AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
U21 Hurling Championship
The lads contested the county semi-final against East Limerick neighbours Doon on Wednesday last in Martinstown.
Having dethroned 2018 champions Kilmallock in the quarter final, this young Ahane side meet a sterner test in Doon with a county final place at stake. The game was nip-and-tuck for much of the half, but Doon forged a lead at the break which they never relinquished.
Despite a strong start to the second period, both sides traded scores but the 6-7 point gap remained until Ahane pounced on a ball around the Doon square to reduce the deficit to 3 points, and appeared to momentum on their side going into the last 15 minutes. Unfortunately Doon replied with a quick-fire goal and point to again increase the gap between the sides, one which they would never surrender. Despite valiantly trying to the final whistle, Doon eventually won out by 1-21 to 1-13, and now go on the face Na Piarsaigh in the final.
Hard luck to all the panel and management, and well done for their efforts over the months which saw them make it to the last 4 of the competition, especially with such a youthful side.
We look forward to seeing the lads re-applying their skills with the minor, junior A and senior sides over the coming months.
John O’Connor wins Puc Fada (Photograph below)
A big WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS to Anton Donohoe and John O’Connor who represented Ahane Bord na nOg / GAA Club on Saturday night last when they took part in the Limerick GAA / Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake – CIC & Puc Fada competition. The annual event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium was for U12 players from GAA clubs in Limerick who competed against each other with 3 efforts to get a sliotar / football as far as possible. Anton and John represented the club very well with Anton coming fourth in the CIC Fada and John claiming first place in the Puc Fada. Roared on by proud parents and supporters on the night, Anton and John did fantastically well in 2 highly competitive events and were delighted with their results. Thank you to Noel Hartigan and all at Limerick GAA for another well run event – the players also had the opportunity to meet the Rose of Tralee and Limerick Rose who also presented the winners with their prizes.
Luimneach 1 -19 Baile Átha Cliath 1 – 16
Tá Luimneach ar ais i bPáirc an Chrócaigh! D’éirigh leo cluiche ceannais na Sraithe Iomána Allianz a bhaint amach nuair a bhaigh said ar na ‘Dubs’ i bPáirc
UÍ Nualláin i Cill Chainnigh Dé Domhnaigh. Bhí an cluiche ar fheabhas cé go raibh an lámh in uachtar ag Luimneach go háirithe sa dara leath ach d’imir Átha
Cliath go cróga agus le scil. Is cosúil go bhfuil foireann nua sa choimhlint don chraobh imbliana. Is breá an rud é sin.
Rachaidh Luimneach agus Port Láirge in adharca a chéile Dé Domhnaigh seo chugainn
Adult Membership 2019 – DEADLINE DATE
The deadline for Ahane GAA 2019 membership is March 31st.
You can do this simply via the free “Clubzap App” or via the club website at www.ahanegaa.ie by can pay membership to any team mentor, club committee member,. There has been no increase in club membership this year with adult membership at €50, juvenile membership at €30 and family membership at €130 (2 adults & 2 juveniles) and €10 for any additional juvenile.
Note: Ahane Camogie and Ahane LGFA will be collecting their own membership so please do not pay for either via the online portal.
As always, your support for the club is much appreciated!
A reminder that the 2019 Ahane GAA Club Lotto is available for all to join. The lotto is an essential means of raising funds to help run your GAA club. The cash prizes are very attractive and your contribution are greatly appreciated and valued and without which, the club cannot exist. We urge you to re-join the club lotto again this year and also to actively encourage friends, neighbours and relations to join and support.
Limerick v Waterford in League Final
Well done to the Limerick senior hurlers, including Tom and Dan Morrissey, who overcame Dublin in Nowlan Park last Sunday to make it through to the 2019 League Final.
Dan and Tom again played a huge role in their League run this year and will be hoping to add a League medal to a growing haul.
The club wished the lads and the whole Limerick squad and backroom team the very best next Sunday against Waterford in Croke Park – hopefully they can revisit some of the happy memories from last August’s All-Ireland win.