Aughnasheelin GAA Club Notes 17/01/2018

Lotto Results  –  Nos drawn  2, 12, 15, 26  –  House Draw €25 Maedbh McTeigue, House Draw Sponsored Adrian Cullen  –  €25 John Joe Cullen, Alannah Smyth, Sharon Banks, Aishling McGovern, Anthony McGirl, Sean, Rory and Sarah McNulty.  Next Draw Sunday night next  January 21st in MacFheargals  –  Jackpot €16,000 so make sure to have your Ticket in the Drum. Annual Lotto Tickets for 2018 are still available  –  €50 for full year.

Membership Rates for the Year ahead  –  Family €60  –  Player (Working) €60 –  Player (Student) €50 – Adult non Player €40 – Juvenile €20.

Dates for your Diary  –  Don’t forget our Club Dinner Dance and Awards Night will be taking place on February 17t.   Co Board Awards Dinner Dance is taking place on February 3rd with 3 or our Club Members being honoured at that Intermediate Player Barry McWeeney, Senior Referee Brendan Sammon and for the 2nd year running Ciaran Cullen the U 17 Player of the Year – last year it was U 16 which Aaron Hoare won – a great achievement for our little Club.  Heres to 2018.

Club Meeting Friday Night January 19th at 9pm.  Supporters Club Launch this Thursday night in Pairc an Chrocaigh.  Comisserations to our young group of Seit Dancers who represented our Club and County at Scor Chonnachta on Sunday last in Claremorris – keep to the dancing and your day will come – well done to Brendan also.

Comhbhrón  –  It has been a sad week for Achadh ná Síleann especially for our Club with the death of one of our Presidents Sean Gallagher formerly Drumrackin – Sean passed away at Beaumont Hospital on Monday last surrounded by his beloved family and dear friend Fr. Leo.  Sean or Seanie as he was known was the towering Centre Half Back on our great Teams in the late 60’s and 70’s – he was part of the  Team known as ‘The Emigrants’  as they were all Dublin based and trained in the Phoenix Park – they  won Junior and Senior Leagues, Junior Championship but the big prize eluded this great Team – a Senior Championship, they came so close so many times but it wasn’t to be.  Unfortunately Seanie got a lot of trouble with his knees but gave it his all,  he was a proud Aughnasheelin man and wore the Jersey with pride.  Sean has now gone to his eternal home and Im sure there are some great stories being relayed with  Sean putting a good twist to them with his favourite saying – ‘Lower them late Lads ‘ , we offer our deepest sympathies to his dear wife Alice, children Alice, Alan, Séan and Leo, his beloved grand children Sean,Conor and Emma, daughter in law Orlaith, to his brothers and sisters – Anna and Christy, Tom and Breda, Josie and Willie, Mary and Michael, Eileen and Paddy, Sr. Rose and Peg, his many nieces and nephews, dear friends and fellow Club people – Ar dheis Dé  go  raibh a ainm uasal.