Aghada GAA Club News

20 November, 2012

Fri 16th Nov J B F C Semi Final Aghada 1-6 Carrigtwohill 0-6

Aghada dig deep to qualify for the Junior B football Final.

In an absorbing match Aghada had just that bit more craft than the home side.

Having said that it was Carrig who settled better and looked very comfortable on the ball but they failed to capitalise on a shaky Aghada start. Two frees from the boot of Eoin O’Neill kept the seasiders in touch as the opening quarter closed.

Aghada started to get on top as the old hands Aidan Kelleher, Vince Morressy, and Eoin O’Neill steadied the ship.

18 minutes into the half Martin Day finished a fine move to the net and suddenly Aghada were ahead. An impressive Raymond Savage stretched the lead with a great point but the game turned again on the 25th minute when Ger O’Brien was given a red card. Carrig converted the resulting close in free. Within a minute Eoin O’Neill landed a long range effort to see Aghada led at the short whistle 1-4 to 0-4.

Aghada used the half time brake wisely rearranging the defence and sacrificed Martin Day to bring on a back Richie Condon

Carrig now with the extra man had a lot of the ball but the revamped backline coped well then on the 35m another old hand Paul Kilbane, stepped up to the plate and landed a mighty score to go four clear.

For the next twenty minutes Aghada defended superbly as the young fellows showed their wares especially Michael Gilroy and Kane Looney.

Carrig tried hard to brake down the seasiders but Aghada defended with style so much so that it was not until the 56m that the home side scored. Now Carrig came forward with renewed vigour and added another minor within two minutes to leave Aghada just two points clear with as many minutes to go.

Sensing danger Aghada upped the pace and the young gun Raymond Savage obliged with a spectacular point to loud cheers from the Aghada following.

Carrig mounted one more attack and drove straight for the Aghada net, as the ball bounced around the square Aghada were happy to see the leather go behind for a kick out and the long whistle followed as Aghada reached their first B grade final since 2002 which we lost to St Catherines this years opponents we last won it in 1989.

Our lads dug deep for this win Kilbane, Kelleher, Vince Morrissey, and O’Neill showed the way. Deckie Morrissey who replaced Nigel Berry after only two minutes also impressed as did the entire backline

Chris Cashman, Kane Looney, Ml Gilroy, Liam Morrissey, Ger O’Brien, Ken O’Gormain, Eoghan Cotter (capt), Nigel Berry, Aidan O’Connell, Vince Morrissey, .Martin Day (1-0), Adian Kelleher, Eoin O’Neill (0-3, 0-2 frees), Paul Kilbane (0-1), Raymond Savage (0-2), Subs used ; Deckie Morrissey for Berry (inj) 2m, Richie Condon for Day h/t, Alan Hennessy for O’Neill (inj) 38m, Martin Day for Hennessy 57m

The final is fixed for Killeagh on Sat 1st Dec at 2-30 pm both sides last met in the 2002 final which resulted in a Saints win by 2-6 to 1-3 it was played in Pilmore on the 7th Dec

Here was the Semi final team which defeated Russell Rovers 1-8 to 0-8 C. Motyer, Stephen Cashman, Jim Motherway, Pa Sisk, Conor Hickey, Alan Devoy, Michael. Morrissey,  Thomas O'Neill, Billy Hennessy, Stephen O'Keeffe, Nial Falvey (1-1), Donal Walsh (capt), Denis. Motherway, Brian Morrissey (0-2), Derek .Bowler (0-5) Subs used Kevin Walsh, Leonard O'Keeffe Dave. O’Keeffe

SUPER LOTTO €19,000 JACKPOT at: THE SCHOONER Thur next: 23rd  Nov (tickets sponsored by Rosie’s bar) Last’s result winner: none numbers drawn: 2, 9, 10, 24 lucky dip winners - Gerry Melvin, Marlese O’Brien, Mary White – Ladysbridge, Garth Williams - c/o Rosies, Trevor Bolster - c/o Tommy Deady

Senior club AGM Tues 27th Nov 2012 @ 7-00 in clubhouse and we have a contest for the Chair. Michael O’Brien and Pat O’Connell are standing it should be an interesting night. Only fully paid up members present on the night can vote. It is your Club please turn up and vote.

Full results

Sat 17th Nov U15 P2 Football championship Aghada 1-5 Valley Rvs 3-8

Fri 16th Nov J B F C Semi Final Aghada 1-6 Carrigtwohill 0-6

Sat 10-Nov U14 Football P2 League Aghada 2-6 Sam Maguire’s 3-4


Sun 25-Nov U14 Hurling P2 L Semi Finals Aghada v Bishopstown away 12-00

Sat 1st Dec J B F C Final Aghada v St Catherines in Killeagh at 2-30

Sat 1st Dec Fe 16 HL P2 playoff Valley Rovers vs Aghada @ Rostellan S/F

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