AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
LIMERICK EAST SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 2020
Ahane 2-20 Murroe Boher 1-13
The 1st piece of silverware of Limericks hurling season deservedly went to Ahane’s young Senior Hurlers as they overcame Murroe Boher in a highly entertaining East Senior Hurling Championship Final played at the new recently opened facility in Cappamore on Tuesday 21st July 2020.
In ideal hurling conditions and with Murroe having the advantage of a strong cross field wind, the game started at championship pace from the off with Tom Morrissey of Ahane
and Seanie Tobin of Murroe trading early points to leave it 3pts each after 10 mins and 5pts each after 20mins. However Murroe then out scored Ahane by 5pts to 1 for the remainder
of the 1st half aided by the breeze and the accuracy from frees of Seanie Tobin leaving it 0-10 to 0-06 in favour of Murroe at half time with Tom Morrissey of Ahane and Seanie Tobin Murroe the primary scorers.
Ahane started the 2nd half in blistering form and stuck to their free flowing system to register 6pts to Murroe’s 2pts to leave it all square at the water break at 12pts apiece.
But then Tom Morrissey got the decisive goal on the 50th minute after a fine passage of movement and passing to break Murroe’s resolve. Ahane were very dominant at this stage in the half back and midfield areas and didn’t let up
as young Ronan Fox crashed the 2nd goal of the evening to the net on 55mins to put the contest beyond doubt.
Ahane had 7 scorers in all on the evening with Half backs Dan Morrissey(0-1) and Colum Carroll(0-2), Midfielders Ciarán Barry (0-2) and Ciarán O Mara(0-1), Forwards Tom Morrissey
an incredible 1-11, Ronan Fox(1-1) and young Mark Donnellan making his senior competitive debut scoring (0-2).
This was a very impressive performance overall as Ahane claimed their 1st East Senior Hurling Championship title since 2011 and brought the 1st piece of silverware back to Ahane
after the break for the Covid-19 lockdown period.
Woodlands House Hotel County Junior A Hurling Championship Round 1
Sunday saw the Junior A County Championship kick off for Ahane and Monagea as they both travelled to Adare for the 1pm throw in. With the rain clearing and very little wind blowing both teams started well with points being traded back and forth between the sides. Three minutes in and the teams were level for the first time. They would go on to be level five
times in total throughout the game. There was some great pieces of play from both sides and both sides free takers were on form with Ahane’s Johnny Meskell ending the game with 1-08 to his name.
Both sets of forwards made life difficult for the opposition defence lines and although Ahane only scored one goal they could have gotten a two more only for the saves made by
the Monagea keeper. Monagea started to gain on Ahane as the first half went on and they started to get their scores a little easier. The teams went in on a score line of Ahane 0-06
Monagea 0-11. Unfortunately just before the half time break Ahane’s Paul Ryan was forced off with a hamstring injury.
The second half started and Ahane got off the mark first with a point. Similarly to the first few minutes of the first half, the two teams traded scores. As we reached the water break
the score was Ahane 1-12 Monagea 0-15. Ahane stepped it up a notch in the second half and after being down at the break by 5 points they pulled it back to draw the game. Aaron
Hackett for Ahane put in a good shift in the half forward line and scored a point in the first half but he played a vital role in bringing the teams back level in the final minutes of the
game as he won the free which Johnny popped over the bar. The game ended on a score
line of Ahane 1-17 Monagea 0-20.
Our Juniors now face Crecora in Caherelly on Sunday evening at 7pm.
U14 Hurling: Ahane v Murroe/Boher in Harty Park at 7pm on Monday 27th July
Senior Hurling: Ahane v Na Piarsaigh in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday 1
st July at 7:30pm
Junior Hurling: Ahane v Cercora in Caherelly on Sunday 2
nd July at 7:00pm
We are holding our Annual Golf Classic on Friday August 21st in Castletroy Golf Course.
Teams of 3, 200 Euro per team, it’s a 3 ball scramble format, for your 200 Euro you get a
goodie bag, on course burger, meal after golf, a chance to win 3 All Ireland Hurling Tickets,and an array of spot prizes and other prizes at the evening presentation. Tee times are
available for the am and pm at the moment. If you want to book a tee time you can contact
Colm Barry on 087-0673388 or Tony Harnett on 086 6017288