Aughnamullen Club Notes
Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 18,21,29 & 29. This week’s jackpot rises to €12,000. You can purchase tickets either by buying envelopes from one of our young sellers or by logging on to our online Smart Lotto page.
House draw winners
Ben, Alex & Ava Ward
Daniel & Tina Duffy
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 and small weddings! The Aughnamullen Social Centre is now taking bookings for all functions. For any more information on bookings please contact Tina on 0873332213.
Seniors: On Sunday afternoon last our senior team beat Carrickmacross away from home in the Semi Final of the league relegation Play Off, winning on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-13 in a pulsating encounter. In what was a blistering heat, the first half got off to a slow start for both teams, with mistakes aplenty and scores hard to come by. Carrick opened up a four point lead through a goal on the twenty minute mark, which was immediately cancelled out through a well taken goal from the left foot of corner back Shay Duffy. Carrick opened up another two point gap, but were reeled in by points from Kieran Duffy and Stephen Geoghegan to leave the teams level at the break on a score of 1-05 to 1-05. An early Micheál Bannigan point from the restart set the thempo for what was a high intensity second half, with points being traded from both teams and neither gaining a clear advantage on the other. Points from Darren Geoghegan and Bannigan looked to edge it for Aughnamullen, but an equaliser from the hosts late into injury time made the game seem destined for extra time. Similar to last year’s Championship Semi Final, it was the left foot of Jason Duffy which proved decisive with the last kick of the game, showing nerves of steel to sail over a dramatic winner and save Aughnamullen from a Relegation Play Off Final. Overall it was a deserved win for the blues, who’s attention now turns to the Championship, which begins on the Weekend of the 14th of August. Details of the group below.
Senior Championship Draw: We’ve been drawn into Group 1 of the Senior Football Championship alongside Scotstown, Clontibret, Ballybay and Donaghmoyne. Our first game is at home to Clontibret on the weekend of the 14th of August.
Under 19s: Our Under 19 team claimed an historic win in the Division 3 Final on Tuesday evening last against Killanny in Latton. In the early stages Killanny looked the stronger team and raced into a four points to no score lead. However, our lads stuck in and turned the tide, grabbing a stranglehold on the game. Some great scores from Bobby McCaul, including a goal placed into the top corner of the net, brought Aughnamullen back into the game. A further score from Ben McCabe and another goal
from the boot of Christopher Geoghegan just before the break sent us in a point ahead at half time. The second half started with scores being traded from both sides, including a well taken point from Cillian Traynor. The turning point of the game was a red card for a Killanny player, which sprung a purple patch for the boys to open up a six point gap, one coming from half the length of the field from Conor Boyle. Killanny made a late drive, with a goal reducing the gap to two points leaving a nervy finish to the game which wasn’t for the feint hearted. Some inspirational defensive performances ensured Aughnamullen held out for a win which secured deserved silverware for the team’s efforts. Massive congratulations to the players and the management team of Brian Mc Ardle, Gussie Forde and Colm Mc Geough.
Thank you to David and Debbie McArdle for sponsoring the meal and to Gerry McElroy for sponsoring kit bags for the team. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Under 17s: Our Under 17 team play at home to Magheracloone in the final round of the league this Sunday the 24th of July at 12pm. Best of luck to the team and management. All support welcome.
Under 15s: Our Under 15 A team had a great win away to Truagh, winning on a scoreline of 4-14 to 4-13. Our B team were beaten by Magheracloone by 0-13 to 0-10. Our C team had a great win away to Truagh on a scoreline of 2-11 to 3-07.
U9s boys training Wednesday on Astro. Blitz Saturday morning in Ballybay
U7s training Saturday morning on Astro, Next blitz at home on Saturday 30th July.
Upcoming events in the Social Centre:
Live music this Sunday the 24th of July in the Social Centre by the very popular Ger Long from 8pm to 10pm, come along for a great evening’s music and craic.
SAVE THE DATE
AUGHNAMULLEN TRAD IN THE TENT
Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of August
Family Fun weekend
The one and only Mad Ass Mules playing live Sunday the 14th of August
More details to follow in the coming weeks
Keebride Construction Summer Camp: Our annual club summer camp will run from Tuesday the 2nd of August until Friday the 5th. A huge thanks to Keebride Construction who are the main sponsors of this year’s summer camp. 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: Seniors beat Inniskeen on Wednesday and were beaten by Carrick on Friday. Championship begins the weekend of the 12th August.
Congratulations to both our division 1 and 3 u16 teams who have both qualified for their respective league finals. The A team overcame Blayney on Monday night and the Bs beat St Brigids on Tuesday. More details to come next week on the final.