Sunday February 18th
Intermediate Football Division 2 League
Aghabullogue 3.10 V Douglas 1.14
Douglas at 2.30pm
Having lost their first game in Division 2 and not being able to play Illen Rovers last weekend due to an unplayable pitch in Baltimore the lads will be looking to get back on track against Douglas on Sunday. The city side are also chasing their first win of this year’s campaign.
Saturday February 17th
U21 B Football Championship
Aghabullogue 0.08 V Canovee 3.07 Match Report
Carrigadrohid at 1.30pm
Aghabullogue start this years Championship campaign on Saturday when they play Canovve in the B grade of this competition.
Every team is guaranteed 2 games in this years Championship. The boys will face stiff opposition in this local derby. Canovee will be anxious to start their quest for honours with a win against a club that they always consider shouldn’t even be playing football. The winners of the clash will go forward to the quarter final while the losers will play the losers of Aghinagh and Iveleary.
Aghabullogue defeated Macroom in last years first round game, lost to Ballinora and Éire Óg in round 2 . The B grade should suit Aghabullogue better but they will certainly find Canovee a really hard opening encounter.
Sunday February 4th 2018
Munster Senior Colleges Football Semi Final
Coachford College V Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine Kenmare
Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney at 12noon
Cork County Division 2 Football League
Aghabullogue V Newmarket
Coachford at 2.30pm
A new year and a new season in GAA kicks off.
Aghabullogue GAA enjoyed an up and down closed season. The Astro Turf development has hit a few delays mainly due to the weather but the club are hopeful that it will be completed by the end of February.
Committee room disagreements broke out over what trainer should be appointed to manage the footballers and hurlers fitness and preparedness for the season ahead. Thankfully both sides eventually saw sense and the players have begun preparing for what will no doubt be a really tough year.
The Footballers showed promise in 2017 and ended the year with a terrific league win which has promoted them to the very competitive County Division 2 League. Their Championship ended at the quarter final stage after losing to Rockchapel by 2 goals in a replay. The footballers had left an 9 point lead slip (admittedly against a strong wind) in the first game against Rockchapel and hopefully will have learned a lot from last years defeat.
The Footballers are scheduled to start their 2018 league campaign on Sunday February 4th when they take on Newmarket in Coachford at 2.30pm but this fixture looks extremely doubtful. If the pitch had to be closed to U14s in December it is highly unlikely that it would be playable for adults after two more months of rain but here’s hoping!
The hurlers had an excellent start to 2017 defeating St. Finbarr’s second team in the first round in May. They then went down to 2016 All Ireland Junior Champions, Mayfield in August and suffered their second championship defeat when they lost by just a point to Na Piarsaigh.