AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
East Senior Hurling League Round 5
Murroe Boher made the short trip to Mackey Park to play Ahane in the fifth round of the East Hurling League. Ahane got off the mark with a Paul O’Halloran free, which he added to minutes later to make it Ahane 0-02 Murroe Boher 0-01. Points came from both sides in the next couple of minutes. Ahane saw Mark Donnellan, Andrew Shanahan and Paul O’Halloran get points to see the scores at the water break as Ahane 0-05 Murroe Boher 0-04. Murroe Boher were the quickest after the water break as they got a point, and the teams were level. They would be level on several occasions over the sixty minutes of hurling. Adam O’Brien had another solid game between the posts as he made some good saves. The Murroe Boher keeper had a serious game too and scored four long range points over the evening. More points from Mark Donnellan and Niall Moran saw the teams go in at half time on a score line of Ahane 0-08 Murroe Boher 0-10. The second half got underway with more points coming from Niall and Paul. Murroe Boher never let us get too far ahead as they tacked on several points themselves. There was fierce battling going on all over the field and neither side wanted to come out on the losing side. For every Ahane point that went over Murroe Boher responded with a point of their own. The score at the second half water break was Ahane 0-14 Murroe Boher 0-13. It was the Murroe Boher keeper that got their levelling point from a free but again some monster points from Niall saw us go ahead once again. As was the theme of the game Murroe Boher got the point back and it was level. The game ended in a draw Ahane 0-18 Murroe Boher 0-18.
Team: A. O’Brien; A. Carroll, C. Carroll, E. O’Leary, S. O’Grady, C. Barry. C. O’Mara; A. Shanahan, M. Foley; A. Hackett, C. Morrissey, K. Morrissey, M. Donnellan, P. O’Halloran, K. Enright.
Substitutions: W. O’Leary, N. Moran, E. Enright, W. Brennan, P. O’Grady, D. McCarthy, M. Hickey.
East Intermediate Hurling League Round 5
Ahane welcomed Kilteely Dromkeen to Mackey Park on Sunday morning to play the fifth round of the East Intermediate Hurling League. Ahane had a strong start with some good delivery of the ball and some good play. Eanna Kennedy got a point for Ahane 14 seconds in. Kilteely weren’t slow in getting their first point either and the sides were level four minutes in. It was fairly much all Kilteely for the next couple of minutes as they scored five unanswered points. Ahane got the final score before the water break from Johnny Meskell as he got a point from a free. Water break Ahane 0-02 Kilteely Dromkeen 0-06. The next 15 minutes saw Ahane have a purple patch which saw them get some great points from Johnny after great balls in from Eanna, Liam O’Mara scored Ahane’s first goal again after a good ball in from Eanna. Kilteely got a point from play and another one from a 65’, before Johnny got another Ahane point as he scored a free from just inside his own half. Half time scores were Ahane 1-06 Kilteely Dromkeen 0-08. Ahane made a good start to the second half as only 14 seconds on the field Patrick Minehan got his first and Ahane’s seventh point of the game. Kilteely however got their first goal of the game as we were caught out of position. From here it was score for score as Johnny got a point from a free with Kilteely responded to with a point of their own. Shane Hackett got his name on the score sheet and Johnny put us one ahead before Kilteely got the levelling point. Both sides scored a couple of more points, but Kilteely got their second goal in the 39th minute to put them four points ahead. They added to this to go five ahead, but we never panicked and got a point again from Eanna. Kilteely scored a serious point from a side-line just before the water break. Score Ahane 1-12
Kilteely 2-14. Kilteely went down to 14 men in the final fifteen minutes due to their full forward being shown two yellows. Ahane scored their second goal of the game from the stick of Mark Hickey and the gap was back to two. Eanna Kennedy brought it back to one and then wing back Jack Barry made a run up the side-line and popped the ball over to level it. Again, Kilteely got a score, to which we responded to with a point of our own from Eanna. Patrick Minehan got another point as did Kilteely. Johnny got two more points but the sucker punch game in the final minute of the game as Kilteely scored their third goal and the game ended on the score line of Ahane 2-18 Kilteely 3-16. A one-point loss for our lads who battled hard throughout.
Team: J. Hayes, D. Hayes, M. Hayes, W. O’Leary, J. Barry, P. Morrissey, T. Doheny; J. Meskell, S. Hackett; D. Laing, D. McCarthy, M. Hickey, L. O’Mara, E. Kennedy, P. Ryan
Substitutions: P. Minehan, S. O’Grady.
East/City Junior B Hurling League Round 5
On a wet and wintery Sunday evening Ahane and Claughaun took to the field in Mackey Park. Both teams started well with Sean Madden getting Ahane’s first point straight from the throw in. Claughaun’s first point came with the help of the upright and it was all square. David Kennedy got his first score of the game he would end with 1-02. It was end to end stuff throughout the game with Sean Madden keeping the Ahane score ticking over. Claughaun got some points from play and from frees before Paul Ryan got a beautiful score from a seriously tight angle. At the first water break the scores stood as Ahane 0-05 Claughaun 0-05. We lost Sean Madden to injury just at the water break, but Gearoid Hayes came on and did a solid job in the full forward line. Claughaun got a run on us for the next few minutes and scored three unanswered points. It was Paul Ryan and Seanie O’Connor who got our scores to bring us back level. Podge O’Connor took a beautiful side-line that landed with Seamus Richardson who struck it over the bar. The first moment of magic for us came from David Kennedy who got on the end of a ball in from John O’Connor and buried it into the back of the net. Claughaun responded well with a goal of their own from a free, but David responded with a point. Half time Ahane 1-11 Claughaun 1-12. Claughaun got the first point in the second half but super sub-Timmy Kennedy only on the field seconds, got the ball in the forward line and smashed home our second goal. Both sides got some more good points, with Liam O’Mara getting his name on the score sheet for Ahane. Just before the second water break Claughaun were reduced to fourteen men after their number four was given a straight red for a tackle on David Kennedy. Paul Ryan and Seanie O’Connor got scores before the water break. Ahane 2-16 Claughaun 1-16 at the second water break. More points from Liam, Seanie and Paul sealed the win for Ahane as the rain flogged down. Full time score Ahane 2-20 Claughaun 1-18 .
Team: R. Magill; J. Hassett, K. Carroll, J. O’Keeffe, J. O’Connor, S. Richardson, L. Ryan; P. O’Connor, S. O’Connor; L. O’Mara, S. Madden, T. Dawson, D. Kennedy, P. Ryan, D. Hession.
Substitutions: G. Hayes (1st ½ S. Madden (Inj), T. Kennedy (2nd ½ D. Hession), D. Troy (2nd ½ J. Hassett).
Limerick U20 Panel
Huge congratulations to Padraig Harnett and Ronan Fox on being selected as part of the Limerick U20 Panel for 2021. Fantastic for the club to have the lads representing us at the highest level! Congratulations also to Johnny Meskell who is a selector on the team!
Great achievement for the lads, their families and the club. Wishing them the very best of luck for the season.
Limerick Senior Hurlers
We are wishing Tom and Dan Morrissey, along with all the Limerick Senior Hurlers the very best of luck as they take on Tipperary in the Munster Final at the weekend!
Ahane Cul Camp
Ahane Cúl Camp 2021 came to an end on Friday 9th July and what a week it was! We had 180 children in attendance and they had a fantastic week. The weather was patchy at best on Monday and Tuesday but the last three days were warm and dry and perfect for hurling, Gaelic football and Camogie. The boys and girls practiced their skills, played matches and most of all had fun. Photos of the groups on the Bord Na nOg Facebook and Twitter accounts. Many thanks to the coaches who did a brilliant job with each group and to our lunch and traffic volunteers. Finally a word about our organisers Gina Hourigan and Mary Hassett, these ladies spent many hours preparing for the week and then were the face of Cúl camp meeting and greeting all the children as they arrived and returning them to their parents at collection. It’s a big job and thanks so much to Gina and Mary for all their hard work. Ahane abú!
Ahane GAA Golf Classic
We are three weeks out from our Annual Golf Classic! There are only a few tee times left. There is one left on tee time left on Thursday and we have nine tee times left on Friday
If you haven’t booked your tee time but want to you can contact Colm Barry (087 0673388) or Tony Harnett (086 6017288) You can pay for your Golf Classic team using the link here https://www.ahanegaa.ie/products there are also options to sponsor A4 signage or a tee box! All the information can be found through the link or on our website!
Huge thank you to all those who have booked tee times for the Golf Classic, we are looking forward to two great days of golf and we appreciate your support greatly!
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!
East Intermediate Hurling League Round 3 (refixed) Ahane v Doon Friday July 16th in Doon @7:30pm
On behalf of all of us here in Ahane GAA we want to congratulate Sarah Lavin on being selected by Team Ireland to be a member of the track and field team for the Olympics. Sarah will represent Ireland in the 100m hurdles. We are all so proud of Sarah, it is fantastic to see someone from our community representing our country at the highest level!