Killeagh GAA Notes.

28 December, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, December 27th 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

MESSAGE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS

To all our members, players, sponsors, patrons and supporters, on behalf of the Executive of Killeagh GAA Club, we would like to wish all of you a prosperous and peaceful New Year. Let’s keep the ball rolling for 2022, more success both on and off the field. Please note registration opens in January but our registration day is scheduled to take place in early February 2022!

LONG PÚC

The Long Púc returned to the Killeagh GAA Calendar last Sjunday after last year’s cancelled event due to the pandemic and it was a beautiful day in the Killeagh Parish for people to turn out with the Hurley and Sliotar for the day! Thank you to all 70 teams who participated on the day. We raised €1810 for Marymount Hospice, I am sure you will agree, a very worthy cause!

A big thank you to all who participated and contributed to that amazing total.

Results of the various age categories are as follows;

U10 GIRLS; Lucy Kelleher, Caoimhe Kelleher, Nessa Barry

U10 BOYS; Ciaran McGrath, Tomas McGrath, Colm O’Regan

U12 GIRLS; Lauren O’Connor, Caoimhinn Deane, Amy Fogarty

U12 BOYS; Adam Barry, Sean O’Leary, Alex Fogarty

U14 BOYS for the Diarmaid Fogarty Perpetual Trophy; Fionn Brennan, Jack Colmen, Cathal Brennan

U14 GIRLS; Orla Murphy, Ruby Whelan, Ailise Barry

MINOR BOYS for the Tadhg Coleman Perpetual Trophy; Dylan McCarthy, Colm Leahy, David Buckley

LADIES; Laura Tracey, Emma Tracey, Rachel Sheehan

FAMILY TROPHY; Barry, Dara and Rory Motherway who beat the Walsh family in a puck off

OVERALL; John O’Connor, Padraig McGrath, Cian Fogarty

Once again, thank you all for turning out on the day and especially all our voolunteers who the event could not be run without including Mary Fitzgibbon & Mary Haulie Collins for the registration and to Donie Tracey, the starter for the event.

2021 ANNUAL DCS SUPPORTERS DRAW

On Tuesday night, we gave away €5,000 among ten lucky winners as part of the DCS Draw which has been running for nearly 20 years.

It is for people who are Gold or Silver Supporters of Killeagh GAA Club and get automatically entered into this free draw!

The lucky winner of the first prize of €2,000 was Tom & Agnes Fitzgerald.

€1,000; Brian & Susan Barry

€250 each; Chris & Liz Sinclair, Olivia & Brendan Walsh, Andy & Betty Leahy, Barry O’Neill, Paul Keniry, Olivia O’Rourke, Jerry Crowley & Kieran Scully.

Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to all our winners!

If you want to join this draw ahead of next year’s €5k giveaway, sign up as a Gold/Silver Supporter in January to join various number of draws and be part of the financial support for Killeagh GAA in 2022!

KILLEAGH REPRESENTED IN JUNIOR HURLING ALL-IRELAND

Remember back along to October, we told you about two Killeagh men who won the All-Britain Hurling Championship. Well, the same two men will represent the Black and Gold striped Fullen Gaels (and I am sure a bit of green and white of Killeagh underneath) on the weekend of January 8/9 when they enter the All Ireland Junior Hurling Championship Quarter Final as they face Craobh Rua of Armagh.

We wish both Captain Kevin Fennelly & teammate Darren Cusack in the All-Ireland series. Go all the way lads!

REBELS BOUNTY

The 2022 draw is now open to purchase tickets if you wish to, maybe even as a late Christmas present! 360 prizes will be given out over 12 draws to be given including a first prize of €100,000 in December!

If you enter the Rebels Bounty Draw with Killeagh before January 16th, you will be entered into a free draw for a pair of All Ireland Senior Football & Hurling Final tickets for 2022! So, purchase your tickets early!

Check out Rebels Bounty online to purchase your ticket and support the Killeagh GAA club or contact Dave Barry on 087-8123352 or any committee member.

Thank you once again for your support.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2022

Just a quick note of possible dates for 2022 to keep an eye out for.

The County Football League starts on weekend of Feb 12th/13th while the Red FM Hurling League starts on Feb 19th/20th. League Finals will be scheduled to complete in late June/early July. The Co-Op Superstores Hurling Championship is scheduled to start on July 29th – 31st, the East Cork Football championship dates will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals will take place on July 17th & 24th respectively.

One change next year sees a new grade of Under 19 taking over the old Under 21 grade which will be played every Wednesday night from March to August. Clubs will be playing without their Inter-County players for this grade in 2022.

Finally, the all-important County Championship draws will take place at the end of January.

PITCH UPDATE

Please note both the Main Pitch & the Clashdermot (Lights) Pitch will now remain CLOSED for Pitch Maintenance until MARCH at earliest. The Glenbower pitch will remain open for training or pucking/kicking around for the next few months. We ask all teams, mentors & club members to respect this decision as we prepare our pitches for the 2022 season.

Our walking facility will remain open for all members of our club and the community during the Christmas season.

IRELAND LIGHTS UP RETURNS TO PÁIRC UI CHINNÉIDE

‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking campaign returns on Monday January 10th at Killeagh GAA complex in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation to ensure that ‘Ireland Lights Up’ by turning on our floodlights.

Clubs that complete the registration process for Ireland Lights Up and adhere to the necessary criteria will be covered by Get Ireland Walking's insurance for all walk leaders and participants. However, irrespective of GAA membership status, leaders and participants are not covered by the GAA Injury Benefit Fund for this initiative. All clubs that register will be issued details of how to apply for the once-off Healthy Ireland / Sport Ireland grant (max €1,000 per club) to support the costs of delivering the initiative.

In addition to Ireland Lights Up, the GAA’s Community & Health department will deliver with Irish Life a club ‘Steps Challenge’ hosted on the Irish Life MyLife App. Please note that due to the current restrictions in respect to Covid-19, physical distance should be maintained throughout the walk.

See you all from 7pm on Monday January 10th.

LOTTO UPDATE:

KILLEAGH GAA LOTTO JACKPOT IS €6,000...

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €5,800 and took place on Tuesday December 21st. The numbers drawn on the night were 1, 10, 19 & 31. There was no winner of this week’s Lotto draw. Next week’s Jackpot (our final draw of 2021 on Tuesday night!) will be an amazing €6,000.

The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Pat Mulcahy & Ray Rochford, while the €30 voucher for Vibez Salon was won by Maureen Brady & the €30 voucher for Old Thatch Restaurant was won by Annette Lane. Thank you for all your support

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!

NURSERY

Our Clubs Nursery has completed for 2021 and will restart in the spring time of 2022. All 2016 boys and girls can progress to play with the Under 6’s of their respective groups next year while children born 2017 or later may return to Nursery group next year.

Thank you to all the parents, siblings and coaches who helped out in any way over the past six month, hope to see you all at Páirc Uí Chinneide for many years to come!

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY:

Results of the 2021 Christmas Scramble at West Waterford Golf Club sponsored by Dominic and Maurette Fogarty are as follows;

Winners; Ger Ahern, Padraig Breathnach & Ger Scully 67

2nd; Adrian Budds, Alan McCarthy & Declan Galvin 69

3rd; Tim Crotty, Alan Crotty & Jim O'Sullivan 70 b2

4th; John Keniry, Eoghan Keniry, Patrick Keniry 70

We wish to thank all our 2021 sponsors & patrons for all your support. Happy Christmas to you all and look forward in seeing you in 2022.

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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