Aughrim notes week May 9

Mass of the Angels
On Saturday evening May 14th, in Church of the Sacred Heart Aughrim, the Vigil Mass at 8pm will be celebrated as “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.  The “Avondale Voices” Choir will be present to enhance the ceremony.  Any parents or siblings who are bereaved and would like to participate in the ceremony, completing readings, prayers of the faithful, offertory gifts, please contact 087-6107687 if you wish to assist.

Community Games
Athletics training continues every Monday as the children prepare for the County Finals in Shillelagh on Saturday June 11th. The Art and handwriting results will be through this week with the finalists taking part in the County Art and Handwriting competition in Dunlavin on Sunday May 29th. Our tag rugby and soccer teams will be playing their county finals the week of the 16th May. Well done to all our community games participants. It’s a great 2016 so far.

Vintage Tractor & Car Run
Wicklow Vintage Club will present a tractor and car run in Ballycoog on Sunday 15th May. It will start from the Ballycoog cross roads at 12 noon. Refreshments will be served and all proceeds are in aid of Ballycoog Church Fund.  Please come along and support this family day out.

Run The Rock
Registration for ‘Run The Rock 11K Challenge’(4th year) takes place on Saturday  June 4th at 11.00am and is now open for registration on .  This fundraising event is organised by Aughrim GAA Club committee and has become a very popular local event.  This trail run starts and finishes at the Brooklodge Hotel and is open to both runners and walkers.  The first 3K is a formidable climb to the top of Cushbawn mountain. From here on its downhill to lap the Sean Linehan Walk and then back up to the Brooklodge  Hotel,  finish line for well earned refreshments.  There is also a shorter 3.5K loop to cater for families and kids.  Entry: Individual €20 online, Team of four €60 online, Individual On the day €25.   Family 3.5k €10  For any further information contact any member of Aughrim GAA Club committee.

Active Retirement
Thanks to Florence for an inspiring and artistic flower arrangements demonstration at our May meeting.  Our next outing will be to The Delta Centre and Ducketts Grove on Tuesday 24th May. We will meet at Lawless’ Hotel at 10.30am. Bus will cost €15 per person to be paid on the day.
Juvenile Notes
The U8 & U10 footballers travelled the short distance to Annacurra on Saturday morning last. The sky cleared of rain and everything was set to go. With both clubs having 2 teams at each grade there were some right games of football. Each and every child enjoyed their morning of games and are already looking forward to their next games. We would like to thank our neighbours for their hospitality. The U8 & U10 hurlers travel to Kiltegan on Friday night next to take on the local teams. Training continues every Tuesday night 6.30 to 7.15 for football and 7.15 to 8.00 for hurling and new players are always welcome.

Luke O’ Toole’s
On Monday night last the U12 hurlers entertained a well drilled Glenealy team. The team lost out in the end by 2-05 to 0-02, They were unlucky to concede 2 goals in the first half and had ample shots themselves but just couldn’t convert their chances. It was a good team performance and they will continue to improve as the season goes on.
The U14 hurlers relinquished their County Feile crown on Tuesday night last when they lost out to Michael Dwyer’s by 2-04 to 2-01 in the County Grounds. Luke’s were dealt a major blow even before the sliotar was thrown in, with the news that one of their star hurlers was out injured. Nevertheless the 20 other players put in a mighty performance, none more so than John Toomey, who played the captains role and lead from the front. Oisin Dillon had his best game ever for the club in goal and Cillian McDonald, Oisin Dunne and Bradley Hickey all played out of their skins. It was level at full time at 1-04 to 2-01, so extra time had to be played. With no team giving an inch in extra time it looked like it would go to a replay but with virtually the last puck of the game, Dwyer’s managed to get the all important score to win the game. Luke’s lacked some fire power up front and will work on this over the coming weeks and months. The team will now travel to An Gaeltacht in Waterford to compete in Div 6 of the All- Ireland Feile on 17-19 June, and with a full team to pick from they will be expecting to come home with another All-Ireland title this year. As you can imagine, the Feile trip comes with a lot of expense, we are hoping that the local business in both Tinahely and Aughrim will help us raise the funds needed to bring home another All- Ireland

New to You Charity Shop
Helping towards the upkeep of the Pavilion, Fishing Park and village of Aughrim.   We are appealing for donations of saleable goods – bric a Brac, clothing, small pieces of furniture toys etc.  If you have something that you have no further use for but feel it would suit someone else please donate.  Our opening hours are 10 – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday.

The numbers: 3, 8, 24 and 26 were drawn in the Sports club lotto on Monday May 2nd.. Match three winners were: , Joan Kelly Sean Ivers and Barbara Curran   The jackpot is €8400.

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