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Club Notes - Monday, 2-th June

posted 20 Jun 2016, 05:34 by Athlone GAA
Leinster Semi Final
Westmeath v Kildare
Tickets will be on sale in Athlone GAA Club on Tuesday, 21st June from 7.30-9.00pm

Frank Starken Memorial Golf Classic 2016:
The 10th Annual Frank Starken Memorial Golf Classic was held in Athlone Golf Club on Friday last.  Many thanks goes to Denis O'Sullivan and his committee for organising a great day.
The following were the prizewinners:
1st (97 points) James Joyce, Cathal Joyce, Johnny Joyce, John Walsh
2nd (96 points) PJ Martin, Tom Blaine, Michael Cunniffe, Anthony O'Connor
3rd (93 points) Vincent Connaire, John Burns, Martin Kelly, Declan Corcoran
4th (90 points) Ray Fagan, John Duggan, Sam Delaney, Ned Broughall

Athlone U 12s
Athlone Boys U12 boys played their B final of the Ballinasloe tournament on Friday evening and despite putting in a massive effort lost on combined score as the U11s won their match by 2points while the U12s lost their match by 8 points leaving a final deficit of 6 points. The lads had no reason to be down as they put in a terrific effort on the night and simply came up against a very strong and committed side.

The Athlone panel on the night was:
Conor Devins, Rian Dully, Pierce Edmundson, Luke Farrell, Jack Gavin, Cian Geary, Eoin Hardiman, Josh Kenny, Johnny Martin, Donagh McCormack, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Luke O’Connell, Daniel Omukoro, Mark Rockett, Jason Rushe, Alan Sweeney, Niall Tallon, Adam Temple, Jason Ukatu, Justin Walsh and Brandon White.

Naas U12 Tournament:
Our ever busy U12 squad made the trip to Naas for their U12 tournament. This is an all-Ireland tournament run on an annual basis and is definitely the best tournament we participate in each year. Serious credit must go to the organising committee for their ability to organise such a fantastic event.  We were drawn in an ominous group containing Round Towers from Kildare, Baltinglass from Wicklow, St Colmcille’s from Meath and Kilmacud Crokes from Dublin.

Our first game saw us take on Round Towers and the lads put in an excellent display and ran out deserved winners. The second game against St Colmcille’s brought the lads down to earth with a bang as the physically bigger team from Meath dominated from the throw in. The third game against Baltinglass was a real ding dong battle that was only settled with two late scores from the Wicklow boys to leave us with a 1-2 record. The final game was a real eye opener for all involved. Kilmacud Croke’s “first” U12 team were outstanding and our lads just couldn’t live with their pace and aggression. While we had ten 12 year olds in our squad of twenty, they boasted their best twenty 12 year olds from seventy! It was a chastening experience for the lads but it is only from playing the likes of these clubs that the lads can learn and grow as players.

The squad on the day was:
Conor Devins, Luke Farrell, Jack Gavin, Cian Geary, Eoin Hardiman, Johnny Martin, Donagh McCormack, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Luke O’Connell, Daniel Omukoro, Oisin O’Sullivan, Jason Rushe, Tom Sheridan, Alan Sweeney, Niall Tallon, Adam Temple, Jason Ukatu, Justin Walsh and Brandon White.          

Cúl Camp 2016
Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games
The Cúl Camp takes place in Pairc Chiarain in Athlone GAA from Monday, 25th July to Friday, 29th July, 2016 from 10am to 2.30pm.  Attendance is open to primary school children from 6 years to 13 years.  Cost is €55 for first child, €45 for second and €40 for third & fourth child.  Book online at  or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519

Underage football for boys and girls age 4-12 continues every Sunday at 11.30am.  New players are always welcome and never hesitate to bring a friend. Any queries, contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.  Club gear also available in the Clubhouse between 11-1pm every Sunday.

Everyone at Athlone GAA Club sends congratulations to Damian and Emma Kelly and to Emmet and Fiona Collins on the birth of their sons.  We look forward to seeing our newest members in the Club soon.

Lip Sync Battle
Athlone GAA Club will be hosting "Lip Sync" in the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, 3rd September. If you would like to mime to your favourite singer or be part of a band or can help out backstage in any way then please come along to our meeting in the Clubhouse this Friday 25th at 7.30pm or contact Dympna Cunniffe at 087 3177255.  Everyone welcome.

Bag Pack Dunnes Stores Irishtown
Our U14 Girls girls will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Irishtown this Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June.  If you have an hour to help out please contact Hazel Quinn at 087 782 6828.  Everyone please support the girls.

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this weeks €3,450 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 8-11-16-20.
There were 9 match 3 winners.
Finn c/o Andy O`Sullivan.
Jimmy Fox c/o Eddie Kelly.
Jake Kelly c/o Eddie Kelly.
Martin Costello c/o Denis O'Sullivan.
Lia O'Rourke c/o Padraig O'Rourke.
Westmeath Girl c/o Liam Roper.
John Devins c/o Teresa Small.
Brendan Daly c/o Andy O`Sullivan.
Teresa Bell c/o Padraig Devaney.
This weeks jackpot will be €3,600.