Aghada GAA Club News

11 September, 2013

Aghada tasted the bitter pill of defeat for the second time in six days last Sat when our Intermediate hurlers bowed out of the championship in front of a big crowd at Riverstown.

It was lost in a four minute spell just after half time as Eire Óg hit 2-2 to open an insurmountable lead. The opening quarter belonged to Aghada has they threw everything into the game and went four points to one up and were full value for it. Slowly the Mid Cork men came into the game and by the 18th minute were level. Two minutes later they hit the front with a goal but Aghada’s man of the match William answered the call scoring  1-2 to leave the half time score 1-9 to Aghada’s1-8

Aghada were well in this game all through but that four minute lapse was a bridge to far.
A great effort by all despite the handicap of changing codes in a six day turn around and had a few chances near the end but we were unable to convert them. Fine début by young  Jake O'Donoghue who came into the fray just after half time.

Martin Day, Tom O'Neill, John Paul O'Connor, Alan Creedon, Billy Hennessy, Ger Melvin, Michael Russell (capt) (0-1), Cian Fleming Shane Wall, John Connolly, Eoin Healy (1-0), Aidan O’Connell, Pearse O’Neill 0-1, William Leahy (1-8), Ronan Kennedy 0-1. Subs Eoin Savage for O'Connell h/t, Jake O'Donoghue for Creedon 34m, Paudie Wall for Kennedy 39m.

Well Done to Cathal McAllister on his handling of his second All Ireland minor final last Sunday following on his great display in the U21 Semi a few weeks ago great to see you back were you belong

Is they more All Ireland Medals on the way to the parish as both Emma Farmer and Róisín Phelan involved in the Cork Senior ladies football panel who qualified for the All Ireland final once after defeating Kerry in the semi final last sat. 

Other Club results
Fri 6th Sept Fe 16 Hurling Premier 2 Championship Aghada 3-16 Sliabh Rua 2-6
Wed 4th Sept U15 Football league Aghada 3-11 Bishopstown 1-2

Other Fixtures
Thur 12th Sept J B F Championship Aghada v Glenbower Rvs in Rostellan 8-00pm
Sat 14th Sept Fe 16 Hurling Premier 2 Championship Semi Final Aghada v Glen Rvs

Sat 14th of Sept  The Willy Ryan Tournament @ Rostellan

Lotto Next week Draw for €6,750 at: ROSIES BAR; Thur next: Aug 22nd (tickets sponsored by Rosie’s Bar). Last result No Winner: NUMBERS DRAWN: 2, 5, 24, 26 Lucky dip 5 winners - €30 Robert Kennedy – Whitegate, Lisa O’Shea – Whitegate, Phil Triggs – Saleen, Kerry Kelleher – Inch, Liz Kelly - Aghada

 

A BIT OF NOSTALGIA
WHAT HAPPENED THIS TIME 30 YEARS AGO
6-8-83 J A F C Aghada 0-14 Cloyne 3-4 at Castlemartyr
Although Aghada’s victory margin over Cloyne was only a solitary point (and that was scored with only two minutes to go by substitute Paul Crowley who amazingly wasn’t on from the start) it was a game they should have won “pulling up”, as they struggled into the semi-final of the junior football championship.
Aghada should have had the game wrapped up long before Crowley’s point, as their forwards missed out on several gilt-edged chances. Brenan Counihan and Tony Horgan were the biggest offenders. But their forwards were not the only culprits as their defence let Cloyne in for three goals at vital stages of the game. These goals came when Aghada were coming back from body blows, which Cloyne delivered by scoring in the 8th, 29th and 41st minutes when the sides were level. Aghada were first to score with points from Billy Aherne and Martin Hennessy, Cloyne levelled the game after five minutes with points from T. O’Sullivan and Kieran O’Shea. A free kick by Jimmy Farmer had Aghada’s defence in all kinds of problems, and Kieran O’Shea made them pay the penalty when he goaled. Aghada, now for the first time, had to start and cut back this goal deficit which they did through points by Joe Hartnett, Tony Horgan, and Billy Aherne. Then came the miss of the game when Brendan Counihan presented with a gal at his mercy listed the ball over the head of the advancing ‘keeper and wide, even if the ball hit the net it would have been disallowed. John Bennett and John O’Sullivan pointed to keep it level before Mick Lewis in the Cloyne ~na1 made a superb save from Billy Aherne at the expense of a point. Just before the break John O’Sullivan had a shot stopped by the Aghada defence again a big mix-up in stepped Mick Morrissey to kick to the net to give Cloyne a two-point lead 2-3 to 0-7.
Set About
Straight away after the break Aghada set about levelling the game this they did through points by B. Aherne and Tony Horgan. However, a free out to Aghada was blocked down by Niall O’Reilly who rounded his marked to score a goal and Cloyne were back in front. Talking of frees, the game was spoiled in this half by way of too many frees. So when Aghada pulled back Cloyne’s third goal the points came from placed balls all from the boot of Billy Aherne. The game was level for the fourth time, as it was when John Bennett and Kieran O’Shea exchanged points before Crowley made his entry and his first touch was the match winning score:
Aghada: G. Looney, L. Cahill, J. Condon, A. Devoy, J. Hartnett (0-1), A. Power, J. R. Reaney, M. Hennessy , (0-1), P. Daly,  J. Bennett (0-2), B. Aherne (0-7), K. O’Connell, T. Horgan (0-2), D. Morrissey, B. Counihan. Subs.: D. Healy and P. Crowley (1-0).
Cloyne: M. Lewis, Denis O’Shea, T. Canavan, T. Lewis, Donal O’Shea, A. Considine, P. O’Sullivan, Jerry
O’Sullivan, T. Farmer, John O’Sullivan, T. O’Sullivan, P. O’Shea, N. O’Reilly, K. O’Shea, M. Morrissey. Sub: J. Constine.
Referee: J. O’Sullivan (Castlemartyr).


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