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Aghabog Club Notes

January 18th, 2011

Aghabog Club Notes  18/01/11


Lotto Results: (Sun 16th Jan)

Numbers drawn: 8, 9, 16, 27. There was no jackpot winner.

€30 Winner: Noreen and Hugh c/o Andy Mannering.

€15 Winner: Grainne Gallagher c/o Brendan Gallagher. Bridie & Sarah Sheridan c/o Maureen Greenan. Jessica & Rachel Rice c/o S Kelly. Shirley Smyth c/o Tony McGorman. Dettie McBride c/o McBride’s. Linda McGlone c/o John Connolly. Martin Leonard c/o Brendan Gallagher. Joe Foley c/o John Connolly.

Next week’s jackpot will be €7400.

Championship: We have been drawn to play Oram in the prelimary round of this year’s championship. The winners will then play the winners of Killevan/Clones in the first round proper.

Coaching Courses: There are a number of courses coming up shortly and the club would like to urge any parents or individuals who may be interested to please get involved. The areas covered will include a Child Protection Course, a Foundation Course and a Level 1 Coaching course. The Foundation Course starts this weekend (Jan 21) but it will also be run on Thursday Nights in Oram starting Jan 27th. Further information on these and other courses may be found on the clubhouse notice board. Please contact our coaching officer Frank O’Brien 086 0860291 for further details.

Coaching & Games Development Conference: This will take place on Sat 29th January in Cookstown. The focus in this year’s conference is on minor & adult coaching. A number of club members are attending & if anyone else is interested contact Frank 086 0860291 as soon as possible.

Registration Night: Our annual registration night will be on Friday Feb 11th. Registration Fee’s:  Juvenile €10. Player €30. Family €50. Club Member €20. Social Member €10. Everybody, young and old, from near and afar is welcome to come along.

Outstanding Achievement:

The club would like to extend its heartiest congratulations to Jenny Greenan who was recently named at centre-half back on the TG4 Ladies Team of the decade. This is an accolade that Jenny, her family and indeed the entire Aghabog club are extremely proud of.  Over the course of an illustrious career, Jenny collected no fewer than seven All-Star awards, two All-Ireland winning medals, a few national leagues, numerous county titles, two Ulster club medals…I could go on but I fear my notes might be grossly over the limit if I were to list out every honour Jenny has garnered over the years. To sum, in her hey day, Jenny was to Ladies Football what Henry Shefflin is to Hurling. Jenny, of course, has since retired from the game. I think I can safely say, without fear of contradiction, neither Aghabog nor Monaghan will ever find a replacement. But we will have the memories. From a club perspective, who will ever forget the days in the run up to an All Ireland final, whether it was against Laois or the old enemy Waterford. Buses leaving en mass from the chapel on a Sunday morning. Bridie Kelly, Maura Greenan, Peggy Brady et’al breaking out in rosaries every time a Sue Ramsbottom or the like was on the ball. Those were halcyon days for the club and we have Jenny (ably assisted by Mairead, Maggie, Catriona, Anna, etc) to thank for them. And who would have thought it would all start in Latnamard N.S. under the tutelage of Ms Anna Carolan. Although there where some early signs of Jenny’s prestigious talent, like when Latnamard won both the boys and girls leagues on the same day in 1990. Jenny played on both teams and finished top scorer on the boy’s team. I see current stalwarts Marty Fox and Aidan Brady were on the same team that day, funny enough the two lads never mentioned it to me…Congratulations Jenny, you’re a credit to the club and a role model for any young player.

Team Meeting: A players meeting will take place on Friday 21st at 9pm sharp in the Clubhouse. It is vital that all players eligible to play Minor football and Senior Football attend.

Sympathy: The Aghabog club joins with the entire Gaa community in expressing our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Harte and McAreavey families on the tragic death of Michaela McAreavey. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam uasal.

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