Aughrim Notebook – April 21


Golf Outing

The Granite Village Golf Society will hold their second outing for the year when they tee off locally at Macreddin Golf Club on Sunday morning next, April 27. Tee off times begin at 11.00 am. As there is likely to be a big interest in this outing, it would be advisable to have entry fee paid to James O’Toole well in advance. Avoid disappointment.


Aughrim Juniors had a great start to the Division 4 league when they ground out a two pts win over neighbours Avoca. More players are needed to keep this team going. As the championship starts soon the juniors are asked to attend on club training times. Training is on this Wednesday at 7pm sharp. All returning players remember to have membership money with them at our next match at home to Coolkenna this Thursday at 7.15. It is hoped more support, especially from the intermediate panel will support this group of young players. The team that played Avoca were R O’Brien, D. Owens, P Lacey, C. Donegan, J. Doyle,J. Byrne, J. Annesley, M. Brennan, P O’Connel, F. Byrne, P. Quigley, D. O’Hare, E. Murphy, D.Dunne and E.O’Brien.
Our juvenile teams are playing in leagues at present as Aughrim or Derry Gaels. Please give support. Check Wicklow people for Juvenile fixtures each week. Juvenile training night is Tuesday nights. Volunteers needed from 6.30 till 8.00 to help out especially adult players.
Reminder to all that the Annual GAA race night will be held on Saturday May 3rd in Paddy’s. Anyone interested in purchasing a horse for €10 or sponsoring a race for €50 should contact PRO Stephen Mann on 0863039760.

Community Games

Blessed with a beautiful sunny evening for our Area Athletics Finals. Thank you to everyone who turned out for the races, the Parents and the children who all took part. It was all about fun and I think that was achieved.  A big thank you to our coaches, committee and volunteers who helped to set up the track and the event. Without all our volunteers it couldn’t be done.
All the qualifiers go now to County Wicklow Community Games Athletic Finals on June 14th in Shillelagh. More information to follow.  Training was off for Easter but we are back next Monday evening at 7pm to practice for our upcoming events both in community games and Athletics Wicklow.  The County Wicklow Talent competition takes place next Sunday in Hollywood and we have a few young local children taking part and we wish them all the best.

Active Retirement

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 6th at 2.30pm.  This year the Dawn Chorus will be in Baltinglass on Sunday, May25th.  Why not come along to greet the day with music and song. Names please at the May meeting.  Monday Coffee Mornings continue – come along for a cuppa and a chat.

Juvenile GAA

And once again the season has started, We have over 90 boys and girls from U6s,U8s U10s U12s and U14, U16s and Minor with Derry Gaels. Our first hurling blitz of the year was cancelled in Carnew due to weather conditions.

Our first Football blitz of the year was held in Aughrim, the teams were Aughrim, Annacurra, Knockananna and Tinahely U8s and U10s, what a great Saturday morning. What a great future all clubs have in front of them. May it long continue.

I would like to say a big thank you from Aughrim juveniles club to the teams and kids who took part, and big thank you to the parents and coaches who made the day great for them.
And I would like to thank our Senior Club who help out with the referees without them the day would have been a lot harder. Well done to all the Local kids who took part in the Football, Hurling and Camogie skills test from Aughrim National School. Big congratulations to John Toomey, a member of Aughrim GAA’s juvenile section, who qualified for the national finals of the schools hurling skills. John will represent Sacred Heart Aughrim National School in Croke Park.

Craic in the Granite 2014

The end of June sees the return of the second Festival and a really good line up is in store, with Artists from all over looking to come and perform here.

The Festival Organisers are arranging a “Photo Competition”. To take part, anyone with Photos from last years Festival, can Email them to:-


Opening times  for Aughrim Library are as follows;  Tuesday 3-5 ,Wednesday 3-5 and 6-30  until 8-30, Friday  11-1 and 3-5, Saturday 2-4. Internet and photocopying available.  Membership free.

Special Sale

A special Sunday sale will be held on Sunday 4th May in the Pavilion, Rednagh Road.  There will be lots of bargains, toys, books, clothes, bric-a brac etc.  Open 10.30- 3 p.m.  “New to You” shop also open.


The numbers: 1, 7, 10 and 22 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday April 14th.  Match three winners were : Shane Doyle, Ciara Forsyth, Eoin Darcy, Wy, Shy & Bo Bo, Nuala Molloy and Teresa Byrne. The jackpot was not won. The jackpot €9,900.

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.

Notes Deadline

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