Aughnamullen Club Notes
Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 4,15,16 & 25. This week’s jackpot rises to €13,200, 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
Alan Markey & Eilish Marron
This week’s lotto team is Angela Geoghegan Duffy, Mark Duffy, Paddy Murtagh & Caroline Geoghegan.
Social Centre: Food is being served from chef Ollie in the Social Centre every Sunday from 4pm.
Aughnamullen Social Centre is now taking bookings for Confirmation for next May.
Please note the book is now full for First Holy Communion bookings.
Please note there will be no a la carte menu available in the social Centre on Sunday the 30th of NovemberThe 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 Saturday evening last, the 8th of October, history was made by our Senior team as they beat Donaghmoyne in the final round of the Senior Championship Relegation Play-off group in Castleblayney to ensure that they would avoid relegation and secure Senior status for 2023. In what was an exciting game, the Sarsfields produced one of their best performances of the year to overcome a strong Donaghmoyne team on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-10. Donaghmoyne opened the scoring in the game, however, this was followed by what was arguably a game winning ten minute period for Aughnamullen where they scored 1-05 without reply in blistering fashion. The first of these scores was a goal of the highest order from the classy Micheál Bannigan, who scored 1-07 of Aughnamullen’s tally, when he paced through the heart of the Donaghmoyne defence to bury the ball into the back of the net. Well taken scores from Kevin Sheridan, Kieran Duffy, Joel Wilson and Tiernan Duffy pushed our advantage out to seven points after twelve minutes. Donaghmoyne found a purple patch of their own in the next five minutes where they scored 1-02 without reply to reduce the gap to just two points immediately. In what was a tit-for-tat remainder of the first half, scores from Micheál Bannigan ensured that we went in at the break with a two point lead on a scoreline of 1-08 to 1-06. A Donaghmoyne point from the restart closed the gap to a single point, however this was to be as close as it came for the Fontenoys as Aughnamullen found another gear to push on with further scores from Mark McArdle, Kevin Sheridan, Kieran Duffy and Bannigan once again, ushered us closer to the finish line. It must be said, if not for the resolute defence of Aughnamullen and the cat-like reactions of our number one Ryan Johnston, who channelled his inner Seamie Markey to deny a goal chance in the second half, the end result may have been different. To the joy
of the large Aughnamullen support in attendance as well as the panel of players, the final whistle blew and with the knowledge of the result of the other group game the players could celebrate safety, with ourselves and Donaghmoyne remaining in Senior, and Castleblayney and Carrickmacross relegated to the Intermediate ranks for 2023. Our return to Senior after a 26 year absence was a solid one, which will last for at least another year. A big thanks must go to the players and management team for their efforts all year, to trainer Colin O’Hare, backroom team of Lee Conlan, Phil McCaul and Seamus Markey and to our first-aid Rose Mooney. We want to thank Gabriel Bannigan for his help over the last three, successful years, in which we gained successive promotions from Junior to Senior and remain a Senior club, as he moves on to be a part of the management team for the Monaghan Senior Team.
Under 17s: Our Under 17s were beaten by Clones in the Division 2 Championship Final on Sunday on a scoreline of 0-09 to 0-05. The game was played in torrential rain throughout, which had a major impact on the quality of football on display. Clones found the first score of the game in what was a low scoring encounter, which was soon followed up by a point of our own through Bobby McCaul. An even balance of play followed for the remainder of the half, with Aughnamullen taking the lead only to be two Clones scores in succession to regain the lead towards the end of the half. The lads responded well and dug out another score to go in level at the break at three points apiece. Clones came out flying after the restart, scoring five points without reply in the opening ten minutes of the half, which in a game where scores were hard to come by was a devastating period for Aughnamullen. To their credit the lads made a burst of their own with two unanswered points to reduce the gap to three points coming into the closing stages of the game, with frees from McCaul and Caolan Daly. Similar to Aughnamullen’s rock solid defence in the first half, Clones held firm in the second to prevent our lads from creating the goal chance that was needed to come back. Clones pushed on in the end and proved to be the more clinical team, who’s strength and size made the difference in opening out a five point gap at the final whistle. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be for our lads who put up a gallant fight against a hotly tipped Clones side, where on another day they could have found glory. A big thanks must go to the players for their efforts all year and to the management team of PJ Forde, Colm McGeough & Chris Forde and to First-aid Rosemary Johnston for their help and dedication throughout the year.
Under 13s: Our Under 13 side took on Carrickmacross in the Division 6 Championship Final on Sunday morning last in Doohamlet, where they were unfortunately beaten on a scoreline of 3-06 to 0-10. The boys started the game well and were showing to be the more dominant team in the first half, with a brilliant display of football capped off with some well taken scores to go in at half time ahead on a scoreline of 0-07 to 0-03. However, as the old saying goes, “goals win games”, and this was evident in the second half as Carrick found a purple patch where, in the space of only a couple of minutes, they hit the net three times and scored a number of points to undo Aughnamullen’s hard work done in the first half and give them a lead which couldn’t be reeled in. The boys never gave up, and continued to rally on for the remainder of the game, however, the goal they needed evaded them and in the end Carrick ran out winners. Commiserations to the team and management, we would like to thank the players and the management team of Francie Ward, Marty Burke, Martin Boyle, PJ Markey, Jim Murphy & Philly Farrelly as well as First-aid Sadie Ward for their efforts all year.
Upcoming events in the Social Centre:
Saturday 29th of October Music by Aoibheann Deery & Gavin Coyle.
Sunday 30th Of October music from The Colorado Cowboy from 6 to 9pm. A great way to Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.
Christmas party night Saturday 17th of December
Come along with your staff team from work or even just a family night out.
4 course meal or Buffet available
Music on the night
Booking is essential for this night
For more information contact Tina on 087 333 2213
Sympathy is extended to Mick Duffy, Cooltrimegish, Peadar & Alice Duffy & extended families Lattonfaskey on the passing of Mick and Peadar’s brother Pat Duffy, Manchester. May God have mercy on his soul.
Engagement: Congratulations is extended to Bronagh Sheridan and Sean McMahon, Toome, who were recently engaged.
Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Jack and Maggie Hanley (née Deery) on the birth of a baby girl recently.
Birthday wishes: Birthday wishes are extended to Niamh Hanna, Tullynahinera, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday..
Congratulations: To Gary and Linda Duffy, Creeve on the birth of a new baby girl.
Speedy recovery: We would like to wish a speedy recovery to the following people;
To Eddie McArdle who had an accident recently, to Colin McArdle who is in hospital, to John Keenan who was recently unwell and to Caroline Geoghegan who is in hospital. We hope you all recover safely and are back up and going in the near future.
Astro pitch: With the evenings getting shorter why not book our floodlit all weather Astro Pitch by contacting Seamus on 0872675161 or John on 0868384145.