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Aughnislafin GAC Notes
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THE Seniors played two league games in the past week and were defeated in both writes Geároid Ó Lionnacháin. 

First up was away to Ardglass last Monday evening. With a strong downfield wind it made for tricky conditions for both teams. Both teams only scored a solitary point when playing into the wind but wind assisted Ardglass hit 2-8 while the ‘Fin only managed a meagre 1-3. It finished Ardglass 2-9 Aughlisnafin 1-4. Scorers for the ‘Fin were Rory Murphy 1-0, Paul Flanagan 0-3 and Gerald Travers 0-1.

Last Friday evening the seniors were at home against Aghaderg. The Reds took a healthy six point lead into the half time interval which they never lost. Both teams shared the spoils in the second half scoring 0-3 apiece. Final score Aughlisnafin 0-5 Aghaderg 0-11. Scorers for the ‘Fin were James Brannigan 0-2, Paul Flanagan 0-1, Niall Duffy 0-1 and Breannain McComiskey 0-1.

Next match for the seniors is a tough outing this Friday away to Teconnaught where points have been hard to come by on previous visits. The throw in is at 6.45 pm. Training continues every Monday and Wednesday at 7 pm.

The Naomh Seosamh U-16’s were at home to Tullylish last Thursday evening. At half-time the visitors led 3-2 to 0-3. Despite their best efforts the amalgamated Aughlisnafin/Ballykinlar/Dundrum team were defeated by physically bigger opposition. Final score Naomh Seosamh 3-4 Tullylish 7-8. Next match is away to St John’s this Thursday at 6.45 pm.

The -12’s were without six of their regulars when they travelled to Ballynoe last Sunday morning to play Bright. With only four U-12’s available this allowed six U-10’s to step up from their grade and they battled gamely against older and better equipped opposition. Jack Keenan and Conor Matthews both on target for the ‘Fin. Team : A Flanagan, R King, A Lenaghan, C Matthews, N Sexton, M Croskery, C King, J Keenan, M Flanagan, O Maguire. Best wishes to Cathal Murphy who was unable to play due to injury and we hope to see him back on the field soon. As a result of the grading game Aughlisnafin have been placed in Division 3 along with Ardglass, Bredagh B, Carryduff C, Drumaness, Dundrum, Kilclief and Teconnaught. The first league game for the U-12’s will be away to Carryduff C this Sunday. Training every Thursday in Annsborough from 6 – 7 pm.

The U-14’s are away to Drumaness on Monday evening at 6.45 pm and will be at home to Ardglass next Monday evening at 6.45 pm. The U-14’s will also travel to Pairc Esler in Newry to take part in the Féile this Saturday. First games commence at 10.30 am. Travel arrangements will be advised at training this Thursday at 7.00 pm.

The Ladies played St John Bosco in a challenge game last Saturday evening in Newry. They will play another challenge game this Saturday when they host Carryduff B in Annsborough with the throw in at 6.45pm. Training continues every Monday and Thursday in Annsborough at 6.30 pm.

Cliona McComiskey and Rachel Quinn are currently training with the Down Ladies provisional U16’s squad and the club wish them well in their endeavours.

Well done to ‘Fin player Roisin McComiskey who starred for Dundrum in their U-14C league win over Carryduff B on Sunday. Roisin was superb in midfield and capped a fine display with a well taken point. Training for the Fin U14 girls every Tuesday night in Dundrum from 6.30-7.30 pm.

Go Games for the U-10’s (Year 6) will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. This first blitz will be held this Saturday commencing 10.30 am. The host club is Ardglass and the visiting teams are Aughisnafin, Bredagh and Kilcoo.

Go Games for the U-8’s (Year 4) will be held on the fourth Saturday of every month commencing Saturday 27 April.

The Active Start Nursery session for ages 3 – 5 are held every Saturday at 10.30 am in the Fin Hall.

Next meeting of the executive committee is next Wednesday 17 April at the Fin Hall.

The 49 Club winner was M Scullion (36) who won £45.

Lotto 3, 6, 7,10. Pauline Murnin matched 3 numbers and won £50. Jackpot now stands at £4,600.

The committee and members of Aughlisnafin GAC extend sincere condolences to our fellow members Joan and Philip King and juvenile playing members Ben, Ruari, Conall, Niamh and Lena and the wider family circle on the recent passing of their uncle/great uncle Junior Magee, Kilcoo. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.