Killeagh GAA Club Weekly News
Club Lotto Results;
Our last lotto draw took place on Tuesday August 23rd where there was no winner of the €3400 jackpot. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €3600. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, August 30th. 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 [RN]
Healthy Clubs Project 2016-2017
Walking and Talking Group continues every Tuesday @ 6.00 p.m. in Páirc Uí Chinnéide, open to everyone.
Run4Fun – every Saturday morning @ 9.00 in Glenbower Woods, open to everyone – runners, joggers, walkers, strollers!
Couch to 5K – continues every Monday evening @ 8.00 in Páirc Uí Chinnéide. Suitable for all ages and abilities, especially beginners who would like to try to run a little.
Páirc Uí Chinnéide Goes Smoke-Free –Páirc Uí Chinnéide is a Smoke-Free Zone All users are asked to comply with this voluntary code. Let’s keep our air healthy for everyone!
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. Our junior squad had a JHL Div 3 game against Erins Own in Caherlag last Friday. The lads put in a fine performance to win the game on a final score of 6-10 to 2-16. The squad have JHC games against Lisgoold scheduled for Sept 3rd in junior ‘C’ and against Sarsfields scheduled for September 7th in junior ‘B’. The final of the East Cork JAHC was played on Sat Aug 27th between Sarsfields and St Catherines at Magners Hill, Youghal where Sarsfields emerged victorious on a final score of 1-25 to 1-12.
Red FM SHL/Cork SH Championship 2016
Full details of all competition draws, fixtures, results and tables are available on gaacork.ie. Imokilly play Erins Own in round four of the Cork SHC in the first game of a double header at Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday, Aug 28th with the throw-in set for 5.30pm
The society has an outing to Tramore on Saturday September 10th. Times available for tee box are from 11.00am to 12.20pm. Contact Ray on 0872330054 for all details and booking of tee time. There is also a Tuesday outing to Water Rock on Tuesday August 30th starting at 12 noon.
Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile Club Notes
Premier U21A Hurling Championship
Our U21 players have a 1st round fixture in this year’s championship against Blarney in Pairc Ui Rinn at 6.30pm on Wednesday August 31st.
Minor Hurlers Qualify For Premier 1 Final
Rebel Óg Premier 1 Hurling Championship Semi-Final Killeagh-Ita’s 3-16, Midleton 0-13
An outstanding performance from the full team gave Killeagh-Ita’s a deserved victory over Midleton in the Premier 1 Hurling semi-final played on an immaculate Cloyne pitch on Wednesday evening last. This game was played in a very competitive yet fair spirit, with credit due to both sides for contributing to such an entertaining game. David Ogbebor was first out of the blocks from Joe Larkin’s throw-in, bursting through the centre to point after 1 minute. We held the lead for the remaining 60 minutes. Kevin Murphy pointed the first of his four first-half scores (three ‘65s and a long-range free) before Midleton got off the mark. On twelve minutes Cathal Deane’s long delivery into the square landed into the net to give us a 1-3 to 0-2 lead, and we held this throughout. On 25 minutes, Andrew Leahy, who had just pointed, struck a beautiful goal to give us a 2-7 to 0-6 lead, before a bad knee injury to Christy Coughlan held up the game. We managed to hold our composure in spite of losing one of our team leaders, and held a nine-point lead at half time – 2-10 to 0-7. A critical play happened in the opening seconds of the second half, as Midleton burst through and seemed sure to score before Shane Kearney (who had been relatively untroubled in the first half), made a vital save. A goal at this time would surely have changed the complexion of the game. Sean Walsh and Andrew Leahy added points to extend our lead, before Midleton took control for the next 15 minutes. Five unanswered points were conceded to reduce the gap to just six – 2-12 to 0-12, but our defence was playing heroically, with Jack O’Rourke, Kevin Murphy and Eoin Fitzgibbon all vying for the “laoch na h-imeartha” award for their brilliant defending, blocking and clearing. Killian Treacy and David Ogbebor continued to trouble the Midleton defence, while Andrew Leahy showed the full range of his skills with catches, flicks, handpasses and brilliant ball control. He applied the finish to Midleton’s stubborn resistance when he goaled from a long Kevin Murphy delivery, and Cathal Deane had the final say in injury time to see us win by 12 points, 3-16 to 0-13. Credit to all of the players involved and the management team of Niall and Ciaran who have them finely tuned, and are getting the very best out of each player. Na Piarsaigh will be our opponents in the final which is due to be held on Monday September 12th at 8.15 p.m. in Páirc Uí Rinn.
Team: Shane Kearney, Emmet Barron, Jack O’Rourke, Dylan Hogan, Kevin Murphy (0-4f), Christy Coughlan, Jamie Landers, Keane Kelly Budds, Cathal Deane (1-1), Eoin Fitzgibbon, David Ogbebor (0-1), Killian Treacy (0-5, 0-2f), Andrew Leahy (2-3), Luke Fogarty, Sean Walsh (0-2). Subs used: Padraig Leahy & Richie Long.
A Game of Two Halves – U16s Get It Together In Second Half
Eastern B Fé 16 Football League Killeagh-Ita’s 4-8, Whitechurch 1-12
A sluggish first half performance followed by a lively second half gave our Under 16 footballers their sixth win of their league campaign when Whitechurch visited Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Thursday evening last. Whitechurch dominated the first half, leading by 1-4 to 0-0 after ten minutes before our boys started to contest and awake from their slumbers. Richie Long goaled after 13 minutes before Adrian Galvin (excellent again throughout) pointed. Whitechurch continued their dominance and led by 1-8 to 1-1 with half time approaching. A free from Richie followed by a good goal from Padraig Leahy reduced the deficit to just three points at half time (1-8 to 2-2) which probably was an injustice for our opponents’ efforts. With the wind at our backs in the second half and some astute changes from management as well as the magic half-time talks, we improved our efforts, performance, and scoring rate in the second half. Ball retention was much better, although we were still trailing by 1-10 to 3-2 entering the final quarter. Points from Padraig Leahy, Olan Broderick, Richie Long, and Paul Delaney and a third goal from Richie on 54 minutes saw us overturn the deficit and have our noses in front on referee Mary Swayne’s final whistle. Thanks to Whitechurch for a very competitive game, our final one before we welcome Clondrohid for championship next Saturday.
Team: Robbie Treacy, Kieran Daly, Daniel Lucey, Cathal Fitzgibbon, Ryan McCarthy, Dylan Hogan, Robert Sinclair, David Kelly, Padraig Leahy, Olan Broderick, Adrian Galvin, Olin Hennessy, Paul Delaney, Richie Long, Richie Landers. Subs used: Barry Motherway and Darragh Geary.
U12 League Final
Saturday August 27th saw Killeagh-Ita’s and Lisgoold tog out in Castlemartyr for their long awaited final. The day was good with a nice strong breeze in which Killeagh played against in the 1st half. Killeagh-Ita’s were first to score with an opening point from Daniel Walsh who was again in tip top form. Daniel scored a second point and Lisgoold followed up with their opening score. Daniel Buckley added another point for Killeagh-Ita’s but Lisgoold scored five more points to leave the score at half time Killeagh-Ita’s 0-0 3 Lisgoold 0-0 6.
Just after the restart Daniel Walsh scored a quick goal and followed up with another point. Colum Leahy who worked tirelessly in the forward line got on the scoresheet with a cracking goal. Daniel Walsh went on to score another 2 points with Callum Martin White scoring a point from open play. Lisgoold tried to get back in the game with 3 points but fantastic defending by Pierce Geary in goals kept our score safe. He had a great backline in Dylan McCarthy, Darragh O’Leary, Conor Meade, Ben Budds and Ben Fogarty. Callum Martin White and David Buckley kept the mid-field position ticking over and in the forward positions were Ciaran Brennan, Rory Motherway, Daniel Walsh, Colm Leahy and Danny Fitzgerald.
With the full time whistle about to blow Lisgoold found the back of the net but Rory Motherway found his way to the net once more for Killeagh-Ita’s and another goal was scored. Time was up and the delight of team, mentors and supporters could be felt all round. Full time whistle came and the celebrations began. Full time score – Killeagh 3-07 Lisgoold 1-09. A fantastic game of hurling was displayed by these young boys who are all passionate about their game.
Well done to Adrian Budds, Richie Brennan, Declan Fogarty, Seamus Considine and Ciaran O’Brien on bringing these boys to the winning position.
Team: Pierce Geary, Dylan McCarthy, Darragh O’Leary, Conor Meade, Ben Budds, Ben Fogarty, Callum Martin White, David Buckley, Ciaran Brennan, Rory Motherway, Daniel Walsh, Colum Leahy and Danny Fitzgerald. Our Subs today were: Diarmuid Buckley, Tommy Morrison, Liam Considine, Jack O’Connor, Eoin Kelly, Evan Daly and Sean O’Riordan.