Aughawillan GAA Club Notes 27/02/2018

Club Lotto – Results for the Lotto draw held in The Ballymac Inn on 21st February. Numbers Drawn: 1, 10, 12, 16. No Jackpot winner, €20 winners: 1. Martin Prior, Ratoath, 2. Andy Canning, Drumshanbo, 3. Francis Quinn, Chicago, 4. H.J. Maguire, Drumreilly, 5.Christy McGovern, Garadice, 6. Ursala Doran O’Reilly, 7. Joan McBrien. Next draw will be held in Reynolds’ Ballinamore on Wednesday 14th March.  New Jackpot is €2,000.

Flanagan Cup & Registration Day – The Flanagan Cup will take place on Sunday 4th March 1.30 at Aughawillan GAA pitch. This is an opportunity for young and old to get out and have a kick of the ball. There’ll be tea & cakes in the clubrooms after the game – any available bakers – your offerings would be much appreciated. We will also be having a registration day in the clubrooms from 1pm until 3 pm. Adult membership €25 and Junior membership €10.

Division 3 League – The Junior team start their League campaign Sat. 3rd March away to Annaduff. Throw-in at 4.30. We the team and the management – Pat Flanagan, PJ McNiffe and Paul Prior the best of luck for the year ahead.

Comhghairdeas – Aughawillan GAA would like to congratulate Padraig and Rachael Creamer who recently got married. We wish them many happy and healthy years together.

Dublin – Aughawillan Sponsored Cycle – 20 former Aughawillan players will cycle 150km from Castleknock GAA club to Aughawillan GAA club on May 12th. The cyclists are as follows: Mickey Quinn, Declan Darcy, Peter Prior, Gerry Flanagan, Noel Gilheany, Martin Flanagan, Gary Deane, Damien Gilheany, Pat Flanagan, Paul Bohan, Pauric Gilheany, Thomas Quinn, Niall Bohan, John Mannion, Pat Joe McNiffe, Seamus Quinn, Barry McBrien, Martin Flynn, Des Quinn & Ollie Plunkett. The goal is for each member of the cycle is to raise €1,000 to go towards the upgrading of the playing surface of the main pitch. Any donations that exceed this target will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society. Donations can be made to the cyclists directly or online (more details on this to follow). The fundraising has already begun in earnest, Aughawillan Drama Troupe have kindly donated the takings from one night of their recent production to the club. Martin Flanagan and Gary Deane are holding a table quiz in Jackie’s Bar on March 16th at 9pm, spot prizes and refreshments on the night. We ask that you support and encourage the cyclists in any way possible over the next few months as they prepare for the event in May. You can keep up to date with the cycle and preparations through our Facebook page.

Referees Wanted – In order for the GAA and its games to survive, we need to recruit new referees. A special effort is been made to recruit new referees, so if you are interested or know of anybody interested please contact a member of the executive.

Allianz Leagues 2018 – Well done to the Leitrim footballers who recorded their first league win over Limerick last weekend. They now play London in Ruislip on Sat 3rd March. The Hurler’s last League game takes place on Sunday in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada against Cavan. Throw-in: 2.30. Best of Luck to all involved in both teams.

Ladies Football – Hard luck to the Leitrim Ladies’ team who were defeated by Meath last weekend and are due to play Down in their next game on Sun. 4th March, Venue TBC. Best of Luck to all the girls in their next game.

Fenagh Drama Troupe – Best of Luck to Frank Smith and the Fenagh Drama Troupe with their play ‘The Maiden Aunt’ taking place this weekend – Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd March in Fenagh Community Centre.

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.