2006 has been yet another progressive year for Aghabullogue Camogie Club. On the playing fields, all sections have been enjoying success and all players and mentors must be congratulated for their terrific work and commitment.
We would like to thank our main Sponsors, John and Siobhan Hogan, ‘The Village Inn’, as well as you our loyal members and supporters for your valuable support, assistance and participation throughout the year to date, and look forward to more entertainment both sporting and social in the weeks and months ahead. In addition, we would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the GAA Club for their support and especially for the continued use of the GAA facilities.
Ladies Mini Marathon – September 2006
A team of 85 walkers/runners from Aghabullogue, Coachford, Rylane and the surrounding area's successfully completed the Ladies Mini Marathon on Sunday, 24th September in aid of the 'Irish Cancer Society' and ‘C.U.H. Oncology Unit’. The marathon started out at Victoria Road, Cork City and followed a 4 mile distance to Kennedy Park. A figure of €15,725 was collected by the participants and was presented to representatives of the ‘Irish Cancer Society’ and the ‘C.U.H. Oncology Unit’ in ‘The Village Inn’ on Friday 10th of November. A great day was had by all and many thanks to the walkers/runners and to those who generously sponsored the participants for this very worthy cause.
This year a huge effort was put into developing and promoting the underage section of the Camogie Club and huge credit is due to the individuals involved. During the summer the Camogie Club invested in training equipment to help with this development and overall it is proving to be very effective. Since the start of the summer, girls varying in ages from 5-10 gathered in the GAA pitch Coachford on Saturday mornings and in Aghabullogue on Tuesday evenings to practice their skills and have some fun. This training is continuing throughout the winter, on Saturdays at 10am in Aghabullogue N.S. grounds and on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Aghabullogue hall. All girls aged between 5 and 10 are more than welcome to attend and join in the fun!
Cork Team Members:
This year, two of our club players represented the club at county level and we would like to congratulate them both on their achievements. Tina Roche, Coachford, was a member of the Cork Senior B panel, who beat Galway in the All-Ireland final and Brid Twomey was a member of the Cork U18 panel who were crowned Munster champions following their victory over Tipperary; however they were unlucky to lose out to Galway in the All-Ireland final
Our Senior girls started their championship campaign on a great note with a very impressive win over Fr. O’Neill’s in Bishopstown on July 1st last. The girls got a bye in the next round, which in turn led them to a much tougher draw for the 3rd round stage. Despite a tough battle, the girls were unlucky to lose out to St. Finbarr’s, who in turn went on to be crowned county champions. At the time of writing, the girls are still in contention for the county league title and are due to play Barryroe in a play off for the semi final stages.
Junior B :
The junior B’s were drawn to play Courcey Rovers, St. Catherines, Barryroe and Ballincollig in the Junior B Shield competition. The girls first travelled to Courcey’s where they recorded an impressive win; however they were then very unlucky to lose out to both Barryroe and St. Catherines after very determined performances. There were hopes that the girls might still qualify, but due to other results in the group, unfortunately this was not to be.
Again the initial stages of this yrs U18 competition were run on a league basis and Aghabullogue recorded impressive wins over Carrigaline and Enniskeane. This brought them through to the next stage where they once again recorded a victory over Carrigaline. On Sunday, 12th November, the girls played Courcey Rovers in Coachford in the U18 B County semi final. After a very determined and hard fought game, the girls were unlucky to lose out to a strong Courcey Rovers side.
Similar to the U18 competition, the initial stages of this competition were run on a league basis and Aghabullogue recorded great victories over Watergrasshill, Newcestown, Passage West, Brian Dillons and St. Catherine’s. The girls then qualified for the quarter final of the U16 C County, where they were unlucky to suffer defeat to the hands of Mallow.
Once again, the Camogie U14 Féile na nGael was held in Cork on June 16th, 17th and 18th June. The Aghabullogue girls participated in the division 4 section and contested games against Youghal, Sarsfields, Erin go Brath (Birmingham) and Ratoath (Meath). A great day of Camogie and fun was had by all involved.
The U12 girls started playing matches last March but due to bad weather conditions, few games were actually played at this age level. The girls did play Na Piarsaigh and Ballinora but were unlucky to be defeated by both.
The U11 girls put on some great performances throughout the year and were unlucky to lose out to Ballinora in the Muskerry U11 competition final. The girls defeated Ballinora, Grenagh and Ballincollig in order to qualify for the semi final stage of this competition. The girls then played Eire Og in the semi final in Coachford on Sept 1st, and recorded a very impressive win on a scoreline of 9-1 to 1-0. The final was then played against Ballinora in Ballincollig but despite a very hearty and gutsy display, they were unlucky to be defeated.
U7 & U9:
For the U7 & U9 girls, practice games were organised against Blarney and Ballinora during the summer and victories were recorded by both teams on both occasions.