Aghada GAA Club

Founded 1885

Co. Cork

Aghada GAA Newsletter 15th November 2022

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A Chara,

We have entered November and last Saturday night we had a very historic result in Bishopstown with our U16 hurlers beating the famed Glen Rovers to reach the premier one county hurling final. A brilliant achievement for these young lads and management. Here’s hoping they can be crowned the best U16 hurling team in Cork in a few weeks’ time.

Camogie:

Well done to the Aghada Camogie Junior team who won the Junior B County title last weekend. A historic victory that means the Aghada girls will be playing Junior A Camogie next year! Congratulations to all the players, management and club officials. No doubt the celebrations will be enjoyed throughout the winter.

AGM’s:

It’s that time of year again. The GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football AGMs are only around the corner. With Covid having caused havoc with all these type of events over the last few years, I think we will all agree it is great to be back in a position to hold in person annual general meetings. Aghada GAA Club’s AGM takes place on Monday the 21st of November in the clubhouse, with a starting time of 7pm SHARP. Please ensure you arrive on time. On Tuesday coming, the 15th of November (tonight), our juvenile AGM takes place at 7pm.

Aghada Camogie Club’s AGM takes place this Thursday night, the 17th of November at 8pm. Finally, Aghada Ladies Football Club’s AGM takes place on Monday the 28th of November at 7pm.

Hall lights:

Thanks to John Connolly, Dan Callanan and Anthony Connolly who erected new LED lights in our sports hall last weekend. These new lights look great and will be used throughout the winter by many of our teams and DMC Fitness.

Healthy club:

Our Healthy Club crew were in Croke Park at the Healthy club conference on Saturday and took home some valuable information with them on the programme. This initiative has been a great addition to our club and we’ve no doubt that it will grow even more with the fantastic people involved.

Junior C and Premier Intermediate Football League:

Our Junior C Footballers had a great win over Lisgoold last Wednesday evening in Rostellan in the semi-final of the East Cork Junior C Football Championship. It was a miserably wet night with many of our supporters sheltering in the dugouts! Our lads got out of the traps early and maintained the lead from start to finish in an assured and dogged performance. There were many good performances on the night but best on the night were Alan Walsh, Aidan Slye and man of the match Seán Óg O’Keeffe. The team now face Glanmire in the final of this championship on Sunday at 1pm with the venue to be confirmed. It would be great to get a big support to the game with the lads and management having put in a lot of effort all year. For once, this year, this championship will be finished before our AGM (just!) and here’s hoping a trophy will be coming back to the clubhouse on Sunday night.

This isn’t our last team in action this year with our premier intermediate footballers also down to play Kanturk for their league final. This game is provisionally fixed for the 3rd of December.

Schools coaching:

A few weeks ago, Aghada GAA, Aghada Camogie and Aghada LGFA met with Kim, Paula and Pat to thank them for the work they do coaching children hurling, camogie and football in our three local primary schools. The coaching they do is fantastic and is a crucial element in attracting the next generation to Páirc Liam Uí Riain. They were also presented with personalised coats on the night.

Lotto:

Have you seen our Club Lotto jackpot recently? It now stands at a monumental €15,500. Wouldn’t that go a long way to covering the Christmas shopping!

Tickets as usual are available online at https://bit.ly/3bWAiqD and in all the outlets listed below. 

  • Paddy O’Shea’s Post Office   
  • Lower Aghada Pharmacy   
  • The Pier Garage   
  • Rosies    
  • The Schooner   
  • The Long Point   
  • An Puc ar Buile, Ballinrostig   
  • Guileen Arms   
  • Jacko’s   
  • Days Eurospar, Whitegate   
  • The Sideline Café   

GAA 4 All:

Our GAA 4 All team finished up for the season after a highly successful first year. To round off the year, the children enjoyed a trip to Trabolgan where they played some very fun games and had a great day. Thanks to all the coaches who gave up their time on Saturday mornings throughout the summer. A special mention goes to Joel Pett here who put in trojan work to get this initiative up and running. GAA 4 All was fantastic for Aghada GAA club and we hope to see everyone back down in Rostellan early next year!

Well Sin é.

Hopefully you can attend the AGM’s taking place over the next few weeks. Please make every effort to support our Junior C footballers on Sunday when they go in search of the Junipr C double.

Slán,

Uinsionn Ó Ruacháin

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí

Vince Rohan

PRO - Aghada GAA

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