Club Notes


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posted 10 Mar 2020, 14:31 by Athlone GAA

Fixtures

Senior Division 2: Athlone v Maryland away at 3pm Saturday March 14th

Senior Division 4: Athlone v The Downs away at 11am on Sunday, March 15th.

Athlone U10 girls will be playing in St. Loman’s on Saturday 14th March in a blitz starting at 1:30pm


ACFL Division 4

Athlone 2-11 Caulry 4-10

Our juniors began their league campaign when they hosted Caulry in a re-arranged Division 4 fixture in Páirc Chiaráin on Friday night last.  Athlone played very well in patches, but also showed plenty of ring-rustiness and squandered several good goal chances, as well as conceding some soft goals through slack defending, when going down to a frustrating five-point defeat.

Despite opening the scoring in the first minute through a Sean Dowd point, Athlone were second- best early on and trailed by 0-3 to 0-1 after five minutes.  However, they then settled and a Josh Beaumont free, followed by a Fionn Dowd point, brought them level, before three Beaumont scores in quick succession put them 0-6 to 0-3 ahead midway through the half.  Unfortunately, Athlone also missed some good goal chances in this period and they were made to rue these misses when a sloppy turnover in defence led to a pointed Caulry free, which was quickly followed by the game’s opening goal from the subsequent kickout.  A Paul Bannon free brought his side level again, but the visitors then struck for their second goal just before half time, after Athlone had turned the ball over in a good attacking position, to lead by 2-4 to 0-7 at the break.

Early second half points from Josh Beaumont and Sean Dowd reduced the gap to the minimum, but again their opponents hit three to put some daylight between the sides.  Conor Rushe kept Athlone in touch with a well-taken score, before a flowing move led to Josh Beaumont finishing to the net from close range to bring the sides level.  Sean Dowd the put his side in front, and despite Caulry eqaulising soon after, things looked for the home side when Conor Rushe added a second goal after another good move.  This left the scoreline 2-11 to 2-8 in Athlone’s favour with 15 minutes to play, but they were unable to push on in the final quarter, and after conceding a pointed free, they were rocked when Caulry regained the lead with their third goal, after the Athlone defence had been caught napping when another free came back off the post.  A fourth goal soon followed, after more uncertainty in the hosts’ defence and, despite creating several good goal chances of their own in the final minutes, Athlone were unable to add their total and the final score of the game came from a well-struck Caulry 45 in injury time to leave the final score 4-10 to 2-11 in their favour.

Athlone’s next game in Division 4 is away to The Downs at 11am next Sunday morning, while the next outing for the senior squad is against Maryland in Division 2.  This game was originally scheduled for Drumraney at 3pm on Saturday 24th, but may be moved to Páirc Chiaráin on Friday evening so keep an eye on social media for confirmation of this change.

Athlone: John Duddy, Eoin Jordan, Andy Lynam, Niall Doolan, David Fagan, Fergal Murray, Emmet Collins, Patrick Munnelly, Fionn Dowd (0-1), Donagh Prendergast, Sean Dowd (0-3), Conor Rushe (1-1), Josh Beaumont (1-5), Paul Bannon (0-1), Stephen O’Connor  Subs Used: Colin O’Leary, Dermot Bannon, Rory Donnellan, Patrick McGettigan, Richie Greene.

Gaelic4girls

Athlone GAA club will commence Gaelic4girls on Sunday the 15th March at 12.30pm. This initiative is run in the club by the LGFA Peil na mBan and is open to girls from 8-12 years of age who have played gaelic football before and would like to give it a go. Come along to Athlone on Sunday.   If you have any queries please contact Benny on 087 2842957.

Return of Sunday Morning Training:

Our Sunday morning training returned on Sunday last to great numbers. We had a special guest appearance from the Sam Maguire Cup which provided some great photo opportunities. It was great to see so many new faces in the club and we hope to see everyone again next week. A big thanks to all the mentors and parents who helped out on the day. Don’t forget our colouring competition runs till next week and a winner will be decided then.

2020 Registration:

Registration remains open for new and old members. All players/members must now register online.  We cater to boys and girls age four and upwards, and new members are always welcome. The first year is free in our nursery and u8 programme. Any queries please contact Joe Fallon at (086) 8846731

#fun #fitness #friendship

Lotto Results

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €3,600. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 19 and 25. There was 5 match 3 winners: Alan Varszegi c/o Mag’s Clan, Paul O’Connell c/o L. Roper, Jimmy and Mary Keegan c/o L. Roper, Mary Begley c/o Amby, Karen Healy c/o Mag’s Clan

Next week’s jackpot will be €3,750

Club Gear

Our club gear including training tops, tracksuits, jerseys, shorts and socks is now available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie  A new range of items have been added to the brochure so check it out.

Bingo

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

Vote of Sympathy

The Greene Family – Sarsfield Square

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam

Club Notes 3rd March 2020

posted 4 Mar 2020, 07:54 by Athlone GAA

ACFL Division 2

Athlone 1-12 Multyfarnham 1-9

Our senior men made a delayed return to competitive action after last week’s opening round cancellation when they overcame a dogged Multyfarnham side in round two of Division 2 of the All-County League in a wet and windy Páirc Chiaráin on Friday night.

After Shane Allen had opened the scoring with fine solo point, Athlone were rocked when the visitors struck for a goal after the home defence had been caught out by a long ball over the top. Two long-range efforts from John Connellan settled the home side, before John Stapleton put them back in front as they adjusted to the difficult conditions. A brace of scores from Ryan Gaffey, followed by a Richie Greene free stretched the lead further, but Multyfarnham kept in touch with two points in a minute, before Gaffey brought the first half scoring to a close with his third point to leave his 0-8 to 1-2 ahead at the break.

The same player opened the second half scoring with another good effort to put Athlone four points clear, but Multyfarnham now had wind advantage and they halved the deficit with two well-taken points from distance. The hosts needed a response and they got it when Shane Allen sidefooted to the net after Jack Quinn and Sam Omukoro had combined to create the chance. Any hopes that this would mean the end of the Multy challenge were unfounded, however, and three points to just one for Athlone from Ryan Gaffey left just a goal between the sides with 10 minutes still to play. A pair of close-range scores from Jack Quinn kept daylight between the sides, but Athlone were unable to put the game beyond their opponents and two injury time frees left only a kick of the ball in it with a minute’s additional time still to play. Fortunately for Athlone, Paul Bannon secured possession with a superb catch from the final kickout to set up one last attack, and although John Stapleton’s effort initially looked good, it was waved wide, however it proved to be the last kick of the game and Athlone had done enough to secure a hard-fought win on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-9.

Unfortunately, our Division 4 match versus Rosemount fell victim to the inclement weather so our juniors are still waiting for their first game of the year. Next weekend is a free weekend for both teams, with the next scheduled league games on the weekend of March 14-15th when our seniors are due to travel to Drumraney to take on Maryland in Division 2, while our juniors will hope to finally get their season started with an away game at The Downs in Division 4 (exact dates and start times TBC).

Athlone: Cathal Joyce, Jordan Marshment, James Finlass, Danny Lynam, Matty Darling, Danny Reid, Diarmuid Martin, Jack Quinn (0-2), John Stapleton (0-1), Donagh Prendergast, John Connellan (0-2), Shane Allen (1-1), Josh Beaumont, Ryan Gaffey (0-5), Richie Greene (0-1) Subs Used: Andy Lynam, Sam Omukoro, Paul Bannon, Niall Doolan.

Return of Sunday Nursery Training:

And we are back ! Our Sunday nursery returns this Sunday at 11.30am, everyone welcome. There will be people on site on this day also to assist with the registration process if you are having difficulties. We hope to see a great turnout next weekend and look forward to seeing some new faces (and old).

Medal Presentation Night

Our Athlone GAA Medal Presentation Night took place on Sat Feb 29th at 7.30pm in the clubhouse.  Medals were presented to our U 12, U14 and Minor (U18) Girls as well as our U14 and Minor Boys teams in recognition of their achievements in 2019. A big thanks to all the players, mentors, parents/ guardians, family and friends who turned out in what was very poor weather conditions.

2020 Registration:

Our first 2020 Registration day took place on Sunday 1st March at 11.30am. There was a super turnout on the day and a big thanks to Rachel, Denise and Julie for assisting in the registration of players. A big thanks also to everyone who helped out on the floor and in the kitchen and provided all the lovely treats for everyone in attendance. Please note all players/members must now register online at www.athlone.gaa.ie even if paying by cash on registration days. We cater to boys and girls age four and upwards, and new members are always welcome. The first year is free in our nursery and u8 programme. Any queries please contact Joe Fallon at (086) 8846731

#fun #fitness #friendship

Gaelic4Girls takes place in Athlone GAA beginning Sunday, 15th March at 12.30pm and is free.  This is an 8 week programme for girls age 8-12 who have never played gaelic football before.  Please come along on the 15th or contact Benny McNamara at 087 2842957

Lotto Results

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €3,450.

The numbers drawn were 19, 21, 25 and 30. There was six match 3 winners:

Paul O’Connell c/o L. Roper; Martin Flynn c/o M. Flynn, Ray Joyce c/o B. Mulvihill, Laura Fitzmaurice c/o Mags Clan,

Ann O’Sullivan c/o Ann O’Sullivan, Madeline McMonagle c/o Mags Clann

Next week’s jackpot will be €3,600

Note of Sympathy

The Collison & Molloy Family – Bloomfield Drive & Brawny

 

Club Gear

Our club gear including training tops, tracksuits, jerseys, shorts and socks is now available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie A new range of items have been added to the brochure so check it out.


Bingo

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

Club Notes - Monday, 24th February

posted 24 Feb 2020, 14:06 by Athlone GAA

Give Gaelic a Go
Open Day for boys and girls age 4+ takes place next Sunday 1st March at 11.30am and every Sunday thereafter.  New plauers very welcome, come along to Pairc Chiarain, bring a friend.  First Year Free for Nursery & Under 8s.#fun #fitness #friendship​​​​​

Lotto results 20/2/20
No winner of Thursday's €3,300 lotto jackpot. 
The numbers drawn were 1-20-22-29
3 match 3 as follows:
Kathleen Daly c/o M Heavin
Laura Craughwell c/o Amby
Gerry McKeown c/o Mags Clan
Next week’s jackpot is €3,450
Play online now, it could be you

Registration 2020
Please note that for 2020 all players and mentors must be registered BEFORE training and matches begin, otherwise they are NOT INSURED. Register online at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Gaelic for Girls is an 8 eight programme beginning 15th March in Pairc Chiarain for girls aged 8 to 12 who have never played gaelic football before. If you know any girl who would be interested please contact Benny McNamara at 087 2842957

Club gear is online at https://www.oneills.com/catalogsearch/result/?q= or www.athlone.gaa.ie

Note from Athlone GAA Executive: All pitches are closed until Sunday 1st March.  NO EXCEPTIONS

Club Notes - 7th February

posted 7 Feb 2020, 07:10 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​Lotto Results 6/2/2020
There was no winner of this week's lotto jackpot
The numbers drawn were 4-17-21-28
Damien Roper c/o L Roper
Teresa McCormack c/o L Roper
Ger Colclough c/o Online
4 Stars c/o Mags Clan
Next week's lotto jackpot is €3,150
Play online now, it could be you.

Registration
Please note that for 2020 all players and mentors must be registered BEFORE training/matches begin otherwise they are not insured and cannot play. Register online at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Gaelic for Girls is an 8 eight programme beginning 15th March in Pairc Chiarain for girls aged 8 to 12 who have never played gaelic football before. If you know any one who would be interested please contact Benny McNamara 087 2842957

Club gear including jerseys, half zip training tops, tracksuits, hoodys etc are online at https://www.oneills.com/catalogsearch/result/?q= or www.athlone.gaa.ie



Club Notes - 24th January 2020

posted 24 Jan 2020, 11:08 by Athlone GAA

Club Lotto €1.50 per panel
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO BUY  ONLINE A 10 week subscription for €15  https://www.locallotto.ie/play.asp?LL_ID=717 — supported by the Sheraton Athlone Hotel
Lotto Results – 23 Jan 
No winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. 
The winning numbers were 3-16-23-26.
There were 8 players match 3... 
Joe Fox c/o P Devaney
Pat Malone c/o Bingo
Shay c/o J Browne
Slan Abhaile c/o B Mulvihill
Marie Browne c/o Vals
Sheila Silke c/o M Flynn
Kennys Garage c/o L Roper
Fergal O’Toole c/o T Small
Next week’s jackpot is €2,850, play online now, in could be you.

Athlone GAA Membership is now online.  For 2020 all players must be registered before they begin training.
or on our website at www.athlone.gaa.ie 
or on facebook at Athlone GAA Official
or on Twitter @AthloneGaa 

All club gear including half zip training tops, jerseys, track suits etc. now online at www.oneills.com/athlone

Club Notes - 4th December 2019

posted 4 Dec 2019, 07:58 by Athlone GAA

Appointment of New Senior Manager

Athlone GAA Club are delighted to announce the appointment of former Mayo player Liam McHale as our new senior men’s team manager. Liam brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as a coach and selector with several teams, including the Mayo and Roscommon senior teams. We’d like to welcome Liam to the club and we look forward to working with him in 2020 and beyond.

AtAGM takes place in the Clubhouse this Friday 6th December at 8pm.  Everyone invited to attend.  Please support your Club.

Ladies Division 4 Minor County Final: 

Athlone 6-15 Delvin/St Pauls 3:05

Congratulations to our Minors who defeated Delvin last Sunday to win Div 4 Minor Championship Final.  Well done girls, we are very proud of you all and to their Manager Declan Nugent. See match photos on Athlone GAA Official Facebook page, thanks to Padraig Devaney Photographer.

Team: Wassini Henry, Claire Reidy, Ella Colclough, Amy Joyce, Leah Nugent, Eimear Galvin, Keeva Reid, Brionna Geoghegan,  Kate Faller, Aine DiTullio, Grace McGlynn, Ava Martin, Amy Nugent, Ellen O'Connell, Kate Mannion, Terry Byrne, Lucy Denby, Aoife Dully.

Club Gear:  Our club gear including training tops, tracksuits, jerseys, shorts and socks is now available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie  Any queries contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

Christmas Party:   Our Children’s Christmas Party takes place this Saturday 7th December at 4pm.  Colour competition, face painting, fun & games, everyone welcome.

Lotto Results

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1,650.  The numbers drawn were 8-9-15-21. There was 2 match 3 winners:  Six in a Row c/o Richie Daly and Fursa c/o Amby.  Next week’s jackpot will be €1,800. Play online for only €15 for ten weeks.


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

Club Notes - November 2019

posted 16 Nov 2019, 02:44 by Athlone GAA

AGM will take place on Friday 6th December at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome

Fixtures

Best of luck to our Minor ladies as they take on Ballycomoyle in the semi final on Sunday 17th November at 12pm in Pairc Chiarain.  Everyone please come along and support the ladies.

Congratulations

Congratulations to the Southern Gaels u16 hurling team on defeating Delvin in the Division 2 championship county final. A super achievement and well done to all players and mentors.

 

Club Gear

Our club gear including training tops, tracksuits, jerseys, shorts and socks is now available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie  Any queries contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

 

Lotto Results

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1,950

The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 15 and 27 and there was 9 match 3 winners:

Next week’s jackpot will be €2,100

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

 

Athlone GAA - Volunteers Wanted 2020 
We are looking for more volunteers to help in the Club in 2020.  Can you assist in any way in any of the following areas - registration, fundraising, child welfare, social media, report writing or selling club gear.  
If you have an hour or two to spare, please call or text Nigel Johnson, Secretary at 086 3326335 or Fergal O'Toole, Chairman at 087 9553041.  #SupportYourClub

Votes of Sympathy

Collins Family – Mullingar

O’Hara Family – Carrick on Shannon

Athlone GAA Club Notes - Monday 7th October

posted 7 Oct 2019, 13:32 by Athlone GAA

Results:
Sunday 6th October: U14 Div 1 Semi Final 
Athlone 3-17 v Millmore Gaels 4-13 

Congratulations to our U14s who after a nail biting finish qualified for the County Final (match report to follow) See match photos on Athlone GAA Official Facebook and thank you to Padraig Devaney Photographer @DevPhoto.




Athlone GAA - Volunteers Wanted 2020 
We are looking for more volunteers to help in the Club in 2020.  Can you assist in any way in any of the following areas - registration, fundraising, child welfare, social media, report writing or selling club gear.  
If you have an hour or two to spare, please call or text Nigel Johnson, Secretary at 086 3326335 or Fergal O'Toole, Chairman at 087 9553041.  #SupportYourClub

Fixtures
Minor Shield Final Postponed - details of re-fixture to be confirmed.

Saturday 12th October
U8 boys are hosting a blitz with Rosemount, Caulry and St. Joseph’s Doorabarefield from 11:30am
Junior ladies are at home to The Downs Div 4 league semi-final at 12pm

Friday Night Lights Blitz for our younger players takes place in the Club on Friday, 18th October at 7pm followed by medal presentation.  All groups involved with be contacted by text/whatsapp.  This promises to be a great evening so don't miss it. #fun #fitness #friendship

Book the Babysitter!
As a thank you to everyone who volunteered in any way this year with the running of the Club, both on and off the field, there will be an end of season dinner in the Clubhouse on Saturday 19th October at 8pm. Everyone welcome including partners.  (Please RSVP Joe Fallon at 086 8846731 so we had an idea of numbers for food).

Club Gear
Please note our club gear is now available on www.athlone.gaa.ie or www.oneills.com/athlone

Club Notes - 30th September 2019

posted 30 Sept 2019, 13:37 by Athlone GAA

Fixtures

Minors Div 2 Final Saturday 2pm in Rosemount

Athlone v Lilliput Gaels

 

U14s Div 1 Champsionship Semi Final Sunday 11am in Ballymore

Athlone v Millmore Gaels


U14 Girls County Final Group D

Hard luck to our Athlone U14 Girls in the Group D final on Saturday against Clann Gaels. With five minutes to go we led by two points, but a free kick to Clann Gaels that came off the upright was finished to the net.

Immediately after we conceded a 2nd goal from the kickout that they didn’t recover from.

Some great performances by all our players in a this very competitive game, the girls gave it everything but luck wasn't on their side. Final score 6-5 to 4-6

Athlone Team:  Lydia Mulvihill, Merisa Kiripati, Chloe Gaffney, Kate Cannon Egan, Abi Joyce, Aine DiTullio, Abby Farrell, Katie Dwyer, Gemma Mannion, Ceara Dwyer, Amy Quinn, Orla Surlis, Kodie Hannon, Aine Martin, Ciara Murphy, Lucy Brett, Sarah McNamara, Aine Galvin, Jillian Begley, Grace McGlynn, Ellie Denby, Ciara Hughes, Sammy Okodugha, Ruby Hardiman, Aobha Kenny


U10 Clann nan Gael Tournament

Our u9/u10 squad made the short trip to Johnstown on Saturday last to compete in the Clann Tournament. 12 teams from Dublin, Sligo, Galway, Westmeath and Roscommon put on a fantastic display of football in what was a superbly competitive competition. Athlone were pitted against Fingallians (Dublin), Roscommon Gaels (Roscommon) and St Brigids (Roscommon). 3 groups games followed for both the u9 and u10 teams. The u10s held a 100% record in the group stages topping their group with the u9s winning two and drawing one to also top their group. The semi-finals of the Cup competitions followed with the u10s facing locals Padraig Pearses and the u9s up against Fingallians. The u10s were narrowly pipped after extra time by the eventual winners Padraig Pearses, where our u9’s lost out to a stronger Fingallians side. The lads put on a superb display of tacking, blocking and teamwork throughout the day and were a credit to their coaches. A big thanks to Clann na nGael for a great day out for all our players and also to their hard work and dedication in organising it. Well done to all involved.

Nursery Training

Football for boys and girls in our nursery programme finished on Sunday last with a great turnout where all players received their end of year medals. This was a great way to finish off a very enjoyable season of football for this group of players. We would to thank all the parents for bringing the kids down week in week out and we look forward to them all returning next year again to Athlone GAA club. A big thanks to all the coaches for their fantastic help throughout the year and all parents and helpers who served teas, coffees and treats on Sunday last.  

Wedding Bells:  

Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life to John Connellan and Ailbhe Wright McNamara who were married recently.


Club Gear

Our club gear including rainjackets, hoodys,half zip training tops, tracksuits, jerseys, shorts and socks are now available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie see main page  or www.oneills.com/athlone


Lotto Results

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €5,250

The numbers drawn were 3, 20, 28, 30.  There was 4 match 3 winners:

Fergus and Patrick c/o M. Collins,

Michael Galvin c/o T Small,

Niamh Galvin c/o T Small

Ger Kinneavy c/o Seamus Downes.

Next week’s jackpot will be €5,400.

 

Bingo

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

 

Cash for Clobber

Thank you so much to everyone who brought a bag or two to the Club last Sunday.  All monies raised goes directly to underage football.


Vote of Sympathy

Murray Family – Talbot Avenue

Carberry Family – Newtowncarberry

Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anam


Athlone GAA Club - Monday, 23rd September

posted 23 Sept 2019, 13:41 by Athlone GAA

Lotto Results

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €5,100

The numbers drawn were 3,18, 24, 26 and there was 1 match 3 winner: Sonny c/o L. Roper

Next week’s jackpot will be €5,250. Play online for only €15 for ten weeks

 

Results

U14 Div 1 Championship

Athlone 2-16 St. Lomans Mullingar 3-7

Well done lads, semi final details to follow.

 

U12 Girls Div 2 County Final

Hard luck to our U12 Girls defeated by a strong Kinnegad side on Saturday.  They gave their all but it wasn’t to be, the future is very bright for this hardworking bunch of girls a credit to their families and the Club.

 

U14 Girls County Final

Best of luck to our U14 Girls as they take on Clan Gaels in the County Final, date & time to be confirmed.

 

Club Fundraiser - Cash for Clobber

Get rid of your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, bed linen, curtains etc.  Place all items in black bags and drop to the Club between 11am-1pm on Sunday.  Please support.

Underage Training

Last training session takes place on Sunday morning from 11.30-12.30 in Pairc Chiarain.  Any queries contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731

Gaelic for Mothers and Others takes place every Monday at 8pm.  Ladies all ages welcome. Get fit and have a laugh.....

Club Gear

Our club gear including training tops, tracksuits, jerseys, shorts and socks is now available online at www.athlone.gaa.ie or www.oneills.com/athlone

Bingo

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

Save our Hospice

Thanks to everyone who turned out in huge numbers to help at last weekends “Save our Hospice” fundraiser in the Club and collected a huge amount of money.  Please continue to support south Westmeath Hospice as they continue the fight to remain open at www.southmeathhospice.ie

 

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