Killeagh GAA Notes.

19 January, 2022

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, January 16th 2022

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

AISLING MURPHY RIP

One of the greatest tragedies of this state’s 100-year history is what happened to Aisling Murphy last Wednesday afternoon. I don’t need to add anything to what has been said this past week, it is awful.  On Saturday afternoon, around 300 people turned up at Páirc Uí Chinnéide at 4pm for a silent walk to remember Aisling. We send our condolences to her family and friends.  If you need any help or you are concerned with anything, please contact someone, we are all here to help out.

ALL-IRELAND SEMI FINAL OF INTEREST THIS WEEKEND

We wish both Fullen Gaels Captain Kevin Fennelly & goalkeeper Darren Cusack in the All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling semi-final this Sunday when they play Cork & Munster Champions, Ballygiblin. The game is currently is in Abbottstown with a 1:30pm throw-in but that may change yet.  Remember, Darren was the hero pulling off the winning save in the penalty shootout last week. What a game it will be! Go all the way lads! We are all behind you!

MEMBERSHIP

Membership for the 2022 season to join Killeagh GAA is now open.  You can pay your membership via the Foireann portal online, check out returntoplay.gaa.ie Use your name and email from last year when using it for the Return to Play.  If you have any queries, please contact our Registrar, Colman Motherway for more information.  We would ask that all players to have their membership paid prior to taking to the field.

YEARLY LOTTO’s UP FOR RENEWAL

Our weekly Lotto Draw will continue on each Tuesday evening throughout 2022. We have a large number of supporters who avail of a yearly Lotto ticket which gives weekly entry into the Draw.

For the month of January, we are offering this Yearly Ticket at a reduced price of €80 (51 draws for the price of 40). If you would like to avail of this offer, please fill in a Lotto envelope with your name, phone number, your 4 chosen numbers between 1 and 36 and payment into the Lotto box in Aherns Centra, O'Neills Londis, East Cork Oil Burgess, one of the local pubs, or to Fitzgibbons Garage (by next Tuesday evening at 7pm, if you wish to be included in the next draw). A receipt will be issued to you in due course. Thanks again for your support.  This offer will end for the draw on February 1st, any yearly tickets after this draw will be at a cost of €90.

REBELS BOUNTY

For all the 2021 Killeagh GAA members of the Rebels Bounty draw, we will give back €1,000 among eight different members. One winner will get €300 and another seven will pick up €100 each.

The 2022 draw is now open to purchase tickets if you wish to, maybe even as a late Christmas present! 360 prizes and €500,000 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 6pm on January 24th, 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.   For all our 2021 Rebels Bounty Draw members, we will have a members draw next week to reward toms of those supporters!  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 Mar 5th/6th while the Red FM Hurling League starts on the weekend of Mar 12th/13th. 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 leagues 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.

Training may take place on Glenbower field but 10 min intervals between sessions will be required.

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

IRELAND LIGHTS UP RETURNS TO PÁIRC UI CHINNÉIDE

‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking campaign returns this week with WALKING WEDNESDAYS from Wednesday January 5th at Killeagh GAA complex in partnership with the GAA and RTÉ’s Operation Transformation to ensure that ‘Ireland Lights Up’ by turning on our floodlights.

Walkers are asked to walk in an anti-clockwise direction (keep pitch on your left), observe social distancing, use hand sanitisers available (bottles free to all walkers on Night 1), and not to come if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

To help us to keep a record of attendees, please fill in a short Google Form on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKf7dk7utr0VbITipiO7iHVpMrX_eAiLjnKDXwMgRc9xGs4A/viewform

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.

Hope to see as many of you as possible over the next 9 Wednesdays, please spread the word and encourage friends and family to join you.

See you all from 7pm on Wednesday.

LOTTO UPDATE:

KILLEAGH GAA LOTTO JACKPOT IS ON THE RISE...

The first Lotto club draw of 2022 was worth €6,400 and took place on Tuesday January 11th. The numbers drawn on the night were 4, 8, 35 & 36. There was no winner of this week’s Lotto draw. Next week’s Jackpot will be an amazing €6,600.

The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Aisling Landers & Bernard Keniry, while the €30 voucher for Fitzgibbons Garage was won by Tomas Treacy & the €30 voucher for O'Neills Londis was won by Linda Clifford. 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!

ROAD RACE:

The Killeagh 4 Mile Road Race will take place on Sunday March 13th at 11am. More details will follow later in the month. We will be seeking volunteers on the day to help out.

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:

Our first outing of 2022 is to Fota Golf Club on Tuesday January 25th. The cost of the day is €50. The timesheet is open now, please text Ray ASAP on 087-2330054 if you wish to play.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.