Aghada GAA Club News

03 December, 2012

Sat 1st Dec J B F C Final Aghada 0-4 St Catherines 1-6

Despite a brave showing by Aghada’s third string St Catherines lifted the Michael Boig Coleman Cup for the fourth time in their history.

This was a lively robust game of football played on a firm sod in good conditions at Killeagh.

The Saints opened the scoring with a minor on the sixth minute, but it was nip and tuck as with both defences on top, Cian Looney and Ml Gilroy at their best for the seasiders. Aghada now playing Paul Kilbane as an extra midfielder along with Aidan Kelleher started to control things. Points followed from a placed ball by Eoin O’Neill on the 13th minute, an impressive Vincent Morressy put Aghada in front two minutes later.

This was Aghada’s best spell and should have had two more minors on the board but for poor shooting.

Catherines levelled on the twenty minute and then out of the blue came the winning score a high ball around the Aghada goal found its way to the net and Aghada had a mountain to climb.

On the stroke of half time the Saints stretched their lead to 1-3 to 0-2 On resumption Aghada threw everything at the game but failed to make in roads into the Saints lead. Our only return was two points from placed balls by Eoin O’Neill and Vincent Morressy.

A very gutsy performance by Aghada especially by the older brigade who led the way

Team; Chris Cashman, Kane Looney, Ml Gilroy, Liam Morressy, Aidan O’Connell, Ken O’Gorman, Eoghan Cotter (Capt), Declan Morressy, Nigel Berry, Vincent Morressy (0-2, 0-1f), Martin Day, Aidan Kelleher, Ray Savage, Paul Kilbane, Eoin O’Neill (0-2 f)

Subs used Ml Burchill for Berry 35m, Alan Hennessy for Savage 40m, Richie Condon for Cotter 45m Brian Condon for O’Gorman 50m

Last Tue Evening a very large crowd gathered for the AGM our longstanding Secretary Barry Day stood down after a long number of years. Barry and indeed his whole family always put Aghada gaa affairs first. Barry thanks for everything. Kevin Foley has stood into the breach and no drought will be an outstanding replacement.

Robin Triggs also stood down after his successful stint as chairman. Pat O’Connell and Ml O’Brien were both nominated to fill the Chair and it was this contest that drew the crowd. 

Pat comprehensively won the vote in the first contest for the chair since 1992

Full Committee for 2013

Cathaoirleach; Pat O’Connell, Leas Cathaoirleach; (not filled), Runaí Kevin Foley, Cisteóir John O’Neill, PRO Ml O’Brien, Oifigeach Cultúir John O’Brien, A.S.A.P Officer Tom Foley; Committee Joe Hartnett, Barry Day, Robin Triggs, Raymond Savage, Maurice Cashman, Cian Fleming

Teams to be entered for 2013, Senior Football Manager Ronan Dwane, Junior B Football Manager Brian Walsh, Junior C Football Manager (not filled), U21 B Football Manager Cian Fleming, Intermediate Hurling Manager Ronan Dwane, Junior B Hurling Manager Kevin Foley, U21 B Hurling Manager Anthony Connelly    

Result; Sun 2nd Dec U14 Hurling P2 L Semi Finals Aghada 2-10 Bishopstown 3-11

SUPER LOTTO €19,500 JACKPOT at: THE SCHOONER Thur next: 6th Dec (tickets sponsored by Rosie’s bar) Last’s result winner: none numbers drawn: 6, 12, 16, 18 lucky dip winners - Anthony Connolly – Rostellan, Theresa Kearney – Kilva, Kava O’Keeffe - Upp. Aghada, Joel Pett – Whitegate, Caroline O’Shea - Whitegate

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