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Killeagh GAA Club fields teams in both hurling and football. The senior hurlers play in the Cork Senior hurling League and Championship and have three full junior hurling teams in support. We also field hurling teams at U-21 level, two junior football teams and U-21 football team. Contact details for Killeagh GAA Club are:
Address: Killeagh GAA Club, Páirc UÍ Chinneide, Clashdermot, Killeagh, Co. Cork.
Chairman: Kieran Scully 0858037343 Website: www.killeaghgaa.org
Our Juvenile Club, Killeagh-Ita’s GAA Club caters for teams from Under 6 all the way up to Under 18 (minor), in both hurling and football.
Chairperson: Colman Motherway 0857540973
The club now stands with the best in terms of providing regular games and top-class facilities for the playing of our native games, be it Hurling, Football, Camogie or Ladies Football.
Of course, a huge debt to the local community now accrues for your longstanding support in getting the club to the stage where our home can meet the needs of the multiple teams that gather in Páirc UÍ Chinneide on a nightly basis. For that we are eternally grateful and hope that your own sons and daughters, neighbours and friends can continue to harvest their dreams in the green and white, in the shadows of our homes nearby.
The continuing development of the GAA grounds and clubhouse has been funded by many different and sometimes innovative methods. Active fundraising takes many different forms but the common factor has, and continues to be, hard-working volunteers who are willing to put in great effort in order to provide fabulous facilities for all the community to utilise. Activities include the weekly Club Lotto, the annual Buster Night at Youghal Greyhound Track and the Annual Golf Classic to name a few. All of these are devised and administered by club members for their local club and manage to raise the vital funds needed to maintain the club. Killeagh GAA Club have, over the years, relied on the generosity of its local community and beyond to raise much needed funds to carry on its activities and improve and maintain its facilities. The Club also have events which raise much needed funds for other worthwhile organisations. The annual ‘Poc Fada’ is held each year on St. Stephens Day, December 26th. There are many different categories of competition involved on the day and the team with the least amount of pucks is declared the winner and the presentations take place in Killeagh in the early evening. This social gathering receives tremendous support each year and doubles up as a great charity fundraiser with all proceeds on the day being donated to Active Cancer Treatment (ACT). Our very active Killeagh GAA Golf Society also holds an outing in February to raise funds for ACT.
On the playing fields this season we have had some success where our Junior ‘A’ footballers retained their East Cork title for the third year in a row, our senior hurlers were the first team to reach the County quarter-finals and some of our juvenile teams returned with trophies to mark their victories. Our club members have represented their schools, their division and also their county in competitive games. Three local sportspeople reached new heights this season. Local girl Ann-Marie Walsh captained Cork Ladies football team to All-Ireland success, Senior goalkeeper, Bernard Rochford received a Christy Ring Award and also played for Ireland in the recent Shinty Internationals against Scotland and Seamie Harnedy who plays football for our Junior ‘A’ team played inter-county hurling for Cork and was nominated and received a GAA All-Star award for his efforts.