Connacht Senior Club Championship:
Aughawillan 2-12 Tubbercurry 0-13. It was a deserved win for Aughawillan at the weekend where all involved rightfully earned their next place in the competition through the quality of football displayed, the belief in their strength as a team and the conviction that once that first ball has been thrown in, the game is their’s for the taking.
A game which saw Tubbercurry fight with conviction for control was met with an equally determined and talented team of Warriors who watched the movement of the ball with an eagle eye and never once took of the pressure off, to take the ball, the lead and ultimately the scores that would win the game for Aughawillan.
Tense moments were throughout the game as Aughawillan fought tooth and nail to take the lead but it was with quiet steely determination and an unwavering response to every kick of the ball which saw success ours for the taking.
Applause from the stands was strong with a huge crowd of supporters from the area which gave the team crucial energy when necessary, our thanks to all that travelled to Sligo supporting the team and to Leitrim County Board who have given their allegiance and support fully to Aughawillan in this Connacht campaign.
Focus must now be placed on the Semi -final against Corofin, Galway and with less than two weeks to the match we applaud our fine team and encourage them to stay steadfast in their campaign of success. Achadh Mhaolain Abú!!
Aughawillan Flag Flies High: Aughawillan GAA has gone international this week with their recent and deserved success against Tubbercurry in the Connacht Club Championship being highlighted on Sky Sports. While the Aughawillan flag was flying high on the Eiffel Tower on the morning of the Connacht Club match, thanks to some of our students from Ballinamore Community School, who were on a school tour abroad. It is a noteworthy attribute of our fine young club members that even when away from home, the admiration and respect of their club is never far from their minds. While a message of congratulations from Ger Loughnane, former Clare hurling manager was conveyed to the team and met with deep appreciation that across all areas of sport Aughawillan is being acknowledged as an accomplished team with talent and determination.
Go Raibh Maith Agat: A huge depth of gratitude must be expressed to Thomas Quinn and family for facilitating the Club with logistics this weekend. They were indispensable in collecting players Pearce Dolan and Fergal Mc Tague who returned from their school tour to play at the weekend. With unwavering support and effort from club members and players it is not surprising that Aughawillan continue to be successful both on and off the playing field as a Club.
Aughawillan GAA Facebook: In a week with continued celebrations, check out the week’s activities, radio interviews and pictures on our facebook page. Thanks to Shannonside and Ocean FM Ireland, our supporters abroad were able to keep up to date with the Connacht Club match v Tubbercurry and were congratulating us in real time from across the world. Many thanks also to the numerous GAA clubs who have garnered support for Aughawillan in the Connacht Club Championship, your support is much appreciated and we hope many of you will turn up in two weeks time when Aughawillan will take on Corofin, Galway in the next round of the competition.
U16 Presentation: It was a wonderful sight to see our U16 lads being acknowledged for their efforts this year and presented with Aughawillan bags, to the applause of Senior Management and team. Focusing on the future of the club, every effort is being made to ensure that respect is given at all levels and devotion to a unit that is supporting and all encompassing. Today’s underage teams are the future of our club and while victory is sweetness on our lips presently; it is also understood that as a Club we wish to ensure our future is bright and with so many talented players coming up the ranks, who are appreciated and receiving fine tutelage under some magnificent mentors, we can be assured that ours is a bright future in Leitrim GAA.
Comóradh Sona: Celebrations in abundance this week, Aughawillan GAA wish Paul and Assumpta Bohan a Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary and Jerome & Mairead Quinn a Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Aughawillan/Drumreilly GAA: Lotto held in Bobby Joes on wednesday 22 October 2014
Jackpot €2,900. Number drawn: 3, 21, 24, 25. No jackpot winner.
1. Joseph Prior, Corlough
2. Oliver Flanagan, Drumarigna
3. Thomas O Rourke, Ballyconnell
4. Ruth Mc Niffe, Corraleehan
5. Rosaleen Mc Hugh, Boeshill
6. Loren Mc Cabe, Newtowngore
7. Terry Mc Govern
Next draw in the Viking on 5 November 2014 Jackpot €3,000.Thank you to all that support club lotto.
Scór Na Og: Any one interested in taking part in Scór na og this year as a mentor or participant should contact Pat Flanagan immediately so that we may be represented in the competition.