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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.

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