Aghada GAA Notes

07 December, 2015

New Committee Aghada Juvenile GAA Committee held the first committee meeting for the 2016 season in Rostellan Clubhouse on Thursday 5th under the new Chairman Donal Walsh. There was a very busy itinerary to be discussed, with major events getting the gloss going over, with all committee members present to have their input in the final decisions.

Fireman Paul Brings Santa To Rostellan

On Friday December 4th the bad weather became an issue with Santa unable to arrive in Rostellan on his sleigh to meet and greet the Aghada U8/U6 players. As the young players were indoors partaking in a training session, others arrive in club house when they became distracted with the sound of a siren and the flashing light. As their curiosity got the better of them, they rushed outdoor to witness Santa emerging from the fire engine. Each player got to meet Santa( Ho Ho Ho) and received a selection box, certificate and medal for their commitment to training and matches with Aghada Hurling and Football Club during the year. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this a most memorable event for both the young and the not so young members of our club.

Scor Table Quiz:

Well done to Ciaran Galligan, Vincent Rohan, Niall Hill and David O’Sullivan on winning the East Cork Scorn a nOg Final. This team will now compete in the County Scor Table Quiz in Bishopstown GAA Pavilion on Friday 11th of December. Time: 7.30pm. (We might be ringing one of the team, to let them know they WON the Car!!!!)

Parish Leagues:- Trabolgan Cup

During the month of November, (55) U10 hurling players participated in the parish leagues each Friday evening displaying their skills in three games under lights, which proved to be beneficial with the change of atmosphere. The teams were named after Four recently deceased members of Aghada club. Billy Ahern – Robbie Steele – Martin Coleman and Maurice Cashman. The Grand Final was held on Sunday November 29th with each player bringing plenty support to encourage each Childs performance during the games.

The Billy Ahern team emerged as winners and received the Trabolgan Cup. A special word of thanks from Aghada Juvenile Club to Aileen Steele, Karen Coleman, Ella/Adam Lewis and Anthony Ahern for attending the Parish league final and presenting medals to all players from the four teams. Thanks to all parents, supporters, mentors, and coaches for their commitment which contributed to the success of the 2015 Parish Leagues.

Long Puc: Our Annual Long Puc will take place in Whitegate Village on Saturday December 26th (St. Stephan Day) Time: 11am. The Juvenile Committee are presently coordinating Sponsorship Cards to be distributed to our dedicated members. This fundraising event provides new sport equipment and helps with the cost of promoting our game of hurling/football to our thriving Aghada under age Players, from minor to our new members. Please support. If you do not receive a card, please come along on the day a take part in this FUN event.

You have until Thursday 10th of Dec. TO PLEASE SUPPORT AGHADA GAA FUNDRAISING DRAW-1st Prize Seat Ibiza 5dr Car Retail Value of €16,500 (no cash alternative) and numerous cash prizes – tickets available from all committee members. (Up Keep of Grounds and Facilities for all players)

Medal Presentation Night: Aghada Community Hall is the venue for Aghada Juvenile Medal Presentation Evening for our Juvenile Players (U16-U12) on Friday January 15th Time: 7.15pm. (Tickets available at door €5 each or Family €15) Light Refreshments. Everyone Welcome.

Congratulation and every best wish to Eoin O’ Neill on his recent GAA appointment as a member of the Cork Senior Football Coaching Squad. Thanks Eoin for all your help on the 2015 committee and your involvement with the successful U16 Aghada Football County Championship Winning Team.

Child Protection Course: In the past six weeks Aghada Juvenile GAA-Camogie- Ladies Football Clubs have held a second child protection course in Rostellan Club house. As it will be mandatory for all coaches of underage teams to have completed the above, it is very encouraging that each coach takes their role very seriously and a third course is been planned for the New Year. (GAA Child Protection Officer: Gill Berry). A foundation Course will be also be arranged for Feb. for new coaches and Gaisce/TY School Members who will be eligible to help with Cul Camp.