Killeagh GAA News

24 May, 2010

Lotto: There was no lotto winner on Monday the 17th. The numbers drawn were 14, 22, 25. Next week's jackpot stands at 3,200 euro.

Senior Hurling League: It was a week of mixed fortunes for Killeagh Senior Hurlers. On Wednesday night we played St. Finbarr's in Killeagh. We opened brightly and took an early three point lead. In the opening half there were some great individual performances, Joe Deane unlucky not to rattle the net more than once. On the halfway mark we led 1-9 to 0-9. The Barr's started the second half with purpose and within the opening ten minutes we found ourselves trailing by two points. We tacked on two to close the gap but two goals in quick succession killed any chance of a comeback. Final score St. Finbarr's 4-15 to Killeagh 1-13.

On Sunday evening we travelled to a Midleton to take on the Magpies. In the opening five minutes Andy Walsh had us three points in front before Midleton opened their account. Midleton closed the gap and from there on in both teams traded scores until Joe Deane rattled the Midleton net to open the gap to two points and just before half time Mark Landers goaled from close range to leave the score 2-8 to 0-9 points in favour of Killeagh. The second half started much the same as the opening half and Killeagh maintained the five point lead as both teams traded scores. A goal midways through the second half from Midleton narrowed the gap to two points and with only minutes remaining we conceded a 21 yard free which was initially saved but found the back of the net through a rebound. Now on the back foot and a point down a long puck out from Bernard Rochford found the hand of Joe Budds who tied the scores up just on the stroke of full time. Final score 2-13 to 2-13. There will be no more league fixtures now until after championship.

Fixtures: Friday June 4th, Senior Hurling Championship Killeagh vs Carrigtohill at 7:30pm in Midleton.

Buster Dog Night: Friday the 28th, Youghal Greyhound Track, Fundraiser for Páirc Uí Chinnéide Killeagh, First Race 8:02pm, Tickets €20 which includes free admission and Race card and a chance at winning €1,000 and four other cash prizes. Tickets on sale from any club member. Great night assured while supporting your club!

Pictured at the launch of the Buster night were (from left to right): JJ Fennelly, Amy O'Shea, Padraig McGrath, Mary Collins, Timmy Crotty, Marie Smiddy and Sheila Spillane

Killeagh GAA Golf Classic: Youghal Golf Club, July 8th, 9th, 10th, Open 3 person team event, contact Ray Rochford for time sheet. We would like to thank our major sponsors, Fermoy Nissan, Abbeylands Nursing Home and ITW Graphics. 35 Prizes in total, first prize Golf Equipment worth 900 euro (exchangeable). Support would be greatly appreciated.

Sympathies: We would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Tracey and the Kennedy family on the loss of Paddy, may he rest in peace.

We would also like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Denis Barry and his family on the passing of his mother, Mary, may she rest in peace.