Junior football league Div 2 Aghada 0-4 v Erin Own 3- 6
The Juniors had no joy when they played their 2nd league game of 2017, played on Friday the 17th in Rostellan. The 1st score of the game was an Erin Own goal after just 2 minutes. The Glounthaune outfit dominated the opening half playing with the wind, but racked up more wides than scores. Aghada with scores from Kyle O Shea, Jordan Ryan and Daniel Creedon kept Aghada very much in touch. With 5 minutes to the break it was 1-3 to 0-3 and anyones game. However before the short whistle Erin Own kicked a 4th point from a free, but more significantly Aghada lost Daniel Creedon to two yellow cards and Kalen O’Donoghue to a black card. Both were playing well and although turning to play with the wind for the 2nd half, it was now an uphill struggle for Aghada. It got worse when the 1st score of the 2nd half was again an Erin Own goal after 2 minutes. Aghada had plenty of possession, but with the numerical disadvantage, they never really threatened the scoreboard. A Ray Savage point was their only score of the half, and while Mathew O Connor went close to raising a green flag, Erins Own hit 1-1 in the 24th minute and that as they say was that. A plus for Aghada on the night was the return of Kane Looney at full back as well as good performances from Conal Rabbit, Kieran O Connor and Aiden O Connell. Aghada team Ciaran o Shea, Alan Walsh, Kane Looney, Kyle o Shea (0-1), Conal Rabbit, Kalen O Donoghue, Kieran O Connor, Aiden O Connell, Paul Daly, Cian O Driscoll, Charlie Terry, Daniel Creedon (0-1), Jordan Tynan(0-1), Matt O Connor, Gerard Melvin. Subs used Mathew Leahy, Aaron Butler, Ray Savage (0-1), Colm Power.