Aughnamullen club notes

July 11, 2018

Pride of Place: Pride of place this week goes to the Under 16 Ladies football team who won the Under 16 Div 3 Final on Monday night last against Eire Og.  This was a magnificient win and credit must go to the team and management of Paddy Markey, Bernie Mc Brien, John Sheridan on their win. In the first half Aughnamullen got off to a cracking start with 2 early goals courtesy of Chloe Duffy & Aoibhinn Mc Quillan Eire og got more into the game but the Aughnamullen girls stood firm and although Eire Og scored a goal and a point the blues got points in Ulrika Mc Mahon, Sarah Mc Brien & Katie Sheridan to leave it 2-03 to 1-01 at half time. In the second half Aughnamullen continued to set the pace and had more scores in Ulrika Mc Mahon(2), Chloe Duffy and Nicola Mc Gee to creep more in front and entering the final few minutes had a 5 point winning margin although Eire Og scored a goal in injury time the girls held firm and ran out winners by 2-07 to 2-06 to the ectasy of the players and crowd alike.  This has been a great year for the girls considering Eire Og beat them by 30 points in the earlier league game. It shows what hard work and dedication does. The team performed brilliantly recently starting with Abbie Connolly in goals ably assisted by the Sheridan girls Katie & Grainne in defence with Katie Markey and the Mc Gee sisters Chloe & Nicola outstanding also.  In the mid field Sarah Mc Brien & Shannon Mc Entee worked tiredlessly up and down the field while the forward line of Ulrika Mc Mahon, Aoibheann Mc Quillan, Chloe Duffy, Maria Duffy and Emma Sheridan provided the shooting power. Other girls who were brilliant during the year included Aimee Duffy, Allanah Markey, Aine Mc Quillan & Paula Mc Connell and these girls made telling contributions to the success of this great young team this year. Panel v Eire Og Abbie Connolly, Katie Sheridan(0-1), Katie Markey, Grainne Sheridan, Chloe Mc Gee, Nicola Mc Gee(0-1), Sarah Mc Brien(0-1), Shannon Mc Entee, Ulrika Mc Mahon(0-3), Aoibheann Mc Quillan(1-0), Chloe Duffy(1-01), Maria Duffy, Emma Sheridan, Aimee Duffy, Alannah Markey, Paula Mc Connell, Aine Mc Quillan. Management would like to thank the following couples in sponsoring the meal after the final James & Camilla Sheridan, Francis & Sandra Mc Entee, Ciaran & Anne Duffy, Philip & Bridie Duffy & Damien & Katrina Markey

Under 15: The Under 15 team produced a brilliant performance when they had an excellent 6 point victory over near neighbours Drumhowan on Thursday night. From start to finish they performed like tigers and it shows with a bit of hard work anything is possible.  In the first half Drumhowan went into an early 2 point lead however after a good attack the ball was stuck to the Drumhowan net courtesy of a Ben Mc Cabe strike however Drumhowan scored a goal and a point to go 1-03 to 1-00 up but back came our lads with scores by Oisin Traynor, Barry Duffy(2) and Conor Boyle to go 1 up but another Drumhowan goal left us trailing again by 2 but a great move up the field resulting in a Barry Duffy goal again came back Drumhowan with 2 points to leave Drumhowan 2-05 to 2-04 in front but another Barry Duffy goal left it 3-04 to 2-05 at the break.  Into the second half.  Drumhowan scored the first 2 of the second half to leave it level however we replied with a Conaill Savage point and  a great long ball into full forward Conor Boyle and he stuck it to net to leave it 4-05 to 2-07. Drumhowan scored the next 3 to leave just 1 between the sides. Again the boys upped the ante with 2 fine scores by Simon Geoghegan to regain the initative and this was enhanced with 2 quick goals by Ben Mc Cabe & Conor Boyle to leave us in control at 6-07 to 2-13 with minutes remaining and 2 further points from Barry Duffy and Ben Mc Cabe victorious on a score line of 6-09 to 2-15. Next game is a league game away to Inniskeen on Thursday night(tonight) at 7.30pm. All support welcome Team v Drumhowan Kevin Mc Cahey, Oisin Traynor(0-1), Simon Geoghegan(0-2), Ryan Hamilton, David Sheridan, Thomas Hamill, Conaill Savage(0-1), Cillian Carragher,  Ben Mc Cabe(2-01) , Barry Duffy(2-03), Conor Boyle(2-01) Subs Cillian Traynor for Conaill Savage 

Lotto: The Lotto was held on Monday night last the numbers drawn were 1,16,19,22 there was no winner

House Draw Winners

Patrick Geoghegan

Bernie Mc Brien

Simon Geoghegan


Lucky Dip Winners

Jason Duffy

Niall Mc Kenna

Mark Treanor

Sean Marron

Damien Hannaway

Caroline Geoghegan

L Markey


Next weeks Jackpot is €3500 and next weeks lotto team is PJ & Eithne Forde, Joseph & Philomena Duffy


Seniors: The Seniors played away to Blackhill last Friday night and came away with an crucial away win on a score line of 2-12 to 1-12. This was a game which could have went either way. In the first half Aughnamullen opened the scoring from Kevin Sheridan which was cancelled out by Blackhill with a point of their own. A free from Edmond Mc Ardle put the boys back in front again but again came back the emeralds to leave the sides level 0-2 each after 10 minutes. For the next 5 minutes Blackhill seized the initative with a point and a goal to go into a 4 point lead but the boys came back with 4 points from Michael Bannigan(2), Kevin Sheridan & Colin Clerkin to again leave the scores at parity 1-03 to 0-06 after 20 minutes. In this tipsy turvy first half Blackhill scored the next 3 to go 1-06 to 0-06 in front but in the final 5 minutes Aughnamullen went into overdrive and scored 1-02 with out reply the goal coming from Colin Clerkin to leave the half time score 1-08 to 1-06 in favour of the Sarsfields. In the second half Blackhill went into the ascendancy scored 3 of the next 4 scores with our score from another Edmond Mc Ardle free to leave the scores once again level 1-09 each after 10 minutes of the second half and this trend continued right throughout the second half and entering the final 5 minutes it was still level at 1-11 each with our scores coming from Sean Sheridan & Colin Clerkin. With time almost up Blackhill yet again went into the lead from a Dermot Daly free and it looked like it was a home victory on the cards when Aughnamullen received a free 45m from goal Pete Dooney lofted the free into the danger area which was fisted across the goal line by Edmond Mc Ardle and up popped Lee Conlan  to punch the ball over the line a great combination by 2 veterans of the team and another point by Christopher Keenan ensured a 3 point victory. Next game is on Friday 20th July at home to Doohamlet . Team v Blackhill   Eugene Bannigan,  Shane Lambe, Alan Sheridan, Dean Johnston, Alan Markey, Pete Dooney, Shane Forde, Lee Conlan(1-0), Sean Sheridan(0-1),  Mark Mc Ardle(c), Colin Clerkin(1-02), Edmond Mc Ardle(0-2), Kevin Sheridan(0-2),Michael Bannigan  (0-04), Darren Geoghegan Subs used Damien Duffy for Alan Markey(BC), Christopher Keenan(0-1) for Shane Forde, Aaron Mc Gee for Dean Johnston, Patrick Sheridan for Colin Clerkin


Reserves: The Reserves play their last game against Monaghan Harps this Saturday evening at home at 5pm. Please note time of change of fixture


Under 21: The Under 21 game against Donaghmoyne did not take place last Tuesday night. More details on next fixture in next weeks notes


Minors: The Minors play away to Castleblayney next Tuesday night in the Quarter Final of the Minor Championship at 7.30pm. Please support


Best Wishes: Best wishes is extended to Joel Wilson & the County U 17 squad who play in the Ulster Minor Championship Final against this Friday evening the 13th of July in Armagh at 8pm.


Under 17:  As a result of the County U17 being still involved in the All Ireland Minor Series it has been decided that no U17 fixtures are taking places till the competition is over


Under 13: The Under 13 team played away to Emyvale on Sunday evening last and came away with a brilliant 2-14 to 2-04 win. This was the best performance of the year so far against this years championship winners.  In the first half the boys produced a brilliant performance going in 2-07 to 0-02 in front and this was followed up by more in the second half.  Next game is against Killanny this  Sunday however this fixture may change check social media for details


Best wishes: Best wishes is extended to Under 13 player Bobby Mc Caul who sustained a broken finger at last Sunday's game hopefully Bobby will be up and about shortly


Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Jamie Marron who celebrated his 21st Birthday last weekend


Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to Peadar Hannaway and extended Family on the death of  Peadar's sister Sr Bridget who died in London recently

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