Aughrim notes week September 11th


Community Games

Its September and its back to school time and for most Parents and children back to daily activities of some kind. Community Games is no different and after a break of the Summer months we are getting our heads together as a committee and gathering our coaches and volunteers to set up our plans for the new year. We hope to be back in the week or two.  Date to be confirmed in the Aughrim Community Sports Field and Complex for all children of four years and upwards preferably school going. We are always asking for more help so please if your child is taking part in the games and skills and running we would love to have you help and don’t worry there are always on going courses available to all interested people who help out to teach and guide you in the Coaching skills of running, games and skills.
We look forward to seeing everyong back in a couple of weeks. If you would like new club gear please click into the website.
http://www.kukrisports.ie/teamshop/aughrimacclubshop TRANSITION STUDENTS doing their An Gaisce Award are very welcome to volunteer to help with our athletics. Please come along or let one of the committee know you are interested

Aughrim Juvenile GAA

The U7 & U9 teams finished their playing season with a football & hurling monster blitz in Ballinakill over the past 2 weekends. The players have improved greatly this year and a big thank you must go to the hard work and dedication provided by their coaches, including Pauric Connell, Paul Cullen, Majella O’ Shea, Eoin O’ Connor, Mick Juste, Shane O’ Loughlin, Rory McIlhenney and Fiona McAllister.
The U11 footallers beat a strong Carnew team in their mini festival group match while the U11 hurlers beat Michael Dwyers on a score of 8-02 to 4-05 in their final mini festival group match, both U11 teams play in their Mini Festival finals over the following 2 Saturdays, with the footballers up first this Sat 16 Sept and the hurlers out the following Sat 23 Sept. The U13 footballers play St Pats this week in the championship, they had a good win in the first round against St Kevins so hopefully they can keep up their winning ways and continue their march to the Championship final. Best of Luck to all teams.

Derry Gaels
Congratulations to the U15 football team who have qualified for the semi final of the B Championship after a comprehensive win over Rathnew on a score of 5-12 to 0-03 and a very tough win against Clara Gaels where they eventually came out on top on a score of 2-09 to 2-05. The team failed to qualify for the semi-final stage last year but are a much improved side this year and are already looking forward to their semi final game.

Luke O’ Toole’s
It was a tough week at the office for the hurlers. The U13’s went down to Carnew by a single point in the championship having lead the game for so long, the U15’s also went down to Glenealy in their championship game. The U12 team made a huge effort and travelled to Carryduff in Co. Down to compete in an Ulster U12 hurling tournament.

The team played some fantastic hurling but lost out to Ballygalet, Co. Down, the eventual winners in the Qtr final of the cup competition. The players and management certainly learnt a lot from the games they played and this should stand to them in the future.

The club will certainly be interested in travelling to similar events in the future as it is a great opportunity to lift the standard of hurling in the club.

Well done to the panel of 16 players who had a great day out: C O’ Brien, C Lambert, O Keegan, D Fitzgerald, C O’ Connor, D Toomey, C O’ Toole, S O’ Toole, A Kavanagh, L Toomey, J Byrne, N Williams, G Mulhall, B Kealy, M O’ Shea, C Connelly.

The U13 hurlers are out again next Monday night and will need to win their game to stay in contention , while the U15 hurlers are out against Avondale Parnells on Wednesday and must win to  try and force a playoff, failing which they will play in the Shield Competition this year. Best of luck to both teams

Anniversary Mass for Fr. Edward Barry

The Second Anniversary Mass for Fr. Edward Barry will be celebrated in Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim  on Sunday the 17th. September at

Aughrim Set Dancing Class

Set Dancing with Paddy and Yvonne continues on Thursdays in the Community Hall Aughrim at 8.30pm. So why not come along and join us?There is a break for a cup of tea and a chat. Beginners always welcome.


Our youth club will be opening soon. Open to new and old members. No date as been fixed yet we are hoping to be opening before 3rd or 4th week of September all members will be notified and keep an eye out on Aughrim notes.
We are also looking for new leaders to help out please and training will be provided in due course. If anyone is interested please contact me on 086 2152629 or on rayhowes@gmail.com.

Cops and Donuts Fundraising event at the Bridgewater Shopping Centre

Cops and Donuts Fundraising event will descend upon the Bridgewater Shopping Centre on Saturday 9th September. This fun and novel event involves members of the Gardaí, Special Olympics athletes and volunteers selling donuts to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Eastern Region (which stretches from Arklow up to Balbriggan including Leixslip, Cellbridge and Maynooth).

The event will see the Bridgewater come alive when “Jelly” (the mascot), the Cops and Donuts market stall take centre stage on the day. Karen Treacy, Regional Fundraising Coordinator said “Cops and Donuts is a fun filled event and we are thrilled to be bringing it to Arklow for the third time. We are so grateful for the support from members of the Gardaí, Athletes and Volunteers including volunteers from Arklow Vikings and Avondale Allstars Special Olympics Club and the Bridgewater Shopping Centre. From 10am – 6pm on Saturday 9th you can treat yourself to a delicious fresh donut in the Bridgewater while supporting a great cause.

The delicious donuts are the produce of Kelly’s Bakery in Wexford. A pack of 2 donuts will be available for €2 and €5 for a pack of 6. Please come out and support this great cause and their inspiring athletes.

Cops and Donuts is a worldwide event for Special Olympics organised by the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee. Currently, close to 90,000 police professionals in over 35 countries participate in this worldwide effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.

Aughrim & District Active Retirement

Chair Yoga will resume on Tuesday 19th September at 10.30 am in the Sports Complex.
The Committee welcomes back all members after the Summer break.


Yoga classes in Aughrim Sports Complex. Mixed level, beginners welcome. New 6 wk courses commencing Sept 13th & 14th. Wednesdays 8-9.15pm and Thursdays 10-11.15am. Cost €60. Call/text Yvonne 0876778733 to book or for more details. Spaces are limited


Pilates – Aughrim Sports Complex beginning Tuesday September 12th 5:15pm and 6:30pm (beginners and improvers), 7:45pm (advanced).  Wednesday September 13th 10am (mixed level), 11:15am (mum and baby).  6 week course €60, drop in €12.  Please contact Thérese (087)7731106 or email pilates@tmpilates.com


NEW…Pop-up ‘Alive Cafe’ serving organic brunch, teas, coffees, scones and more at your local Aughrim Town & Country Market on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.

A wide range of local produce on offer including meat, chemical free fresh fruit & vegetables, home baked bread & cakes, farm fresh eggs, jams & chutneys, freshly cooked fritattas and more. Free tastings available and entry to a weekly draw when you make a purchase.
Our craft section offers inspirational gift ideas, jewellery and aran knits.

A special welcome to our new stallholders and if you are interested in joining our team please contact Caroline at:-  086 0865838.



The numbers: 13, 16, 21 and 23 were drawn in the Sports Club Lotto on Monday September 4th.  There was one match three winner of €150, Ray Stapleton.  The jackpot was not won. The jackpot now stands at €1800. Next draw will be held on Monday Sept. 11th in O’Tooles.

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