Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 9,24,25 & 29. This week’s jackpot rises to €7,700. 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 link smartlotto.ie/aughnamullen-s.
House draw winners
Paul & Christina Mooney
The lotto team for this weekend is Seamus Conlon, Nadia Gallagher, Colm Connolly & Sadie Ward.
Social Centre: The delicious A la Carte has returned every Sunday at 4pm.
No booking required. For any bookings of meetings for hall contact Tina on 087 333 2213.
SAVE THE DATE: Family Fun Day Sunday the 6th of August. Live music by Brendan McCourt and Ciaran Lennon. More details to follow.
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.
Pride of the Parish- Féile 2023: Last Weekend our U15 Feile Team travelled down to Co Galway to play in the John West National Feile Competition. The boys were put in a division alongside Mungret St Pauls(Limerick), St Lomans Mullingar(Westmeath) & Portarlington. In the first game against Mungret the boys played reasonably well and lead at half time by 0-2 to 0-1. In the second half the boys were still leading by 2 points but were caught out by a last minute goal to be defeated by 2 points by 1-2 to 0-3. Onto to the second game the boys played St Lomans and again remained in contention for the most of the game however were defeated by 1-5 to 1-0. Onto to the 3rd game the boys played Portarlingtion playing with the wind they were 0-3 to 0-1 up at half time Portarlington came back at them and led by one going into injury time but credit to our boys they got up the field and won an free which was scored to leave the final score 0-4 points each and as a result the boys had to settle for a place in the Shield competition.
In the semifinal of the shield the boys played our neighbours from Cavan Killygarry. After a cagey first half where they were behind by 0-2 to 0-1 at half time. However the boys produced a brilliant second half performance to win by 3-6 to 0-2 to set up a final appearance against Thurles from Co Tipperary. In the final this was not a final for the faint hearted. Thurles with the aid of the wind went into a 3 point lead but credit to our boys they came back right against the Tipperary outfit with a number of scores and trailed at half time by 1 on a scoreline of 1-1 to 0-3. In the second half scores were hard to come by but our ability to score at vital times proved the difference and we ran out
winners by 0-7 to 1-2 to the delight of our weary players, over the moon parents and supporters to win a national juvenile title for our club for the first time in the club’s history.
Credit is extended to this great team who never gave up even when things went against them in earlier games. To the management team of Gerard & Colm Mc Geough, Patrick & Stephen Geoghegan, Brian Mc Ardle, Shane Lambe John Sheridan & Alan Markey. To our First Aid Person Teresa Mc Nally and our parents who provided fruit and refreshments to keep the boys fresh during the games. To Patrick Deery & Paul Forde who led the boys into Aughnamullen Social Centre on Sunday last and Finally to the Committee who provided food for the boys in Galway and back in the Centre last Sunday which was much appreciated. A great weekend was had by all.
On behalf of the club we would like to wish Ben McGeough a speedy recovery after he received an injury on Saturday last and its hoped it wont be too long till he is back on the field.
The Panel was as follows
Josh Daly, Rhys Geoghegan, Ben Mc Geough, Caolan Daly, Shane Geoghegan, David Geoghegan, Sean Murtagh, Ciaran Deery, Luke Mulligan, Dylan Hamilton, James Garrivan, Sean Deery, Noah Duffy, Mason Mulligan, Sam Mc Ginn, Cillian Lambe, Phil Mc Caul, Matt Mc Nally, Conor Mc Keown, Conor Mulligan, Jason Cassidy, Alex Bannigan, Luke Gilliland, Ryan Phillips, Daniel Nolan, James Burke
Pride of the Parish: On the same day that our Féile team made history in Claregalway, our Senior County team also put their name in the history books by booking a place in the All Ireland Semi Final following a penalty shootout win over Armagh in Croke Park. Congratulations is extended to the entire panel and management team, especially to our own Micheál Bannigan, who showed nerves of steel by converting his two penalties in the shootout, adding to his two points scored in the match, to help Monaghan on their way to a place in the Semi Final against Dublin. Congratulations is also extended to panel members Kevin Sheridan and Joel Wilson, as well as Selector Gabriel Bannigan and we wish the team and management the very best of luck on Saturday evening of July the 15th against Dublin.
Seniors: Our Senior team took home a huge two points from neighbours Corduff on Friday evening last, where they had a seven point win on a scoreline of 3-07 to 1-06. Despite the worst possible start coming in the form of a Corduff goal in the opening minute, the boys kept the heads up and recovered strongly, and a collection of points from Tiernan and Jason Duffy pushed us ahead to lead by a point at the break by 0-05 to 1-01. Following a first half which certainly didn’t set the world alight entertainment wise, the hosts came out firing and scored the first three points of the second half to open the gap to two. This was followed by a burst of our own, with the key score coming from the left boot of Jason Duffy to fire home a crucial goal, which, combined with scores from Tiernan Duffy and Colin Clerkin, gave us a three point lead coming into the final ten minutes of the game. In what was testing conditions, the Aughnamullen defence showed serious resilience and discipline and, led by captain Shay Duffy, proved unbreakable for Corduff on the night. While the hosts did put the pressure on, bringing the gap back to two points with five minutes left to play, Aughnamullen effectively killed the game off with a creative piece of play from Tiernan Duffy and Kevin Sheridan when a free-kick taken short to Sheridan and returned back to Duffy found the net to open the gap out to five. A third goal, which was finished by Mark McArdle, was the final nail in the coffin and ensured that we would be leaving with all two points. This result means that the final league game away to Truagh this Saturday evening at 7.30pm is all to play for, with us sitting on six points and Truagh on seven. Come along and give the lads your support in this crucial game. Best of luck to the team and management.
Senior Championship Draw: Our Senior team have been drawn into a group with Ballybay, Corduff, Latton and Truagh in the Senior Championship. Our first game will be at home to Latton on the weekend of the 13th of August.
Reserves: Our Reserves had a great win away to Killanny on Tuesday evening, running out two point winners on a scoreline of 1-08 to 0-09. In what was wet conditions, the lads had a strong first half and went in at the break four points to the good 1-04 to 0-03. Killanny brought the game back level in the second half but the lads finished strongly and pushed on to win by two. Their next game is at home to Corduff on Tuesday the 11th of July at 8pm. All support welcome. Best of luck to the team and management.
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.
Under 18s: Our Under 18s will take on Donaghmoyne in the Division 2 Final tomorrow evening, Thursday, at 7.30pm in Scotstown. Come along and support the boys. Best of luck to the team and management.
Under 17s: Our Division 2 team are at home to Corduff on Tuesday the 11th of July at 6.45pm in round 4 of the league. All support welcome.
Under 15s: Our Division 1 team play at home to Castleblayney in Round 2 of the Round Robin League Cup this Friday evening at 6pm. Our Division 5A team play at home to Truagh this Friday evening at 7.30pm. Our Division 5B next play away to Clontibret on Friday the 14th of July at 7.30pm. Best of luck to all teams and management. All support welcome.
Under 13s: Our Division 6 team were unfortunately beaten by Clontibret in the Semi Final of the League on a scoreline of 6-07 to 1-11. Our Division 2 team play in the Shield Final against Clontibret this Saturday at 12pm in Cremartin. Come along and support the lads. Best of luck to the team and management.
Under 9s: U9 Boys training wedensday evenings on Astro. Go Games Blitz this Saturday morning in Aughnamullen with Currin, Tyholland and Killeevan.
Table Quiz: As part of their OsKaRs fundraiser, the Bridesmaids team have joined together to host a quiz night this Saturday the 8th of July in Aughnamullen Social Centre at 8.30pm. Quizmaster on the night is none other than Mr Noel Callan, with prizes to be won on the night. Come along and enjoy a great night’s fun, all support appreciated.
Best of Luck: On behalf of Aughnamullen GFC, we would like to wish the Monaghan minor team the very best of luck in this Sunday’s All Ireland Final against Derry in the Athletic Grounds in Armagh at 1pm. We wish the players and management team the best as they strive to make history.
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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.
Fixtures and results:
Minors put on a great performance against Scotstown but were beaten by the strong side.
U14As are at home against Donaghmoyne the 10th of July at 7:30pm.
U12s play away to Monaghan Harps the 15th of July at 11am