NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 23rd 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​

Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Monday March 16th where there was no winner of the €3600 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 19, 23 and 27. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Breeda Fitzgerald, Martin O’Connor, Patrick Linehan and Gerard Murray. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3800. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, March 24th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[TN]
Fundraising Night;
Amy Horgan Sales and Marketing Manager Midleton Park Hotel presenting Tim Crotty Killeagh GAA with sponsorship for the recent Killeagh GAA “Road to success” fundraiser at Curaheen Park.[TM]
Hurling/Football;
Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view.
Fixtures/Results:
Cork SHC 1st Round: Killeagh V Midleton on Sunday May 17th at 3.30pm in Castlemartyr(ET)
Red FM Cork SHL: Killeagh 2-14 Ballyhea 1-18 played in Killeagh on March 21st at 4.30pm
EC JFL Div 1: Glenbower Rovers 0-07 Cloyne 2-07 played in Killeagh on March 19th at 8.00pm
Red FM Cork SHL: Sarsfields 2-13 Killeagh 2-15 played in Riverstown on St. Patricks Day.
U21 EC ‘B’ Football C’ship Final: Castlelyons 0-00 Castlegoold 0-00 played in Killeagh on March 20th
Junior ‘A’ Football
The launch of the Michael O’Connor Motor Factors sponsored East Cork Junior ‘A’ Football Championship took place at the home of the champions for the last four years Glenbower Rovers last Friday night.
Glenbower Rovers Vice Chairman Padraig McGrath welcomed all the teams and he looked forward to a great campaign which he hoped would end in an historical five in a row for his Club.
The East Cork Board chairman Richard Fitzgerald expressed his thanks to the Killeagh Club for hosting the event. He then went on to thank Michael O’Connor and his family for their generous sponsorship over the years as he went on to highlight the O’Connor’s lifelong connection to East Cork GAA and of course to their club Erin’s Own. Richard wished all the clubs well in the competition and welcomed back Cloyne from the intermediate grade; he also extended a welcome to Castlelyons who won last years County Junior ‘B’ Championship and to their neighbours Bride Rovers who won the East Cork Junior ‘B’ title last year. See East Cork GAA website for more on this launch night and pic’s of the participating teams.[Ml O’B]
Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages. Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
Next outing on our society’s calendar is at Youghal Golf Club on Sunday March 29th. Tee-times and further details are available from Ray on 0872330054
Details of forthcoming Tuesday group outing as follows: Tuesday group outing to Dungarvan on Tuesday March 24th cost 15€ includes coffee and scone on arrival; Time sheet with Ray on 0872330054. Also available next month on the 21st April is Dooks Links course in Kerry for €35. As part of this outing Macroom GC is available on Monday 20th April for €10 and B&B plus dinner available in Killarney Court Hotel on Monday night for €62.50 pp. Deposits needed as follows for this package:- Golf in Macroom-€10, B&B in Killarney Court-€15 and Dooks-€25. Please contact Ray for timesheets and required deposits on 0872330054. [RR]
Society membership now due…€30 on top of Killeagh GAA Club membership
Juvenile Notes:
Table Quiz Ticks All The Right Boxes
Almost 200 primary school children (46 teams of 4) packed into Killeagh Hall on Thursday evening last for the second annual Killeagh-Ita’s Primary Schools Table Quiz. 100 questions later, the collective brains were well and truly fried, and the Castlemartyr NS team led by Ciara Steele romped home in first place with a fantastic 97% strike rate. Castlemartyr NS also had the team in joint second, tied with the Inch NS boys Robbie, Eon, Colm and Ciaran, while two teams from Bunscoil, Youghal tied for third place. Many thanks to all the schools who supported the quiz, and to all who helped in the preparation and the running of the event. Over €800 was raised which will benefit both Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile Club and East Cork Rapid Response, who were our chosen charity for this year’s event.[CM]
Training
Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.
Minors
Killeagh/It’as welcomed Carrigtwohill to Killeagh on the Eve of Saint Patrick’s Day as preparations for championship continue.
The spoils went to Carrigtwohill on the night however the concern at the moment is not winning challenge matches but finding out where our strengths lie. Killeagh/Ita’s and Carrigtwohill traded scores until the final whistle blew resulting in a score of 3-7 to 3-19.
The goal scores for Killeagh/Ita’s were Kian Budds, Dan Landers and Padraig Delaney. Dan also scored 3 points, with Killian registering 2, Shane and Sam one each. We would like to thank Paudie Kearney who officiated on the night.
Team: D Cusack, F Smiddy, J O’Rourke, K Cantillon, J Landers, C Deane, E Barron, K Treacy, P Delaney, E Fitgibbon, D Landers, S Desmond, K Budds, A Leahy, D Agobhor . Subs A Walsh, C Broderick, S Kearney, L Fogarty[OS]
U13/U14 Hurling Challenges Honours Shared​
U13 Sarsfields 4-10, Killeagh-Ita’s 3-7
U14 Killeagh-Ita’s 2-7, Sarsfields 1-6
Under 14 hurlers;
Sarsfields brought two teams to a sun-kissed Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday last for simultaneous challenge games against our Under 13 and Under 14 teams. Our Under 14 boys had an impressive win, although both sides were depleted as a result of the Imokilly Under 14 game in Fermoy and injuries. In their absence some of our other players came to the fore – Aaron O’Connell played a stormer at corner-back, while Owen Cosgrove scored a fine goal from midfield. Cian McDonald and Daniel Lucey had great battles with their opponents at either end of the field, with Daniel’s efforts rewarded with 1-1 and good support play. Cathal Fitzgibbon worked really well on the left wing, and David Kelly caught some great possession and distributed well. Darragh O’Connor scored a fine point from corner-forward and Tommy Noonan battled well in the other corner. All in all, a very pleasing performance for Ger, Michael and Padraig.
Team: Dara Motherway, Aaron O’Connell, Cian McDonald, Paul Delaney, Danny Cunningham, Robert Sinclair, Karl O’Toole, Oisin McCarthy, Owen Cosgrove, David Kelly, Olan Broderick, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Tommy Noonan, Daniel Lucey, Darragh O’Connor.[CM]
Under 13 hurlers;
The Under 13 team had a great battle with their opposition before eventually losing out but Donie and John were pleased with the effort and the performance overall. Padraig Landers was solid at full-back, Robbie Treacy hurled well at centre-back while Ben O’Connor carried the main scoring threat up front.
Team: George Walsh, Ben Jennings, Padraig Landers, Colin Desmond, Brian Murphy, Robbie Treacy, David Collins, Ciaran Leahy, Paul Kent, Remy Bernard, Christian Coughlan, Ben O’Connor, Ciaran O’Rourke, Ryan Farquhar, Daniel Doherty, Darragh Buckley, Evan Lane, Colm Treacy.[CM]

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NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 16th 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​

Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday March 9th where there was no winner of the €3400 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 25, 28, 29 and 30. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Tom Kelly, Paul Meade, Mary Cahill and John Walsh. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Monday night, March 16th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.
Hurling/Football;
Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view.
Fixtures/Results:
Cork SHC 1st Round: Killeagh V Midleton on Sunday May 17th at 3.30pm in Castlemartyr(ET)
East Cork JFC Prelim Rd: Glenbower Rovers 2-10 Castlemartyr 0-14 played in Castlelyons on Sat March 14th at 3.30pm
Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages. Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
Next outing on our society’s calendar is at Youghal Golf Club on Sunday March 29th. Tee-times and further details are available from Ray on 0872330054
Details of forthcoming Tuesday group outing as follows: Tuesday group outing to Dungarvan on Tuesday March 24th cost 15€ includes coffee and scone on arrival; Time sheet with Ray on 0872330054. Also available next month on the 21st April is Dooks Links course in Kerry for €35. As part of this outing Macroom GC is available on Monday 20th April for €10 and B&B plus dinner available in Killarney Court Hotel on Monday night for €62.50 pp. Deposits needed as follows for this package:- Golf in Macroom-€10, B&B in Killarney Court-€15 and Dooks-€25. Please contact Ray for timesheets and required deposits on 0872330054. [RR]
Society membership now due…€30 on top of Killeagh GAA Club membership
Juvenile Notes:
Training
Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.
Primary School Students – Eat Your Brain Food!
On Thursday March 19th, Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Club hold our 2nd Annual Primary School Fun Quiz for pupils in 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class in Killeagh Hall from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. This is a fundraiser in aid of Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Club and East Cork Rapid Response. Teams of 4, €5.00 per person. There will be great prizes including spot prizes, while the winning team will get a perpetual shield for their school. Teas & coffees will be available in a side room for parents, and a small sweet shop will operate before and after the quiz. Also a free drink will be provided to all participating children. Book your place in advance by texting your name and school to Colman @ 085-7540973, or turn up early with your team of 4.
Minors
Last week proved to be a very busy week for our minor team who played three games in six days in both codes. Next week is looking similar as we begin the week with a hurling challenge game against Carrigtwohill at home on Monday night.
Killeagh/Ita’s V St Colemans.
On Monday 9th March we welcomed St Colemans to Pairc Ui Chinneide for a hurling challenge game under lights. It was a bitterly cold night, however this did not deter our lads who took on the task at hand and played some lovely hurling. The starting fifteen was significantly different at the end of the game as the subs bench was emptied to give everybody some match time. It proved to be a very entertaining game with Killeagh/Ita’s wining comfortably in the end. The score at full time was 3-11 to 1-11. Thanks also to Arthur Murphy for taking the time to carry out refereeing duties.
Team: Darren Cusack, Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke, Kenneth Cantillon, Christy Coughlan, Darragh O’ Brien, Kevin Murphy, Cathal Deane, Padraig Delaney, Sam Desmond, Killian Treacy, Jack Mercuchev, Dave Ogebebor, Andrew Leadhy and Dan Landers. Subs: Fergal Smiddy, Luke Fogarty, Kian Budds, Shane Kearney, Jamie Clifford, Aaron Walsh, Eoin Fitzgibbon.
Killeagh/Ita’s V Youghal.
Football was the order of the night when we visited our near neigbhours on Thursday 12th. This was the minor’s second league game of the season. The conditions underfoot were anything but good however our players gallantly rose to the challenge. We were leading quite comfortably at half time on a score- line of 2-3 to 0-3. Darren Cusack had put away two cracking goals, with Dan Landers tacking on two points and Aaron Walsh one. We were delighted that Darren had left enough in the tank after competing in the Ballycotton 10 on the previous Sunday, where he came 2nd in the junior men’s section. Congratulations Darren. The second half got underway with everybody in attendance dreaming of going home for a much needed cup of tea to warm up. Unfortunately the second half of the game was marred with a very nasty incident which saw Christy Coughlan having to leave Magners Hill and head to the CUH to receive medical attention. When play resumed Youghal were reduced to 14 players as the offending player had received a straight red card for his offence. Fergal Smiddy took the field to replace Christy. The Killeagh/Ita’s boys proved to be an unstoppable force and we saw Padraig Delaney score an impressive 1-2. Dan and Aaron added to their first half scores and scored another point each in the second half. The referee Jim Hennessy finally blew for full time before the heavens opened and we headed home on a full time score of 3-7 to 0-12.
Team: Luke Fogarty, Jamie Landers, Jack O’Rourke, Kenneth Cantillon, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Emmet Barron, Christy Coughlan, Dave Ogebobor , Darren Cusack, Padraig Delaney, Dan Landers, Cathal Deane, Shane Kearney, Andy Leahy, Aaron Walsh. Subs: Fergal Smiddy for Christy Coughlan, Cullen Ryan-Hyde for Jamie Landers and Cian Budds for Shane Kearney
Killeagh/Ita’s V Carrigtwohill
The minor’s final game of the week saw them making their way to Carrigtwohill to play them in football league. Unfortunately we only had 14 players so had to concede to Carrigtwohill. However the numerical disadvantage didn’t put off our footballers who battled on valiantly. It was wonderful to see Christy on the sideline cheering on the boys and we look forward to seeing him back on the pitch soon. Carrigtwohill were the first to score notching up two goals before we registered any score. However we soon found our scoring legs. This morning proved very informative from the point of view of potential goalies or not! Over the 60 mins we saw a change of personnel five time as a third of the team got to stand between the goal posts. Some hands proving more secure than others. Scores were traded back and forth until the final whistle with our boys playing very good football. We were very unfortunate not to win on the score board and Carrigtwohill finished on a score of 4-5 with Killeagh/Ita’s finishing on 1-12.
Team : Dave Ogebobor 0-2, Shane Kearney, Jack O Rourke, Cullen Ryan-Hyde, Jack Mercuchev, Emmet Barron, Kenneth Cantillon, Cathal Deane 0-2, Dan Landers 0-3, Padraig Delaney 0-4, Darren Cusack, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Andrew Leahy 1-1, Aaron Walsh [Olivia O’Rourke]
Féile Peil Group 8 in Páirc Uí Chinnéide
Féíle Football Fever In Fine Fields Follows Friday’s Fair !
After the heavy rains of Thursday, it didn’t look like we would be able to host 6 teams for seven games of football on Saturday in Féile Peil. However, the fine drying conditions of Friday allowed the field assessors to pass two of their three pitches as playable and so the games began on schedule on Saturday morning at 11.00. In Group 1, Carrigaline began with a facile victory over Erins Own, while our Under 14 boys played a great game against Midleton but ultimately fell short by 2-9 to 2-1. Richie Landers and David Kelly (penalty) were our goalscorers although we were unfortunate to lose Daniel Lucey to injury early in this game. In the second series of games Na Piarsaigh beat Erins Own and Midleton overcame Mitchelstown to build an unassailable lead in Group 2. The third series of games saw Carrigaline defeat Na Piarsaigh in the Group 1 head-to-head, while our team played Mitchelstown. Although we couldn’t qualify for the final our boys played excellent football from back to front, with Paul Delaney, Richie Landers, Ciaran O’Rourke, David and Ryan McCarthy on the scoresheet, and all 24 of our panel getting some game time. Bainisteoiri Tom and Colm and their selectors Alan and Denis were delighted with the performance collectively of the team, with strong evidence of training ground practice being applied in match situations. Hopefully this team can make a good impression in league and/or championship in 2015!
While the games were going ahead, inside was a hive of activity with food and refreshments to be served to all teams and supporters. This was as much of a team effort as the on-field activities so many thanks to all the parents who brought food in all forms and stayed to help with the catering and wash up. Ar scáth a chéile …
Panel: Robbie Treacy, Daniel Lucey, Cian McDonald, Owen Cosgrove, George Sinclair, Robert Sinclair, Danny Cunningham, Ryan McCarthy, Karl O’Toole, Olan Broderick, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Oisin McCarthy, David Kelly, Richie Landers, Paul Delaney, Dara Motherway, Tommy Noonan, Darragh O’Connor, Aaron O’Connell, Ciaran Leahy, Christian Coughlan, Ciaran O’Rourke, Remy Bernard, Brian Murphy.[C Motherway]

Under 16 hurlers get going with a win
Ballygarvan 0-11, Killeagh-Ita’s 4-13
Many thanks to the mothers (and fathers) who forsook their Mother’s Day to drive to Ballygarvan on Sunday morning for our opening hurling game of 2015 – a challenge against the locals. This was a good game of hurling with our hosts holding the upper hand for the first twenty minutes. Two goals before half-time from Keane Budds and Jamie Clifford gave us a lead of 2-6 to 0-5 at half time, and the second half was almost a carbon copy as we scored 2-7 to Ballygarvan’s 0-6. Best score of the first half came from Olin Hennessy with an excellent point from out near the left-hand sideline. Adrian Galvin and Andrew Foley were the ‘dara leath’ goalscorers while Sean Broderick, Jamie Landers, James Kent and Dylan Hogan hunted very well for the ball. Shane Kearney, Keane Budds, Sean Walsh, Padraig Leahy and Richie Long scored lovely points, while Fionn McDonnell made good saves at the other end. Tosach maith …
Panel: Fionn McDonnell, Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Kieran Daly, Keane Budds (1-3), Padraig Leahy (0-1), Richie Long (0-3) Sean Walsh (0-2), Shane Kearney (0-3) Adrian Galvin (1-0), Jamie Clifford (1-0), Olin Hennessy (0-1), Sean Broderick, Andrew Foley (1-0), Liam McCarthy.[C Motherway]

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 8th 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​

Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday March 2nd where there was no winner of the €3200 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 6, 7 and 19. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Jerry Kelleher, Sean Crowley, Rachel McGrath and Betty O’Mahony. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3400. It will take place as usual in our clubhouse on Tuesday March 9th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.
Hurling/Football;
Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view.
Killeagh 1-16 Bishopstown 2-14
A fantastic round two game of Killeagh’s league campaign which was played in Bishopstown on Sunday, March 8th. We lost the superb Brendan Barry in the 23rd minute to a straight red card for retaliation having being fouled himself. Despite this we were leading at half time with the score Killeagh 0-11 Bishopstown 1-06. Everybody was playing well particularly Philip O’Neill in his new position at centre forward. We were still leading up to the sixty-fifth minute and the game could have gone either way. It was a cruel blow to concede a winning goal and harder to take when it came in the fifth minute of injury time to give Bishopstown the win by a single point.
Team: B Rochford, C Fogarty, P O’Brien, M Fitzgerald, K Lane, B Barry, B Collins, S Treacy, A Walsh, D Cahill, P O’Neill, S Smiddy, E Keniry, S Long, D Landers. Sub: B Delaney
Castlelyons 3-11 Glenbower Rovers 0-07
On Friday evening last our U21 footballers headed to Castlelyons to take on the local side in the semi final of the East Cork U21 football championship. We were hoping to build on a great victory over Fr. O’ Neills in the 1/4 final 2 weeks previously. However from the throw in we struggled to get to the tempo of the game. We were playing against the elements and we lost our inspirational full back, Darragh Cahill, who was outstanding in our 1/4 Final win, early in the game through injury. We proceeded to concede two goals and it took us until the 20 minute mark before we got into the game and were unlucky not to finish the half with two goal chances when the Castlelyons keeper made a great save from David Cahill and from the next attack Decy Long was pulled down in square, but Shane Smiddys effort from the spot-kick went over the bar and we finished the half with a score of 2-6 to 0-4.
We had a mountain to climb in the second half but with the elements at our back we hoped for a quick start, however we didn’t get it and while we continued to battle hard we couldn’t or weren’t allowed to get into our stride and finished the game on a losing score of 3-11 to 0-7. While Castlelyons were the better balanced team, the score line wasn’t a true reflection of the game. Its very disappointing to go out of the championship without preforming as good as we are capable of and that we couldn’t build on our 1/4 final display.
Team 1. Colin Walsh, 2. Darragh O’Brien, 3. Darragh Cahill, 4. Mark Coleman, 5. Jack O’ Rourke, 6. Ciaran O’Brien, 7. Aidan Morrision 8. David Cahill, 9. Brendan Delaney, 10. Mathew Murphy, 11. Dec Long, 12. David Ogebeboor, 13. Dan Landers, 14. Shane Smiddy, 15. Dermot Motherway. Subs 16. Darren Cusack, 17. Jack Farrelly 18. Eric Murphy.

Fixtures/Results:
Cork SHC 1st Round: Killeagh V Midleton on Sunday May 17th at 3.30pm in Castlemartyr(ET)
Cork SHL: Killeagh 1-16 Bishopstown 2-14 played in Bishopstown on March 8th at 12.00pm
EC U21 ‘B’ Football C’ship S/F Glenbower Rovers 0-07 Castlelyons 3-11 played Friday Mar 6th at 8 pm in Castlelyons
Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages. Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
The society had a very successful and enjoyable away weekend again this year. It took place over the weekend of March 6th/7th in Waterford. They stayed for two nights B&B in the Majestic Hotel and had an evening meal and presentation of prizes on Saturday night. They were well looked after by the hotel management and staff during their stay in a luxurious and relaxing environment. And so to the golf….. one name was head and shoulders above the rest, Eddie Hayes emerged as the dominant force over the two days of golf and to quote one golfer on Eddies performance..’he won by a country mile with the rest of us well behind him’. A total of twenty golfers played both Tramore Golf Club and Faithlegg Golf Club which was a great attendance for the society. Overall results were: 1st Eddie Hayes, 2nd Mike Landers, 3rd Ger Fitzgibbon, 4th Ann Rochford, 5th Ray Rochford.
Next outing on our society’s calendar is at Youghal Golf Club on Sunday March 29th. Tee-times and further details are available from Ray on 0872330054
Society membership now due…€30 on top of Killeagh GAA Club membership
Juvenile Notes:
Training
Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.

Under 14s get off to a winning start
Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 14 Football League
Sliabh Rua 2-4, Killeagh-Ita’s 5-3
After the disappointment of the last-minute cancellation of their opening football league game last Sunday, our Under 14 footballers were bursting for road on Saturday when they travelled to Belgooly to play Sliabh Rua in their opening game of this year’s league. Our opponents had played Kinsale last week in a local derby which they lost by two points, so we were going to need to be at our best to win. Our first half performance was exceptional with our defence very mean, especially Daniel Lucey and Cian McDonald in the full-back line and Robert Sinclair and Danny Cunningham in the half-back line. David Kelly, Karl O’Toole and Ryan McCarthy operated very effectively around the middle of the field, while Paul Delaney and Oisin McCarthy were flying up front. Richie Landers didn’t score at full-forward but he did an amount of foraging, blocking and harassing and this work led indirectly to many of our scores. Those scores in the first half were evenly spread between goals and points, three of each, with Paul Delaney scoring two of the goals and setting up David Kelly for the third. This gave us a 3-3 to 0-2 lead at half time. The second half saw our performance dip a little after Paul’s third goal gave us a four-goal cushion, and Sliabh Rua narrowed the gap to uncomfortable levels, until Robert Sinclair’s fine goal gave us a cushion once more. It finished 5-3 to 2-4 in our favour, and our first two points in what looks like being a competitive league. Next weekend it’s Féile Peil, with Killeagh as one of the eight venues for the A competition. We can go in now with a bit of confidence agus b’fhéídir go mbeidh bua nó dó againn!
Team: Robbie Treacy, Owen Cosgrove, Cian McDonald, Daniel Lucey, George Sinclair, Robert Sinclair (1-0), Danny Cunningham, Ryan McCarthy, David Kelly (1-1), Cathal Fitzgibbon, Olan Broderick, Oisin McCarthy (0-1), Paul Delaney (3-1), Richie Landers, Karl O’Toole, Dara Motherway, Darragh O’Connor, Tommy Noonan, Daniel Doherty, Christian Coughlan.
Under 16s make it a treble!
Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 16 Football League
Killeagh-Ita’s 2-10, Erins Own 1-2
Following the victories of our Under 12 and Under 14 football teams away in Glenville and Belgooly on Saturday, our Under 16s made it a rare treble for our football teams in one weekend by defeating Erins Own on Sunday in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. This victory was secured with a convincing first-half performance which saw us convert most of our chances and use the slight breeze to good effect. Keane Budds and Sean Walsh were our chief scorers with Keane getting two goals and Sean kicking three points, two from play. Adrian Galvin and Richie Long also kicked fine scores, while the backs were well on top, with Dylan Hogan and Jamie Landers manning the central positions well. Shane Kearney and Sean Broderick worked well together as a team and recycled the ball quickly into the forward line. Half time saw us lead by 2-6 to 0-0. The second half saw Erins Own display great spirit to battle back into the game with good scores, their goal coming from a penalty. However, Sean Walsh and Keane added further points to keep the margin comfortable. This was a win that will give our team some confidence before they face their next game away to Carrigtwohill.
Team: Fionn McDonnell, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Cian McDonald, Darragh Geary, Jamie Landers, Barry Motherway, Sean Broderick, Shane Kearney, Richie Long (0-1), Sean Walsh (0-6), Jack Wyse, Jamie Clifford, Keane Budds (2-2), Adrian Galvin (0-1), Olin Hennessy, James Kent, Andrew Foley, Liam McCarthy.

Primary School Students – Eat Your Brain Food!
On Thursday March 19th, Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Club hold our 2nd Annual Primary School Fun Quiz for pupils in 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class in Killeagh Hall from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. This is a fundraiser in aid of Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile GAA Club and East Cork Rapid Response. Teams of 4, €5.00 per person. There will be great prizes including spot prizes, while the winning team will get a perpetual shield for their school. Teas & coffees will be available in a side room for parents, and a small sweet shop will operate before and after the quiz. Also a free drink will be provided to all participating children. Book your place in advance by texting your name and school to Colman @ 085-7540973, or turn up early with your team of 4.

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C March 1st 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News

Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday 24th Feb where there was no winner of the €3000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 11, 21 and 26. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Catherine Hennessy, Michael Keniry, Ester Byrne andEugene Harte. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3200. It will take place as usual in our clubhouse on Tuesday March 2nd. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.

When We All Went To The Dogs

The souvenir programme will be a collector’s item in years to come (believe me!), while the abating of the afternoon’s wild weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the large Killeagh community and its add-ons who converged on Curraheen Park in their hundreds on Saturday evening last. Some of us were making our first visit to the plush venue which is much more than just a greyhound stadium, while others were more seasoned and familiar with its geography. We saw 11 exciting races, mingled with family and friends, while many were well fed and watered on the premises also. Those who followed the Burgess franchise ended up in the black in monetary terms after JJ and Sheila’s pair – Burgess Four and Burgess Rumble – both led at the finish in their respective races. (Thanks to Chairman Kieran, many benefitted from the programme nap. A new career in taking on the bookies, Kieran?). All in all, a great night saw everyone go home content in the knowledge that the purpose of the venture – to raise enough funds to get rid of those ever-increasing (in size and number) potholes in our driveway in Páirc Uí Chinnéide – had been fulfilled.
What happens now? We go to tender in the next few weeks to seek a suitable partner to undertake this big task of completing our driveway, and we hope to have the work completed sometime during the summer of 2015. So enjoy avoiding (or perhaps not!) those big craters for the next few weeks because hopefully by the next winter they will be a distant memory (unlike that programme!) A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to make this fundraiser the success it was – it was a mammoth effort from our whole community, not just the GAA ‘die-hards’ but many others also. Finally, for the record, those much sought-after iPhones went to Liam Burns from Inch and to John Doyle (son of the famous Holycross corner-back eight-All-Ireland winner), while the All-Ireland tickets went to Padraig and Donncha Ahern from Ladysbridge.
Hurling/Football;
Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view.
Killeagh 3-04 Bride Rovers 1-03
Our senior hurlers commenced their Red FM SHL season with a good win over Bride Rovers. The game was played in Killeagh and unfortunately the elements did not lend themselves to an attractive game. The players on both sides deserve great praise for their performance in such difficult weather and the supporters for both teams must also be commended for their attendance. Both teams started lively but it took a while for the first score which was a goal for Bride Rovers. Killeagh came straight back at Rovers from the puck-out and were rewarded with a fine goal from current Cork player, Andy Walsh from a rather difficult angle. Killeagh capitalised from good team pressure and woeful shooting by their opponents and were further rewarded with a second goal from Dan Landers. Dan also pitched in with a point and was joined on the scoreboard by Dinny Walsh and Sean Long who scored a point each. Following sustained pressure by Killeagh Sean Long finished great Killeagh play with a superbly taken goal from an almost impossible angle. The teams went in at half time with Killeagh ahead on a score of 3-03 to 1-00. As the wind got worse for the second half it was proving difficult for either team to turn any meaningful attack into scores. Killeagh managed only one point in the second half while Bride Rovers fared a little better with just three points. Still despite the low score, a win is a win and it was a good start to the league for the players and management. The players did all they were asked and each one contributed to a well deserved opening win.
Team: B Rochford, A Keniry, P O’Brien, B Keniry, D Cahill, B Barry, K Lane, A Walsh, S Treacy, E Keniry, D Walsh, S Smiddy, D Cahill, S Long, D Landers. Subs Used: C Fogarty, M Fitzgerald, P O’Neill, B Delaney.
Fixtures/Results:
Cork SHL: Killeagh 3-04 Bride Rovers 1-03 played in Killeagh on March 1st at 12.00pm
Div 2 EC FL Glenbower Rovers 0-07 v Russell Rovers 0-14 played Friday 27th Feb at 8 pm in Killeagh,
Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
Annual Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon Memorial Trophies:
A very successful charity outing was held in West Waterford Golf Club on Tuesday, February 24th. Seventy seven players turned up to play golf for the Open Invitational Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon Memorial Trophies with proceeds going to the charity, Aid Cancer Treatment (ACT). Ray Rochford also received many donations from supporters who could not play on the day. Overall winners were Mr. Shane Kelly and Mr. Luke Swayne. Ray presented the Margaret Rochford trophy to Shane and Society Captain Trish Treacy presented the Tom Fitzgibbon trophy to Luke. Ray congratulated both players on two great scorecards for the day. He thanked everybody for taking part in the outing and gave special mention to those who travelled long distances to play on the day. He praised and thanked Mr. Austin Spratt and all the staff at West Waterford Golf Club in helping with the outing and also for the fantastic course and facilities. Results were as follows: Shane Kelly 43 pts, Luke Swayne 42 pts, Paudie O’Brien 41pts, Best Gross Tim Murphy, Bertie Hallahan 41pts, Noel Murray 40pts
Killeagh GAA Golf Society have details of their annual away weekend of golf for 2015. It will take place on the weekend of March 6th and 7th. A great value weekend deal has been secured at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore. To book your stay please phone the hotel direct on 051381761 quoting Ann Rochford Killeagh GAA Group Deal. Also, there is great value to be had on the two golfing venues of Tramore on Friday 6th and in Faithlegg on Sat 7th. Information and further details on this great annual weekend are available on our GAA website or from Ray on 0872330054.
Society membership now due…€30 on top of Killeagh GAA Club membership
Juvenile Notes:
Training
Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.
Minors blown off course in Pilmore
Killeagh-Ita’s 1-2, Mayfield 1-4, Eastern A MFL
Our minor footballers began their league campaign for 2015 in windswept Pilmore last Sunday morning, with reiteoir John Kirby in charge. We were quite understrength due to injuries and hurling commitments elsewhere, but bainisteoir Colm Crowley was pleased with the effort from his young squad (only five players on the age). The swirling wind spoilt the game from a scoring point of view, although both teams commendably tried to play good football. Scores were difficult to secure, with Andrew Leahy getting our only score in the first half as Mayfield led by 2 points to 1 at the break. Kenneth Cantillon was in excellent form at right-half back, while Darren Cusack and Padraig Delaney worked hard around the middle. Aaron Walsh converted a penalty early in the second half and this was followed by a point from Padraig Delaney’s free in the 42nd minute to give us a three point lead – 1-2 to 0-2. However, the dreaded black card then crippled us for the second week in a row (Under 16 last week!) as we again lost our full-back and had to re-arrange our team as a result. An opportunist goal from Mayfield and a couple of late points gave them the win. Next up for our team is a trip to our neighbours Youghal in two weeks’ time.
Team: Darragh O’Brien, Jamie Landers, Jack O’Rourke, Shane Kearney, Kenneth Cantillon, Emmet Barron, Christy Coughlan, David Ogbebor, Darren Cusack, Aaron Walsh, Padraig Delaney, Keane Budds, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Andrew Leahy, Corey Broderick, Fergal Smiddy.

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C February 22nd 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​
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“The Road Is Long” – Curraheen Park Fundraiser is on this Saturday Night

Our fundraising night in Curraheen Park takes place this Saturday night, February 28th 2015. All proceeds from the race night have been ring-fenced for use in the completion of the road from our entrance gates up to our club premises. Great progress has been made over the years in improving and expanding our club facilities and the construction of the new road will greatly enhance both the appearance and access to our fantastic facilities for all members and all visitors to our club. Tickets for the night are priced at a modest €10 for entry for one adult to a night of fun-filled greyhound racing. A steering committee for this fundraiser chaired by JJ Fennelly are currently working very hard to make this night a huge success and patrons can contact JJ on 0866483738, Kieran Scully on 0858037343, Sean Treacy on 0863923131, or Padraig McGrath on 0878575678 to purchase tickets or for further information about other activities on the night. Incidentally, those purchasing a ticket for the night will be automatically entered into a draw for some really valuable prizes like iPhones and All-Ireland Final Tickets so you can still be a winner if, for any reason, you cannot attend the racing. ‘Let’s Go Greyhound Racing’
Comhghairdeas
BhÍ Scór Sinsear ar siúl i Lios gCúl Dé Domhbaigh seo caite agus sa chomórtas Tráth na gCeist chríochnaigh foireann Chilliath sa dara áit. Comhghairdeas le Denis Barry, Ray Dwyer, Eddie Leahy agus Colman Motherway. Bhí an bua ag foireann Fánaithe na Bríde
Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday 10th Feb where there was no winner of the €2800 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 21, 26, 27 and 30. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Tim and Mary Crotty, Denis Barry, Mrs Farquhar and Michelle Walsh. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3000. It will take place as usual in our clubhouse on Tuesday Feb 17th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.
Hurling/Football;
Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view.
Fixtures/Results:
Cork SHL: Killeagh v Bride Rovers in Killeagh on March 1st at 12.00pm
EC JFL Div 2: Glenbower Rovers 0-08 Aghada 2-16 played in Killeagh on Mon Feb 16th at 7.45pm
EC U21 C’ship : Glenbower Rovers 1-08 Fr O’Neills 0-08 played in Youghal on Sat Feb 21st at 8.15pm
Our U21 football team made a winning start to the year for our club when they won their 1/4 final match against a very fancied Fr O’Neills outfit on Saturday evening under lights in Youghal. We took this game by the scruff of the neck from the star, with Mathew Murphy knocking over an early free followed with a great score from play. Shane Smiddy showed his natural ability with two more well taken points from play as the Glenbower outfits dominance began to show on the score board. With our backs working tirelessly to keep the opposition forwards under raps, where Darragh Cahill and Ciaran O’ Brien showed some great leadership and our midfield and half forwards were full of movement and running and our constant pressure let to two more Shane Smiddy points from frees and we finished the half with a superbly worked point from Jack O’Rourke, leaving the half time score Glenbower rovers 7pts to Fr O’ Neills 3.
As expected Fr. O’ Neills upped their work rate in the second half and we found it difficult to get the ball into the oppositions half of the pitch but when we did we were a threat and managed to add to our tally with a pointed free from Shane Scully and when David Cahill launched a high ball into the square half time substitute Dan Landers rose highest and won the ball and when he was going past his man he was pulled to the ground and Shane was as cool as ice when he converted the resulting penalty. After this Fr. O’Neills began to dominate possession but superb defending help us to finish the game on a winning score of 1-8 to 0-8. This was a great victory made out of great team work and attitude by the team, we now are now back in an east cork semi final where we meet a strong Castlelyons side.
Team 1. Colin Walsh 2. Mark Coleman 3. Darragh Cahill 4. Dermot Motherway 5. Darragh O ‘ Brien 6. Ciaran O ‘ Brien 7. Aidan Morrision 8. Brendan Delaney 9. David Cahill 10. Mathew Murphy (0-2)11. Declan Long 12. David Ogebeboor 13. Jack Farrelly 14. Shane Smiddy (1-4) 15. Eric Murphy.
16. Darren Cusack 17. Dan Landers 18. Jack O’ Rourke(0-1) 19. Steve Tracey 20. Thomas O’ Connor 21. Emmett Barron 22. Aidan Scanlon 23. Jack Mercuchev
Reminder: Div 2 East Cork Football League game v Russell Rovers next Friday the 27/2/2015 @ 8 pm in Killeagh, all players to be at the pitch at 7.30pm
Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
There will be a charity day in West Waterford GC this coming Tuesday, 24th Feb. Golfers will play in the Annual Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon memorial perpetual trophies. It is a great day out and raises funds for the charity Active Cancer Treatment. Cost for the day is €40 which includes dinner and golf and there are concessions for WWGC members. It is an open competition and golf gets underway at 1.30pm by way of shotgun start. Details and bookings are from Ray on 0872330054.
Killeagh GAA Golf Society have details of their annual away weekend of golf for 2015. It will take place on the weekend of March 6th and 7th. A great value weekend deal has been secured at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore. To book your stay please phone the hotel direct on 051381761 quoting Ann Rochford Killeagh GAA Group Deal. Also, there is great value to be had on the two golfing venues of Tramore on Friday 6th and in Faithlegg on Sat 7th. Information and further details on this great annual weekend are available on our GAA website or from Ray on 0872330054.
Society membership now due…€30 on top of Killeagh GAA Club membership
Juvenile Notes:
Training
Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.

U16s Get Stuck In The Mud In Glenville
Glenville 3-6, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-2
Our Under 16 footballers began their league campaign for 2015 in the less than salubrious surroundings of Fouhy Park, Glenville on Saturday last. The pitch was, unfortunately, not conducive to playing any sport with a ball – if the slope had been a bit steeper from the far corner maybe those speed skaters that were in Stormont could have tried their luck! Our young team, with only 5 Under 16s, acquitted themselves very well in the first half, with Keane Budds opening the scoring and our defenders, especially Dylan Hogan at full-back and Shane Kearney and Padraig Leahy in the half-back line, playing excellent football in the testing conditions. Sean Walsh and Sean Broderick worked tirelessly in midfield and we were rewarded when Keane finished to the net on 22 minutes to leave us trailing by 1-2 to 1-1. Glenville added two more points before half-time while we failed to convert our opportunities. Unfortunately we lost our full-back to a ‘cárta dubh’ just before half-time and this upset the balance of our team. Again after half-time we failed to convert further chances and Glenville eventually breached our defence with two goals in the 42nd and 48th minutes. Our defenders continued their stubborn resistance and Olin Hennessy made some excellent saves in goal. Although we could not now win the game our team worked to the end and had a goal by Barry Motherway disallowed as the referee had blown for a penalty. Unfortunately our penalty taker Richie was badly impeded by the underfoot conditions and was unable to place his kick with his usual accuracy and the Glenville keeper made a fine save, and the rebound was kicked wide, which was the final act of an entertaining game. Well done boys on a game performance which pleased our coaches Sean and Brian.
Team: Olin Hennessy, Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Shane Kearney, Padraig Leahy, Sean Walsh, Sean Broderick, Richie Long, Keane Budds (1-2), Adrian Galvin, Andrew Foley, Jamie Clifford, Jack Wyse, Kieran Daly, Cian McDonald.

U14 Hurling Challenge Bride Rovers 1-8, Killeagh-Ita’s 0-10
Our Under 14 hurlers had their second game of 2015 against a strong Bride Rovers outfit on Sunday morning in Rathcormac. This was a very good game of hurling given the testing ground conditions. Ben O’Connor and Olan Broderick combined well to get some lovely scores from play in the first quarter, but Bride Rovers then scored a lucky goal somewhat against the run of play. We hurled well from the back with Paul Delaney, Danny Cunningham and Richie Landers clearing loads of ball down the wings. Cathal Fitzgibbon and Dara Motherway scored a point each before half-time to give us a 0-6 to 1-2 lead at half time. The second half saw scores harder to come by, although Oisin McCarthy scored a fine point to add to his football scores from last weekend. Bride Rovers hit some fine long-distance points and edged ahead and although Ryan McCarthy scored the final point of the game, we were behind by one at the final whistle. A useful workout on a day not best suited to free-flowing hurling.
Team: Robbie Treacy, Paul Delaney, Cian McDonald, George Sinclair, Danny Cunningham, Ryan McCarthy, Richie Landers, Ben O’Connor, Dara Motherway, Cathal Fitzgibbon, David Kelly, Olan Broderick, Daniel Doherty, Daniel Lucey, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin McCarthy, Owen Cosgrove, Ciaran Leahy, Aaron O’Connell, Tommy Noonan.

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C February 16th 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​

“The Road Is Long” – TWO Weeks Left To Curraheen Park Fundraiser

There are now just TWO weeks to go to our fundraising night in Curraheen Park on Saturday night, February 28th 2015. All proceeds from the race night have been ring-fenced for use in the completion of the road from our entrance gates up to our club premises. Great progress has been made over the years in improving and expanding our club facilities and the construction of the new road will greatly enhance both the appearance and access to our fantastic facilities for all members and all visitors to our club. Tickets for the night are priced at a modest €10 for entry for one adult to a night of fun-filled greyhound racing. A steering committee for this fundraiser chaired by JJ Fennelly are currently working very hard to make this night a huge success and patrons can contact JJ on 0866483738, Kieran Scully on 0858037343, Sean Treacy on 0863923131, or Padraig McGrath on 0878575678 to purchase tickets or for further information about other activities on the night. Incidentally, those purchasing a ticket for the night will be automatically entered into a draw for some really valuable prizes like iPhones and All-Ireland Final Tickets so you can still be a winner if, for any reason, you cannot attend the racing. ‘Let’s Go Greyhound Racing’
Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday 10th Feb where there was no winner of the €2400 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 10, 12 and 19. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Jerry Crowley, Kieran Scully, Mary Motherway and Lilly Burke. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €2600. It will take place as usual in our clubhouse on Tuesday Feb 17th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.
Hurling/Football;
Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view.
Fixtures/Results:
EC JFL Div 1: Glenbower Rovers 2-05 Lisgoold 1-10 played in Killeagh on Fri Feb 13th at 8.15pm
EC JFL Div 2: Glenbower Rovers v Aghada in Killeagh on Mon Feb 16th at 7.45pm
Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Golf Society:
AGM
The Golf Society held another very successful agm last Thursday night, Feb 12th at 9pm in the meeting room in Pairc Ui Chinneide. There was a large attendance on the night and a full run down of last years activities was discussed. Officers for the coming season were elected and this years Captain, Trish Landers thanked all those who attended, praised the work of the committee members each and every year and hoped that all could have an enjoyable years’ golf this coming year with the Society. Details of this years outings were distributed and are available on the GAA Club website. Membership for the coming year is still a modest €30(on top of membership of Killeagh GAA club) and is due now. Officers for 2015 are: Trish Landers(Capt), Tim Crotty(V/Capt), Ger Fitzgibbon and Patk Murphy(joint Treasurer), Ger Ahern(Secretary) and Ray Rochford(H/cap Secretary).
Killeagh GAA Golf Society would like to let people know about their annual away weekend of golf for 2015. It will take place on the weekend of March 6th and 7th. A great value weekend deal has been secured at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore where the cost per person sharing for 2 nights B&B and 1 evening dinner is €109. To book your stay please phone the hotel direct on 051381761 quoting Ann Rochford Killeagh GAA Group Deal. Golf outings take place in Tramore on Friday 6th and in Faithlegg on Sat 7th. Information and further details on this great annual weekend are available from Ray on 0872330054.

There will be a charity day in West Waterford GC on Tue 24th Feb. Golfers will play in the annual Margaret Rochford and Tom Fitzgibbon memorial perpetual trophies. It is a great day out and raises funds for the charity Active Cancer Traetment. Cost for the day is €40 which includes dinner and golf and there are concessions for WWGC members. It is an open competition and golf gets underway at 1.30pm by way of shotgun start. Details and bookings are from Ray on 0872330054.
Juvenile Notes:
Training
Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.
U14 Football
Our U14 footballers had a challenge game against Midleton on Saturday last, Feb 14th in Midleton. Playing a team from a higher grade our lads dug in from the first to the final whistle to give a superb display and really made the home team stand up and take note. After only a couple of training sessions under new coaches the lads took the game to Midleton from the start and for long periods of each half they were the dominant team. Playing to the rules of ‘one hop, one solo’ they showed that they are more than capable of putting in a match-winning performance and holding their own with any team. They worked very well together as a team unit and there were great individual performances also throughout all areas of the field. Their coaches were absolutely delighted with both the attitude and the way they performed on the field of play. Well done to the Midleton boys for a very sporting game and to the Midleton mentors and referee also. Thanks to all the parents who brought our boys to the game and gave very valuable encouragement from the line. Squad: Robbie Treacy, Owen Cosgrove, Cian McDonald(Capt.), Daniel Lucey, Danny Cunningham, Ryan McCarthy, George Sinclair, David Kelly, Oisin McCarthy, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Richie Landers, Olan Broderick, Paul Delaney, Dara Motherway, Dara O’Connor, Aaron O’Connell, Ciaran O’Rourke, Ciaran Leahy, Brian Murphy,
UNDER 16 FOOTBALL
Youghal 1-10, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-7
It’s never a ‘friendly’ when you play your nearest neighbours and rivals, but the challenge match between Youghal and Killeagh-Ita’s Under 16 footballers in Magner’s Hill on Friday evening last was a beneficial exercise for both teams, one week ahead of their opening league games next weekend. Short three of our squad, our boys had a very impressive first 15 minutes but gradually Youghal came more into the game and while we held a one point lead at half time, Youghal outscored us in the second half to finish ahead by 1-10 to 1-7. Most impressive in that first half were Jamie Landers at centre back and the half-forwrad line of Richie Long, Sean Walsh and Padraig Leahy. Sean kicked the first three points, two from play, while Richie weighed in with a goal and a point, and Shane Kearney also kicked a fine point, breaking forward from midfield. In the second half Dylan Hogan at full-back manned the defence well, while Olin Hennessy in goals made one great save and kicked out well. Kieran Daly kicked a point while Sean Broderick worked hard at midfield all night. Many positives, and while this Eastern A League looks to be challenging with 10 games, our boys will give it their all. Best of luck in the first game of the season away to Glenville next Saturday February 21st.
Team: Jamie Clifford, Adrian Galvin, Dylan Hogan, James Kent, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Darragh Geary, Sean Broderick, Shane Kearney (0-1), Richie Long (1-2), Sean Walsh (0-3), Padraig Leahy, Fionn McDonnell, Olin Hennessy, Kieran Daly (0-1), Andrew Foley.

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C February 8th 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​
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“The Road Is Long” – 3 Weeks Left To Curraheen Park Fundraiser

There are now just three weeks to go to our fundraising night in Curraheen Park on Saturday night, February 28th 2015. This is going to be a huge undertaking for the club and its members and all proceeds from the race night have been ring-fenced for use in the completion of the road from our entrance gates up to our club premises. While great progress has been made over the years in improving and expanding our club facilities, sadly the road continues to be a blot on the overall development. As this race night is going to be a one-off everybody is being asked to shoulder a piece of the load and help out in any way with the task in hand. Tickets for the night are priced at a modest €10 for entry for one adult to a night of fun-filled greyhound racing. A steering committee for this fundraiser chaired by JJ Fennelly are currently issuing tickets and patrons can contact JJ on 0866483738, Kieran Scully on 0858037343, Sean Treacy on 0863923131, or Padraig McGrath on 0878575678 to purchase tickets or for further information about other activities on the night. Incidentally, those purchasing a ticket for the night will be automatically entered into a draw for some really valuable prizes like iPhones and All-Ireland Final Tickets so you can still be a winner if, for any reason, you cannot attend the racing. ‘Let’s Go Greyhound Racing’
Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday 3rd Feb where there was no winner of the €2400 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 6, 23 and 29. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Ger Ahern, Matt Hurley, Ryan McCarthy and Eileen McGuckian. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €2600. It will take place as usual in our clubhouse on Tuesday Feb 10th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.
Hurling/Football;
Details of Cork SHL fixtures and 1st round draw of Cork SHC are available on website. Details of East Cork League and Championship draws are also available on our website, just click Killeagh GAA in the results window to view. Our senior hurlers had a challenge game against Inniscarra on Tuesday night last (February 3rd) under lights in Killeagh. It was a lively game and a very worthwhile exercise for both management teams to assess their respective players ahead of upcoming opening league fixtures. Despite the recent adverse weather, the sand based pitch was in great condition and helped both teams to serve up a hard fought but entertaining game.
Club Shop;
The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.
Golf Society:
Killeagh GAA Golf Society would like to let people know about their annual away weekend of golf for 2015. It will take place on the weekend of March 6th and 7th. A great value weekend deal has been secured at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore where the cost per person sharing for 2 nights B&B and 1 evening dinner is €109. To book your stay please phone the hotel direct on 051381761 quoting Ann Rochford Killeagh GAA Group Deal. Golf outings take place in Tramore on Friday 6th and in Faithlegg on Sat 7th. Information and further details on this great annual weekend are available from Ray on 0872330054.
Also, the Golf Society hold their agm this coming Thursday night, Feb 12th at 9pm in the meeting room in Pairc Ui Chinneide. All are welcome to attend.
Juvenile Notes:
REGISTRATION DAY DRAWS THE CROWDS
On Sunday last Páirc Uí Chinnéide GAA complex was rocking from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m., with our Annual Registration Day Juvenile Party and Disco. Tea, coffee and juice was flowing for young and old (nothing stronger) while we concluded with a presentation of gumshields and sliotars to all our young players. The Club Shop did a roaring trade while the SWAP SHOP was a hit for many who got rid of unwanted equipment and/or got something to take away. Paudie Mackey was the lucky boy whose name was pulled out of the hat at the end of the day and thus went home with a brand new Club Hoodie. With almost 200 boys on our register now from Under 6 to Under 18, we’ve lots to look forward to in 2015. This was a good starting point!

UNDER 14s BEGIN WITH A WIN
Our Under 14 hurlers had their first game of 2015 at home to Carrigtwohill on Saturday afternoon in Páirc Uí Chinnéide and began with a convincing win. Darragh O’Connor, Ben O’Connor, Owen Cosgrove, Olan Broderick, Ryan McCarthy and Daniel Doherty raised green flags, while Robert Sinclair and Richie Landers mopped up loads of ball on either wing as they formed an impressive line with Ryan in the centre. Dara Motherway impressed in goals in the first half and with two points from wing forward in the second, while all 23 players got game time as the new management trio of Fong, Padraig and Ger ‘emptied the bench’. Football takes centre stage for the next few weeks but with hurling championship only 3 months away the hurling will get plenty of time too. Well done boys!
Team: Dara Motherway, Danny Cunningham, Cian McDonald, Paul Delaney, Richie Landers, Ryan McCarthy, Robert Sinclair, Owen Cosgrove, Ben O’Connor, Tommy Noonan, Olan Broderick, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Aaron O’Connell, David Kelly, Darragh O’Connor. Subs: Colin Desmond, Robbie Treacy, Ciaran O’Rourke, Ben Jennings, Padraig Landers, Daniel Doherty, Brian Murphy and Christian Coughlan.

Training
Training for all players continues this week as per text notifications. If, for any reason, a player cannot turn up for a training session it is very important to let your trainer know that you will be absent.