Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News
Club Lotto Results;
Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 12th where there was no winner of the €2200 jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Mairead Landers, Derry O’Connor, Mary Buckley and Dr. Matt Morehan. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €2400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 19th. You can now purchase your lotto ticket on-line; just follow the lotto link on the homepage of our website – http://www.killeaghgaa.org. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.
Senior Hurlers get out of jail!
Senior Hurling Championship Round 2B Killeagh 4-12, UCC 1-20
Jubilant scenes abounded in Clonmult Park, Midleton on Sunday evening last when a last-minute Shane Smiddy goal gave Killeagh senior hurlers a victory over a talented UCC side in Round 2B of the senior hurling championship and put our young team in to Round 4. Victory seemed to be out of our reach with UCC’s dominant second half display (excellent performances from Tom Devine, Anthony Spillane and Chris O’Leary among others) which saw them turn around a three point half time deficit (2-8 to 0-11) to lead by three (1-20 to 3-11) with 60 minutes gone. This was in contrast to the first half where Killeagh played some brilliant hurling with two excellent goals. John O’Connor’s gut bursting run after three minutes set up David Cahill for the first goal on three minutes, while Darragh Cahill added the second on 14 minutes. When Shane Smiddy added his first score (1-3 in total in a real “Roy Of The Rovers” display) it left our team 2-5 to 0-6 at the end of the first quarter. However, we were limited to just three points from David Cahill frees for the remainder of the half, and this trend continued for the third quarter where we failed to add to our score while UCC scored 1-9 in this same thirty-minute period. Despite being under the cosh, our team kept battling, and were rewarded with an excellent Gary Leahy goal on 48 minutes, finishing expertly after receiving a perfect pass from the returning Andy Walsh. Shane added two points but it looked like being too little (UCC had many chances to widen the gap but were guilty of poor shooting in the final ten minutes) before that late great goal from Shane. Well done to our team and management who have now ensured that we are into Round 3.
Team: Bernard Rochford, Allen Keniry, Padraig Carroll, Cian Fogarty, Patrick O’Brien, Kevin Murphy (0-1), Kieran Lane, Brian Collins, John O’Connor, Killian Treacy (0-1), Daniel Walsh, Shane Smiddy (1-3), Gary Leahy (1-0), Darragh Cahill (1-1), David Cahill (0-6f). Sub used: Andrew Walsh
Golf Classic once again a major success
The annual Killeagh GAA Golf Classic (AKA the Ray Rochford Tour-De-Force) was once again a three-day master success, with over 140 teams enjoying the beautiful West Waterford course in mostly fine weather (bar the unlucky last eight teams out on Thursday evening who got a bit of a drenching). Ray, Sean and Ursula were on hand throughout to welcome everyone and ensure that the Killeagh GAA Golf Classic maintains its status as one of the best Classics in the country. Winners were Eamonn Brennan’s team with 112 points, followed by Apple on 101 and East Cork Oil on 100. Rathcormac Tyres were best Gross, while Breathnachs were best non-GUI team followed by Fogarty’s Garage. June White’s team were best ladies. Full results will be available in the coming days on http://www.killeaghgaa.org. Many thanks to all those who played and our over 150 sponsors who all contributed to make the Classic another highly successful event. Thanks Ray, the statue is long overdue!
Top of FormBottom of FormTop of FormEast Cork Football/Hurling;
The draws for the East Cork Hurling C’Ship 2016 have taken place and full details of all draws and dates can be found on eastcorkgaa.com website. This year, 2016, saw three of our senior teams record a remarkable accomplishment. Our senior hurling team and our junior ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams all won their opening matches in their respective championship competitions- Killeagh beat Muskerry in the Cork SHC, our junior ‘A’s beat Lisgoold and our junior ‘B’s beat Watergrasshill in their East Cork Championship competitions. Hopefully our Under 21s can make it a clean sweep when they play Bishopstown on Wednesday 20th July in Midleton at 7.00 p.m.
Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile News
Double Delight For Killeagh-Ita’s in Championship
Premier 1 Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Killeagh-Ita’s 1-10, Douglas 1-8
Eastern A Fé 16 Hurling Championship Semi-Final Killeagh-Ita’s 4-14, Kiltha Óg 2-13
It was a fantastic week for Killeagh-Ita’s older age teams as the Under 16 and minor teams both negotiated challenging opponents to secure critical championship wins in the past week. First up on a fine Monday evening in Rostellan was the Under 16 game where supporters witnessed a cracking tie with brilliant scores, defending, catching, hooking, blocking and free-taking on display from both sides. Kiltha had the wind in the first half but hit a few wides early on before settling in to the game. Scores were hard to come by with Kiltha leading by 1-8 to 105 at half time. Our goal came from a Ben O’Connor free but Kiltha’s goal was the highlight of the half, an unstoppable bullet from impressive full-forward Kyle Quinn Waites. The second half saw Ben add a quick goal and a point to put us ahead before Kiltha took over and dominated for 15 minutes, with a second goal from Quinn Waites and top-class free-taking from two of their other star players Joe Stack and Daragh Moran (credit also to outstanding Under 14 player Ciaran Joyce) giving them a 2-12 to 2-9 lead. Killeagh-Ita’s had their own sharpshooter from placed balls, with Ryan McCarthy knocking over 6 in succession which levelled the score with 8 minutes to go. Padraig Leahy, Oisin McCarthy and Barry Motherway were working very hard in the middle third of the pitch, leading to persistent fouling from the Kiltha defence. It was a free awarded harshly against Kiltha Og for over-carrying (reiteoir Brian Murphy had an excellent game otherwise) which then had dramatic consequences when Ryan’s long-range effort dropped into the net to give our boys a three point cushion. Kiltha chased the game from here to the finish and were denied by an excellent save from the other Brian Murphy in the Killeagh-Ita’s goals. A third goal for Ben in injury time gave an unbalanced look to the scoreboard at the final whistle – in truth this game could have gone either way and Kiltha were unlucky to be eliminated from this championship despite having contributed to a classic game. Elation for our boys, who qualify to play Cloughduv (winners over Nemo Rangers in the other semi-final) on Sunday July 24th in Ballinlough at 7.00 p.m.
Team: Brian Murphy, .Darragh Geary, Daniel Lucey, Kieran Daly, Richie Long, Richie Landers, Adrian Galvin, Padraig Leahy, Ryan McCarthy, Oisin McCarthy, Barry Motherway, Padraig Leahy, Olin Hennessy, Olan Broderick, Ben O’Connor. Subs used: Dara Motherway, Paul Delaney.
Thursday evening’s minor championship quarter final against Douglas in Cobh lacked the entertainment factor and scoring rate of Monday’s U16 game, but that was almost wholly due to the rain that poured down at various stages during the evening, spoiling the game as a spectacle. Both teams worked extremely hard and excellent defending from both sides kept the score low. At half time Killeagh-Ita’s led by 0-7 to 0-4, with four different forwards and one midfielder (David Ogbebor, Keane Budds, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Sean Walsh and Aaron Walsh) getting excellent points from play, added to two Killian Treacy frees. Douglas had difficulty with their accuracy, with seven wides, which Killeagh-ita’s unfortunately bettered in the second half with eight wides of their own. Scores were very scarce for 20 minutes after half time with only two frees converted by each team, and chances missed on both sides. Our defence was performing heroically, particularly Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke and Jamie Landers, while Killian Treacy and Sean Walsh were very busy in the other half. Two points from play in the 50th and 51st minute for Douglas left us with a precarious one point lead, with Douglas letting slip a chance to equalise soon after from a convertible free. A goalmouth scramble with two minutes left saw Andrew Leahy push home a crucial goal from close range, and a Killian Treacy point gave us a five-point cushion with time almost up. A late penalty for Douglas was not sufficient for them to save the game, as we had a two point lead (1-10 to 1-8) at referee Tim Cummins’ final whistle.
Team: Fionn McDonnell, Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke, Dylan Hogan, Jamie Landers, Christy Coughlan, Kevin Murphy, Aaron Walsh, Keane Kelly Budds, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Killian Treacy, David Ogbebor, Sean Walsh, Andrew Leahy, Shane Kearney. Subs used: Cathal Deane, Padraig Leahy.
Rebel Óg Premier 2 Hurling League Killeagh-Ita’s 6-16, Carrigtwohill 2-7
Killeagh-Ita’s U14’s took to the pitch in Carrigtwohill on Friday 15th July for their second hurling league game, against Carrigtwohill. The home advantage however didn’t work in Carrig’s favour as Killeagh-Ita’s proved too strong and had a very comfortable win on a scoreline of 6-16 to 2-07. Carrigtwohill opened the scoring with a goal however this didn’t deter our boys with Brian converting a free to get us started. The next 5 points went to Killeagh-Ita’s before the home side scored a point from a free. Ciaran O’Rourke and Ben O’Connor responded in style with a goal apiece. When the ref blew the half time whistle Killeagh-Ita’s were leading on a score line of 3-09 to 1-04. Killeagh-Ita’s continued to dominate in the second half with Ciaran O Rourke, Ben and Eoin Brenner managing to get the sliothar past an excellent Carrigtwohill goalie who was working hard to keep the ball out of the back of his net. Well done to all the team who played great hurling, this was a panel win with every player getting match time. Full time score was 6-16 to 2-07.
Panel: G Walsh, P Landers, R Farquahar, D Coleman, R Treacy, B O Connor (2-06), R Bernard, C Coughlan (0-01), D Collins, D Doherty (0-01), B Murphy (0-02), P Kent, C Leahy (0-03), C O’Rourke (3-02), T McCarthy, C Treacy, A Fitzgibbon, J Fogarty, P Mackey, E Brenner (1-00), E Lane
Killeagh GAA – Killeagh Camogie – Inch Rovers Ladies Football – Killeagh-Ita’s GAA
Healthy Clubs Project 2016-2017
Páirc Uí Chinnéide Goes Smoke-Free – Clock Is Ticking Towards August 1st!
NO SMOKING! is the motto loud and clear from August 1st in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Signs will be going up this week! Let’s keep the air clear, clean and healthy for all of us.
CouchTo5K Making Great Strides
Our CouchTo5K running group has gathered momentum and is clocking up the miles and laps in Páirc Uí Chinnéide and in Glenbower Wood. The Inch 5K on August 12th is the target, so come along every Monday night to the pitch at 8.00 p.m. or Saturday morning at 9.00 to Glenbower Wood if you’d like to begin or renew your running activity.
“These Boots Are Made For Walking” – Hill Walk No. 2
Save the date for your diary – Sunday August 7th will be our second Hill Walk. Venue and time will be confirmed in the coming week.