2009 Review - U14
All conquering team
Roinn “B” League
of Patrick Maguire, Tomas Kellegher, Seamus Martin & Micheal Smith.
This management team also looked after the U13 team for the championship in
August. Enclosed is the Team after winning Roinn A Championship Final
Back Row Management L-R: Patrick Maguire, Seamus
Martin, Michael Smith, and Tomas Kellegher Players: Ricky Heyneman,
Benjamin Kelly, Niall Farrell, Ben Kiernan,
Dylan Maguire, Darren Donohoe,
Paddy Mc Goldrick, Liam Mc Aweeny, Shane Galligan & Dylan
Raythorne Front L-R: Conor Mc Aweeny, Sean Garrett, Killian Leonard, Eoin
Doonan, Liam Galligan, Oran Duffy, Ciaran Leonard, Michael Devine, Hayden
Kellegher, Daragh O’Shea and
team beat Drumlane in the league final and beat Crosserlough in Roinn
“A” Championship final for the first time in the club’s
U16 boys played as part of Drumport winning the Div 3 Championship. This
group were looked after by Thomas Doonan, P.P. Galligan & Aidan Rudden.
U12’s played many games and were beaten in the league ¼ final. Thanks
to their management team of Noel O Shea, Tony Mc Goldrick, Dessie Maguire
and Damien Mc Kenna.
U10’s played in many tournaments and completed the blitzes from May
till end of September and were coached and organised by Damien Mc Kenna, with Jim McManus, PP Galligan, Micheal McNulty, Mark
Plunkett, Antony McBrien, all helped with the coaching and management side
We also had great help from Noelle Maguire, Sinead Maguire, Connor Bannon,
& Sean McGoldrick.They were great with the coaching of the U8s.
We also had occasional help when needed from Joey Edwards, Catherine
Maguire, Theresa Leonard, & Martina McGovern
Minors were also part of Drumport (Templeport & Drumlane) and were
coached by Aidan Rudden & Patsy Maguire.
U21 were also looked after by Patsy & Aidan.
seniors and division 5 Management
Team was Tommy Mimna, Aidan Rudden and Adrian Mc Govern.
November Adrian Mc Govern was announced as manager of the Cavan ladies for
2010. He has stepped down as club ladies manager after being involved for
G.A.A. PRESENTATION NIGHT SAT 21st
in The Slieve
Cavanagh, Tyrone 2008 G.A.A. player of the year will present the medals.
St Aidans G.A.A. are hosting a night of celebration, music and dance in
special recognition of the achievements of the U14 boys team on their
winning the U14 Roinn A Championship and Roinn B league, the ladies club on
their successful year and the 1969 U14 winners 40 years on. The
presentations start at 9.30 sharp with food and dancing afterwards. This is
the clubs annual social function so why not come along and support young
and old and enjoy what should be an occasion to remember. Tickets from club
members, shops, Tomas Kellegher, Seamus Martin, Patsy Maguire, Peggy
Plunkett & Thomas Doonan. It is also possible to come along on the
night and pay at the door.
support your club and all those getting presentations.
We commenced our year by
entering teams at the following levels, under 12 league and championship,
under 14 league & championship, under 16 league & championship,
minor championship, senior league & championship. This shows how busy
our year ahead was going to be.
Our under 12 under the
management of Declan Farrell, Martin Mc Dermott & Sinead Dolan took a
new panel of over 25 young energetic players to the field. These girls
trained hard and show great prospect and talent for our club in the years
The under 14 panel under the
leadership of Ashling Doonan, Tara Doonan & Marion Mc Hugh saw this
team reach the semi final stage of
both the league and championship. The played Bailieboro in the league and
were beaten by just 2 points. Crosserlough overcame them in the
championship. They were very unluckily to be knocked out at these stages
but we feel that the girls will build upon this for next year.
The under 16 panel were joined
for training and management with the under 14 girls. These under 16 girls
reached the semi final stage of their championship in a hotly contested
game against old rivals Mullahoran. The outcome favoured Mullahoran on the
day. These two teams meet previously
in the 9 aside final which resulted in a draw that was played in Bultersbridge
in August, hopefully the replay will be equally as trilling a game. We held
high hopes for this talented young team, who also played minor & were
on our starting senior panel.
Our minor panel took on their
championship under the management of Adrian Mc Govern & Ashling Doonan.
Having never won a minor title our club was hopeful given the talent of
these girls. We overcame Lacken, Mulahoran and Lurgan to reach the very
exciting final. The final was played under very wet and cold conditions in
Drumlane against Knockbride. This was one of the most exciting games of
ladies football played this year. However as the saying goes goals win
games & we were unluckily to concede too many on the day. We ended the
game four points down.
Any team promoted to division
1 and senior championship face a tough prospect playing in such a high
grade. This panel of ladies set goals and targets to meet this new
challenge. United as a panel we agreed we were playing a grade we deserved
to play. Under the management of Adrian, Peggy, Martha and Eoghan we
started training in Feb a month before the star of the league in March.
Games were played on a home and away basis.
Determination & hard work took us to top of the league table. We
were drawn against Knockbride in the league semi-final. Although unlucky on
the day we can stand proud knowing we are division 1 standard & have
proven we can hold our own against any team. Championship as the saying
goes is a different ball game. Teams that you face off in the league will
always be different in the championship. We saw off Knockbride on the
August bank holiday weekend. In the semi final we meet Lacken, haven been
knocked out last year by the west Cavan Gales they were determined to go
all the way this year. Inexperience nerve and not playing to full potential
saw Lacken win out on the day.
We would like to thank all the
managers, those that fundraised for us, the parent’s who brought the
children to matches and training, the men’s club for their help and
support and anyone that helped in any way.
A special word of thanks to
Adrian who has given so much to our club he’s been with us for the
past 16 years. We wish him every success in his new role as the Cavan