Club Notes


Club Notes - Monday, 3rd July

posted 3 Jul 2017, 14:51 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 3 Jul 2017, 14:55 ]

​​​​​Westmeath Ladies GAA Junior Championship
Athlone 3-9 Ballycomoyle 3-7

Athlone Junior Ladies win opening match in a tough battle. see match report on left....

Cake Sale & Coffee Morning
Thanks a million to everyone who supported our very successful cake sale and coffee morning for underage football last Sunday.  It was great to see to many people in the Clubhouse.  Tea/coffee available every Sunday during training.  Thanks as always to Photographer Padraig Devaney, see photos on facebook.

Underage training continues this Sunday 9th July at 11.30am. Boys & girls all ages very welcome.  Remember gumshields are compulsory for all players from nursery to seniors to training as well as matches or you are not insured.  No gumshield, no game.

Club gear will be on sale in the Clubhouse on Sunday from 11.30-1pm or contact Teresa at 087 6799472.

Cul Camps 2017
Official GAA Cul Camps takes place in Athlone GAA Club from Monday, 24th to Friday, 28th July from 10am-2.30pm for boys and girls age 6-13. Cost only €60 including backpack and club gear.  To book online or for further information see https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie  Everyone welcome including complete beginners.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €6,000 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 8-18-23-30.
There was one match three winner.
Kinga c/o Padraig Devaney.
Next weeks jackpot will be €6,150.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The Colclough and Byrne Families. 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 26th June

posted 26 Jun 2017, 07:59 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​U11 Boys:
The U11 Boys were invited to take part in an U11 blitz in Mullingar on Sunday 25th last hosted by Mullingar Shamrocks. This was an extremely well run competition and featured storied clubs from all over the country with the likes of Salthill/Knocknacarra from Galway, St Colmcilles & Navan O’Mahony’s from Meath, Killoe from Longford and Baltinglass from Wicklow in attendance as well as some local teams from Westmeath. With Westmeath playing in headquarters and the holiday season starting to take hold, the Athlone bus left down a large number of regulars and only able to tog out 12 players, including an u10!! There was a palpable sense of trepidation as we arrived in Springfield and saw that we were drawn with Erins Isle of Dublin, Salthill/Knocknacarra of Galway and Maynooth of Kildare. However, what the Athlone boys lacked in quantity, they more than made up for in quality of effort and desire and while they were well beaten by Erins Isle in the first game a draw versus Salthill in the second game and a very narrow defeat to Maynooth saw the lads through to a Shield semi-final versus Killucan. The lads produced a stunning performance in this game and led from pillar to post to set up a Shield final versus St Loman’s of Mullingar. The final was another fabulous display by the lads and despite their bright red faces and aching limbs they worked incredibly hard for each other and deservedly came out as victors, thus securing the Shield. Great credit goes to these lads who showed that they are not over awed by anyone and simply put their heads down and got on with the job and all present were delighted that they received some silverware to bring back to Pairc Chiarain.

The 12 Athlone apostles were: John Fleming, Cillian Geary, Cathal Hardiman, Conor Hughes, Darragh Lough, Evan McMickan, Tiernan Mitchell, Luke Nicholson, Ruairi O’Duibhir, Ian Rushe, Shane Wheatley and Brandon Varszegi.

U12 Boys:
The Athlone boys travelled to Kinnegad on Wednesday last for the latest round of the U12 Westmeath League. As normal, there were two games, one for the U12s and one for the U11s. Athlone managed to tog out 31 players on the night and great credit must go to the parents for making the long trip on a week day.

The U12 game was played on the main pitch and it was truly a game of two halves. With a strong breeze blowing down the pitch, it was Athlone who dominated with the wind in the first half and led comfortably at the break. However, all present knew that the second half would be a different affair and so it proved. From the throw-in the Coralstown-Kinnegad lads attacked in waves but were met with determined defence from the visitors and despite conceding two goals before the midpoint of the second half the well drilled Athlone lads managed to tack on a few vital points to emerge victorious on a score line of 2-11 to 2-06. This was a really exciting game of football played by two very good teams and the Athlone boys left knowing that they had been in a game.

The U11 game proved to be more one sided as the visitors dominated from start to finish. They are really starting to gel as a group and are playing a lovely brand of football that is very pleasing on the eye. Fair play to the Coralstown-Kinnegad lads who kept going to the very end. Lesser teams might have dropped the heads but they were a credit to their club with the way they battled. Many thanks to the Coralstown-Kinnegad mentors for the games.    

The Athlone panel on the night was: Brian Collins, Luke Farrell, Ciaran Finlay, Cillian Geary, Kyle Greene, Toby Heavey, Conor Hughes, Matthew Keane, Josh Kenny, Kyle Mahon, Ben Manning, Johnny Martin, Lorcan McCormack, Cillian McGowan, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Tiernan Mitchell, Ben Murray, Luke Nicholson, Luke O’Connell, Ruairi O’Duibhir, Daniel Omukoro, Piaras Rohan, Ian Rushe, Jason Rushe, Niall Tallon, Jason Ukatu, Brandon Varszegi, Luke Whelan and Brandon Wykes.

Sunday 2nd July
Championship Group 1
Athlone Junior ladies v Ballycomoyle at 7pm in Pairc Chiarain

Cake Sale & Coffee Morning
Please support our cake sale and coffee morning to raise much need funds for underage football which takes place in the Clubhouse next Sunday 2nd July at 12.30pm.

Underage training continues this Sunday 2nd July at 11.30am. Boys & girls all ages very welcome.  Remember gumshields are compulsory for all players from nursery to seniors to training as well as matches or you are not insured.  No gumshield, no game.

Club gear will be on sale in the Clubhouse on Sunday from 11.30-1pm or contact Teresa at 087 6799472.

Cul Camps 2017
Official GAA Cul Camps takes place in Athlone GAA Club from Monday, 24th to Friday, 28th July from 10am-2.30pm for boys and girls age 6-13. To book online or for further information see https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie  Everyone welcome including complete beginners.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €5850 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 5-6-8-26.
There were 5 match 3 winners.
Niall Lynch c/o Martin Flynn.
Michelle Somers c/o Mags Daly.
James Kilroy c/o Denis O'Sullivan.
Gerry Daly c/o Gerry Daly.
Niall Lynch c/o Martin Flynn.
next weeks jackpot will be €6,000.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Kelly Family, Tormey villas.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

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

Club Notes - Monday, 19th June

posted 21 Jun 2017, 15:56 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​Westmeath
Well done to Alan Gaughan, John Egan, Noel Mulligan, Jordan Marshment and the Westmeath Senior footballers who defeated Offaly in the Leinster Championship on Saturday, and best of luck against the Dubs!

Minor Boys
Many thanks to all local businesses who took part in our recent sponsors’ draw for the minor boys team. Thank you to the following: Countyphotos; The Olive Bar; The Creggan Court Hotel; Supermac's; Cunningham's Pharmacy; Boland's Dentist; Kilroy Tyre Depot; The Shamrock Lodge Hotel; Downes & Sons Auctioneers; McDonalds; Nuts Corner; Marist College GAA; Val Beaumont; Permanent TSB; The Piano Bar; and Niall G. Lynch Insurance Brokers.

Congratulations to Countyphotos and Kilroy Tyre Depot who won the sponsorship draw and whose logos will be used on new gear for our minor team as they embark on their championship campaign.

Many thanks also to Croughan's SuperValu, Athlone for hosting a bag pack for the minor boys on Saturday 3rd of June and to everybody who donated to it.

Underage training continues on Sunday at 11.30am. Boys & girls all ages very welcome.  Remember gumshields are compulsory for all players from nursery to seniors to training as well as matches or you are not insured.  No gumshield, no game.

Club gear will be on sale in the Clubhouse on Sunday from 11.30-1pm or contact Teresa at 087 6799472.

Cul Camps 2017
Official GAA Cul Camps takes place in Athlone GAA Club from Monday, 24th to Friday, 28th July from 10am-2.30pm for boys and girls age 6-13. To book online or for further information see https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie  Everyone welcome including complete beginners.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €5,700 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 3-10-21-26.
There were 5 match 3 winners.
P. Dowling c/o Liam Roper.
Eamon Martin c/o Ritchie Daly.
Marie Shields c/o Teresa Small.
Patsy Rafferty c/o Mags Daly.
John Connellan c/o Teresa Small.
Next weeks jackpot will be €5,850.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The Roche Family, Kildare and formerly Arcadia.
The Bolger Family, Connelly Street.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Tuesday, 6th June

posted 6 Jun 2017, 14:34 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​ACFL Division 1:
Athlone 0-9 Garrycastle 3-13

Boys U16 League Division 2
Athlone 7-9 Milltownpass 4-13

U12 Boys:
Athlone v Clann na nGael
Last Wednesday saw our U11/12 teams host our neighbours from across the Shannon, Clann na nGael, in the latest round of the Walsh Cup. On a perfect evening for football we togged 30 players and given that his was our third outing in eight days, it speaks volumes for the commitment of the players and the massive co-operation of the parents that we continue to turn out such large numbers. 

The older group of U12s were missing a few regulars due to holidays and injury but the lads that were there put in an excellent display. The improvement in their play over the past few months is evident for all to see and they are trying to play the game as it should be played with speed and movement. On the night, the lads simply had too much for a very hard working and well coached Clann side and at the final whistle the home side had run out deserved victors.
 
The U11s match was a very exciting and entertaining one. The visitors flew in to an early lead and looked at one stage that they might run away with things but the Athlone lads upped their performance in the second half and gradually dragged themselves back in to the game and in the end managed a share of the spoils with this very good Clann side. Many thanks to Anthony McManus and the rest of the Clann crew for marking the trip. We hope to repay the favour later in the summer.

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, Kyle Mahon, Johnny Martin, Lorcan McCormack, Cillian McGowan, Evan McMickan, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Tiernan Mitchell, Luke Nicholson, Luke O’Connell, Ruairi O’Duibhir, Daniel Omukoro, Ian Rushe, Jason Rushe, Niall Tallon, Jason Ukatu, Brandon Varszegi, Shane Wheatley, Luke Whelan and Brandon Wykes.

Underage football
Gaelic football for boys and girls continues on Sunday 11th June, new players all ages and all abilities very welcome.  Come along on Sunday or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519

Club gear (jerseys, shorts, half zip training tops, beanie hats, gear bags, rain jackets etc) on sale in the Clubhouse on Sunday 11th from 11am-1pm or contact Teresa at 087 6799472.  There will be no club shop on Sunday 18th June.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €5,400 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 8-12-15-19.
There were 6 match three winners.
Mary Somers c/o Mags Daly
Richie & Mags c/o Mags Daly
Kayleigh McCoy c/o Mags Daly 
Mary Menton c/o L Roper
Hannah, James & Eoin c/o S Downes
Seamus Downes c/o S Downes
Next weeks jackpot will be €5,550.

Club Notes - Monday, 15th May

posted 16 May 2017, 15:02 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​ACFL Division 1:
Athlone 1-9 Tang 1-10
see match report on left....

Minor League Division 1
Athlone 3-13 St. Mary's Rochfortbridge 1-10
It's 5 league wins (and 2 in the space of five days) on the spin for the minor boys as they saw off a battling St. Mary's Rochfortbridge on Sunday evening. The home side got off to a good start and early points from Luke Kelly, Josh Beaumont (2), and Sean Dowd saw them lead by 4. Rochfortbridge pulled the game back level with 4 points of their own. A point each from Shane Allen and Enda Daly put Athlone ahead again before a bullet of a goal from Josh Beaumont after a clever through ball from Mark Egan.  Rochfortbridge responded with a point before a fortuitous OG gave Athlone breathing space at half time with the score 2-7 to 0-5.  see full match report on left....

Cul Camps 2017
Official GAA Cul Camps takes place in Athlone GAA from Monday, 24th to Friday, 28th July for boys and girls age 6-13. To book online or for further information see https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Underage football continues every Sunday at 11.30am.  Boys and girls all ages and all abilities welcome. Come along on Sunday or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.

Club gear is on sale in the Clubhouse every Sunday from 11am-1pm or contact Teresa at 087 6799472.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €4,950 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 7-9-15-19.
There were six match three winners.
Margaret & Frances c/o Michael Collins.
Paul Coughlan c/o Brian Melinn.
Kevin Martin c/o Ritchie Daly.
Laura Fitzmaurice c/o Mags Daly.
Jackie McLoughlan c/o Liam Roper.
Andy O'Sullivan c/o A. O'Sullivan.
Next weeks jackpot will be €5,100.

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

Athlone GAA Golfing Society:
The Athlone GAA Golfing Society travelled to Portumna Golf Club on Saturday last. There was a great turnout on a beautiful golf course.
The following are the prizewinners.
1st Prize: Rory Quinn (40pts).
2nd Prize: Danny O`Connor (38pts).
3rd Prize: Patrick Melinn (37pts).
4th Prize: Brian Melinn (36pts). 

Ladies Prize: Lizzy O'Sullivan (36pts).
1st Nine: Denis O'Sullivan (20pts).
2nd Nine: Sheila Geraghty  (19pts).

Visitors Prize: Alacoque O`Connor (29pts).
2's Prize: Kay Vaughan.
The next outing will be held at Nenagh Golf Club on Saturday, 10th June.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Warren Family, St. Francis Tce.
The Colclough Family, Caislain Riada.
The Earls Family, Talbot Avenue.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 8th May

posted 8 May 2017, 14:54 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​ACFL Division 1
Athlone 3-9 St Mary’s, Rochfortbrige 2-12
see match report on left....

ACFL Div 4
Athlone 7-18 Tubberclair 0-7

U12 Boys:
The U12s made the long trip to Killucan for the second round of the Westmeath Division 1 league on Wednesday 26th April last and came home with two good victories against a depleted home team. Due to Confirmation in the area, the hosts were missing a number of regulars which left them vulnerable to a hungry Athlone squad. The visitors togged out 32 players on the night split evenly between u11s and U12s and both sides performed very well. On a dry and warm evening, the energy shown by the lads was excellent and the fact that each Athlone side had 5 or 6 subs to roll on and off meant that at the long whistle there was a wide margin between the teams. Many thanks to Killucan lads for hosting the game on an inconvenient night for them. We look forward to returning the favour when they visit Pairc Chiarain later in the year.

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

U12 Boys:
The lads had their first match in the 2017 Walsh Cup against the host club Ballinasloe on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning last. This was without doubt the best performance of the year from this very hard working group. This competition is a little different from what we are used to in the Westmeath League with two 11-a-side games being played at the same time between the U12s and the U11s of each club. The lower numbers and tighter pitch seemed to suit the Athlone Boys on the day as they were at it from the first whistle and put in a performance that was eye-catching for its skill level. From the kick outs to the score taking, all aspects of the game were very impressive. Both teams really showed their skills and ran out deserved winners on score-lines of 4-14 to 1-07 in the U12 game and 2-15 to 1-05 in the U11 game. From 1 to 32, the lads put in brilliant performances and were a credit to their club.

The Athlone panel on the day was: Brian Collins, Cian Dolan, Luke Farrell, Ciaran Finlay, John Fleming, Kyle Greene, Cathal Hardiman, Toby Heavey, Conor Hughes, Josh Kenny, Ben Manning, Johnny Martin, Lorcan McCormack, Cillian McGowan, Evan McMickan, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Tiernan Mitchell, Luke Nicholson, Luke O’Connell, Ruairi O’Duibhir, Daniel Omukoro, Mark Rockett, Piaras Rohan, Ian Rushe, Jason Rushe, Niall Tallon, Jason Ukatu, Shane Wheatley, Luke Whelan and Brandon Wykes.

Athlone U12 Girls
Athlone travelled to Streamstown on Thursday last to take on Kilbeggan/St Josephs in the Girls’ Under 12 league.  Athlone got off to a great start with a goal and a point from Grace McGlynn, but, with the aid of a strong wind, Kilbeggan took over and led by 1-5 to 1-4 at half-time. A great second half performance from the Athlone defence laid the foundation for the win, and goals from Aine DiTullio and Katie Dwyer saw Athlone the victors on a final score of 3-8 to 1-6.
Athlone: Ciara Murphy, Abbie Farrell, Aoife Mc Givern, Kayla Dunne, Abi Joyce, Orla Surlis, Aine Martin, Aine Di Tullio, Kenzi Francis, Kelly Donoghue, Katie Dwyer, Gemma Mannion, Grace Mc Glynn, Ciara Hughes, Sarah Mc Namara, Jillian Begley, Merisa Kiripati, Lore Okedugha, Aobha Kenny, Aine Galvin.

U10/U8 Girls Blitz
Well done to all the U8 and U10 girls who participated in the blitz held on Wednesday last at Páirc Chiaráin. A big thank you to the visiting clubs - Caulry, Garrycastle and Goldsmith Girls, who helped make it such a great evening.  See the Athlone GAA Official Facebook page for match & team photos and thanks as always to club photographer Padraig Devaney for taking and posting those.

Congratulations to Athlone's Kate Murphy and the rest of the girls who won the Westmeath U14 C Final last Saturday. Well done girls.

Cul Camps 2017
Official GAA Cul Camps takes place in Athlone GAA from Monday, 24th to Friday, 28th July for boys and girls age 6-13. To book online or for further information see https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Underage football continues on Sunday 14th May at 11.30am.  Boys and girls all ages and all abilities welcome. Come along on Sunday or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.

Club gear is on sale in the Clubhouse every Sunday from 11am-1pm or contact Teresa at 087 6799472.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €4,800 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 8-21-25-30.
There were 5 match 3 winners
Rachel Prendergast c/o Michael Collins
Billy Kilroy c/o Denis O'Sullivan
Patricia Somers c/o Mags Daly
Louise Carroll c/o Bingo
Sean Grey c/o Padraig Devaney
Next week’s jackpot will be €4,950
Vote of Sympathy:
The O Donoghue Family,Dublin and late of Retreat Road.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

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

Club Notes - Monday, 1st May

posted 4 May 2017, 15:05 by Athlone GAA

Fixtures:
ACFL Division 1:  Athlone v. St Mary's, 7.30pm Friday May 5th, Rochfortbridge
ACFL Division 4:  Athlone v. Tubberclair, 8.00pm Thursday May 6th, Páirc Chiaráin

Wednesday 3rd May
Athlone U8 & U10 girls are hosting a blitz involving teams from Garrycastle, Caulry and Goldsmith Girls starting at 6:30pm

Thursday 4th May
Athlone U12 girls away to Kilbeggan/St. Joseph's in Group 3 at 7pm.
Athlone junior ladies v St. Joseph's in Div 4 League postponed, re-fixture to follow

Sunday, 7th May
Athlone U12 Boys away to Ballinasloe at 12.30pm.  All players will be notified by text.

Tuesday 9th May
Athlone U10 boys are involved in a blitz in Ballymore
Athlone U14 girls v Moate in Group 3 at 7pm in Pairc Chiarain

Underage football continues on Sunday 7th May at 11.30am.  Boys and girls all ages and all abilities welcome. Come along on Sunday or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.

Club gear is on sale in the Clubhouse every Sunday from 11am-1pm or contact Teresa at 087 6799472.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €4,650 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 2-14-15-28.
There were two match three winners.
Kevin Ganly c/o Brian Mulvihill.
John Tynan c/o Padraig Devaney.
Next weeks jackpot will be €4,800.

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

Vote of Sympathy:
The Shine Family, Drum.
The Dowler Family, Ardagh.
The Dunning Family, Bonavalley.
The Keegan Family, Auburn.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

Club Notes - Monday, 24th April

posted 25 Apr 2017, 14:28 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 25 Apr 2017, 14:52 ]

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.

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