Club Notes – 11/03/2019

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Dinner Dance, Saturday 9th March – A massive thank you to all those attended the Dinner Dance last weekend in the Slieve Russell Hotel – a great night was had by all! Thank you to our special guest on the night, Declan Darcy who brought Sam Maguire with him. Declan presented both our Senior & Junior teams with their medals and reminisced about his days playing with Aughawillan. Thank you to Attracta O’Reilly & Terence Boyle for representing Leitrim County Board. Thank you to Paul Corrigan who provided the music and Pat Joe McNiffe & Michael Quinn who spoke on the night. A special thanks to Willie Donnellan who was on hand to take pictures for the Leitrim Observer & Mairead O’Flaherty who took many pictures for our Facebook page. Thank you to Donal Quinn who put together framed pictures which were presented to the management of both teams. Thank you to the Slieve Russell & Smyth’s Siopa Ól who sponsored prizes for our raffle – winners: 1st prize: 2 night stay in the Slieve Russell Hotel- Seamus Quinn, 2nd prize: Dinner in the Slieve Russell Hotel – Orla Feeney, 3rd prize: Voucher for Smith’s Siopa Ól – Niall Beirne.

Club Lotto – Results for the draw held on 6th March. Numbers drawn: 1, 3, 15, 22. No jackpot winners, €20 winners: 1. Breege Corrigan, Burren, Co Cavan, 2. Dymphna Kellegher, Corramahon, 3. Peter Prior, Corlough, 4. Michael Heery, Templeport, 5. Martha Smith, Corramahon, 6. Darren McGovern, Newtowngore, 7. Mick Quinn, Ballinamore. Next draw will take place on 20th March in Tabhairne an Bhainc. Next jackpot €4,700. You can purchase tickets for the fortnightly lotto online – through the following link: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Aughawillan_GAA_Club/lotto

Underage – Hard luck to the u17 team who was defeated by Melvin Gaels last weekend. Score: St Brigid’s 2-3 Melvin Gaels 3-11 & well done to the u13 team who defeated McDiarmada Gaels, score: St Brigid’s 7-8 McDiarmada Gaels 3-8.

Aughawillan Ladies – Aughawillan Ladies’ kick off the Junior Championship this Sunday, 17th March at 11am in Aughawillan as they play Drumkeeran. Please support!

Allianz Leagues 2019- Best of luck to the Aughawillan & Leitrim lads who play Derry in Celtic Park on Saturday 16th March at 4pm.

Leitrim Ladies – Best of luck to the Aughawillan & Leitrim girls who play Carlow on Sunday 17th March at 2pm in Cloone.

Comhbhrón – The death took place recently of Tony McTague of Drumcroman, Corraleehan. Tony was a former Aughawillan star and featured as a corner back on the Aughawillan senior championship winning teams of 1976 and 1978. Previous to that he played a number of years with Corlough. He will be fondly remembered by all knew him especially by his old team mates. Tony was gentle by nature with no pomp or ceremony. He lived and worked most of his life in London but often came home to visit his family. In later years Tony suffered from poor health but on his last visit for his nephew’s wedding he stayed on for the 2014 senior final and was around to see his old club get back to winning ways. Tony will be sadly missed by all who knew him but especially by his brother Charlie and sisters Peggy and Philomena. On behalf of Aughawillan GAA Club we offer the family and friends of Tony our sincere condolences. Ar dhéis Dé ar anam dilís.

Cards- Games of 25 have resumed on Friday evenings from 8.30-10 at Aughawillan Clubrooms. Come along & bring a friend!

Corraleehan Parish Walk: Corraleehan Parish Walk continues each Thursday night at 8.30pm from Corraleehan Church. Community spirit, health, fitness, whatever your goals we will be happy to see you, everyone welcome.

For inclusion of any items for the weekly club notes, please email: pro.aughawillan.leitrim@gaa.ie.

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Aughawillan GAA is a Gaelic Football Club located in Aughawillan, Co. Leitrim. We cater for all ages and playing levels (Men, Women and Juvenile).
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