AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
Ahane Senior Hurlers
The senior hurlers pulled off a great win against Ballybrown on Friday last in Claughaun by 1-13 to 0-14 to get their first two points on the board before the break for inter-county action. Having gone down to Monaleen the previous week, the pressure was on the lads and we saw a determined group eventually prevail against a strong Ballybrown side. In a first half which saw scored hard to come by, Ballybrown edged ahead at the break with some well taken scores. Ahane remained strong in defence and battled hard, limiting the damage while playing against the elements.
The second half started cagey but Ahane began to get the upper hand up front with Tom Morrissey and keeping the score board ticking over before young William Brennan scored a cracking goal to push us ahead. Having weaved past numerous defenders en route to goal and no catches left, Willie finished to the net from the 21m line with as sweet a strike off the hurley as you’re likely to see this year. A major influence on proceeding was the introduction of Niall Moran in the half forward line mid-way through the first half. Fresh from enforced absence recently due to another busy few months of calving season on the farm, Niall was all over the field and added a couple of vital scores in this low scoring game. With some great performances throughout the side, Ahane saw out nervous last few minutes, remaining two points to the good upon the final whistle.
This was a seriously hard fought win and super to come out the right side of it going into the summer break. Well done lads.
Team Lined out at follows: A. O’Brien, M. Foley, E. Enright, P. Harnett, J. Enright, D. Morrissey, M. O’Halloran, P. O’Halloran, C. Barry, T. Morrissey, C. O’Mara, S. Power, A. Hackett, W. Brennan, K. Enright. Subs used: N. Moran, M. Power, C. Carroll
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The Ahane U14 Hurlers competitive hurling season started in great fashion in Mackey Park on Saturday 6th last in the Féile na nGael B group.
There was a superb effort by all 20 players who turned in a magnificent team effort to record wins over Murroe-Boher and Cappamore. First up for the players was a close encounter against our near neighbours Murroe-Boher with nothing between the teams for long stretches of the match. The Ahane players put in a spirited team effort and played some lovely hurling in the second half to record a five point win.
The team continued their winning way in the second match of the Feile group stage with a tough game against Cappamore. Cappamore went in a point up at half time but another fantastic second half effort by the Ahane squad led to a 12 point win to ensure Ahane topped Group B and qualify for the quarter final.
All the players did themselves and Ahane proud on the day and the U14 hurling mentors thanked each of the boys for their positive attitude and support play for each other to ensure that they team advanced to the next round of the competition out of a very competitive group. A special mention was given to Sean and Jack from the U12 squad for supporting the U14 squad.
A massive THANK YOU to those who supported the team in Ahane today and all who made sandwiches, brought fruit, cakes and took care of the visitors from Murroe-Boher and Cappamore GAA clubs – another great team effort off the field by one and all. It was great to see so many supporters in Ahane to cheer on the team today – it was greatly appreciated by the team.
A massive well done to the U14 hurlers who performed so admirably in the Feile fixtures over the weekend. The young squad gave their all on both Saturday and Sunday and went out at the quarter final stage after a titanic effort against Ballybrown.
On the back of 2 entertaining wins on Saturday in Mackey Park, the team, mentors and a large number of supporters made the trip to Clarina yesterday morning for a tough encounter against the home team at their clubhouse pitch in challenging weather conditions. The Ahane squad left everything on the pitch but came up a tad short against a bigger Ballybrown outfit who coped better with the conditions on the day and found scores a little easier to get. There was a huge crowd of parents and supported on the sidelines from both clubs and all the players were deservedly clapped off the pitch after a magnificent game of hurling.
A wonderful U13 and U14 squad effort over the 2 days – well done to Tony, Ryan, Conor, James R, Liam Og, Stephen, James O’M, Jack B, Cathal, Paddy, Sean O’N, Will, Kyle, David, John, Jamie, Tadhg, Danny and Donnacha. A special mention to Jack C and Sean R from U12 squad who supported the team and to our injured U13 player Cian who roared on the team over the 2 days in a sling.
Well done to Ballybrown on a fine win and we wish them all the very best in the Feile semi-final next weekend. We look forward to the return visit to Mackey Park in the league in a few weeks in what should be another memorable game.
Limerick Minor Football.
Well done to our club men Mark Donnellan and Tom Marsden who lined out for Limerick on Wednesday evening last in Round 1 Phase 2 of the Munster Minor Football Championship.
Limerick went very close to victory on this occasion but had to settle for a share of the spoils with Waterford. Joe Lee’s Limerick went to Fraher Field in Dungarvan for the round two fixture and looked on course to bounce back from last week’s 14-point loss to Clare until The Decies scored two late points to leave it Limerick 0-10, Waterford 1-7.
If Limerick are to reach the phase one final against Clare, they will now have to beat Tipperary next Wednesday.
Best of luck to Mark & Tom, please come out and show your support for the lads on Wednesday next, 24th at 7pm in Sean Tracey Park, Tipperary Town.
Míle buíochas le Máire Ní Thiarnaigh as ucht na hoibre a rinne sí leis na daltaí a fhreastal ar na ranganna Gaeilge in áras an chlub le déanaí. Tá fhios agam go
raibh caighdeán na hoibre go hard agus tá súil agam go néireoidh go geal leis na déagóirí ins na scrúdaithe. Is breá d’Atháin cabhrú leis na daoine óga mar
seo agus gabhaimíd buíochas mór le Glór na nGael agus Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha a chuidigh go mór linn.
Atháin 1 – 13 Baile Brún 0 – 14
Bhí Atháin ar ais sa Chlochán Aoine an Chéasta agus an uair seo bhí an foireann, an toradh agus an scéal i bhfad níos fear. Chuir siad an vaigín ar ais ar na ráillí le an mbua seo. Cluiche cothrom a bhí ann ach d’éirigh le foireann Atháin an bó a chur thar abhainn le cúl breá sa dara leath.
B’é seo a chéad cúl a bhfuair siad sa chraobh sinsir ó 2017! Thaispeán Niall Moran go bhfuil sé tábhachtach don foireann fós. Ní bheidh siad amach sa chraobh arís go Lúnasa, mór an trua! Ach beidh sraith iomána an chontae ar siúl – coimeád súil ar nótaí
U7 & U8 Blitz v Cappamore – what an evening of hurling!
Our U7’s and U8’s team hosted Cappamore in a blitz on Tuesday evening in Mackey Park with all games taking place in glorious sunshine in Newgarden. The young players played three great games and the boys and girls did their club very proud with victories across all games. While it is still very early in the season, the teams showed lovely glimpses of learned skills, and plenty demonstrated and clearly showed that they are putting in some good hurling time at home during the week to hone these skills even further. The U7’s & U8’s train every Monday night down at the GAA pitch in Newgarden at 6:30pm and all are welcome (Hurley/Helmet & Shin Guards required). Ahane abú.
Bord na nÓg – Upcoming games for W/c 22 April.
Wed 24th April : U14 Football – home game v Knockainey – 1830 start.
Thur 25th April : U12 Hurling – “Green” Ahane team away to Patrickswell – 1845 start.
Thur 25th April : U12 Hurling – “Gold” Ahane team away to Crecora/Mainster – 1845 start.
All support for the players at the games is greatly appreciated.
PHOTOGRAPH AHANE Senior Hurling Team.