Aughrim notes September 22


Community Games

Aughrim/Annacurra community games will be back up and running (quite literally) on Monday 29th September at 7pm in the community field and complex. All children are welcome of school going age 4 and upwards. Its €2 per child. We ask that Parents stay with their children or within the complex for Health and Safety reasons and Child Protection too.
As always we are looking for extra people to help out with the coaching (no experience necessary) as training is provided as time goes on and Parents to supervise children if they leave their training for any reason. We hope to have a meeting with all Parents in the tea and coffee area on the first night before we begin 6.45pm.
We look forward to welcoming you all back and new children too.

Juvenile GAA

The Aughrim U12 football team had a fantastic week, last week. On Monday night they travelled to Dunlavin to win the Group 2 league title for the first time. The team won on a scoreline of 9-10 to 3-08, but for a long period of the second half when Dunlavin got to within 7 points of the team it looked like Dunlavin could win the game, however Aughrim powered on got some vital scores and ran out comfortable winners in the end.

On Saturday 20 Sept the Aughrim team took on Carnew in the Group 2 Division 1 Mini Festival final and after a ding-dong battle they came out on top on a scoreline of 1-14 to 3-06. The team well deserved their victory and it was great to see young Oisin Dunne proudly lifting the winners trophy on behalf of the team. The juvenile club would like to thank all the parents families and the members of the adult club, who came out in huge numbers to support and shout on these fine young men. The support was much appreciated by the team and mentors and helped them to fashion such a fine victory. The team was: Robbie Doyle, Shane Arthur, Dylan Byrne, Sean Campbell, Oisin Dunne, Ben Stephenson, Dylan Rochford, John Toomey, Adam Keegan, Oisin Coogan, Dara O’ Shea, Oisin Dillon, Philip Toomey, Kevin Toomey, Kieran Byrne, Alex Kavanagh, Dermot Toomey. Please have a look at the Aughrim GAA website for a full match report.

The U12 hurlers face Western Gaels in Ballinakill on Sunday next in the hurling mini-festival final, if would be great to get the same support again.

The last U8 & U10 Football blitz of the year was held in in Coolkenno on Sat 13 Sept The Aughrim U10 team performed well in two tight games against Coolkenno and Tinahely before finishing with a flourish overcoming AGB with surprising ease in the final game. It was particularly encouraging as the team were short a number of players on the day but those who were present upped their game and gave a good display of teamwork. Players on the day were Calum McKenna, Patrick Leccardii, Sam Carroll,Hugh Gunning, Shauna O’Shea, Conor Edwards, Jack Morris, Dermot Toomey and Joseph McLean. The U8 team also did themselves proud with some fine wins on the day. Well done to all.
Macra in Aughrim

Are you aged 17-35? Want to have good craic and get involved in the local community? If so Macra could be the answer. We’re currently working on getting Macra active again in the Aughrim area. Sport, social, travel, stage and agriculture are all part of what we do. We’re holding a New Members night this Saturday, September 27th in Paddy’s (The Meath Arms) in Aughrim at 9pm. Anyone from south Wicklow who has an interest in meeting us or learning more about Macra is welcome to drop in. There’ll be music, games and competitions. You may contact us either on 087 9049059 or through Facebook. Good craic guaranteed!!!’
Active Retirement

Monday Coffee Mornings are back at10.30am. Why not come along for a chat and a cuppa? The proposed outing to Huntington Castle has been organised for Thursday September 25th.with lunch in The Forge. Contact Anne 0876712004 or Margaret 0863982200. Our next Spa Day will be on Tuesday, October 21st – cost is €60. Have you booked your place? Please have your fee in an envelope at our October meeting. During Positive Ageing Week – on Sunday, October 12th at 3pm – we will be having an afternoon of music and fun. Watch this space for further details!!!

Our Christmas Party will again be in Brooklodge – by popular demand – on Thursday, December 11th – be sure to book your place. Articles and any items of interest for the next Magazine should be forwarded as attachments to [email protected] in the coming weeks. At our October meeting we will be having a talk on Mindfulness which seems to be the ‘buzz word’ of the moment and will of great interest to us all. If you want further info on any of these items you can phone Margaret at 0402-36660 or Anne at 0402-36944.

Vintage Tractor & Car Run

Aughrim Hall committee will hold a vintage tractor & car run and static show on this Sunday September 28th starting in the Community Field, Rednagh Road, at 12 noon. Registration of vehicles from 11.30. Sponsorship cards are now out seeking support for this event to raise funds for the upkeep of the Community hall.

The numbers 1, 19, 21 and 24 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday September 15th. The jackpot was not won. Match three winners were: Stephen Fanning, Richie Keegan, Mona Byrne, Aideen, c/o Colin, Tara & Ryan and Teresa Byrne. The jackpot is €1200


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, jam, preserve and prints. The Pavilion, Rednagh Road, on Saturday morning. For more information contact 0860865838.

Interesting Talk – The emotional well being of Teenagers

Colaiste Bhride, Carnew would like to invite any parent, to a talk with Dr. Fergus Heffernan on ‘Understanding the Emotional Well-being of Teenagers’. Dr.Heffernan is a renowned psychologist and educationalist. He holds an MA in psychology and a PhD in Neuro Psychology. We are delighted to welcome him to Colaiste Bhride and have no doubt you will enjoy his talk. This talk will take place in Colaiste Bhride, Carnew on Wednesday September 24th at 8p.m.

Notes Deadline
Items to be included in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to [email protected] before 8 p.m. on Sundays. Do not send attachments.

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