Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 3,13,22 & 28. This week’s jackpot rises to €7,800. 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
Sean Mooney Grandchildren
Hugh Daire Hamill
Mags & Brian McGeough
The lotto team for this weekend is Anita Finnegan, Bernie Sheridan, John Sheridan & Karen Kerr.
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.
The Social Centre is looking for part time staff for the bar. They must be willing to work weekends. Contact Tina on 087 333 2213 or Debbie on 086 276 0850 if interested.
Pride of the Parish- On Thursday evening last our Under 18 team took home the Division 2 League Cup for the first time in 23 years following a hard fought 0-11 to 1-08 win over Donaghmoyne in Scotstown. Played in what was adverse weather conditions, both teams’ abilities were tested, and it was Aughnamullen who opened proceedings through a well taken score from the left boot of an impressive Callum Hughes. A Donaghmoyne score was followed by a brace of our own, with Aughnamullen’s ease a finding scores proving to be the difference in the first half as we went in 0-06 to 0-02 ahead at the break. Aughnamullen began the second half just as they played in the first, with a serious intensity in their pressing and tackling, getting to almost every breaking ball first. The opening 15 minutes of the second half saw Aughnamullen score four points without reply, coming from Callum Hughes, Dylan Bannigan, Bobby McCaul and Patrick Lambe, pushing our lead to eight points coming into the final stretch of the game. To Donaghmoyne’s credit, they never gave up and with five minutes to go, scored 1-02 without reply to bring them back to within a goal, resulting in a nervy final few minutes for the Aughnamullen faithful. A crucial score from Caolan Daly put daylight between the teams before Donaghmoyne once again reduced the gap to three in injury team, however they could not find the illusive goal to bring it to extra time and the boys held out for a well deserved, historic victory. This was what could be described as a true team performance, with each
player leaving everything on the field to take home the trophy. This spirit was epitomized by joint captains Cillian Traynor and Bobby McCaul, with Cillian showing his senior experience with an inspirational performance and Bobby playing through the pain barrier whilst under the weather to ensure that they would be lifting the trophy after the full time whistle. A huge congratulations is extended to the team, which is as follows; Conor McMahon, Pauric McEntee, Cillian Traynor (JC), Luke Phillips, Odhran McArdle, Emmet Garrivan, Thomas Lambe, Bobby McCaul, Dylan Bannigan, Justin Dooley, Christopher Geoghegan, Luke Johnston, Callum Hughes, Cormac McNally, James Connolly. Substitutes: Patrick Markey, Patrick Lambe, Jack Loughlin, Pádraig Lambe, James McCahey, Conor Connolly, Gerard Connolly, Peter Woods, Ryan Boyle, Ryan Markey, Caolan Daly, Luke Gilliland & Shane Geoghegan.
A huge congratulations must also go to the management team of Philip Lambe, Colin Clerkin, Sean Sheridan, Martin Woods & Francie Ward and to our First Aid Rosemary Johnston.
Seniors: Our Senior team travelled to Truagh in the final round of the league on Saturday evening, where they won a pulsating encounter on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. Aughnamullen got off to a rapid start in this game with a score from Colin Clerkin coming in the first minute. Truagh responded with a point of their own and with only five minutes on the clock, the loss of Tiernan Duffy through injury drew concerns to the Aughnamullen support, however, the boys battled on and Kevin Sheridan duely converted a free kick to regain the lead. An equalising point from Cillian Traynor was followed by a Truagh goal on the counter attack which gave the hosts a cushion for the majority of the game. Truagh pushed out to a six point lead coming up to half time, with a Colin Clerkin free just before the break crucial in staying in the game. Lee Conlan’s words of wisdom at half time worked wonders as Aughnamullen came out flying after the break, with the introduction of Bobby McCaul sparking new life into our comeback. Two points from McCaul within two minutes of play and a further point from Colin Clerkin closed the gap back to two. The hosts found their rhythm again and opened up a four point lead once again, however, with ten minutes remaining, Cillian Traynor popped up with a huge goal, and just two days after leading the Under 18s to glory found himself with a tally of 1-01, which will surely fuel his notions of playing as a forward. An exceptional score from Jason Duffy as well as a well taken mark from Pete Dooney ensured that the game would go down to the wire. With us a point down two minutes into injury time, up stepped Bobby McCaul, showing nerves a steel to convert a mark following a crucial catch in the corner. Just when it looked like Truagh would find a winner, a turnover meant we would have one final chance, and when the ball fell to Colin Clerkin down the right hand side, there would only be one result, with Clerkin coming in clutch to win it at the death. Unfortunately, due to results elsewhere, this dramatic win did not put us in a quarter Final place, just missing out on points difference. We will play Truagh once again in the Relegation Playoff Semi Final at home on Tuesday the 25th of July at 7.30pm. The boys will be hoping to bring this good momentum into this huge 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 drew with Corduff on Tuesday evening on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-08. This was a game which was tight for the most part, with the sides deadlocked at half time and at full time. We next play away to Castleblayney on Tuesday evening the 18th 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 17s: Our Division 2 team were beaten by Corduff on Tuesday evening on a scoreline of 5-12 to 2-06. The next play at home to Inniskeen this Sunday at 12pm. Best of luck to the team and management. All support welcome.
Under 15s: Our Division 1 team had a brilliant 2-12 to 0-06 win at home to Castleblayney in the League Cup on Friday evening last. Our Division 5A also had a great win in a high scoring encounter at home to Truagh on Friday evening, winning on a scoreline of 10-17 to 6-23. Our Division 1 team play away to Donaghmoyne in Round 2 of the League Cup Round Robin tomorrow evening, Thursday at 7.30pm. Our Division 5A team play away to Magheracloone this Friday evening at 7.30pm. Our Division 5B team play away to Clontibret this Sunday morning at 11am. Best of luck to all teams and management. All support welcome.
Under 13s: Our Division 2 team took on Clontibret in the Division 2 Shield Final on Saturday afternoon in Cremartin, where unfortunately they were beaten on a scoreline of 6-15 to 4-04. The boys fought hard against a very strong Clontibret team but on the day just didn’t have enough and fell short. The boys will learn from this experience no doubt, and will be back stronger in the Championship. Commiserations to the team and management.
Best of Luck: On behalf of Aughnamullen GFC, we would like to wish the Monaghan team the best of luck to the Monaghan senior team this Saturday in the All Ireland Semi Final against Dublin, especially to our own representatives Micheál Bannigan, Kevin Sheridan, Joel Wilson and Selector Gabriel Bannigan.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy is extended to the Harkin family on the passing of Catherine Harkin, Ballytrain.
Sympathy is extended to Bernie McNally and the extended Cahill and McNally families on the recent passing of Phil Cahill.
Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Donna and Stephen McBride on the recent birth of twin girls.
Birthday Wishes: On behalf of Aughnamullen GFC, we would like to wish a happy 70th birthday to club legend Tom Leanagh. As well as Tom, our chef Ollie Morrissey also turns 70 this week and we would like to wish both men the happiest of birthdays.
Up for the Match: Ahead of the All Ireland Semi Final against Dublin, Watters Old Coach Inn are hosting an ‘Up For The Match’ event on Friday evening. There will be a number of former football stars previewing the big game, and the event will be broadcast on Northern Sound. Come along for a great evening’s craic.
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.