Aghada notes

16 March, 2009

Aghada got this year’s football championship off to a fine start when they had a goal to spare over a very strong Glanmire team under lights in Carrigtwohill on Friday night. Having decided to play with the wind Aghada were first to score when a sweeping move from corner back up the field resulted in John O Connor scoring the opening point on 8 mins. Shortly after Aghada took command of the game when Matt O Connor ghosted through the Glanmire defence to slot home a wonderful goal. Sean O Donoghue popped up from midfield with another fine point from play and a free from Mark Lewis made it 1-3 to 0-0 after quarter of an hour. Glanmire came back into it and two fine points from play cut the margin. A 45 from Mark Lewis and a well taken fisted point from Mick Russell opened up a bit of a cushion for Aghada. Glanmire got one more point from play before half time to leave the scores at half time 1-5 to 0-3 in favour of Aghada. A great run and point from wing Back Paudie Wall got Aghada off to a perfect start in the second half. From this Glanmire charged into the game and kick 3 unanswered points to put the pressure back on Aghada. In the 44th min a free from Mark Lewis seemed to settle Aghada. An off the ball incident in which Paudie" Ronaldo Wall went down saw Glanmire being reduced to 14 men. Another Mark free gave Aghada a cushion of 5 points going into the last five minutes but 2 quick points from Glanmire saw the deficit cut to just a goal with a few minutes remaining. It was all hands on deck as we had to keep them out and it took a flying save from full back Conor Rice from a free kick at the end to see Aghada safely into the next round. Final score Aghada 1-8 Glanmire 0-8

Team:

Andrew O’Donoghue: Brian Wall: Conor Rice: Shane Wall: Paudie Wall: John Wall (captain): Declan Morrissey: Sean O’Donoghue: Aidan Kelleher: Miceal Russell: Stephen O’Keeffe: John O’Connor: Matt O’Connor; John Connolly: Mark Lewis.

IHL Aghada 2-17 Milford 1-13.

Aghada got their Intermediate hurling league campaign of to a flying start with a good victory against Milford away on Sunday Last. Missing a few regulars Aghada still had to much for their opponents and ran out winners by 7 points

Team -

Martin Day : Declan Kearney : Conor Rice : Kenneth O Keeffe : Shane Wall (0-1) : Paul Kilbane : Paudie Wall (0-1) : Stephen o Keeffe (0-2): Aidan Cotter (0-1) :John Connolly (0-2); Ronan Dwane : Finbarr Day : Cian Fleming (1-2); John O Connor :Trevor O Keeffe (1-6) . Subs: Brendan Crowley: Pearse O Neill (0-2)

6000 Lotto Jackpot

This week’s Lotto jackpot is € 6,000. Draw will take place on Thursday the 12th of March in Rosies Bar. Tickets cost €2.00 and are available in pubs and shops locally in the parish, as well as The River Inn Midleton and Jacko’s Bar Ballinacurra.

Last Weeks Results – No Winner. Numbers Drawn 4, 7, 16, and 24. Lucky Dip Winners – Mary Cahill - Lr, Aghada, Fr. Denis Kelleher - Aghada, Kevin O Connell- Aghada, Terry O Leary - Midleton, Margaret Kirby

Fixtures.

P 2 M H L Fri 20th Aghada V St Catherine's Away 7.30

I H L Sun 22nd Aghada V Argideen Rangers in Rostellan @ 3.00pm

Circuit Training

Circuit Training being held for G.A.A members in the gym hall for 6.30pm-7.30pm Thursday night. For Information contact Carol O Leary ITEC.Dip. Fitness Instructor 086 8112924.

Field Development Draw -

We launched the up coming draw to raise funds for the development of the 3rd playing field in Rostellan. First prize is a Car kindly supplied by East Cork Motors - many more cash prizes available as well. Tickets are priced at €30 or 2 for €50 and can be bought from all committee members.