Aghada GAA Notes

01 February, 2015

Tadhg Crowley Plate. Aghada 1-9  Ballincollig 1-7

The senior footballers qualified for the Tadhg Crowley Plate Final on Sunday morning on a sunny morning in Ballincollig.

It was a seriously good performance and the win was thoroughly deserved. The first half was very competitive but two very good scores from Pearse O Neill and another fron Stephen O Keeffe meant we went in at the break level at three points apiece.

Stevie put us ahead after the break with another point before a scrappy deflected goal and a point put Ballincollig three points clear. Instead of the heads going down, the lads raised their game and began to rack up the points. Stevie and Pearse were trading scores and the home team were kept scoreless for a good twenty minutes of the second half. The crucial score came when Aaron Berry netted his first senior goal. This seemed to drive Ballincollig on and the started to pull it back with a few good scores. Bill Hennessy took a black card for the side with less than five minutes to go to save a probable goal. That point was the last of the game and there was a genuinely great feeling among the players as we look forward to a final in February.

Well done to all the lads between management and panel.


Andrew O'Donoghue; Jake O'Donoghue, John Paul O Connor, Kane Looney; Timmy Hartnett, Billy Hennessy, Michael Morrissey; Pearse O Neill, Aidan O Connell; Colm Power, Kieran O Connor, Daniel Creedon; Stephen O Keeffe, Ronan Power, Aaron Berry

Subs Cein O Driscoll for Aaron Berry, Michel Gilroy for Billy Hennessy, Kaelin O'Donoghue for Daniel Creedon. Aaron Butler for Michael Morrissey

Scorers; Aaron Berry (1-0), Pearse O Neill (0-6), Stevie O Keeffe (0-3)

Minor Football. Sat 31st January in Rostellan,

Premier 1 league Aghada 4-1 Ballincollig 0-11.

The minors got their season off to a great start with a hard earned win over Ballincollig on a very cold Saturday evening in Rostellan. They had a bit of spring in their step on the last day of winter. Man of the Match Cein O'Driscoll opened up the Ballincollig defence with a very strong run and finished the ball to the back of the net to get the first score of the game. Ballincollig got the next three points before another fine solo run by wing forward Matthew Kidney got Aghada’s point which turned out to be our only point of the game. First half score Aghada 1-1 Ballincollig 0-5.

Goals win matches and that is what this team will be very good at .They showed that with two from Kevin O Hanlon and one from Jordan Tynan in the second half. The defence worked very well together .Good performances by James Gilroy who reads the game very well. Mark Healy. Aaron Butler. Ed Leahy. Kalen O'Donoghue carries the ball very well from defence. Dara Murphy in goals


Aghada Juvenile GAA Club Report

Rebel Óg Award’s Night

The annual Rebel Óg awards banquet was well supported and enjoyed by the representatives from Aghada Juvenile club. The Aghada club was chosen as the club of the month award in October, to acknowledge the success of the minor and U16 winning county football titles .Well done to all mentors, players, supporters and committee members who can share in this great club achievement.

Medal Presentation Night

On Friday night, Aghada Community Hall was the venue for our club to celebrate the success of the U21, Minor and U16 East Cork and County Football Champions. Donal Walsh MC introduced Kevin Foley (Senior GAA Club Secretary) and Micheal O Brien (Juvenile Club Chairman) who welcomed and thanked the invited guest speakers and the very large crowd for attending this medal presentation event. It was very much appreciated by those who organised the award night programme, to get such support from all the players, mentors and families who contributed to a very special community celebration.

Registration Dates

As a Juvenile player with Aghada Gaa Club, it is compulsory to register for the upcoming season. The following dates are available to become a member for 2015.Sunday 22nd of February and Sunday 1st March

Family membership €100 or 1st Child €40 - 2nd Child -€30 – 3rd Child €20.

Time 11am – 12.30 Registrar: Ber O Shea. Treasurer: Emer Stafford

Cul Camp Dates

The dates for the Aghada Juvenile GAA Summer Cul Camp2015 are

Monday 27th July- Friday 31st inc. Venue Rostellan GAA Pitch

Coordinators for this club event are: Gillian Looney and Vera Terry.


Aghada Club were very well represented in the Scor Na nOg County Table Quiz with three teams displaying their knowledge in Ovens Community Hall.

GAA Team: David O’Sullivan, Ciaran Galligan, Ciaran O’ Driscoll and Vincent Rohan.

Camogie Team: Sarah Leahy, Oisin Counihan, Aileen Mc Grath and Rory Slye.

Ladies Football: Sarah Berry, Kieeva O Keeffe, Erin Quinn and Kate Wall.

Best of luck to Aghada N.S, Scartleigh N.S and Whitegate N.S who are preparing for the Scor na bPaisti competition which will be held in Lisgoold Community Hall over the next few weekends.

Minor Football Result

Well done to Aghada Minor Football team and all involved on their win over Ballincollig in the first P.1 league game for 2015

Score Aghada 4.01 Ballincollig 0.11