Match: U-16 County Semi Final v Glanmire
Aghada 5-4 Glanmire 2-11
Well where does one start about this game. The old clichÃ© of a game of two halves could be said about this match. Aghada dominated the first half with Glanmire dominating the second but the difference was that when Aghada dominated they put enough scores on the board to see the game out and when the pressure came on for Glanmire in the second half, there was no way through the Aghada defence as they were rock solid. The Aghada girls were quick out of the blocks in this game playing a lovely brand of fast free flowing football which the Glanmire defence couldnâ€™t deal with. Mary Leahy was the first player to rattle the back of the Glanmire net after a great assist from Eva Rose Boylan, quickly followed by a point from the boot of Lauren Mc Allister. Lauren Linehan then kicked two points of her own followed by a goal from Aileen Mc Grath after some tremendous work from Sarah Leahy and Clare Walsh. Lauren Mc Allister was to get the next one-one for Aghada before Lauren Linehan got Aghadaâ€™s fourth goal to leave the halftime score Aghada 4-4 Glanmire 1-3. Now the test would come for the Aghada girls in the second half and the question was, would they be able to pass this test… Glanmire came at Aghada in droves in this second half but some tremendous defending from Olivia Dyjak in goal who pulled off some great saves, Aine Mc Grath, Bridget Wall and Ayrn Quinn in the full back line who put up a wall to every Glanmire attack, Sally Mc Allister, Clare Walsh and Amy Hickman who also stood tall to every Glanmire attack and there was going to be no one deny Aghada on this occasion. Aileen Mc Grath also struck for her second goal in this half after a great assist from Sarah Walsh and Megan Sweeney, to leave the full time score Aghada 5-4 Glanmire 2-11. Great credit must be given to each and every member of the panel as two weeks previous this Glanmire team beat the Aghada girls by fifteen points in the League Final, so to turn around a beating like that in two weeks is extra special. Well done one and all. We now go on a meet Kinsale in the County Final who defeated Carrigaline in the other Semi Final. This is provisionally fixed for the weekend of the 17th / 18th September. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information. Panel: O. Dyjak, Aine Mc Grath, B. Wall, A. Quinn, S. Mc Allister, C. Walsh, A. Hickman, S. Leahy, ER. Boylan, M. Sweeney, S. Walsh, L. Linehan, M. Leahy, Aileen Mc Grath, L. Mc Allister, E. Cronin, A. Rose, K. Oâ€™Keeffe, K. Terry, M. Moran, K. Oâ€™Farrell and M. Culligan.
Our U-12â€™s were also in County action last weekend with a quarter final game against Castlehaven played in Innishannon. The Aghada girls played a lovely free flowing game of football and ran out comfortable winners. Credit to Castlehaven who never gave up but came up against a very strong Aghada team. We now go on and meet Courcey Rovers in the Semi Final which is fixed for next Saturday 10th. Time and venue TBC.
Our U-8â€™s played Rockban on Sunday morning last in Rostellan. Two games were played with every girl getting a game. These girls are the future of the club and it was great to see such a big turnout of supporters for this game. There was nearly more excitement at this match than there was at the All Ireland Final in the afternoon, which was great to see.
We would like to congratulate Roisin, Emma and Hannah on their win with the Cork Senior Ladies over Monaghan in the All Ireland Semi Final. They will now meet Dublin in the All Ireland Final on the 25th September in Croke Park. We would also like to wish Hannah the best of luck on Sunday next when she lines out for Cork in the All Ireland Camogie Final against Kilkenny.
U-12 County Semi Final v Courcey Rovers Saturday 10th Venue and Time TBC
U-16 County Final v Kinsale, Weekend of 17th / 18th Venue and Time TBC
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