Killeavy GAC, club news and events – 13th February

Declan McAteer Posted by
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Monday, February 13th, 2012
GAA Club News and Events

Killeavy back in the Big League

The Armagh leagues have been restructured from four divisions of 12 teams to three divisions of 16. The new groupings were announced on Tuesday and we find ourselves back in Division 1 along with all the big names in Armagh football. First team manager Gary Thornton was delighted with the move to Division 1. He said that games against the likes of Crossmaglen and Pearse Og will be a real challenge for our young team but they will also be a great help in preparation for our Intermediate championship campaign which remains our priority for 2012.

The full list of teams in Division 1 now reads:
Armagh Harps Granemore
Ballymacnab Killeavy
Carrickcruppen Maghery
Clan na Gael Pearse Og
Clann Eireann St Patrick’s
Crossmaglen Sarsfields
Culloville Whitecross
Dromintee Wolfe Tones

What is good news for our first team does of course make life harder for our seconds who now have to face all last year’s opponents plus four more teams coming down from the old third division. We will see how it all pans out when the leagues get under way in April.

Championship Dates Announced

The dates for the various rounds of the championship were also announced this week. Players are asked to ensure that they are available:

Intermediate Championship:

Killeavy v Middletown (Athletic Grounds on Sat. 4th Aug.)
2nd round to be played over weekend 24th – 26th Aug.
Semi-final to be played over weekend 14th – 16th Sept.
Final to be played on Sunday 7th October

Junior Championship

Killeavy II v Ballyhegan (Athletic Grounds Sun. 29th July)
2nd round to be played over weekend 17th – 19th Aug.
Semi-final to be played over weekend 7th – 9th Sept.
Final to be played on Sunday 30th September

Scór Sinsear 2012

Congratulations to our ceili dancers, set dancers and our solo singer Ann McCormick who were all successful in the first round of the senior Scór last Sunday evening in Whitecross at 7.00pm. All three will now compete in the County final which will be held in Clann Eireann on Sunday 25th February. Good luck to all.

Killeavy’s successful Scor Sinsear Set Dancers were – Damian McKevitt; Neil Loughran; Brendan Bell; Kevin Bell; Jamie Larkin; Ciara Bell; Philomena Carroll; Deena Barry with mentor Paddy Mee.
Killeavy’s Senior Scór Ceili Dancers – Niamh Downey, Una Hollywood, Emma Quinn, Aislinn Downey, Emma Black, Philomena Carroll, Niamh Moan and Laura Morgan. There are photos on the website.

The Voice of Dervla

Congratulations again to Dervla Magennis who just seems to go from strength to strength. Winner of Killeavy’s Got Talent; winner of Armagh’s Got Talent and now making a starring debut on RTE’s new talent show The Voice. Dervla was smapped up by coach Niall Breslin (Bressie) but will now have to battle it out over the next few weeks to stay in the competition. Catch the show on Sunday nights and support Dervla all the way.

Hurling/Camogie News

Our hurlers and camogs will welcome any suggestions that you might have for inclusion in the club’s development plan. These can be emailed to davidon151071@yahoo.co.uk or fidelma@live.co.uk in the next two weeks.

Killeavy hurlers ran a bus to Croke Park to support Middletown in the All-Ireland intermediate club final on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the .

Irish Language Youth Club

Ógras Oirialla, a new youth club for secondary school students opened on Friday night in Crossmaglen. All activities will be conducted through the Irish language and anyone interested should contact ograsoirialla@hotmail.com or ring 00353 8724 83092.

Killeavy Youth Academy

A very successful Youth Academy trip to Croke Park took place on Saturday morning. Three busloads departed with 75 kids on board!! Well done to Liam Smyth and Susan Byrne and helpers who made the trip possible for the kids. Let’s hope this will not be the last look some of our young players will get of Croke Park throughout their careers. The trip was so successful , we’re planning another trip in June!! Watch this space.

There will be a special Valentine’s Day Fancy Dress Disco this Monday evening between 6.30 and 8.00pm in the Youth Academy. Tuck Shop open as usual.

KilleavyGAA Now on Twitter!

You can now get right up to the minute with all club news by following us on Twitter. Be among the first to find out about cancelled matches or training sessions, changes of venue, entertainment nights and all the rest of the news @KilleavyGAA

Juvenile Registration for 2012

Juvenile registration day takes place on Sunday 19th February at 2.30pm. Make sure you sign up! All juvenile membership £10 unless previously covered by membership of Club Killeavy.

Set Dancing/Ceili

The Long Note Ceili band will perform in a special Ceili in the club from 4.00 – 7.00pm this Sunday 12th February.

Want to keep fit and have fun? Join our weekly Set Dancing classes with Kathleen Black and Larry King. Come along any Wednesday from 8.00 – 10.00pm.


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