Fixture: U16A Camogie Championship 3rd round
Teams: Ballincollig v Aghada
Venue: Ballincollig GAA Grounds
Date: Wednesday 4th Oct 2017
The Play: Aghada travelled to Ballincollig on Wednesday 4th October for the 3rd round of U16A championship. Aghada started the brighter when they scored the first 2 points of the game. Ballincollig registered a point from play. Aghada responded immediately with a point. After the first 10 minutes Aghada had settled well and 3 of their forwards had registered a score. However Ballincollig responded with a goal and got a run on Aghada and went on a scoring spree. Aghada made some positional changes heading towards half time and registered a further 4 points. Ballincollig led at half time 2-09 to 0-07. Aghada came out in the second half a more determined team. They scored a goal and 2 points in first 5 minutes of the second half . Aghada were playing well and the turning point in the game came when the Aghada broke through on goal for the ball to strike the upright and rebound back out. Ballincollig went down the other side of the field to score a goal.
This goal spurred on Ballincollig and they registered a further 2 points and led 3-11 to 1-09 . The Aghada girls kept battling and were rewarded with a goal of their own. Points were being traded by both sides. Aghada ran out the subs bench to see if fresh legs would spur the team on in the last 10 minutes. However it was not their day and 2 lapses in defence led Ballincollig to score 2 goals in the last 3 minutes of the game. Ballincollig won 5-14 to 2-11. This was a terrific team performance by the girls who on the day were beaten by a very good Ballincollig side. On the night Aghada had 6 different scorers.
Teams: R O Callaghan, A Rose, K Terry, E Cronin , K O Farrell, A McGrath(0-01), E Boylan(0-06), M Leahy, L McAllister(1-01), C Walsh(1-01), A Smyth(0-01), R Barry, C Stafford, K Stafford , D Byrne, C Boylan, S Geary, M Culligan, R Keane(0-1), R Leahy
Next up: Charleville 13th October U18B 3rd camogie championship in Rostellan. Best of luck to the junior A footballers on 7th October in Mallow playing the Munster club semi final against Fethard. 6 girls from the U16A squad are on the junior football panel.