Lotto: On Sunday evening our club lotto jackpot of €8,200 was won by Terry O’Neill! On behalf of the club we would like to send a huge congratulations to Terry on his win.
Lucky Dip Winners:
The jackpot returns to €5,000 this weekend. 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.
The lotto team for this weekend is Paddy Markey, Laura Markey, Pj Markey & Eilish Markey.
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.
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 seniors played their first game of the Senior Championship on Saturday evening last at home to Latton, where they were beaten on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-07. This was a game which the boys will feel they could and should have came away with a win in the end. The visitors got off to a flying start and fired four unanswered scores before the ten minute mark. For each of our scores in the first half, they were met by multiple Latton points which put them in a healthy position at the half time break, leading 0-08 0-03. An inspired Aughnamullen team came out in the second half and started about eating into the Latton lead. Scores from Micheál Bannigan and Tiernan Duffy, among others, closed the gap and coming into the final quarter there was just two points separating the sides with momentum firmly on Aughnamullen’s side. Latton did extend their lead back to three points, however, with five minutes to go a bouncing ball found Aaron McGee in the opposition square and McGee made no mistake with a corker into the top of the net to level the sides coming down the final straight. A tense final few minutes followed, however the boys were unable to find a winner and in injury time a brilliant pressure free from Latton snatched the two points for the visitors. Many positives can be taken from the spirited second half performance from the lads, and they will hope to get a win on the board this Sunday when they travel to Ballybay to take on the County Champions at 5pm. Come along and support the team in this big game. 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: On Monday evening our Under 17s had a brilliant 3-12 to 3-03 win away to neighbours Corduff in the Division 2 League Shield Semi Final. They will play Inniskeen in the Shield Final on Monday evening the 21st of August in Cremartin at 7pm. Come out and show your support for the boys as they aim for silverware. Best of luck to the team and management.
Under 15s: Our Division 1 team have been drawn into a group with Carrickmacross, Truagh, Clontibret and Castleblayney for the Championship. Their first game is away to Clontibret tomorrow evening, Thursday, at 7pm. Come along and support the boys. Best of luck to the team and management. Our Division 5A team have been drawn in a group with Carrickmacross and Truagh. Their first game is away to Carrickmacross on Friday evening the 25th of August at 7pm. Our Division 5B team were drawn into a group with Scotstown and Corduff. Their first game is away to Scotstown on Wednesday the 23rd of August at 7pm. All support welcome. Best of luck to all teams and management.
Under 13: Our Division 3 team travel to Latton this Saturday the 19th of August in the next round of the Championship Group at 11am. Our Division 5 team travel to Tyholland this Sunday the 20th of August at 11am. Best of luck to both teams and management. All support welcome.
U9s boys training every Wednesday on Astro.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy is extended to Tony McNally and the extended McNally and McElmeel families on the passing of Tony’s sister Bridget McElmeel, Emyvale. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Wedding Bells: On behalf of the club we would like to wish senior player Eugene Bannigan and Emer McHugh all the best as they tie the knot this Friday. We want to wish them both many years of happiness together and hope they have a wonderful they.
Birthday Wishes: On behalf of the club we would like to wish Pamela Sheridan and David McArdle a very happy 50th birthday. We hope you both enjoy the celebrations.
*Summer Camp 2023*
Aughnamullen Summer Camp 2023 done and dusted and what a wonderful week we had!
The club were delighted to have hosted a phenomenal number of children and coaches this year!
For it to be possible to accommodate the camp and these numbers takes both organisation and help from the community.
A huge thanks to our organising committee Angela Duffy, Bea McArdle, Briege Sheridan, Yvonne Murtagh, Finbarr Crowe, Noeleen Deery and leader of the organisational order of each day and keeping us on our toes Annie Hannaway!
Thanks to our coaches, who ensured the children were safe and that each day ran smoothly while the children all had fun and were all included in the activities. You’re all a credit.
A massive thank you to our car park stewards Seamus, Tommy, Packie and Paddy who with Finbarr’s help kept the children safe in what was a busy drop off and pick up time in the car park. Also to John Hamilton for keeping the children safe and manning the gate each day for us.
Thanks to Briege and Micky Sheridan for donating the goodies for the tea breaks.
Thank you to our first aiders Jeanette O’Grady and Bernie Murtagh. Amazing what an ice pack and a packet of haribo can cure!
We were delighted to welcome our very own club and Monaghan county players, Micheál Bannigan, Kevin Sheridan and Joel Wilson who presented the certificates for skills challenges and mini leagues. Great opportunity for our juveniles to see where they may be in years to come, representing their club at county level.
A huge thanks to our chef Ollie Morrisey who came and cooked the children their lunch on the last day. Ollie is always willing and gives up his time and it’s very much appreciated.
Thanks to Gifts & Things, Carrickmacross for donating the crisps and bowls. A lovely treat for the children as they left on the final day. And to Rosie and Ian Johnston for generously allowing us storage for all our equipment.
A word of thanks to our sponsor of the bottles of water for each child who would like to stay anonymous.
A very special thankyou to Sean and Annie Gilliland for their generous donation to this years summer camp.
We are extremely grateful to KeeBride Construction who sponsored our summer camp once again this year. The club is ever grateful for your support and thanks to Angela Keenan for coming out to see the children.
Thank you to all the parents for your patience at drop off and pick up as we know it’s busy and we really appreciate you adhering to the one way system.
A little mention to the weather for being very kind to us all week, It definitely made it!
Last but not least, a thank you to all children that attended. They are all a great bunch and we really hope that each and every one of them enjoyed the week!
Just a reminder that our summer camp is organised and ran by the local community and the feedback from the children is always positive. If any parents/community members want to get involved or have any positive suggestions they are always welcome!
Family Fun Run: For their OsKaRs fundraiser, the McCabe family (Gabriel, Breda, Sinéad and Katie) are holding a Family Fun Run on Sunday the 20th of August at the Tin Church Laragh! On the day there will be a coffee dock & tray bakes, a sweet shop, children’s activities and following the run there will be a duck race! Come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family
Tug of War: For their fundraiser for the OsKaRs, Killian McGeough and Katie Walsh are running a ‘tug of war’ tournament in Aughnamullen on Saturday the 26th of August at 6pm. If you think you have what it takes to take home the silverware sign your team up and see if you can go all the way! Categories will be split into adult/children and senior/intermediate, so whatever your age or ability you can come along and have a go. There will also be a raffle draw in the Social Centre afterwards. Details will follow on social media. If you are interested, contact Killian on 0871930553.
‘Cash for Clobber’: As part of Emmet Fealy’s OsKaRs fundraiser, he is running a ‘Cash for Clobber’ day! If your house is coming down with extra clothes why not take this time to clear out any unwanted items and donate them to Aughnamullen GAA on the 23rd of August
All items will be exchanged for cash and all money raised will be donated to the club as part of the Oskars fundraiser.
A full list of items that are accepted and not accepted are provided on the poster so please only bring items that can be accepted
If you are unable to attend on the 23rd, contact Emmet on 0879607233 and you can arrange to meet
On Sunday the 27th of August the Aughnamullen Vintage Club are hosting a vintage vehicle run in memory of the late Pat Deery (RIP). The run is commencing at Aughnamullen Social Centre at 1.30pm, with registration from 11.30am. Proceeds are in aid of Castleblayney, Carrickmacross and Ballybay Cancer Societies. Please support this great cause.
Ladies: Our senior team’s next game is the first round of the junior championship on Saturday the 26th of August against Monaghan Harps at 7pm.
U16s we’re beaten by Scotstown in a playoff for 3rd place in the league, they now play Magheracloone in the league semi final on Monday at 7pm in Magheracloone.
U14s play Blayney in the league semi final next Wednesday in Blayney at 7am
U12s had a good win over Aghabog on Monday. They play away to Corduff Saturday 26th at 11am.
Best wishes to our senior manager Eugene Bannigan and Emer McHugh who are getting married on Friday.