On Thursday night the Ahane GAA Club Committee met to discuss Covid-19 and what it means for us as a club. We have decided to close all facilities until March 29th (inclusive) and review the situation then. All training, matches, courses, events, and social gatherings have now been cancelled until March 29th where we will wait to get further information from the GAA.

There are a few things you can do during this time to try keep yourself and your family fit and healthy

• Wash your hands properly

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.

• Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

• Avoid close contact with people who are not well.

• Avoid crowded places, especially indoors

• Follow the travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

• Stay at home if you are sick to help stop the spread of whatever infection you may have.

All the information you need is on the HSE website.

U21 Hurling

With temperatures hitting 3 degrees on Wednesday evening in the LIT Gaelic Grounds, Ahane and Ballybrown took to the field to play Round 3 of the Mint Catering U21 County Championship.

Ahane were quickest off the mark with points coming from Adam Murrihy from placed balls and Ronan Reale who got four great points on the bounce. 9 minutes in and Ballybrown centre forward Aidan O’Connor got Ballybrown’s first point from a free. However Ahane kept the gap of 6 points as Adam scored his third point of the game again from a free.

Daniel Minehan got his name on the score sheet after he got on the end of a great piece of play in the Ahane forward line. Ballybrown did keep their scores ticking over as in the 19th minute they got their 3rd point. Ballybrown put the Ahane defence line under pressure throughout the game but the six Ahane backs made up of Adam Myers, Andy Rowsome, Evan O’Leary, Aidan Carroll, Padraig Harnett, and Andrew Shanahan dealt with the pressure well and with some good saves coming from William O’Leary in goal, Ahane managed to keep Ballybrown goalless. Ahane’s next three points came from William Brennan, Adam

Murrihy, and Ronan Reale and at half time the teams went in on the score line of Ahane 0-11 Ballybrown 0-04.

With the second half underway Ballybrown came out the stronger and got four unanswered points. Ahane held strong and didn’t panic and when a ball in from midfield landed in the Ahane full forward line Kevin Morrissey capitalised on it and scored a great goal! That’s two goals in two matches for Kevin and both of which have come at vital times in both matches. Ballybrown scored two points in answer to the Ahane goal but Adam Murrihy and William Brennan settled the Ahane team as they scored three points, two Adam frees and a point from play from William. Substitute Peter O’Donohoe got his first point and Ahane’s 16th point in the 21st minute. Ballybrown never gave up and got the last three points of the game which saw the game end on a score line of Ahane 1-16 Ballybrown 0-13.

Ahane are now into the quarter final but with the ongoing Covid-19 situation there is no date or time confirmed for this fixture.

Ahane Team:

W. O’Leary; E. O’Leary, A. Rowsome, A. Myers, A. Carroll, P. Harnett, A. Shanahan; C. Barry, A. Murrihy; R. Fox, D. Minehan, W. Brennan, M. Donnellan, D. Cullimore, R. Reale.


K. Morrissey for D. Cullimore (1/2 time), P. O’Donohoe for Ronan Reale (Inj. 2nd half), P. O’Grady for Ronan Fox (2nd half) L. O’Sullivan for P. Harnett (Inj. 2nd half)

Club Lotto

Due to the current Covid-19 situation the Government have advised restricted movement of people to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

We are currently promoting our club lotto but out of respect for the directive given, and your health we have decided to not go house to house selling lotto but instead if you have not already paid your lotto for this year you can do so online at ahanegaa.ie click the lotto button and complete your transaction.

The Club lotto is our biggest source of income and your support is essential for the day to day running of the club. We thank you sincerely for your continued support of Ahane GAA Club, it is highly valued and always much appreciated!

We wish you and yours good health during this unprecedented time.