Aghada GAA Club Notes

10 October, 2016

Aghada Juvenile GAA Report

Aghada Juvenile Social

The Annual GAA/Ladies Presentation Social for Minor-U16-U14 Players, will be held in Garryvoe Hotel on Friday 2nd of December. Limited tickets available from November 1st. Adults €15 – Juvenile €12 – MUSIC by DJ Shane. The U12 and U10 players From ALL Clubs will have Presentation Social in Aghada Community Centre in January 2017.

Irish College

If you are a member of Aghada GAA-Camogie-Ladies Football Club, you can now apply for a place for a two/three week Irish course in Colaiste Na Mumhan and avail of a Discount as a GAA Member. Please contact Reece Bawden Aghada Juv. Sec. to get application Form.

Aghada Intermediate Hurling Clash

All roads lead to Youghal GAA Grounds next Sunday as Aghada Intermediate Hurlers take on Fr O’ Neills in the County Intermediate Semi-Final at 3pm. Every best wish to everyone involved with team. We hope to see ALL our supporters wearing the GREEN. We both have a Billy on the team but our manager is a WISER!!!!

Well done to Aghada Senior Football team and Mentors on their brilliant win over Clyda Rovers in the recent Senior Championship game played in Ballygarvan. The final score Aghada 2-09 to Clyda Rovers 0-14. Thanks to ALL Aghada Supporters who cheered on the Boys in GREEN.


We would like to express our sincere sympathy to the Henessey and Ryan Families on the Passing of Peggy Henessey (Nee Ryan) during the week. Peggy was a very dedicated supporter and Vice-President of Aghada GAA Club. Only a short few weeks ago, Peggy presented the Willie Ryan Trophy at the Annual Club Tournament.



Eastern U 13 Football A League Final Aghada 3-10 (19) Whitechurch 4-14 (26)

Aghada went into this u-13 league final full of confidence after a terrific semi-final win over a highly fancied Glenville, where the boys in green turned over a 20 odd point league defeat to a 25 point win to put them through to the final v Whitechurch. The game played on a Friday night in the Whitechurch venue the game started in blistering pace with both teams playing a attacking brand of football kicking some great scores. The half-time whistle sounded with Whitechurch leading by 2 points as the teams had a well-earned break. The second half began with Aghada on the back foot as Whitechurch took control, credit to Aghada they played their way back into the game with our forwards kicking delightful scores and our defence defending stoutly, we came within touching distance of pulling off a great win. It was not to be on this occasion as Whitechurch kicked on to win the game by 7 points. Well done to Whitechurch on their win. Great credit to all for an outstanding years football.

Eastern U 13 Hurling League Final Aghada 3-07 (16) Whitecross 2-02 (08)

Two days after losing the U-13 football league final, the Aghada boys picked up the Caman’s to play Whitecross in the league final played on All-Ireland football final in Rostellan on a Sunday morning, from the start Aghada took the game to the opposition and although the underfoot conditions were very tricky, great credit to both clubs on a great hours hurling with both teams getting great scores. The second half was a titanic battle as both teams exchanged scores, which at this stage were hard to come by. Finally the Aghada team drove on with some impressive scores to win this league final encounter. Well done to both teams on a great display of hurling, it was a wonderful win, and a huge cheer went up when Aghada’s own Michael Mulroy the Eastern board treasurer, presented the trophy to Aghada’s outstanding captain Michael Joseph Stafford. Great to win this league title after a fine years hurling.

08-10-2016 Eastern U 14 Football League Final Aghada 6-12 (30) St.Vincents 3-11 (20)

On the day when we as a club buried our beloved Vice-President and life long supporter Mrs. Peggy Hennessy RIP, our U-14 footballers, played with a heavy heart in the long awaited league football final against Saint Vincents who were going for a league and championship double. The team were very aware of the contribution made by the late Peggy and her family to Aghada Gaa, and vowed to give a display of true Aghada spirit in their final game of the year. The opening half was a close affair and both teams going at it and producing some great football, goalkeeper John Manning was finding our middle men of Neil Cunningham and energetic Conal Rooney who both gave a terrific display of football over the hour. Our centre forward Jack Colbert kicking over some great first half points, along with impressive wing back Michael Joseph Stafford were causing the Saint Vincents right wing plenty of trouble. The inside line of Ben Walsh and Eoin Motherway were fighting for every ball that was played into them and as well as kicking some scores were also putting their shoulder to the wheel and acting as defenders to pressurize the Vincents backs.

At the half time whistle the Aghada team were 4 points down on a score line of 2-07 to 1-06. The second half began with the now usual change of goalkeepers, as were blessed with two outstanding ones, as Danny McCarthy resumed his place between the posts and what an introduction to the game for Danny, as he had to call on all his goalkeeping experience to deny a certain Vincents goal. The inside defenders of reliable Donagh Collins and the consistence Dan Leahy were now playing football from the front and delivering great ball out of defence, where the fresh legged Fintan Coady and Kaelem Keane won ball after ball and Aghada’s time was on the way as some great scores were taken as 5-06 was put on the score board in the second half. The score of the match was a move with impressive wing back Sean Og O Keeffe winning the kick out and driving forward and with a number of Aghada’s forwards playing the give and go game the ball ended with scorer in chief Seamus Maloney who finished calmly to the net for one of his two goals over the hour. The game was now well and truly beyond return for Vincents as Aghada powered on to win the game by 10 points. Credit must also go to the squad players who togged out on the day and as still young enough to feature next year. Jubilant scenes at the final whistle, as after 56 sessions of football since early February the lads landed the trophy presented by our own board member Michael Mulroy to captain fantastic Aidan Slye, who had the difficult task of marking Vincents key forward and did so excellently. A nice touch in Aidan’s acceptance speech was his thoughtful mention of the great club person the late great Mrs. Peggy Hennessy RIP.