Aghada GAA Club News

07 October, 2013

Sat 5th Oct East Cork Oil J B H C Q final Aghada 1-14 Dungourney 1-9 Our junior hurlers reach the East Cork Oil J B Hurling semi final for the first time since 2003 when they had a great win over old rivals Dungourney last Sat evening at a sun drenched Shanagarry.
Lining out with a complete new half backline Aghada brought the game to Dungourney from the thrown in.
Like the Midleton it turned out to be a battle of the free takes which ended level as both Tim Hartnett and Bill Ahern landed eight each.
For the opening ten minutes it was point for point. Then following a long range Aaron Stafford free Aghada turned the screw as Ray Savage followed with a brilliant point and Tim added a placed ball to go five points clear after twenty minute. Bill Ahern pulled two back for the Duns but points from Savage and Hartnett had Aghada three ahead at the brake.   
On resuming Bill Ahern and Conor Cafferkey exchanged points as both sets of backs got on top. Ahern reduced the margin on the 38th minute and then Aidan Kelleher struck for a goal however he was in his native colours as the Duns went ahead for the first time since the eight minute when their outstanding centre back James McCarthy but them ahead.
The next seven scores were shared by Ahern and Hartnett from placed balls as both teams strove for supremacy.
With the game balanced on a knife edge the Aghada selectors made a brave move moving Aaron Stafford forward and how it paid off when he pounced on a ball around the square from which he duly found the net.
A minute later Tony Wall added the insurance point with Dave Rice having the last say with a fine point.        
A great all-round display by a teak tough Aghada side with a nice blend of old and new.
Sarsfields now await in the semi
James O Leary, Brendan Crowley, Kane Looney, Shane Dorney, Ger O'Brien, Paul Kilbane, Aaron Stafford (1-1, frees 0-1), Timmy Hartnett (0-8 frees), Davie Rice (0-1), Alan Walsh, Anthony Connolly, Ray Savage (0-2), Richie Condon, Conor Cafferkey (0-1), Tony Wall (0-1), subs used Finbarr Day for Condon h/t Colm Power for Walsh 55m

Other Club results
Sun 6th Oct U15 Hurling Premier 2 C/ship Aghada 7-16 Cobh 1-1
U14 ladies football league final Aghada lose to Fermoy
Sat 5th Oct U16 Premier 2 Football Championship Aghada 4-12 Inniscarra 2-14
Sat 5th Oct U12 Ladies football County Final Replay Aghada 5-4 Bride Rvs 0-5
Sat 5th Oct East Cork Oil J B H C Q final Aghada 1-14 Dungourney 1-9
Fri 4th Oct Rochestown Park Hotel Division 2 H L Aghada 0-19 Kilbrittain 0 - 9
Wed 2nd Oct U16 Premier 2 F L Aghada 1-6 Mallow 0-15

Fixtures coming up
Fri 11th Oct Junior B Football Championship Aghada v St Catherines at 8-00pm home
Sat 12 Oct U16 Hurling Premier 2 Championship Final Aghada v Shandrum at 4-00pm
Sun 13th Oct Junior C Football Championship Aghada v Lisgoold

Lotto Next week Draw for €7,750  at: THE SCHOONER Thur next: Oct 13th (tickets sponsored by Rosie’s Bar). LAST WEEK'S RESULT  WINNER : NONE
Paul Kilbane – Guileen, Dan Wall – Rostellan, Denise Moynihan – Ballyvaloon, Geraldine Coleman - Lr. Aghada, Tommy Deady – Ballymacoda


Fri 25th July Junior B hurling championship Aghada 3-15 Carrigtwohill 1-6

Aghada found the going tough for the first twenty minutes but then in a glorious spell we pulled away to lead at the brake 1-9 to 1-3. Carrig were first to score on the resumption, but Aghada hit back hard and fast scoring two goals to put the game out of Carrigs reach. Aghada were now hurling with class none more so then Alan Devoy and John Murphy while up front Carrig had no answer to Kieran O’Connor Darren Lee and Tony Wall. A good win with Aghada just about doing enough to make a date with our friends and neighbours Cloyne in the next round on the 14th Aug.
Team Martin Day, Brendan Flaherty , Paul O’Donoghue , Anthony Connolly, Cathal O’Gorman , Alan Devoy , John Murphy, Paul Kilbane, Alan Walsh, Derrick Bowler , Darren Lee , John Wall, Kieran O’Connor , Richie Lewis , Tony Wall; Subs used Thomas O’Neill for Kilbane, Dave Hanlon for Brendan Flaherty , Fergal Condon for Lewis, Jim Motherway for O’Connor and Pa Sisk for Connolly

Sun 27th July JHL Aghada 1-11 Watergrasshill 0-5
Junior Hurlers remain unbeaten and Gain Promotion. Aghada's junior hurlers rounded off the weekend in fine style by beating Watergrasshill on Sunday night to gain promotion to the first division. Aghada fielding an under strength side due to Senior football commitments got off to a perfect goal when a long ball from Darren Lee managed to find its way to the back of the net. Some good point’s form Derek Bowler and Richie Lewis saw Aghada go into a 1-3 to no score lead after a quarter of an hour. With Richie giving a fine display of free taking the half time score was Aghada 1-6 Watergrasshill 0-4. The second half was a quieter affair with both defences on top and Richie's free taking kept Aghada in control. Near the end two points from John Wall and a wonder point from Sub Jim Motherway meant Aghada ran out comfortable winners in the end. This result sets us up with a league final against Killeagh, which will be played later on in the year. Congratulations to all involved through out the year. Team: Martin Day, Dave O Hanlon, Paul O Donoghue, Pa Sisk, Sean O Keeffe, Alan Devoy (Capt), Cathal O Gorman, Alan Walsh, John Murphy, Derek Bowler (0-1), Darren Lee (1-0), John Wall (0-2), Fergal Condon, Richie Lewis (0-7), Tony Wall Subs Anthony Connolly for Pa Sisk. Jim Motherway (0-1), For Richie Lewis. Emmett Foley for Fergal Condon.

Thur. 14th Aug Junior B hurling championship Aghada 1-11 Cloyne 2-8
Another night of drama yes, another goal in injury time this time for Cloyne to draw the game
Cloyne started the better although William O’Donoghue opened the scoring with a DJ Carey like point. Cloyne responded with six points in quick succession. Richie Lewis’s three points keep us in the game. Then on the 21st minute JP O’Connor burst into the game with a fine point Then Lewis levelled the game with another dead ball before Cloyne replied from a placed ball to leave the half time score 0-7 to 0-6. Strange as it seems Cloyne were not to score again until the 53rd minute when they got a soft major, After Aghada had gone five points clear thanks to Tony Walls 1-2 and JP’s great point. Things did not always look as rosy, When Richie Lewis was sent off just after the start of the second half we looked in trouble. But it was Aghada who responded best. Aghada suddenly started to hurl and Cloyne had no answer. But like the team they are Cloyne hit back with the afore mentioned goal added a point before Wall made it a goal game as time ran out from placed balls. Then came the drama the ball was lobed into the Aghada square and from the resulting melee the Cloyne boys got the ball into the net. The ref Kevin Hennessy signalled a free out only to change his mind and gave a throw in from which Cloyne goaled to level the match and another day out.
Team Martin Day, Dave Hanlon , Paul O’Donoghue , Darren Lee, Cathal O’Gorman , Alan Devoy , Sean O’Keeffe, Paul Kilbane, John Murphy, Derek Bowler , William O’Donoghue (0-1),JP O’Connor (0-2), Kieran O’Connor , Richie Lewis (0-4) , Tony Wall (1-4), Subs J Wall for William O’Donoghue , 43m


Sun 31st Aug J B hurling championship replay Aghada 2-10 Cloyne 0-13
Clean sweep for Aghada as B Grade team make semi final at Cloyne’s expense
JP O'Connor (1-2), Tony Wall (0-5), Kieran O'Connor (1-0), Willie O’Donoghue, John Murphy and Thomas O'Neill (0-1) each

Sun 7th Sept J B H Championship semi final Aghada 1-5 Fr. O'Neills 0-9

Aghada fail for third year in a row to make final
Having played so well last week against Cloyne, we failed to rise to the same standards against a dogged and determined Fr. O’Neills side in this rain drenched match in Shanagarry
O’Neill’s opened the scoring with a point from a placed ball on the 7th minute. Tony Wall replied with three frees on the 10th, 14th and 17 minute to open a lead. This lead was short lived as O’Neills came storming back into the game scoring four points in a row. Then the O’Connor’s stuck a brilliant pass from Johno found Kieran and bangs a great goal for Aghada to lead just on halftime. O’Neills hit back for the equaliser as the short whistle sounded to leave the halftime scores 1-3 to 0-6.
Aghada broke from the blocks scoring two points again from Wall within 4 minutes of the restart (little did we think that this was to be our last score). By the 44th minute O’Neill’s tacked on three frees in a row to lead again. Amazingly there was to be no more scores. 3 minutes later an O’Neill’s man got his marching orders yet we were not able to capitalise on this. Try as we might we could not get that vital score and when Aghada’s man of the match Cathal O’Gorman got a chance 7 minutes into injury time it looked good. If any man deserved a point he did but it went inches wide. The Aghada forwards gave away to many soft frees on the night to leave the O’Neill’s boys free shots out. Paul O’Donoghue got the line with normal time up.
Team Martin Day, Anthony Connolly, Paul O’Donoghue, Brendan O’Flaherty
Sean O’Keeffe, Alan Devoy (capt), Cathal O’Gorman, John Murphy, Paul Kilbane,
Darren Lee, William O’Donoghue, John Wall, Kieran O’Connor, JP O’Connor Tony Wall
Subs used 47th minute Fergal Condon for Alan Devoy 55th minute Thomas O’Neill for John Wall
Scores for Aghada, Tony Wall 0-5 (4 frees) Kieran O’Connor 1-0
Ref Niall Barrett Carrigtwohill

Sun 21st Sept junior hurling league final Aghada 1-15 Killeagh 3-10

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