Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday July 26th where there was no winner of the €2600 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 22 and 29. Lucky dip winners of €30 were Paul Crotty, Patrick Lenihan, Denis McDonnell, Catherine Hussey. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €2800. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, August 2nd. 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.
Junior Championship postponed
Our Junior A Hurling Championship match against Russell Rovers was postponed on Saturday evening due to a bereavement in the Russell Rovers club. Our condolences to the family of Antoinette Tattan RIP. This match will be rescheduled in the coming days.
History made by Killeagh-Ita’s U16 team
Rebel Óg Eastern A Fé 16 Hurling FinalKilleagh-Ita’s 5-13, Cloughduv 5-8
An enthralling game of hurling played by two hugely committed teams ended in a five-point victory for Killeagh-Ita’s at reiteoir Cormac Dineen’s final whistle in Shanbally on Monday evening last. Joyous scenes followed as this team and their supporters celebrated their first ever under-age title and Eastern Board Chairman Liam Shanahan presented the beautiful Rebel Óg cup to our dedicated captain Dylan Hogan. This game burst into life from the throw in with Ben O’Connor rattling the net a la Joe Canning after just 17 seconds. When Richie Long, with a fine assist from Olan Broderick, added a second goal on 7 minutes to give us a 2-1 to 0-1 lead, things looked good. However, this Cloughduv team were far from despondent and they showed tremendous resilience to rattle in their own goals on 11, 20 and 21 minutes, and suddenly they led by 3-6 to 2-5. Thankfully, our defence shored up for the remainder of the half and a penalty and subsequent point by Ben levelled matters at half time. Things looked bad after six minutes of the second half as Cloughduv added two more quick goals, the first from a counter-attack after we could have scored at the other end. On forty minutes, Ben added his third and our fourth goal to reduce the margin to one, before Padraig Leahy and Olan Broderick pointed to put us ahead. Then a shrewd sideline move which saw Adrian Galvin rattle the net shortly after his relocation to corner-forward pushed us 5-11 to 5-7 ahead. A Richie Long point from play added to two Ryan McCarthy frees saw us home, with our right wing players (Darragh Geary, David Kelly and Richie Long) clearing a torrent of ball to suppress the Cloughduv attacks. Congratulations to our hard-working team and panel, and a bualadh bos mór to the three wise men Sean, Ger and Dick for their development of this team into Eastern A winners. Hopefully they can negotiate their next hurdle now which is a County semi-final versus formidable Western champions Sam Maguires from Dunmanway.
Team: Brian Murphy, Darragh Geary, Daniel Lucey, Kieran Daly, David Kelly, Dylan Hogan, Adrian Galvin (1-0), Ryan McCarthy (0-6, 0-5f), Richie Landers, Richie Long (1-1), Barry Motherway, Padraig Leahy (0-2), Ben O’Connor (3-2), Oisin McCarthy (0-1), Olan Broderick (0-1). Subs: Dara Motherway, Olin Hennessy, James Kent, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Robert Sinclair, Danny Cunningham, Owen Cosgrove, Darragh O’Connor, Tommy Noonan.
Minors in control against Carrignavar to claim league points
Fé 18 Minor Football League Carrignavar 0-5, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-7
Well done to Adrian Budds and his band of faithful footballers who headed to the College field in Carrignavar on Tuesday 26th July to take on the home side. This was our boy’s fourth game in the Rebel Og Eastern 18B league competition and with two wins out of three games it was important to win this game to hold our positon on the league table. Conditions under foot and overhead were not great however this did little to dampen the spirits of our footballers who were up for the challenge. There is great credit due to the U16 players who had to be called upon to make up the numbers after their fantastic victory the previous night in Shanbally to be crowned East Cork Champions. Cathal opened the scoring with a lovely point from play and our dominance on this game was rubberstamped when Olin Hennessy slotted the football past the Carrignavar goalie for a fantastic goal from play. Cathal scored another point from a 40 metre free before the home side scored a point also from a free. Cathal was awarded a penalty when he was taken down with ball in hand while goal-ward bound, and a very well taken penalty was skillfully finished to the net by David. A second scored free for Carrignavar brought the first half to a close on a scoreline of 2-2 to 0-2. David got the second half off to a great start for Killeagh/Ita’s when he put the ball over the crossbar, we continued to dominate in the second half and when the ref blew the full time whistle we were comfortable winners with a score of 2-7 to 0-5 . Well done to all this was a great team performance, our backline was very solid and with only 5 points scored by Carrignavar of which two were scored from play we know how hard they worked. It also gave some players an opportunity to play in different positions with James Kent working hard in the forwards, Darragh Geary very busy at wing-forward in the second half, and Richie Long calmness personified between the sticks. For good measure his kick outs had both length and accuracy – as good as Stephen Cluxton!
Next outing for our Minor footballers is on Bank Holiday Monday in Killeagh at 6.00 versus Bride Rovers, please come down and support the boys.
Panel: R Long, K Daly, E Barron, D Geary, J Landers, J O’Rourke, A Galvin, E Fitzgibbon, K Kelly Budds (0-1), B Motherway, C Deane (0-4), F McDonnell, J Kent, D Ogbebor (1-01), O Hennessy (1-01), C Coughlan.
Killeagh GAA – Killeagh Camogie – Inch Rovers Ladies Football – Killeagh-Ita’s GAA
Healthy Clubs Project 2016-2017
Páirc Uí Chinnéide Goes Smoke-Free on 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 next Sunday!
Next Sunday August 7th will be our second Hill Walk. We start in Roches Point at 10.00 a.m. and explore the hills and dales, cliffs and sea views of the beautiful Whitegate area. Text Kieran at 085-8037343 to book your place now.