Aughnamullen Club Notes
The Late Tommy Murtagh: On Friday last sad news emerged around our community with the passing of Tommy Murtagh. Tommy was a life long supporter of our club from its inception to the present day. He always had great pleasure in supporting the Sarsfield’s from his brother Noel playing, to all his children wearing the blue jersey throughout the intervening years and more recently his grandchildren. He was always on hand to support the club in any fundraising initiatives the club under took. Also any functions the club had in the community centre Tommy would be there alongside his wife Margaret and family members. Tommy always had a smile on his face and always kept a keen interest in how the club was performing. Truly one of the clubs finest and a true gentleman. May he rest in peace
Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Margaret, Daughter Maria, Sons Gerry, Tom, Jake, Paddy, Charlie and Michael, brother Noel, Sisters Kathleen & Sr. Bernadette, Daughters in law, Grandchildren and extended family members may he rest in peace.
Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 15,20,25 & 28. This week’s jackpot rises to €12,500, which is our biggest ever jackpot. You can purchase tickets either by buying envelopes from one of our young sellers or by logging on to our online Smart Lotto page through the link smartlotto.ie/aughnamullen-s.
House draw winners
Peter & Geraldine Corrigan
Alicia and Jessica Duffy
Patrick & Killian Lambe
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 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 evening our seniors travelled to Ballybay for our second game in the Senior Championship, where they were beaten on a scoreline of 3-14 to 1-14. After a cagey opening five minutes for both sides, Ballybay found the net with a rasper of a shot from Paul Finlay to open the scoring. Aughnamullen responded with a 45 from Micheál Bannigan and a point from Joel Wilson to close the gap to one, but another point from Bannigan with a free was followed by a strong final ten minutes of the half by the hosts, opening up a five point lead. A brilliant free kick from the left boot of Jason Duffy drew the first half to a close which was a much needed score for Aughnamullen to leave the score at 1-05 to 0-04 at the break. Aughnamullen started the second half brightly, with scores coming from Bannigan, Stephen Geoghegan and Pete Dooney to leave just a goal between the sides. A fatal number of minutes followed for Aughnamullen, with the concession of 2 goals and
a point in the space of two minutes seemingly killing the game off and burying any chances of a comeback, with the gap now stretched out to eleven points. However, this only inspired the lads to rally back at Ballybay and, following a point from Kevin Sheridan which was equalled by a Ballybah score, a period followed in which Aughnamullen scored 1-05 without reply, putting immense pressure on the hosts. Our goal came from a thunderbolt from the impressive Stephen Geoghegan into the top corner, as well as a hat-trick of points from his brother Darren and a further score from Micheál Bannigan to once again bring it back to a one goal game. The introduction of a number of experienced and quality players to see the game out for Ballybay ensured that the hosts ran out winners after a late scare. There is a week break before county champions Scotstown come to Sarsfield Park on Saturday the 3rd of September at 3pm, where the lads will be looking to respond in what is a big game in deciding our fate in this year’s Championship.
Under 17s: Our Under 17 team began their Division 2 Championship campaign on Monday evening with a brilliant win away to Clontibret on a scoreline of 5-05 to 0-14. Following the disappointment of last week’s Shield Final defeat, the boys responded in emphatic fashion, with their ability to find the net proving to be crucial on Monday night to give them the best possible start to the Championship. They next play at home to Magheracloone on Monday the 29th of August at 7pm. Best of luck to the team and management, all support welcome.
Under 15s: Our Under 15 Division 1 team began their Championship campaign at home to Monaghan Harps on Thursday evening last, where they were beaten on a scoreline of 3-07 to 0-05. They play away to Scotstown in the second round this Saturday the 27th at 2pm. Our Division 5A also travel to Scotstown this Friday evening at 7.15pm in their first game in the Championship. Our Division 5B team were handed the points against Donaghmoyne on Wednesday evening last, as Donaghmoyne were unable to field a team. They next take on Corduff at home on Wednesday the 31st of August at 7pm. Best of luck to all teams and management.
Under 13s: Our Under 13 A team took on Killeevan in the second round of the Division 1 Championship on Saturday morning last, where they were beaten on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-09. Their next game is at home to Donaghmoyne on Saturday the 3rd of September at 11am. Our Division 6 team played away to Truagh on Saturday afternoon last, where they had a great win on a scoreline of 5-05 to 1-02. Their next game is at home to Magheracloone on Saturday the 3rd of September at 12.30pm. Best of luck to both teams. All support welcome.
Under 11s: Our Under 11s play in the next round of the Liam Stirrat league in Oram this Saturday morning at 11am. All support welcome.
U9s: Under 9s boys training continues Wednesday evening on the Astro pitch and Saturday morning.
U7s: Under 7s boys travel to Cremartin this Saturday morning for a blitz with Doohamlet and Cremartin.
Upcoming events in the Social Centre:
Aughnamullen Day At The Races: Come to the Fairyhouse Racecourse on the 8th of October for a day at the races, departing from and returning to the Aughnamullen Social Centre, where there will be a buffet and live music upon return. A great day and evening’s craic is guaranteed! If interested, names can be left behind the bar counter or you can contact Tina on 0873332213 or Daniel on 0879161964.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy to the O’Neill Family, Creeve & Drumfreeghan on the passing of Alice O’Neill. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Aidan and Nicola Keenan, Creeve, on the birth of a baby boy recently.
Congratulations is also extended to Emmet & Katy Fealy, Laragh, on the birth of a baby girl recently.
Birthday Wishes: Birthday wishes are extended to Erin Hamill, who recently celebrated turning 21.
Birthday wishes are also extended to Eugene Bannigan who turned 30, and Conall Savage who turned 18.
Astro pitch: Our state of the art astro pitch is open and available for booking. Contact John on 0868384145 to book the pitch.
Ladies: Seniors were beaten by Corduff on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 4:12-2:05.
Minors play Scotstown in the first round of the championship on the 8th of September.
Congratulations to our u14s who have booked their place in the division 2 championship final on Monday night. The girls got off to a great start with a cracking goal. The forwards pressurised the Harps’ backs in the first half but were unlucky to miss some goal opportunities. Aughnamullen frustrated Harps as they were denied multiple goal chances and the backs worked hard and turned over the Harps’ attacking efforts.
The girls continued to work hard in the second half to retain their lead. Although it was a low scoring game the girls showed great determination to get over the line. Final score 1:04-0:02.
They play Killanny in the final in 2 weeks.
Team and scorers;
Molly McBrein, Alicia Duffy, Aoibheann Traynor 0:1, Chloe Hamilton, Ava Sheridan, Danielle Hamilton, Ava Mooney, Lucy Geoghegan, Eve McNally, Elle McArdle 0:2, Mia Hamilton, Niamh Hughes, Carla Keenan 1:1, Hannah Conlon, Katie Woods, Eilish Sheridan, Niamh O’Reilly, Rachel Ward, Austeja Paskeviciele, Laura Woods, Abbie Mooney, Mia McNally
U16Bs play in the division 2 semi final Tuesday at 7pm.
U12As are away to Brigid O’Neills Sat 27th at 11am