Aghada Ladies Football Notes

Juniors Reach County Final…

The Juniors have made the County Junior B Final on Saturday next in CIT at 3pm after a great all round team performance on Sunday last in Ballincollig where they were comfortable winners over Gabriel Rangers. The seaside girls were very quick to settle into this game and took the game to Gabriel from the off. The game wasn’t a minute old when Emma Famer had the ball in the back of the Gabriel’s net. From the resultant kick out Emma put the ball back over the Gabriel’s bar before Hannah Looney struck for Aghada’s second goal. This was quickly followed by another from Lauren Mc Allister after some tremendous work out the field from Christine Moran, Sarah Leahy and Sarah Walsh. Emma kicked two more points followed by another from the boot of Moiré Mc Govern, before Lauren got her second and Aghada’s fourth goal. Again Emma was to the fore with a point before putting the ball into the Gabriel’s net for her second and Aghada’s fifth goal. At this stage it was all Aghada and Gabriel’s were struggling to break down the seaside girls defence where the Phelan’s sisters, Roisin and Sorcha, Laura Burchill, Karen O’Connell, Sophie Long and Cassie Tynan were keeping a tight rein on the Gabriel’s forwards. Emma kicked three more points sandwiched between two from the boot of Hannah to leave the halftime score Aghada 5-9 Gabriel Rangers 0-1. There were three changes to the Aghada team at halftime where the management had the cushion of making these changes to see what options they had for down the line. Amanda Bennett, Nessa Fitzpatrick and Siobhan Mc Carthy came in for Sarah Walsh, Lauren Mc Allister and Laura Burchill. The seaside girl’s started the second half the way they finished the first with two more goal’s and a point from Emma. To be fair to Gabriel’s they didn’t throw in the towel and kept plugging away, if they had been a bit more accurate in their shooting they made have had a few more scores. They had one or two goal opportunities but Bridget Wall wasn’t found wanting and pulled off some fine saves. Megan Sweeney and Ciara Counihan were introduced for Sarah Leahy and Christine Moran. Hannah was to get Aghada’s eighth goal after good work out the field from Sinead O’Driscoll. Emma kicked another point, their were two each from the boot of Amanda and Hannah before Emma closed out proceedings with another well taken goal. This was a great all round team performance and it’s great to see the older girls and younger girls gelling together as a team. The final score read Aghada 9-14 Gabriel Rangers 1-2. Aghada now go on and meet Doheny’s in the County Final next Saturday at 3pm in CIT. This game will precede the Senior Final between St Val’s and Mourneabbey
. We would hope that as many people as possible can make the journey to CIT to support the girls in the Final. Panel: B. Wall, L. Burchill, R. Phelan, K.O’Connell (Captain), S. Long, C. Tynan, S. Phelan, S. O’Driscoll, H. Looney, S. Leahy, E. Farmer, C. Moran, L. Mc Allister, S. Walsh, M. Mc Govern, S. Mc Carthy, A. Bennett, N. Fitzpatrick, M. Sweeney, C. Counihan, K. Wall, L. Linehan, ER. Boylan and C. Walsh.

U-12’s Lose Out To Fermoy After Thriller.

Our U-12’s wrapped up their season on Saturday last in Fermoy when unfortunately they went under to the home side by the minimum of margins in a thrilling East Cork “A” Semi Final. This game had everything skill, tactics, penalties, penalties saved and plenty of scores. Both teams should be very proud of how they contributed to a wonderful game of ladies football. The final score read Aghada 1-10 Fermoy 3-5. We would like to wish Fermoy the very best of luck in the Final.

U 14 East Cork Semi Final
Our U 14 girls will take on Youghal in the semi final of the Easy Cork championship on Monday October 10th .Throw in is at 7 30pm.and this has all the ingredients of a very good game as Aghada defeated Youghal in the East Cork league final but Youghal came out on top in the county championship Best of luck girls  Game is at 7 30 in Youghal

Minor County Quarter final
Our minor ladies take on Bandon in the quarter final of the County “B” championship on Tuesday night. This game is timed for7 45pm in Rostellan. Bandon have a number of big names who played with the Cork minors but Aghada have a few also and have a well balanced side and while they have not played much together so far they will be well up for the challenge 745 pm in Rostellan

County Junior “B” Final…

As mentioned above the County Junior Final v Doheny’s is fixed for Saturday next at 3pm in CIT. We would appeal for as many people as possible to support the girls in their quest for County Honours. It would be great for the girls to get as much support as possible to CIT next Saturday.
We would like to wish the players and management the very best of luck on Saturday next.

Also next weekend the Intermediate hurlers of Aghada take on Fr O’ Neill’s in the County semi final This game is fixed for Youghal on Sunday afternoon so the very best of luck to the lads