Aghada GAA Club News

16 April, 2012




Aghada players making headlines with Cork teams.

Pride of place this week must go to EoinHealy and Andrew O’Donoghue who won Munster U21 Football medals when Cork defeated Kerry in the Munsterfinal in Tralee after extra time.

Pearse O’Neill has also found a rich vaneof form as the Corkfootballers reach their fourth league final in a row.


Congratulations also to Cassie Tynan andHannah Looney who both were on the Cork U-16 team that defeated Kerry in Traleelast Wednesday to progress to the Munster Semi-final.


On the home front out Junior footballersbowed out of the East Cork A championship last week coming up against a highlymotivated Cobh


Fri 13th April J F C Aghada 0-3 Cobh 1-9


Aghada welcomed back Stephen O’Keeffe forthis do or die junior football game in Lisgoold.

We started well enough when Tony Wallequalised from play after five minutes. It was tit for tat for a long time butwe spurned scoring chance after chance. On the other hand Cobhkept the board ticking over and led by 3 points to 1 as we entered the secondquarter. From there to the short whistle Cobhadded 3 more minors while Aghada failed to register one indeed Walls point wasto be Aghada’s only score from play as Conor O’Driscoll added two from placedballs later in the game. While turning five points down it was all still toplay for and as we entered the third quarter we had it back to four from theafore mentioned O’Driscoll’s scores.

Aghada were then given a glimmer of hopewhen the Cobh full forward was sent off for an off the ball belt on Conor Rice,but it was Cobh who responded and got the goalthat we needed. Aghada now pressed forward but were unable to brake down the Cobh defence. As the long whistle approached they addedtwo more points and Aghada had a penalty saved and that was that ; Team;Patrick Kavanagh, Alan Walsh, Shane Wall, Brian Wall, Tim Hartnett, John Wall,Dave Rice, Richard Goode, Brendan Flaherty, Colm Power, Ger Melvin, StephenO’Keeffe, Conor O’Driscoll (0-2f), Tony Wall (0-1), Ronan Kennedy.

Subs 25m Conor Rice for Walsh, 36m PaudieWall for Melvin, 41m Dave Creedon for Goode (inj), 51m Alan Creedon for PaudieWall (inj).

Against that our Senior footballers aregoing great guns winning three of their four league games so far the latest winwas against Na Piarsaigh last week by Aghada 2-10 Na Piarsaigh 1-7

The next championship is the Seniorfootball game against Castlehaven on Sun 6th May. This fixture couldbe under pressure now as the All Ireland U21 football final is on the 5thof May and also the if Corkreach the N H L final that is fixed for the 6th of May also.


Upcoming Fixtures

Thurs 19th April MHL Aghada vMayfield in Mayfield @ 7-00

Sat 21stApril U13 HL Aghada vCarrigtwohill in Rostellan @ 3-00

Sat 21st April MHL Aghada vAghada v Western Gaels in Kilmichael @ 7-00

Sat 21st April Co SFL Div 2Aghada v Valley Rvs in Rostellan @ 7.30

Mon 23rd April U16 HL Aghada vShandrum in Rostellan @7-00

Thur 26th April MHL Aghada vBallinora in Rostellan @ 7-00

Sun 29th April MHL Aghada vDonoughmore in Donoughmore 5-00

Thur 20th  April M H L Aghada v Mayfield away

Thur 26th  April M H L Aghada v Ballinora Home

Sunday 6th  May S.F.C. @ Newcestown, Castlehaven v Aghada,3p.m


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