Aughrim notes week April 16th


Active Retirement
Our trip to Dail Eireann takes place this Wednesday April 18th. The bus will leave Lawless’ Hotel at 10.30am. Lunch is in Buswell’s Hotel at 12.30pm. We will be at Dail Eireann for 2.30pm. The next issue of our magazine will be out shortly. Orla’s Kitchen in Arklow will be providing the catering for the Garden Party in June. More information will be given at our May meeting.

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes in Aughrim
Learn gentle flowing healing movements that relieve stress, improve flexibility and mobility.  Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes every Wednesday evening from 7 – 8 pm &  Friday Mornings 10 – 11 am at Aughrim Sports & Leisure Complex. Beginners Welcome.  Cost € 80 for a block of 8 classes.For enquiries or to book a place call Ann Martin 087/6081219.  Email:  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


The numbers: 3, 10, 14 and 19 were drawn in the sports club lotto on Monday last  April 9th.  Match three  winners were: Lorcan Kavanagh, Christy O’Brien, Jimmy Carroll, Conor Phelan, Liam Fanning and Padraig c/o Eithne.   The jackpot was not won.   The jackpot is €2400.

Juvenile GAA
While the weather is playing havoc with fixtures and training, Aughrim juveniles have a lot to be proud of in the opening weeks of the new season.

The U8 football team had the honour of playing in Croke Park a couple of weeks ago, and they did themselves and their families proud, when gracing the 82,000 seater stadium. They played their game with gusto and climbed the Hogan stand as mini All-Ireland winners. Thanks to Paul Cullen, Shane O’ Loughlin, Padraig Connell and Declan O’ Brien for looking after the team on the day.

The U13 footballers had a great win over AGB, 1-14 to 2-05 to get their campaign off to a winning start. It was a really tough game and the management were happy to come away with the win.

The U11 hurlers with a panel of over 30 kids put 2 teams in to the hurling league this year, 1 in Div 1 and the other in Div2. Both teams put in solid performances to win their games.

The Div 1 team beat Michael Dwyers convincingly on a combined score of 32pts to 4pts, while the Div 2 team beat Bray Emmets 8pts to 5pts.

The U7 and U9 hurlers braved the weather to play in a monster blitz in Ballinakill on Sat last, all these young children played some fantastic hurling and won most of their games, they haven’t trained outdoors yet, so we have the great indoor hurling facility to thank for having these young lads ready for the game.

The Luke O’ Toole’s U14 hurling team came up short in the County Feile this year, with the weather hampering preparation, they were very rusty on the day winning 1 and loosing 2 of their games. So we failed to qualify for the All- Ireland competition for the 1st time in 4 years.
The schools 5th & 6th class boys hurling team beat all around them in the South school blitz last week  while the 3th & 4th class boys footballers were beaten in their final.

Congratulations to Lorcan Toomey, Conaill O’ Brien, Ciara Connolly, Eimear Keenan and  Niamh Whelan  who won the Schools South Skills competition last week in hurling, football, camogie and ladies football and now go on to the County final, the winners will have the honour of representing Wicklow in Croke Park at a big game later in the year, so best of luck to all.

The Luke O’ Toole U13 hurlers play Glenealy this Monday night in Glenealy, the U15 footballers play Annacurra in Annacurra at 7.15 on Wednesday night and the U11 footballers play St Pats in Wicklow also at 7.15 on Wednesdaynight. The Aughrim U14 Football team take part in the Football Feile this Friday night In Tinahely and hopefully Saturday morning in Ballinakill. We wish all teams success and all support is greatly appreciated.


Aughrim Town & Country Market at the Pavilion every Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Enjoy a relaxing sociable morning, catching up with friends and neighbours over a tasty breakfast/brunch or delicious home bakes with a choice of organic barista-style coffees.     You will find a great selection of local organic fruit & vegetables, fresh farm eggs, jams, chutneys, home baked breads & cakes, fresh meat and lots more including aran knits and handcrafts.    Visit the thrift shop, playground or enjoy a leisurely walk around the fishing lake….you may even catch a glimpse of the bowlers on the bowling green.   For further details please contact Caroline 086 0865838.


We played Enniskerry last Saturday away and lost out by two points in a very close game.Our failure to convert good possession into scores continues to be a big obstacle in closing out these games. We were one point behind at half time and started the second half brightly and were soon ahead but the concession of a goal half way through the second half left us chasing the game. A well taken goal from Rory O’ Brien  left just two points between the teams but despite having the majority of the possession for the remainder of the game we persisted in trying  to work a goal when points were there for the taking. All and all a very frustrating game from an Aughrim point of view.

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