Aughavas GAA Club Notes 02/01/2019

Sean Kiernan Memorial Cup – The Sean Kiernan Memorial Cup match took place on St Stephen’s Day at 2pm with the club’s over 25s taking on the under 25s. This was a very competitive game with the over’s using their experience to see out a tense final ten minutes under severe pressure from their youthful opponents. Ultimately, it was the two early goals scored by the over’s that proved crucial, the scoreline at the end reading 2-10 to 1-07 in favour of the overs.  It was great to see so many players sporting the green and white attire, whether it being young lads promoted to adult level, old lads coming out of retirement or players of young and old returning home to Aughavas from near and far. A special mention is reserved for Frankie Gallogly’s son Shane who showed flashes of flair and strength from corner forward. Keep the phone on Shane, with the January transfer market approaching; we could be in contact again soon.  The man in the middle on the day was Gerry Gallogly who did a great job in letting the game flow and paid no attention to the groans and moans coming from the sidelines. David Charles, Corrernary, received the Man of the Match award while Bridie Mollohan presented captain of the over 25s Peter McBrien with the Sean Kiernan Memorial Cup. Another title to add to your collection Peter. A sincere thank you is expressed to all that supported and helped out in any way or form on the day.  The charity to benefit from this fundraiser will be decided at the next club meeting.

Lotto – Our Lotto draw was postponed on St Stephen’s day as a mark of respect for the late Charlie O’Rourke, Aughalough.   It will now take place on Saturday 29th December in the Dugout at 9pm.  Due to earlier deadlines for notes the results will be published in next week’s Leitrim Observer.

Fund Raising Draw – Our annual fundraising draw will take place on Saturday 19th January in the Dugout.  Tickets are €20 each or a book of three for €50. 1st Prize €3,000, 2nd Prize €1,000 and 5 prizes of €100.  Tickets are available from all Club Officers.

Online Tickets – The annual fundraising tickets can also be purchased online – check out the Aughavas GAA Facebook page and follow the link.

Happy New Year – Aughavas GAA wish all our members, players, trainers, sponsors and supporters both at home and abroad a very Happy and Healthy New Year. Thanks for all your support through 2018.

Club and Executive Meeting – The first Club & Executive meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd January at 9pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Sympathy – Aughavas GAA Club would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Maura O’Rourke, Aughalough on the sad passing of Charlie and also to his brother Michael, his nephew John, nieces, grandnephews, Brian, Michael & Kevin and all their extended family.  Also to Nuala Bohan, Augharan on the passing of her brother Jim McCabe.  May they Rest in Peace.