Aughrim notes March 23


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We played our first league game of the year on Sunday last against Avondale. It was a high scoring open game played in a very positive way by both teams. We lost out by 6 points in the end on a score line of 3 -13 to 3 -7. It was a very encouraging start to the League and had we converted some of the goal scoring opportunities we created then the result would have been a lot closer.

The Club would like to wish a speedy recovery to one of the Avondale players who sustained a shoulder injury during the course of the game. The Aughrim team on duty on the day were Cillian Donegan, Conor Lambert, Liam Keenan, Oisin Doyle, Jason Doyle, Robert Lambert, Jack Byrne, Stephen Mann, Andy Holt, Patrick Phelan, Mick Brennan, Conor Phelan, Derek Kavanagh, Richard Keegan, Billy Byrne, Danny O’Hare, Eoin Forsyth, Paul Lacey, Rian Dillon, Danny Owens, Peter Quigley.  All in all a very positive performance and one that we can build on for the future.

Mass for Lent

Mass will be celebrated every Wednesday evening at 8pm during lent in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim.  All welcome.

Community Games

We have a busy few weeks ahead of us. The Art and handwriting have been judged and the winners will be announced this week and the prizes presented.  Next Monday March 30th there will be a cross country in Rathdrum RFC to support Rathdrum Community Games. Registration is at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Races are from U-6 to U-14 with and entry fee of €3 per child. We would hope to have as many children as possible to take part as it is so close to Aughrim.  There will be no Monday night training now till after Easter, Monday April 13th as most of the coaches will be in Rathdrum on Monday March 30th.

Our Area Athletics Finals will take place on Monday April 20th in the community field Aughrim. These are the qualifiers for Shillelagh, County Wicklow Athletic Finals on Saturday June 13th. Registration will be at 6pm.  We hope all our children will participate as it’s a fun evening. On the same night we would hope to run off some of the field events and the boys U-12 and girls U-14 Long puck. Look forward to seeing all our athletes taking part.


Active Retirement

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7th at 2.30 pm when we will be having a session of ‘Laughter Yoga’ which will have us all rocking in the aisles! Why not come along and join in the fun? We are planning a three day trip to Wexford on April 27th places still available contact Margaret Brady  040236660.   During the Bealtaine Festival in May we will be having an illustrated talk on the restoration of Preban Cemetery as well as the Dawn Chorus on Sunday, May 24th.

Mass of the Angels

On Sunday May 3rd in Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim the Sunday Mass at 10.30 am will be dedicated as a Mass of the Angels.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all the families in the locality who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, around the time of birth or a child who died young.  Any parents or siblings who are bereaved and would like to participate in the ceremony (for readings, prayers of the faithful, offertory gifts etc.) text or call 087-6107687.

Special Olympics Ireland’s Annual Collection Day  – Friday 24th April

Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers in the Wicklow area to help with our charity Collection Day on Friday April 24th. Collection Day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that Special Olympics Ireland can continue to realise its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area. Special OIympics Ireland is looking for volunteers across the day, so if you can commit to the full day or even just an hour, please contact Emma Horgan on 085 803 1112 or

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