Aghada GAA Club News

13 May, 2013

We came out the wrong side of a thriller last Sat night in Ballygarvan when at the death when Clonakilty just got the better of us in the dying minutes of the game. We lead for most of the match thanks to a penalty conversion by Cian Fleming who also added three minors with two coming from placed balls. Points from Tony Wall, Ronan Kennedy and Ml Russell saw us led at the short whistle by 1-6 to 0-4 after playing with a strong wind.
The second half saw us on the back foot conceding 0-6 on the trot. Ronan Power steadied the ship on the 59th minute only for Clon to go ahead from the kick out. Aghada put all resources into attack but were caught with two sucker punches in injury time to give a gloss to the score that Clonakilty hardly deserved.  
A rematch with Newmarket now awaits us on the weekend of June 22nd and a chance to put right last years result.
Team; Andrew O’Donoghue, Tim Hartnett, Billy Hennessy, Kieran O’Connor, John Connolly, Ronan Power (0-1), Colm Power, Eoin Healy, Pearse O’Neill,  Ml Russell (capt) (0-1), Cian Fleming (1-3) (frees 0-2 pen 1-0), Tony Wall (0-1), Tom O’Neill, Josh O’Shea, Ronan Kennedy (0-1),
Subs used; John Connolly for Healy 26th m (blood), Healy for Connolly h/t, 45m Matt O’Connor for Kennedy, 47m John Connolly for Hartnett, 48m Aidan O’Connell for Wall

There was no rest for the lads and it was off to Castlelyons for a 12 noon start on the following morning for seven of the lads who lined out in both games

Sun 12th May Intermediate hurling league Aghada 1-9 Castlelyons 1-14
Vince Morrissey, Shane Dorney, Billy Hennessey, Alan Creedon, Tim Hartnett, Ml Russell, Dave Rice, Cian Fleming, Paudie Wall, Jake O’Donoghue, Tony Wall, John Connolly, Ronan Kennedy, William Leahy, Chris Cashman subs Alan Walsh, Ryan O’Keeffe, Richie Condon, Ray Savage


We done to all the girls that represented the Club with Cork over the weekend
Emma Framer and Roisin Culligan winning All Ireland medals with the Cork senior ladies football in All Ireland League final against Mayo, Hannah Looney was part of the Cork Minor Camogie team in the All Ireland final replay loss to Kilkenny and finally to Christine, Aileen and Sara in drawn U14 Munster football final v Kerry. Let’s hope they do it in the replay.

Other results
Sun 12th May U15 Hurling HL 2 Eire Og 2-11 Aghada 1-7
Sun May 12th Junior Ladies County League Div 4 Final Aghada 5-4 Bishopstown 4-10
Thurs May 9th U14 F B League Whitechurch 4-11 Aghada 0-5
Thurs May 9th U16 Girls Aghada 1-12 Midleton 5-6
Aghada had to yield to a more composed Midleton team in Rostellan on Thursday night. This was an important final ECL game for both sides as the result would determine the final standings. Midleton played very composed counter attacking football that tested the Aghada defence again and again. Only for the last ditch saves by the impressive Caoimhe Robinson things would have been a lot worse for Aghada. Midleton travelled with a strong panel and a strong will. Aghada responded well to early Midleton scores by pegging back points through Sorcha Phelan and Sophie Bawden. The dynamic Moira McGovern now came in to the game who along with Sorcha Phelan was the pick of the Aghada team on the evening. In a testament to determination Moira Mc Govern found the net with a sweet right foot finish to leave Aghada trailing by 5 at half time. Aghada had most of the possession in the second and half put Midleton under intense pressure for long periods, fresh legs in the shape of Ciara O Hanlon, Laura Varian and Sinead O Driscoll all added impetus to Aghada who scored the last 6 points of the match unanswered. But credit to Midleton they used possession well and found the inevitable gaps as Aghada pressed forward. Aghada now await other results to determine final standings. Caoimhe Robinson, Jodi Rose, Cassie Tynan, Daphne Stratos, Julie Moynihan, Amanda Bennett, Sophie Long, Hannah Rose, Moira McGovern (1-2),
Megan Barnes, Sorcha Phelan (0-4), Nessa Fitzpatrick, Ciara Counihan, Sophie Bawden (0-3), Ciara McGrath, Subs used, Laura Varian (0-1)Sinead O Driscoll, Ciara O Hanlon, (0-1) Claire Coughlan (0-1)

Thurs May 9th J F Div 4 Aghada 3-11 Lisgoold 0-8
Ray Savage, Alan Walsh, Kane Looney, Ml Burchill, Shane Dorney, Ken O’Gorman, Ml Daly, Chris Cashman, Declan Morrissey 0-3, Alan Creedon 0-2, Aidan Kelleher, Jake O'Donoghue 0-1, Shane Bennett, Martin Day 1-1, James Daly 2-4, subs Brian Condon for Ml Daly, Ryan O’Keeffe for O’Donoghue
Mon 6th May U12 P 1 F L Aghada 3-8 Valley Rovers 2-2; second game Aghada 2-4 Valley Rovers 3-6
Mon 6th May Co U14 CAMOGIE LEAGUE - AGHADA 3-2 COBH 3-1

Fixtures
Thurs 16th May U14 hurling Aghada v Lisgoold in Rostellan at 7pm
Fri 17th May J H L Div 4 Aghada v Russell Rvs away 7-30
Sat 18th May U12 P 2 H L Sliabh Rua v Aghada away 1pm tba
Weekend of May 18th U12 Camogie: in Cobh we will play Watergrasshill, Fr O Neills, Carrigtwohill and Cobh
Sun 19th Intermediate Hurling League Aghada v Ballygarvan home 3-30
Mon 20th May U12 girls Aghada v Na Piarsaigh away at 7.15pm
Tue 21st May J H L Div 4 Aghada v Bride Rvs away 7-30

Next week Draw for €2,500 at: PUC AR BUILE Thur next: May 16th (tickets sponsored by Rosie’s Bar). Last’s result winner: none; NUMBERS DRAWN: 2, 5, 9, 24. lucky dip 5 winners - €30 each  Pat Foley, Mairead Murphy, Susan O’Donoghue - c/o Whitegate n.s., Barra Sheppard - c/o Benny Deady, Alan Walsh - Cloyne

Juvenile News
Our U8 Hurlers & Footballers are training every weekend, and making great progress under the guidance of Alan Devoy, Mark White, Fergal Condon, Maurice Rice, Len Slye and parents who help. They are preparing for U8 Monster Football and Hurling Blitz to take place in Rostellan on the 8th of June and 27th of July from 10am to 12 noon.

Meanwhile our U10 Footballers played their 2nd league game on a windy Wednesday evening on the 8th of May in Rostellan against Youghal, Under the strong management of Jim Motherway and Lar Collins, the lads won one match and lost one,
The lads are in action again this Saturday in their first Hurling league game, up against Erins Own, in Rostellan at 11am, not to be missed.

Our U12 Footballers played on the 7th of May in Rostellan up against Valley Rovers. A great effort was given by the lads winning one game 3-8 to 2-2, and losing the other 3-6 to 2-4. Thanks to Richie Jr. and Tom Foley.
Under Alan Devoy, Len Slye and Maurice Rice our U12 Hurlers played Eire Og and Cobh in Rostellan A great performance given from the lads.

Cul Camp Mania has hit Aghada again; Registration will be taking place on Saturday 11th of May, at 12 noon and again on Sunday 12th from 11am in the club house.
Any Enquires contact Margaret Atkinson on 0858228576

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