Club Notes


Club Notes - Monday, 3rd December

posted 3 Dec 2018, 07:02 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 3 Dec 2018, 07:03 ]


​​​​​Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €1,950 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 4-16-19-20
There was 1 match three winners.
Rose Grenham c/o Bingo
Next weeks jackpot will be €2,100.

Athlone GAA AGM
Our AGM takes place on Friday, 7th December at 8pm sharp in Aras Chiarain.  All members aged 18+ are invited to attend. 

Christmas Raffle: Draw takes place in the Sheraton Hotel on 23rd December.  1st prize Exotic Getaway + €500 towards cost of flights, 2nd Spa Day for 2 in the Sheraton, 3rd Dinner for 2 in La Provence, 4th Large Christmas Hamper 5th All-4 One Voucher. Tickets €5 or 3 for €10.  Please support the raffle as all funds go directly in running the Club.

Club Gear for Christmas
Beanie hats will be in on Wednesday, also anyone who ordered club gear please contact Teresa at 087 6799472 asap. Thanks

Club Notes - Monday 19th November 2018

posted 18 Nov 2018, 14:11 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 18 Nov 2018, 15:21 ]

Under 20 Championship Semi-Final
Athlone 2-9 The Downs 1-10
Our U20s qualified for the first Westmeath Under 20 Final when they travelled to The Downs on Saturdy afternoon to take on a very strong home side in the semi-final and came away with a deserved win after a thrilling encounter played in perfect conditions.  see match report on left.

Division 6B Playoff
Our Junior B team were scheduled to play a playoff against neighbours Garrycastle at 11.30am on Sunday morning for a place in the Division 6B final but, unfortunately, as this team had been backboned by members of our Under 20 panel who had won an intense and energy-sapping semi-final the previous afternoon, we were unable to fulfil the fixture due to concerns over player welfare.  It was felt that it was unfair to ask these players to tog out again less than 20 hours after such a tough game, especially with the Under 20 final scheduled for next weekend and several players also due to be involved in colleges' championship matches in midweek.  This was a disappointing end to what had been a good debut season for our third team and we hope all the players who featured on it throughout the year make themselves available again in 2019.  That said, we also need some more sensible scheduling from the county board, as there is no need for a Junior B league, featuring only seven teams and which could hardly have been delayed due to players having intercounty commitments in the summer, to be still ongoing in mid-November.  Apologies to any supporters who didn't receive prior notification that the game had been cancelled.

End of Year Dinner Dance
We had a very successful and enjoyable night in Shamrock Lodge on Friday night at our End of Year Dinner Dance/Reunion. Thanks to Alan McCaul and all the staff in the Shamrock Lodge for their wonderful hospitality and as always to our fantastic Photographer Padraig Devaney. See Athlone GAA Official.

Athlone GAA AGM
Our AGM takes place on Friday, 7th December at 8pm in Aras Chiarain.  All members aged 18+ are invited to attend. 

Christmas Raffle: Draw takes place in the Sheraton Hotel on 23rd December.  1st prize Exotic Getaway + €500 towards cost of flights, 2nd Spa Day for 2 in the Sheraton, 3rd Dinner for 2 in La Provence, 4th Large Christmas Hamper 5th All-4 One Voucher. Tickets €5 or 3 for €10.  Please support the raffle as all funds go directly in running the Club.

New beanie hats are in, reserve yours now before they're all gone.  Contact Teresa at 087 6799472

​​​​​Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €1,650 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 6-8-15-26
There was 1 match three winner.
Michelle Somers c/o Mags Daly
Next weeks jackpot will be €1,800.

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

Club Notes - Monday, 5th November

posted 5 Nov 2018, 13:16 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​Under 20 Championship Quarter-Final
Athlone 3-12 Shandonagh 1-8
A clinically taken hat-trick of goals from Stephen O'Connor, allied to a superb defensive performance, gave our U20 team a surprisingly comfortable win against a fancied Shandonagh side in this quarter-final played in Páirc Chiaráin on Saturday afternoon.

Beginning the game with the aid of a strong breeze, Athlone got off to a dream start with a goal straight from the throw-in, when Diarmuid Martin and Shane Allen combined to set up Stephen O'Connor, who finished emphatically.  A long-range Luke Kelly free, followed by a Benny Martin point continued the good start, before O'Connor reacted quickest to a loose ball in the large square for his second goal.  Shandonagh got on the board with a close range free but two well-struck 45's from Luke Kelly and a JJ Offorjama score give Athlone a 10-point lead after 20 minutes.  However, they suffered a setback when Kelly was dismissed for dissent following a second Shandonagh pointed free, and although Daniel Reid replied from distance, the visitors then enjoyed their best spell of the half and added two more frees to reduce the gap as half-time approached.  To their credit though, the Athlone lads rallied and late points from Benny Martin and Shane Allen restored their 10-point advantage at the break, 2-8 to 0-4.

Playing into wind, and a man down, Athlone needed to keep things tight in the opening minutes of the second half, but instead their lead was halved in the first five minutes when some sloppy turnovers led to two pointed frees and a goal from a penalty.  All the momentum now appeared to be with the visitors, but an inspirational score from Shane Allen, followed by Stephen O'Connor's hat-trick goal with another cool finish after a brilliant team move, took the sting out of their comeback.  Josh Beaumont added a point from a free, while it took Shandonagh until the 53rd minute to get their only score from play, a measure of how well the Athlone defence played against their highly-rated opponents.  Further points from JJ Offorjama and Benny Martin put the seal on an impressive all-round performance, as Athlone qualified for an away semi-final against the winner of the quarter-final between The Downs and Caulry, at a time and date to be confirmed.

Athlone:  John Duddy, Joe Devins, James Finlass, Paddy Ryan, Donagh Prendergast, Diarmuid Martin, Paddy McGettigan, Shane Allen (0-2), Daniel Reid (0-1), JJ Offorjama (0-2), Luke Kelly (0-3), Sean Dowd, Josh Beaumont (0-1), Stephen O'Connor (3-0), Benny Martin (0-3) Subs Used:  Conor Rushe, Niall Doolan, Enda Daly.

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.

Club gear for Christmas
We are selling half zip training tops, jerseys, shorts, gear bags and beanie hats.  Contact Teresa at 087 6799472 or see our price list on Athlone GAA Official facebook page.

Halloween Camp
A great week was had by all at the recent Halloween Camp held in Pairc Chiarain under the supervision of Darren Magee (Westmeath GDA).  A big thank you to Darren and his team of coaches Ellen, Edel, Anthony, James, Donagh, Eoin & Chulainn for all their hardwork and the great turnout of children who attended the camp.

Lotto Results:
The numbers drawn were 1-10-18-23.
There were three winners of the jackpot.
Monica & Majella c/o Mags Daly.
Tom & Marie Jinks c/o Mags Daly.
Tommy Blaine c/o Andy O`Sullivan.
There were three match three winners.
Barney c/o Brian Mulvihill.
Ned Johnson c/o Amby Fogarty.
Jimmy Allen c/o Online.
Next weeks jackpot will be €1500.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The Loughlin Family, Delvin.
The Claffey Family, Dublin Road.
The Daly Family, Retreat Park.
The Nally Family, The Moorings.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday 29th October

posted 30 Oct 2018, 12:17 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​Under 20 Championship

Athlone 2-17 Coralstown-Kinnegad 3-8

Our Under 20s qualified for the quarter-final of this year’s championship with a deserved win over a game Coralstown-Kinnegad side 

Athlone got off to an ideal start when Benny Martin popped over a point after Shane Allen had created the chance with a powerful run straight from the throw-in.  Martin added a second soon after and when the subsequent kickout was intercepted by Josh Beaumont, Stephen O’Connor finished coolly to the net for the game’s opening goal.  Benny Martin from a free and Luke Kelly stretched the lead further, before the visitors got on the board with a point after 10 minutes.  Another superb Athlone move led to captain Daniel Reid blasting home the second goal and a long-range Paddy McGettigan point put the home side 10 points to the good midway through the half.  However, Athlone seemed to become a little complacent at this stage and Kinnegad gradually brought themselves back into the match with three unanswered points, and they got a huge boost on the stroke of half-time with a well-worked goal leaving just four points between sides, 2-6 to 1-5 in Athlone’s favour.

After letting their opponents back into the match, Athlone needed a good start to the second half and they got that through early points from Shane Allen and Diarmuid Martin.  Further points from Kieran Colclough and Benny Martin stretched the lead further, but again Kinnegad fought back and a second goal, after Athlone had turned the ball over in attack, reduced the home side’s lead to three.  Benny Martin settled Athlone nerves with a couple of close range frees, which were followed by a Sean Dowd score from play and a Kieran Colclough 45 to put daylight between the sides again.  Further points from young sub Eamon Martin with his first touch, Luke Kelly and a Josh Beaumont free made the game safe for Athlone, although the visitors had the final say with their third goal late in the game leaving the final score 2-17 to 3-8 in Athlone’s favour.

Next up for Athlone is a home quarter-final against Shandonagh next weekend, with the exact time and date to be confirmed.

Athlone:  John Duddy, Joe Devins, James Finlass, Niall Doolan, Donagh Prendergast, Diarmuid Martin (0-1), Paddy McGettigan (0-1), Shane Allen (0-1), Daniel Reid (1-0), Kieran Colclough (0-3), Luke Kelly (0-2), Sean Dowd (0-1), Josh Beaumont (0-1), Stephen O’Connor (1-0), Benny Martin (0-6) Subs Used:  JJ Offorjama, Conor Rushe, Paddy Ryan, Eamon Martin (0-1), Tadhg Prendergast, Enda Daly.

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.  Tickets will also be on sale in the Clubhouse next Friday 2nd November from 8pm. 

Christmas - Club Gear
We are taking orders now for club gear; half zip training tops, beanie hats, gear bags, jerseys, shorts and socks.  Last day for ordering (4/11/2018).  Contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The Flynn & Silke Families, Moydrum.
The Fitzgerald Family, Newtowncarberry.
The Meade Family, Assumption Road
The Forde Family, The Pigeons
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

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.

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