Aghada Ladies Football Notes.
Aghada lose out in East Cork League final
After a great league campaign Aghada just came up short in the final against Glanmire last week. Aghada opened well and led at half time but three goals in five minutes after the resumption left a mountain to climb for the sea side girls and unfortunately they just could not get a grip on the game with Glanmire running out easy winners. It is highly likely that these two sides will meet again in the county championship or the East Cork Championship later in the season so watch this space.
After a weeks break the Aghada girls bounced back with a comprehensive win over St. Val’s in the “A” County ¼ Final on Friday night last at a splendid Kilmurry venue. The seaside girls were very quick to settle into this game and were on the scoreboard early on with goals from Aileen Mc Grath and Lauren Linehan. St. Val’s managed to get two points of their own before Aileen was on hand again to rattle the back of the St. Val’s net. Sarah Walsh chipped in with a well taken point after great interplay out the field between Clare Walsh, Sarah Leahy and Amy Hickman to leave the score after the first quarter Aghada 3-2 St. Val’s 0-2. Lauren Mc Allister and Sarah Walsh added more points for the seaside girls before St. Val’s hit a purple patch of their own and hit three unanswered points in a row, only for some wonderful defending from Katie O’Farrell, Bridget Wall, Ayrn Quinn and Olivia Dyjak who pulled off some wonderful saves the outcome might had been different. The half time score line read Aghada 3-8 St. Val’s 0-5. The seaside girls were quick out of the blocks again on the resumption, with an early goal again from the boot of Aileen Mc Grath. St. Val’s hit back with a goal of their own only to be quickly cancelled out by three points, two from the boot of Megan Sweeney and the other from Eva Rose Boylan. From here to the end it was all Aghada. A great rob from Sally Mc Allister on the St. Val’s player left Sarah Walsh through for a goal, quickly followed by another from Mary Leahy and Lauren Mc Allister to leave the final score Aghada 8-15 St. Val’s 2-6. We now await the winners of Knocknagree and Glanmire in the Semi Final. Panel: O. Dyjak, K. O’Farrell, B. Wall, A. Quinn, S. Mc Allister, C. Walsh, A. Hickman, S. Walsh, E.R. Boylan, M. Sweeney, S. Walsh, L. Linehan, L. Mc Allister, A. Mc Grath, M. Leahy, K. O’Keeffe, M. Moran, M. Culligan, A. Mc Grath, E. Cronin and K. Terry.
U 8 & U 10
Well done to all the U 8 and U 10 girls thanks for another great year of very exciting and entertaining football. Thanks also to the trainers and mentors and everyone involved at these age groups as these are definitely the stars of the future. As we completed all our games and did not qualify for the knock out stages we will play in the end of year blitz which will be organised by the East Cork board late Sept or early Oct so keep training and enjoy yourselves
The U-12’s had a great win over Lisgoold in the East Cork “C” League Final last week. Leading from start to finish and playing a lovely blend of fast free flowing cohesive football they ran out easy winners in a very entertaining game. Well done to Lisgoold for a very sporting game and they will also represent East Cork in the county championship.
Aghada have a great record at this age group and thanks to all who train and look after the girls as it is vital we put down proper foundations at this level. They now meet Castlehaven in the quarter Final of the “C” County Championship on Saturday next Sept 3rd at 1 pm venue TBD
Minors are continuing with their league games and look set to make the knockout stages. The draw for the County Championship here is due to take place shortly
The juniors had a good win over Glanmire in the semi final of the “A” Easy Cork Championship and now meet Watergrasshill in the Final later in the season .Trailing at half time the Aghada outfit were outstanding in the second period scoring almost at will and eventually running out easy winners.
There are down to play Mourneabbey on Sunday in the County Championship. Match report to follow.
We would like to wish Roisin Phelan, Emma Farmer and Hannah Looney the very best of luck in the upcoming All Ireland Semi Final v Monaghan in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick Saturday next Sept 3rd at 5pm.