Aghada GAA Club News

20 March, 2011

Our minors continued their winning ways last Sat on a wet and windy Rostellan field. Aghada were completely on top for most of the game but could not finish off Douglas’s third string.

Aghada moved the ball well and looked very good at times but poor shooting left them down. Indeed after playing with the elements the home side only lead by 0-4 to a single point at the short whistle.

This is despite been on top all lines. Right down the middle Aghada were strong Tim Hartnett at centre back, the centre field pairing of Dave Rice and William Leahy and Raymond Savage showed well. Aghada now facing the wind knocked over three points fairly quickly after the resumption, coming from the boot of Ryan O’Keeffe, Raymond Savage, and Davie Rice.

Douglas then got a rather handy goal when we should have cleared our lines. They followed this with a point and the game was back in the melting pot. But how Aghada responded as Scott Coyle Garde rattled the net to give Aghada a bit of a breather.

Back came the City boys and a similar goal was scored to again narrow the gap. Again Aghada responded with a goal from Raymond Savage, points followed and the home side recorded their 3rd win in a row.

Team

Jack Hayes, Gerard O’Brien, James O’Leary, Michael Burchill , Conor O’Driscoll, Tim Hartnett, Colm Murphy, William Leahy (0-1), David Rice (0-1), Raymond Savage (1-3), Ryan O’Keeffe (1-0), Dave Daly, Shane Bennett (0-1) Brian O’Byrne, Scott Coyle Garde (0-3) Subs used John Burchill, Shane O’Hanlon, Sean Daly, and Jake O’Donoghue

This followed their win second win of the season last Mon14th March with outstanding performances from David Rice, William Leahy, and Michael Burchill, Jack Hayes Gerard O’Brien, Michael Gilroy 0-1, John Burchill, Conor O’Driscoll, Tim Hartnett, David Rice 0-3, Michael Burchill, Raymond Savage 1-2, Ryan O’Keeffe (injured), Michael McCarthy 0-1, Scott Coyle Garde1-1, William Leahy 0-4, Bryan O’Byrne 1-0, Shane Bennett 1-1,

Subs used Colm Murphy, Shane O’Hanlon, and James O’Leary. Final score was Aghada 4-13 Aghabullogue 1-9

With no other fixtures for the coming weekend our next outing is against old rivals Midleton in the U21 A F C next Tue night the 29th Mar we have no venue yet so please see the web site www.aghadagaa.com for up to date fixtures.

The following Sat 2nd April Aghada meet neighbours Ballinacurra in the opening round of the Junior Football championship again we have no venue as yet.

History was made last Wed night 16th Mar when the Aghada Camogie Club was formed. A delegation from the county board was present for the meeting that was well attended. A Committee was formed on the night which will be finalised next Wed night when they meet again.

Ursula Day is the new Rúnaí. It is hoped to put out teams Juvenile teams at first but hope to have an adult team before to long. The first tournament starts next month so time is short. Any one interested please contact Ursula.

The Aghada hurling and football club is proud to be back this venture. Best of luck to all