Club Notes


Club Notes - Monday, 24th April

posted by Athlone GAA   [ updated ]

ACFL Division 1
Athlone 3-14 Castledaly 2-13
see match report on left.....

ACFL Division 4
Athlone 1-11 St. Malachy's 0-10
see match report on left....

Minor Boys' League Division 1
Athlone 3-14 Shandonagh 0-15
The minor boys got their third league win on the spin away to Shandonagh last Thursday evening.  On what was a perfect evening for football, Athlone got off the mark when Eamon Martin got the first of his three goals, but Shandonagh replied with four straight points and Athlone didn't score again until the 19th minute with a Benny Martin free. Eamon Martin got his second goal from close range soon after and Athlone finished with points from Shane Allen, Paddy McGettigan and another free, leaving it 2-4 to 0-6 at HT.

The second half saw  brilliant display of football with the sides producing 20 scores between them.  Five of Athlone's 1-10 in the second half came from the boot of Benny Martin, with the other scores coming from Allen, Enda Daly and David Cleary. Eamon Martin's hat-trick goal was a real poacher's finish and was a result of a great turn over from Mark Tallon and being set up by his brother Diarmuid.  Athlone finished the strongest but were made to earn their win by the home side. Three excellent saves from John Duddy, along with a solid display by the full back line of Joe Devins, Paddy Ryan, and the excellent James Finlass kept Athlone in the game at times.

Athlone:  John Duddy, Joseph Devins, James Finlass, Patrick Ryan, Patrick McGettigan (0-1), Shane Allen (0-3), David Cleary (0-1), Anthony Johnson, Diarmuid Martin, Niall Doolan, Benny Martin (0-7), Donagh Prendergast, Deba Okodugha, Enda Daly (0-2), Eamon Martin (3-0)  Subs:  Mark Tallon, Aaron Forde, Kevin Cleary, Conor Rushe, Rytis Liaukevicius.

We're back!!
Underage football continues on Sunday 30th April at 11.30am.  Boys and girls all ages and all abilities welcome. Come along on Sunday or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.

Membership 2017 can be paid in the Clubhouse on Sunday between 11-1pm or online at www.athlone.gaa.ie.  Honorary and life members can also collect their membership cards on Sunday.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €4,500 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 7-8-14-16.
There were four match three winners.
Mary Moore c/o Mags Daly.
Ciaran Molloy c/o Liam Roper.
W.Warby c/o Liam Roper.
Dick Quirke c/o Brian Melinn.
Next weeks jackpot will be €4,650.

Race Night:
Athlone GAA would like to thank all the race sponsors, buyers of horses and people who attended the very successful race night in the clubhouse on Saturday last.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The O Donoghue Family, Dublin and late of Retreat Road.
The Fitzsimons Family, Sligo and late of Ballymahon Road.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 10th April

posted 11 Apr 2017, 12:52 by Athlone GAA

Sean Dempsey RIP
The death has occurred in Mullingar of former Athlone player, Sean Dempsey.  A very pacy and stylish forward, Sean was a member of our six in a row team from 1955 to 1960, with the two brilliant points he scored just before half time in the ‘58 final still fondly remembered by the older members of the club.
Even after moving to Mullingar, Sean retained his love for the club, which is reflected by the fact that three generations of his family - his daughter Sandra Costello, grandsons Darren and Glen, and now great-grandson Jack, are active members of the club.  Everybody in Athlone GAA club offers our condolences to the Costello Family, Athlone and the Dempsey family, Mullingar, on the death of Sean.

​​​​​Westmeath
Congratulations to the Westmeath Senior Football team who won the Allianz League Division 4 final by defeating Wexford in Croke Park, especially to the Athlone GAA players on the panel - Noel Mulligan, John Egan, John Connellan, Alan Gaughan and Jordan Marshment.

Ladies' Division 4 League
Well done to our Ladies team who made it three wins from their opening three league games by defeating Milltownpass on Sunday.  Their next game is away to Shandonagh at 7pm on Tuesday, April 18th.

Fixtures
U12 Boys at home to Kinnegad at 6.30pm on Wednesday, April 12th.
ACFL Division 4 away to Tyrrellspass at 6.30pm on Saturday, April 15th.
ACFL Division 1 away to Castledaly at 11.30am on Sunday, April 16th.
Ladies' Division 4 league away to Shandonagh on Tuesday, April 18th.

Race Night and Sponsorship Launch
Our annual race Night takes place in the Clubhouse on Saturday, 22nd April at 9pm.  Also on the night we will be welcoming our new sponsor, Tool and Plastic Industries, who will be presenting a new set of jerseys to our men's team and new training tops to our women's team.   Both race night and sponsorship are important sources of funds for the club so all members are invited to support this event. Entry is free to what promises to be a great night.

Haven for Haiti Fundraiser
Haven for Haiti Fundraiser with Club Member Paddy Daly will take place on Saturday 15th April. Walk or cycle to Dun na Sí arriving between 12-2pm, start at your own time. Spot Prizes and refreshments on arrival. See our FB page for more details.  We are also collecting old jerseys (any sport, any size, any colour) to send to children in Haiti. Please drop them into the Clubhouse on Sunday between 11-1pm or email paddyaoife@yahoo.com.

There is no Nursery training next Sunday, 16th April (Easter Sunday). Enjoy the break and see you all again on the 23rd April.  All other groups will be contacted by text.  Any queries contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519 or check our website www.athlone.gaa.ie.  

Membership 2017 is now due and can be paid online at www.athlone.gaa.ie   Membership can be paid in the Clubhouse on Sunday 23rd April between 11am-1pm.  Life members can also collect their membership cards.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €4,200 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 14-16-23-29.
There were two match three winners.
Tommy Dolan c/o Joe Browne.
Niall Lynch c/o Niall Lynch.
Next weeks jackpot will be €4,350.
Play online at www.athlone.gaa.ie for only €15 for 10 weeks.

Athlone GAA Bingo:
Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse on Holy Thursday at the later time of 9pm.  Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Connolly Family, Retreat Road.
The Costello Family, Athlone and the Dempsey family, Mullingar, on the death of former Athlone player Sean Dempsey.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 3rd April

posted 4 Apr 2017, 13:22 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​LGFA Division 4 League:
Athlone 3-10 Loughnavalley 1-8
see match report on left....

U12 Boys:
The season finally got underway for our U12 Boys on Wednesday evening last when we hosted near neighbours Caulry at Pairc Chiarain in a challenge match arranged by the County Board. Unfortunately, due to other commitments and injuries, the visitors were limited to just one team so it meant that the 30 Athlone players that turned up were split in two teams and each team played a twenty five minute half each. This proved to be a great opener to the season for the Athlone boys as the Caulry side that took the pitch were well coached and organised and displayed great skill. It meant that the lads had to dig deep to keep in the match and it was very satisfying to see some of the younger members of the group stepping up to the plate in this their first match at the U12 grade. Likewise, last year’s U11s showed that they haven’t lost any of their desire by putting in a very solid performance to help ease past a very gallant Caulry side in the final quarter. Many thanks to Niall Shortall and the rest of the lads from Caulry for making the trip. The Athlone lads know that there is plenty of work ahead but they have never shirked from that in the past and the season holds plenty of promise for this talented bunch.

The Athlone panel on the night was: Terry Chen, Brian Collins, Cian Dolan, Luke Farrell, John Fleming, Cillian Geary, Kyle Greene, Cathal Hardiman, Toby Heavey, Conor Hughes, Matthew Keane, Josh Kenny, Johnny Martin, Evan McMickan, Rory McMickan, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Tiernan Mitchell,  Luke Nicholson, Luke O’Connell, Daniel Omukoro, Piaras Rohan, Ian Rushe, Jason Rushe, Niall Tallon, Jason Ukatu, Brandon Varszegi, Shane Wheatley and Luke Whelan.

Results:
U16 Boys Division 2 League:  
Athlone 2-11 Rosemount 2-09
Our U16s got their league campaign off to a good start last Monday night, with a 2 point win over Rosemount. Athlone started the game brightly and took an early lead thanks to a point from full back Eamon Martin. They dominated much of the first half, but poor shooting meant they were just 4 points ahead at half time. The second half was a much closer affair, with Rosemount enjoying much more possession. An early goal for the away side left the game in the balance, and a close and tense second half followed. The game was level with just 4 minutes remaining, but late points from Andy Beaumount and the very influential Conor Rushe seen the Athlone lads finish with 2 points to spare at the final whistle.
Team: Kenny Davis, Liam West, Eamon Martin, TJ Okodugha, Kolo Kiripati, Conor Rushe, Reme Okodugha, Shane Reid, Michael Byrne, Brian Hughes, Andy Beaumount, Dylan Rushe, Shaun Fox, Raphael Salaja, Chulain Dowd, Ben Killian, Javier Kieran.
Scorers: Eamon Martin 0-2, Andy Beaumount 0-3, Chulain Dowd 0-1, Brian Hughes 0-2, Michael Byrne 0-2, Raphael Salaja 1-0, Conor Rushe 0-1, Shane Reid 1-0

U14 Boys Division 2 League:  
Athlone 7-4 Tubberclair 4-12
This was the first game of the season for Athlone and they came away with a 1 point win against Tubberclaire. It was a game played from end to end with some excellent scores coming from both sides. Athlone started sluggishly but got into the game as it wore on. A good runout for the lads but plenty of work to be done.
Team: Alban Cepi, Ben Killian, Cian Geary, Oisin O’Sullivan, Rob Cuffe, Kenny Davies, Pierce Edmundson, Ryan O’Connor, Rian Dully, Alan Sweeny, Dylan Gavin, Reme Okodugha, Ronan Di Tullio, Chulainn Dowd, Brandon White, Adam Temple, Donagh McCormack, Josh Kenny and Eoin Hardiman.

Fixtures:
Athlone minor boys are at home to Maryland/Tang in division 1 league at 6:30 on Wednesday April 5th.
Athlone U12 girls are at home to Caulry in group 3 at 6:30 on Thursday April 6th.
Athlone junior ladies are away to Milltownpass in division 4 league at 12 o’clock on Sunday April 9th.
Athlone U14 boys have Féile at home against Shandonagh and Castletown-Finea-Coole-Whitehall at 1:30 on Sunday April 9th.
Athlone U14 girls are away to Goldsmith Girls in Group 3 at 6:30 on Tuesday April 11th.

Westmeath
Congratulations to the Westmeath Senior Football team on the panel who finished the league stages of the Allianz NFL Division 4 unbeaten, especially the five Athlone players on the panel, and best of luck against Wexford in the Final in Croke Park on Saturday (3pm).   

Underage football for boys & girls age 4-12 continues on Sunday at 11.30am.  New players always welcome. Come along or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.  Club gear will also be on sale in the Clubhouse between 11am-1pm.  See www.athlone.gaa.ie for more details.

Membership 2017 is now due and can be paid online at www.athlone.gaa.ie   Membership can also be paid in the Clubhouse on Sunday morning between 11am-1pm.  Life members can also collect their membership cards.

Club gear is available in the clubhouse every Sunday between 11am-1pm.  See www.athlone.gaa.ie for price list

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €4,050 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 18-19-22-26.
There were four match three winners.
Ann Flynn c/o Mags Daly.
Edel Fogarty c/o Michael Heavin.
Ann Hewitt c/o Bingo.
Tommy Lynam c/o Lough Ree Inn.
Next weeks jackpot will be €4,200.

Athlone GAA Golfing Society:
The first outing of the year for the Athlone GAA Golfing Society took place at Portarlington Golf Club on Saturday last with a great attendance.
Best wishes go to our new captain and president,Niall Lynch and Mary McHale.
The next outing will be held at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 13th May.
The following are the prizewinners.
1st Prize: Michael Downes (36pts).
2nd Prize: Martin Flynn (35pts).
3rd Prize: Brian Melinn (33pts).
1st Nine: Danny O`Connor (20pts).
2nd Nine: Lily O`Sullivan (19pts).
Nearest The Pin: P.J.Lenehan.

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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

Club Notes - Monday, 27th March

posted 29 Mar 2017, 10:11 by Athlone GAA

ACFL Division 1

Athlone 3-12 Coralstown-Kinnegad 0-8

On a perfect night for football, the home side came charging out of the blocks and had four superbly taken points on the board from Stephen Ward (0-2), John Connellan and Paul Bannon before Bannon goaled from close range after a David Fagan pile driver had come back off the crossbar.  The visitors’ defence really struggled with the power and pace of the Athlone attacks in the early stages and two further Connellan points stretched the lead to eight points after only 12 minutes.  Surprisingly however, these were to prove Athlone’s final scores of the first half as the powerful direct play and excellent finishing of the opening minutes give way to some poor shot selection and a tendency to go for goals when points were on.  Instead the only further scores in the opening period were two Kinnegad points from frees to leave Athlone leading by 1-6 to 0-3 at the break.

After going almost 20 minutes without scoring in the first half, it took only 20 seconds for Athlone to find their shooting boots again when Daniel Reid landed a great point from out on the wing, after he had fought hard to create the opportunity.  Excellent scores from half-backs Shane Kilroy-Glynn and Jordan Marshment stretched the lead further and the home side put the game out of reach in the 40th minute when another defender, corner-back Matthew Darling, got on the end of a Paul Bannon pass to finish clinically to the net.  The visitors did add some fine points of their own in response, but points from John Stapleton and John Connellan kept the scoreboard ticking over for the hosts.  Sam Omukoro then blasted home their third goal, following some neat interplay with Connellan, while a Daniel Reid point on the stroke of full-time saw Athlone victorious on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-8.

Athlone:  Conal Sheeran, Matthew Darling (1-0), Damien Kelly, Tom Egan, Shane Kilroy-Glynn (0-1), Jordan Marshment (0-1), Eoin Maher, John Stapleton (0-1), David Fagan, Stephen Ward (0-2), John Connellan (0-4), John Egan, Daniel Reid (0-2), Paul Bannon (1-1), Mickey Greene  Subs Used:  Fionn Dowd, Danny Lynam, Sam Omukoro (1-0), Joe Fallon, Dylan Lynch, Eoin Jordan

ACFL Division 4
Our Division 4 team travelled to Multyfarnham for the third round of the league on Sunday afternoon, but were well beaten by a strong home team by a scoreline of 6-15 to 2-5.

Athlone Panel:  Conor Devaney, Shane Galvin, Danny Lynam, Fergal Murray, Michael Doolan, Shane Kilroy-Glynn, Eoin Jordan, Luke Dully, Fionn Dowd, Andy Lynam, Luke Kelly, Colin O'Leary, Ryan Gaffey, David Fagan, Richie Greene, Shane Allen, John Duddy, Aidan St John, Emmet Collins.

Upcoming Fixtures
Wednesday March 29th:  U12 Boys at home to Caulry, 6.30pm
Thursday March 30th:  U16 Girls at home to Kilbeggan/St Joseph's, 7.30pm
Thursday March 30th:  U14 Boys away to Tubberclair, 7.30pm
Sunday April 2nd:  Junior Ladies at home to Loughnavalley, 5.00pm

Congratulations
Congratulations to the Westmeath Senior Football team who won promotion to Division 3 of the Allianz NFL by beating Wexford on Sunday, especially to the Athlone GAA representatives on the panel - Noel Mulligan, John Egan, Alan Gaughan, John Connellan and Jordan Marshment.  Best of luck in the last league game against London on Sunday and in final against Wexford in Croke Park the following weekend.

Congratulations also to Alan Gaughan (again!), former player Eoghan O'Reilly and our neighbours at Buccaneers RFC on their promotion to Division 1A of the UBL.

Mass
Many thanks to former player, Monsignor John Roche, who performed mass for our deceased members in the club on Friday night.  Thanks also to everybody who attended on the night and to those who worked so hard preparing the hall and making refreshments for afterwards.

Underage Football
Underage football for boys & girls age 4-12 continues on Sunday at 11.30am.  New players always welcome. Come along or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.  Club gear will also be on sale in the Clubhouse between 11am-1pm.  See www.athlone.gaa.ie for more details.

Membership
Membership 2017 is now due and can be paid online at www.athlone.gaa.ie   Membership can also be paid in the Clubhouse on Sunday morning between 11am-1pm.  Life members can also collect their membership cards.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €3,900 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 18-19-22-26.
There were two match three winners.
Joan Wykes c/o Mags Daly.
Teresa Smith c/o Mags Daly.
Next weeks jackpot will be €4,050.
Play online for only €15 for 10 weeks.

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

Club Notes - Monday, 20th March 2017

posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:14 by Athlone GAA

Seniors
With no league games this St Patrick's weekend, our seniors hosted Offaly's Ballycumber in a challenge on Thursday night.  An early brace of goals from Jordan Marshment and another from Andy Lynam looked set to pave the way for an easy win for the hosts, but the Offalymen recovered from those early setbacks to dominate the rest of the game.  However poor shooting was to do their undoing and a couple of well-taken late goals from Luke Kelly and Paul Bannon gave Athlone a three-point victory by 5-9 to 2-15.

League action resumes next weekend with our seniors at home to Coralstown-Kinnegad in Division 1 at 8pm on Friday night and our juniors travelling to Multyfarnham for their Division 4 clash at 11.30am on Sunday. 

Ladies Division 4
Our Junior Ladies began their league campaign with a comprehensive win over a youthful Goldsmith Girls side in Páirc Chiaráin on Tuesday last.  Congratulations to the visitors who were making their first ever appearance in adult competition, although it was a baptism of fire against an impressive Athlone team who showed the benefits of their intensive early season training regime under their new management team.  Next up for the ladies is a challenge at home to Clara at 7pm on Saturday night.

U16 Girls Division 1 League
Athlone 3-12 St. Lomans 3-09
Well done to our U16 girls who also began their league campaign with a win when they defeated St. Lomans by 3-12 to 3-09 in terrible conditions in Pairc Chiarain on Sunday.

St Patrick's Day Parade
Congratulations to all our fantastic boys and girls and their parents who braved the terrible weather to march in the parade on St Patrick's Day. It was great to see such a huge turnout with everyone in their Club colours.  See photos on Athlone GAA Official Facebook.

Underage Football
Underage football for boys & girls age 4-12 continues on Sunday at 11.30am.  New players always welcome. Come along or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519

Membership
Membership 2017 is now due and can be paid online at www.athlone.gaa.ie   Membership can also be paid in the Clubhouse on Sunday morning between 11am-1pm.  Life members can also collect their membership cards.

Club Mass
There will be a Mass for deceased members in the clubhouse on Friday, 24th March at 7.30pm, celebrated by former Athlone Player Monsignor John Roche.` Everyone welcome.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €3,750 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 7-8-11-28.
There were 5 match 3 winners.
Mark Beaumont c/o Liam Roper.
Michael Heavin c/o Michael Heavin.
2 Padraig`s c/o Mags Daly.
Martin Flynn c/o Martin Flynn.
Finn c/o Andy O`Sullivan
Next weeks jackpot will be €3,900.
You can play online at www.athlone.gaa.ie only €15 for 10 weeks.

Groundperson
Vacancy for Groundsperson with Westmeath GAA CE Scheme located in various clubs, if you feel you will be eligible for this vacancy please contact your local Dept of Social Welfare office quoting vacancy number 2022140 or contact Liam during office hours on 086 2321362.

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8-30.Everyone welcome.

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

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

Club Notes - Monday 13th March

posted 13 Mar 2017, 15:51 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​Spring has officially sprung!
Áras Chiaráin was bathed in sunshine for the return to action of the youngest members of the club on Sunday morning last. It was fantastic to witness our newest members take their first steps on what we hope will be long footballing careers. To see the huge numbers of children on the pitches augurs very well for the future of the club. Many thanks to the club members, both old and young, who helped out on the day and made the experience so welcoming for our new members. We look forward to next Sunday for the next instalment.  Football continues every Sunday at 11.30am, boys and girls all ages welcome.  Any queries contact David O'Connell at 0872397519

Club Gear is on sale every Sunday between 11am-1pm in the Clubhouse.  See www.athlone.gaa.ie for price list

Registration 2017
All life members can collect their memberships in the Clubhouse.  Registration can be paid online at www.athlone.gaa.ie or contact Teresa 087 6799472

There will be a Mass for deceased members in the Clubhouse on Friday, 24th March at 7.30pm, celebrated by former Athlone Player Monsignor John Roche.  Everyone welcome.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €3,600 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 9-10-15-27.
There were 4 match 3 winners.
Aiden Cunniffe c/o Padraig Devaney.
Val & Breda c/o Vals.
Mickey Grehan c/o Amby Fogarty.
Anne Mullin c/o Tony Heavin.
Next weeks jackpot will be €3,750.
Play online at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Vacancy for Groundsperson with Westmeath GAA CE Scheme located in various clubs, if you feel you will be eligible for this vacancy please contact your local Dept of Social Welfare office quoting vacancy number 2022140 or contact Liam during office hours on 086 2321362.

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8-30. Everyone welcome.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The McCormack Family, Garrycastle House.
The Moran Family, Assumption Road.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam

Club Notes - Monday, 6th March

posted 6 Mar 2017, 11:52 by Athlone GAA

ACFL Div 1
Athlone 2-10 St Loman’s 1-10
Our seniors travelled to Mullingar on a miserable wet Friday night and came away with an excellent win when they defeated reigning county champions St Loman’s in this Division 1 league game in Lakepoint Park.  
see match report on left...

ACFL Div 4
Athlone 1-9 Caulry 1-9
A superb Ryan Gaffey goal from a 20-metre free deep into injury time salvaged a fortunate and somewhat controversial draw for our junior team against neighbours Caulry in this second round division 4 game, played in Páirc Chiaráin on Sunday morning.
see match report on left...

Athlone Ladies
Athlone Junior/Minor Ladies recent strength and conditioning training session was given by one of Ireland's leading female boxers, Irish National Champion from Tullamore, Grainne Walsh. A former Irish International soccer player, now concentrating on Olympic qualification in Tokyo as part of the Boxing team, Grainne put together a most enjoyable circuit for the girls with some great advice and tips on strength and stretches. It was a session that went down really well and it was great learning for everyone here to see how national athletes work on performance. Grainne took time to answer questions and shared her own experiences in the sport of boxing and soccer at national level. The burning questions included does it hurt....yes! Is she ever afraid... yes!  But really the key here was preparation, preparation, preparation. She gets in the zone and is well prepared and that's what it is all about, putting in the work. It was a fantastic experience for the everyone to have Grainne down in the club and certainly the ladies will be linking in with her again.

Underage football for boys and girls all ages and all abilities begins on Sunday, 12th March at 11.30am.  New players welcome. Come along on Sunday or any queries, contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.

Registration 2017 takes place in the Clubhouse from 11am-1pm on Sunday, 12th March or register online at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Vacancy for Groundsperson with Westmeath GAA CE Scheme located in various clubs, if you feel you will be eligible for this vacancy please contact your local Dept of Social Welfare office quoting vacancy number 2022140 or contact Liam during office hours on 086 2321362.

Referees Course:
A foundation Course for new referees for both football/hurling commences in TEG
 Cusack Park in early February.
To register for the course contact Michael Gordon at 0876884717 or email at mhgordon@eircom.net.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €3,450 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 4-5-14-26.
There was one match three winner.
John & Olga Martin c/o Teresa Small.
Next weeks jackpot will be €3,600.
Play online at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8-30.Everyone welcome.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The McMickan Family,Arcadia.
The Moran Family, Assumption Road
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 27th February

posted 28 Feb 2017, 14:25 by Athlone GAA


Seniors:
There were no league fixtures this past weekend so our seniors played Tulsk of Roscommon in a challenge in Páirc Chiaráin and came out on top on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-18 after a competitive workout.  League action resumes this weekend and both of our teams are away.  In Division 1, the seniors travel to Mullingar on Friday night to take on St Loman's, throw-in at 8pm, while our juniors make the shorter trip to Mount Temple on Sunday morning to play Caulry in Division 4, throw-in at 11.30am.

Fixtures:
ACFL Division 1: Athlone v. St Loman's, Lakepoint Park (St Loman's), 8pm Friday March 3rd
ACFL Division 4: Athlone v. Caulry, Mount Temple, 11.30am Sunday March 5th

Westmeath:
Congratulations to the Westmeath under 21s who beat Meath in the opening round of the Leinster Championship and best of luck in the quarter-final against Dublin on Wednesday.  Well done also to the county seniors who defeated Leitrim and best of luck to them also in their crucial game away to Waterford on Sunday.

Minor League Division 1:
Athlone 1-9 St. Loman's 0-6
The minor boys got their first league win of the season at home to St. Loman's in poor conditions last Tuesday evening. The first score of the game was hard to come by and didn't come until the 10th minute from a Lomans' free. A superb solo score by Mark Egan got the home side off the mark. This was followed by a point by Lomans and a free for Athlone, scored by Kieran Colclough. Colclough continued his 100% record from penalties in the 20th minute when he slotted to the corner of the net to raise the only green flag of the game, the penalty coming after a foul on JJ Offorjama.  Enda Daly then got on the scoresheet to leave it 1-3 to 0-3 at half time. 

Athlone played with the aid of a strong wind in the second half and put 3 great scores on the board, one from Colclough, and two, one off each foot from the skilful Benny Martin. However, to their credit, Lomans battled hard and scored 3 fine points of their own. Colclough, Martin and Egan rounded off the scoring to leave Athlone victorious on a score of 1-9 to 0-6.

John Duddy was superb in goal, pulling off a string of fine saves. James Finlass and Shane Allen held things together at the back, while JJ Offorjama and Luke Kelly were a constant thorn in the side of the visitors' defence.  This was a hard fought win and the management of Eoin Jordan, Fergal Murray and Eamon Martin will be happy to get the first win of the season under their belts, although they know there is a huge amount of work to do with this talented squad.

Team:  John Duddy, James Finlass, Diarmuid Martin, Patrick McGettigan, David Cleary, Shane Allen, Niall Doolan, Kieran Colclough (1-3), Anthony Johnson, Mark Egan (0-2), JJ Offorjama, Donagh Prendergast, Luke Kelly, Enda Daly (0-1), Benny Martin (0-3) Subs used: Aaron Forde, Joseph Devins, Kevin Cleary, Deba Okodugha, Patrick Ryan.

Registration 2017
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Registration Evening such a success and who welcomed all the new members to the Club, we look forward to seeing you all again on Sunday 12th March.  Thanks also to Kate O’Connell, Lauryn Mitchell, Ashley Cuffe and Ellen O’Connell for all their help selling club gear and for organising the raffle. Congratulations to the prize winners who can collect their prizes on Sunday 12th March after training:-
 
Jim Rigney (Family Membership) 
Donnacha Hellen (Jersey)
Maurice Flynn (Rainjacket)
Conor Devins (Gear Bag)
Ciara White (Parnell T Shirt)
Ellen O’Connell  (Gear Bag)
Tomas Donohoe (Shorts/Socks)
Conor Neale (Shorts/Socks)
Kieran Rigney (Annual Lotto)

Next Registration Day is Sunday 12th March from 11-1pm after training. Underage Football for boys and girls all ages and abilities begins on Sunday, 12th March at 11.30am.  Everyone welcome.  Come along on Sunday 12th or for any queries contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.

Lotto Results:  
There was no winner of this week's €3,300 jackpot. 
The numbers drawn were 1-2-11-13, 
There was 7 match 3 winners.
Tom O'Leary c/o Liam Roper.
Michael Heavin c/o M.Heavin.
Mark Beaumont c/o Liam Roper.
Anita Burke c/o Michael Heavin.
Mags Daly c/o M. Daly.
Two Sandras c/o Michael Collins.
Tara Fagan c/o Teresa Small.
Next weeks jackpot will be €3,450.

Vacancy for Groundsperson with Westmeath GAA CE Scheme located in various clubs, if you feel you will be eligible for this vacancy please contact your local Dept of Social Welfare office quoting vacancy number 2022140 or contact Liam during office hours on 086 2321362.

Referees Course:
A foundation Course for new referees for both football/hurling commences in TEK Cusack Park in early February.
To register for the course contact Michael Gordon at 0876884717 or email at mhgordon@eircom.net.

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8-30.Everyone welcome.

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

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

Club Notes - Monday, 13th February 2017

posted 13 Feb 2017, 14:00 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 13 Feb 2017, 14:11 ]

ACFL Div 1
Athlone 0-11 Rosemount 1-8

Our seniors returned to competitive action when they hosted Rosemount in the opening round of Division 1 of the ACFL in what was the first match under our newest set of floodlights on the David Allen Memorial pitch.  see match report on left...

ACFL Div 4
Athlone 1-9 St Paul’s 2-10
see match report on left

Athlone GAA Registration takes place on Friday, 24th February from 6-9pm in our clubhouse at Páirc Chiaráin on the Ballymahon Road. New players of all ages welcome.   Everybody who registers on or before the 24th will be entered into a free draw.  Register online now at www.athlone.gaa.ie.  Any queries contact Teresa Small @ 087 6799472

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €3,000 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 1-16-27-29.
There were six match three winners.
Eamon O’Rourke c/o Liam Roper.
Pauline Starken c/o Mary Connellan.
Tommy Lynam c/o Lough Ree Inn.
Mark Beaumont c/o Liam Roper.
Hepta c/o Brian Mulvihill.
Michael Piggott c/o Paul Connellan.
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,150.

Vacancy for Groundsperson with Westmeath GAA CE Scheme located in various clubs, if you feel you will be eligible for this vacancy please contact your local Dept of Social Welfare office quoting vacancy number 2022140 or contact Liam during office hours on 086 2321362.

Referees Course:
A foundation Course for new referees for both football/hurling commences in TEK Cusack Park in early February.
To register for the course contact Michael Gordon at 0876884717 or email at mhgordon@eircom.net.

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8-30.Everyone welcome.

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

Congratulations:
Best wishes to Paul and Anna Bannon on the birth of their daughter Méabh.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Golden Family, Hillquarter Coosan.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 6th February

posted 6 Feb 2017, 05:11 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 04:32 ]

Fixtures

Thursday 9th February
Athlone Junior ladies are at home to Tubber in a challenge at 7:30

Friday 10th February
Athlone Seniors are at home to Rosemount in ACFL division 1 at 7:30

Saturday 11th February
Athlone Juniors are away to St. Paul's in ACFL division 4 at 3:30


2017 Registration
Registration takes place on Friday, 24th February from 6-9pm in our clubhouse at Páirc Chiaráin on the Ballymahon Road.  Everybody who registers on or before the 24th will be entered into a free draw. New players of all ages welcome. Any queries contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472 or register online at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Underage Football for Nursery, Under 8s, Under 10s and U12s begins on Sunday, 12th March at 11.30am.  Boys and girls all ages and all abilities very welcome.  Contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.

Minor League Division 1
The Downs 5-11 Athlone 4-8.
The minors faced a tough first outing of the year away to last year's beaten minor finalists The Downs. However it proved to provide a good workout for both teams on a crisp Sunday morning. Josh Beaumont scored a fine individual point to get Athlone off the mark. The Downs settled into the game with 3 points in a row before two quick-fire goals from David Cleary and a clinical Beaumont finish put Athlone in command. The Downs finished the half with 1-2 sandwiched between a Mark Egan free. Shane Allen ensured Athlone went into half-time level with 2 incredible blocks near the end of the half.

The second half proved to be a goal fest!  Some poor defending mixed with fortuitous finishing saw the Downs net 4 goals. However, Athlone responded with 2 quality majors of their own; the first a ruthless individual effort from Mark Egan, the second a great penalty finish on the stroke of full time from Kieran Colclough. The game finished 5-11 to 4-8. Athlone's second half points coming from Benny Martin, Josh Beaumont (2) and a great score from Donagh Prendergast. The game leaves this talented squad with a lot of work to do but they showed some glimpses of promise for a successful season ahead.

Team: John Duddy, Paddy McGettigan, Diarmuid Martin, Joseph Devins, Niall Doolan, Shane Allen, David Cleary (1-0), Luke Kelly, Anthony Johnson, Donagh Prendergast (0-1), Mark Egan (1-1), Kieran Colclough (1-1), Josh Beaumount (1-3), Enda Daly, Benny Martin (0-1).
Subs used: Aaron Forde, Kevin Cleary, Rytis Liaukevicius, Declan McCormack.

Seniors
Our senior men had their first outing of 2017 when they took on Western Gaels of Roscommon in a challenge on Saturday night.  Despite several absentees due to county commitments and illness, Athlone still managed to field a strong and sizeable panel and a very late Daniel Reid goal gave them a 3-7 to 2-9 win in what was a very useful exercise against a strong Western Gaels side who featured plenty of intercountry experience.

The opening round of the ACFL is scheduled for this coming weekend with our Division 1 team scheduled to play Rosemount in Páirc Chiaráin at 8pm on Friday the 10th and the Division 4 team due to play St Paul's in Clonmellon at 3.30pm on Saturday 11th.

Well done to John Egan, Alan Gaughan and Noel Mulligan who all featured for Westmeath in their Allianz League opener against Carlow.

Groundsperson Vacancy
Vacancy for Groundsperson with Westmeath GAA CE Scheme located in various clubs, if you feel you will be eligible for this vacancy please contact your local Dept of Social Welfare office quoting vacancy number 2022140 or contact Liam during office hours on 086 2321362.

Referees Course:
A foundation Course for new referees for both football/hurling commences in TEG Cusack Park in early February.  To register for the course contact Michael Gordon at 0876884717 or email at mhgordon@eircom.net.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €2,850 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 5-14-24-26.
There was one match three winners.
Geraldine Egan c/o Bingo.
Next week's jackpot will be €3,000.

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8-30.Everyone welcome.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The Doyle Family, Retreat Heights.
The Fitzpatrick Family, Assumption Road.
The Hynes Family, Hodson Bay.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

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