AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
East Senior Hurling League v South Liberties
We headed out to Maguire’s Field in UL on Saturday evening to play South Liberties in the second round of the East Senior Hurling League. A serious game of hurling which saw great scores from both sides. First half points from Ronan Fox, Paul O’Halloran, Mark O’Halloran, Mark Donnellan, Daniel Minehan, Andrew Shanahan, and Aaron Hackett we had a good cushion of points under us as we went to the half time break. Score board read Ahane 0-12 South Liberties 0-09. Second half started and Paul O’Halloran netted a goal from a free, points from Ronan and Mark Donnellan kept our scores ticking over. South Liberties got points of their own and didn’t let us build up too much of a lead but as the game went on, we started to get on top and with points from Ciaran O’Mara, Ciaran Barry, Paul, Dan and Conor Morrissey we came away with the win. Full time score Ahane 1-25 South Liberties 0-14. We now play Cappamore in Cappamore at 7:30 next Saturday night.
East/City Junior B Hurling League
Our Junior B’s welcomed Ballybrown to Mackey Park on Sunday evening in another seriously entertaining game there were four hurleys broken within the first fifteen minutes! We made a flying start with points from Podge O’Connor, Sean Madden, and Paul Ryan. Ballybrown got their first score of the game in the 11th minute, and it was a goal, their first of three in the game. Sean Madden had a super game and put balls over from placed balls, and from all over the field from play. Ballybrown continued to plug away at our lead and there was only a point in it at the water break. The Ballybrown goalkeeper had a great game and denied us a number of goals. Our second goal was a thing of beauty, Seanie O’Connor pulled on the ball in the middle of the field and David Kennedy connected on it first time and scored an unbelievable goal. Liam O’Mara got this name on the score sheet, along with points again from Sean Madden, and Paul Ryan. Half time the game stood as Ahane 1-10 Ballybrown 1-04.
Straight from the throw ball Ballybrown won the ball and got a goal, we replied with a point from Sean again. Ballybrown tried on a number of occasions to get through, but Darragh Madden was like a stone wall at full back for us as was James Hayes in between the posts. John O’Connor got a goal and a point to add to our tally for the evening. As the game was coming to an end Ballybrown got a penalty but James Hayes saved it, only for the cleared ball to come back in and Ballybrown got a goal. The game finished as Ahane 2-16 Ballybrown 3-07. Our next game is v Ballybricken/Bohermore in Mackey Park next Sunday.
U11 Hurlers kick off their season
Ahane u11 hurlers had their first competitive matches of the season on Monday in a sunny Mackey Park against Doon. Both sides fielded two teams. Two hard fought matches made for very enjoyable viewing. Our u11s have clearly been training hard with some great skills and drive on show this evening! Photos on Facebook and Twitter. Well done to the players and their coaches. Thanks to the opposition for two sporting matches. Also thanks to our Covid 19 supervisors.
U14 Football 2020 Semi Final
Ahane u14 footballers took on Bruff in their delayed semi-final on Tuesday the 15th June. In windy conditions in Fedamore Ahane gave their all in a very competitive match. Ahane were left to rue some missed opportunities in the first half but fought hard going ahead for a spell. In a very exciting and tight game the final score was 2 – 7 to 2- 5 to Bruff. The team
never gave up and have had a superb season in a very broken year. All in Ahane are very proud of how they have represented themselves and the club. We look forward to the under 15 Championship in Division 1! Many thanks to all the players for their commitment to the team, their parents for their support and help and of course to the coaches.
Well done to Bruff & we wish them well in the final.
Ahane u9 hurlers had their first competitive matches of the season this Friday evening 18th June in the sunshine in Mackey Park against our neighbours Monaleen. Both sides fielded five teams and played four matches. The hard work that the children have put in at their twice weekly training sessions since we got back at it is paying off with a big step up in skill level since our last blitz in 2020. Photos on Facebook and Twitter. Well done to all the Ahane players and their coaches. Thanks to the opposition for the sporting matches. Also thanks to our parent volunteers in the car park and pitch and to our Covid 19 supervisors.
You can now enter our Lotto for 2021 online through the link here https://www.ahanegaa.ie/products. There are 10 draws with the jackpot starting at €5,500 and increasing by €500 each month to €10,000 in December. You can join the Club Lotto for €120 and you can join the CLUB Limerick Lotto and the Club Lotto for €170. We will also have our members draw with the 1st prize being €200, 2nd prize €150 and the remaining 8 prizes €120. The Club Lotto is our biggest annual fundraiser, and it helps to keep the club running day to day. Without your continued support we would not be able to keep the Club running and we would not be able to develop our facilities. To those who have entered already we appreciate your support greatly!