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LAST UPDATED Sat, 19 April, 2014 8:20 AM

SENIOR NEWS

All-Star and All-Ireland winner Pearse O’Neill has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

The Aghada man (33) came relatively late to the Cork team, making his début in 2006, but soon became a dominant presence in the middle of the field. He has collected four Allianz League titles, three Munster titles and of course, played a key role in the 2010 All-Ireland victory. He was named on the All-Star team in 2009.

Announcing his retirement this evening, O'Neill said, "I came onto the panel in 2006 and have loved representing my family, club and county by wearing the Cork jersey.

I want to thank all the backroom staff that have been involved during my time with Cork, in particular Billy Morgan and Conor Counihan who were the two managers I played under.

I also want to thank all the players that I played and trained with for all the enjoyment and memories, and I wish everyone involved in 2014 and further on all the very best".

Cork County Board would like to thank Pearse for his dedication and commitment to Cork GAA, and to wish him well in his future plans.


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LAST WEEK'S RESULT

WINNER : NONE

NUMBERS DRAWN: 3, 10, 20, 25

5 LUCKY DIP WINNERS - €30 EACH

MARY O RIORDAN

FRANK CASHMAN - AGHADA

GRACE LEACH - C/O BRIDGE CLUB

GERALD STAFFORD - BALLYVALOON

RYAN O DONOGHUE - KILVA



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Thur 3rd April 2014 CONGRAT'S TO DOT SMITH ON WINNING €13,750


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Thur 25th April 2013 CONGRAT'S TO BRENDAN COUNIHAN ON WINNING

€6,000


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Thur 31 Jan 2013 CONGRAT'S TO JOAN CROWLEY ON WINNING €20,000


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€7,250

Thur 17th Feb 2011 RESULT

NUMBERS DRAWN: 9, 11, 17, 24,

CONGRAT'S TO GRACE ON WINNING €17,750

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Juvenile News

 

AGHADA JUVENILE CLUB NEWS

 

Thur 8th Aug report on the Kellogg’s Cul camp

The Juv Club hosted a very successful Kellogg’s Cul camp, over a120 children attended including both French and German from 6 to 13 years of age. We had a star studded cast of coaches,from our very own Ronan Dwane Seámus Lawton visited from Castlemartyr Conor Lehane came fresh from Thurles after a very sweet win over the Cats and last but not least one of our own Club player Raymond Savage. On the ladies front from the Cork football panel the very popular Emma and Orlagh Farmer. They were ably assisted by Mark Healy Ryan O’Keeffe Conor O’Driscoll Hannah Looney Cassie Tynan and Amanda Bennett.

The Children did a combination of both hurling and football skills along with games. When the rain came spirits were not dampened a visit from Damien Cahalane from the Cork football Team cheered everyone up he stood for photographs and signed jerseys’ galore while Conor Lehane was on hand to sign the Camáns. A day late but not forgotten Conor Lehane celebrated his 21st and was presented with a cake not from Spar but made fresh on the day by Cathy Stafford. We took time out on Thursday as the rain fell again an opportunity to rest the tired muscles; we returned on Friday to the sun, the children put their new skills into action where both hurling and football games were played.
A big thank you to those who gave so generously of their time during the week, Eoin Mulligan who checked all the children in, Emir Stafford who collected all the kits manned the kitchen and toilet facilities and was helped by Fionnula Murphy, who also supervised breaks Mary O Shea who dealt with all the little injuries plenty T L C. Vera Terry and Gillian Looney who helped out on Wednesday Barry Moran for his photography skills along with the East Cork Journal and Midleton News. Not forgetting my ever patient Husband Alun who compiled the groups, kit lists and telephone numbers, he got more then he bargained for when he left the Welsh shores. Of course the camp would not have been complete without the presence of Tom Foley who kept both Adults and Children entertained.

Fri 4th July

Championship

Our under 14 footballers took their championship bow in Castlemartyr on Independence day - the 4th of July and blitzed Brian Dillons in the first half running up a total of 6 goals and 8 points to Brian Dillons 2 points. There was a spread of scores around the team but special mention must go to Vincent Rohan who amassed a total of 6 points against the city side. A fox in the box! The lads move on to the next round - the quarter final- where they will be playing Cill na Martra. Tough boyos if their Cork senior representative is anything to go by!

Our Under 16 footballers, meanwhile also get under way with an encounter against Kanturk on Monday the 8th of July with a venue still to be announced by the Central board, at the time of writing. Best of luck to the lads!

League fixtures

There are a few fixtures arranged for the next week. Aghada play Erins Own on the 10th down the field at 7.30pm, and the minir footballers warm up for their next round in the football championship with a league game against Youghal on the 12th.

Under 10

Under 10 footballers had a fine win over Erins Own last week, on the quarry field.

Well done Kyle!
Well done to Kyle O Shea on making the Cork Development Squad panel. A lot of hard work and talent from Kyle has been rewarded. The Cork Under 14s will be in action on the 13th of July in the Jim Power Tournament where they will be facing the other Munster counties.

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Fri 21st June

Championship

Hard luck to our under 14 hurlers and minor footballers who both lost championship games during the week. The under 14s lost to Ballygarvan whilst the Minors lost to Boherbue. There were definitely positives to be taken with some very good performances from players in both games. Most of the minor team are still eligible for minor next year, so they can build on this for 2014. Both teams did the club proud by trying their best and fighting until the end - what more can be asked when playing championship football and hurling.

U-10 Blitz - It got cancelled!

Our big blitz got cancelled after some poor weather early on in the morning had the organisers from Rebel Og worried about monsoons and a litany of complaints from travelling clubs. It actually turned out to be grand, and the blitz could have gone ahead. Word did not spread to Castlelyons however and they turned up awaiting their matches, their teas, coffees and biscuits. We duly obliged, playing them in a challenge game and treated their supporters to a fine feast of Coconut Creams. Thanks to all involved in helping out in the kitchen on the morning. Report on the game is on the website.

Upcoming fixtures are online - http://www.aghadagaa.com/

Under 6's

Great to see the under 6's in training at the weekend under the watchful eyes of Sean Norris, Jack Norris and Leslie Berry - some great players on the rise!

Other Results

Our under 12 footballers were the victims of a faulty watch in Cobh a couple of weeks back resulting in Cobh to hit an injury time winning goal. But they recovered at the weekend with big win against Sliabh Rua.

Good Luck!

Aghada take to the N20 again this weekend to venture up to Mourneabbey. Good luck to the Seniors against Newmarket on Saturday!




And finally...

A big congrats to Thomas O Neill and Maria Kiely on their recent engagement!

** Reminder - any mentors who would like to get match reports put on the website, please email hurler@eircom.net or myself, davidfohanlon@yahoo.co.uk. Anyone with any other juvenile news that they would like included on this email please email me on davidfohanlon@yahoo.co.uk

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Fri 14th June

Treasure Hunt! -

The fine weather greeted the treasure hunters last Friday. Thanks to all who supported the event and thanks to Vera Terry for organising the event and to all members who helped in any way on the night.


Under 8 Blitz


Last Saturday we hosted a Monster Blitz and our crack team of blitz experts showed off fantastic organisational skills as always. We managed to safely host the high volume of vehicles associated with a blitz of this size and there were plenty of treats for players and parents alike of all clubs from the kitchen. Well done to all involved it ran very smoothly and that is a credit to the committee members and parents involved.

Under 10 Blitz - This weekend


We are hosting an under 10 blitz this Saturday - football - we could have similar numbers as those we had last weekend, so again everyone be careful on Saturday morning not to knock down a child. Or an adult. We will have a traffic management team in place, as well as our kitchen superstars who will hopefully ensure that the blitz will be enjoyed by all, safely.

Under 14 Championship

At the time of writing this match has not been played, but the very best of luck to the lads tomorrow evening. All roads lead to Cobh for the match v Ballygarvan.


Other fixtures

Some upcoming league games (check maybe with someone connected to the panel for confirmation of these matches going ahead - sometimes these can change unexpectedly!)


U15 U15 Hurling HL 2 (1) Central
Aghada V St Colman’s in Rostellan Sat June 22nd at 3pm

And finally...

A big congrats to Thomas O Neill and Maria Kiely on their recent engagement!

** Reminder - any mentors who would like to get match reports put on the website, please email hurler@eircom.net or myself, davidfohanlon@yahoo.co.uk. Anyone with any other juvenile news that they would like included on this email please email me on davidfohanlon@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Thur 30th May

League Review!
At this point in the season with the exams coming up, things have quitened down in the leagues. A good time to have an update...

Under 12 footballers are lying in second position in a competitive group behind Cobh, and our hurlers are in or around Mid table with many games still left to play.

Our under 14 footballers are joint top of their league with Whitechurch and Ballinhassig. There is one game to go in that league Luck has not been on their side in the hurling, where they have finished a few places below that in 6th place.

Our under 15 hurlers are currently top of their league with a few more games to play, well done to them, and the U15 footballers are in midtable with a single game played (a fine win over Mitchelstown).

At under 16 hurling 6 out of 7 teams are all topping the table on 2 points each. Aghada is one of these. I am still trying to figure out how that is mathematically possible. Maybe it should be a question in the Leaving Cert! The footballers are motoring along very well and top their group at the midway point.

At Minor level, the hurlers have a few matches left the pocket some more points, and the footballers are in mid table at the half way stage.

Well done to all involved.


Upcoming Championship Match…

The Under 14 hurlers are up on the 13th of June at 7 in Cobh against Ballygarvan.

Latest Under 8 News – Mark White reports from Killeagh!
The U8 hurlers played in a blitz in Killeagh on Saturday 25th May. The event was a huge success for all involved, with teams from all over the county taking part. Aghada were able to field 3 teams in this 7-a-side competition. The improvements in the players over the course of the season were there for all to see, and both mentors and parents were very proud of how well the teams acquitted themselves. The emphasis for our players was on having fun, and the best thing about this event was that all the players enjoyed the experience. The hurling future for the club looks bright! Thanks to all the parents who helped out and supported the team on the day.
Blitzes

Starting Next weekend we will be hosting a series of blitzes at under 8 and 10 level where teams from all over cork will come to play in 4 monster blitzes, hurling and football. Much help will be needed on these days from parents - organising parking, refreshments etc. Anyone who can help please let the coach of the relevant team know.

Well done!
Well done to all involved with Aghada National School on their hurling success in the Sciath na Scoil.
Results
One result to report is from Under 12 football. A fine win for Richie, Tommy and their posse.Aggregate Score:: Aghada 17 goals and 13 points, Iniscarra 4 goals and 18 points.
Treasure Hunt!
It is on Friday June 7th at 7pm. This raises a lot of money for the juvenile club so we would ask families to please support what is always a fun evening. Lets hope the weather continues to be good to us!

U10 Hurling and Football Fixture – Tuesday the 4th of June vs Kiltha Og – 7pm in Castlemartyr


Under 10 Hurling and Football Training – Saturday morning at 11am

And finally…
Kevin passed on a letter to us from the Gardai. They are writing to clubs to let members know that there has been an increase in theft from cars at GAA clubs, be it during matches etc. So always be vigilant about locking up your car when at matches etc.
And sure, while I'm at it
On a personal note, thanks to all for their best wishes over the past few weeks. Myself and the missus are getting on grand after a great wedding day and a lovely sunny honeymoon. Stars of the wedding were Dr Brendan Crowley who performed a fine song in the church, albeit hampered by a niggling throat injury as well as veteran midfielder Thomas O Neill (30) who read so eloquently from the pulpit.

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Fri 10 May

Our U8 Hurlers & Footballers are training every weekend, and making great progress under the guidance of Alan Devoy, Mark White, Fergal Condon, Maurice Rice, Len Slye and parents who help. They are preparing for U8 Monster Football and Hurling Blitz to take place in Rostellan on the 8th of June and 27th of July from 10am to 12 noon.

Meanwhile our U10 Footballers played their 2nd league game on a windy wednesday evening on the 8th of May in Rostellan against Youghal, Under the the strong management of Jim Motherway and Lar Collins, the lads won one match and lost one,
The lads are in action again this Saturday in their first Hurling league game, up against Erins Own, in Rostellan at 11am, not to be missed.

Our U12 Footballers played on the 7th of May in Rostellan up against Valley Rovers. A great effort was given by the lads winning one game 3-8 to 2-2, an losing the other 3-6 to 2-4. Thanks to Richie Jnr and Tom Foley.
Under Alan Devoy, Len Slye and Murice Rice our U12 Hurlers played Eire Og and Cobh in Rostellan A great performance given from the lads.

Cul Camp Mania has hit Aghada again, Registration will be taking place on Saturday 11th of May, at 12 noon and again on Sunday 12th from 11am in the club house.
Any Enquires contact Margaret Atkinson on 0858228576

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Sat 4th May

The minor hurlers had a tough week , beaten by Erins Own on Tuesday in Rostellan. Howerever, they put in a magnificent performance against Passage on Thursday, losing very narrowly. While numbers are light here the committment is never in doubt. These lads give everything and are improving with Richie Lewis driving them on. Good things lie ahead for this group, we hope.

The under 15 footballers had a good win against Mitchelstown at the weekend and are moving along nicely as well.The under 14 footballers also beat Brian Dillons and are shaping up nicely with Championship coming up .The under 13 footballers had a defeat against Iniscara but they were seriously depleted and the result did not do them justice.

Meanwhile the under 8s put out two teams against Sars las Sunday and performed well. lastly , on the results front, the under 10s played their first football league game against Killeagh tonight, registering a good performance.


Jus a few items of note.

A reminder that the Culcamps are on from July 29th to the 2nd of August and the registration takes place on the 6th of May from 4.30. The first child is €55 the second, €45 and the third €40.

The Treasure hunt is coming up very soon so more news to follow. Lastly a chain and cross have been found in the dressing rooms. If anyone has lost this , please contact Dan Wall or Kevin Foley

 

Thur 25th April

Hello all, unfortunately I didn’t manage to submit a news update last week, but here goes for this week!
Some of our lads have a big schools match tomorrow - so we want to wish them the best of luck!

On Friday there is the Under 16 A Schools Football County Final - Midleton CBS v Rochestown at CIT at 7pm.

Good luck to Mark Healy, Daniel Creedon, Jack Farmer, John Looney and Kalen O Donoghue who are all involved John O'Brien is the Manager

Championship

The first age group for championship nowadays is under 13, and our under 13 footballers commenced their championship careers with a very good win over Sliabh Rua – well done to all involved. They were also the first Aghada Juvenile team in championship action. The report of this match is available on the website. They now move on to play Iniscarra on Monday night in Ballinure at 7.15pm
The elusive minor hurling championship game may be played on May 1st depending on Cork and Kerry Minor reults so keep up to date on the website about this.

League
Under 14 footballers are back to league action this week against the men from the tank field - Brian Dillons- Thursday in Rostellan at 7pm. Under 15 footballers head all the way up to Mitchelstown for a league game on Sunday at 1pm (yerra tisn't that bad, you'd fly up with the motorway) - don't forget the toll money!
Under 16 hurlers are at home on Monday night against Midleton
Minor hurlers are in action on the 30th of April and the 2nd.
Monster Blitz
No, it isn't a blitz featuring Godzilla, Dracula and the Honey Monster - it is the title of the under 8 and 10 blitzes organised by Rebel Og. We had our first one on Saturday in Carrigtwohill. 1,000,000 children were there (no exaggeration). We had two under 10 football teams in action and we played Carrigaline, Fr O Neills, Killeagh, Lisgoold and Cloyne/Russell Rovers. Some great performances from our lads. The good news is we are hosting a few of these this summer...
Treasure Hunt
Plans are under way for this years treasure hunt. Which will hopefully be held at the start of June. Vera is googling quiz questions - GPS orienteering mobile technologies will be banned this year.
Sin a bhfuil
I am out of the country for the next while, as I will be on my honeymoon, so Dan Wall and Margaret will be taking over the mantel of email scribes. Dan and Margaret will be well able to regale you with stories of our teams fortunes over the coming weeks and I look forward to catching up with all the news on my return.


RPH Fé 16A Football Final.

19:00 Midleton CBS vs Rochestown @ CIT Sports Complex extra time
5 Aghada players involved.
Mark Healy, Daniel Creedon, Jack Farmer. John Looney, Kalen O Donoghue.
John O'Brien is the Manager
Championship

The first age group for championship nowadays is under 13, and our under 13 footballers commenced their championship careers with a very good win over Sliabh Rua – well done to all involved. They were also the first Aghada Juvenile team in championship action. The report of this match is available on the website. They now move on to play Iniscarra on Monday night in Ballinure at 7.15pm
The elusive minor hurling championship game may be played on May 1st depending on Cork and Kerry Minor reults so keep up to date on the website about this.

League
Under 14 footballers are back to league action this week against the men from the tank field - Brian Dillons- Thursday in Rostellan at 7pm. Under 15 footballers head all the way up to Mitchelstown for a league game on Sunday at 1pm (yerra tisn't that bad, you'd fly up with the motorway) - don't forget the toll money!
Under 16 hurlers are at home on Monday night against Midleton
Minor hurlers are in action on the 30th of April and the 2nd.
Monster Blitz
No, it isn't a blitz featuring Godzilla, Dracula and the Honey Monster - it is the title of the under 8 and 10 blitzes organised by Rebel Og. We had our first one on Saturday in Carrigtwohill. 1,000,000 children were there (no exaggeration). We had two under 10 football teams in action and we played Carrigaline, Fr O Neills, Killeagh, Lisgoold and Cloyne/Russell Rovers. Some great performances from our lads. The good news is we are hosting a few of these this summer...
Treasure Hunt
Plans are under way for this years treasure hunt. Which will hopefully be held at the start of June. Vera is googling quiz questions - GPS orienteering mobile technologies will be banned this year.
Sin a bhfuil

 

Fri 15 Mar

We had a quiet enough week with all the problems with the weather! Not much to report here. So we will move swiftly on to the fixtures! We are hosting Feile on Saturday morning so we will have an array of clubs visiting, who will be playing football in a blitz-type format. Be sure to make it with action commencing from around 10am. We are crossing swords with Ballinure, St Catherines, Courcey Rovers and Whites Cross on the day, so an action packed day is in store. Good luck to Seanie O Keeffe, Sean Norris and Paidi Wall who are in charge here. Im also a selector but I'm away for the weekend! I'm gutted to be missing it! These are a great bunch of footballers so please do show them your support on what will be a special day for the club. Should we proceed on then we would have semi finals on the 19th.

Our under 16 footballers will be in action on the 21st against Passage, and possibly on the 24th away vs Mallow (this is to be confirmed). Minor Championship football v Boherbue has been pushed back until after under 21 is completed and they are in action against Carrigaline on Monday the 18th at 3pm in Rostellan. The hurlers will be back in action soon and hurling fixtures will be starting by the end of March/Start of April. Keep up to date on www.aghadagaa.com, and for up to the minute fixtures news join us on Twitter @aghadagaa.

Easter Camp

There is an Easter camp coming up on the 27th and 28th of March from 10.30am to 1pm in St Vincents GAA club. It costs 20 euros and will feature some fantastic coaching from inter county stars including Pa Cronin, Paudie O Sullivan, Pat Horgan and Ken O Halloran. To book a place text Paudie O Brien on 086 772 5411

Training Courses for Coaches

There are courses upcoming for coaches who need to get qualifications. These are really good courses and do help you develop your expertise, and can be a refresher for those who may have done courses before. For more information please call/text me on 085 8070107 and we can forward you on the emails we get about them. There are beginners courses, and advanced courses for those with the foundation qualification.

There is a practical coaching workshop for u8s and u10 coaches on Friday 22nd of March at 7pm in Killeagh GAA- looking at communicating, how to coach, organising a session, Fundamental movements training - this would be a great session to go to for anyone involved in the Saturday and Sunday morning trainings. Its free and you don't have to book a place.

St Patricks Day

"Be seen wear the green" is taken to a whole new level this Sunday as we prepare for the Whitegate parade. We are hoping that as many children as possible will make it down on the morning where we will be marching together to celebrate our Patron saint. No snakes allowed. For more info contact Margaret Atkinson - 083 445 9551

Tue 19th Feb

Juvenile membership

(€30 for one juvenile or €50 for 2 or more juveniles).

Family membership (€90 per family)

Membership Type Discounts


Welsh’s sports:-
10% discount from Welsh’s Sports, Market Green, Midleton.
(see below for details)

Trabolgan Holiday Centre:-
20% off Trabolgan Day Visitor Entry rates. (see below for details)
20% off the Trabolgan Membership Club rates. (see below for details)
Garryvoe Hotel Health Club:-
Corporate discount. (see below for details)

Mahers Sports:-
10% discount Bonus card for Mahers Sports Oliver Plunkett Street/Maylor street, North Main Street and Maher Golf Emporium, Penrose Wharf. (see below for details)
The Edge Sports:-
Loyalty Card up to 10% off The Edge Sports Shop, Kinsale Road, Cork & North Main Street, Cork. (see below for details)


Discount Details
Welsh’s Sports:
10% discount from Welsh’s Sports, Market Green, Midleton, on production of an Aghada juvenile membership card. Discount does not apply to items already on special offer/sale and gift vouchers.

Mahers Sports:
10% discount Bonus card for Mahers Sports Oliver Plunkett Street/Maylor street, North Main Street and Maher Golf Emporium, Penrose Wharf. Discount does not apply to items already on special offer/sale, golf balls and gift vouchers.

The Edge Sports Shop:
Loyalty Card up to 10% off The Edge Sports Shop, Kinsale Road, Cork & North Main Street, Cork. Discount does not apply to items already on special offer/sale and gift vouchers.

Trabolgan:

Garryvoe Hotel Health Club: 20% off Trabolgan Day Visitor Entry rates, on presentation of a form of photo ID and matching Aghada membership card.
20% off the Trabolgan Membership Club rates, on presentation of photo ID and their matching Aghada membership card, to myself at reception.
Trabolgan is open on the 22nd of March 2013 so the discount on day rates will come into effect then, but the discount on the membership will be valid from Friday February 15th until Tuesday April 30th 2013

All registered and paid members of Aghada GAA Club can now avail of a corporate discount at the local Garryvoe Hotel health club.


To claim your discount, please present your membership card along with a valid photo ID. All children must join with an adult

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Wed 13th Feb

Juvenile Social

This has been rescheduled for the 1st of March. There are still some tickets available, contact Finola Murphy on 086 836 3728 if you need to purchase a ticket for the night. Meal, DJ, fun for all ages.

Underage hurling

Underage hurling from Under 6 to Under 10 recommences on Sunday at 11.30am. Help needed, so if you can assist please let coaches know on the morning - you will be needed! Remember to have helmets and hurleys at the ready. The club shop will be open on most Sunday mornings so gear will also be available there for anyone who needs it.

Underage football

We hope to start Football on the Saturday of the following week at 11am. Again coaches/helpers are needed.

Registration

Registration days for 2013 are upcoming. Every child from Minor downwards must be registered or they wont be able to play in any matches/training.

Registration days are going to be in the clubhouse on Sunday 24th of February from 11.30am to 1pm and on Tuesday 26th of February, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Registration forms will be available on the day, but I will be emailing on registration forms to all people who have an email registered since last year. If you could have these printed off and filled in, this would be great.

Registration fees are:

For 1 juvenile member - 30 euro
For more than one - 50 euro
Family membership - 90 euro

For more info contact Carmel Kavanagh on 086 6099653

Fixtures

U14 Football League vs Bride Rovers (Away) 11.30am - Sunday 17th Feb

U14 Football League vs Lisgoold (Home) 11.30am - Sat 23rd Feb

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Wed 6th Feb

Results:

Our under 14s got off to a good start to the league with a fine win over Ballinhassig, 2.7 to 1.4 - Match report can be seen on www.aghadagaa.com

Scor na Paisti

On the 8th and 9th off February children from Aghada, Whitegate and Saleen are representing Aghada Juvenile Club in Lisgoold at the Scor na Paisti competition. Good luck to all taking part. We have singers, dancers, and brainy quiz boffins to name a few.

Fixtures for the coming week: (All football at this time of the year)

U16 Football League v Glenville in Rostellan - 9th February - 3pm
Minor Football League v Carrigaline in Rostellan - 10th February -7pm
U14 Football League vs Bride Rovers in Rathcormac - 17th February - 11.30am

Juvenile Social

This will now go ahead on March 1st at Garryvoe Hotel. Medals will be presented to last years under 11 and 12 panels after a victorious 2012.

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Tue 29th Jan

Juvenile Social

A reminder about tickets for the juvenile social in Garryvoe on Friday night. Medals will be presented to under 11 and 12 footballers who played so excellently in 2012.

Tickets available from Fionnuala Murphy (086 8363728), Vera Terry (087 6094885) or Cathy Stafford (0862664426) as well as from TKs Diner.

Gradings

The teams on the even ages have been graded by the County gradings committee. Our Minor footballers are graded at Premier 2 and will be playing in the Central Region. Under 16 footballers are also in Premier 2 playing in the central region also. Under 14s are playing in the Eastern Region - B grade. In hurling, our Minor Hurlers are A grade Eastern Region, our under 16s are playing at premier 2 in the Central region, and our under 14 hurlers are playing in the B grade of the Eastern region.

Football Leagues

Football Leagues are commencing over the next couple of weeks and the groups have been drawn.

Our minor footballers are in a group with some familiar friends from East Cork as well as a couple of teams from further afield:

Killeagh, Midleton, Youghal, Inniscarra, Dromtariffe, Carrigaline, Boherbue

Our under 16s face a few trips around the county:

Passage West, St Nicks, Bishopstown, Whitechurch, Mallow, Glenville, Charleville, Thomas Russells.

Our under 14s will be up against the following:

Lisgoold, Whitechurch, Ballinure, Cobh, Bride Rovers, Ballinhassig, Brian Dillons

Fixtures

We have the following fixtures upcoming

Minor Football - Prem 2 - League - Saturday the 2nd of Feb- In Rostellan - 2pm vs Carrigaline. If our pitch is unplayable then this may be moved to Carrigaline...

U14 Football League B - Sunday the 3rd of Feb- In Rostellan - 1pm vs Ballinhassig.

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Tue 22nd Jan

Juvenile Social

A reminder to all that we have the Juvenile Social coming up on the 1st of February. This is held in conjunction with the ladies club, and with meal, prizegivings and more, is always a night that the youth of the club enjoy. Tickets available from Fionnuala Murphy (086 8363728), Vera Terry (087 6094885) or Cathy Stafford (0862664426) as well as from TKs Diner. Tickets are in demand so try to get them as soon as you can.

Leagues starting to get going

Preparations are under way for the new year with gradings getting decided and coaches starting to come on board for the new year. We will be learning who will be in our groups for the leagues over the coming few weeks, as the delegates of the club, (led ably by Michael Mulry) attend many meetings in Cork behind the scenes. There are many meetings that he attends nearly every week and is very much an unsing hero of the club - so thanks again Michael. We will have news and information for the different age groups over the next few weeks.

Coaching Courses

There are coaching courses upcoming around the county for those of you who may be interested in getting a qualification, or further qualifications. The GAA operate courses for coaches working with Children, Youth and Adult. If you are interested in starting to get a coaching qualification or furthering what you have, then please let an officer of the juvenile club know and we can forward you on the information, or contact Dave on 085 807 0107.

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Tue 15th Jan

Aghada Juvenile Social

The glamour and glitz of the Juvenile Social is back again in 2013. The red carpet will be out to toast the juvenile stars of 2012, as we reflect on the year passed and make presentations to our winners from last year.

Where is it? Garryvoe Hotel!
When is it? Friday 1st of February
How much does it cost? 15 euro for an adult, 12 euro for a child.

How do I get the tickets?

We have sellers at the three schools of the parish. Look out for Cathy Stafford in Whitegate , Fionnuala Murphy in Aghada and Vera Terry in Saleen. They can also be purchased at TKs Diner in Whitegate!

Dinner, presentations and DJ on what is always a great night.

Aghada Under 16s Hurling - Valley Rovers 1-21 - Aghada 2.10

Aghada U16s lost out after extra time last Saturday to a strong Valley Rovers outfit. This was a league semi final, and to get to this stage was a very good achievement. Report to follow next week.

Aghada Under 14s Football

Our under 14 footballers kicked off the year with challenge match vs St Colmans (a combination of Cloyne and Russell Rovers) last Sunday. Our lads played some mighty football during the game and showed only a few bits of rustiness. All augurs well for the new year. Niall Hill was in fine form, very creative at half forward with some great passes and a fine score in the first half. Alan Hogan had a very good game also in Midfield in the second half with some very good distribution throughout. Luke Foley at corner back was very effective, and Ben Stafford and wing back too had a great game. A good start to the year.

Team: Donogh Rice, Barry Hoban, Kyle O Shea, Luke Foley, Ciaran Galligan, Marcus Leahy, Ben Stafford, Mark McCarthy, Conor O Callaghan, Niall Hill, Alan Hogan, Craig Hogan, Sean Morrissey, David O Sullivan, Conor Moloney, Cian Cotter, Liam Hennigan, Rory Slye

Gumshields

Robin Triggs has childrens Gumshields for sale at the shop retailing at €2.50. These are necessary for players minor or below, so make sure players have them, or they wont be allowed play! From now on the lack of teeth will purely be for dietary reasons rather than sporting reasons.

LADIES FOOTBALL NEWS

Tue Sept 10

Busy weekend For Aghada Ladies Football Club.

U-16 7 a side

On Saturday Sept 7th, a contingent from the Aghada Ladies U16 team travelled to West Clare to participate in the inaugural Kilmurry-Ibrickane All Ireland Ladies U16 Club 7-a-side blitz.

The team played their initial group matches in Milltown Malbay against Clare Galway (Galway), Banner (Clare) and Sarsfields (Kildare). The 20 minute matches were fast and intense, so all subs were used and interchanged frequently.

The girls then overcame neighbours Carrigtwohill to progress to the quarter final of the Plate Competition. The quarter final was played in nearby Mullagh against the local Kilmurry-Ibrickane team. The Aghada girls gave their all, but the game ended in a draw 3-6 to 4-3. Aghada lost out narrowly in the ensuing point shoot out from the 20 metre line.
It was then time for refreshments and to watch the Cork Senior Ladies in their semi-final victory over Kerry.

Well done to all the girls. Thanks to those who travelled in support, especially to Conor Phelan for his hospitality.

Aghada Panel: Sophie Bawden, Amanda Bennett, Clare Coghlan, Nessa Fitzpatrick, Hannah Looney, Máire McGovern, Julie Moynihan, Sorcha Phelan, Sinéad O’Driscoll, Cassie Tynan

Under 10 Blitz

Also on Saturday last a large number of girls travelled to Passage West to take part in their annual U 10 Blitz.
Over 64 teams from all over Ireland took part in what was a great day. Played in the Go Games format Aghada played Carrigtwohill, Naoibh Abán and Killarney Legion and acquitted themselves in every game. The games were presided by a fabulous parade with two marching bands and lots of cheering and chanting. Well done to all the girls and their parents and all who helped in any way especially Clair Robinson. Well done to Passage who had medals for everybody.

Aghada Panel
Lucy Quirke, Kyra Owers, Kakkindah Downing, Marie Moran, Aishling Giroy, Caoimhe O Carroll, Rachel Leahy, Aoibhan Robinson, Megan Harris, Ella Lewis, Ellen Moynihan, Kaithlin Smith, Lilly O Neill, Roisin O Callaghan, Meave McGrath, and Hannah Morgan.

Cathal McAllister

Congratulations to our PRO Cathal McAllister who refereed the Minor All Ireland hurling Final in Croke Park Yesterday. It was great to see Aghada represented on the biggest stage in the hurling calendar.

Well done again to Emma Farmer who came on in the All Ireland Ladies football semi final with Cork on Saturday and to Roisín Phelan who also was on the Cork panel.
Cork have now qualified for the All Ireland Final on Sunday Sept 29 in Croke Park.

U 12 County Quarter Final
Our U 12 girls are drawn against Gabriel Rangers in the County quarter final.This game is set to go ahead tomorrow night Sept 10th but ther is no venue arranged yet.Pleae keep looking at Ladies football facebook page and Aghada Twitter account for updates.

U 16 County Quarter Final

Our U 16 girls are playing Bishopstown on Friday night next Sept 13th at 7pm in Rostellan in the county quarter final.
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Sun 5th May

Aghada Ladies Football April round up.

Good weather has finally arrived and with it the opportunity of playing some football. Training for all age groups continues every Monday from 6 30 to 8 and most Thursdays for the juniors. New members are always welcome so why not come and give it a go.
The U 10 league is well under way and Aghada have started with two great wins against Rockbán and Carrigtwohill hopefully another match next week.
Our U 12 team have played 5 league matches and have been successful in all so keep it up.
U 14 girls defeated St Coleman’s and Rockbán have one match left in the league against Bride Rovers and this is arranged for Rostellan for Monday May 13th so after a poor start we still have the opportunity of qualifying for the county so a big effort is required.
The U 16 girls recorded two outstanding wins in the last few weeks against Mayfield and Eirns Ówn and now also are down to their last match V Midleton .Hopefully this can be played before we stop for the Exams.
The Junior Ladies have been transformed this year and have qualified for the league semi final v Dripsey this is a marvellous achievement for this bunch of girls who have got better and better as the season progressed.
Congratulations
Congratulations to Emma Farmer and Roisin Phelan who are members of the Cork Senior team who have qualified for the All Ireland League final which will be played in Dublin next weekend .Best of luck to both of you and hopefully you will bring home two more All Ireland medals to Aghada.
Congratulations also to Emma on her award from CIT for her achievements with the Cork senior Ladies last year.
Congratulations and well done to Hannah Looney who was outstanding in Cork Ladies football U 16s win v Kerry in the Munster final recently and best wishes to her in the All Ireland Minor Camogie final replay next weekend.
Best wishes also to Christine Moran, Sara Leahy, Aileen McGrath and the Cork Ladies Football U 14 team who take on Kerry in the Munster final next Saturday May 11th in CIT at 6 pm
The following weekend they travel to Mullingar with the Cork U 14 squad for the U 14 intercounty All Ireland Blitz so the best of luck to you all.
Finally all East Cork and county games at U 16 and Junior will stop after next weekend May 12th to allow players to concentrate on Exams and will start up again at the end of June. We wish all our girls doing Exams this year every success.

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Mon 4th Mar

Aghada Ladies’ Football Turn on The Style.
Aghada Ladies’ football held their Annual Social in conjunction with Aghada GAA Juvenile section on Friday night last in Garryvoe hotel. Over 250 girls and boys packed the hotel for a great night of fun and entertainment. After a lovely meal our two Cork senior players Róisín Phelan and Emma Farmer presented the girls from various age groups with their medals. First up were the U 10 girls who won the East Cork league led by their captains Mary Leahy and Áine McGrath. Cathal Cronin did great job with this team as some of the girls had never played before.
Then it was the turn of the U 12 girls who did the club proud in winning the East Cork League and also the County B title. Cathal and Ann Marie McAllister put the finishing touches to this team who were extremely balanced through out. Unfortunately Sarah Leahy their captain was not present as she was representing Aghada in the Scór Na bPáistí East Cork Final in Watergrasshill with a number of other girls and boys.
Finally it was the turn of our U 14 girls who Ian Rose and Tracy O Neill brought over the winning line and while all the girls looked very lovely this team took the honours in the style department with platform shoes being the order of the night.
Most Improved Footballers for 2012 went to Holly Hoban, Angie Stratos, Ciara O Hanlon and new comer Sophie Long.
Presentations were also made to Róisín Phelan and Emma Farmer for their achievements with the Cork Senior Ladies’ footballers who won the All Ireland. Roisin also won a Munster medal with the Cork Minor Ladies.
Hannah Looney and Cassie Tynan were recognised for the part in U 16 Cork ladies who won Munster and were narrowly beaten in the All Ireland Final.
Young and not so young had a great time and danced the night away to an energetic DISCO.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Aghada GAA for their continued support and the use of their facilities in Rostellan and the Juvenile section for their great work in organising the annual social.
Thanks to our major sponsors McCarthy Commercials and Robinson’s Tyres for their support and also to all others who help us continually through out the year.
Thank you to all the parents who put in so much time behind the scenes getting the girls to matches and training and also to all the trainers and mentors who do outstanding work.
Finally a great thank you to all the girls and young ladies who give us hours of pleasure playing for Aghada.
Registration night.
Registration will take place on Monday night March 11th 2013 in the clubrooms Rostellan. Everyone welcome.
Training continues every Monday night from 6 30 pm to 8 pm.
Well done to our Junior Ladies’ football team who opened the season with a great win over Michelstown on Sunday in Rostellan winning on a score line of Aghada 2-5 Michelstown 2-4
Congratulations to Kate O Shea on winning the solo instrumental music section in the East Cork Scór Na bPáistí Final. Kate now goes on to represent Imokilly in the county.


Mon 25th Feb

Next Friday night March 1st the girls of Aghada Ladies Football Club will celebrate their achievements in 2012 when they hold their annual social in Garryvoe Hotel. Held in Conjunction with the Juvenile section of Aghada GAA the evening promises to be a great night for all.


Last year will go down as one of the most successful in the history of the club Our U 10 girls took the ‘B’ East Cork title. The U 12 girls won the County’ B’ Championship beating Nemo Rangers in a thrilling final. The U 14 team took the ‘D’ East Cork League and the U 16 girls won the ‘B’ East Cork Championship.


Emma Farmer and Roisin Phelan were on the Cork Senior panel who won the All Ireland Senior title and Roisin also played on the Cork Minor team who took Munster honours. Hannah Looney and Cassie Tynan were on the Cork U 16 Panel who also won the Munster title and narrowly lost out to Galway in the All Ireland Final.
The 2013 season is well under way but unfortunately Aghada have started poorly. Our U 14 girls went down to Fermoy in their first game but bounced back with a win to a very under strength Watergrasshill side in their next encounter. Our U 16 team were well beaten by Bride Rovers and last weekend by Glanmire so hopefully things will pick up as the season progresses. Girls U 12 league will start late in March with U 10and U 8s starting in April.
Our junior footballers play their first game of the season on Sunday next against Michelstown in Rostellan at 1 pm.


Congratulations to Emma Farmer, Roisin Phelan, Hannah Looney, Christine Moran, Sarah Leahy and Aileen McGrath who have all made various Cork football panels for 2013. Best wishes also to all the girls and boys who are representing Aghada in the Scór Na bPáistí East Cork finals that are on next Friday night March 1st at 7 pm in Watergrasshill.


Training has started for all grades and is on every Monday night in Rostellan GAA grounds from 6 30 pm to 8 pm. Registration will take place in a few weeks but all girls from the parish are invited to come down and train with us and see how you would like Ladies Football.


A very successful training course in first aid was held in the club rooms last weekend and there also are various courses in many aspects of Ladies football training available. These training courses will be ran over the next few weeks and if you are interested please contact the secretary or any member of the committee as soon as possible as these courses are county wide and places are limited.


Please help us to help the girls: We still require parents who are willing to give a hand at various aspects of running the club.
No experience required. “ Many hands make light work”

Sun 17th Feb

Basic First Aid Course for Trainers, Mentors and anyone that is interested.


In Aghada GAA Clubrooms in Rostellan On Friday next February 22nd at 7 pm

This course is for anyone who would be on the sideline at matches.
It is very basic but you might be able to help some one.
The course is free and open to all interested in GAA games,
Ladies’ Football and Camogie. Please contact Barry Moran 0876294540 , Kevin Foley 0878030062 or Barry Day 0868075050

Congratulations to Emma Farmer and Rosin Phelan who both played for the Cork senior ladies football team in their win over Tyrone in Killeagh on Sun 17th Feb

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Aghada Ladies Football Club Annual Long Kick 2013 Sponsored by the Schooner Bar Whitegate


2013 got off to a flying start when a record number of footballers young and not so young turned out in brilliant sunshine to take part in the Annual long kick competition held by Aghada Ladies Football club on New Years Day.


A total of 36 teams battled with a new course this year and the large crowd seemed to like it as there was a lot of downhill in it. Once again the competition was sponsored by the Schooner Bar in Whitegate and the prizes were presented after the event by Julie McInnis proprietor.
A big thank you to everybody who took part and to all who helped in any way especially the stewards and referees who kept the footballers on the straight and narrow. A special work of thanks to Tracy and Kevin O Neill for there hospitality and help .Thanks again to Julie of the Schooner Bar for again sponsoring the event and to all our other sponsors.
Top 3 teams


1st Sarah Berry (Capt) Arron Berry, Ciaran O’Shea & Kiva O Keeffe.

2nd Hannah Looney, Ciara Counihan, Christine and Marie Moran

3rd Bernard Tynan, Jordan Tynan, Jack & Ian Farmer.


Training will recommence for all age groups at the end of January but you will be all notified of the exact date. Also the annual victory social held in conjunction with Aghada Juvenile GAA section will be held on Friday February 1st in Garryvoe Hotel and tickets will be on sale shortly from the usual outlets. see images

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Aghada Ladies Football held there annual AGM on Friday 16th. There was a good crowd in attendance. Ian Rose Chairperson got proceedings under way, followed by the secretary's report from Arleen Tynan. The secretary's report was adopted. Next on the agenda was the treasurers report compiled by Reece Bawden. Again this was adopted but there is a lot of fundraising to be done and this starts on 1st December when we are bag packing in Tescos. This is a big fundraiser so we need all hands on board. Again like the secretary's this was adopted. After all the reports were finished the reports from the various teams were read out. Next on the Agenda was the appointment of the incoming officers who are as follows Chairperson Ian Rose, Vice Chairperson Reece Bawden, Secretary Barry Moran, Treasurer Michelle O'Driscoll, PRO Cathal Mc Allister, Register Marie Wall Committee members Tracey O'Neill, Pat Wall, Laura Burchill. Also some of the team coaches were confirmed but are to be ratified at the first committee meeting. That ended proceedings. The first committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 21st at 8.00 in Club House to discuss bag packing fundraiser.

Photo Courtsey Ray McManus Sportsfile

Aghada Ladies Football All Ireland Trip 2012.
Congratulations to Emma Farmer and Roisin Phelan who were part of the Cork Senior ladies Squad who won the Senior Ladies Football All Ireland Final on Sunday.
On Sunday morning a group from the club travelled by bus to support the girls and what a great and eventful day it was. Having left Rostellan at 8 O Clock and picked up our passengers at various points we were well on our way by 8 30. Unfortunately the bus broke down just outside Glanmire and we had to wait an hour for a replacement. On our way to Croke Park we played a game with most of our U- 12 girls against a strong Ballyboden St Endas selection with the Dublin champions slightly stronger than us. Our sincere thanks go to the Ballyboden Club who had a great spread of food and goodies for us all and hopefully they will come to Cork so we can return the favour.
On wards to the big game and what a great afternoon we had. The two Aghada girls did not make the team but we were all very proud of seeing them in Croke Park. Great win for the rebelettes and most of our young girls managed to appear on the big screen and on TG4 After the celebrations we made our way home stopping for a bite to eat in Abbeyleix .We eventually arrived home at 11 o Clock after a great day. Thanks to all who travelled and all the adults who kept all the youngsters safe and well. A special word of thanks to Ann Marie McAllister who put the trip together and to Board Gais for their generous sponsorship.
Well done to all the Junior Ladies who made the trip to Malahide to compete in the All Ireland 7s competition. This was a young group of players who put up a great performance and enjoyed the experience.
Monday night was another proud night as the Cork senior Ladies arrived home with the cup for the 7th time in 8 years and were introduced to the crowd in the South Mall. John Motherway gave a marvellous rendition of the banks to round off another great night.

 

 

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