Beatha agus sláinte daoibh go léir.
Hopefully, everyone is enjoying the return to action down in Rostellan over the last few weeks. It is great to see both young and old enjoying our marvellous facilities. Nearly all our teams have returned to training and matches are very much on the horizon now over the next few weeks. Unfortunately, our first official week back in action wasn’t that successful. Our junior footballers had a hard night at the office on Friday last where they lost out to a strong Carrigtwohill side. On Sunday, our premier intermediate footballers faced Kanturk in the 2022 Cork Credit Unions Division 2 League Final. This game doubled up as our first league fixture of 2023 but unfortunately, it was double misery for the men in green as we lost out to an impressive Kanturk team. The lads find themselves in a very competitive division this year so there’ll be plenty of tough battles ahead but we’ve no doubt this will stand us in good stead heading into championship later in the Summer. On the bright side, our minor footballers drew their opening league fixture of the year against Youghal on Saturday, so the weekend did bring a bit of joy. Read about this game in Juvenile PRO Donal Walsh’s notes below. Fingers crossed our 3 hurling teams, and U21 ladies' football team will be on the right side of their respective results this weekend.
Junior Football League:
Aghada 0-05 Carrigtwohill 2-11
Premier Intermediate Football League:
Aghaad 1-07 Kanturk 2-15
Minor Football League:
Aghada 1-09 Youghal 3-03
Fixtures for the week ahead:
Aghada Vs St. Finbarr's, Saturday at 1 pm in Rostellan. (U18 HL)
Aghada Vs Mourneabbey, Sunday at 11 am in Rostellan (Ladies U21 Football Championship)
Aghada Vs Argideen Rangers, Sunday at 12 noon in Timoleague. (IHL)
Aghada Vs Youghal, Monday at 7:45 pm in Rostellan. (JHL)
Aghada Vs Carraig na bhFearr, Wednesday at 7:45 pm in Rostellan. (JCFL)
Celebration Night Tickets:
Tickets for our upcoming celebration night in Garryvoe Hotel are flying out the door. With less than 2 weeks to go until the big event, if you haven’t got your tickets yet, you should hurry before they are all gone! As the saying goes, once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Tickets are available tonight (Friday) in the clubhouse between 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm.
Tickets are also available between 7-7:30 pm Monday-Thursday next week. It is best to get the tickets early however as they could be gone by the end of next week.
If you cannot make it next week, text any of the people below with your name and how many tickets you require.
Áine Cronin 087 952 5358
Gillian Berry 086 344 4296
Sheila Linehan 087 744 2964
Richie Condon 086 891 2615
Vince Rohan 085 1938 088
There was no winner of our club lotto last night which means the jackpot rises to a huge €19,500. Wouldn't that be a sweet win? Tickets are available in all the usual outlets and online at https://bit.ly/3bWAiqD
Last Night’s Results:
Rebels Bounty ticket sales are going well, and we would like to thank everyone who has signed back up for the draw in 2023. This draw is a vital fundraising initiative for the club and last year helped us develop our beautiful new walking track and also our new harbour viewing area behind the main dressing rooms. Of course, one could always look at the big developments, but the Rebels Bounty funds are crucial in the running of our club on a day-to-day basis. This includes cutting our three pitches, fertilizer, electricity costs, servicing of our floodlights, the operation of our teams etc. If you haven’t signed up for Rebels Bounty 2023 yet, please do consider supporting your club here. Make sure to select AGHADA as your chosen club!!!
Click here: https://gaacork.ie/rebelsbounty/
Well done to everyone involved in the recent Ireland Lights Up walk over the last 7 weeks. It was great to see such a huge crowd out in force on our newly developed walking track every night (even though there was bad weather on two nights). There was a fantastic sense of community spirit on show at the walk and shows the value of getting out and about for a bit of exercise and a chat. Fair play to our Healthy Club Committee for organising the great event. We are already looking forward to next year!
Repair of Nets:
A big thanks to East Cork Crane Hire and everyone who put their hand to the wheel in repairing the nets in the forest pitch. The net was after suffering some damage over the winter months and was in need of urgent repair or the whole net would have been destroyed. It was great to see both young and old stepping up here to help the club out.
A special mention to Pat O’Connell who led the team expertly on the day.
Juvenile Notes (by Donal Walsh):
Please click on the following link to read the full juvenile notes: https://aghadagaa.com/articles/86930
We are up and running with the juvenile fixtures as our u18 footballers were first into action last Saturday, the first of many as from now on they will be coming thick and fast as the anticipation heightens for what will hopefully be another memorable season. There is nothing like a match it can carry emotions to the highest pitch of elation one instant, then crash them down to rock bottom the next, oh yes, bring it on “let the games begin”
Well done to Scartleigh NS team who were runners up in the recent Sciath na Scol indoor hurling league finals played in the Na Piarsiagh complex and to all the Aghada players involved.
After his recent injury setback, we were delighted to hear Andrew Murphy is on the road to recovery and hopefully we will see him back on the field shortly with his teammates and friends.
Congratulations to Seán O’ Callaghan who has made the official Cork minor hurling panel this year. This is a fantastic honour for Seán, his family and the club and we all look forward to seeing him represent the county in the blood and bandage colours of Cork this year and in the years ahead.
Well, sin é. The games are up and running and the games are beginning to come thick and fast now. Be sure to support the teams that are in action over the weekend if you can.
Bíodh deireadh seachtaine deasa agaibh.
Uinsíonn Ó Ruacháin
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí
Vince Rohan - PRO
Aghada GAA, Camogie & Ladies Football Club
Ár nDícheall Go Deo