Club Notes


Club Notes - 13th February 2019

posted 15 Feb 2019, 09:10 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 15 Feb 2019, 09:10 ]

​​​​​Registration:
All players/members must register online at www.athlone.gaa.ie<http://www.athlone.gaa.ie> even if paying by cash.  Our 2019 Registration will take place on Saturday 23rd February from 12-1.30pm in our Clubhouse at Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road.  There will be a free prize draw for everyone who registers on or before the 23rd.  We cater to boys and girls age four and upwards, and new members are always welcome. #fun #fitness #friendship  Any queries contact Joe Fallon at (086) 8846731 or Teresa Small (Minor Board Registrar) at 087 6799472.

Athlone GAA Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week’s €3,300 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 10-17-20-22
There were 7 match 3 winners
Sean Reidy c/o T Small
The Cub c/o L Roper
Robyn Flynn c/o M Flynn
Ann Reid c/o D Reid
Maureen Loonan c/o Bingo
Mags Daly c/o M Daly
Michael Heavin c/o M Daly
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,450
Play online for only €15 for ten weeks

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

Athlone GAA Golf Society
Our golf society had a great turn out for the first outing of the year at Roscommon Golf Club on Saturday 9th of February. 
Results:
1st Ray Joyce 39pts
2nd Danny O'Connor 36pts
3rd Paul Connellan 35pts
Front nine Michael Downes 18PTS
Back nine Eoin Gleeson 19 pts
Nearest pin Noirin O'Rourke
Next outing Birr Golf Club on Saturday 30th March.

Fixture – 
Friday 15th February
Westmeath senior men are training Not training tonight
Athlone U14 boys are at home to Clan na nGael in a challenge at 6:30 Postponed, training at 6:30 instead
Athlone seniors are at home to Fuerty in a challenge at 8:15

Saturday 16th February in Pairc Chiarain
Westmeath U14 Regional Games begin at 10.30am

Sunday 17th February
Athlone U16 boys are at home to Moate in league division 1 at 11 o’clock
Clubs are to ensure that all their players are registered at least 3 days before they play
Athlone U20’s are away to Tubberclair in league group 2 at 11:30

Club Notes - Monday 4th February

posted 7 Feb 2019, 09:31 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 7 Feb 2019, 10:27 ]


​​​​​Registration:
Our 2019 Registration will take place on Saturday 23rd February from 12-1.30pm in our Clubhouse at Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road.  There will be a free prize draw for everyone who registers on or before the 23rd.  We cater to boys and girls age four and upwards, and new members are always welcome.  Registration is now open online above #fun #fitness #friendship

Leinster u13 League
Well done to our U13 boys team who travelled to The Downs on Sunday last in the Leinster U13 league. Depleted in numbers the lads put in a great shift and come out on top on a score-line of Athlone 8-7 The Downs 2-2.
Team on the day: Ben Manninng, Ruairi O’Duibhir, Cillian McGowan, Kyle Greene, Jeffrey Idahosa, Ian Rushe, Cathal Hardiman, Shane Wheatley, Luke Nicholson, Tiernan Mitchell.
Up next for this squad is a home game versus Ferbane. A big thanks to The Downs for organising the game and also to all parents who travelled on the day.

Athlone GAA Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week’s €3,150 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 2-12-14-22
There were 10 match three winners who share €150:
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,300
Play online for only €15 for ten weekes at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Club Notes - Monday, 28th January

posted 29 Jan 2019, 14:16 by Athlone GAA

​​​​​Registration:
Our 2019 Registration will take place on Saturday, 23rd February from 12-1.30pm in our Clubhouse at Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road.  There will be a free prize draw for everyone who registers.  We cater to boys and girls age four and upwards, and new members are always welcome.

Allianz National Football League Division 3:
Well done to Noel Mulligan and the Westmeath Senior Football Team who staged a superb comeback to defeat neighbours Offaly by one point, 0-13 to 0-12, in their opening NFL game in O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday.  This was a great win for Lake County Lads who trailed by 0-11 to 0-3 with 25 minutes remaining.  Westmeath will look to continue their good start to the year against Carlow in Cusack Park, Mullingar next Saturday afternoon (throw-in 3pm) so best of luck to Noeley and the lads in that.

Under 20 Development League:
Our U20 men's team has been placed in Group 2 of the new U20 development league alongside fellow south Westmeath teams Caulry, Garrycastle, Moate All-Whites, Rosemount-Castledaly and Tubberclair.  Athlone's first game is away to Moate All-Whites next Sunday, February 3rd.  Throw-in in Hogan Park is at 11.30am.

Lidl Ireland Post-Primary Schools Interpros:
Congratulations to Aoife Temple who was part of the Leinster Post-Primary Schools' team who were interprovincial shield winners in the 2019 Lidl Ireland PPS Inter-provincial tournament on Saturday.

Athlone GAA Lotto Results : 24/01/19:
There was no winner of this week’s €3,000 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 13, 21, 22 and 27.
There were 6 match three winners:
Caroline Balfe c/o L. Roper
Padraig Devaney c/o T. Small
Bengie c/o Bingo
Lisa O’Sullivan c/o D O’Sullivan
Mary Quinn c/o Bingo
Paul Gallagher c/o L. Roper
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,150

Votes of Sympathy
Cooney Family – Athlone
Byrne Family – Mayfield Grove
Joyce Family – St Anne’s Terrace

Club Notes - Monday 14th January 2019

posted 15 Jan 2019, 08:21 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 15 Jan 2019, 09:12 ]

​​​​We would like to wish all our members, players, their families and friends a very happy and sporting New Year.

Club Executive 2019 has now been elected:-
Chairperson: Fergal O'Toole
Vice Chairperson:  Aidan St. John
Secretary: Nigel Johnson
Treasurer: Tommy Lynam
Registrar: Conor Small
PRO: Trevor Nicholson
Child Protection Officer: Sorcha O'Rourke
Chairman Minor Board : Joe Fallon
LGFA: Joe Temple

​​​​​Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €2,700 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 9-12-17-18
There was  match three winners.
Sinead Somers c/o Mags Daly
Lorraine & Liam c/o Eddie Kelly
Mary Hogan c/o Mags Daly
Next week's jackpot will be €2,850.
Play online now at www.athlone.gaa.ie

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

Online membership will be available shortly.

Club gear will also be sold online from the end of February.  In the meantime anyone looking for club gear can contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

Club Draw - 23rd December 2018

posted 24 Dec 2018, 10:06 by Athlone GAA

The Club Christmas Raffle took place last night in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel who are also the primary sponsors for the event.

Results as follows:
1st. Tom Curley...Seller Bud Sharkey...Exotic getaway sponsored by the Sheraton Athlone Hotel and €500 towards flights.

2nd. Adrian Hanley...Seller Colin O'Leary...Spa day for 2 in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

3rd. Redmond Cabot...Seller Tommy Lynam...Dinner for 2 in the La Provence Restaurant in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel.

4th. Kevin Whyte...Seller Padraig Devaney...A Luxury Xmas Hamper.

5th. Finbar McCoy...Seller Mags Daly...€50 All 4 One Voucher.

The Club wishes to gratefully thank our sponsor for this event the Sheraton Athlone Hotel and also Grainne Cornally of the Sheraton Athlone Hotel who picked the 3 top tickets along with Lucy Brett who picked the other 2.

A huge thanks to all those who purchased tickets and also to all the members who gave their time and effort to the selling of the tickets which proved to be very successful.#HonTheBlue.

Club Notes 17th & 24th December

posted 24 Dec 2018, 10:01 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 24 Dec 2018, 10:16 ]

​​Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €2,400 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 5-7-10-26
There was 7 match three winners.

Mark Somers c/o Bingo

Luke Small c/o L Small

Della & Tina c/o Bingo

hymn & her c/o B Mulvihill

Pass the Baton c/o B Mulvihill

Jimmy Fox x/o E Kelly

Daragh & Ronan c/o S Downes

Next weeks jackpot will be €2,550.
Play online now at www.athlone.gaa.ie

No Bingo on Thursday, 27th December, bingo continues on Thursday, 3rd January  Enjoy the break.

We wish all our players, members, family and friends a very Happy Christmas & a prosperous and sporting New Year.

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Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €2,250 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 14-20-22-24
There was 2 match three winners.
Sean Reidy c/o T Small
TJ Egan c/o P Devaney
Next weeks jackpot will be €2,400.
Play online now at www.athlone.gaa.ie

Bingo continues in the Clubhouse on Thursday 20th December at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.

Christmas Raffle:
Draw takes place in the Sheraton Hotel on Sunday, 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. We will be selling tickets in Supervalu, Ballymahon Road on Saturday 22nd and Supervalu Monksland on Sunday 23rd. Please support the raffle which raises much needed funds for the Club.

We would like to wish all our members, friends and their families a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous and Sporting 2019.

Vote of Sympathy:
The Murray & Hughes Family, Athlone.
The Doyle Family, Willow Park.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.

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.

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