Club Notes


Club Notes - Monday, 15th October

posted 15 Oct 2018, 13:17 by Athlone GAA

Fixtures
Saturday 20th October
U20s v Maryland/Tang in 1st round of Championship at 3.30pm

Halloween Camp
Halloween GAA Camp for boys and girls age 5 to 12 in Athlone GAA from Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November from 10am-2.30pm (early drop off 9am)  Cost only €45 for first child, €40 for second and €35 for third, discount of €5 when you book online. Register online at  http://athlone.gaa.ie or contact Darren on 086-8055354.  Everyone Welcome.
#FitnessFriendshipFun #Athlone #Gaa

Dinner Dance
Everyone is invited to the End of Year Club Dinner Dance & Reunion of 1988, 1991 and 1998 Senior Championship Winning Teams takes place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday, 16th November. Dinner at 8pm & DJ til late.  Tickets €25 available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie   Also you can contact Rory Byrne at 087 9527671, Damian Lawlor 086 8282255 or Joe Finlass 086 0757582.  Tickets selling fast so get yours now for what promises to be a great night.

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),

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €1,500 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 3-10-25-30.
There were two match three winners.
Joe Seery c/o Liam Roper.
Carpenter`s Wife c/o Liam Roper.
Next weeks jackpot will be €1,650.

Bingo:
Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Sweeney Family, Castlequarter..
The Murray Family, The Park.
The Scanlon Family, Garrycastle.
The Shine Family, Kielty.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - 8th October

posted 10 Oct 2018, 14:15 by Athlone GAA

    back Johnny Martin, Jason Ukatu, Jason Rushe, Josh Kenny, Owen McNamara, Luke O'Connell
front David Marlow, Colm Seery, Dano McMonagle, Kian Mitchell & Piaras Rohan)

Westmeath U13 Boys 
Congratulations to all the Athlone U13 Boys  who represented Westmeath versus Offaly last Saturday in Pairc Chiarain; Well done lads, you did the Club & County proud.  Westmeath U13 development squads takes place in Pairc Chiarain at 10am.

U12 Boys
Well done to our outstanding u12 team who won the shield final of the Garrycastle Tournament last night on a scoreline of 4-12 to 3-12 after extra time versus Millmore Gaels. Both sets of players were a credit to their clubs and what an outstanding game of football it was. Well done lads !

Halloween Camp
Halloween GAA Camp in Athlone GAA from Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November from 10am-2.30pm (early drop off 9am)  Cost only €45 for first child, €40 for second and €35 for third, discount of €5 when you book online.  Register online on left of this page  or contact Darren on 086-8055354  #FitnessFriendshipFun #Athlone #Gaa

Dinner Dance
Everyone is invited to the end of Year Club Dinner Dance & Reunion of 1988, 1991 and 1998 Senior Championship Winning Teams takes place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday, 16th November.  Dinner at 8pm & DJ til late.  Tickets €25 available online on main page or on left of website   Also you can contact Rory Byrne at 087 9527671, Damian Lawlor 086 8282255 or Joe Finlass 086 0757582.  

Lotto Results:
There was one winner of this weeks €7,950 jackpot.
Paddy Bannon c/o L Roper
The numbers drawn were 9-15-19-23
There were 6 match three winners.
Eoin Hayden c/o Amby Fogarty
Maeve Hayden c/o Amby Fogarty
Paddy Bannon c/o L Roper
Liam McManus c/o L Roper
Caroline Heavin c/o T Heavin
Aidan & Sandra c/o M Collins
Next weeks jackpot will be €1,500.
Play online at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Bingo:
Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Club Notes - 1st October

posted 5 Oct 2018, 15:18 by Athlone GAA

Dinner Dance

End of Year Club Dinner Dance & Reunion of 1988, 1991 and 1998 Senior Championship Winning Teams takes place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Friday, 16th November.  Dinner at 8pm & DJ til late.  Tickets €25 available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie   Also you can contact Rory Byrne at 087 9527671, Damian Lawlor 086 8282255 or Joe Finlass 086 0757582.  Everyone invited for what promises to be a fantastic night.


Fixtures

Friday 5th October

Athlone minor girls are at home to Ballymahon in a challenge at 8pm


Saturday 6th October

Westmeath U13 development squads takes place in Pairc Chiarain at 10am.


Lotto Results:

There was no winner of this weeks €7,800 jackpot.

The numbers drawn were 10-20-22-25.

There were four match three winners.

Conor Small c/o Luke Small.

Mags Daly c/o Mags Daly.

Joe Murphy c/o Tony Heavin.

Dina Flanagan c/o Bingo.

Next weeks jackpot will be €7,950.

Play online at www.athlone.gaa.ie


Athlone GAA Golfing Society:

On Saturday last the members of the Athlone GAA Golfing Society travelled to Portumna Golf Club for their latest outing.

The following were the prize winners.

1st Prize: Martin Flynn (40pts).

2nd Prize: Brian Melinn (35pts).

3rd Prize: Tommy Dolan (35pts).

Front Nine: Patrick Melinn (17pts).

Back Nine: Philip O`Farrell (19pts).

Nearest the Pin: Lily O`Sullivan.


Bingo:

Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.


Vote of Sympathy:

The Rohan Family, Hillquarter, Coosan on the sudden death of Dave, father of our U14 player Piaras.

The Naughton Family, Athlone.

The Heavin Family, Clonbrusk.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday 10th September

posted 10 Sep 2018, 13:01 by Athlone GAA


​​​​​SFC Group 1
Athlone 0-12 The Downs 3-12
Our seniors' bid to reach the knockout stages of this year's senior championship suffered a setback when they were well beaten by The Downs in this Group 1 Round 4 clash played in Cusack Park on Saturday evening.

Athlone actually started brightly, but missed several chances to take the lead and instead it was The Downs who opened the scoring after five minutes.  Another Downs point was followed by their opening goal, before John Connellan opened Athlone's account, but three more Downs points gave them a seven-point lead midway through the half.  A pair of John Connellan frees, either side of a Shane Allen point, brought Athlone back into the game, but they were dealt a further blow when they conceded a second goal.  Diarmuid Martin and Alan Gaughan added a pair of well-taken scores late in the half, but Athlone still went in at the break trailing by seven points, 2-7 to 0-6.

The Downs stretched their lead with a point straight from the restart, but Athlone then enjoyed their best period of the game and fine points from the returning Ray Connellan (0-2), Daniel Reid and Shane Allen reduced the gap to four.  Unfortunately, however, Athlone missed chances to reduce the gap even further and The Downs regained the initiative and three consecutive points put daylight between the sides again.  Despite late scores from Daniel Reid and Alan Gaughan, Athlone never looked like getting the goal they needed to get themselves back into the game and instead it was The Downs who added a third deep into stoppage time to leave the final score 3-12 to 0-12 in their favour.

This result means that Athlone's final group match versus Killucan will be winner take all clash, with the victor taking the last available quarter-final spot from Group 1.  Throw-in for this crucial game will be at 6pm this Saturday, September 15th in Moate and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Athlone:  Conor Devaney, Matthew Darling, Damien Kelly, James Finlass, Jordan Marshment, Noel Mulligan, Shane Allen (0-2), Alan Gaughan (0-2), Darren Magee, Kieran Colclough, Ray Connellan (0-2), Stephen Ward, Ryan Gaffey, Jack Quinn, John Connellan (0-3) Subs Used:  Diarmuid Martin (0-1), Daniel Reid (0-2), Tom Egan, John Stapleton, Fergal Murray.

Fixtures
Saturday 15th September
Athlone U11 boys are at home to The Downs at 11 o’clock

Saturday 22nd September
Athlone U8 girls are in Caulry for a Blitz with Caulry, Garrycastle, St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s, Goldsmith Girls & Milltown
Athlone U10 boys will be in Clann na nGael for Tournament finals
 
Saturday 29th September
Westmeath U13 boys development squads, training.

Underage Football continues on Sunday at 11.30am.  Boys and girls age 4 upwards welcome, come along and get it a go!  Any queries, contact Joe Fallon at 086 846731.

Cake Sale to raise much needed funds for underage football take places in the Clubhouse on Sunday at 12.30pm.  Please drop off cakes buns etc from 11am.  Everyone please support.  Thank you.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €7,350 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 8-11-17-19.
There were three match three winners.
Alan Coffey c/o Brian Mulvihill.
Marie Sheilds c/o Teresa Small.
Karen Healy c/o Mags Daly.
Next weeks jackpot will be €7,500.

Congratulations:
Well done to Ritchie Greene on making the Underdogs Panel for the coming season.

Athlone GAA Golfing Society:
The President`s Prize (Pat McTiernan) was held on Saturday last in Cavan Golf Club.
There was a great turnout for our very popular president on a lovely day.
The following were the prizewinners.
Winner Eddie Kelly          
2nd  PJ Lenehan            
3rd Tommy Dolan           
4th  Sheila Geraghty      
First Ladies Prize  Lizzy OSullivan
Second Ladies Lily O'Sullivan
Front nine Olive Dolan
Back nine AnneMarie Hynes
Visitors Prize
1st   Michael O'Faoilean
2nd George Gunning
The next outing will be held at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 29th September.

Bingo:
Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Connaughton Family,Drumraney.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday 23rd July

posted 26 Jul 2018, 08:12 by Athlone GAA

SFC Group 1
Athlone 4-5 Coralstown-Kinnegad 0-8
A blistering start, which saw them score two superb goals in the opening 99 seconds, set our seniors on their way to a deserved win over Coralstown-Kinnegad in their opening Shay Murtagh sponsored Senior Football Championship Group game played in Cusack Park on Saturday evening.

A superb move straight from the throw-in led to Darren Magee blasting to the net after just 15 seconds and things got even better just over a minute later when Danny Reid went through the defence unchallenged before calmly side footing the ball past the keeper.  After the initial shock, Kinnegad settled and got on the board with two points, before John Connellan raised Athlone's first white flag on 10 minutes with a long-range effort.  After good move down the right sideline, Shane Allen dropped a high ball in on top of the square which caused problems for the full-back and Jack Quinn took advantage to slot home his side's third goal.  Kinnegad did respond almost immediately with a point, but that was to be their last score of the half and further points from Connellan and Quinn gave Athlone a three-goal lead at the break, 3-3 to 0-3.

After being blitzed in the opening minutes of the first period, Kinnegad were determined not to let the same thing happen in the second, and they struck the first three points of the half as they applied pressure high up the pitch.  A John Connellan free gave Athlone some breathing space, but the Reds responded almost immediately with a free of their own, before a superb effort from play from about 50 yards out left just five points between the sides at the midway point of the half.  This was to be their final score however, as the Athlone defence and midfield re-established control, although they did struggle to add the scores to put the game beyond their opponents.  Another Connellan free after 48 minutes was to be the final score from either side until two minutes into injury time, when James Finlass found Daniel Reid in behind the Kinnegad defence, and he gave the goalkeeper no chance with a powerful finish to seal a nine-point victory for his side.

Athlone:  Conor Devaney, Stephen Ward, Damien Kelly, Fergal Murray, Shane Allen, Noel Mulligan, James Finlass, Alan Gaughan, Darren Magee (1-0), Kieran Colclough, John Stapleton, Daniel Reid (2-0), Ryan Gaffey, Jack Quinn (1-1), John Connellan (0-4) Subs Used:  Matthew Darling, Diarmuid Martin, Paul Bannon, Tom Egan.

JFC Group 3
Athlone 1-13 Tubberclair 0-13
Our junior team travelled out to Tubberclair for their second game of this year's championship and came away with the two points when they overcame the challenge of a determined home side after hard-fought Group 3 second round match.

Tubberclair were the better side in the early stages and led by 0-2 to 0-1 after 10 minutes, Athlone's score coming from a Ryan Gaffey free, before Athlone got into their stride and hit four points in as many minutes, all from Richie Greene.  Just as quickly, however, they surrendered the initiative and Tubberclair brought themselves level with a point from play and two frees.  Darren Costello restored Athlone's lead, but home side's dominance continued and they added another three points from placed balls in the final five minutes of the half to lead by 0-8 to 0-6 at the break.

The second half started as the first had ended, with the home side on top, and they stretched their lead with another pointed free.  However, just when it looked like the match might get away from Athlone. they again struck four points in as many minutes to bring themselves right back into it.  A point from Ryan Gaffey, followed by a Richie Greene free, reduced the gap to the minimum and half-time substitute Patrick McGettigan brought his side level with an excellent effort from distance, before veteran Emmet Collins put Athlone ahead.  The visitors had their tails up now and got in for the game's crucial score when a slick move led to Richie Greene blasting to the net.  The same player finished off another excellent move with a point and when Emmet Collins added a superb solo score, Athlone led by six points with 10 minutes to play.  Another free kept the hosts in touch, but Diarmuid Martin made the game safe with a well-taken point.  Tubberclair did apply lots of pressure in the closing minutes, but strong defence from the Athlone backs meant they were unable to create the goal chance that they needed, although they did add three further pointed frees to reduce the gap to just a goal at the final whistle.

Athlone:  Conor Devaney, Danny Lynam, Tom Egan, Shane Galvin, Andy Lynam, Matthew Darling, Colin O'Leary, Diarmuid Martin (0-1), David Fagan, Ryan Gaffey (0-2), Darren Costello (0-1), Donagh Prendergast, Emmet Collins (0-2), Benny Martin, Richie Greene (1-6) Subs Used:  Patrick McGettigan (0-1), Joe Fallon, Shane Kilroy-Glynn.

U16 Girls Championship
Athlone v Clan Gaels
Our U16 Girls played Clan Gaels in the championship on Tuesday.  After a difficult first half Athlone played much better in the second half and were unlucky not to get more from this game.  Some brilliant goalkeeping from Ivana kept Athlone in the game with Ava, Keeva, Leah, Aine and Kate all putting in good performances also.  With 2 games left before the playoffs Athlone need to win at lease one game to be sure of a playoff stop.

Underage football for boys and girls all ages continues Sunday at 11.30am.  Come along to Pairc Chiarain on Sunday or for any queries contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731. #fun #fitness #friendship. New Players Welcome.

Club Gear:
There will be limited supply of jerseys, shorts, socks, half zip training tops, beanie hats and gear bags on sale between 11am-1pm on Sunday in the Clubhouse or contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

Club Notes - Monday 16th July

posted 18 Jul 2018, 12:51 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​Adult Men's Championships
Our Senior men begin their Championship campaign on Saturday when they travel to Mullingar to take on Coralstown-Kinnegad in the first round of the Shay Murtagh Precast Senior Football Championship in Cusack Park, throw-in at 6pm.  In the Junior Championship, Athlone travel to Rosemount next Tuesday, July 24th, to take on the home side in a third round game with a 7.30pm start time.  Please support the lads in these very important matches.

We also host two championship games this Saturday, July 21st.  First up is Tubberclair versus Milltownpass in the Intermediate Championship at 6pm and this will be followed by Rosemount against Maryland in the Senior Championship at 7.30pm.  As our Seniors will be playing in Cusack Park at the same time, we will need volunteers to assist with parking, stewarding and the shop so anybody who can help in any way, please be in Páirc Chiaráin at 5.00pm.

Under 12 Girls
Athlone under 12 girls were in Mullingar last Thursday to take on Shamrocks in the second round of the U12 championship. This was a very even contest from start to finish with both teams having periods of dominance. The Athlone girls were performing well all over the pitch with excellent displays from Gemma Mannion, Merisa Kiripati and Lydia Mulvihill. 
At half time Athlone were behind by two points with Kayla Dunne having made a excellent save just before the break. Athlone were the better team in the second half and leveled the game with a goal from Ciara Hughes. Mullingar with time almost up attacked the Athlone goal and the quick actions of Aine Galvin and Abi Joyce cleared the danger. With time up and the teams level Athlone were awarded a 45. As the kick hit the post and went wide the two teams had to settle for a point each.  The final score was Athlone 2-05 Mullingar Shamrocks 3-02

Athlone Team on the night: Ellie Denby, Kayla Dunne, Ceara Dwyer, Therese Farrell, Sadie Gaffey, Áine Galvin, Ciara Hughes, Abi Joyce, Aobha Kenny, Merisa Kiripati, Gemma Mannion, Aine Martin, Lydia Mulvihill

Recent Championship Results
Minor Boys Championship Group 3:  Athlone 6-09 Mullingar Shamrocks 2-06
U14 Boys Championship Division 1:  Athlone 2-06 Lilliput Gaels 2-13

Upcoming Underage Fixtures:
Wednesday 18th July
Athlone U12 boys v. Tubberclair, 7.00pm, Tubberclair

Thursday 19th July
U12 Girls League Championship Division B:  Athlone v. Milltown, 7.00pm, Milltown
U14 Boys League Championship Division1:  Athlone v. Kilbeggan/St. Joseph’s, 7.00pm, Páirc Chiaráin

Friday 20th July
U14 Girls League Championship Division B:  Athlone v. Ballycomoyle, 7.00pm, Páirc Chiaráin

Monday 23rd July
Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone U16 Boys Football Championship Group B:  Athlone v. Clann Braonáin, 7.00pm, Tyrrellspass

Tuesday 24th July
U14 Girls League Championship Division B:  Athlone v. Milltown, 7.00pm, Milltown

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps
The Cúl Camp takes place in Athlone GAA from Monday, 23rd July to Friday, 27th July from 10am to 2.30pm.  Attendance is open to primary school children from 6 years to 13 years.  Cost is €60 for first child, €50 for second and €40 for third & fourth child.  Every child that attends gets free GAA gear.  Book online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/

Underage football for boys and girls all ages continues Sunday at 11.30am.  Come along to Pairc Chiarain on Sunday or for any queries contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731. #fun #fitness #friendship. New Players Welcome.

Club Gear:
There will be limited supply of jerseys, shorts, socks, half zip training tops, beanie hats and gear bags on sale between 11am-1pm in the Clubhouse.  We will also be taking orders for new stock.  Also anyone who hasn’t yet registered can do so in the Clubhouse on Sunday between 11-1pm or contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

Wedding Bells....
Congratulations to Alan 'Murph' Mullen and Emily Devine who were married last Saturday.  Wishing you both much happiness always.

Bingo:
Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Lotto results:
There was no winner of this weeks €6,150 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 17-25-26-29.
There was one match three winner.
Jennifer Wilson c/o Bingo.
Next weeks jackpot will be €6,300.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Ryan Family, Barrymore.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 2nd July

posted 4 Jul 2018, 15:02 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 4 Jul 2018, 15:14 ]


U14 Boys Féile Peile na nÓg All Ireland Division 7 Champions 2018:

Our U14 Boys made history over the weekend when they were crowned Division 7 All Ireland Féile Peile na nÓg champions following a magnificent weekend of football that culminated in a final victory over Ballinlough, Co. Meath on Sunday evening last.  

The weekend started with a three hour bus journey to Burren GAA in Co. Down where the lads were greeted by the most hospitable hosts that any club could hope to meet. Following a brief reception, the lads made the short journey to Saval to take on the locals in the first game in sweltering conditions. Any worries that the mentors had about the long bus journey and the heat affecting the players was soon dispelled as the visitors started at a blistering pace and ran out worthy winners in a score of 3-08 to 1-00. 

The second match was a different affair as we met Aghamore from Co Mayo who were an excellent outfit who, on the day, had too much for our lads and won the game on a score line of 2-08 to 1-07. It was a very tired bunch of players that returned to Burren GAA to stay with their “Féile mammies and daddies!”. 
Day two started early with a parade in Burren GAA for the teams that included Burren (2 teams), New York, St Conleths and ourselves. Our first match was against the host club and knowing that it was win or bust, the Athlone boys bolted out of the starting blocks and produced a master class of Gaelic football as they overwhelmed a gallant home team on a score line of 8-11 to 1-01. This left us second in our group and we would face Glyde Rangers/Sean McDermotts/Westerns from Co Louth in the cup quarter final. Having topped their group, the lads were in no doubt about the challenge facing them but despite the energy sapping heat played a very disciplined game and emerged narrow victors on a score of 1-03 to 0-04 with Brandon White netting the all important goal from the penalty spot. A quick visit to Warrenpoint for a bout of pier jumping was the perfect salve to ease the sore muscles. 

Sunday morning saw us say a reluctant goodbye to our magnificent hosts and we headed to Navan for our semi final against JK Brackens of Tipperary. Played in Pairc Tailteann, the bigger stadium saw a few nerves from the lads but they overcame these and won an absolutely absorbing contest by three points on a score of 0-09 to 1-03 and had our ‘keeper Jason Rushe to thank for a saved penalty late on.

The final pitted us against Ballinlough from Co Meath and was played in the Navan O’Mahony’s ground under the shadow of the Pairc Tailteann stand. It was a question of “the survival of the fittest” as after five hard games in blistering sunshine, both sides showed some heavy legs. However, from somewhere, the Athlone lads found an extra ounce of energy and dominated the second moiety to emerge victorious on a score line of 0-07 to 0-01. Cue scenes of unbridled jubilation (and the odd tear) as the large visiting support swamped the new Athlone heroes. It was a very proud moment for the club as captain Pierce Edmundson received the trophy on behalf of the 24 man squad.     

We wish Eoin Hardiman a speedy recovery from his arm break in the final match. Eoin is a vital part of our forward line and was exceptional over the weekend. We hope to see him back in the Blue very soon.

There are too many people to thank individually but we must sincerely thank out hosts Burren GAA. You will travel many a mile before you would encounter a more welcoming group of people and we are deeply indebted to them for the way they looked after us. Thanks to Justin, Paul and the rest of the Burren GAA. We hope to reciprocate some time in the future. Many thanks to all our sponsors for making the trip possible. We could not have travelled without your support. To the parents, we can only again state our total appreciation for your unfaltering support at all times. The noise and colour on display at each ground gave the lads great belief. Likewise to the club members who came out in such numbers to welcome the lads home. 
 
The team was led from the line by their mentors Seamus Mitchell, David O’Connell, Morgan Farrell and Danny McMonagle and they were meticulous in their preparation. The lads wanted for nothing over the weekend and the whole weekend went off without a hitch thanks to their work. (The late night “strategy” meetings might become a regular feature.) Well done lads, ye were fantastic. 

Finally the biggest thanks goes to the most important people of the weekend and that is the Féile U14 panel for the weekend. They were Alban Cepi, Pierce Edmundson, Luke Farrell, Cian Geary, Cathal Hardiman, Eoin Hardiman, Josh Kenny, Johnny Martin, Donagh McCormack, Lorcan McCormack, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Luke Nicholson, Luke O’Connell, Oisin O’Sullivan, Daniel Omukoro, Piaras Rohan, Jason Rushe, Tom Sheridan, Alan Sweeney, Jason Ukatu, Shane Wheatley and Brandon White. We were also missing four regulars who were out of the country but they were part of our success in the County Féile and will be as the summer rolls on. They are Brian Collins, Conor Devins, Niall Tallon and Luke Whelan. 
These lads are the future of Athlone GAA and if they continue to put in the efforts seen over the past weekend the future is very bright. Thanks for the memories lads and heartiest congratulations to all of ye.  #UpTheBlue

ACFL Division 4 Final
Athlone 4-9 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-9
A blistering first half performance, which saw them score four excellent goals, set our Division 4 team on their way to a surprisingly comfortable win against Mullingar Shamrocks in the league final, played in the now commonplace perfect sunny conditions in Cusack Park, Mullingar, on Saturday evening.  see match report on left

ACFL Division 1
Athlone 2-7 Tyrrellspass 1-10
Our Senior men finished their Division 1 campaign with a deserved draw against Tyrrellspass in their final league game, played in glorious weather conditions on a perfect Páirc Chiaráin pitch on Sunday evening last.  see match report on left

#Lotto Results
There was no winner of last week's €5,850 lotto
There were 6 match 3 winners
The numbers drawn were 15-20-22-23
Bridie Cooney c/o S Downes
Niall Murray c/o L Roper
Marie Harkins c/o M Connellan
Rocho c/o Amby
Martha c/o A O Sullivan
Eoin Aoife & Luke c/o L Small
This week's jackpot is €6,000
Play online now at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Club Notes - Monday, 11th June

posted 11 Jun 2018, 16:25 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​ACFL Division 4
Athlone 2-11 St Paul’s 1-8
Two second half goals from Richie Greene sealed the win for our Division 4 team against visitors St Paul’s of Clonmellon in this league game that was played in the AIT grounds due to our hosting of several Feile Camogie finals on Sunday morning..  The victory almost certainly guarantees promotion to Division 3 for our juniors and a likely league final against Mullingar Shamrocks in the upcoming weeks.
Athlone:  Conor Devaney, Eoin Jordan, James Finlass, Eoin Fahey, David Fagan, Emmet Collins, Andy Lynam, Kieran Colclough (0-2), Diarmuid Martin, Shane Allen (0-2), Benny Martin (0-2), Shane Kilroy-Glynn (0-1), Ryan Gaffey (0-2), Dylan Lynch, Richie Greene (2-2) Subs Used:  Shane Galvin

ACFL Division 6B
Athlone 7-12 Maryland 1-11
A first half goal-scoring blitz, in which they hit the net five times, paved the way for Athlone to overcome the challenge of neighbours Maryland in their Division 6B game played in Páirc Chiaráin on Friday night.  This was Athlone’s first on-field win in this league, after being awarded a walkover against Kinnegad the previous weekend, and it was achieved through an excellent all-round performance, exemplified by the fact that seven different goalscorers got on the scoresheet.

Athlone:  Cathal Joyce, Shane Galvin, Gary Quinn, Eoin Fahey, Shane Kilroy-Glynn, Eoin Jordan, Benjy Bannon (1-0), David Fagan (1-1), Sam Omukoro (1-0), Deba Okudagha (0-1), Dylan Lynch (1-0), David Cleary (1-0), Richie Greene (0-6), Benny Martin (1-1) Aidan Byrne (1-3) Subs Used:  Emmet Collins

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.

Underage Football resumes next Sunday 17th June at 11.30am.  New players all ages welcome.  Come along to Pairc Chiarain or contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731

Feile na nGael
Thanks to all the volunteers from Athlone GAA and Southern Gaels and to Liam Byrne, James Dillon and the rest of the lads who had Pairc Chiarain looking fantastic for Feile na nGael last weekend.  Congratulations to Southern Gaels on reaching the semi final on Sunday.

Féile Peile na nÓg 2018
Best of luck to our U14 lads who travel to Burren, Co. Down on 29th June to represent Westmeath as Div 2 County Champions.  Some of these fantastic lads don't have sponsorship so if you can help in any way, however small, please contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.  #UpTheBlue

Fixtures
Wednesday 13th June
Athlone U10 girls are in Garrycastle for a blitz with Garrycastle, Tyrrellspass, Milltownpass, St. Mary’s and Moate at 7pm

Saturday 16th June
Athlone U8 girls are hosting starting at 12 o’clock, details to follow

Championship Group 3
Athlone Junior Men v Garrycastle in Garrycastle at 7:30pm

Monday 18th June
RE U12 Football Games in TEG Cusack Park 
Athlone Blue v Milltownpass & Athlone White v Tyrrellspass at 8pm

Lotto Results
There was no winner of this week's lotto
The numbers drawn were 9-10-17-30
There was 6 match 3 winners
The Cuckoo c/o R Daly
Catherine Burke c/o R Daly
Shirley Keenan c/o Amby
Seamus Downes c/o S Downes
Eamon O'Rourke c/o L Roper
Breda Laferty c/o A O'Sullivan
Next week's jackpot is €5,550

Club Notes - Monday, 21st May

posted 21 May 2018, 12:06 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​ACFL Division 1
Athlone 3-7 The Downs 3-11
The Downs, who surprisingly featured their county players, were the stronger team in the first half and lead by 2-6 to 0-5 at half-time, with Athlone's points coming from Alan Gaughan (0-3), Ryan Gaffey & Jack Quinn.  Early second half goals from Darren Magee and Daniel Reid brought Athlone back into the game and a third goal from Jack Quinn had the sides level as full time approached, but a late Luke Loughlin point and an injury time goal gave the home side a four point win.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Stephen Ward who sustained a head injury during the game.

Athlone v. The Downs:  Conor Devaney, James Finlass, Damien Kelly, Fergal Murray, Jordan Marshment, Stephen Ward, Shane Allen, John Stapleton, Alan Gaughan (0-3), Kieran Colclough, Jack Quinn (1-2), Daniel Reid (1-0), Ryan Gaffey (0-2), Paul Bannon, Richie Greene  Subs Used:  Darren Magee (1-0), Eoin Jordan, Dylan Lynch.

ACFL Division 6B
Athlone 2-14 Garrycastle 4-8
Our men’s team began their ACFL Division 6B campaign with an exciting draw against neighbours Garrycastle in their opening game, played in Páirc Chiaráin on Saturday evening.

The home side started brightly and let by 0-5 to 0-1 after 15 minutes, through points from Charlie McMickan (0-2), Aidy Byrne, Diarmuid Martin and Joe Fallon.  Garrycastle then struck for their first goal to bring themselves back into the game but Athlone responded well with a superb Aidy Byrne goal and further points from Martin, Fallon and raiding full-back Eoin Fahey gave them a 1-8 to 1-2 half-time lead, although they did have the benefit of a strong wind in the opening period.

Both sides added two points each in the first five minutes of the second half, Athlone’s scores coming from Cathal Joyce and Dylan Lynch, before the visitors got their second goal with a close-range finish after the ball had come back off the post.  They almost got in for an equalising goal almost immediately, but young keeper Rytis Liaukevicius pulled off a fine save.  Garrycastle were on top at this stage and two further points followed by their third goal gave the lead for the first time.  To their credit, Athlone responded really well to falling behind and points from Diarmuid Martin, Joe Fallon and Dylan restored their lead.  Cathal Joyce put four points between the sides when he flicked home from close range to finish off a fine move, but any hopes that this would lead to the end of the Garrycastle challenge were dashed when they hit a quickfire 1-1 to level things up with two minutes to play.  The impressive Diarmuid Martin put Athlone back in front as the game entered injury time but there was still time for one further Garrycastle attack and a long-range point with the last kick of the game left the sides level at the final whistle, on a scoreline of Athlone 2-14 Garrycastle 4-8.

Athlone:  Rytis Liaukevicius, Shane Galvin, Eoin Fahey (0-1), Robert Teape, Eoin Jordan, David Fagan, Colin O’Leary, Aidan St John, Diarmuid Martin (0-4), Shane Kilroy-Glynn, Dylan Lynch (0-2), Donagh Prendergast, Joe Fallon (0-3), Charlie McMickan (0-2), Aidan Byrne (1-1) Subs Used:  Cathal Joyce (1-1), David O’Neill.

U14 Girls
Well done to our U14 Girls who had a comfortable win over Caulry in our 3rd game in the group stage.  With a reduced panel of 16 on the night, it was a very good team performance with everyone contributing to a well deserved victory.  There were some great skills on display throughout the pitch with many fine scores from play, and great teamwork throughout.  Next game is away to Kilbeggan on Tuesday May 29th.

The very best of luck to all the girls who are playing with Coosan NS in Cumann na mBunscoil Final on Wednesday 23rd May, and to the Bower Girls competing in the Leinster Final on Thursday 24th May.

Team: Gemma Mannion, Abby Farrell, Lydia Mulvihill, Sarah McNamara, Lucy Delaney, Aine DiTulio, Jillian Begley, Keeva Reid, Ava Martin, Kate Mannion, Katie Dwyer, Grace McGlynn, Suzanna O’Connor, Wasini Henry, Molly Mulvihill Wilkins, Kellie Donohue.

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps
The Cúl Camp takes place in Athlone GAA from Monday, 23rd July to Friday, 27th July from 10am to 2.30pm.  Attendance is open to primary school children from 6 years to 13 years.  Cost is €60 for first child, €50 for second and €40 for third & fourth child.  Every child that attends gets free GAA gear.  Book online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/

Athlone U16 Girls:
Congratulations and well done to our U16 Athlone Girls who won the Lidl Jersey/Equipment Competition.  
The delighted Girls and Coaches headed out to Lidl Athlone to collect their new set of jerseys and equipment on Wednesday 16th of May.  
Many thanks to Lidl Athlone and Carol from All the U16 Girls and Coaches.

Underage training for boys and girls all ages continues Sunday at 11.30am.  Come along to Pairc Chiarain on Sunday or for any queries contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731. #fun #fitness #friendship. New Players Welcome.

Club Gear:
There will be limited supply of jerseys, shorts, socks, half zip training tops, beanie hats and gear bags on sale between 11am-1pm in the Clubhouse.  We will also be taking orders for new stock.  Also anyone who hasn’t yet registered can do so in the Clubhouse on Sunday between 11-1pm or contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €4,950 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 9-15-18-23.
There were five match three winners.
Billy Brett c/o B. Brett.
Padraig Rushe c/o Bingo.
Tommy Grehan c/o Brian Mulvihill.
Ellie Denby c/o Denis O'Sullivan.
Patricia Somers c/o Mags Daly.
Next weeks jackpot will be €5,100.

Bingo:
Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Vaughan Family, Retreat Park.
The Hickey Family on the death of Fr. Liam Hickey, former Athlone player on the six in a row championship winning side.
Ar dheis Dé go a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday 30th April

posted 30 Apr 2018, 07:32 by Athlone GAA

Results - (see match reports on left)

ACFL Division 1

Athlone 0-5 Mullingar Shamrocks 2-12

 ACFL Division 4

Athlone 3-12 Moate All Whites 1-8

 U13 Leinster Cross County Shield:

Our U13 Boys made the long, but ultimately successful, journey to Sallins in Co. Kildare on Tuesday evening last to play the final of the U13 Leinster Cross County Shield. A competition which saw us pitted against teams from Ferbane/Belmont in Co. Offaly, St Vincent’s in Co. Longford and Carbury in Co. Kildare in the group stages followed by a home tie against Trim, Co. Meath in the semi final stage culminated in victory against Sallins in the final where the lads produced an excellent display of open attacking football where well supported team play was backed up by some tenacious defending.

Despite dominating the first half, the visitors seemed to be suffering from “bus-lag” following the long journey as their shooting boots were off early on meaning there was just four points between the teams at half time. However, the second half saw the lads perform superbly throughout and they ran out very worthy winners. It was a very tired bunch that arrived back at Páirc Chiaráin late on a school night but the fact that they brought the silverware with them made it easier to bear. This was a fantastic display from a very talented and hard working group of young Athlone footballers. They deserve massive credit as they continue to bring credit to themselves and their club. Many thanks to all the parents for their continued support.

The Athlone panel on the night was: Brian Collins, Luke Farrell, Cillian Geary, Cathal Hardiman, Johnny Martin, Lorcan McCormack, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Luke Nicholson, Luke O’Connell, Daniel Omukoro, Piaras Rohan, Ian Rushe, Jason Rushe, Niall Tallon, Jason Ukatu, Shane Wheatley and Luke Whelan.

U14 Girls Feile

Athlone GAA welcomed 9 teams for the Westmeath U14 Girls Feile competition on Sunday April 29th.  There were 2 groups as follows:  Division 1 group consisted of Coralstown/Kinegad, Garrycastle, Killucan and Moate. 

Division 2 Group consisted of Athlone, Milltownpass, Mullingar Shamrocks, St Marys and Loughnavalley

In mixed weather conditions there was some great football on display with Kinnegad and Killucan making it through to the Division 1 Semi Finals and Athlone and Milltownpass through to the Division 2 Semi finals.  Athlone Girls gave a super team performance throughout, winning 3 out of 4 games. There were some outstanding individual performances with great skill on show throughout the pitch.  Thanks to all who helped on the day, the hospitality was much appreciated by all the visiting clubs who appreciated the tea/coffee, sandwiches and goodies provided.  Athlone are through to the Semi-Final on Tuesday at 7 pm in Kinnegad against Ballycomoyle.

Team: Gemma Mannion, Sarah McNamara, Amy Quinn, Hannah Duffy, Eimear Galvin, Leah Nugent, Jillian Begley, Keeva Reid, Aine DiTulio, Kate Mannion, Rebecca Cleary, Ava Martin, Wasini Henry, Katie Dwyer, Sonya Cleary, Aoife McGivern, Molly Mulvihill Wilkins, Ceara Dwyer, Lore Okodugha

U10 Girls Blitz in Pairc Chiarain

On Monday 23rd April Athlone GAA hosted an Under 10 football blitz in Pairc Chiarain.  There were almost 100 girls playing with teams from Athlone, Caulry, Garrycastle, Goldsmith Girls, Moate and St. Josephs.  There was a lot of skill and determination on display with the girls showing off their developing football skills. Well done girls and keep up the good work. It is great to see you put in practice all the skills you have been learning and many thanks to the visiting mentors for the excellent sporting displays.  

The Athlone team were: Leah Durkan, Ailbhe Dywer, Katie Gibbons, Emma Killian, Eabha McGlynn, Ella McGowan, Claire McNamara, Amy Moran, Ruby O’Leary, Millie Quinn Doyle, Sofia Rizza, Ciara White, Lauryn Carolan, Sinead Carney, Amber Barker, Sally Ann Joyce, Kellie McLoughlin and Leah Berrigan.

Thanks to everyone who helped to run a very successful evening and to our resident Photographer Padraig Devaney, see photos on Athlone GAA Official facebook page.

U10 Boys Blitz

The U9/10’s kicked off the start of the Westmeath GO Games in style on Tuesday evening in Ballynacargy  in tough playing conditions.  First up was a spirited Milltownpass team but were out muscled and defeated  by a very strong committed Athlone side.  Athlone 2-6 Milltownpass 1-2.

Our second game was a much more hotly contested game against stiff opposition in the shape of Coralstown/Kinnegad.  The first half was a close affair, but strong work ethic and some excellent football displayed by our Athlone boys was to prove the difference in the end.

Athlone 3-7 Coralstown/Kinnegad 3-1.

On the night every player showed great determination and there was some fine displays of scoring and defending on show.

The Athlone team on the night: Oisin Donoghue , Conlaith Feeney, Fiachra Feeney, James Geoghegan, Aaron Hardiman, Shane Killian, Conor Lough, Adam Manning, Ódhran Mitchell, Pinnak Mishra, Finn McCormack, Conor Neale, Szymon Skoclen, Senan Snow, Joshua Ukatu, Eoin Whelan...#HONTHEBLUE....

Underage Football 

Underage training for boys and girls all ages continues every Sunday at 11.30am.  Come along to Pairc Chiarain on Sunday or for any queries contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731. #fun #fitness #friendship.   Everyone Welcome.

Club Gear:

There will be limited supply of jerseys, shorts, socks, half zip training tops, beanie hats and gear bags on sale between 11am-1pm in the Clubhouse.  We will also be taking orders for new stock.  Also anyone who hasn’t yet registered can do so in the Clubhouse on Sunday between 11-1pm or contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472

Lotto Results:

There was no winner of this weeks €4500 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 9-11-19-29.
There were five match three winners.
Pat Donoghue c/o Amby Fogarty.
Rose Hegarty c/o Bernie Egan.
Harry Cunningham c/o Denis O`Sullivan.
Annie O`Toole c/o Fergal O`Toole.
Teresa Varszegi c/o Mags Daly.
Next week’s jackpot will be €4,650.

Bingo:

Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Cunniffe Family,Monksland.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

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