AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
East Senior Hurling Round 4 v Pallasgreen
Ahane welcomed Pallasgreen to Mackey Park on Friday on a dull and misty evening. In a game that was packed with hard hits and good scores both teams left it all on the field. It was nip and tuck for most of the game. Our first score came from Ciaran O’Mara from the half back line. Pallasgreen got points of their own and went ahead in the early stages of the first half. We will be disappointed with the number of wides we had, and on a number of occasions we could have gone a number of scores ahead if we had taken our chances. Adam O’Brien had a serious game between the posts for us, making several saves throughout the game to keep Pallasgreen goal less for the game. We did get a goal of our own as Daniel Minehan made a blistering run through the middle, he took on the shot on goal, but it was saved only for Kevin Morrissey to double on the rebound and get the goal. Points from Colum Carroll and more points from Pallasgreen left the half time score as Ahane 1-07 Pallasgreen 0-10. The second half got underway, and Colum added to his personal tally with a point, along with a point coming from Conor Morrissey kept our scores ticking over. Pallasgreen took a serious free from deep inside their own half and it somehow had the legs to get over the bar. Shane O’Grady got a super point to cement a phenomenal performance from him at wing back, he blocked ball, chased down players, hooked, tackled and scored. Ciaran O’Mara got his second point, and we were three ahead. However, the next three scores were from Pallasgreen as they closed the gap. We couldn’t manage to get another score and the game ended in a draw. Ahane 1-12 Pallasgreen 0-15
A. O’Brien; A. Carroll, E. Enright (C), E. O’Leary, S. O’Grady, C. Barry, C. O’Mara; D. Minehan, C. Carroll; A. Shanahan, M. O’Halloran, C. Morrissey, A. Hackett, K. Morrissey, E. Kennedy.
W. O’Leary, M. Foley (1st ½ E. Enright Inj), D. McCarthy (1st ½ M. O’Halloran Inj), P. O’Grady (2nd ½ D. Minehan), S. Hackett (2nd ½ E. Kennedy Inj), L. O’Mara (2nd ½ C. Carroll) J. Barry, J. Enright
East/City Junior B Hurling League Round 4 v Caherline
On a cold and miserable Sunday evening Ahane travelled to Caherline to take them on in the fourth round of the Junior B League. Caherline started the stronger and kept this up for the whole game. We defended well throughout the game and denied Caherline several goal chances, unfortunately they were successful on two occasions, once in the first half and once in the second half. Ahane got some good points both from frees and from play. Seanie O’Connor, Liam O’Mara and Paul Ryan all got their name on the score sheet in the first half. Caherline got some good scores and at half time the score was Ahane 0-07 Caherline 1-07. The second half started, and it was all Caherline for the first fifteen minutes, we didn’t get our first score of the half until ten minutes in as Paul Ryan popped it over. At the water break it was Ahane 0-09 Caherline 1-16. The final fifteen minutes Caherline scored some more good points and got their second goal of the half. Never giving up, we got our goal in the final minutes, a dropping ball in landed with James Hayes who buried it to the net. Full time score Ahane 1-10 Caherline 2-23. A tough evening for our lads who worked tirelessly throughout the game but just struggled to make the ball stick in the forwards.
Team: T. O’Sullivan; D. Hayes, K. Carroll, J. O’Keeffe, L. Ryan, S. Richardson (C), J. Barry; S. O’Connor, J. O’Connor; L. O’Mara, T. Ryan, P. Ryan, G. Hayes, J. Hayes, T. Kennedy
Limerick Senior Hurling
Limerick are back in the Munster Hurling Final after a good win over Cork in Thurles on Saturday evening. They now meet Tipperary in the Munster Final on July 18th, and we are wishing Tom, Dan and all the Senior lads the very best of luck!
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!
Ahane GAA Golf Classic
Our Annual Golf Classic is back and will take place over two days! Day one is Thursday July 29th (3-5pm) and Friday July 30th (all day) and we are in Castletroy Golf Club which is one of the best and challenging parkland courses in Ireland.
Important information for our Annual Golf Classic is;
• Format; 3 ball scramble
• Teams of 3
• €200 per team
• Goodie bag and on course burger
• Meal with dessert and tea or coffee after your round of golf
• Chance to win an array of prizes which will be revealed in the coming weeks
Tee times are currently available in the am and pm but be quick as when they are gone they are gone! Contact Colm (087 0673388) or Tony (086 6017288) to book your tee time
You can now use link to pay for your Golf Classic team! There are also a number of other options on the website, for example, if you would like to sponsor an A4/A3 course advertisement/support signage, or if you would like to be a tee box sponsor you can do so through the website! https://www.ahanegaa.ie/products
Our Golf Classic is always a fantastic day/days out for everyone involved and we hope that this year will be no different.
Friday 2nd July our u9 hurlers travelled to Mungret. It was a grey overcast evening but thankfully the rain held off. Ahane fielded four teams and each side played four games. Plenty of skill and competitive drive on show for those who attended to support the group! Well done to the boys and girls and the coaches. Thanks to the parents for getting the kids to Mungret on time and cheering them on.
Our u11 hurlers were away to Mungret on 29th June, a warm and sunny evening. Ahane fielded two teams and played 4 matches. Some great hurling played and very entertaining matches to watch. Well done to the team! Thanks to our hosts and to the parents who had the kids at the pitch on time. Many thanks too to the coaches all the effort being put in is really paying off. Photos on Twitter and Facebook
The U17 footballers kicked off their league campaign with a thrilling draw against Adare on the 30th June in Mackey Park. On a very warm evening and with the pitch in a fabulous condition, both teams playing an open style of football and treated everyone to a cracking game of end to end action. The game finished 3-7 to 3-7 and could have gone either way. Well done to all the U16/17 players for a fantastic effort. The team was missing a few players due to injuries and other commitments last night but all the panel played their part in a memorable match. The mentors would like to record their appreciation to all who helped out with car parking, first aid, umpires and to parents & friends who roared on and encouraged the team from the side-lines.
East Senior Hurling League Round 5: Ahane v Murroe Boher on Saturday 10th July in Mackey Park @7:30pm
East Intermediate Hurling League Round 5: Ahane v Kilteely Dromkeen on Sunday 11th July in Mackey Park @12pm
East/City Junior B Hurling League Round 5: Ahane v Claughaun on Sunday 11th July in Mackey Park @7:30pm
Mr Binman U17 Hurling Division 2A Round 1: Ahane v Murroe Boher on Wednesday 7th July in Boher at 7pm