Reeling in the years – 2017 – It was a successful year our Junior team who gained promotion to Division 3 after reaching the league final but were narrowly defeated by Carrigallen. Belnaleck GAA reached the Ulster Junior Final, having won the Fermanagh County Final, led by Aughawillan man Gerry Flanagan. All-Ireland glory came to the Leitrim U-14 ladies team with a final win over Armagh. Aughawillan was well represented with Jerome Quinn, Siomha Quinn, Caoimhe Prior and Siobhan Maguire. There was also All-Ireland winners in the Master’s Competition, with Longford/Leitrim defeating Kildare in the final, with Pat Flanagan & Ollie Plunkett representing Aughawillan. Noel & Gary Plunkett and the Leitrim Junior Footballers beat Mayo to win the Connaught Final earlier this year before losing out to Kerry in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. Aughawillan was also represented by Morgan Quinn on the Leitrim Hurling Team who reached the Lory Meagher Final held in Croke Park against Lancashire. Congratulations to Maeve Quinn who was presented with the Leitrim Sports Star Hall of Fame Award for her contribution to Ladies’ Football throughout the years.
It was a busy year off the field for the couples who got married in 2017 – Eimear & Colm Guckian, Eimear & Diarmuid McHugh, Niall & Shona O’Hara, Olive & Seamus Carway, Gerard & Aileen McGovern, Marian & Paul Curry, Rosemary & Thomas Conefrey, Kevin & Amiee McCabe, Ciara & James Keane. We wish you many years of happiness together. Congratulations to all those who welcomed new additions to the family this year – Eilis & David Culligan and their daughter Fiadh, Gary & Petra Deane and their son Leo, Michael & Louise Quinn & their daughter Cara, Padraig & Caroline McGovern and their daughter Saoirse, Barry & Annette Prior and their son Senan.
With the 2018 campaigns soon starting, we look forward to more success during the year and remember members of the club who are no longer with us.
Christmas Draw – And the winners are…
€5,000 Padraig Murray, Aughnasheelin. Sold by Jerome Quinn.
€1,000 Lisa McWeeney, Keshcarrigan. Sold by Gerard McGovern.
€500 Niamh Flanagan & Sean Kelly, New York. Sold by Colette Flanagan.
€300 Sinead Kiernan, Garadice. Sold by Noel Kiernan.
€200 Sarah O’Gara, Aghersakilla, Ballyconnell. Sold by Padraig McGovern & Seamus Quinn.
Ten winners of €100 each:
1. Dympna McTeigue, Dromore, Ballinamore. Sold by Damien Gilheany. (sponsored by The Ballymac Inn)
2. Christy Creamer, Kiltyhugh. Sold by Christy Creamer.
3. Rebecca Lee McDermott, Jackie’s Bar. Sold by P.J. McNiffe.
4. Maureen McGovern, Lisgruddy. Sold by Jerome Quinn.
5. Deirdre Deane, Clane, Co Kildare. Sold by Paddy Deane.
6. Michael Quinn, Town House, Ballinamore. Sold by Peter Prior.
7. Greg McGovern, Teeboy, Corlough. Sold by Christy Creamer.
8. Jake McCabe, Kiltyhugh. Sold by Kevin McCabe.
9. Noel O’Reilly, Aghersakilla, Ballyconnell. Sold by Padraig McGovern,
10. Johnny Reilly, St Patrick’s Well, Aughnasheelin. Sold by Jerome Quinn.
Winner of House Prize- Hamper worth €150 sponsored by Campbell Carriers: Sorcha Flanagan.
Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to all the ticket sellers for their work over the past number of weeks to make the draw a success. Thanks also to The Viking Lounge for hosting the draw and to the sponsors for prizes on the night.