Aughnamullen Club Notes 27.04.2023
The late Peter Geoghegan
On Wednesday last news came around at the passing of an Aughnamullen Great Peter Geoghegan Lisduff. Peter or affectionately known as “Wee” Peter was an Aughnamullen Sarsfield to the backbone firstly serving as a player and then as a supporter throughout his lifetime.
Peter’s football prominence came in the 1960s where he was a member of the golden 3 in a row team of 1964 -66 where they won 2 Dr Ward Cups in 1964 & 1965 and 1967 Junior Championship and Intermediate Championship of 1972/73 and Intermediate League of 1973. He continued to play with both the Senior and Junior B Team right up until the mid-1970s. Peter made corner forward position his own during this period and could be seen to score many a crucial score in the club success at that time.
Following his football career Peter always took a helping hand in the club’s affairs in any he could and in the mid-1990s served on the local FAS scheme. During this era was the erection of new turnstiles, players tunnel and new dugouts. Also, during this time Peter was involved in the stand subcommittee which erected new stand in 1995 which is still regarded as one of the best in the county and Peter also served as Groundsman for the club in 1997 and served on the committee at that time.
Always and ever, Peter was a great supporter of our club never missing a game supporting all our teams from Senior to U12 and he took great pride in this and always kept fellow supporters in high spirits with his witty conversation and always with a smile on his face.
In 2009 alongside his brothers Phil & Hughie RIP Peter was inducted into the Clubs Hall of Fame an honour he was very proud off.
On behalf of the club, we would like to offer our sincerest sympathy to his brothers Tom & Phil, his Sister Bridie, Sister in Law Eleanor and his nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.
Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 12,16,25 & 31. This week’s jackpot rises to €6,700. You can purchase tickets either by buying envelopes from one of our young sellers or by logging on to our smart Lotto page through the following link smartlotto.ie/aughnamullen-s.
House draw winners
Jane & Evie May Carey
The lotto team for this weekend is Seamus Markey, Liz Markey, Ann Blanche & Rosaleen Markey..
Social Centre: Social Centre: The Social Centre is back open every night. There will be no A La Carte menu in the Centre until further notice. For any bookings of meetings for hall contact Tina on 087 333 2213.
There is still availability for booking for Confirmation on the 19th of May. Please note the book is now full for First Holy Communion bookings.
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: Our senior team travelled to Inniskeen on Sunday afternoon last in the second round of the senior league, where they played out a 1-10 to 0-13 draw. Inniskeen raced into a two point to no score lead, and stayed in front for the majority of the first half. After Jason Duffy opened our scoring, a brace of frees from Tiernan Duffy was followed by a point from Colin Clerkin to level the game up before the break at 0-04 0-04. The boys in blue got off to an electric start in the second half, with points from Mark McArdle and Tiernan Duffy followed by a volleyed goal from Keith Sheridan putting us six points to the good at 1-06 to 0-04. During this period, Inniskeen went a man down from a sending off, and unfortunately the lads couldn’t fully capitalize on this. The hosts clawed their way back into the game and eventually regained the lead in injury time. However, as he as already done on numerous occasions, Jason Duffy came to the rescue with a brilliant, last kick of the game free to level the game and rescue a well deserved point for Aughnamullen. A much improved performance was on show in this game, and the boys will be determined to get their first win on the board soon to show for this improvement. Our next game is at home to Clontibret on Sunday the 7th of May at 4pm. Best of luck to the team and management, all support welcome.
Reserves: Our reserve team take on Latton tomorrow evening, Thursday at 7.30pm in Aughnamullen in the O’Duffy Cup Reserve Championship. Come out and support the lads, best of luck to the team and management. Their next game in the league is away to Corduff on Wednesday the 10th of May at 7.45pm.
Upcoming events in the Social Centre
SAVE THE DATE: The OsKaRs fundraiser is coming to Aughnamullen GFC on Saturday the 7th of October 2023 in the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney! Keep the date free for what will be guaranteed to be a night not to be missed.
Live music: There will be live music by Brendan McCourt and Ciaran Lennon in the Social Centre this Sunday the 30th of April. Come along for what will be a great evening’s entertainment.
Poker Classic for Gary Casey: A poker Classic was held in the Social Centre on Saturday night last in aid of Gary Casey’s Road to Recovery. A great night was had by all, where there was over €2000 raised on the night, which will be presented at a later date. A huge thank you must go to Colm Reyburn for organizing the night, Tina and Daniel Duffy for arranging the good and to Kilmore Hotel for their sponsorship, as well as all of those who donated at any stage, your support is greatly appreciated.
Aughnamullen Ladies Present; Clash of The Clanns: Aughnamullen Ladies’ “Clash of the Clanns” is just around the corner, make sure you get yourself to Aughnamullen on Sunday April 30th to see the families in the club battle it out to become Clash of the Clanns champions!!!
Games are starting at 3pm!! Keep an eye on our social media for team announcements.
Following the tournament there will be a post match analysis in the social centre. Music on the night by Brendan McCourt.
Come along for a great days entertainment and get behind Aughnamullen Ladies.
Under 18s: Our Under 18 division 3 side were beaten at home by Tyholland on a scoreline of 8-17 to 3-07 on Friday evening last. Our Division 2 team played at home to Magheracloone on Tuesday evening, where they were beaten on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-05. Our Division 2 team next play away to Latton on Tuesday evening the 7th of May 7.30pm. Our Division 3 team play away to Na Mullai Sarsfields in Killeevan on Friday the 28th of April at 7.30pm. Best of luck to both teams. All support welcome.
Under 15s: Our Division 1 team had a brilliant 1-23 to 0-05 win at home to Carrickmacross last Thursday evening. On Sunday morning our Division 5B team were beaten away to Killanny on a scoreline of 3-18 to 0-10. Our Division 1 team play away to Clontibret tomorrow evening, Thursday at 7.30pm. Our Division 5A team travel to Truagh on Friday evening at 7.30pm. Our Division 5B team are at home to Corduff this Sunday at 12.45pm. Best of luck to all of the teams and management. All support welcome.
Under 13s: Our Division 6 team begin their League campaign this weekend, hosting Magheracloone this Sunday at 11am. Best of luck to the team and management. All support welcome.
Under 9s: U9s boys training continues Wednesday evening 6.15 – 7.15pm on the Astro.
Under 7s: Learn new skills , make new friends and most importantly have lots of fun.
Every Saturday morning 9.30 – 10.30am on the Astro. For Boys born 2016 – 2017
NEW PLAYERS WELCOME
For more information contact Finbar 0878310555 or Chris 0860654156.
Sponsored by KeeBride Construction.
Our 2023 Annual Summer Camp will take place from Tuesday the 8th of August to Friday the 11th. Another fun filled week is promised. More details to follow.
Walking Track: Our new walking track lights are now up and running. Just a gentle reminder for insurance purposes you must be a club member to use this facility. Please contact Debbie on 0862760850 or Ann on 0872413348 for assistance regarding membership. Thank you.
Astro pitch: As we enter the beginning of the football season why not book our floodlit all weather Astro Pitch by contacting Seamus on 0872675161 or John on 0868384145. For Birthday parties on our Astro contact Angela on 0861012243. All ages adults, boys & girls catered for.