13 goal thriller sees Aghabullogue into football final

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

Coachford

AGhabullogue defeated Bride Rovers on Sunday night in a cracker of a football match played in Mayfield.

Playing with a strong breeze in the 1st half, Aghabullogue took the lead with points from Tadgh Bradley before Bride Rovers levelled with a goal.

Alan O'Sullivan then goaled for Aghabullogue and a further point and a goal from Luke Casey put our lads on top.

Aghabullogue then lost full back Jack O'Mahony (he travelled from Castletownbere for the match) to a controversial black card decision and from the resultant penalty Bride Rovers scored from the rebound. It was now "game on" again.

Tadgh Bradley was switched to full forward and by half time he had rattled 2 quick goals and another one from Jack Oldham saw Aghabullogue lead 5-04 to 3-02 at half time.

With 10 minutes gone in the 2nd half the sides were level as Bride Rovers drove forward but a string of saves from Ardgal O'Buachalla kept Aghabullogue in it. With all shoulders to the wheel Aghabullogue fought back and superb defensive display from everybody when it mattered. This was turning into a real "gutsy" performance with players tackling, blocking & putting their bodies on the line.

Late goals from Jack Murphy and Alan O'Sullivan sealed a fantastic win for Aghabullogue. With young lads like these coming through the ranks (many of whom are only 12 & 13) possessing, skill, heart, courage and commitment the Clubs future is in good hands.

Final score, Aghabullogue 7-06 Bride Rovers 6-06. They now play last years county finalists, Blarney, in the final, date and venue to be confirmed later.

Team: 1. Ardgal O'Buachalla, 2. Paul Dineen, 3. Jack O'Mahony, 4. Mark Kelleher, 5. Killian Barry-Murphy, 6. Paul Dilworth, 7. Josh Martin, 8 Conor Smith, 9. Jack Murphy, 10. Luke Casey, 11. Tadgh Bradley, 12. Conor Dineen, 13. Alan O'Sullivan, 14. Jack Oldham, 15. Tony Nolan. Subs Jack Long for Jack O'Mahony (15 mins black card), Aaron Doherty for Tony Nolan (inj. 25 mins), Oisin Lane, Oisin Tormey-Harris, Greg O'Sullivan; missing Adam Murphy & Mark Murphy & Tiernan Walsh (injured.)

SUMMER CAMP

The Childrens Activity Camp held in the village last week was a huge success. Over 70 children enjoyed a fun filled week. The camp, run by two teachers from Coachford NS, took place in Coachford College and offered the participants games ranging from Dodge Ball, Frisbee, European Hand Ball, Obstacle Courses, Athletics, Table Tennis to Scavenger hunts, Hoop games and skittles. It was a great start to the summer for all who availed of it.

The FAI Soccer Camp takes place next week in Coachford. There are still some places available for this very popular and well run camp.

To book call 1890 653 653 or log on to http://www.summersoccerschools.ie/ .

THANKS

Coachford Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who brought their old and unused electrical items to the WEEE Recycling day in Coachford last Saturday. There were hundreds of items brought to the event and another articulated lorry had to be brought in to cope.

Grainne Donovan of the Tidy Towns Committee said "we were delighted with the response from the public and every time these items are recycled means less of them end up in landfill or in ditches.

"It is vital for the environment that batteries and other items are disposed of properly".

The organisers would like to thank Fr. Peadar Murphy, Fr. Mallon and Ann Creagh for their help and support of the event.

Corkman

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