Aughrim notes week September 18th


Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes in Aughrim

Beginners Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes commencing Friday 6th October 10 – 11 am in Aughrim Sports Complex.  On-going Beginners Evening Classes Wednesdays 7-8pm. Learn gentle flowing healing movements that relieve stress, improve flexibility and mobility.  Cost € 80 for a block of 8 classes.  For enquiries or to book a place call Ann Martin 087/6081219. email: solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com.  Ann is a registered instructor with the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong. She is also a registered practitioner of Solar Sound Healing. See www.jadesunschool.com


The numbers: 2, 6, 7 and 26 were drawn in the sports club lotto on Monday last September 11th.  Match three winners were: Willie O’Loughlin and Ann O’Shea. The jackpot was not won. The jackpot is €1950.

Active Retirement

Welcome back to all our members after the Summer break. Our guest speaker this month was Neil Gallagher M.P.S.I., our local Pharmacist. Thank you Neil for a very informative talk and lots of sound advice on medicines. Chair Yoga will commence on Tuesday September 19th at 10.30am. Please bring €10 in an envelope with your name, on the day.  A Pottery course start on Mondays from 2-4pm for 6 weeks from October 9th to 20th November 20th, bank holiday Monday October 30th excepted. Tuition is free thanks to a grant from KWETB, but there will be a charge of €25 for materials.  The Rathmines/Rathgar Musical Society’s production of My Fair Lady, will take place in the National Concert Hall / An Ceoláras Náisiúnta on Saturday November 18th at 2.30pm Those interested in going should bring an envelope containing €36, with their name on it to our October meeting. The bus fare will depend on the numbers going.  Anyone interested in a three day break in Wexford should let any committee member know as soon as possible.

Community Games

A new year begins. Athletics training is back on Monday September 18th at 7pm. Training is for all School going children and upwards.  There will be a quick chat with parents before hand. We have lost a couple of coaches so as always we are asking for more volunteer to help and keep our great club going. Once again TY students are very welcome to do their An Gaisce award with us so please come along too. Looking forward to seeing everybody.

Aughrim Juvenile GAA

The U11 footballers of Aughrim completed a very successful year in Ballinakill last weekend to lift the Mini Festival final trophy with a very good win over Shillelagh. The team had earlier won the Group 4 league.

On finals days the team with a very strong wind at their back got off to a very slow start, to lead by 2-03 to 1-01 after 20 minutes,. They hit a purple patch just before the break and scored 2-02 without reply to go in at 4-05 to 1-01, the question now was, would it be enough facing in to the wind for the second half?. Shillelagh hit 1-02 in the 1st 3 minutes on the restart and Aughrim’s lead was in big trouble. Some point blank saves by goalie Alex Evans seem to stem the tide but 2 further points from Shillelagh left it at 4-05 to 2-05 leaving only 2 goals in it with 15 still to play.

Lorcan Toomey scored a great point on 14mins to give Aughrim some breathing space and when Cian Keogh struck for goal on 18mins the game was slipping from Shillelagh, Shillelagh kept fighting all the way and with 1-02 it was back to a 2 goal game with approx 5 minutes of injury time still to play, however it was to be Aughrim’s day with Conaill O’ Brien hitting the net and Cian Keogh adding a further point to leave the final score 6-07 to 3-06. A well deserved victory.

Well done to the players and coaches on a great year; 2017 Panel – Alex Evans, James Lambert, Ryan Kinsella, Darragh Rice, Conor Wilson, Sam Healy, Charlie O’ Connor, Tom Healy, John Fanning, Conaill O’ Brien, Lorcan Toomey, Marc O’ Shea, Colm McGuckian, Jack Byrne, Cian Keogh, Alex Galligan Howes, Corey O’ Toole, Layton O’ Neill, Darragh Fox, Mikey Keogh.
The U13’s  footballers kept their ambitions of winning the B Championship  well and truly alive with a comprehensive victory over St Pats. they just need one more win to secure a final spot, so best of luck to the team over the coming weeks, here’s hoping they will go all the way. 

The U12 Luke O’ Toole’s hurlers travelled to Carryduff, South Belfast, last weekend to play in a 16 team tournament, unfortunately they were knocked out at the Qtr final stage by the eventual winners. The team played some fantastic hurling on the day and will have learnt a lot from the experience. The players certainly had the crack and bonded well together. Travelling outside the county to play in tournaments is a great way to improve skills and will be looked at again next year.

With all the juvenile teams still in action at the business end of the season it would be great to see more support coming from the club. the U11 Hurlers play in their mini festival final this Saturday, so if you have a bit of spare time on Sat morning why not come along to Ballinakill and watch them in action.

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