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Aughnamullen Club Notes 24.08.2023

August 24th, 2023

Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 6,8,18 & 28. This week’s jackpot rises to €5,100. 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


House draw winners

Elizabeth Meegan

Fergal McGeough

Cillian Lambe

Edith Wilson

Elizabeth Byrne

Ita Markey

Ben Hannaway


Online Winners

Derek McConnon

Tony Ward


The lotto team for this weekend is Janet Bannigan, Paul McArdle, Debbie McArdle & Rose Mooney.


Social Centre: No A la carte menu this Sunday

Live music Sunday evening by Gerry Mac from 6pm

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 got off the mark in this year’s Senior Football Championship on Sunday evening with a brilliant 3-10 to 1-07 win away to Ballybay. Unlike previous games, Aughnamullen dominated the encounter from start to finish, winning every battle and putting on a serious performance of intent to run out comfortable winners against the county Champions. Two points from Micheál Bannigan were the only scores in the opening ten minutes of the game. Ballybay eventually got off the mark with a point, however this was responded with further scores with Bannigan and Kevin Sheridan to cancel out each of the host’s scores. With less than five minutes to go in the first half, Bobby McCaul popped up with a superbly taken goal after a brilliant team move to push our lead out to five points. Ballybay did reply with two points of their own, until Aughnamullen struck a killer blow to the host’s momentum before the break when smart buildup from the Geoghegan brothers, Darren and Stephen, found Kevin Sheridan who cut in and tried his best to tear a hole in the Ballybay net with an exceptional left foot finish into the top corner. A Mark McArdle score just before the half time whistle ensured that we would have a healthy seven point lead at the break on a scoreline of 2-05 to 0-04. The boys picked up where they left off at the start of the second half, with Micheál Bannigan converting a free to extend our lead to eight. The hosts began to attempt a comeback, but to the credit of the resolute Aughnamullen defence, who put on an inspirational display in shutting down the Ballybay attacks, scores were hard to come by. Another point from the excellent Kevin Sheridan was complimented by the incredible fielding by Bobby McCaul, who clearly had his porridge for breakfast judging by the athleticism on show. An all round top team performance, led by an exhilarating display from Micheál Bannigan was too much for the hosts and a well worked team move palmed into the net by Joel Wilson put the game beyond doubt. A Ballybay goal in injury

time drew the game to a conclusion and the boys ran out nine point winners. The only negative to this day was the injuries suffered by Joel Wilson and Shane Conlon, who both showed serious leadership in the win. We want to wish both men a quick recovery. The lads will be hoping to build on this result this Saturday afternoon in Aughnamullen when we host Truagh at 3.30pm in the next round of the Championship. Come out and support the team in what will be a bumper day of football in Aughnamullen, with our Senior ladies taking the field in their Junior Championship game against Monaghan Harps at 6pm. Best of luck to both teams 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 Under 17s were victorious in the Division 2 Shield Final on Monday evening against Inniskeen in Cremartin, winning on a scoreline of 1-17 to 2-12. In a game where the Aughnamullen boys never found themselves behind, the boys were on it from the first whistle. Callum Hughes opened the scoring with a well taken point from the left foot, a foot that would prove essential with further free kick conversions from afar during the game. The teams traded scores for the opening fifteen minutes until a moment of class from the excellent Christopher Geoghegan resulted in our only goal of the game to put daylight between the teams. However, the goal seemed to spur Inniskeen on and the six point lead soon was reeled back and not before long it was a draw game once again with two goals. The boys responded well and finished the half on a strong note, scoring three points on the trot to lead by three at the break on a scoreline of 1-09 to 2-03. The three point advantage was maintained for the third quarter of the game, with Aughnamullen eventually extending the lead to seven. However, Inniskeen didn’t back down and brought a late comeback, reducing the deficit to just a single point in the final minutes. The Aughnamullen defence stood firm and held on for what was a brilliant win in a cracking game. Congratulations to the team and management team of Philip Lambe, Martin Woods, Colin Clerkin and Sean Sheridan and first aid Rosemary Johnston.

The team against Inniskeen; Conor McMahon, Pauric McEntee, Luke Phillips, Thomas Lambe, Shane Geoghegan, Cornac McNally, James Connolly, Dylan Bannigan, Emmet Garrivan, Patrick Lambe, James McCahey, Caolan Daly, Conor Connolly, Christopher Geoghegan, Callum Hughes, Padraig Lambe, Jack Loughlin, Peter Woods, Ryan Markey, Gerard Connolly, Ryan Boyle, Luke Gilliland, Conor Mulligan, Sean Murtagh, Matt McNally, Ciaran Deery, Sean Deery & Reece Dooley. Best of luck to the team in the upcoming championship.


Under 15s: Our Division 1 team got off to a winning start in their Championship campaign with a 2-10 to 1-06 win away to Clontibret on Thursday evening. They play at home Truagh this evening, Wednesday at 7pm. Our Division 5B team play away to Scotstown this evening at 7pm also. Our Division 5A team play away to Carrickmacross this Friday evening at 7pm in the Championship. Best of luck to all teams and management.


League Celebration: On Saturday night last a screening was held in the Social Centre of the two successful Under 15 teams’ finals, where a great night was had by all in attendance. The following in a message from the Under 15 management:

On behalf of the u15 management I would like to thank all those who contributed to our celebration of our league success last Saturday night in the social centre.


To the following who helped to sponsor the Food which was provided to all who were present


Paddy & Yvonne Murtagh

Benny & Catriona Cassidy

Patrick Duffy

Owen Gorman.


To the Musicians


The Mc Caul Family

The Deery Family

Conor Mc Keown

Martin Mc Ginn

Jason Cassidy

Patrick Geoghegan

Mattie Gilliland

Ben Mc Geough.


Finally Finbar Crowe who collected the videos from Cathal O’Brien and our commentators on the videos ie. Killian Mc Geough & Paddy Markey.


It was a brilliant night and here is hoping to another great night after the championship.


Under 13: Our Division 3 team had a great win away to Latton on Saturday morning, winning on a scoreline of 3-13 to 3-07. On Sunday morning our Division 5 team were narrowly beaten by Tyholland on a scoreline of 5-06 to 5-05.


U9s boys training every Wednesday on Astro.


This 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.


Texas Hold’em: On Saturday the 9th of September, Mervyn Reyburn and Mickey Markey are running a Texas Hold’em poker tournament for their OsKaRs fundraiser in the Social Centre. Registration at 7pm, refreshments served on the night.


5 Card Draw: For Brian Bannigan’s OsKaRs fundraiser he is running a poker 5 card Draw in McConnell’s Bar, Ballytrain on Saturday the 16th of September. Registration at 7pm, refreshments served on the night.


Ladies: Our senior team’s next game is round 2 of the junior championship on Saturday the 26th of August against Monaghan Harps at 6pm in Aughnamullen.

Minors play O’Neill Shamrocks on Thursday at 7pm in Aughnamullen.

U16s were beaten by a strong Magheracloone side on Monday night in the league semi final.

U14s play Blayney in the league semi final on Wednesday in Blayney at 7am

U12s had a good win over Aghabog on Monday. They play away to Corduff Saturday 26th at 11am.

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