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October 13th, 2021

Aughnamullen GAA Club Notes
Lotto: The Lotto was held on Sunday night the numbers drawn were 6,7,8 & 30 there was no winner. Next week’s jackpot is €8500.
Lucky Dip Winners
Steph Sharpe
Sean Hamilton
Teresa & Peter Geoghegan
Michael Lennon
Patricia Mc Gahey
Caroline Conlan
Benny Cassidy
Gavin Mc Eneaney
Lorraine Hughes
Next Week’s Lotto team is Janet Bannigan, Rose Mooney, Debbie Mc Ardle & Sean Duffy
Seniors: The Senior team had an excellent victory in the Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening last when they accounted for Killanny in a pulsating and nerve wrecking game winning by 1-11 to 0-12. Credit is extended to the team who put in an outstanding shift on the day where very little separated both sides and it probably was Aughnamullen’s efficiency in front of goal proving the difference in the end.
In the first half Killanny started brightly and ran into an early 3-point lead and this lead could have been more except for some excellent defending by the home side. Gradually Aughnamullen came back more into the game with some points off their own leaving the scores level however a momentum changing score came 10 minutes before the break where a great break away move by Aughnamullen resulting in a goal leaving the half time score 1-6 to 0-6 in favour of Aughnamullen. In the second half Killanny again went back into the lead with 4 unanswered points but credit to the boys in blue they kept plugging away and eventually got into the lead which they never relinquished and ran out winners by 2 points. Next up is the Quarter Final on Saturday week against Tyholland in Castleblayney with Throw in at 7pm.
Under 17: Our U17 team bowed out of the championship on Friday evening last when they succumbed to Emyvale on a score line of 4-9 to 4-7. This was a great game throughout between 2 equally matched sides. In the first half Aughnamullen started brightly however Emyvale ability to score goals at crucial stages in the game proving decisive and at half time they lead by 2-5 to 0-5. In the second half Aughnamullen got back into the game with a quick-fire goal but again Emyvale goal threat remained and entering the final quarter led by 8,  4-7 to 2-5. However, Aughnamullen increased the ante and entering injury time went level however Emyvale scored the final 2 points of the game to emerge victorious thus ending the year for this gallant Aughnamullen side.
Many thanks are extended to the team which performed admirably throughout the year reaching both the semifinals in the league and championship and with a bit more luck could easily have reached both finals. Major thanks are extended to the management team of PJ Forde, Chris Forde, Declan Mc Geough, Colm Mc Geough which left no stone unturned in trying to achieve success. Also, many thanks are also extended to First Aid Person Rosemary Johnston.
Under 15: All Roads lead to Tyholland this Sunday morning for our U15B team in the U15 Div 5B championship Final against Truagh. The Game is fixed for 11am so all support welcome and best wishes is extended to the management team of Derek O Neill, Michael Murtagh, Dale Wilson, Joel Wilson, First Aid Linda Garrivan and the team as they aim to take home the Trophy.
U13: The U13 Division 1 side played Clontibret in Aughnamullen on Saturday last and came away with a great victory winning by 4-14 to 1-9. This was a tough battle throughout against a strong Clontibret side and it was only in the final quarter that our boys pulled away. In the first Half Aughnamullen held a slender lead 0-8 to 0-4. In the second half 2 quick goals had Aughnamullen 6 in front but back came Clontibret with a goal of their own to leave only 3 in it however a goal on the stroke of the second water break proved decisive and from that to the end Aughnamullen had control of the game running out winners. Next game is in a couple of weeks where no opposition or venue is at time of press but check social media for further details.
The U13 Division 5 team play Donaghmoyne in the Quarter Final this Saturday morning at 11am in Donaghmoyne and best wishes is extended to team and management.
Sponsorship: Many thanks is extended to PJ & Eilish Markey of Madyolk Farms for sponsoring Kit Bags for our U13 Panels. It’s so refreshing that people like PJ & Eilish are willing to put their hands in their pockets and support our juveniles.
Stewards Required: Many thanks to all those who stewarded at the championship game in Aughnamullen last Saturday. This Saturday Aughnamullen host Double Header Junior Championship Quarter Finals with games at 2.15pm & 4pm respectively. It would be much appreciated if any stewards could meet up at the football field from 1pm. Thank You.
AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the football club takes place on Friday 26th November at 8pm in the social Centre. Nominations Forms and Officer Reports will be sent out in the next few weeks.
Birthday Wishes: Best wishes is extended to the legendary twins with our Senior team Alan & Sean Sheridan who recently celebrated their 30th Birthday and according to all reports they definitely done that. Also, to Declan Mc Ardle Cooltrimegish who celebrated his 40th Birthday over the weekend also. This Week there were also birthday celebrations as Paul Hughes Lisduff celebrated his 40th Birthday and David Sheridan Shantonagh celebrated his 18th Birthday so congratulations to all
Best Wishes: Best wishes is extended to Mary Duffy Bar Manager in our Social Centre who is at present convalescing and all at Aughnamullen GAA Football wish Mary a speedy recovery and hope to see her up and about in the near future.
Date For Your Diary: On Sunday the 24th of October the Annual Vintage Vehicle Run take place. This year the proceeds of the Run are in aid of Ballybay Cancer Society and remembering the late Kevin Mc Guigan RIP prominent member of the Aughnamullen Vintage Club. Registration will take place from 12.30pm at Aughnamullen Social Centre with the Run taking place from 1.30pm. The Route this year will be from Aughnamullen GAA Car Park – Ballybay – Castleblayney and back to Aughnamullen Social Centre. Please support this worthwhile cause if you can.
Ladies Football: For the second time this year our U14 Division 1 team played Magheracloone in a county final. Aughnamullen won a free within the first minute of play to put them on the scoreboard. The girls put plenty of pressure on the Magheracloone defence but we were unlucky to have several wides. Magheracloone registered their first score in the 12th minute with a point from play. With the water break come and gone, Aughnamullen won a free, the ball was sent in high and into the back of the net. In the 25th minute Magheracloone responded with a goal, followed by their 3rd point. Aughnamullen won the kickout and buried the ball in the back of the net. As half time approached Aughnamullen added another point while Magheracloone added two to leave the half time score level at Magheracloone 1:5 to Aughnamullen  2:2The hugely entertaining exhibition of football continued in the second half as both teams served up another five goals – one from a penalty for Aughnamullen. The second water break came with three points between the teams Magheracloone 4:6 to Aughnamullen 4:3. As play resumed, we pulled ourselves back in front with a goal and two points. Magheracloone, however, pushed forward scoring 1:04. Our girls never gave up and fought to the very end, but it just wasn’t our day with the full-time whistle going in Magheracloone’s favour 5:10 to 5:5. Well done on a great year girls, what a fantastic achievement.

Aughnamullen Team: Ciara O’Grady, Sarah Murtagh, Cassie McCabe, Grainne Hand, Tara Reilly, Aoibhinn Traynor, Molly Ward, Katie Mc Adam(2:2), Alison Gilliland, Anna McCaul, Rachel Duffy(1g), Andrea Quinn, Emma Duffy, Megan Boyle(2:3), Elle McArdle, Lucy Geoghegan, Ella Mooney, Kayla Mooney, Lauren Leanagh, Emma Deery, Ava Sheridan, Chloe Hamilton, Mia Hamilton, Danielle Hamilton, Ava Mooney, Rebecca McGuigan, Alicia Duffy, Cliodhna Ward, Katie Woods, Niamh Hughes, Hannah Conlon, Carla Keenan,  Chloe Duffy and Rachel Ward

Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Sarah Monaghan & Cian Kindlon on the birth of a new baby boy recently.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to husband John, Daughters Grainne, Deirdre & Roisin, Sons in Law Eugene & Niall and their extended families on the death of Collette West Drumhillagh Ballybay may God have mercy on her soul. Sympathy is extended to Sister Cassie Lennon Ballybay & Family on the death of her brother John Duffy formerly Carrickavelty may god have mercy on his soul.

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