Aghada GAA Club News

20 March, 2012

We bowed out of the U21 A football championship in an bizarre game last Friday night. 

Aghada 0-12 Glenbower Rvs 3-11
Last years County B championships Glenbower Rovers produced the mother of all comebacks to defeat a gallant Aghada side. Played in the magnificent Killeagh complex on a wet night the football lifted our hearts ‘’well for the first half anyway’’.
Ronan Kennedy opened the scoring after a well worked move in the opening minute. Four minutes later the Rovers got a minor against the run of play, then on the ninth minute Conor O’Driscoll scored a sublime point, as Aghada dominated the middle of the park. A Russell point pushed Aghada two ahead on the ten minute mark. From the kick out in another break away Glenbower pointed. Michael Russell added his second as Aghada outshone the home side. As we entered the 3rd quarter Glenbower scored their third point.
From then till the third minute in the second half Aghada were in complete control and were playing out standing football. Moving the ball at pace and always finding the man with the overlap. In a five minute period Aghada landed four magnificent points three from Russell who lorded it and one from Ronan Kennedy to leave the half time score Aghada 0-8 Glenbower 0-3. And it could so easily have been more.

From the throw in it was more of the same three points in as many minutes and it should be going home time.
Then in a blink of an eye Glenbower goaled and Aghada were uncomfortable. Aghada now found it hard going and for the next five minutes it was stalemate then in on the 39th minute came the turning point of the game, as fullback Brian Condon bent down to pick the ball he got a push in the back, the ref failed to give a free and the ball ended up in the back of the Aghada net. Now only two points behind the home side pushed on adding 1-8 to a lonely point from Ronan Kennedy on the 50th minute.

Team and scores; Jack Hayes, Ml Gilroy, Brian Condon, James O’Leary, Dave Rice, Andrew O’Donoghue, Tim Hartnett, Eoin Healy, Eoin Savage, Raymond Savage, Ml Russell (0-5 frees1), William Leahy , Ronan Kennedy (0-4 frees 2) John O’Brien, Conor O’Driscoll (0-2 frees 1) Subs Ml Burchill for Gilroy (inj) 19th m, Osín Lynch for O’Brien 37th m, Tommy Dobbin for Ray Savage 43rd m, John O’Brien for Eoin Savage(inj) 44th m.

On the hurling front we had two games in the I H L either side of the football game
Last Monday we entertained Valley Rovers under lights in a hard fought game we came out on top by the scoreline of Aghada 0-14 Valley Rvs 0-12
Team and scores Martin. Day, Stephen Cashman, Tom O’ Neill, Kieran O’ Connor, Alan Creedon, Billy Hennessey (0-1), Ml Russell, Tim Hartnett, Cian Fleming (0-8 frees 6)
Paudie Wall, Ger. Melvin (0-2), Dave Rice, William Leahy (0-2), Conor Rice (0-1), Tony Wall
Then last Sunday we had another home game this time against St Catherines the toll of playing three games in six days for many of the played told as the Saints had a big win by 1-17 to 9 points. Team and scores Martin Day, Stephen Cashman, Tom O’Neill, Kieran O’Connor, Alan Creedon, Billy Hennessey, Tim Hartnett, Alan Walsh, Paudie Wall,  Shane Wall, Ger Melvin, Dave Rice (0-1), William Leahy, Conor Rice, Tony Wall (0-8 all frees), subs Eoin Cotter for Paudie Wall, Eric Higgins for Alan Creedon.

All roads lead to Carrigtwohill for our Junior A football championship clash with bride rovers under lights next Friday night when Nial Barrett throws in the leather at 7-30. This clash is a repeat of last year when the second round game when to extra time with the Rovers winning by 2-14 to 1-11. This year Aghada are plying their trade at Div 1 in the Avondhu/Imokilly league having won two games to one defeat. On the other hand Bride Rovers opted to stay in East Cork and they have played four games winning two.    

Fixtures
Fri 23rd Mar J A F C Aghada v Bride Rovers in Carrigtwohill at 7-30 ref N Barrett
Sat 24th Mar U11 F L Aghada v Whitechurch in Rostellan at 1pm,
Sat 24th March Fé 16 P1 FL (1) Mallow v Aghada at 3pm in Mallow
Sat 24th March Fe 14 Premier 2 FL Aghada v Boherbue at 2-00pm
Sat 24th Mar U12 F L Aghada v St Nicks in Rostellan at 1pm
Sun 26th Mar I H L Aghada v Ballyhea 6pm away
Fri 30th Mar S F L Div 2 Aghada v Nemo Rangers (2) home at 8-00pm
Sun 1st April Avondhu/Imokilly J F L Section 1
Aghada v Ballyclough at 3-00pm in Rostellan
Sunday 6th May S.F.C. @ Newcestown, Castlehaven v Aghada, 3p.m
Saturday 2nd June I.H.C. @ Ballynoe, Aghada v Fermoy, 7.30 p.m.

Please note that fixtures can change, consult the web for up to date information
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