NEWSLETTER FOR W/C November 2nd 2015
Our latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday November 03rd where there was no winner of the €10,200 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 19, 20, and 24. €30 lucky dip winners were Joe Deane, Mary Mellerick, Sam O'Neill & Denis Barry. The jackpot prize for our next draw will be €10,400. It will take place in our clubhouse on Tuesday night, November 10th.
Also, 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]
Annual General Meeting:
The AGM of Killeagh GAA Club will be held in the club meeting room at Pairc Ui Chinneide on Friday November 20th 2015 commencing at 7.30pm. All members are cordially invited to attend and we look forward to seeing you all on the night.
Captain 2015: Trish Landers President 2015: Kieran Scully
Next outing for the society will be the Annual Christmas outing which is scheduled to take place on Dec 5th in West Waterford. We will have more details on this very popular outing in the coming weeks
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]
Sean Lavery Memorial Tournament
We will have the concluding stages of our Sean Lavery Memorial Tournament in Pairc Ui Chinneide on Sunday next November 8th. This is a special tournament for U14 football teams dedicated to the memory of Sean Lavery who holds a special place in Killeagh GAA Club. The teams involved this year are from Aghada, Cobh, Kiltha Og and Killeagh-Ita’s. Preliminary matches between Killeagh-Ita’s/Cobh and Aghada/Kiltha Og will take place during the week and remaining matches will take place at Pairc Ui Chinneide on Sunday afternoon. Refreshments will be provided and the presentation of the Memorial Trophy will take place afterwards in our clubhouse.
Eastern ‘A’ Hurling League Final
Aghabullogue 1-14, Killeagh-Ita’s 2-9
Eleven months after pre-season training began with a run in Glenbower Woods, the final game of the season for our Under 16 hurlers ended in an agonising defeat at the hands of county champions Aghabullogue in Ballincollig on Saturday last. On a beautiful afternoon, which felt more like an August day than the day before winter’s arrival, a couple of decisions were critical to the final result here. With the game finely balanced with ten minutes left, a clear-cut trademark Richie Long point was inexplicably waved wide by the umpire, while shortly afterwards, a free awarded within 30 metres of the Aghabullogue goal which may have put us ahead was lost when referee Kevin Bohane decided to throw in the ball instead. We still had time to win it, mind you, but it was Aghabullogue who scored three of the final four points in the last five minutes to edge the game and add the League title to their Eastern A and County Championship titles.
Just like our championship encounter in Caherlag in July, Aghabullogue got off to a flier with a goal from their wing-back after three minutes. Our boys responded brilliantly, however, with excellent points from Padraig Leahy and Jamie Landers, followed by a cracking Richie Long goal, giving us a 1-2 to 1-0 lead after six minutes. Jamie was doing damage in his new full-forward position, and gave a beautiful pass to Richie for his goal. Our defence was keeping Aghabullogue at bay, with cúl báire Fionn McDonnell making a double save and corner backs Kieran Daly and Darragh Geary very tight-marking, but our star man at this end was Dylan Hogan, a ‘rock’ at full-back from start to finish. Keane Budds was doing trojan work at centre back, assisted by Barry Motherway and Shane Kearney on the wings, and Adrian Galvin’s excellent work on the left wing. Nonetheless, gradually Aghabullogue came more into the game, scoring three points by the sixteenth minute to level the game again, our sole response being a free converted by Sean Walsh. From here to half-time the sides were level at 1-4, 1-5 and 1-6 each, with our scores coming again from a second Sean free and two points from Jamie, before an injury time free gave Aghabullogue a one point half-time lead.
The second half saw us get a good start with Richie Long striking over within two minutes of the resumption, before Aghabullogue’s centre forward got two of his own to open the gap to two. Scores were now hard to come by with both defences working really hard, but on 43 minutes, Jamie Landers goaled after excellent work from a swarm of forwards in front of the Aghabullogue goal. Unfortunately, we conceded a free immediately to level the game once more. The next twelve minutes saw each side add just one point each, before those two decisions went against us. In those final minutes, the sliotar flew up and down the pitch while the tackles flew in from all sides. Daniel Hickey and Padraig Leahy continued their relentless foraging in the middle third, while James Kent joined in enthusiastically on his introduction. Nonetheless, we were outscored three points to one in those last minutes, with Sean Walsh’s shot going over, rather than under the bar, and Aghabullogue getting the final point for a two-point victory. It was a tough one to swallow for our brave team who gave their best effort throughout the game, and scant reward for their efforts throughout the season. In terms of trophies, the season has ended without success for our Under 16s, but only one team beat us in league or championship throughout the year, while huge strides were made in hurling and team-play skills by these players, thanks to the efforts and commitment of Dick Walsh and Richie Brennan to these boys. Considering just six of this panel are Under 16s, it bodes well for the future if the boys can maintain their interest and work-rate. Well done, time to reflect now and get ready in a while for 2016!
Team: Fionn McDonnell (Captain), Darragh Geary, Dylan Hogan, Kieran Daly, Shane Kearney, Keane Kelly Budds, Barry Motherway, Padraig Leahy (0-1), Daniel Hickey, Olin Hennessy, Sean Walsh (0-4, 0-3f), Adrian Galvin, Richie Landers, Jamie Landers (1-3), Richie Long (1-1). Subs: Ryan McCarthy, Olan Broderick, James Kent, Jack Wyse, Cian McDonald, Dara Motherway.
Who? Where? When? What?
One of our Under 16 players, Barry Motherway, has been selected by his school, Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta) in India next March with the HOPE Foundation, along with Ciara Crowley from Youghal and a larger group of second-level students. To aid Barry and Ciara’s fundraising efforts, a Table Quiz will be held in Hickey’s Bar (Long’s), Mount Uniacke on Friday November 13th @ 8.30 p.m. All proceeds from the night will go directly to HOPE Foundation, so all support would be greatly appreciated. A fun night is assured, all for a good cause.
Juvenile AGM – Monday November 30th
The AGM of Killeagh-Ita’s Juvenile Club takes place in the meeting room of Páirc Uí Chinnéide on the last day of this month, Monday November 30th @ 7.30 p.m. We would like as large a turnout as possible of parents, club members and current players to review our many activities of 2015 and to begin to plan for 2016 and beyond. Spread the word, and put a big circle around November 30th in your diary.