Aughrim notes August 25


Vintage Tractor & Car Run

Aughrim Hall committee will hold a vintage tractor & car run and static show on Sunday September 28th starting in the Community Field, Redagh Road, at 12 noon. Registration of vehicles from 11.30.

Community Games

The National Community Games Festival Weekend took place this week and the children did great. Isabelle Doyle came 5th in her U-8 semi-final. Ciara Shannon did a great solo dance in the U-14 section and our U-14 group dance got fourth place medals Ciara Shannon, Rebecca Lawless and Rory Shannon so well done to everyone who represented County Wicklow. You did your county proud.
Community Games will be up and running again in September on Monday nights but we will confirm a starting date shortly.

Juvenile GAA

Well done to the Aughrim U12 football and hurlers for their fantastic wins last week.

On Monday 18th the U12 footballers beat Rathnew on a score line of 3-16 to 0-07. The team are going from strength to strength and some of the passing moves made on their way to this fine win was a feature of the game. They played possession football against the wind in the first half to lead 2.09 to 0.04 at the break and they opened up in the second half  to finish out comfortable winners in the end. U12 Football panel: R Doyle, S Arthur, D Byrne, S Campbell, O Dunne, B Stephenson, J Toomey, D Rochford, O Dillon, A Keegan, P Toomey, C Byrne Thayer, K Toomey, D O’ Shea, O Coogan, D Toomey, A Kavanagh.
If the footballers impressed on Monday night then the hurlers did more so on Tuesday night 19th as they took on a very fancied Kiltegan U12 team. The Aughrim team showed grit and determination way beyond their years to carve out a very good win, on a score line of 6-05 to 3-03.

John Toomey gave a master class in hurling but he was ably assisted with fine hurlers all around him. The backs were in fine form and kept Kiltegan at bay for long periods of the game, a moments lapse in the fist half saw Kiltegan score two goals in the space of a minute, but the backs stepped up another gear and closed the Kiltegan team down for the remainder of the half, at the other end the forwards struggled to find their range but with goals from Philip and John Toomey and a point each from Adam Keegan and John Toomey, Aughrim went in half time leaders at 2-02 to 2-00 with all to play for.

The second half was another ding-dong battle. Kiltegan pressed hard but the Aughrim defence stood firm, John Toomey came right in to the game and scored 1-01 to push the lead out but the Kiltegan boys fought back, they slotted over two 65’s to narrow the gap and it looked like they wouldn’t be shaken off, John Toomey stepped up again with another 1-01 but Kiltegan responded with a goal and point of their own. the score was now 4-04 to 3-03 going in to the last 10 minutes. At this stage the Aughrim backs shut up shop, they refused to let Kiltegan in for another score, this allowed John Toomey to push forward and push for the win that they richly deserved. John slotted over a free and then blasted his 4th goal to the net to leave some breathing space.

With the last play of the game he blasted his 5th goal to the net from the penalty spot and the job was done. John may have got the scores but it was the newver say die attitude of all the players and their performance that won the game.

The parent and supporters were so impressed with the teams performance they got a standing ovation when they came off the pitch. Again well done to all.

The U12 hurling panel was: A Kavanagh, S Campbell, D Byrne, D O’ Shea, O Coogan, O Dunne, J Toomey, O Dillon, R Doyle, A Keegan, P Toomey, S Arthur, C Byrne Thayer, S O’ Toole, A Connolly, D Toomey

Taekwon do Classes

Taekwon do classes resume on Friday September 5th in Aughrim Community hall at7pm (for Junior members & lower belt level ) Followed by Senior members & higher belt level at 8pm.  Classes for Juniors( 4yrs-7yrs) every Wednesday starting on  September 10th at 6.15-6.50pm. Followed by 7pm class for all students.  Classes are for all levels of fitness, come and learn a skill while keeping fit…! Limited amount of spaces are available!
For more information contact Doreen @ 086-1631271

Busy Fingers Pre-school & Toddler Group

Busy Fingers will be re-opening on Monday September 1st. We have limited availability for all age groups, from 2-6 years.  For enrolments or any further information please ring 087 394 9867.

“New to You” Charity Shop

End of season Half Price Sale on all summer stock in the charity shop on Rednagh Road, Aughrim, from Tuesday August 26th to Friday August 29th.  Please “Like” New to You Charity Shop on Facebook for more information.


The numbers 2, 5, 7 and 24 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday August 17th.  The jackpot was not won. Match three winners were: Darragh & Cormac Sheridan and Willie O’Loughlin, Tinakilly.  The jackpot is €12000.


Aughrim Town & Country Market continues every Saturday morning, from 10am to 2pm. If you have , not visited before you will be pleasantly surprised, we have a butcher, some bakers, even a candlestick maker! with talented craftspeople providing woollens, jewellery, jams, preserves and prints. The Pavilion, Rednagh Road, on Saturday morning. For more information contact 0860865838. Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together): clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, jewellery, toys etc. Come along on Saturday September 20th to the Market and see for yourself.


Last Friday, Aughrim’s Intermediate team played Baltinglass in the Quarter-Final of the Intermediate Championship. Aughrim got off to the dream start scoring the first two points. But it wasn’t long before Baltinglass worked themselves into the game and with 20mins gone the score line read 1-02 to 0-02 in favour of Baltinglass and it was clearly evident Aughrim were not playing to the intensity needed at this stage of the championship. However, Aughrim seemed to change gear as they started to get a grip around the middle of the pitch and scored four of the next five points to go in level at half time on a score line of 1-03 to 0-06.

The second half started as the first finished as Aughrim piled on the pressure. The changes at half time seemed to add to Aughrim’s scoring power and in the third quarter of the game Aughrim scored 3-02 and they restricted Baltinglass to a single point. This left the game on a score line of 3-08 to 1-04 going into the last 15 minutes of the game.

In the last quarter the intensity slipped somewhat and Aughrim got a little sloppy in the backline which let Baltinglass in for another goal. The match ended with Aughrim eight points to the good (3-10 to 2-05) and although Aughrim will be happy with their victory, there is no doubt that they have plenty to work on as they prepare for their 4th semi-final in 5 years.

One of the huge positives Aughrim can take from the match is that the men that came on from the bench seemed to really add to Aughrim’s intensity, scoring and all-round performance showing that this year Aughrim seem to have great options and competition for places all over the field.
The draw was made for the semi-finals of the Intermediate championship on Saturday evening. The results of the draw were Aughrim vs. Donard/The Glen and Ballymanus vs. Dunlavin. Aughrim have already played Donard in this year’s championship with the men from the west coming out on top. However, this is the semi-final of the championship and it’s all to play for. Please keep an eye out for the fixture as the venue, date and time has yet to be confirmed.

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