02 Dec 2021

Aughawillan GAA Club news

Fixtures: Our Senior team continued their Shield Campaign with two recent games.

Fixtures: Our Senior team continued their Shield Campaign with two recent games.

On Easter Saturday, we travelled to play St Marys and came away with a share of the points. In a good competitive game , we made a very bright start and went four points up. However the home side finished the half strongly leaving us a point up at the break. With scores hard to come by for both sides, St Marys went three up with 10 minutes to play but a good finish from our lads ended with Gary Plunkett scoring an equalising point before the final whistle. We wish Michael Quinn a speedy recovery from a nasty head injury picked up after half time.

Last Friday, we entertained Ballinaglera on a perfect evening for football and came out on top after a high scoring contest. While the visitors hit some excellent points, the home sides goals proved the difference , on a final scoreline of 4-12 to 1-12. A word of thanks to Donal Quinn and his team for providing tea & Sandwiches to both teams after the game, much appreciated.

Our next senior fixture is a Div 1 league match away to Dromahair on weekend of April 28, which is the first of four consecutive league games.

With goals again being the difference, our Juniors went down to Fenagh on a scoreline of 1-7 to 3-8 on Sunday last. On Friday evening next our Juniors entertain Aughnasheelin. Well done to Stpehen Gilheaney & Gary Plunkett who were involved with Leitrim Minors in their recent win over Mayo. The club has another connection with this team through Dublin based Darragh McKiernan, son of former club player Seamus McKiernan. We wish all involved the best of luck in the upcoming Connacht Championship.

Lotto: Lotto Draw held in The Ballymac Inn on March 28. Numbers Drawn 6, 14, 17, 28. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Brian Mitchell Ardunsaghan; Ita Flynn Ballinamore; Madge Fleming Templeport; Charlie Mimna Drumreilly; John Cahill Dunnes Stores Sligo; Tommy Kirwan Drumcoura; Conall McManus, Aughnasheelin.

Lotto draw held in Gorbys on April 11. Numbers drawn 3, 12, 16, 24. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Michael Bohan Kiltybardon, Aughnasheelin; Ann O Keefe Tonalgee, Corlough; Padraig Corby, Newtowngore; Fiona Cunningham c/o Gorbys. 5. Sam Maguire, Ballymac; Siomha Quinn Aughawillan; Michelle Reynolds, Willowfield Rd, Ballinamore.

Poker: On Good Friday, we held our well attended Annual Poker Classic. As usual the night was excellently organised and ran by Pat Flanagan. The prize winners as follows: 1st Johnny Murtagh. 2nd Mickey Donohoe; 3rd John Flynn; 4th Christy Prior. The club would sincerley like to thank all those who attended, many from outside the club aswell as the following who sponsored spot prizes on the night: Shane Maguire, Micheal Scollan, Breffni Oils, Gerard Gorby, Cathal McBrien, James Murphy, Dunnes Stores, Des Quinn. And special thanks to Pat again for making sure the night was a success.

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