Aughrim notes October 13


Community Games

Aughrim/Annacurra Community Games AGM takes place next Thursday 16th October in the foyer of Lawless Hotel at 8.30pm. We would hope to see as many Coaches, Parents and volunteers to come along to support us.  It is a chance to hear what community games is all about and to put names to faces.  Yes we are always looking for help at various events which you are all so good at supporting  and so many help out on the night of athletics which we thank you for.  Looking forward to seeing as many familiar faces both old and new on Thursday.
Active Retirement

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.

Pipe Band

Aughrim Pipe band is travelling to Birmingham next March 13th to 16th. The band will be taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Birmingham on Sunday 15th. As there are some seats left on the bus we would like to extend an invitation to the public to join us next March. If you are interested please contact May on 0868677147 before October 15th

GAA success

It’s been a great ten days for Aughrim GAA. Our Intermediates pulled off a huge performance to bring home the Intermediate Championship.

What followed the match were big celebrations and it was these celebrations that showed how much this club means to the local community.

As is our tradition, the cup was brought to Aughrim National School on Monday and shown to the children by some of the players. The students were addressed by captain Liam Keenan and our own county star Robert Lambert. Thanks Des Burton for organising this. Thanks should be extended to both the Meath Arms and Lawless’ hotel for hosting the celebrations. 

The team now turn their focus to the Leinster Championship and their game against Railyard, Co. Kilkenny. It is to be played this weekend in Freshford (see fixtures). Please come along, as you did on County Final day, to witness this Aughrim team be the first Aughrim team to go on and play in Leinster.  Any one outside the team bus wishing to travel to Freshford by bus please contact Eugene Stapleton asap as he has a bus available if there are enough people interested in travelling.
Along with our great victory in the Intermediate Final a huge congrats has to go to the Derry Gaels under 16 footballers who beat Barndarrig in their county Semi-Final last Monday.  Please keep an eye on Facebook and the fixtures for details on when this final will be on.  The sympathy of the club goes to James O’Toole and the O’Toole family, on the sad passing of Joe O’Toole.


The numbers 5, 13, 23 and 26 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday October 6th.  The jackpot was not won. There was only one match three winner: John O’Brien, Dublin c/o Christy.  The jackpot is €1200

First Responders

Aughrim First Responders will be having their AGM Thursday November 6th in Sports Complex. The group would like to thank the association for the continued use of the hall for monthly training. We would also like to thank the Credit Union, Market Square, for allowing us locate the community defibrillator on their building, and remind the community that it is accessible at all times. As always we are looking for volunteers. There will be a training weekend October 11th & 12th. Please contact Sharon Keogh 0871255623 or Dolly Lee 0863843194.


Aughrim Town & Country Market continues every Saturday morning, from 10-2. 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. Café cois Tine is always present for your tea/coffee/lunch.  Due to the success of Repair Café it will be back at the market on Saturday November 8th. For more information contact 0860865838.

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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