Aughawillan GAA Club Notes 19/04/2018

Division 1 –  Hard luck to the Senior team who were defeated by Glencar/Manorhamilton last weekend. Score: Aughawillan 16 points, Glencar/Manorhamilton 2-15.

Division 3 – Hard luck to the Junior team who were narrowly defeated by Fenagh. Score: Aughawillan 15 points Fenagh 1-14. They now play St Marys at home on Saturday April 21st at 7pm.

Aughawillan Ladies – Hard luck to the Ladies who lost to St Joseph’s last Sunday. They play Glencar/Manorhamilton this weekend. Keep up to date with the Ladies’ team through their new Facebook page – Aughawillan Ladies’ GFC.

Championship 2018 – The Championship draw took place earlier this week in the Bush Hotel. We now know who we will be facing in the Championship later this year – Group 1: Mohill, Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins, Dromahair, Aughawillan, Drumrielly, Gortletteragh. Group 2: Glencar/Manorhamilton, St Mary’s, Bornacoola, Aughnasheelin, Allen Gaels, Melvin Gaels.

Congratulations – Well Done to the Brian & Mark Stringer and the Templeport U17 team who won the League last week.

Club Lotto – Next draw will be held in Tabhairne an Bhainc on April 18th. New Jackpot €2,300.

Club Meeting – Sunday 22nd April at 6pm in the clubrooms. All welcome, bring any ideas you have for the club going forward!

Spring Clean – Spring Clean of the clubrooms on Sunday 22nd April at 12pm. Please call up and help if you can, many hands make light work!

Dublin – Aughawillan Sponsored Cycle – There’s just over three weeks to go to May 12th and the 150km cycle from Castleknock to Aughawillan, all our cyclists are putting in the hard yards and with longer evenings and better weather there’s no excuses!!

A big welcome to Eilis Quinn, Mick Quinn (Sean O’Heslins) and Padraig Holohan (Drumrielly) who are participating in a support role to our cycling team.

Some of our cycling team will be participating in the Smuggler’s Ring of Cuilcagh cycle on Sunday April 22nd, starting from Blake’s Derrylin at 9am. For anyone wishing to join in, entry fee is €20 and is in aid of Autism N.I.

There has been a number of fundraising events over the past two weeks. The proceeds from the Whist Drive on April 10th was donated to the Dublin-Leitrim Cycle. We’d like to thank all those who came along on the night, as well as those who brought refreshments on the night & donated spot prizes- Pat Flanagan, Pat Stringer, Morgan Quinn and Christy & Bridie McGovern. Thanks, in particular to Cathal McBrien, the kitchen staff – Michelle Dolan, AnnaMay Kelly & Rachel Dolan and to the parish committee for their support.

On April 14th the Aughawillan Diaspora & Friends night out was held in Dublin and was well attended and enjoyed by all present. Congratulations to Castleknock who had a Championship win earlier in the evening and their mentors who were present on the night.

There will be some more fundraising events over the next few weeks including a Church gate collection the weekend of April 28th/29th in both Corraleehan & Aughawillan. Each cyclist has a sponsorship card also if you wish to donate directly to the cyclist. There are details of online donations on our Facebook page.
Clothes Collection – Pat Joe McNiffe is holding a clothes collection in the weeks leading up to the Dublin-Leitrim cycle. This is a great opportunity to clear out any old clothes, shoes, boots, wellies and curtains. No duvets or pillows can be accepted. Any clothes, shoes, etc can be dropped up to McNiffe’s house at any time with thanks in advance.

A number of our cyclists will be in New York for Leitrim’s opening Championship game and no doubt will be seeking the support of the Aughawillan and Leitrim Diaspora in New York.

We appreciate any and all donations and sponsorship that can be made to the cyclists and we ask that you support and encourage all 20 cyclists in any way possible as they prepare for the event in May. You can keep up to date with the cycle and preparations through our Facebook page.

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.