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