Having registered two wins from two against Carrigtwohill and Castlemartyr in the opening rounds of the league attention turned to the Feile for our U14s. We hosted their group of the Feile on Sun. 26th with Ballinora, Sliabh Rua and Eire Og travelling too us. The first games threw in at 10:30 with Ballinora up first. Ballinora started the quicker with a goal while our girls were still waking up. We were quick to reply with Aine O’Driscoll finding the back of the net with an unstoppable shot a sign of things to come from her. The game evened out a bit after this with both teams registering a couple of points Elena and Orla with ours before Ballinora struck another goal just before half time to leave them up a goal at half time. We played a lot better in the second half but only managed to convert one chance through Joanna with Aine and Joanna both being unlucky with other chances while Ballinora picked off another two points to win the game 2:4 to 2:2. We were disappointed after the game as we knew we had the beating of them but there wasn’t much time to wallow as Eire Og were up next at 11:20.
We were very dominant in the first half of this game but again failed to convert our chances and went in at half time level 1:1 apiece. Eire Og made a blistering start to the second half registering three quick goals before our girls got a handle on things and got a goal of their own again through Aine before a nasty injury to Joanna Keniry led to a break in play. Eire Og tagged on another two points before the end to win 4:3 to 2:1.
In our last game we came up against Sliabh Rua who like ourselves had been beaten in their first two matches. We started strongly with Aine picking off a hat trick of goals before Sliabh Rua got a goal of their own; we added another point before Sliabh Rua picked up their second goal. To leave the half time score 3:1 to 2:0 in our favour. We made a few changes in the second half to ensure everyone got a run and to give some of the girls a rest but we still held our own and added 1:1 to Sliabh Rua’s two goals to run out winners 4:2 to 4:0.
This was a great experience for our girls and with a bit more luck the results could have gone our way but it wasn’t to be our day. Thanks to the three travelling clubs who made the day a very enjoyable and sporting affair and best wishes to Eire Og who go forward from the group to the next stage. Wishing a speedy recovery to Joanna who hopefully won’t be out too long with the injury she picked up. It’s back to the league next for the girls where they will play St. Catherine’s at home on Monday 4th May at 7pm.
Panel for the three matches was Orla Cowhig, Saoirse Burns, Joanna Keniry, Chloe Walsh, Chloe Motherway, Grainne Landers, Aoife O’Neill, Elena Kelleher, Sarah Roche, Aimee Kearney, Aine O’Driscoll, Rebecca Manning, Aisling Tyrell, Ava Cunningham, Niamh O’Connor, Abby Bulman, Chloe O’Donovan, Kate Gould, Rebecca Sheehan, Amy McCarthy and Anna Sheehan
Our 29 strong minor’s panel travelled to Castle road on Saturday to contest the Minor A league Final. Having suffered many cruel defeats in recent years, this bunch of girls were determined to start the year on a winning streak. The management (Mattie Tracey & Brian Sigerson) had instilled positioning in the girls and this stood them well in the difficult task ahead of them.
Kilbrittan/Timoleague opened the scoring with a point and it was quickly replied to by Hannah Looney who had 2 pts on the scoreboard within 10 mins. Play swung from side to side at a very fast pace and all the girls giving of their best. Kilbrittan/Tim had point number 2 and Sinead Landers replied to it. A long range ball went to the back of the net for Kilbrittan/Timoleague and it upped the pressure on us. After a long run up the field Hannah pointed. Young Ciara Barry had a great goal and Kate Mary Cullinae had a super save. Kilbrittan/Timoleague finished the half with a point to leave the score 1-4 to 1-3 in our favour.
Words of encouragement were issued at half time and the girls came back fighting. A great start with a goal from Hannah. Chloe Sigerson pointed a free and followed it up by a goal. Niamh O'Farrell was a tower of strength in the backline (making her a very worthy Captain). Leah McEvoy was everywhere on the field. Chloe had 2 further points. Kate Mary saved a penalty. What more could you ask, the excitement on the bench was mighty as final whistle blew. Kilbrittan/Timoleasgue were held scoreless in the second half. A 3-7 to 1-3 victory for Killeagh after a very tough high standard game of camogie. Each and every girl giving it their all to become Minor League Champions 2015. The first of what we hope will be many trophies for the year.
It was great to see so many parents take time out to come to support the girls. The winning trophy was presented to Niamh O Farrell by Shelia Golden (see County Board) amidst raptures applause. Our thanks to Brian (Blondie) Barry for organising the home coming food for the girls.
Calling all 4\5 year olds to the GAA\Camogie\Football club Nursery Sat April 25th
This weekly session will be all about fun and friends.
Mams n Dads will be encouraged to join in the fun. Sat April 25th 12.15 to 1pm.
No need for Harleys n helmets or boots yet just turn up for the fun..
East Cork rapid Response are holding a public information meeting on Tuesday 21st of April @ 8.30pm.
Killeagh Gaa Complex is holding a Cardiac Screening day for all people of any age in the community on Saturday May 9th from 9.30am - 4.45pm. Screening is available to any person in the community and surrounding area who wishes to participate. Each screening will take 20-25 minutes.
Bookings can be made online using the www.heartaid.ie website or over the phone on 1890 300 333 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Book Early to avoid disappointment.
Click on ‘book a Cardiac Sports Screening’ The clinic code is: killeagh
People can use Credit or Debit cards to book an appointment. Anyone with LAYA is FREE but must make a booking also. Everyone else must pay the €65 fee which is tax deductible. Anyone with other health insurance may be able to claim a % back dependent on their policy. Please consult with your own insurer to check if applicable.
We hope all players, members & people from the local community will avail of the screening. There is never a better time than NOW to start a health initiative and get yourself checked out.
Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?
• Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)
• 1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality
• The national register recently reported that the incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European countries.
• In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged 12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years. They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.
• The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee and the International Rugby Board recommend cardiac screening for all players over the age of 14 years
• The European Society of Cardiology & the International Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.
• Heartaid’s service is based on the recommendations of the above named organisations.
Should anyone have further queries relating to the Cardiac Screen day please contact 'Heartaid' via any of the contact details above or Padraig McGrath on 087-8575678
Each club has its goals and ambitions for the year and for Killeagh GAA one of its major goals for 2015 is to tar the roadway at Pairc I Cheinneide. Those of us that regularly swerve over the potholes would love that too. The GAA Complex is a wonderful facility for all the community and it is for this reason that the Camogie Club are asking all its members and friends to get a ticket and go to the dogs at Curaheen Park on Feb28th. Tickets are 10e per adult.
For those of you who cannot make the event do still buy a ticket as there are some valuable prizes to be one, All Ireland tickets and iPhones. As this event is likely to be a sell-out we are advising members to contact Mary Motherway 0860588559 to get their tickets, A great night is guaranteed.
As soon as this event is over we will be back to the playing fields.
Registration for the coming season is taking place this
Wednesday 4th February 19:00 - 21:00 at Killeagh GAA.
Please note registration provide you with insurance cover among other benefit, if you are not insured you cannot take part in training or play games.
12 Month long membership for 2015 season is as follows (Same as 2014):
Please make every effort to attend and register early!
To all members, the victorious Camogie / Ladies football teams along with the Brendan Martin and O'Duffy Cups will be in Kennedy's Bar, Killeagh Sat. 22 November.
Music will be provided by Hell for Leather it all starts at 9.30pm.
All are welcome to what promises to be a great night.
NEWSLETTER FOR W/C Nov 3rd 2014.
Club Lotto Results;
There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €13,400.
Numbers drawn were 5, 9, 17 and 26.
Lucky dip winners were Kieran Lane, B Rochford/K O'Brien, Sheila Spillane and Eleanor Herlihy.
Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw. Lotto draw takes place in clubhouse every Tuesday night.
Annual General Meeting:
The AGM of Killeagh GAA Club will be held in the club meeting room on Monday December 1 2014 commencing at 7.30pm. All members are cordially invited to attend and we look forward to seeing you all on the night.
Wear the Green
Please continue to support all our players: Our junior 'B' footballers are still involved in the league playoffs and are awaiting ties to be played in order to fulfill fixtures. Our junior 'B' hurlers are also involved in a league title chance and they, too, are waiting on ties to be played before they know their opponents. Be seen and wear the Green.
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.
The society has a Tuesday outing to Mount Juliet Golf Club on Tuesday November 4 two places remaining on time sheet for this outing. Please contact Ray on 0872330054 for more
details on the fantastic offers available with this outing.
Minors Come Up Short In Deluge Premier 1 Minor Hurling League Final Douglas 59, KilleaghIta’s 48 Our brave minor hurling team finished their long 2014 campaign on Saturday last in Ballinlough. Unfortunately for both teams and their diehard supporters, the game was played in an unrelenting barrage of wind and rain, which made conditions on the pitch almost unplayable, and off the pitch very uncomfortable. Well done to the supporters for sticking it out under absolutely no shelter, and well done to both teams for giving 100% on a truly awful day for hurling. Striking the ball cleanly was almost impossible, players slipped and slid all over the place, and yet we saw some fantastic scores, great high fielding and blocking, and ultimately victory to Douglas by virtue of their strong display from the 45
point lead (59 to 38). In spite of Shane Smiddy’s late goal (just reward for an outstanding
display, particularly in the second half when he plucked four balls from the sky in seemingly impossible situations), we were unable to close the gap any further. Well done to this panel of players and to their management team of Niall, Colm and Brendan who have collectively given the minute, when they turned a two point deficit (43 to 38) into a seven to 55 outstanding service this year. While the rewards for 2014 are not immediately apparent, the rewards for the club in the medium and long term from this fine crop of players should be great.
Dates for your Diary:
While things will be quietening down on the pitch for the next few weeks, it’s all go off the pitch. These are some important dates to take note of:
Thursday November 6 7.45 p.m. Our final Juvenile Meeting before our AGM – open to all club members and parents of juvenile players. Some things to wrap up and others to be organised. Come along for just one hour.
Thursday November 20 th 7.30 p.m. Juvenile AGM – our look back at the 2014 season and planning for 2015, which starts on November 21st! Be there to share in the reflections and to give your opinions.
Saturday November 29th 7.15 – 11.00 p.m. Juvenile Dinner & 2014 Medal Presentation in Garryvoe Hotel – for all juvenile players from Under 12 to Under 16, their families, parents, grandparents, aunties & uncles ..... We will have medal presentations for our victorious Under 12, Under 13 and Under 16 teams, nice food as usual at the Garryvoe, and a disco to keep the fitness levels up! Tickets now on sale at €15.00 for adults (or big children who need an adult’s dinner!) and €10.00 for children. Get your tickets from Ursula (0876292646), Liz (0876137393) or Karen (0866071510)
Sunday December 14 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Bag Packing in Tesco, Market Green. Can you give an hour of your time to smile and pack shopping bags for customers (multitasking, which proves too difficult for some of us!!) in Tesco, Midleton? Christine (0879592346) is taking names now.
Also our Annual Table Quiz (for Adults!) will take place as usual in the days after Christmas – no date finalised yet but watch this space!
Killeagh Camogie Parish League Finals held in Killeagh GAA ground Sunday 5th October 2014. Great day out and thanks to Martin O'Connor for some great pictures.