Aughawillan GAA Club Notes 08/12/2017

The Late Tommie Flynn –  It was with great sadness that we learned of the death over the weekend of one of our great clubmen Tommie Flynn.  Tommie was heavily involved in the reforming of the club in 1972 and played a very active role in the running of the club at that time. He was the secretary from 1972 to 78 and was also a selector for the senior team in the early years after its reformation, where Aughawillan picked up their first senior championship in 1976 and added another in 1978.  Off the field, in 1976 Tommie played a leading role in sourcing and purchasing the land where our football field and clubrooms are today. This was the first time Aughawillan ever had their own club grounds.  Between 1976 and 1982 he was instrumental in the development of the newly purchased land, where the field was drained, resurfaced, new access road made, and dressing rooms constructed, before its official opening in May 1982.  Tommie continued to occupy many and varied roles within the club including chairman and treasurer to name but a few, during Aughawillan’s golden era of the 80’s and 90’s.  We want to offer our sincere appreciation for Tommie’s dedication, commitment and hard work in a voluntary capacity over a long period to the development and improvement of Aughawillan GAA Club.  We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Mamie, daughter Geraldine and sons John, Martin and Francis and the wider Flynn family.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Aughawillan GAA Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale for our Annual Christmas Draw, with €8,000 of prizes to give away and the first prize of €5000 this is one of the best local Christmas Draws around. Please support the draw by buying a ticket for €20 or 3 for €50.  Tickets will also be available online, check our Facebook page for more details.  The draw will take place in the Viking Lounge on Saturday 6th January.
Aughawillan GAA Christmas Poker Classic – Aughawillan GAA will be holding their Annual Christmas Poker Classic on Friday 29th December in The Ballymac Inn.  50/50 prize money.  Entry fee €20, €5 buy back. Refreshments will be served on the night.  Start time 9.30pm  
Club Lotto –  Lotto results for draw held in Jackies Bar on Wednesday 29th November.  No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 3, 13, 26 & 28.  €20 winners, Leon McLoughlin, Ballinamore, Jack Cullen, Ballinamore, Colm Lynch, Drumeela, Niall O’Hara, Drumarigna, Sean Murray, Aughnasheelin and Fintan Fitzpatrick, Aughnasheelin.   Next draw will be held in Shortt’s Pub on Wednesday 13th December.  New Jackpot €1,400.
Club AGM-  The club AGM will be held on Sunday 10th of December at 3pm in the Clubrooms, everyone welcome.
U21 – Hard luck to our U21 team who were defeated by Manachan’s last Sunday in Mohill.  Final Score:  3-15 to 3-11. 

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.

Comhbhrón –  Aughawillan GAA would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Brigid McGovern Owencam, Corlough, to the late Mary Kiernan Ballymcgovern, to the late Benny Connolly Drumreilly, to the late Bridie McTernan, Ballinamore, to the late Aloysius Mimna, Ballyconnell and to the late Vera & James Wilson, Belturbet. Go ndéana Dia trócaire uirthi.