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September 4th, 2019

The Late Joseph Duffy: On Sunday night last one of our clubs finest administrators Joseph Duffy passed away. Joseph or ” Master Joe” as he was affectionately known as was on our club committee for a number of years. In his earlier days he played for the club at minor level and was part of the successful Maguire Cup Winning side of 1956. Following his playing career ended he was appointed principal in Loughmourne N.S. in 1975 and he and new teacher Lornie Duffy were instrumental in introducing Gaelic Football in the School and this was evident with the number of successful Northern Standard Cup Success in the early 1980’s with the number of players at this time representing the club up and to including Senior level where they achieved success. During this time he joined our club committee serving as Club Representative at County Committee level and also served as Vice Chairman and Cultural Officer at Club level as well. Joseph was always involved in the club fundraising initiatives and was always available to do the Gate at our club grounds when asked to do.
In 1986 the club initiated the hall of fame awards at the Annual Dinner Dance  and Joseph was given the onerous task of talking about the Hall of Fame Recipient and it was so refreshing to hear these stories and it was credit to Joseph for all the background information he gathered about the Hall of Fame Recipient and in 2010 he was inducted into the Clubs Hall of Fame an Award he richly deserved.
Always through this time he kept an active interest in how the club were performing at all games from Senior to Juvenile, indeed he could be seen at juvenile games from Under 12 up and he would be keen to ask how any of the teams were doing and this was specially evident when his son Allen donned the blue jersey and he would be seen at many county games too alongside his wife Philomena and good friend and neighbour Owen Duffy.
He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him it can be said it is definitely an end of an era and sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Philomena, Son Allen, Daughter Martha, Daughter in Law Marianne, Son in Law Tadhg, grandchildren, His Sisters Brid & Angela, extended family & Friends. Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam dhilis. Ni bheidh a leithead ann aris.
 
Intermediate Championship: The Senior team play Sean Mc Dermotts in Round 2B of the Intermediate Championship this Saturday evening at 5pm in Castleblayney. Please come out and support the boys as they try to get to the next round.
Intermediate League: The Senior team played Corduff in the league on Saturday last and were well beaten on a score line of 3-11 to 1-09. Corduff rattled in 3 goals in the first half and were in a commanding lead at half time by 3-4 to 0-5. Although the boys tried hard in the second half Corduff were always in control and ran out winners. Next game is on the 15th September away to Tyholland with a 12.30pm Throw in.
Lotto: The Lotto was held on Sunday night last the numbers drawn out were 31,20,29,3 there was no winner.
House Draw Winners
Michael Mulligan
Rose Mooney
Colm Reyburn
Lucky Dip Winners
Paddy Fealy
Niamh Hanna
Michael Mc Eneaney
Rose Keenan
Paddy Fealy
John Marron
Niamh Mc Nally
Next weeks jackpot is €5400 and next weeks lotto team is Sean Duffy, Ann Blanche, Janet Bannigan & Rosaleen Markey. Many thanks to all those who support the Lotto each week.
U17: The Under 17 team played away to Patrick Emmetts on Tuesday night last and came away with a hard earned draw on a score line of 2-15 apiece. This was a good battle between 2 well matched sides with Aughnamullen holding a slender half time lead 1-6 to 1-5. In the second half there were little separating the sides and at the end it finished up level. Next game in the next week or so check social media for details
Under 15: The Under 15 team play Doohamlet tonight(Thurs) in the Quarter Final of the Division 3 Championship in Aughnamullen at 6.30pm. Best wishes is extended to team and management.
Under 13: The Under 13 team play Inniskeen on Saturday morning in the semi final of the Division 3 Championship at 12 noon in Corduff. Best wishes is extended to team and management.
Under 11: The Under 11 teams played Donaghmoyne on Saturday last and enjoyed some great patches of football against the hosts. They now play in the Conor Mc Skeane memorial tournament which is being held in a few weeks.
CongratulationsCongratulations is extended to Liam Mc Phillips Creeve & Melissa Denny who got engaged recently.
Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Gary & Linda Duffy Creeve on the birth of a baby boy. Also Congratulations is extended to Padraig Connolly & Brigid Dooley on the birth of a baby girl.
Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Sinead Forde Carrickaduff & Ciaran Timmons Co Meath who got married last weekend.
Ladies: The U12 girls had a good win over Aghabog on Saturday last winning by 6-10 to 4-5. Semi Final against Killanny in Aughnamullen this weekend check social media for details.
Well Done: Well done to former Senior player with our club Brian Mc Connell & Greenwood GFC Perth which won the Western Australian GAA Championship.
Fundraising Draw: Tickets are currently on sale for our development draw which is being held in October if you wish to purchase one contact any committee member.

Stewards: Help is need  to steward at Championship game in Aughnamullen on Sunday next. Anyone available to help to be at the Car Park by 11.45am thank you.
All Ireland Final Tickets: The winners of the All Ireland Hurling Final Ticket Draw and All Ireland Football Draw are as follows.
Hurling     Michael Ward(Lisduff) & Alan Markey
Football   Alice Hannaway & PJ Bannigan
Scotstown GAA Golf Classic: Many thanks to the Golf team led by Seamus Geoghegan who represented the Club at the recent Golf Classic hosted by Scotstown GFC.

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