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Aughnamullen Notes

August 9th, 2011

LOTTO: results for Sunday last were 3,11,15,19. There was no winner. Next weeks jackpot stands at €3,500. Lucky Dip winners were Geraldine Mc Guirk, Terasa Clerkin, Sean Mc Breen, Emily Walsh, Mary Hannaway, Ben Mc Geough, Peader Hannaway, Marie Sheridan, Colm Mooney and Stephen Ward. Next weeks lotto rota is P.J. Forde, Joanne Hughes, Alan Sheridan and Packie Ward.
FRIENDS OF AUGHNAMULLEN: A great afternoon and evenings entertainment took place at the Social Centre on Sunday last. The afternoon kicked off with matches in U`8S and 10`S made up of teams within the parish and all the boys and girls involved showed their great skills and provided great entertainment for all those who turned up.
This was followed by a Tug Of War competition where the participants were not so young. Four teams took part, one from the Pipe Band, one from the Gym, an Over 40`s team and a team representing the current players. In a keenly contested semi-final the Over 40`s overcame the Pipe Band and the Current Players made short work of the Gym team. In an eagerly awaited final the Current Players showed the benefit of youth and fitness by winning against the Over 40`s with two relatively easy pulls.
Afterwards all made for the Centre where refreshments was served and medals presented. Tony Ward (Treasurer) then made a short presentation about the new fund raising initive `Friends Of Aughnamullen` and brochers explaining all of the details were distributed. The Club were delighted with the large turnout on what was at times an inclement evening and really appreciates the ongoing support of the parish for the work being done by all, not only in relation to football, but in the many other sporting, cultural and community groups that use the facilities.
For further information on `Friends Of Aughnamullen` please contact Tony Ward on (086) 8553925 or tonyward@iol.ie.
SENIORS: defeated near neighbours Corduff on Sunday last in the league on a scoreline of Aughnamullen 1-9, Corduff 1-6. Corduff made the perfect start with a goal in the 4th min after some poor defending. Sean Sheridan opened Aughnamullens account in the 6th min before Corduff took their lead back to 3 .Aughnamullen then hit a purple patch coming to half time and kicked four unanswered points, Chris Keenan (2) and Eddie Mc Ardle (2), to leave Aughnamullen ahead by the minimum at the break.
Into the second half and Aughnamullen got a lucky goal of their own when Chris Keenans shot dropped short and somehow ended up in the net. 2 further points from Sean Sheridan left Aughnamullen 6 infront, the first a brilliant solo effort. Corduff replied in the 15th min but Sheridan was on hand again to split the posts for the away side. The game was then stopped for 9 mins as a Corduff player suffered an injury and when the game resumed the home side registered 2 points to take it back to 4 but yet again the aforementioned Sheridan pointed to keep Aughnamullen well in front. In the closing stages Corduff pushed hard but had to settle for 2 consolation points to leave Aughnamullen ahead by 3 at the final whistle.
Next up they play Carrick in the I.F.C. quarter-final on Friday night in Inniskeen at 7.30pm.
UNDER 21`S: play Scotstown on Monday next in Cremartin at 7.30pm. Best of luck lads.
MINORS: play Cremartin at home next Tuesday night at 7.30pm.
UNDER 16`S: play St Pats at home in the semi-final of the league next Thursday night at 7pm.
UNDER 14`S: play Inniskeen away on Saturday next at 12 noon.
UNDER 12`S: played Eire Og in Aughnamullen last night, result elsewhere.
JUVENILE TRAINING: Training recommence`s for U6`S and 10`S on Saturday morning at 10am. All players are asked to attend and anybody willing to help out are also welcome to come along and help our stars of the future.

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