Aghada GAA Notes

01 June, 2015


photo Elieen O'Driscoll Gerald Stafford winner Pat O'Connell Chairman Aghada GAA




Sat 30th May Senior F C 2nd Rd Aghada 0-8 St Finbarrs 0-11

For the second year in a row Aghada enter the last chance saloon despite a brave effort at a wet and windy Carrigtwohill.
From the throw in Aghada took the game to the city boys when Tim Hartnett scored in the opening minute. Aghada defended in pacts and used the fast ball forward where the young guns John Looney and Aidan Berry had the Barrs defence in all sorts of bother, but it was the Cul Barra Andy O'Donoghue who was called upon to bring off a mighty save after five minutes. 
A minute later the Barrs Cian Madden had the side's level from a placed ball. 
Aghada continued to brake forward and following a great pass from bother Pearse to Tom O'Neill who landed a super point eight minutes into the game. 

For the next ten minutes it was stalemate with both defences on top. Colin Lyons broke the deadlock to level the game for the 2nd time but straight away Cork Hurling Minor John Looney responded to restore the Seasiders lead. Then came the turning point as Edna Dennehy, Madden (f), and Eoin Comyns hit three on the bounce for the Barrs to lead for the 1st time. Just before the short whistle Aaron Berry landed a free to put the minimum between the sides (0-5 to 0-4).

On resuming the Barrs hit the ground running and again hit three on the bounce from Roy Leahy, Madden and Lyons before Pearse stopped the rot on the 39th minute. The Barrs were then awarded a penalty which Andy brilliantly saved. Aghada upped the anti after this and surged forward and should have been awarded a penalty when Berry was dragged to the ground but reiteoir Eamonn Sheehy waved on play points followed from Pearse and Colm Power as Aghada fought for dear live and when Looney got inside the defence the large Aghada following roared but the shot just whistled wide when a goal looked on. A late Berry free made it a three point game in the end as Aghada await the 3rd draw next Tue evening when they go into the hat with Clyda Rovers, Clonakilty, and St Nicks. 
Aghada can take heart from this display and can yet make the 4th Rd draw. 
The four minors Berry, Ed Leahy (both 17), Looney and Jack Framer (who came on) had a big influence on the game especially Berry who gave Cork Senior Ml Shields his belly full. Add to this Aaron Stafford, Jake O'Donoghue (both 19), and Conor O'Driscoll gave this side a very young look about it. Of course the elder lemons also played a big roll as the Seasiders showed great heart and determination. 


Andrew O Donoghue, 

Kieran O Connor, Billy Hennessy, Ed Leahy, 

Aidan O Connor, John Paul O Connor, Ronan Power,

Pearse O Neill 0-2 f , Tomas O Neill 0-1, 

Tim Hartnett 0-1, Stephen O Keeffe,Colm Power 0-1, 

Aaron Berry 0-2 f , Aaron Stafford, John Looney 0-1

Subs; Shane Wall for O'Connell 35m, Jake O'Donoghue for Stafford 35m, Jack Farmer for C Power 42m, Matt O'Connor for O'Keeffe 44m, Conor O'Driscoll for T O'Neill 50m. 


Aghada Juvenile GAA Report

Cul Camp Update:

Aghada GAA/Kelloggs Cul Camp will be held in Rostellan GAA grounds on Monday 27th July – 31st July Time: 10am – 2pm. Age 6yrs-13yrs.

Please Register your Child name in Rostellan on Saturday 6th June.

Time: 10am-11am. 1st Child €55 2nd Child €45 3rd €40

The Co-ordinators for this fun summer camp are: Gillian Berry and Vera Terry.

This year it is mandatory for all coaches/helpers to have completed a foundation course. If you would like to complete course please register your name with Sean Crowley GDA/Aghada GAA Club Cul Camp Co.ord. before Wednesday 10th June. In order to meet demand, coaches are asked to complete the theory part of course online and attend the practical workshop in Midleton GAA Club on Friday 26th of June 2015. Time: 7pm.

Aghada - Cork Minor/Cork Squads

This year the Aghada Juvenile GAA club are well represented with club players wearing the Cork Jersey in different age groups. Congratulations to all players involved in the different teams.

Minor Hurling: John Looney - Minor Football: Edward Leahy.

U17 Hurling Jack Mc Donnell – U17 Football Aaron Berry, Kalen O’Donoghue and Edward Leahy. - U16 F. Marcus Leahy and Kyle O’Shea

U14 Football – Diarmuid Phelan.

Primary Games:

Well done to Mary Leahy, Eimear Cronin, Aine McGrath and Neil Cunningham (Club Members) who will display their hurling/football skills at the half-time show case in the upcoming Cork Senior Championship Games over the next few weeks.

Sciath Na Scol:

All roads led to C.I.T. sport field during the week for pupils, players, staff, parents and supporters from Scartleigh N.S. (Saleen), to witness a first win in Sciath Na Scol Camogie Title for the school in a very exciting game against Glenville N.S. Well done to teaching staff involved in coaching the girls to this historic win, and to all who help organise this brilliant competition to promote our National Games to our younger players.

Colaiste Na Mumhan:

Teenagers flocked to Beal Atha’n Ghaorthaidh on Sunday to begin a three week Gaeilge course. The G.A.A. Clubs have strong ties with this college and sport, music and dance (Scor Na nOg agus Scor Na bPaiste involvement) will play a big part in their social skills over the coming weeks.

Monster Blitz:

On Saturday June 6th Aghada GAA play host to a Monster U10 football blitz. Thanks to all committee members, parents and mentors who help with the parking and catering on the day.


On Wednesday 28 of the Aghada u8 squad met with 18 St. Colmans players.  After some shuffling of the team selection to cope with the unexpectedly large number of Aghada players,  2 St. Colmans teams and 3 Aghada teams were picked.  Each Aghada team played at least one match against St. Colmans, with the team not playing engaging in some skills development with the coaches.  The night was very successful, allowing Aghada to benchmark performance against their near rivals, and most importantly players enjoyed playing in the chillier than expected May sunshine.  The matches were played in a great spirit of sportsmanship by both sides.  Thanks to St. Colmans for making the journey down to the hallowed ground, and to all those who helped on the night.  Special thanks to Declan Devoy, whose organisational skills and inspiring coaching leadership were the subject of much comment…..