AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
Minor B Football
On a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon Ahane went head to head with St Senan’s in the Minor B Football Quarter Final. The game would end with 8 goals being scored in the 60 plus minutes of action. St Senan’s were quickest off the mark and got their first score in the first 60 seconds. Ahane’s first score came from Ruairi Cronin in full forward. Ruairi would end the game with 2-03 to his name. His first goal coming the 5th minute as he got on the end of a dropping ball into the square. St Senan’s recovered well and got a point in responses. Both teams battled hard in the mid field area and there were some good turnovers from both sides. There was some beautiful pieces of fielding that lead to some good scores from both sides. Ahane will be disappointed with the wide count as they ended the game with 11 wides. As the game went to the first water break the score was Ahane 2-04 St Senan’s 0-03. Ruairi got Ahane’s first two goals, the second one was a misplaced short kick out that landed at Cronin’s feet and he kicked it in along the ground beautifully and rattled the back of the St Senan net.
St Senan’s began to settle into the game the second quarter ad they got two points, Colm Slattery Wright however got on the end of a good ball and slotted it into the back of the St Senan’s net to ensure that Ahane held onto their lead. St Senan’s goalkeeper made four fine saves and he pushed the ball out for 45’s on a number of occasions. Ahane got their second goal just before half time and this time it was from the boot of Shane O’Grady. Half time and the score was Ahane 4-04 St Senan’s 0-05.
St Senan’s got their first goal in the seldom half after 4 minutes, they lobbed a ball into the square and it snuck in under the bar, they then went on and scored the next two points but in the 7th minute Ahane got their fifth and final goal with a well worked ball in and a well taken team score. Things started to change in St Senan’s favour as they got their second goal due to a miscommunication in the Ahane defence line. As the referee blew the whistle for the second water break the score was Ahane 5-06 St Senan’s 2-08. St Senan’s out played Ahane in the final quarter and despite some good saves from Evan O’Leary in goals they still managed to get another goal in the 28th minute of the half. Ahane held their nerve however and remained calm for the remainder of the half and own out on score line of Ahane 5-07 St Senan’s 3-09.
Ahane are now in a semi final, the fixture will go up on social media once we get it.
Ahane Team: E. O’Leary; G. Rowsome, B. Murphy ( C ), L. O’Mara, T. Marsden, K. Morrissey, A. Murrihy; S. O’Grady, A. Carroll; P. Donohoe, M. Donnellan, J. Kelly, C. Coulter, R. Cronin, C. Slattery Wright
Substitutes: J. Barry, O. Furlong, A. Holmes, E. Madigan, C. O’Connell (2nd ½ for C. Slattery Wright) W. O’Leary (2nd ½ for P. Donohoe), J. Butler (2nd ½ for C. O’Connell (Inj)), S. Den Dikken (2nd ½ for S. O’Grady), M. Hickey, C. O’Brien, D. O’Connell, C. Ryan
Ahane U8s played in their third hurling blitz of the season on Monday the 14th of September against Cappamore in Mackey Park. There was a great turn out with 34 u8s taking to the pitch for Ahane. Great skills on show in four very competitive games.
Many thanks to the Cappamore players, mentors and supporters who attended.
Well done to our players and mentors and thanks also to our Covid supervisors, car park attendants and first aid.
Ahane U8s hosted our near neighbours and rivals Monaleen in a football blitz on a busy Wednesday evening in Mackey Park.
Each team played three matches. The games were very competitive with excellent skills on show. All the hard work being put in by the kids and their mentors every Wednesday at training is paying off.
Many thanks to the Monaleen players, mentors and supporters who attended.
Well done to our players and mentors and thanks also to the parents, Covid supervisors, car park attendants and first aid.
Cash for Clobber
We are holding a Cash for Clobber Fundraiser over the coming weeks!
You can drop off your bags of clothes any evening at training
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Ahane GAA Golf Classic 2020 Winners
We are delighted to announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners of our annual Golf Classic! Huge thanks once again to all the teams, sponsors, Castletroy Golf Club and our hard working committee for making this years Golf Classic a huge success!
1st Prize of a 3 Ball in The Old Head of Kinsale went to Tom, Thomas, and Micheal Kitt!
2nd Prize of a 3 Ball in The K Club went to Paul, Brendan, and Diarmuid Kennedy!
3rd Prize of Glesson’s Sports Vouchers went to Willie McGill, Garry Feendy, and Paddy Donohoe!
Congratulations once again to all the prize winners!
Our Minors Footballers are in a Semi Final with the date, time, venue and opponent to be comfirmed. Once we have the fixture we will post it on all our social media pages.