Aughawillan GAA Notes:
Training: A growing body of research finds that in addition to improved physical health, sport plays a primarily positive role in youth development, can improve academic achievement, higher self-esteem and better psychosocial skills. Many studies focus on the effects of sport on the five “C’s”—competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring—which are considered critical components of a positive mind. With training now back in place and just beginning for Seniors, Juniors, Minors and U16’s, we in Aughawillan GAA would urge all players to get back to training and to focus on the year ahead.
Aughawillan GAA Dinner Dance: Dinner Dance on the 7th of February in the Slieve Russell. With huge interest in this event, please don’t forget to inform any friends, relatives or supporters from other clubs and counties that this will be a night not to be forgot and certainly not to be missed!! Tickets are selling fast so don’t be the last to get on board, get your tickets now from Aisling Maguire, Jerome Quinn, Gerard Mc Govern, Paul Bohan and Tracy Mc Tague. Tickets are €30.00. If anyone is interested in being chauffer driven on the night, please mention to the names above so a limo / bus can be arranged.
Aughawillan Underage: Can all mentors please ensure they have the prerequisite Garda Clearance and courses completed before they begin training with underage within the club. It is vital that these courses are completed and is for the safety of both minors and adults. Courses available can be viewed on Aughawillan website and the Facebook page.
Congratulations: Congratulations to the senior girls of Ballinamore Community School and most especially our Aughawillan ladies, Shauna Plunkett, Aileen Maguire, Carla Le Guen, Rosie Kelly, Niamh McNiffe, Aisling Quinn, Eimhin Quinn and Aiobhin Flanagan on a great win over Ballinaloe in the Connacht Semi- final, 5:13 to 1:09. Congratulations also go the senior boys of Ballinamore Community School who beat Ballinrobe in the senior B Championship, with a final score line of 4:18 to 2:10.Well done to Kieran O’Hehir, Ronan Maxwell, Michael Prior, Jason Prior, Pearce Dolan, Fergal Mc Tague and Mark Plunkett.
Fitness Walk: Corraleehan walks have recommenced on Thursday evenings from the Church at 8.30. All welcome.
Registration: Please note that Club membership is now due for the coming year and all new members are welcome, monies should be paid to Michael Flanagan, Ciaran Gilheany, Damien Gilheany or Paul Bohan. It is vital that all players are registered with the club in this way to ensure adequate cover before the season begins. Adult membership €20 and Junior Membership €5.
Aughawillan / Drumreilly GAA Lotto: Next draw in the Viking on Wednesday 28thJanuary 2015. Jackpot €3,600. Thank you to all that support club lotto.
25 Card Game: Playing cards is good for your mental agility and can be an opportunity to catch up within the community, why not join others for a game of twenty five in Aughawillan Clubrooms on Friday evenings at 8.30pm.
AGM Ballinamore Hurling: The AGM of Ballinamore Hurling takes place in the club rooms on saturday the 31st January at 8pm. Anyone from the catchment area is welcome who has an interest in hurling.