U12 Boys

Athlone U12 Boys 2018
Gearoid O'Duibhir
Trevor Nicholson
Garrycastle U12 Shield Final
Athlone 4-12 Millmore Gaels 3-12
Well done to our u12 boys who had a hard fought win over Millmore Gaels in the shield final of the Garrycastle Tournament after extra time. Athlone started the game well aided by a strong breeze and were 7 points to the good at half time. However early in the second half Millmore took the initiative and took the lead with 5 minutes to go. The Athlone lads never gave up and were awarded with an Ian Rushe goal in the dying minutes to bring the game to extra time. Both defences were in top throughout extra time but a looping goal from Conor Hughes proved the all-important score on the night. This was a fantastic game of football from both sides and captain Lorcan McCormack collected the trophy on behalf of the victorious Athlone team. Panel : Evan McMicken, Ruairi O'Duibhir, Kyle Mahon, Rory McMicken, Kyle Greene, Cathal Hardiman (0-01), Adam Casey (0-01), Shane Wheatley (0-02), Lorcan McCormack (0-02), Darragh Lough, Luke Nicholson(1-06), Cillian Geary, Ian Rushe (1-00), Tiernan Mitchell (0-02), Conor Hughes (2-01), Cillian McGowan, Shane Killian, John Fleming, Cillian Donlon, Brandon Varszegi, Jack Larkin, Cian Dolan, Jeffrey Idahosa, Brian Gill, Daniel Tierney, Patrick Hussey, Ben Manning (inj),

Semi-Final Garrycastle Tournament - 
Athlone 2-11    St Lomans 0-05
Well done to our u12 team who travelled to St Lomans in the middle of Storm Bronagh to take on St Lomans in the Semi-final of the Garrycastle tournament. Athlone hit the ground running from the start and a tidy soccer style finish from Conor Hughes set them on the way with an early goal. Lomans settled and kicked two frees but Athlone hit back again with some great scores from play from Jeffrey Idahosa and Cillian Geary. Athlone’s second goal came from some great link up play between Cillian Geary and Luke Nicholson with Luke rifling the ball to the top of the net to send Athlone in at the break leading 2-03 to 0-02. Athlone kicked on from there in the second half and three scores from the half back line of Shane Wheatley, Kyle Mahon and Adam Casey set the stall for the second half. Athlone were always in control and closed out the scoring with a couple of well taken points from Tiernan Mitchell.  This was a super performance from every one of the players in a very physical game. We would like to wish Ben Manning our keeper a speedy after breaking his wrist in the game. Also a big thanks to all the parents who travelled over to Mullingar in poor weather conditions. Up next are Millmore Gaels in the final.

Panel: Ben Manning, Ruairi O’Duibhir, Cathal Hardiman, Shane Killian, Shane Wheatley (0-01), Kyle Mahon (0-01), Adam Casey (0-01), Kyle Greene, Lorcan McComack, Jeffrey Idahosa (0-01), Luke Nicholson (1-04), Cilliary Geary (0-01), Ian Rushe, Tiernan Mitchell (0-02), Conor Hughes (1-00), Cillian McGowan, Evan McMicken, John Fleming, Jack Larkin, Rory McMicken, Brandon Varszegi.

U12 Westmeath - Athlone GAA v The Downs

On a sunny June evening our u12 team headed east to Mullingar for a game versus The Downs. Depleted in numbers due to Community Games, holidays and injuries, 14 lads togged out and give it their all in an extremely competitive and sporting game. The sides were tied at half-time at 2-5 apiece, with the Athlone goals coming from Ben Murray and Luke Nicholson. 3 quick goals by the Downs mid-way through the second half seemed to have killed off the game but Athlone rallied and never gave up kicking 8 points in a row to bring the game back within our grasp. Unfortunately it wasn't to be and the lads fell short by 1 point on a score-line of Athlone 2-17 - The Downs 6-6. This was a super performance from a great bunch of players and they should be very proud of themselves.

Team and scorers. Kyle Greene, Cillian McGowan, Cian Dolan, Shane Wheatley (0-2), Josh Baine (0-1),  Ian Rushe, Lorcan McCormack (0-1), Kyle Mahon, Darragh Lough, Tiernan Mitchell (0-6), Ben Murray (1-1), Brandon Varszegi (0-1), Luke Nicholson (1-5), Boris Zhang.


U12s v St. Lomans
Our U11 & U12 Boys played St Lomans Mullingar last Saturday morning.  Well done to all involved some fantastic football played by both teams.  Our U11s had a narrow defeat while our U12s dug out a great 1 point win.  Well done lads.  See match photos on Athlone GAA Official facebook page.  Thanks as always to Padraig Devaney, Photographer.