Aughnamullen Club Notes
The late Mary King: A huge sadness was felt last Tuesday night when the news filtered through of the sad passing of Mary King. Mary was a well respected member of the community, but it will be within the GAA circles and in particular in and around the local Centre where Mary’s presence will be sorely missed. Mary was a great character and she just loved the football, along with her daughter Bernie, they could be found at a GAA pitch in Donegal, Down, Armagh or Croke Park, anywhere where the Farney men were playing, it didn’t matter about the weather as long as Mary was fit, she would be there. There was no prouder woman than Mary when her son David pulled on the white Monaghan jersey in the mid 90’s. But Mary’s real love for football was following Aughnamullen. Every time in later years the panic was on to get the gate open to get Mary King up onto the hill to see the Sarsfields playing. There was no better woman than Mary to give out if we were beaten. If you didn’t play well you were told it, or if the management didn’t make the proper switches in her mind they also got a bit of advice. But nobody ever took offense because it was Mary King and everyone enjoyed her way. She enjoyed nothing better after games than going into the Centre for one or two gin & tonics. She was always dressed for the occasion, and if anyone wanted to buy her more she would happily accept. Everyone would stop at her table to get her opinion, because she was great craic. The Aughnamullen flag was placed on Mary’s coffin as she made her final journey down past the Centre to Lough Egish, because Mary was not only a great football supporter but she was a great Aughnamullen woman and she will be sadly missed by everyone connected with the club. Rest in Peace Mary.
Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 2,10,15 & 17. Next week’s jackpot rises to €10,600. You can purchase tickets either by buying envelopes from one of our young sellers or by logging on to our online Smart Lotto page using this link http://smartlotto.ie/aughnamullen-s.
House draw winners
The lotto team for this weekend is Patrick Duffy, Rosemary Johnston, Niamh Hanna & Martin McArdle.
Social Centre: Food is being served from chef Ollie in the Social Centre every Sunday from 4pm. The Social Centre caters for all functions ie parties, christenings, funerals, communions and confirmations! The Aughnamullen Social Centre is now taking bookings for communions and confirmations. For any more information on bookings please contact Tina on 0873332213.
Seniors: Our seniors make their long awaited return to senior at home to Truagh this Sunday the 24th of April at 2pm. Come out and support the lads, all support welcome. Best of luck to the team and management.
Reserves: Our reserves played away to Magheracloone on Wednesday evening last, where they had a great win on a scoreline of 3-11 to 4-07. This was a game which could have went either way, with the lads digging deep to pull out a win against strong opposition, overturning a six point deficit to come out on top and gain their first points of the season. Their next game is away to Ballybay on Wednesday the 20th of April at 7.15pm. Best of luck to the team and management.
Under 19s: Our Under 19s played at home to Killanny on Sunday afternoon last, where they ran on winners on a scoreline of 3-09 to 0-17. In an exciting game which was played in testing conditions, the boys showed great resilience to hold out for a win which puts them on top of the table. Their next game is at home to Inniskeen on Sunday the 1st of May at 2pm. Best of luck to the team and management.
Under 17s: Our under 19s played at home to Donaghmoyne in the final game of the Spring League on Tuesday night last, where they were beaten on a scoreline of 2-03 to 3-08. Fixtures on the league and championship are yet to be released, keep an eye on social media for updates.
Under 15s: Our under 15 teams played a round of games in the past week. Our division 2 team played at home to Magheracloone on Thursday last and ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 4-13 to 1-06. Our B team were beaten by a strong Clontibret team on Friday last on a scoreline of 8-06 to 0-08 points. Our C team were plated at home to Castleblayney on Wednesday last and were beaten on a scoreline of 7-12 to 4-09. The division 2 team next play away to Inniskeen this Thursday the 21st of April at 7.30pm. Our B team play away to Castleblayney this Friday the 22nd of April at 7.30pm. Our C team play away to Corduff this Wednesday the 20th of April at 6.15pm. Best of luck to all teams and management.
Under 13s: Both Under 13 teams played away to Donaghmoyne on Friday evening last, with both the A and B teams losing out to very strong opposition. This was the final game of the Spring League, details of fixtures for the league and championship are yet to be revealed.
Under 11s: Our Under 11s teams are back training in great numbers, all boys are encouraged to keep coming out every week.
Under 9s: Our Under 9s boys are back training every Saturday morning with a full squad each week.
Under 7s: Our Under 7s continue training every Saturday morning with healthy numbers every week, with new players always welcome to come along.
Under 6s: Our Under 6s teams are training in great numbers every Saturday morning.
Thank you: The club would like to thank a number of people for their help in the recent work which was undertaken in the club recently. Thank you to Mickey Boyle for his ground work, to James Sheridan who sowed fertilizer on the pitches and to John Sheridan for supplying a height for hire.
SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday the 15th of May, a special guest will pay the club a visit. Sam Maguire will be in the Social Centre to have a look at all the changes around the club house and see how well it is looking. This will be a great day out for all children and adults alike to meet and get pictures with Sam!
New Defibrillator: The club has recently installed a new defibrillator, which is connected to a heated box. A big thank you is extended to Bio Marine Ingredients Ltd who sponsored the defibrillator. Rose Mooney will be running a course on how to safely operate defibrillators, which are an extremely important utility in saving lives.
Car Park: We are delighted to announce that the construction of the new car park on the club grounds is now complete.
SAVE THE DATE: Our annual Summer Camp will run from Tuesday the 2nd of August until Friday the 5th. More information to follow in the coming weeks.
Astro pitch: Our state of the art astro pitch is open and available for booking. Contact Angela on 0861012243 to book the pitch.
Ladies: Reserves play away to O’Neills Sunday at 11am.
Minors play Killanny Thursday 21st April in Aughnamullen at 7pm.
U16As beat Castleblayney on a scoreline of 9:06- 7:04.
U14s play away to O’Neills Monday 25th at 6:45.
U12s play Inniskeen at 6:45 in Aughnamullen.
Aughnamullen Ladies are hosting their fundraiser “Clash of the Clanns” on May 21st at 4pm.
The idea behind this fundraiser is that each girl on the senior panel submits a family team for the competition.
Each team must consist of family members only (siblings, parents, cousins, aunts/uncles, in-laws etc) and the catch is that each team must have at least 2 non active GAA members, giving retired players a chance of redemption or to give people the chance to play who’ve never played before.
The rules of the blitz are as follows
• All participants must be Over 16
• Kick-off is at 4pm sharp and all should be wrapped up for 7pm
• 24 teams
• 4 groups with 6 teams per group
• Draws will be made a week before the blitz with each team playing 3 times in their group
• Each game will be 7 minutes a half
• Winners of each group are into the semi final, with the 2 winning teams battling it out in the final for the coveted title of Clash of the Clanns Champions and taking home the Brendan Finnegan cup.
• It will cost each team €100 to enter and additional sponsorship cards will be given out. Teams can look for a sole sponsor or fill the sponsor card. In addition to the entry fee of €100 we are seeking a Minimum €100 sponsorship per team