pushed them into second place and us into third place in our group.

It was a cruel end to the day and to the almost 12-month campaign in which our team made enormous strides and can consider themselves most unlucky to be eliminated from the Senior A knockout stages. This performance was a step up from our good games against Cloyne and Fr. O'Neill's and in truth we deserved more than the draw we got.

Our start was excellent, with Ryan McCarthy and Gary Leahy both rattling the net in the opening ten minutes, while we were totally dominant throughout the pitch at this point. When we were reduced to fourteen players just before the water break, it looked like it would be a tough afternoon, but our players battled heroically throughout, with the middle third diamond of Christy Coughlan, Sean Long, Mikey Fitzgerald and Eoghan Keniry putting in brilliant performances from start to finish. Gary Leahy and Andrew Walsh were causing all sorts of trouble up front, while our two eighteen year olds Jamie Fogarty and George Walsh (making his senior debut) looked like they had been playing senior hurling all their lives.

At half time we led by 2-7 to 0-7, but we were rocked when Newcestown scored an opportunist goal in the third quarter. Our players were justifiably upset when a free which we deserved was not given, and instead a Newcestown free came back off the post and was finished to the net - a four point swing in one play. We stepped up again in the final quarter, with excellent points from Gary and Eoghan and substitute David Kelleher, before Newcestown clawed it back point by point and got the equaliser deep into additional time. Just when it looked like the show was up, we produced one more attack which led to a '65. In the most testing moment, Eoghan continued his five-star performance with a brilliant point, leading to elation for our supporters.

However, further additional time was allowed and in this final play the dramatic ending which finished our campaign unfolded. It was particularly disappointing to be eliminated having not lost, and also having played so well for the 74 minutes of the match. Well done to all the players on the panel for a supreme effort, and to manager Brian Barry, his selectors Conor, Len and Kieran, and the backroom team of Liam, Denis, Olivia, Sean and Mark for their trojan work week after week since last November. The future is bright, we just need the 'rub of the green'!

Panel: P O’Neill (c); A Keniry, G Walsh Wallace, C Fogarty; D Hogan, C Coughlan, D Walsh; M Fitzgerald, S Long 0-1; J Fogarty, E Keniry 0-8 (0-4 f, 0-1 65’), S Smiddy; R McCarthy 1-1, A Walsh 0-1, G Leahy 1-2.

Subs: A Leahy for S Smiddy, D Kelleher 0-1 for R McCarthy, K Kelly-Budds for J Fogarty.

JUNIOR B BOW OUT GRACEFULLY

East Cork Oil Junior B Hurling Championship

Killeagh 0-14 Bride Rovers 1-12

Our third team performed heroically against Bride Rovers' second string on Friday night last in Aghada in the East Cork Junior B hurling championship quarter final, but were beaten by the final score of the game in the 64th minute, which was the first time Bride Rovers led in the match. We led by 0-6 to 0-2 at the first water break, with Padraic Carroll (2), Aaron Fitzgibbon, Paudie Mackey, Ciaran Leahy and Shane Kearney all on the scoreboard.

Rovers began to gain a foothold in the half-back line in the second quarter, but we maintained our lead at half time - 0-8 to 0-7. Rovers levelled the match (0-9 each) after 33 minutes, after Luke Fogarty became the sixth Killeagh scorer. Another free from Padraic and a point from Kevin Murphy put us three ahead, but an injury to Ciaran Leahy upset our rhythm, and we failed to score from play for the remaining 25 minutes.

A crucial goal from Rovers levelled the game again on 38 minutes, and while we led twice more, Rovers got the only two points of the final quarter to clinch the match, thereby moving on to the semi-final against Aghada and also ending our interest in the competition. Well done to the full panel and to the extremely dedicated player-manager Tadhg O'Connor. The future looks promising!

Team: Brian Murphy, Paul Keniry, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Tadhg O'Connor, Kevin Murphy, David Collins, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Ciaran Leahy, Ger Collins, Padraic Carroll, Dermot Motherway, Darragh O'Connor, Paudie Mackey, Shane Kearney, Ciaran O'Rourke, Luke Fogarty, Jack O'Rourke, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Christian Coughlan.

CLASSY PERFORMANCE FROM MINORS SECURES CHAMPIONSHIP

Rebel Óg East Under 17 Division 1 Hurling Championship Final

Killeagh 3-16 Erins Own 0-14

Killeagh Under 17 hurlers made history in Mayfield on Saturday last, winning the inaugural Eastern 1 Under 17 Hurling Championship Final against a committed Erins Own outfit who battled all the way to referee Pa Beausang's final whistle. A blistering start, with goals in the first quarter from Sean Meade and Colm Leahy, saw us race into a 2-3 to 0-1 lead, but Erins Own whittled that down point by point.

However, a brilliant team goal just before half time involving half a dozen players moving the ball quickly down the left wing saw Sean Meade set up Colm for his second and our third goal, leaving us ahead by 3-07 to 0-07 at half time. Dylan McCarthy's excellent free taking (10 converted in total) from all angles saw us maintain that lead in the third quarter, which finished with us ahead by 3-11 to 0-11.

We continued to pop over scores in the final quarter, while Fionn Murphy, Conor Meade, Pierce Geary, and the outstanding Bens - Budds, Walsh and Fogarty - ensured that our own goal was never breached. This was a fantastic team performance to which the full panel contributed brilliantly, and a just reward for a brilliant management team of bainisteoir Ger Scully, coaches Andrew Murphy and Tadhg O'Connor, and selectors Ray Rochford, Declan Fogarty and James Maunsell.

Huge credit also to our very busy medical duo of Pauline Meade and Sean Cummins who have provided invaluable support throughout the year. Ben Kelly Budds was the victorious captain who received the cup from Eastern Board Treasurer Michael Mulry. Attention now turns to football, as we prepare to meet Aghada in the Rebel Óg East Division 2 Football Final in Ballinacurra at 12 noon on Sunday next, October 17th.

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

Rebel Óg Coiste Fé14 Group 4 Football League

Clyda Rovers 4-11 Killeagh 1-6

Killeagh travelled to Clyda Rovers on Sunday to face the table toppers Clyda Rovers in the League semi-final.

The game was a tight affair for most of the game with no more than 3 points separating the teams until the final quarter.

The boys battled hard against a physically bigger side with points from Cian O’Riordan, Eoin Roche, Callum Power and Cathal Brennan.

Just before half time, Killeagh had a great move up the right wing and the ball crossed to the square where Cathal was hauled down and the referee had no hesitation in awarding a penalty which Cathal converted confidently.

The second half started well but Killeagh were under enormous pressure from the home team. We defended really well making Clyda work really hard for their scores.

In the final quarter the game stared to slip away from us after a really dubious goal was awarded which should have been a given as a square ball.

All in all, the result was a fair result but the final score line did not truly reflect the flow of the game.

Well done to all the boys who were outstanding in their attitude towards training over the last few weeks and given time I have no doubt will be outstanding players for Killeagh going forward.

MASSIVE EFFORT FROM UNDER 13’s FELL SHORT ON THE DAY

Rebel Óg Coiste Fé13 Premier 1 Championship Football

Carrigaline 3-6 Killeagh 1-5

Killeagh Under 13’s were forced into travelling to Carrigaline for the Final of the Under 13 Premier 1 Football.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t our day. We got off to a poor start, conceding a goal after 20 seconds. The lads replied after a good passing move saw Ben feed Rian Lane who kicked a good point. However, that was our last score of the first half. Carrigaline kicked two further points before scoring a goal just before the first water break. They kicked another point after 20 minutes and we were caught with a sucker punch of a goal just on half time when a speculative attempt for a point found the net. We trailed 3-3 to 0-1 at half time.

We started the second half with a good score from Ben after good passing from Andrew, Ryan & Cormac. Carrigaline responded with 3 good points of their own. In fairness to the lads, they kept battling away to the end. We got on top in the last quarter. The lads started to move the ball around well which resulted in two further points from Ben. We received an opportunity from the penalty spot which was well saved by the keeper. A minute later a goalmouth scramble saw Ben force the ball over the line. Seanan fisted the ball to the net a minute later, but the referee adjudged him to be in the square. The lads kept going to very end, Andrew kicked a great point just before the final whistle.

Carrigaline were physically stronger and are a well-coached outfit. Best on the day for Killeagh were John Farquhar (dealt with everything calmly and kickouts were excellent), Patrick Dineen (won some great ball and kept battling), Callum Power (another tremendous display at the back), Alex Fogarty (won an amount of ball and distributed well), Cormac Deane (tried his best and put in some super challenges around the middle), Ryan Murphy (intelligent use of the ball), Andrew (tried very hard and worked the ball well), Cathal Brennan (drove at them), Ben (kept showing for the ball and took it on all day), Seanan (did very well when introduced).

While the lads were bitterly disappointed with the result, they have had a superb season. Reaching the semi-final of the P1 hurling and becoming the first team from Killeagh to reach a P1 Football final was a brilliant effort. They will learn from the experience of playing in such games and all involved with the team are immensely proud of all 23 players.

Team: John Farquhar; Patrick Dineen, Rian O’Connor, Cormac Delaney; Alex Fogarty, Callum Power, Alex Howey; Cormac Deane, Ruben O’Riordan; Billy Guerin, Andrew Brenner (0-1), Cathal Brennan; Ryan Murphy, Ben Geary (1-3), Rian Lane (0-1). Subs: Darragh Sheehan, Adam Barry, Daniel Geary, Seanan McDonnell, Sean O’Leary, Fionán O’Connell, Tony Kenneally, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick

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 1-17 Killeagh 2-14

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 0-14 Bride Rovers 1-12

KILLEAGH/ITAS JUVENILE FIXTURES:

Rebel Óg East Fé17 Division 2 Football Championship;

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

Final; Killeagh vs Aghada in Ballinacurra on Sunday October 11th at 12pm

Rebel Óg East Fé17 Division 1 Hurling Championship;

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

Final; Killeagh 3-16 Erins Own 0-14

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

Semi-Final; Clyda Rovers 4-11 Killeagh 1-6

Rebel Óg Coiste Fé13 Premier 1 Football Section 3;

Final; Killeagh 1-5 Carrigaline 3-6

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 €3,600 and took place on Tuesday October 5th. The numbers drawn on the night were 2, 8, 14 & 25. There was no winner of this week’s Lotto draw.

The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Denis Barry & Jacinta McCarthy, while the €30 voucher for East Cork Oil was won by Colm Crowley & the €30 voucher for Barry’s Nurseries, Killeagh was won by Sandra O’Brien.

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 available from 11:23am.

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...

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