It is with regret that we announce the untimely death of John Mc Ginley father of Patricia Carton and grandfather of Conor, Stephen and Aisling. Many of our club members will recall John (and his dog) spending hours and hours working on the flower beds at the rear of the club house leading to pitch 2 and 3 in recent years. John (formerly of Clancy Rd., Finglas) predeceased by his loving wife, Rebecca and his dear sister Maureen. Much loved and very sadly missed by his five children, Tommy, John, Robbie, David and Patricia, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Pat and Peter, sister Marie, relatives, friends and past colleagues.John is being waked at his home in Rath Lodge, Ashbourne, Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Saturday morning (Oct 18th) to The Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St Declan's Cemetery, Ashbourne. Family flowers only. Donations please to Ashbourne and District Senior Citizens and The Mater Foundation.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Members are advised that we have car stickers available for purchase in the club at a very reasonable €1 each. All members are asked to show their support for the team by dispalying these on your car.
A wonderful event this motning at the Camogie club 5km run/walk.
We have flags (large & small), car flags, bunting and other novelty items in club colours available for sale in the club shop. The shop is open Mon - Fri 9-6 (lunch 1-2) and Sat morning 9.30 - 12. We will aslo open on Fri 17th from 7pm.
As you may all know by now the senior footballers are in their first County final since 1943 on Sunday 19th October. The game forms part of a double header where the replay of the Junior A final with act as a curtain raiser. The time table forday is as follows:
13.30 - Junior Football Final Replay - St.Peter's Dunboyne vs Cortown
15.30 - Senior Football Final - Donaghmore Ashbourne vs O Mahonys
Some points to note for members as a huge crowd will be expected at the final. Get there early and park in allocated car parking areas. In order to reduce delays at the turnstiles the County Board will be in the club on Friday Night the 17th Selling admission tickets in advance. Tickets prices are as follows: Adults €15, OAP's/Student €10 (with valid I.D.) Under 16's free.
Further updates later.
Congratulations to Nicola Molloy who collected her €12,000 on Sunday Night. Nicola is pictured with her niece Kayla and other family members as she receives her cheque from Mark Byrne and Michael Doherty, adult football committee who sold the winning tickets.
Nicola Molloy receives her €12,000 cheque
For the first time since 1943 Donaghmore Ashbourne will contest the Meath Senior Football Championship Final.
Donaghmore Ashbourne advanced past the semi final with a 2-14 to 0-12 win over Na Fianna. The match report is available here;
WELL DONE to our under 21 hurlers who put up a good display today in Kilmessan against Clanna Gael. The future looks good. Thanks to all who came along to support them. Don.ASH. abú!
The Adult football committee have openings for the following poistions:
Under 21 Management 2014 (This competition will be starting after the Senior Football championship)
Junior Football Management 2015
Anyone who would like to apply for these positions should contact Jackie at the reception.
Closing Date for Under 21 Position - Wednesday 8th October
Closing Date for Junior Position - Friday 24th October
As you may already know, the annual “Ashbourne and District Lions Club” Quiz Night is on again in the GAA Club on Friday November 7th This annual Quiz night is always a great event and last year attracted 25 tables (with 4 people per table). The Entrance Fee is €10 per Head and you can pay at the Door. It always proves to be a great nights fun and craic. 100% of all funds raised go to support numerous local charities particularly the “Winter Fuel appeal” at this time of the year where the Lions Club deliver much needed winter fuel in the local area before Christmas. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
There was no winner of the club Lotto Jackpot following Sunday Night's draw. The numbers drawn were 05, 07, 15 and 21. We had two macth three winners Kay Casserly and Terry Tormey who receive €100 each. Next week's jackpot is €9,800. Thanks to all who supported the draw.
The Donaghmore Ashbpourne AGM will take place on Wednesday 26th November. Further details to follow.
Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA club are offering an Administrative Assistant internship position under the JobBridge programme. Information can be found by going to www.jobbridge.gaa.ie Click on "search for an internship" and put Donaghmore into the "keyword search".
Eyes down for Bingo every Thursday night at 8pm. Over €1000 in cash prizes.Current jackpot is at €1000.