Leirim Senior Football Championship Finalists 2016: It was the 14 September 2015, that the die was cast, and a word of warning, bespoke “with the centenary of the Rising in 2016, we give forth a word of warning, that we too, Aughawillan, will rise again!”. Hard work, steadfast determination and raw energy have now secured Aughawillan a place in the Senior Football Championship Final 2016. Aughawillan secured the first and second point of the game with elegance and ease. Gortlettragh showed great commitment, contesting every ball and blocking down. However the Aughawillan men lead throughout the game and created strong scoring opportunities on numerous occasions, the half-time score was left at Aughawillan 0-04 to Gortlettragh 0-02. Aughawillan opened up the second half with a point, but the opposition quickly retaliated with a point. Aughawillan never a team to be browbeaten quickly increased their lead with two further points. It was with a four point lead Aughawillan 0-07 to Gortlettragh 0-03, that Aughawillan lead when Gortlettragh secured a goal and brought the difference to just one point, but Aughawillan were quick to react with sinuous teamwork and a point. Aughawillan 0-08 to Gortlettragh 1-03. Further graceful team collaboration by Aughawillan, created additional opportunities but on this occasion the two extra gortlettragh men on defense were pioneered. A moment of joviality was murmured through the crowd as Aughawillan’s Cinderella was not permitted time to put on his boot. Some superb teamwork was displayed again by the Aughawillan men and an excellent point in play alleviated the stress on the score line. Aughawillan 0-09 to Gortlettragh 1-03. With less than three minutes to go hearts were tested as the Aughawillan goalie made an excellent save and gortlettragh managed two late points, but ultimately Aughawillan retained the lead they had throughout the game, were steadfast in their purpose and accomplishing their mission, booked their place in the Senior County Championship Final 2016. Willies Abú!!
Congratulations to our Players; Colin Maguire, Declan Mc Govern, Noel Plunkett, Fionnbarr Quinn, Michael Quinn, Barry Prior, Seán Quinn, Pearce Dolan, Seán Fox, Morgan Quinn, Niall Beirne, Michael Prior, Stephen Gilheaney, Gary Plunkett, Ciarán Gilheany, Fergal Mc Tague, Paul Prior, Mark Plunkett, Rory Mc Tague, Seán Flanagan, Kieran O’Haire, Ronan Maxwell, Kevin Mc Tague, Jason Prior, Peter Prior, Devin Quinn, John Gilheaney, Gerard Mc Govern.
Aughawillan GAA Senior team Sponsorship: If you wish to compliment this Championship Finalist team in any way over the next few weeks, please contact Paul Bohan on 087 2187037 or any Club Officer.
Minor B Championship Final: Congratulations to the St. Brigid’s minors who have reached the 2016 Minor B Championship Final. They will meet St. Marys – Kiltoghert on Saturday next at 11am. We wish the lads every success.
U12 Garadice Gaels: Congratulations to the U12 management who had the team compete in a Skills competition in Annaduff last week.
Aughawillan / Drumreilly Lotto: held in Drumcoura on 21 September 2016. Jackpot €2,100.00. Numbers drawn: 17,3,1,16. No Jackpot winner.
1.Pat Joe Mc Niffe
2. Barry Prior, Derradda
3. Mary Flanagan, Cully
4. Kevin Mc Govern, Tonlagee, Corlough
5. Gretta O’Neill;, Carrigallen.
6. C.O’Gorman, Bawnboy
7. Aoife Fox
Next draw in The Ballymac Inn on Wednesday 5 October 2016. Jackpot €2,200.00
Comhghairdeas: Aughawillan GAA would like to congratulate Anita Deane, Aughawillan and Kevin Flynn, Sligo, on their wedding last weekend, and wish them a happy and healthy future together. Go raibh fuíoll an tsaol mar bhárr an tsaol. Gan éagcóir ó aon neach. Gáir bhur bpáistí bheith mar cheól agaibh. A fás buan cheól ó Neamh.
O’Neills Sports Merchandise: Aughawillan GAA have gone live on the O’Neills Online Shop, Worldwide delivery available. Follow the Link: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/aughawillan-gaa.html
Aughawillan GAA Facebook: With much excitement building in the next few weeks for the Club and a Senior County Championship title within reach, we hope supporters at home and abroad will continue to embrace the significance of this achievement and interact with the team and follower’s on Facebook and Twitter. Follow your team Aughawillan GAA on Facebook, bringing you photos, interesting articles, facts and much more.
Men’s Fitness Classes: Starting Wednesday 28 September in Ballinamore GAA Gym at 8.30pm. 6 Weeks €30.00 or €5 PAYG. Various circuit options available and suitable for all fitness levels. Everyone welcome.
Community Coaching Programme 2016: Venue: Carrick-on-Shannon and Leitrim village. Dates: Commencing on October 4th and running until early December Over €500 worth of training and certification over a 12-week period. 2-3 days per week with some evenings generally Contact Leitrim sports Partnership 071 9650 498 or 086 6058 108, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.leitrimsports.ie
Comhghairdeas: Aughawillan GAA would like to congratulate Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins on their win over Carrigallen in the Intermediate Championship semi – final and wish them continued success. It is a great sign of football in the area to see two neighbouring teams rise to this level of accomplishment.