Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News W/C July 27th 

​Congratulations!
This week we begin with some good news with the arrival of baby Oscar Deane, a brother to Cormac, Caoilfhionn and Eolann, and number four for Joe and Ciara! Congrats to you all and best wishes to young Oscar for a long, happy and healthy life. If you happen to become a good footballer or hurler in the future, well then that’s all the better! 

Club Lotto Results

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 21st where there was no winner of the €7200 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 8, 9, 23 and 27. €30 lucky dip winners were Kai Griffin Murphy, Cara Whelan, Elsie Fogarty, Donie Treacy. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €7400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 28th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.

Rebel Óg Premier 1 Hurling Championship

Killeagh-Ita’s 3-13, Na Piarsaigh 1-12

With forty minutes played in this tie in the Mardyke on Wednesday evening last, Killeagh-Ita’s trailed by 0-11 to 0-6, and it appeared as if we were heading for another frustrating defeat due to our inability to score. Suddenly, however, a switch was flicked and in fifteen breath-taking minutes we scored an incredible 3-5 withourt reply, with three quality goals from Killian Treacy and Jack Merkushev. Key to this transformation was the move of Kevin Murphy from full-back to wing-back, along with the steadying influence of Jack O’Rourke in front of the square and the work-rate and point-scoring of Dan Landers and David Ogbebor around the middle of the field. While Killian had an uncharacteristic poor return from frees on the night, his goals were sensational and showcased his full range of skill. A good result was marred somewhat by two second-half injuries to Jamie Landers and Dan Landers who sustained arm and hand injuries that will keep them out of action for a while. It’s football championship this week against Sliabh Rua while Douglas are next up in the hurling quarter final. Who knows where we can go from here?

Team: Darren Cusack, Jack O’Rourke, Kevin Murphy, Kenneth Cantillon, Emmet Barron, Darragh O’Brien, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Fennelly, Cathal Deane, Keane Kelly-Budds, Andrew Leahy, Jack Merkushev, David Ogbebor, Aaron Walsh, Killian Treacy. Subs used: Jamie Landers, Dan Landers, Corey Broderick.

 

Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 14 Football League & Fé 16 Football League

Our Under-age football teams had contrasting fortunes this week, with our Under 14 footballers scoring a comprehensive win away to St. Colman’s in Shanagarry on Thursday night, but our Under 16 team were on the receiving end of a second-half drubbing by visitors Passage on Friday evening. Star of the show on Thursday evening was Oisin McCarthy who scored 1-6 from play in a brilliant performance at centre-forward, while Olan Broderick scored three cheeky goals and Ben O’Connor, Richie Landers, David Kelly and Cian McDonald also shone. Credit to St. Colman’s cúl baíre Stephen Cronin, who, despite being beaten five times, pulled off at least six fantastic saves to prevent other goals. In the Under 16 game, we played some excellent football for 29 minutes, at which point we only trailed by 0-5 to 0-3 having played against the wind. A flukey goal just on the stroke of half-time seemed to take the wind out of our sails as it gave Passage a 1-6 to 0-3 lead, and they took over in the second half as our heads dropped and we were over-run in all sectors. Much work to be done with the big ball before championship at the end of the month. Best on a night to be forgotten were Dylan Hogan, Padraig McCarthy and Adrian Galvin.

Fé 14 Team: Darragh Coleman, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Cian McDonald, Daniel Lucey, George Sinclair, Robert Sinclair, Danny Cunningham, Ryan McCarthy, David Kelly, Dara Motherway, Oisin McCarthy, Ben O’Connor, Richie Landers, Olan Broderick, Owen Cosgrove. Subs: Olan Coleman, Robbie Treacy, Remy Bernard, Brian Murphy.

Fé 16 Team: Olin Hennessy, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Barry Motherway, Padraig McCarthy, Darragh Geary, Shane Kearney, Richie Long, Liam McCarthy, Keane Kelly Budds, Adrian Galvin, Fionn McDonnell, Jamie Clifford, Andrew Foley. Subs used: James Kent, David Kelly, Oisin McCarthy, Cian McDonald.

 

Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 11 Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 2-6, Youghal 4-9

Youghal Under 11s won this entertaining game of two halves on Saturday afternoon where the wind had a huge bearing on the result. Our boys had the wind in the first half and led by 1-5 to 1-3 at half-time with Ben Budds and Colm Leahy doing the bulk of the scoring, and Daniel Walsh and Callum Martin working well around the midfield area. The second half saw Youghal’s strong hurlers come to the fore and they eventually took the lead, although they were somewhat flattered by two late goals adding to their advantage. Bainistoeirí Richie and Adrian were pleased with the effort of their team, even if the result wasn’t in our favour.

Team: Pierse Geary, Darragh O’Leary, Evan Daly, David Buckley, Callum Martin, Ben Budds, Rory Motherway, Conor Meade, Tommy Morrison, Daniel Walsh, Colm Leahy, Ciaran Brennan.

 

Monster Blitzes are back again!

Having had to divert the last few Monster Blitzes away from Páirc Uí Chinnéíde due to our ongoing ‘road works’, we were very pleased to be able to host almost 60 teams, around 400 boys and close on 400 cars over a four-hour period on Saturday last when Under 8, Under 7 and Under 6 teams gave it their best effort at a Monster hurling day organised by GDA Sean Crowley. Hopefully we’ll see the fruits of Sean’s labours for Cork teams in a dozen years or so!

 

 

 

 

Killeagh-Ita’s Under 7’s and Under 8’s – stars of today and tomorrow!

 
 
 
 

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News week commencing July 20th

Dave Barry RIP
We begin our report this week on a sad note for our parish with the untimely and unexpected death of a true ‘character’, Dave ‘Dot’ Barry. Dave, who ran Barry’s Nurseries with Teresa and provided local employment for some of our younger community, passed away on Saturday after a brief illness. Dave was remembered fondly by everyone who knew him, and it was remarked by someone over the weekend that you always left Dave feeling much better than before you had met him, such was his sense of fun, insight and ‘craic’. The Barry family have been stalwart community and GAA people in Killeagh over the generations and Dave epitomised this. Our sincere sympathies to his wife Teresa, his children Martin, Elizabeth, Jessica and Patrick, and to his brothers, sisters and extended family, who will all miss him greatly. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Lotto Results

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 14th where there was no winner of the €7000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 28 and 30. €30 lucky dip winners were Bernie Quirke, Rachel McGrath, Alfie Foley and Kevin Galvin. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €7200. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 21st. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.

 

Senior Hurlers Bow Out To Classy Carrig!

Carrigtwohill 2-27, Killeagh 0-18

It’s the dreaded ‘Slán Leat’ Relegation Final for our senior hurlers for the second year in a row after our third championship defeat of the year, this time to Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Sunday last. Despite an excellent performance from David Cahill who scored six fantastic points from play, we were second best in most areas of the pitch, and the result was not in doubt once Carrig got their second goal one minute into the second half to establish a ten-point lead. Our senior status is once more in jeopardy.

Team: Bernard Rochford, Colin Fogarty, Cian Fogarty, Pa O’Brien, Darragh Cahill, Brendan Barry, Kieran Lane, Brian Collins, Joe Deane, Dinny Walsh, Andy Walsh, Eoghan Keniry, David Cahill, Sean Long, Dan Landers. Subs used: Joe Budds, Kevin Murphy.

 

Junior B’s keep the run going!

Congratulations to our Junior B hurlers who overcame St. Catherine’s with a battling performance on Wednesday in Castlemartyr. Sean Crowley was our scorer in chief as we won by 0-20 to 1-16, while Kenneth Cantillon, Aaron Walsh, Steve Treacy and Tadhg Crotty also hurled well throughout. Next up it’s Castlelyons in Round 3.

 

Cúl Camp lifts the mood!

Our seniors may be out of championship at the end of this week, but 180 boys and girls weren’t too bothered thinking about this as they ran their little and not so little legs off for the past week at our Kelloggs Cúl Camp. Some were having their first introduction to our Gaelic games, others have clocked up the pitch miles near and far. We had excellent coaching, great fun, a visit from Cork star Bill Cooper ( we’ll claim him as one of our own) and mostly fine weather, bar a washout for the last two hours of Thursday. We’re looking forward to 2016 already! Many thanks to everyone who helped during the week – our coaches, teenage assistant coaches, admin staff, tea and sandwich providers, and above all our co-ordinators Sean Crowley and Ursula Coleman, who managed everything to a T – go raibh mile maith agaibh!

 

Rebel Óg Fé 16 Eastern A Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Aghabullogue 1-10, Killeagh-Ita’s 1-7

A goal conceded to Aghabullogue after 44 seconds was ultimately the difference on the scoreboard between the two teams in this close contest played in windswept Caherlag on Friday evening last. Notwithstanding that slow start which saw us chase the game with the wind at our backs throughout the first half, we had managed slowly to gain parity throughout the field midway through the first half but our old failing of shooting wides cost us as we found it very hard to score. A pointed free from Richie Long after twelve minutes got us going while Keane Budds added a second after twenty. An unstoppable shot resulted in a goal for Sean Walsh on 24 minutes and when Daniel Hickey scored an excellent point with a break from midfield it tied the game up. Crucially Aghabullogue got the final score of the half to lead at half time by 1-4 to 1-3. With the wind in their favour our opponents started the second half quickly, hitting over three points (two from frees) in five minutes to stretch their lead to four. Our boys continued to battle bravely throughout the second half but the Aghabullogue defence remained dominant, regardless of positional changes made by our management. At various times in the second half we reduced the margin to two but could never achieve parity. Sean Walsh added points from a free and from play, and Richie added a third. Our backs had shut up shop now and were closing off all attacks but unfortunately Aghabullogue’s was doing likewise at the other end. A late run from Shane Kearney finished with a bullet shot from 30 yards which went just a foot over the crossbar when it would have been game-changing had it been a foot under! At the final whistle Aghabullogue had kept their lead and celebrated their win, while our boys left the field dejected after their valiant efforts fell short. Hard luck to our boys – championship is over for another year but this was our first competitive loss in 2015 and the league is still there to compete for, as well as football league and championship.

Team: Fionn McDonnell, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney (0-1,) Padraig Leahy, Keane Kelly Budds (0-1f), Richie Long (0-2f) Daniel Hickey (0-1), Sean Walsh (1-2, 0-1f), Olin Hennessy, Jamie Clifford, Ryan McCarthy. Subs: Darragh Geary, Adrian Galvin, Olan Broderick, Cian McDonald, Jack Wyse, Liam McCarthy, Andrew Foley.

 

Under 14 hurlers get back to winning ways

Believe it or not, it’s almost two months since the Premier 2 hurling semi-final defeat to Na Piarsaigh ended our championship dreams for the Under 14s in 2015, and we have had no competitive game since. We got back into the swing of things with a comprehensive victory over Carrigtwohill (pity our seniors couldn’t emulate it) on Sunday morning. This was a one-sided match with Daniel Lucey doing wreck with four goals in the first half, and Ben O’Connor, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin McCarthy, Cathal FItzgibbon and Olan Broderick also flying. Our management made changes at half-time and Olan Coleman, Danny Cunningham, Ciaran O’Rourke, Christian Coughlan and Brian Murphy shone in the second half, while one of the highlights was a monster point from Richie Landers from his own half. Next up is a chance to avenge that championship defeat when Na Piarsaigh come to us next Saturday.

Team: Robbie Treacy, George Sinclair, Cian McDonald, Danny Cunningham, Richie Landers, Ryan McCarthy, Robert Sinclair, Owen Cosgrove, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Oisin McCarthy, Olan Broderick, Ben O’Connor, Ciaran Leahy, Daniel Lucey, Darragh O’Connor, Olan Coleman, Christian Coughlan, Brian Murphy, Ciaran O’Rourke, Padraig Landers.

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C July 13th 2015.

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 7th where there was no winner of the €6800 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 8, 19, 26, and 29. €30 lucky dip winners were Ger Collins, Denis Barry, Pam Mackey and Louise McCarrick.. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €7000. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 14th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]

Roadway Project;

We have reached a magnificent stage in our roadway project. The final tarmacadam works were completed on Friday afternoon last which now gives us a fantastic road to show off. This work could not be completed without the help and guidance of so many people who gave up their time to see this project through. Last February we held a monster fundraising greyhound racing night at Curaheen Park and thanks to the support received from so many many people we were able to forge ahead with our roadway project. Chief organiser of this night was JJ Fennelly who was ably asissted by a hard working group of club members who left no stone unturned in seeking out ways of raising hard cash for the project. Once the finances were in place a new group took over to manage the road construction. Our vice chairman, Padraig Mc Grath stepped in to follow on from JJ Fennellys hard work. He too was surronded by a group of volunteers who got the best value for the funds available. And now we have a road that we can be proud off. We want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful members for their voluntary work but we must also convey our grateful thanks to the local and wider community who contiue to support us in our efforts to provide the very best facilities for everybody to enjoy. Well done to all on a fantastic achievement.[Comm]

Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;

EC East Cork Oil JBHC Killeagh v St Catherines in Youghal on Wednesday 15th July @7.30pm

Cork SHC Killeagh v Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Sunday July 19th @ 15.30pm

EC East Cork Oil JAHC Bride Rvrs v Killeagh venue, date and time tbc

 

Golf Society:

Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully

Our society captain for 2015, Trish Landers will host her Captains Prize outing on Saturday July 18th at Youghal Golf Club. The time sheet is now open and times are from 11.30am and can be booked through Ray on 0872330054.

Our 19th Annual Golf Classic got underway on Thursday July 9th and came to a conclusion on Saturday evening July 11th with the presentation of prizes in West Waterford Golf Club, Dungarvan. There was a record turnout for this years classic with over 150 teams on the timesheet over the three days. The course and facilities at West Waterford were once again first class and, most importantly the weather was absolutely fabulous for the duration of the golf. It was a busy Saturday evening in the Clubhouse for the presentation of prizes with many club members from both West Waterford GC and Killeagh GAA Club attending on the night. Ray Rochford, Chairman of the Classic Committee got proceedings underway by thanking most sincerely all those who had contributed in any way to this years classic. He praised Mr Austin Spratt and all his staff at West Waterford for the wonderful food, the brisk and effortless service provided to all who visited the course and also to the groundstaff who provided a wonderful golf course over the three days. He thanked all who played, who sponsored, and all those who helped in any way to make this classic such a successful one. The presentation of prizes was led by Ray and he was helped by West Waterford Club Lady Captain Mary Barron and by West Waterford Club Gents Captain, David Condon and also by Ann Rochford. Overall winners were Jean O’Donovan, Aishling Fennell and Aoife McGovern with a score of 102 points, in second place was Brian Foley, Kieran Foley and Alan Twoomey with a score of 99 points and in third place was June White, Phil Kelly and Denise Nugent with a score of 99 points. Best gross was Michael O’Leary, Tom Butler and Rob Donovan with a nett score of 75 points. Best ladies team was Vera Nugent, Betty Joyce and Esther Hornibrook team with a score of 96 points. Best non-GUI team was Team Finbar Fogarty with a score of 102 points. Once again thanks to everyone who helped out this year and well done to Ray and his team of volunteers who work so hard each year on the Golf Classic.[RR]  

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.[AJ]

Killeagh-Ita’s;

Cúl for Kids

Killeagh GAA Summer Camp for boys and girls aged 6-12, Monday July 13th – Friday July 17th 10.00 – 2.00 daily. Fun and games guaranteed.

 

Rebel Óg Fé 16 Eastern A Hurling League

Killeagh-Ita’s 3-9, St. Catherine’s 0-6

Killeagh-Ita’s prepared for their championship game with a hard-earned win over neighbours St. Catherine’s on a foggy Monday evening last in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. This was a game of two halves in lots of ways. The first half was literally hard to analyse because the fog was so heavy, and at the end of it the Saints held a three points to two advantage. Both teams were guilty of some bad wides but the goalposts may have been hard to see, so we’ll give them all the benefit of the doubt. The second half saw the Saints double their lead immediately, and we looked to be headed for our first defeat of the league, but gradually we got on top in midfield, where Daniel Hickey and Shane Kearney gave tremendous second-half performances, and our forwards got their scoring touch into gear. Richie Long popped over a brace of points, followed by Shane, before Olan Broderick scored his first U16 goal to put us further ahead. We were dominating now and when a long ball from Shane dropped into the net off the woodwork mid way through the half, we were in better shape. Sean Walsh added his fourth point and although the Saints replied with two of their own, our backs and cúl báíre were alert to any goal threats with some fine collective defending. Sean’s goal a minute from time wrapped up the points for us, and was just reward for a fine display from him at full-forward. This was the proverbial ‘curate’s egg’ performance, with more consistency required over the full hour in championship.

Team: Fionn McDonnell (C), Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, Kieran Daly, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney, Padraig Leahy, Daniel Hickey, Richie Long, Sean Walsh, Adrian Galvin, Olin Hennessy, Jack Wyse, Ryan McCarthy. Subs: Richie Landers, James Kent, Olan Broderick, Cian McDonald.

 

Rebel Óg Fé 16 Eastern A Hurling Championship

Castlelyons 2-10, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-16

A real championship battle on Sunday evening in Castlelyons saw our Under 16 hurlers get the better of their hosts in a game of great excitement. The first half saw Castlelyons get the first score before Daniel Hickey replied and Sean Walsh goaled when he collected from Keane Budds’ free. On the quarter hour we led by 1-4 to 0-3 but Castlelyons were pressurising our defence and their reward came with a flicked goal after a Fionn McDonnell save just before half time. This left the score 1-7 to 1-5 in our favour but by no means comfortable at half time. The second half saw Castlelyons get off to a flier with three points in the first five minutes (two from frees) but our defence then tightened and conceded no score for the next thirteen minutes. Our half back line of Shane Kearney and Barry Motherway on the wings, and in particular the colossus of Jamie Landers in the centre, were dominant, while up front Richie Long was in “TJ Reid” form, scoring five points in eleven minutes, four frees and a monster from the right sideline from play. However, Castlelyons were not beaten and their second goal on 48 minutes reduced the margin to one, 1-12 to 2-8. In a three minute spell we fortified our lead with two more points from play from Richie Long and Sean Walsh’s second goal which gave us a lead of 2-15 to 2-8. We then lost our cúl báire to a ‘cárta dearg’ and needed Shane Kearney to step between the sticks. Shane kept his cool and despite late attacks yielding two points for Castlelyons, another free from Richie gave us enough to see out the game, winning by 2-16 to 2-10 when James Hennessy blew his final whistle.

Team: Fionn McDonnell (C), Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney (0-1f), Daniel Hickey (0-1), Keane Kelly Budds, Richie Long (0-13, 0-9f), Sean Walsh (2-1), Padraig Leahy, Adrian Galvin, Jamie Clifford, Olin Hennessy. Subs: Jack Wyse, Ryan McCarthy, Kieran Daly, James Kent, Olan Broderick, Cian McDonald, Liam McCarthy.

 

Brookes Super Valu show their generosity – on the double

New Killeagh resident Peter Brookes of Brookes Super Valu Youghal has bridged the Killeagh-Youghal GAA rivalry (in which our neighbours have the upper hand following the Ballynoe showdown two weeks ago) with generous sponsorship of a brand new set of jerseys for our Under 13 / Under 14 teams. The jerseys were worn with pride and much delight (replacing a 20th century set) by our Under 13 footballers in the recent game against Kiltha Óg and will get many a wearing over the remaining years of this century hopefully. Peter was also to the rescue when a last-minute request for food supplies to feed 4 hungry juvenile teams (2 Cork Under 14 team, Waterford Under 14s and Imokilly Under 15s) in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday last was met with a generous supply of fresh bread, fruit and cakes. Míle buíochas, Peter – two good turns from a Youghal man deserve special acknowledgment!

Rebel Óg Fé 16 Eastern A Hurling Championship Quarter-Final

Killeagh-Ita’s 0-11, St. Catherine’s 0-5

This match in Páirc Ui Chinnéide on Thursday July 9th (the night the road was tarred!) was very different to our first round victory over Castlelyons, with scores scarce as hens’ teeth and both defences on top. Reiteoir Jim Daly kept a tight rein on matters right through, and the result was in doubt right up to the final minutes. As has been the pattern recently, we allowed our opponents to get a better start, and St. Catherine’s opened the scoring on three minutes. We struck six wides before Richie Long opened our account with a free and Padraig Leahy quickly followed with a great run and score. When Shane Kearney added a third on the twentieth minute we looked to be gaining control but Catherine’s then dominated to half time with three points to only one in reply from Richie Long to leave the teams ar comh-scór, 0-4 each. The second half saw St. Catherine’s again scoring first before Ryan McCarthy won a great ball in the corner and worked his way in to pop over a beautiful point. Our wayward shooting then returned with six more wides in a row before Shane Kearney pointed a free on the three-quarter hour mark and Sean Walsh added his first to open a two-point gap. We escaped when a Saints goal was rightly disallowed for a square infringement, and when they began to shoot some wides also. Darragh Geary’s introduction at corner back released Richie Landers to the wing and Shane Kearney to wing forward and this move paid off when Shane slotted over with six minutes left. However, our lead was still precarious, and Daniel Hickey pulled off a fantastic save to cap a fine hour between the sticks with just two minutes left to keep us in front. Three points in the remaining minutes gave a somewhat false look to the scoreboard as we eventually found our accuracy with Sean Walsh and two Richie Long points seeing us home. Next up is Aghabullogue who scored 3-13 in disposing of Erins Own on Sunday evening and thus will be formidable opponents in the coming days.

Team: Daniel Hickey, Kieran Daly, Dylan Hogan, Richie Landers, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney (0-3, 0-1f), Padraig Leahy (0-1), Keane Kelly Budds, Richie Long (0-4, 0-1f), Sean Walsh (0-2), Adrian Galvin, Jamie Clifford, Jack Wyse, Ryan McCarthy (0-1), Subs: Darragh Geary, James Kent, Olin Hennessy, Olan Broderick, Cian McDonald, Liam McCarthy, Andrew Foley.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C July 6th 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​Club Lotto Results;

Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday June 30th where there was no winner of the €6600 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 21, 23, 26, and 29. €30 lucky dip winners were bridget O’Donovan, Tim and Mary Crotty, Eugene Harte and Abigail Collins. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 7th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]

Roadway Project;

Our road and car parking works are now in the last phase with final top surfacing works commencing this week. Additional parking, traffic and field restrictions will be in place until the end of next week when all works will be then completed. Thank you again for your patience & cooperation. [Comm]

Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;

EC JAHC Killeagh 4-13 Carrigtwohill 0-15 played in Cloyne on Thursday July 2nd at 8.00pm

Red FM Cork SHL Ballymartle 1-18 Killeagh 0-14 played in Riverstick on Sunday July 5th

Cork SHC Killeagh v Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Saturday July 18th at 7.30pm

EC JAHC Bride Rvrs v Killeagh before w/e 19/7/15 venue, date and time tbc

Killeagh 4-13 Carrigtwohill 0-15

Cloyne was the venue for this East Cork Oil East Cork JAHC second round game and it couldn’t have started better for Killeagh as Johnny O’Connor picked the ball out of the sky 21 meters out, jinked to the right shaking off three Carrigtwohill defenders before sending the ball low and hard into the Carrigtwohill net.

A body blow for Carrig, but a wonderful response with three scores, a long distance point from Stephen O’Flynn who then doubled his account on the sixth minute with another placed ball effort and the sides were level on the eighth minute when Martin McConville struck a point from play. As the first half unfolded it was obvious to see that the Killeagh hurlers were quicker to the ball and taking their chances better and after three Killeagh points without reply, Killeagh then struck their second goal through Andrew Leahy and led by five points at the end of the first quarter. The sides exchanged four further points apiece before the short whistle, but it was Killeagh who definitely dominated the first half.

The pattern continued throughout the second half and immediately O’Connor and Matthew Murphy tagged on a further two points to give Killeagh a seven point lead. Carrigtwohill replied through Stephen O’Flynn with a good free, but immediately Killeagh had two unanswered point from Killian Tracy and two fine ‘65’s. The remainder of the game ran point for point, but Killeagh added two further goals through Ger Collins and a second green flag for Johnny O’Connor. Killeagh progress and Carrigtwohill bow out of the 2015 championship and it would be impossible to argue with the result as the Killeagh outfit dominated from start to finish.[DK]

Scorers: J O’Connor 2-1, A Leahy 1-3, K Tracy 0-6 (2 ‘65’) M Murphy 0-4, G Collins 1-0, J Fitzgerald 0-1.

Team: C Walsh; S Murphy, C Fogarty, J O’Rourke; B Keniry, P Carroll, C Coughlan; B Delaney, J O’Connor; J Rohan, J Fitzgerald, M Murphy; A Leahy, G Collins, K Treacy.

Sub: C Crowley for M Murphy (48)[DK]

Golf Society:

Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully

Our society captain for 2015, Trish Landers will host her Captains Prize outing on Saturday July 18th at Youghal Golf Club. The time sheet is now open and times are from 11.30am and can be booked through Ray on 0872330054.

Our 19th Golf Classic takes place this coming week in West Waterford GC, Dungarvan. Well done to all who helped with all activities associated with this impressive fundraising effort. Many thanks to all sponsors and teams and especially to our two main sponsors, Mr. JJ Fennelly and James Rochford. In particular a massive thank you to Ray Rochford for his tremendous work once again in organising the Golf Classic. Hope to see all of you at some stage over the three days of Thursday, Friday and Saturday and remember the prize-giving will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday night. [RR]

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.[AJ]

Killeagh-Ita’s;

Cúl for Kids

Killeagh GAA Summer Camp for boys and girls aged 6-12, Monday July 13th – Friday July 17th 10.00 – 2.00 daily. Fun and games guaranteed. Please book online http://www.kelloggsculcamps.ie or with Ursula Coleman (087-6292646) as soon as possible.

Thurles Bound for Munster Final:

Congratulations to David Collins on being chosen to line out on Munster Final Day in Thurles on Sunday July 12th. David has the honour of representing Knockanore N.S in the primary games and play for Waterford. We wish him the very best of luck on the day.

 

League clash with Duhallow

Killeagh/Ita’s Minors welcomed Duhallow to Pairc Ui Chinnede to play a hurling league fixture on Monday 29th June. It was a perfect evening for hurling and Duhallow were the first to register a score with a point from a free. Andy was our first scorer with a great point from play. Killeagh/Ita’s dominated in the first half and when the whistle blew for the half-time break we had a very comfortable lead on a score line of 1-13 to 0-4. When play resumed Killeagh/Ita’s had made numerous personnel and positional changes. Dan opened the scoring in the second half when he raised the white flag. Duhallow scored 2-9 in the second half but it wasn’t enough to loosen the stranglehold that our minors had on the game. Sam Desmond scored two wonderful goals in the second half. With the kettle boiled the ref called time and we all adjourned to the meeting room for refreshments. It was a good game for the minors who are preparing for their next championship game against Na Piarsaigh (date and venue to be decided)

 

Team: A Walsh 0-3, K Cantillon, K Murphy, J O’Rourke, K Fennelly 0-1, D O’Brien, C Coughlan, P Delaney, C Deane 0-2, D Ogbebor, K Treacy 1-5, D Landers 0-7,K Kelly-Bubbs 0-2, A Leahy 0-1, S Demond 2-1. Subs: E Fitzgibbon, C Broderick, J Merk 0-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C June 29th 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​

Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday June 23rd where there was no winner of the €6400 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 12, 14, 20, and 23. €30 lucky dip winners were Alfie Foley, Nora Crotty, Nora May O’Reilly and Ester Byrne. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €6600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, June 30th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]
Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;
EC JBHC Killeagh 3-08 Fr O’Neills 2-17 played in Copper Alley on Sunday June 28th at 6.00pm
EC JAHC Killeagh v Carrigtwohill in Cloyne on Thursday July 2nd at 8.00pm
Cork SHC Killeagh v Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Saturday July 18th 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.[AJ]

Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
Once again we are preparing for one of our main fundraising events, our 19th Annual Golf Classic. We have just over two weeks to go now to make it the best ever. This year’s event will take place in West Waterford Golf Club on Thursday July 9th, Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th. We are extremely grateful to Mr JJ Fennelly and Mr James Rochford for coming on board once again this year as main sponsors to the classic. We are looking for sponsors for Tees and Greens, Classic sponsors and teams of three for a champagne scramble. Please continue to chase teams and sponsors over the next fortnight More details on the many different ways on how you can help are available from Classic Chairman, Mr Ray Rochford on 0872330054.[RR]
Killeagh-Ita’s;
Cúl for Kids
Killeagh GAA Summer Camp for boys and girls aged 6-12, Monday July 13th – Friday July 17th 10.00 – 2.00 daily. Fun and games guaranteed. Please book online http://www.kelloggsculcamps.ie or with Ursula Coleman (087-6292646) as soon as possible.
Thurles Bound for Munster Final:
Congratulations to David Collins on being chosen to line out on Munster Final Day in Thurles on Sunday July 12th. David has the honour of representing Knockanore N.S in the primary games and play for Waterford. We wish him the very best of luck on the day.

Under 16s get back on the road with win in Cobh
The Junior Cert is finally over and players and mentors alike celebrate as the punctuated Under 16 hurling season is resumed once again. Our team travelled to Cobh to play their third league game of this year’s campaign and came away with another two points courtesy of a 7-11 to 2-14 victory. This was a strange game as our boys went for the jugular early on a la Kilkenny, and led by the incomprehensible score-line of 6-2 to 0-3 after just fifteen minutes, with four of those goals coming in four crazy minutes leading up the quarter hour. Richie Long, Sean Walsh, Keane Budds, Padraig Leahy and Jamie Clifford were the goal scorers, with Richie adding another just before half time with a cheeky Joe-Deane type flick to a long delivery. Despite this goal fest, Cobh were playing a very good brand of hurling also, and scoring some fine points. They raised a green flag from a goalmouth scramble after Fionn McDonnell had initially saved a 1:1 penalty. It left the score at half-time 7-4 to 1-9, with the job not yet complete. The lead and the aid of the wind was an advantage and an opportunity for management to make a few changes, with Richie Landers, Cian McDonald, Jack Wyse, James Kent and Andrew Foley all joining the fray in the second half. Cobh continued to whittle away at our lead during the first half of the second half, and added a second goal to but eventually our point scoring rate improved and we added seven more before PJ Ahern blew the final whistle. Next up is a St. Catherine’s league game at home on Monday 29th, followed by the championship first round against Castlelyons on Sunday July 5th.
Team: Fionn McDonnell, Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, Kieran Daly, Barry Motherway, Jamie Landers, Shane Kearney, Keane Kelly Budds, Daniel Hickey, Padraig Leahy, Sean Walsh, Richie Long, Adrian Galvin, Jamie Clifford, Olin Hennessy, Richie Landers, Cian McDonald, Jack Wyse, James Kent, Andrew Foley, Liam McCarthy, Olan Broderick.

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C June 22nd 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​

Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday June 16th where there was no winner of the €6200 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 16, 19, 22, and 27. €30 lucky dip winners were Roches Trio, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Eddie Scully and Kate c/o The Old Thatch. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €6400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, June 23rd. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]
Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;
Cork JAHL Sect 2 St James 1-15 Killeagh 3-17 played in Ardfield on Mon June 15th at 7.45pm
EC JHL Div 4 St Catherines 3-10 Killeagh 2-15 played in Ballynoe on Tues June 16th at 7.30 pm
Cork SHC Killeagh 0-11 Youghal 0-12 played in Ballynoe on Saturday June 20th at 7.00pm
EC JAHC Killeagh 2-11 Lisgoold 1-16 played in Castlemartyr on Sunday June 21st at 7.00pm
EC JBHC Killeagh v Fr O’Neills in Copper Alley on Sunday June 28th at 6.00pm
Cork SHC Killeagh v Carrigtwohill in Midleton on Saturday July 18th 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.[AJ]

Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully

Captains prize rescheduled
Unfortunately our captains prize outing to Youghal GC last Saturday had to be cancelled due to the clash with Youghal GC Irish mixed foresome fixtures. It has been rescheduled for Saturday July 18th.
Once again we are preparing for one of our main fundraising events, our 19th Annual Golf Classic. Our 2014 Classic was a great success thanks to all those who contributed so generously, both golfers and sponsors. This year’s event will take place in West Waterford Golf Club on Thursday July 9th, Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th. We are extremely grateful to Mr JJ Fennelly and Mr James Rochford for coming on board once again this year as main sponsors to the classic. We thank you if you have been a supporter of our Classic in the past, and hope that you will be able to support us once again this year. We are looking for sponsors for Tees and Greens, Classic sponsors and teams of three for a champagne scramble. More details on the many different ways on how you can help are available from Classic Chairman, Mr Ray Rochford on 0872330054.[RR]
Killeagh-Ita’s;

Thurles Bound for Munster Final:
Congratulations to David Collins on being chosen to line out on Munster Final Day in Thurles. David has the honour of representing Knockanore N.S in the primary games and play for Waterford. We wish him the very best of luck on the day.
U13 Footballers
On Monday 15th June our young footballers travelled to Carrigtwohill to play them at home. It was a perfect evening for football with the sun shining and the grounds in excellent condition. Carrigtwohill got off to a dream start when we conceded a very early goal from the throw-in. Killeagh/Ita’s however were very quick to respond and registered 1-6 before Carrigtwohill tacked on 2 points. Ciaran O Rourke and Christian Coughlan were adamant that Killeagh/Ita’s were going into half-time having scored last and both raised the green flag before the ref called time on the first half. Killeagh/Ita’s had scored 3-7 to Carrigtwohill’s 1-2 . Killeagh/Ita’s continued to dominate in the second half. It was a very impressive performance from each of our 16 players and it is fair to say that Killeagh/Ita’s were on top from our goalie to our corner forwards. Killeagh/Ita’s outscored Carrigtwohill 4-6 to 2-4 in the second half, with Ben scoring a hat-trick and Darragh Buckely skillfully beating the Carrig goalie to raise the green flag. Darragh Coleman in goal made some fantastic saves and stopped a superbly taken penalty only to be narrowly beaten by the rebound. Carrigtwohill found it very difficult to mark Ben and he registered a personal tally of 4-2. Final score on the night was 7-13 to 4-6
The boys are in action again on Tuesday night 23rd June at home in Pairc Ui Chinneide at 7.30 against Kilta Og.
Team: D Coleman, R Farquhar, R Treacy 0-1, B Jennings, P Landers, D Collins, P Kent, B O Connor 4-2, R Bernard, C Couglan 1-5, C Leahy 0-2 , T McCarthy, C O Rourke 1-3, D Buckley 1-0. Sub: A Fitzgibbon
Parish Sports
On Monday evening, June 8th, the parish sports were held at Pairc Ui Chinneide. It was a beautiful evening and the grounds were filled with families and friends of all the primary school competitors. Such a crowd turned up that every available space at our grounds was used up for parking and many people had to park in the village and walk to the pitch. This year it was the turn of Kyle NS to organise the games and, in keeping with previous years, it was very well orchestrated from start to finish and went off without a hitch. Many thanks to the organisers, to all the competitors, to all the marshals and volunteers and especially to all the community who enjoyed the facilities and helped with the tidy-up at the conclusion of the sports.[KS]

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C June 15th 2015

Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News​

Club Lotto Results;
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday June 9th where there was no winner of the €6000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 12, 17, 26, and 29. €30 lucky dip winners were Johnny Bop Clifford, Seamus Considine, Esther Kearney and John Tattan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €6200. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, June 16th. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.[RN]
Roadway Project;
Latest update on our roadway is that following a healthy reply with competitive tenders receivedfor the project, preparatory groundworks are now underway to the rear of our club buildings by the successful contractor. Over the next couple of weeks the works will progress out towards the entrance gates to prepare the surface for the eventual tarmac surface which will be laid to a high specification. There may be some disruption with access to and from Pairc Ui Chinneide from time to time but we will do our best to keep this to a minimum. Once again we want to thank our vice chairman, Padraig McGrath and his committee for overseeing the entire project.[MN]
Thank You;
We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Adrian Budds and Budds Memorials for the kind donation to our club. Adrian has supplied a very beautiful piece of marble with our club motto inscribed and has erected same at the entrance to our changing rooms. On behalf of our club members, local community and visitors who have commented favourably on this outstanding piece of craftsmanship, we thank Adrian and his family once again for this donation and also for his hard work for the club.[MM]
Hurling/Football Fixtures and Results;
EC JFL Div 2 Fr O’Neills 8-15 Glenbower Rovers 2-04 played in Aghavine on Mon June 8th at 8.00pm
EC JHL Div 2 Killeagh 2-10 Youghal 3-16 played in Killeagh on Weds June 10th at 7.30pm
Cork JAHL Sect 2 St James v Killeagh in Ardfield on Mon June 15th at 7.45pm
EC JHL Div 4 St Catherines v Killeagh in Ballynoe on Tues June 16th at 7.30 pm
Cork SHC Killeagh v Youghal in Ballynoe on Saturday June 20th at 7.00pm
EC JAHC Killeagh v Lisgoold in Castlemartyr on Sunday June 21st at 7.00pm
EC JBHC Killeagh v Fr O’Neills in Copper Alley on Sunday June 28th at 6.00pm

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.[AJ]

Golf Society:
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
Our society captain for 2015, Trish Landers will host her Captains Prize outing on Saturday June 20th at Youghal Golf Club. The time sheet is now open and times are from 11.15am and can be booked through Ray on 0872330054.
Once again we are preparing for one of our main fundraising events, our 19th Annual Golf Classic. Our 2014 Classic was a great success thanks to all those who contributed so generously, both golfers and sponsors. This year’s event will take place in West Waterford Golf Club on Thursday July 9th, Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th. We are extremely grateful to Mr JJ Fennelly and Mr James Rochford for coming on board once again this year as main sponsors to the classic. We thank you if you have been a supporter of our Classic in the past, and hope that you will be able to support us once again this year. We are looking for sponsors for Tees and Greens, Classic sponsors and teams of three for a champagne scramble. More details on the many different ways on how you can help are available from Classic Chairman, Mr Ray Rochford on 0872330054.[RR]

Parish Sports;
On Monday evening the parish sports were held at Pairc Ui Chinneide. It was a beautiful evening and the grounds were filled with families and friends of all the primary school competitors. Such a crowd turned up that every available space at our grounds was used up for parking and many people had to park in the village and walk to the pitch. This year it was the turn of Kyle National school to organise the games and, in keeping with previous years, it was very well orchestrated from start to finish and went off without a hitch. Many thanks to the organisers, to all the competitors, to all the marshals and volunteers and especially to all the community who enjoyed the facilities and helped with the tidy-up at the conclusion of the sports.[KS]

Killeagh-Ita’s;
Our U13’s played their final league games against St.Coleman’s and Newtownshandrum in the past 10 days. We have played all our games and await other teams to play theirs. At present we are top of the table after winning six of our seven games so we wait patiently to see what will unfold and our position on the league table when all games are played.

Killeagh/Ita’s Clash with Cloyne
Going into the game we were top of the league with a game extra played so it was vitally important to secure a win or a draw at least to remain on top. There was a slight breeze other than that it was a perfect day for hurling, the scene was set for entertaining encounter and spectators were not disappointed. Ciaran O Rourke was the first to raise the white flag for Killeagh/Ita’s within the first minute of the game. St Coleman’s then notched up 7 points without reply (4 from frees). Ben scored Killeaghs/Ita’s next point with St Coleman’s quickly doing the same. Killeagh/Ita’s were awarded a free which was superbly taken by Ben resulting in a fantastic goal. The half-time whistle blew and the score board read 1-3 to 0-9.

The second half resumed and Killeagh/Ita’s were once again the first to score with Ben splitting the post. We produced a second half performance that proved to be match winning. The half-time talk must have been very motivating because it resulted in four fabulous goals being scored on a very capable St. Coleman’s goal keeping. Ciaran O Rourke produced the first goal of the second half with Christian Coughlan scoring the next. St Coleman’s not to be outdone also raised the green flag. Killeagh/Ita’s weren’t going to let St. Colemans back into the game with Evan Lane scoring a wonderful goal and Ben O Connor finishing proceedings with another goal. Killeagh/Ita’s played with great determination and discipline which resulted in a well deserved win on a full-time score of 5-5 to 1-11. This was a wonderful team preformance with each and every hurler contributing to a thrilling encounter.
Team : J Fogarty, B Jennings, P Landers, D Collins, R Treacy, G Walsh, P Kent, C Treacy, B O Connor 2-4, C Coughlan 1-0, C Leahy, R Farquhar, C O’Rourke, 1-1 D Doherty, Subs E Lane 1-0, D Coleman, D Buckley, E Brenner

Killeagh/Ita’s show Newtownshandrum no Mercy!
This was our final game before the business end of the league so it was essential for our boys to produce a good performance and secure a victory to ensure the highest position possible on the league table. Once again the U13’s did as they were asked and gave a fantastic display of hurling which gave them a very comfortable win over Newtownshandrum. The match was being played away in Newtownshandrum so it was a great opportunity to take a bus and give the boys a much deserved treat in McDonalds on the way home. Our boys scored an impressive 5-9 in the first half with Newtownshandrum scoring 2-4. The second half resumed with Donie and Johnny telling the boys to go out and enjoy the rest of the game so the second half was played in a much more relaxed manner. The final score was 6-14 to 2-9.
Team: R Bernard, B Jennings, B Murphy, R Farquhar, D Collins, R Treacy, P Landers, C Leahy 1-5, T McCarthy, C Coughlan 2-1, D Buckley, B O Connor 3-6, D Coleman 0-1, C O’Rourke 0-1, Subs C Treacy, E Brenner.
Thurles Bound for Munster Final:
Congratulations to David Collins on being chosen to line out on Munster Final Day in Thurles. David has the honour of representing Knockanore N.S in the primary games and play for Waterford. We wish him the very best of luck on the day.

A Great Day In The Sun For O’Loughlin Kearney Blitz
Despite the commencement of the eagerly anticipated road works (surely an oxymoron!) in Páirc Ui Chinnéide, the show (and games) must go on, so excitement and fun were in plentiful supply for our annual Under 9 invitational O’Loughlin Kearney Cup tournament. This year we invited our Imokilly neighbours St. Catherine’s and Lisgoold and our Déise neighbours Abbeyside on Saturday afternoon last, June 13th. A great call, as each of the four teams contributed really well to an excellent blitz, where each team played every other team once. At the end of the six games, each team had won at least one game, each team had also lost at least one game, and the widest margin of victory in any game was just five points. In Round One, hosts Killeagh-Ita’s got off to a slow start and were overcome by St. Catherine’s by 2-1 to 0-3, while Lisgoold defeated Abbeyside by 0-3 to 0-0, with both defences playing excellently. Round Two saw the Round One winners face ache other, and in an epic battle, Lisgoold came from behind to defeat St. Catherine’s by 2-3 to 2-0, while Killeagh-Ita’s and Abbeyside shared a seven-goal thriller where our boys came out on top by 4-2 to 3-0.

So it was still all to play for in the final round. Abbeyside and St. Catherine’s battled and belted the sliotar up and down the field but once again both defences were on top and eventually Abbeyside goaled to win by 1-0 to 0-1. In the ultimately crucial game, Lisgoold and Killeagh-Ita’s gave the increasingly more excited supporters a fantastic game, where the quality of the point scoring was quite outstanding for Under 9s, with points hit on the run, from the wings, and even one sideline struck over the bar by Lisgoold. At the end of twenty pulsating minutes, our boys eventually won by 1-7 to 0-6, and this four-point swing was critical as it now came to points difference to separate these two teams who had finished the Round Robin on four points each. With a scoring difference of +5, Killeagh-Ita’s just edged out Lisgoold who finished with a scoring difference of +2. And so it was on the presentation with Mary-Ellen Kearney presenting the prestigious cup to our captain Ben Walsh and to his delighted team-mates. In truth, all four teams were winners on an excellent day when the sun chairs and the ‘lazing on the grass’ (of all ages!) contributed to the ‘feel good’ factor! Once again, mile buíochas to our three visiting teams for contributing to a great day, to the parents of our own team who contributed and distributed the many refreshments that were provided ag deireadh an lae, and to the Kearney family for their continued support of Killeagh-Ita’s. We’re looking forward to 2016 already!
Killeagh-Ita’s team: Ben Walsh, Barry Walsh, Michael Doherty, James Connon, Michael O’Donovan, Ethan O’Driscoll, Sean Meade, Colm Cowhig, Fionn Murphy, Sean Lynch.

Trip To Tipp 2015 – Great Day, Wrong Result!
Apart from the Cork Senior Hurling team’s disappointment in losing to Waterford last Sunday in Semple Stadium, the annual Killeagh-Ita’s pilgrimage to “The Home Of Hurling” proved to be a very successful day for the 42 children and 11 adults who filled Fogarty’s Bus and headed off for a fun day out. We came back with the same number, with no injuries, sickness or tears, the chips were nice, and even our jubilant Waterford supporter, Johnny Brenner, didn’t gloat too much at us disheartened Cork fans!