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Corr: Sean McGauran. E-mail: or phone 087-6992012

Golf Society

Hit & Miss Golf society Captain Day was held in the wonderful Slieve Russell Golf Club. A total of 18 members attended and the course was in pristine condition as usual. The scoring on the day was high with Thomas McKeon coming out the winner with 38pts on a count back. Thomas achieve the double as Captain prize winner and Golfer of the year for 2015. Gerry Donohue was second on 38 pts. John Carragher was third with 37 pts. Our Captain Joe organised a great day and also presented us with great prizes. We all retreated to the Breffni Hotel, Arva for a lovely meal and we thank Eamonn Gray and his staff for looking after us so well. Well done Joe Mulligan on your year as Captain and the best of good luck to Michael Francis McKeon in 2016.

Men’s Group

The group has reconvened their weekly meeting on Friday from 12 - 3pm, delighted to welcome many new members. Our autumn trip on November 6th to Sligo Folk Park. Anyone interest in trip please book you seat with any club member or contact Breda 043 3347515.

Benefit Dance

A Benefit Dance for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Monday 16th November 2015. Tickets will also be on sale in Aughnacliffe Post Office.


A very important meeting will be held in the community centre, Aughnacliffe on Friday, 30th October at 8.30pm with a view to enlisting more volunteers to provide cover at both Churches in the parish for funerals and other events that take place in our Churches. At the moment this work is been done by a small group of volunteers who give generously of their time whenever called upon but their is a need for a much bigger panel of people, especially from the Purth end of the parish to help out with stewarding both in and outside the Church at removals and funerals. If you would like to help out please come along to the meeting on Friday 30th.

GAA News

Lotto results 21/09/15. Draw in Creegan’s. Numbers drawn were 3, 10, 13, 20, no winner. €20 winners: Michael & Sharon Murtagh, Cabra. Michael McNally, Ballinamuck, c/o Nellie. Josh Hall, Aughnacliffe. Lauren Hall, Aughnacliffe. Jackpot €6,200. 28/09/15 draw in Murtagh’s. Numbers drawn were 12, 19, 23, 28, no winner. Deirdre Hourican, Dunbeggan. Nadine & Michaela McKeon, c/o Nellie. Margaret Seery, Arva, c/o Nellie. Bridie McCabe, Drumhaldry, c/o Nellie. Jackpot €6,250. 05/10/15 draw in Reilly’s. Numbers 2, 11, 17, 22, no winner. €20 winners - Aodhan Walsh, Pulladoey. Sean & Grace McGauran, Sonnagh. Dermot Murphy, Aughagragh. Brian O’Hara, Carrickduff. Jackpot €6,300. 12/10/15 draw in Dolan’s, numbers 15, 26, 28, no winner. €20 winners - Brendan McCabe, Cornadrung. Bernadette Reilly, Smear. Shauna & Daniel Reilly, c/o Kevin Reilly. Declan Reilly, Smear. Jackpot €6,350.

U-21s win

Our U-21 team had another good win in the championship on Saturday evening when the scored a 1-20 to 2-6 win over a Kenagh/Moydow amalgamation. Next up is the Drumlish/ Dromard amalgamation on Bank holiday Monday. Good luck to all involved.

Joker Game

On this week joker game Andrew McKeon found the 10 of Hearts, so no jackpot for Andy. Next week is Natasha Madden with the jackpot at 868 euro.


Sincere condolence to the family an friends of the late Sean Kiernan, The Dolmens, Aughnacliffe and late of Cartonmarkey whose funeral took place on Saturday last in Purth Church. May he rest in Peace.