Aghada GAA Notes

07 September, 2015

Aghada Juvenile Report

U16B Football Win:

Well done to Aghada U16 football team who had a very comprehensive win over Ballinhassig in a recent championship game. This set of players worked the ball very intelligently to gain possession and strive forward to get those important scores. Best of luck to team and mentors in the County Semi-Final in two weeks’ time. Team: D. O Sullivan-B. Stafford-K.O’ Shea-R. Slye-D. Murphy-C. Bawden-M. Leahy-C. Hogan-C.Moloney-A. Hogan-M.Mc Carthy-N. Hill-B. Hoban-S.Morrissey-V.Rohan-O. Counihan-C. Galligan-C. Cotter-D.Rice. Thanks to the great work the following mentors are contributing to this dedicated team. Eoin O’ Neill-Dave Fitzmaurice-John O’ Neill and Eric Smith.

Minor Football Squad:

On Friday evening Aghada Minor football squad travelled to Mahon to compete in the final league game against St. Micheals. With some of Aghada players unavailable for game, our U16 players were called upon to display their skill. Each player gave their full effort throughout game but alas the points went to a stronger St. Micheals team on the night. Team: C. O’Shea-C. Bawden-M. Leahy-L. O’Connell-K. O’Shea-M.Healy-M. Kidney- D.Foley-J. McDonnell-C.Moloney-C.Terry-A. Berry-K.O’ Hanlon-D. Creedon-J. Tynan-S. Daly. (D.Murphy-J. Farmer injured) Thanks to the Minor Football Mentors Conor Counihan-Ger Looney-Paul Kilbane-Richard Good and Brendan Crowley for the invaluable experience and generously giving of their time to promote the skill of Gaelic Football to this great Aghada team.

Every Best Wish to Supporters who Travel to Croke Park next Sunday 13th of September from Rostellan, to Support the Cork Camogie Team. Let’s hope Hannah can bring back her second All-Ireland Medal to the Parish. Every Best Wish to Aghada Community Show Committee who hold their Annual Autumn Show on same day.

A BIG congratulations to everyone involved in the recent victorious All-Ireland Rowing Teams from Whitegate and East Ferry.

Thanks to all mentors who have included their name for the upcoming Child Protection Course which is being held in Rostellan on Thursday 24th September

Please Support Willie Ryan Hurling Tournament in Rostellan Saturday 12th in Rostellan 10am before heading to Pairc Ui Rinn to support Aghada Intermediate Hurling Squad.

“2 photos include Aghada Minor Football Team and Aghada U12 football team with members of the visiting Clan na nGael Football Team who enjoyed their time in Rostellan.

U13 Aghada v Killeagh Imokilly Plate final

On Wednesday the 2nd September all roads lead to Ladysbridge where our U13 Girls contested the Camogie U13 A Imokilly Plate final against Killeagh. It was a lovely mild evening in Castlemartyr and the conditions were perfect for a good game of camogie. The grounds were in excellent condition and the match was played on the new pitch. We already met Killeagh earlier in the competition when we had home advantage and a good result. The match was refereed by Dominic Rooney and commenced on time at 6.30pm. 

We scored 1st with an point and then Killeagh opened up out defense and hand passed two goals, we added 2 more points and the score at half time was Killeagh 2-1 to 0-3 Aghada. Their was little between the teams in terms of skill, save that we could not convert our goal chances. The second half started and we took the game to Killeagh with another great point, unfortunately we could not get any goals despite some great efforts from all our players. Killeagh added 2 further handpass goals in the second half to leave the final score 4-4 Killeagh to 0-5 Aghada. Great credit is due to the Aghada girls who battled to the very end. The team was as follows, Chloe McIntyre, Emer Cronin, Rachael Mills, Aine McGrath, Cliona Stafford, Rachael Leahy, Louise Walsh, Saoirse Geary, Mary Leahy, Racheal Barry, Katie Terry, Aine Wallace, Subs, Isobel Kelly, Clare Boylan, Roisin Keane, Aoibhinn Burke, Extended Panel, Ella Lewis, Caoimhe McCarthy, Caoimhe O Carroll, Aisling Gilroy, Aisling Geary, Layla Cummins.

“Come Hurl With Me Programme”

 

Over the last six weeks some of our parents were trained by an outside coach in the basics of Camogie. This programme was enabled by kind sponsorship from Cork Sports Partnership. Last Saturday this programme was finished with a very enjoyable blitz in Ballincollig. Teams of ten parents and their daughters from Clonakilty, Castlemartyr, Castlelyons, Bishopstown, Rockban and Aghada took part.

In each game the parents played the parents of the other team in a 10 min first half. In the second half the daughters took over and played for 15 min. The craic was mighty and despite predictions to the contrary no parents suffered any injuries. These parents now have a newfound appreciation of the efforts of their daughters on the camogie field. 

 

Thanks to all who made this possible, especially, the hosts Ballincollig, Munsters’s camogie development officer, Ross Corbett and Cork Sports partnership.

Bus to All Ireland Camogie Final - Sun Sept 13th

The club have organised a bus to support the Cork senior team as they take on Galway, on Sunday 13th September. There is currently 5 seats still available on the bus. Price - adults 35 euro and juveniles 20 euro. Price includes bus, ticket to the match and meal on the way home. If you would like to book a seat, please contact Vera on 087-6489381 or Aileen on 087-9692423 for further details.