40th Anniversary – After months of planning the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Páirc Achadh Easa, the pitch was mowed, the flags were up, the marquee was all set and ready, finally the big day arrived and what a glorious day it was.  We were really blessed with such a beautiful day and a great crowd came out to celebrate. Congratulations to Aughavas NS who won the Shane McGovern Memorial cup and to Cloone Intermediate team who won the Gerry Keegan Memorial cup. Thanks to referees Gerry Gallogly and Patrick Guckian. We would like to thank all the members of the 1978 Committee and team and their families who joined us on the day especially Mick McCabe and Terry Shortt who unveiled the anniversary plaque. Thanks to Joey & Adrian Smith who donated the plaque to the Club. Thanks also to Tommy Moran who did such a wonderful job on introducing the committee and team, and Gerry McGovern for launching Aughavas GAA Development Plan 2018-2023.  Thanks to Gallogly catering and Pat Mitchells Bar & Restaurant for food, Padraig & Ann Reynolds from Ashgrove Marquee Hire.  Thanks to the lads for parking, the ladies in the kitchen and all that helped out on the day and made it a wonderful celebration.  Most importantly thanks to everyone who attended our celebrations from near and far, we hope you enjoyed your day in Pairc Achadh Easa.  Check out photos by Terry on the Aughavas GAA Facebook page.

 

 

St Joseph’s Boys – Hard luck to our U15’s who were defeated in the semi-final by Melvin Gaels last Saturday on a score line of 3-10 to 3-08.

 

 

Fund Raising Draw – Our annual fundraising draw tickets are now on sale.  Tickets are €20 each or a book of three for €50. 1stPrize €3,000, 2nd Prize €1,000 and 5 prizes of €100.  Tickets are available from all Club Officers.

 

Lost Clothing – Please note all jerseys, shorts, sweatshirts etc., left in the clubrooms over the last few months will be sent to the recycling bank within the next two weeks if not collected by their owners.

Lotto – Our next lotto draw will be held in “The Dugout” on Saturday 27th October.  Jackpot is €12,000. Colm & Gerry’s Team is hosting the draw. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

 

St Joseph’s Boys – Well done to our U15’s on securing an important victory over Fenagh on Friday evening last, leading just a point at half time with play not going as well as anticipated and scores hard to come by, midway through the second half we found ourselves trailing by 3 points after conceding a goal, however maybe this was the wakeup call as after this the boys got into the game and pushed on to win by 4-8 to 2-6.  They now play Melvin Gaels on Saturday morning in St Mary’s Park, Carrick-on-Shannon in the championship semi-final.  Best of luck to all.

 

Gaeltacht Grants – Leitrim County Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim County Council is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge.  These grants are open to boys and girls living in Leitrim.  Some of the grants are part sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges.  In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.  Application Forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA websitewww.leitrimgaa.ie or contact our club secretary, Anna (0877607026).  The closing date for applications is Friday 26h October, 2018.

 

40th Anniversary – Aughavas GAA are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Pairc Achadh Easa on Sunday 28thOctober starting with  Mass at 11:30am in St Joseph’s Church, Aughavas for all deceased members of Aughavas GAA; 12:30 – Aughavas NS v Cloone NS in the Shane McGovern Memorial Cup; 1:45pm – unveiling of 40 years Anniversary Plaque by Mick McCabe and Terry Shortt; 2pm – a presentation to the Aughavas Team of 1978 and the Aughavas Committee of 1978; 3pm – Aughavas v Cloone in the Gerry Keegan Memorial Cup. Refreshments served.  All are welcome and free admission.  Later that evening at 6:30pm – DVD of 1993 Intermediate final Aughavas v Glencar Manorhamilton in the Dugout; 10pm – launch of our annual Aughavas GAA Fundraising draw in the Dugout.

 

New Arrivals – Congratulations to Adrian McCartin, Tullaghan and his partner Karen on the birth of their baby boy Kayden also to proud grandparents Sean & Margaret who will deck him out in the green and white.  Congratulations also to Johnny & Elaine Shortt Bennett, Drumnamore on the birth of their baby girl Chloe and to Brendan & Mary on their first grandchild.

 

Congratulations – Congratulations to Fenagh St Caillin’s on winning the Frank Reynolds Memorial Cup in the Smith Monumentals Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship.

Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 1-5-7-2-6-4-3-0. €30 winners on the night were Mary McKeon Dublin, Leo McGovern, Gerry Conway, Niall Maguire, Maura Williamson Reilly.  The House Prize sponsored by the Dugout was won by Paul Nicholls.  The next draw will be run by Colm & Gerry’s Team which will be held in “The Dugout” on Saturday 27th October.  Jackpot is €12,000. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

 Executive Meeting – A short Executive meeting on the 40th Anniversary of the Park will take place on Thursday 18th October at 9pm in the Club rooms.

Pairc Achadh Easa Opening – 40th Anniversary Sunday, October 28th

11:30am – Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Aughavas for all deceased members of Aughavas GAA

12:30pm – Aughavas N.S. v Cloone N.S. in the Shane McGovern Memorial Cup

1:45pm – Unveiling of 40 years Anniversary Plague by Mick McCabe & Terry Shortt.

2pm – A presentation to the Aughavas Team of 1978 and the Aughavas Committee of 1978.

3pm – Aughavas v Cloone in the Gerry Keegan Memorial Cup.

Refreshments served. All are welcome. Free admission.

6:30pm – DVD of 1993 Intermediate Final Aughavas v Glencar Manorhamilton in “the Dugout”

10pm – Launch of our annual Aughavas GAA Fundraising draw in “the Dugout.”

 

Leitrim County Finals – Congratulations to Aughawillan on winning the Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Football Championship on a beautiful day in front of a crowd of 3,700 at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.  Good luck to Fenagh (St Caillins) and Annaduff in their Smith Monumentals Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship replay on Sunday 21stin Pairc Sean at 2pm.

LOTTO: Our next lotto draw will be held in “The Dugout” on Saturday 13th October.  Jackpot is €11,900. St Joseph’s ladies team are hosting the draw. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

ST JOSEPH’S BOY’S: Well done to our U15’s with two important victories during the week.  On Monday evening last we travelled to Kilturbid and after a close first half we pulled away to win comfortably in the end.  It was a similar story on Friday evening when Annaduff came to Carrigallen. Next game is against Fenagh in Fenagh on Saturday morning and the boys will be hoping for victory here also to be sure of a semi-final place.  Good luck to the team and management.  Good luck to all the St Joseph’s players and team mates on the County U16 team that take on Longford on Saturday morning in the Fr. Manning Cup.

 SYMPATHY: Aughavas GAA Club and St Joseph’s Ladies would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the Gallogly family (Corduff) on the death of Margaret’s Brother Michael (Mickie) Bohan, Funshinagh, Keshcarrigan, and Uncle to Fergal, Vanessa and Fintan.  Mickie was a well-known figure in the Aughavas area and a big supporter of our annual trip to Croagh Patrick.  May he Rest in Peace.

GAELTACHT GRANTS 2019: Leitrim County Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim County Council is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge.  These grants are open to boys and girls living in Leitrim.  Some of the grants are part sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges.  In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.  Application Forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie or contact our club secretary, Anna (0877607026).  The closing date for applications is Friday 26h October, 2018.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Aughavas GAA are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the opening of Pairc Achadh Easa on Sunday 28thOctober.  More details in next week’s notes.


Fixtures – IFC Relegation Final will take place in Cloone on Sunday 30th September at 10.30am against Mohill.  Please come out and support the team.

Lotto – Our next lotto draw will be held in “The Dugout” on Saturday 29th September.  Jackpot is €11,700. Ray & Ciaran’s team are hosting the draw. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

St Joseph’s Boys – Our U15’s team made the long trip to Bundoran on Saturday morning last to take on Melvin Gaels.  After running into an early lead, we let the home side back into it, we were to rue some missed opportunities as we lost out by a point at the end. Our next game is Kilurbid on Saturday morning in Kilturbid.

Our U13’s were invited to take part in a tournament at Cremartin Shamrocks Club in County Monaghan on Sunday last, we played the hosts in a final and after a tough hard-fought game we lost out by a goal.  The boys all enjoyed the day and will have learned from the experience.  Thanks to the Cremartin Shamrock’s Club for their kind hospitality and looking after us so well on the day with special mention to former Aughavas player Brendan McKiernan, Drumshanbo North for inviting us.

Sympathy – Aughavas GAA club would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the family of the late Aloysius Blessing formerly Aughnaglace and Hamden, Connecticut who lined out in the green and white with Aughavas winning the 1949 and 1952 County Championships.  May he Rest in Peace.

Wedding – Congratulations to Anthony Moran, Melican who married Siobhan Higgins in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Belturbet on Saturday last.  We wish them every health and happiness in their married life.

ST JOSEPH’S BOYS – Our U15’s had two games at the weekend.  On Friday evening they played Gortletteragh in Aughavas, this was a close entertaining game throughout with never much between the two sides, unfortunately, on this occasion, we lost out to a late goal on a scoreline of 4-11 to 6-8. On Sunday evening we travelled to Drumkeerin and got back on the winning track with a comfortable victory over the home side.  Next up is an away game –v- Melvin Gaels at the weekend, time and date to be confirmed yet.

U 11 – The U11’s had a blitz against Dromahair on Saturday morning in Carrigallen; this was a good workout with everyone getting game time.  Training continues for the U9 and U11’s at the weekend.

LOTTO – There was no winner of the Lotto last Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 3-4-5-0-6-2-1-7. €30 winners on the night were Damien Bohan, Sandra & Alan Canning, Kevin Mollahan, Martin O’Reilly and Francis Bohan.  The House Prize sponsored by The Dugout was won by Eliza Beirne. The next draw will be run by Ray & Ciaran’s team which will be held in “The Dugout” on Saturday 29th September.  Jackpot is €11,800. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5 – if you’re not in you can’t win.

CLUB CHAIRDE LIATROMA – Congratulations to John Conefrey, Lisgillock & New York on winning €1,100 at the final draw of the Club Chairde Liatroma Fundraising venture which took place at the Centre of Excellence in Annaduff last Monday night.

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS – Happy birthday to Aughavas players Colin McKiernan & Kevin Keegan who celebrate their 40th birthday in style in Terry Shortt’s Heritage Bar last Saturday night.

EXECUTIVE MEETING – The next Executive meeting will take place on Thursday 20th Sept at 9pm in the Club rooms.

LADIES FOOTBALL – Hard luck to Niamh Gallogly (daughter of Frankie from Sonnabeg) and her teammates who lost out to Tyrone at the Ladies Intermediate All Ireland Final on Sunday in Croke Park.

Fixtures – The Intermediate Relegation semi-final will take place against our neighbours Carrigallen on Saturday 15th Sept at 4:00pm in Cloone. This is a crucial game for Aughavas and a huge support would be appreciated to get behind the lads for this local derby.

 

Lotto – The next draw will be run by The Players team which will be held in “The Dugout” on Sunday 16th Sept. Jackpot is €11,700. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5 – if you’re not in you can’t win.

 

St Joseph’s Boys – Well done to St Josephs U15’s who beat Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in the first round of their championship on a score line of 2-13 to 3-06.  Please check with management for the second round fixture.

Smith Monumentals IFC – The final game in the group stage is on Sunday 9th September in Cloone against Ballinaglera at 1:30pm.  Please come out and support the team. 

Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 3-6-2-5-0-1-4-7. €30 winners on the night were Roisin McKenna, Peter McBrien, Sean Cooke, Maedbh McNamara and Niall Maguire.  The House Prize sponsored by the Dugout was won by Gavin Farrelly.  The next draw will be run by our Player’s Team which will be held in “The Dugout” on Sunday 16th September.  Jackpot is €11,700. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

St Joseph’s Ladies – Congratulations to St Joseph’s Senior Ladies who won the Senior County final on Saturday evening in Pairc Sean against Glencar/Manorhamilton on a scoreline of 3-9 to 2-5. Well done to all the team and management. Two in a row!

Sympathy – Aughavas GAA club would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the family of Bernie McBrien, Corroneary, Aughavas who died recently.  May he Rest in Peace.

Lotto – The Lotto draw will take place on Saturday 1st September in “The Dugout” with Fintan and Pauline’s team running the show.  Lotto Jackpot is €11,600.  Envelopes €2 or three for €5. 
 
Championship – We were defeated by Cloone on Sunday last on a scoreline of there1-11 to 2-06.  Our remaining group game is against Ballinaglera on Sunday 8th September.  Time and venue to be confirmed.
St Joseph’s Boys – Hard luck to St Joseph’s U17’s in their championship semi-final against St Mary’s on Sunday evening last in Carrick after a spirited first half performance and playing against a strong wind in the second half, this was not to be our day.  Best of luck to St Mary’s in the final.  It was a similar story for our u13’s on Monday evening in Carrigallen. This was a brilliant game of football from two evenly matched teams, the game ended in a draw at full time and after 20 minutes of extra time St Joseph’s lost out by a point on a score line of 4-17 to 3-19, hard luck to this hardworking group of young players, hopefully there’ll be better days to come. 
Training continues for U15 with championship due to start next week, best of luck to all.
 
St Joseph’s Ladies – Good luck to St Joseph’s Ladies Senior Team who take on Glencar/Manor in the County Final on Saturday 1st September at 6:30pm in Pairc Sean. Come out and support the girls.
 
Meeting – The next Club & Executive meeting will take place on Thursday 30th August at 9pm in the Club rooms.

Lotto – The next Lotto draw will be held in “Terry Shortt’s Heritage Bar,” on Saturday 18th August.  Dan & Noel’s team will coordinate the draw.  Jackpot is €11,500.  Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

Presentation – The funds collected from the annual Turlough Conefrey Memorial Tournament were presented in Aughavas GAA Clubrooms on Friday night last.  Caroline Conefrey presented a cheque to Edel Conboy on behalf of “Friends of the Children’s Ward”, Cavan Hospital and to Annemarie Conefrey on behalf of “St Christopher’s Services”, Longford in memory of Ciara Conefrey, RIP.  Thanks to all who contributed on the day and to the school teams who took part in the tournament last June.

St Joseph’s Boys – Our U17’s have had two victories over Allen Gaels and Fenagh in the championship in recent weeks followed by a hard fought victory over Leitrim Gaels on Monday evening in Aughavas, this puts them in a good position for a semi-final place.  They have a bye next week. Meanwhile our U13’s have yet to record a victory in their championship, next is St Mary’s in Carrigallen on Thursday evening. Training continues for U15’s with championship due to start in a couple of weeks.

St Joseph’s Ladies – Good luck to St Joseph’s Ladies Senior team who play Kilturbid in the Semi-final on Sunday next in Pairc Sean @12:30pm.