Aughrim notes September 29


Community Games

Yes!! Community Games Athletics is back every Monday night in the Community Sports Complex and Field at 7pm. All children welcome of school going age 4 and upwards. For the safety of our children we ask that Parents stay within the vicinity of the complex.  We welcome new people to come along and help both in a supervisory and coaching position. If we don’t have enough adult support we will have to look at the numbers that we take in so please come along and help and no experience necessary as we will show you the ropes.

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 September 20th 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 winner’s 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 lost out to Western Gaels in the U12 Mini Festival final in Ballinakill last weekend, having gone in at half time in the lead it looked like the Aughrim team would push on to win the game but it wasn’t to be, Western Gaels came out and scored 3-1 to effectively put the game beyond the Aughrim boys and try as they might they couldn’t get the vital scores to bring them back in to it.

Final score 4-05 to 5-08.

Team: Alex Kavanagh, Shane Arthur, Dylan Byrne, Sean Campbell, Oisin Coogan, Oisin Dunne, Oisin Dillon, John Toomey, Philip Toomey, Dermot Toomey, Dara O’ Shea , Adam Keegan, Ciaran Byrne Thayer, Stephen O’ Toole, Robbie Doyle. 

The coaches, John Byrne, Sean O’ Shea and Chris Kavanagh would like to thank all the U12 footballers and hurlers for their great efforts throughout the year and wish them all the best for the future. They have been a joy to look after and will surely win many more competitions in the years to come. The juvenile club wish the Intermediate team all the best in this weekends Intermediate final.

Intermediate Final

This is a huge weekend for the Aughrim Intermediates as they hope to claim championship success for the first time in 15 long years.

This time last year the lads from the “Granite City” were deep in preparation for a similar task. That task however did not go to plan and they arrived back to “Paddy’s” without the cup.

Although that loss was hard to take, it was not a year without use. During that championship Eugene had blooded plenty of new talented youngsters, brought in a top coach in Pat Bracken and his players gained the experience of playing in an Intermediate Championship Final.

Those youngsters needed time to grow into intermediate players, the coach needed time to get to know his team’s strengths and weaknesses and his players can hopefully use the hurt they felt last year to give them an edge over their opponents this year.

The match throws in this Saturday at 3.30pm in the County Grounds. It is sure to be a tight affair and your support could be the difference.

Let’s get down to cheers on the lads, get behind them and try our best to drive them on that extra inch, let’s turn the stand into a sea of blue and white and show our neighbours from the Gap that they’re in Aughrim.


Aughrim Town & Country Market wishes to congratulate Statia Ivers on her success in reaching the last four in the Finals of the Aldi National Bread Making Competition at the Ploughing Championships last week. We are so proud of you Statia and look forward to enjoying your home baking for many years to come every Saturday.

Active Retirement

Next meeting is on Tuesday October 7th and there will be an introduction to mindfulness. 

The positive ageing tea dance is on Sunday October 12th at 2 pm in the community hall.  There will be music, dancing, raffle and lots of fun. Vintage dress is optional.  Our next spa day in the Brooklodge is on October 21st, cost is €60 please bring this in an envelope with your name to Oct meeting. 

 Articles or photos for next magazine should be forwarded as attachments to [email protected] . New members are very welcome, why not come along to our coffee and chat mornings every Monday at 10 the Pavilion.. Contacts Anne 0402 36944 Bridget 36623, Margaret 0402 36660.

Whist Drive

There will be a whist drive on in The Parochial Hall Tinahely on October 9 starting at 8pm.

The numbers 1, 4, 9 and 12 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday September 22nd.  The jackpot was not won.  Match three winners were: Jean Doe c/o O’Toole’s, Tony Dunne, Ballinabarney, Deborah Carroll and Peggy Carroll.  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.

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