Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday night last. There was no winner. The numbers drawn were 3,6,24 & 30. This week’s jackpot rises to €5,400. 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
The lotto team for this weekend is Anita Finnegan, Bernie Sheridan, John Sheridan & Karen Kerr.
Social Centre: Our delicious A La Carte menu is on offer every Sunday from 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.
Live music in the Social Centre on Sunday the 24th of September by Brendan McCahey from 7pm. Come along for a great night’s entertainment.
Seniors: On Sunday evening our Senior team travelled to Corduff for the final game of the group stage of the Championship, where they came away with a 2-08 to 0-14 point draw. With Latton beating Truagh earlier that day, Aughnamullen’s fate was sealed as we were guaranteed progression through the group but unable to top the group due to our head to head difference with Latton. What was up for grabs on Sunday was group placings and pride, which the boys showed no shortage of on the evening. After a cagey opening five minutes for both teams, Micheál Bannigan opened the scoring with a point from play. Two minutes later this was followed up by a brilliant point from the impressive Darren Geoghegan to push us two ahead after ten minutes. The Corduff strategy of sending the goalkeeper up to contest Aughnamullen kickouts was almost punished when a long range effort went just wide of the post, however, minutes later the opportunity arose again when Jason Duffy found himself in possession of the ball with the opposition goalkeeper out as far as the midfield. Jason let his left foot do the rest of the work as he launched a masterful ball into Darren Geoghegan who took it in and showed immense composure and attacking prowess as he evaded the Corduff defenders and place the ball into the empty net to score the first goal of the day and give us a four point lead. A well taken Kevin Sheridan point was our only score of the following ten minutes, until we found the net again with the score of the game. A razor sharp team move blitzed through the Corduff defence and Jason Duffy had the honours of firing home a brilliant goal to put six between the sides coming into the final stages of the half. A Pete Dooney point maintained our advantage, however this was our last score of the half and it was the hosts who went into the break
with the momentum with two scores in succession before the whistle to leave the scores at 2-04 to 0-06 at half time. This home momentum followed after the break and Corduff made it four points without reply to close the gap to just two points. A much needed point from Kevin Sheridan pushed us back to three ahead, however, the hosts maintained their charge which was to last until the final whistle. A score from the influential Stephen Geoghegan on his swansong game before heading Down Under the following day ensured the boys kept in control. However, an extremely dominant last quarter from Corduff saw them overturn our lead and in stoppage time the hosts took the lead for the first time. With time running out, Aughnamullen had one last play to salvage a result, when Cillian ‘Pip’ Traynor found himself in an advanced position and decided to take matters into his own hands and drive at the Corduff defence, winning a free kick which was converted by Micheál Bannigan under supreme pressure. As the referee’s whistle blew, both sides were ultimately satisfied as Corduff had booked their place in the next round and Aughnamullen had kept our spot in second place of the group. After what was a titanic battle, credit must be given to the team and management not just for this game but the entire group stage, where history was made and huge entertainment given to the Aughnamullen faithful. They will now play either Scotstown or Clontibret in the Quarter Final of the Senior Championship, depending on results on the final day.
Upcoming events in the Social Centre
Aughnamullen OsKaRs: With only a number of weeks until the big night, the countdown is on and the excitement is building for the Aughnamullen OskaRs! Keep an eye out on the Aughnamullen Facebook page as trailers for each of the seven films will be released in the coming weeks.
The tickets for the Aughnamullen OsKaRs are now on sale! Get your seat secured for the big night in the Glencarn Hotel Castleblayney on Saturday the 7th of October, when they’re gone, they’re gone! Tickets can be got by contacting Bernie McBrien on 0871309240, Pj Markey on 0867774012, Paddy Murtagh on 0872679471 or Laura Markey on 0872892380. Tickets are €25 each, be there for a night not to be missed!
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are strictly for over 18s only.
Under 17s: Our Under 17s play at home to Donaghmoyne this Sunday the 17th of September at 12pm. Come along and support the lads. Best of luck to the team and management.
Under 15s: Our Division 5B team were beaten away to Killanny on a scoreline of 6-22 to 1-02 on Saturday afternoon in the Championship Semi Final. On Sunday our Division 5A were beaten away to Castleblayney on a scoreline of 6-15 to 2-14 in the Championship Semi Final. Hard luck to both teams and the management. We would like to thank you all for your efforts all year and congratulate you on the league success previous in the year. Our Division 1 team play at home to Castleblayney in the final round of the Championship Group on Saturday the 23rd of September at 12. Come along and show your support to the team. Best of luck to the teams and management.
Under 13s: Our Under 13 season concluded on Saturday last as our Division 3 team were narrowly beaten by Currin in the Championship Semi Final in Scotshouse on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-12. We would like to thank the players and management for their efforts all year.
Safe Travels: On behalf of the club, we would like to wish senior player Stephen Geoghegan all the best as he jets off to Australia for pastures new alongside his partner Ceara Finnegan. Stephen will be a huge miss to the club and community, safe travels Stephen and Ceara.
Sympathy: Sincere sympathy is extended to Jamie Conlan, Niamh Mullen and the extended Mullen family on the passing of Kieran Mullen, Cootehill. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Karaoke Night: The cast of ‘Derry Girls’ are holding a Karaoke Night this Saturday the 16th of September in Aughnamullen Social Centre for their OsKaRs fundraiser. There will be special guests on the night and prizes to be won, come along for what will be a great night’s entertainment!
5 Card Draw: For Brian Bannigan’s OsKaRs fundraiser he is running a poker 5 card Draw in McConnell’s Bar, Ballytrain this Saturday the 16th of September. Registration at 7pm, refreshments served on the night.
Ladies: Seniors had defeats to Killeevan and Tyholland in the junior championship. They play Killanny on Saturday at 6pm.
Minors ended their league campaign on a high with a win over Castleblayney last Thursday.
U16As beat Latton qualifying them for the cup semi final against Castleblayney on Monday night at 6:15 in Castleblayney.
U16Bs were beaten by Truagh. They play Monaghan Harps in the shield semi final on Tuesday at 6:15 in Monaghan.
We’d like to congratulate former player, Aisling McArdle and John Smith who got married recently. Wishing you both happiness and joy for your future.