U21 Hurling Championship

Our Ahane u21 hurlers took on near neighbours Monaleen in the last game of the league series last Tuesday night. A win was needed to guarantee a place in the quarter final against Kilmallock. The persistent wind and rain made hurling on the night extremely challenging, but huge credit must go to the St Patrick’s club on the excellent condition of their pitch.

Despite going behind to an early Monaleen point, it was Ahane who dominated the early exchanges, especially in defence, where there were some really outstanding performances. Both teams found scores hard to come by, not least because of the worsening conditions. We had good points from Adam Murrihy and Kevin Morrissey but the critical breakthrough came with 15 mins gone when Peter Donoghue rifled they ball to the roof of the Monaleen net after a mix up in their defence. Monaleen to their credit kept in touch through a free taking masterclass from Mark O’ Dwyer who was their only scorer on the night. Ahane led at the interval 1-6 to 0-6.

The second half took a similar pattern to the first with scores proving elusive for both teams. But the decisive moment in the game came with 10 minutes to go when William Brennan grabbed a speculative long range free from Ciaran Barry, spun to his left and blasted to the net from close range. That gave Ahane a 4 point cushion but a series of excellent frees from the aforementioned O’ Dwyer meant that the gap was down to the minimum for the last 3 minutes.

The character of this group then came shining through, with bodies being put on the line everywhere, and the lads came out on the right side of a 2-7 to 0-12 score line. This was an immensely satisfying result, not least because of the huge determination and work rate that was shown on an atrocious night for hurling. Next stop is Rathkeale this Tuesday night 12th March against Kilmallock. As always, all support is very much appreciated.

Team: Mikey Power, Tristan O Sullivan, Gearoid Harnett, Aidan Carroll, Peter O’ Grady, Ciaran Barry, Padraig Harnett, Cian Casey, Adam Murrihy, Kevin Morrissey, Ronan Fox, William Brennan, Peter Donoghue, Andrew Shanahan, Mark Donnellan. Subs: Conor Morrissey, Luke O’ Sullivan.

Irish classes this week in Ahane clubhouse

Cuirfidh CLG Atháin sraith ranganna Gaeilge ar siúl in áras an chlub ag tosú dé Sathairn, 9ú lá de Mhárta.

Is ar daltaí atá ag ullmhú do na scrúdaithe béil atá le teacht atá na ranganna dírithe. – Scrúdú an Teastas Shóisearaigh agus scrúdu na hArdteistimearachta.

Is cúis áthais dúinn sa chlub an seans seo a chur ar fail dár daltaí agus tá súil again go mbainfidh sibh lán taitneamh as,

Beidh na ranganna saor in aisce toisc go bhfuil deontas ar fail ó Ghlór na nGael (Foddúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha) agus tá CLG Atháin ag cur leis.

Beidh Fáilte roimh cách!

Seo an plean:

Dé Céadaoin ,13ú de Mhárta 7.00in – 8.00in

Dé Sathairn, 16ú de Mharta 4.00 in- 5.00 in

Irish classes this week in Ahane clubhouse:

Wednesday 13 th from 7 to 8 pm

Saturday 16 th from 4 to 5 pm

Ahane Camogie

Ahane Camogie Club are holding our annual Fun Bingo Quiz on Friday 15th March in Herbert’s Bar at 9pm. This is always a great night with great prizes on offer! Keep on eye out on our social media pages to see the different prizes!

It is teams of 4, €40 per table! If you would like to book a table you can contact Mary Kennedy (086 378 0165) Tony Kenny (0863448929) or you can message the Ahane Camogie Facebook page!

Adult Membership 2019

Ahane GAA 2019 membership is now due for payment! Deadline is March 31st for registration for all patrons.

You can pay membership to any team mentor, club committee member, via Clubify App or www.ahanegaa.ie. 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!

Club Lotto

The 2019 Ahane GAA Club Lotto collectors are currently out in all weathers knocking on doors in order to promote and ask you to participate in the Club Lotto.

The lotto is an essential means of raising funds to run Ahane GAA club. The cash prizes are very attractive and your contribution is much appreciated and valued without which the club does not exist.

We urge you to re-join the club lotto again this year and also to actively search for new participants.