Aughnamullen GAA Notes
Junior Championship Final: This Saturday our Senior team play in the Junior Championship Final against Sean Mc Dermotts in Scotstown at 2.30pm. The boys have prepared well and on behalf of the club like to wish the team led by Michael and Lee and management team of Gabriel, Colin, Mickey, Gerry, Gary & Martin all the best.
Tickets: Info ref Junior Football championship final.
Under government guidelines, entry to this match is by ticket only.
If you wish for your name to be entered into the draw for a ticket, please text Secretary Ann back on 0834191986 before 9pm tomorrow (thurs)eve. (Limited tickets available).This draw is for Club Members only. Tickets are €15.00. Thanks
U17: The U17 team produced another " Lazarus " finish on Sunday morning last when they defeated Rock Sarsfields to emerge victorious to win the Div 3 Shield Championship by 4-7 to 1-12. This was a game where they trailed their opponents until the last few minutes of the match where a goal bust of 3-1 in 3 minutes proving decisive.
In the first half playing with the aid of the wind the scores were level at the break 0-4 each our scores coming from Conor Boyle, Killian Carragher, Ben Mc Cabe & Barry Duffy with a couple of these scores coming after heavy hits on our young players I.e. Christopher Geoghegan and Bobby Mc Caul but it must be said credit has to go to our goalkeeper Kevin Mc Cahey who made 3 brilliant saves to keep us in the game. In the second half Rock Sarsfields went into the lead with some fine scores and we were also dealt a major blow with the sending off of Simon Geoghegan an decision which baffled everyone. However it could have been a lot worse except for some great defensive duties by Oran Mc Ardle, Jonathan Wacks, Ryan Hamilton, David Sheridan and Oisin Traynor and at the 2nd Water break the boys were 0-10 to 0-5 in arrears and they went further behind with a goal and all seemed over. However that wasn't the end of the story, a double goal bust by Bobby Mc Caul took it back to 1 and momentum had definitely swung our way and then remarkably a run by midfielder ben Mc cabe through the middle he took a rasper of a shot and another goal to leave us in front and in the final attack up the field Killian Carragher passed the ball into Cillian Traynor who palmed into the net and the boys held out for victory.
This was a great victory and credit to the team and management of Declan Mc Geough, PJ Forde, Chris Forde & Colm Mc Geough
Team Kevin Mc Cahey, Oran Mc Ardle, Jonathan Wacks, Oisin Traynor (0-1), Ryan Hamilton, David Sheridan, Simon Geoghegan, Ben Mc Cabe(1-1), Killian Carragher(0-1), Conor Boyle(c) (0-2), Bobby Mc Caul (2-0), Barry Duffy (0-2), Christopher Geoghegan Subs Cillian Traynor(1-0) for Christopher Geoghegan
Other subs Conaill Savage, Joshua Bannigan, Luke Johnston, Mark Phillips, Justin Geoghegan, Dylan Mc Mahon, Callum Hughes & Thomas Hamill.
On another note to this team best wishes to 2 lads who got injured leading up to this final. Conaill Savage and Joshua Bannigan and we hope to see both lads back on the field soon again
Finally to Michael and Briege Sheridan who sponsored a meal for the U17 team last Sunday.
Reserves: The Reserves played Ballybay last Sunday in the O Duffy Cup on Sunday last and were defeated by 2-12 to 1-10. Missing a few players the lads trailed by 11 at half time by 2-8 to 0-3 but credit to them they came back well and in the end only a few scores was the difference. Next game is on Sunday 27th September away to Eire Og.
Lotto: The lotto was held on Sunday last the numbers drawn were 3,14,23 & 28 there was no winner. Next weeks draw is €9,700.
Lucky Dip Winners
Ellen & Niamh Connolly
Rachel Mc Connell
Many thanks to all those who support the lotto each week. There are many ways you can do this. For anyone outside our area why not use our online smartlotto app or again you can buy your weekly ticket from our young sellers around the parish.
U15: The U15 Semi final against Latton is now on Saturday 26th September in Aughnamullen more details in next week's issue.
U13: The U13 team captured the Div 2 Shield trophy on Saturday last when they defeated Oram on a score line of 2-13 to 2-6 in Cremartin.
This was a great performance against the gallant Oram side with the boys outstanding in every line on the field. In the first half the boys got of to a flying start with a Conor Connolly brace of goals (maybe he inherited his attacking flair from his father Mickey who was a fine juvenile in his day) and this was followed up by further points by Patrick Lambe(4) something he definitely didn't take after his father Philip & Joint team Capt Cormac Mc Nally and Aughnamullen led by 5 at the break 2-5 to 0-6.
In the second half Oram had their purple patch at the start of the second half and with 10 minutes to go only 1 separated the sides 2-7 to 2-6 but Aughnamullen finished strongly with scores by Patrick Lambe, Phil Mc Caul, Luke Gilliland(2), Ben Mc Geough to win by 7 to the rapturous cheers of the crowd. This was a complete performance with Conor Mc Keown in goals full back line of James Mc Cahey and Emmett Garrivan ably assisted by Joint team captains of Cormac Mc Nally & Caolan Daly and the lively Thomas Lambe in the half back line, the strong midfield partnership of Sean Murtagh and Shane Geoghegan and the forward line of the Mulligan cousins Luke & Conor, Matt Mc Nally and the full forward line of Patrick Lambe and Conor Connolly. The subs who came on made a fantastic contribution I.e. Phil Mc Caul, Luke Gilliland and Ben Mc Geough Well done to all players and management of James & Philip Lambe, Tom Garrivan & Brian Mc Ardle.
The Division 6 final is this Sunday against Magheracloone time and venue to be decided. With spectator restrictions being lifted please support if you can. Also special word of thanks to the person who sponsored the meal after the game last Saturday. This person remains to be made anonymous but on behalf of the club thank you.
Congratulations: Congratulations is extended to Brian Mc Connell (former Senior player) who won an Senior league medal with Greenwood GFC Perth held out in Australia recently.
Congratulations: Congratulations is Stephen & Donna Mc Bride(Keenan)on the birth of a new baby girl recently another grandchild for Pete & Patricia. Also to Chris & Patricia Boyle( Flanagan) on the birth of a new baby girl recently another grandchild for Paddy & Ann
Fundraiser: Finnian Shannon is organising a shave your head fundraiser in aid of Motor Neuron Disease and Monaghan/Cavan Palliative Cancer Care on the 25th of October. These are 2 worthwhile charities and any donations would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate please do so on https://www.gofundme.com/f/pnae8t-head-shave?sharetype=teams&member=5744272&pc=fb_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-159983682973-4ddcea32821248fa&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet or other are sponsored cards in Aughnamullen Social centre.
Ladies Football: Hard luck to the u14bs who were beaten by Corduff in the semifinal on Monday evening. The girls have played great football all year and did the club proud. Thanks to managers Francis and Sadie Ward, Seamus McCabe and Jeanette O’Grady for the work they have done with both U14 teams this year.
U16s play Scotstown Sunday 20th in the division 2 semi final in Aughnamullen at 12:30. Best of luck girls
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the Duffy family Latton and Carnaveigh on the death of Ben Duffy Latton may god have mercy on his soul. Also to the Mc Elroy & Loughran families on the death of Anita Mc Elroy Ballybay God have mercy on her soul.Tweet