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Championship Time is back
For club players, championship action is like the proverbial buses. Nothing comes along for months and then 5 come along all at once!! Maybe a slight exaggeration here . . . . . . . but only slight.
This Saturday night our senior footballers play the 2nd round of the Cork County Senior football championship against Clyda Rovers. The game takes place in Pairc Ui Rinn with a 7pm throw in (extra time if necessary). It will be our third meeting with the men from Mourne Abbey in recent years and with both clubs sharing one win each, it’s a game that is sure to go down to the wire again on Saturday. So go along and support the lads, it could make the difference. Best of luck to all involved.
The following Wednesday we are back to Pairc Ui Rinn, where our U21 footballers play the quarter final of the county against Kilmurray. The U21’s gave a great performance the last time out in Pairc Ui Rinn when they defeated St. Michaels in the county 1st round. However Kilmurray are the same opposition that knocked us out of the county last year, with a last minute goal so a tougher task awaits this group on this occasion. Throw in for this one is 7.30pm and all the best to those involved here aswell.
After that we also have U21 hurling and Junior B hurling championships all scheduled for the next couple of weeks, (exact dates still to be finalised)with the Premier Intermediate hurling championship also on the horizon, down for the 1st weekend in August at present.
Check the website for most up to date info.
Result – Senior football lge Div 4 – Aghada 3-16 v Kildorrey 2-10; Rostellan 4/7/2018
Our footballers continued their push for promotion from this league with a good performance and victory over Kildorrey in Rostellan on Wednesday night. Aghada got off to a flyer when from the throw in, Josh O Shea set up Cian Fleming for the opening point. 5 Minutes later it was 3 points to nil for Aghada as Tim Hartnett and Kevin O’Hanlon added points. The visitors opened their account with a pointed free, but straight away Aghada answered this emphatically. A sweeping move involving O Shea, Hanlon and Tom O’Neill ended with Fleming firing home a good goal from close range. He followed this up with a pointed free and with a quarter gone, Aghada led 1-4 v 0-1. 2 pointed frees from Kildorrey did nothing to slow down the Aghada attacks. Another sweeping move on 20 minutes ended with Hanlon rattling the crossbar. 6 minutes later the corner forward made no mistake and he registered Aghada’s second goal after good build up play from Shane Bennett and Mattie O’Connor. In between these strikes, impressive wing back Mattie O’Connor had kicked 2 fine scores and Pearse O’Neill also had a point on the run from midfield. Another free from the North Cork outfit was the only reply and further points from O’Neill and Fleming completed the scoring to leave Aghada with a sizeable lead on a 2-9 v 0-4 score line at the half time whistle.
Credit Kildorrey, they came out fighting in the second period. And while they never really looked like overhauling the deficit, they would go on to ‘win’ the second half. This time from the throw in, Kildorrey scored, and it was their first green flag to lift their spirits. They followed it up immediately with a point from play. Next Bennett and Fleming hit 2 points in a minute, in a whirlwind start to the second half. With only 7 minutes on the clock, Kildorrey had their second goal. This one from a well struck penalty. Aghada were glad of a super point from wing back, Conor O’Driscoll and another from Fleming to steady the ship and when a strong run from defence from O’Hanlon resulted in Tom O’Neill point, the score with 15 to play was Aghada 2-14 v Kildorrey 2-6. From here to the end it was tit for tat. Kildorrey hitting one more than Aghada of the 7 scores kicked before the final whistle. Bennett had two points for Aghada, one set up by O’Shea and one by Aaron Berry. Berry then intercepted a Kildorrey clearance and put fellow substitute Ray Savage through on goals and he buried a fine 3rd goal for Aghada in injury time.
Aghada Team and scorers - Andy O' Donoghue, Shane Wall, Michael Russell, Kalen O'Donoghue, Conor O'Driscoll (0-1), Jordan Tynan, Mathew O'Connor (0-2), Tom O'Neill (0-1), Pearce O'Neill (0-2), Daniel Creedon, Josh O Shea, Tim Hartnett(0-1), Shane Bennett (0-3), Cian Fleming (1-5,0-4 f's), Kevin O 'Hanlon (1-1). Subs Used David Rice, Ronan Kennedy, Aaron Berry, Aiden O'Connell, Ray Savage (1-0).
Result – County Junior B football league – Aghada 1-4 v St John’s 2-8
East Cork Harbour Marathon and Unwanted Gear day
The marathon is coming at us fast now. The 11th of August will see over 1,000 runners descend on our parish as the East Cork Harbour marathon crew drive the event from strength to strength. So get your entry in if you’re running and get ready to help out if you’re not.
The juvenile committee is planning an unwanted gear day on Sunday 15th July at Rostellan. Any unwanted gear including helmets and hurleys would be gratefully received by the committee and put to good use. With the Cul camp on the horizon it's a good chance to check the shed & under the stairs for any gear no longer being used. Times TBC.
The current jackpot is €2,500 and the next draw is on Thursday 12th in the Long Point. Last week’s numbers were 10,20,25,26. There was no jackpot winner, but congratulations to Olivia Roche, Niall Lehane, Adrian O Donovan, Paddy Powell and Kevin O’Connell who each won a €30 lucky dip.