East Cork Ladies Football Notes
Aghada Ladies Take Junior “A” Title
The final of the East Cork Ladies Football Junior “A” championship was played in Watergrasshill on Sunday and it brought together two of the oldest Ladies Football clubs in the division.
Watergrasshill and Aghada
The Hill have had a good year winning the U 16 D and Minor C titles recently and are doing some wonderful work at underage and what a dream year Aghada have had winning five county titles and numerous East Cork titles
The game had to be transferred to Watergrasshill as the original venue was closed but
conditions in Watergrasshill were ideal and while it was extremely cold for the spectators the players did not get time to feel the chill.
Aghada were first out of the blocks whit a goal and a point from Cork ace Emma Farmer in the opening two minutes but Michelle Sheehan and Diana Kelleher brought the sides level with a goal and a point for the (Hill) and Clare Cronin gave them the lead with a great point before Amanda Bennett goaled for Aghada and Hannah Looney pointed from a difficult angle. The Watergrasshill ladies then hit a purple patch playing some strong determined good football and Kelleher netted again and points from Cronin Arleen Fouhy Katie Hegarty and Marie O’ Neill pushed them three points clear at the interval 2-06 to 2-03.
Watergrasshill further extended their lead in the second half getting the opening score but Aghada responded with two points from Emma Farmer and a super goal from Looney put them well on their way. Aghada backs now started to get on top and some lovely team play allowed Farmer and Looney to combine well to score two further goals to put them well in the driving seat. Fair play to the Watergrasshill ladies as they never gave up scoring two further points from Clare Cronin and Elaine Carey but Aghada were not going to be denied and further points from Christine Moran, Emma Farmer and Hannah Looney saw them take the junior “A” East Cork title for the first time in their history on a score line 5 09 to 2 09 Phillip Harrington secretary of the East Cork Ladies football board was on hand to present Karen O’Connell Aghada captain with the East Cork trophy.
The East Cork Ladies football board wishes to thank both clubs for a very good and sporting game, the Watergrasshill club for hosting the final at short notice. Peter O’ Leary the referee and Ava Carey and Claire Murphy who ran the line.
Minor “A” Final Fermoy v Glanmire in Sallybrook Glanmire on Wednesday 23rd at 8pm
Minor plate final Inch Rovers v Midleton in Killeagh on Saturday Next at 12 noon
U 16 “A” Final Aghada v Glanmire in Sallybrook Glanmire on Saturday next at 2pm
U 16 “B” Final Bride Rovers v Fermoy in Kilworth on Mon Nov28th at 7 30 pm
East Cork Ladies Football AGM
The AGM of the East Cork Ladies Football board will be held in Carrigtwohill Community Centre on Wednesday November 30th at 8pm Please forward nominations and motions to the secretary ASAP. A number of officers are stepping down this year and we urgently require people to help run Ladies Football in the East Cork Division
Cork Ladies Football Convention
The Cork Ladies Football convention will take place in Rochestown Park hotel n Monday December 5th at 8 pm