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Club Notes - Monday, 29th April 2019

posted 30 Apr 2019, 13:18 by Athlone GAA

ACFL Division 1:

Athlone 1-18 Tyrrellspass 1-13

Our seniors gained their first points of the 2019 league campaign when an impressive performance away to Tyrrellspass gave them their first win of the season after an entertaining game played in chilly conditions in Tyrrellspass on Saturday evening.

The sides were level 0-3 apiece after an evenly-matched opening 10 minutes, with Athlone’s scores coming from Eoin Maher, Ryan Gaffey and Josh Beaumont, before three points in five minutes from a Kieran Colclough free, Jordan Marshment and Gaffey again gave Athlone a lead that they would not relinquish.  With the visiting defence very disciplined in marshalling the threat of the Tyrrellspass attack, three further points from the impressive Gaffey and another Colclough free, followed by a Jack Quinn goal from close range gave Athlone a 1-10 to 0-6 half-time lead.

After the hosts had opened the second half scoring in the first minute, Jack Quinn was unlucky not to add a second goal when his effort from a tight angle came back off the crossbar, but two more Gaffey points stretched Athlone’s lead.  However, just as it looked like they were set for a comfortable victory, a fumble in the small square after a 45 had dropped short let Tyrrellspass in for a goal which brought them right back into the match.  Danny Reid responded for Athlone with an excellent point, but two further Tyrellspass points reduced the gap to just four with 15 minutes still to play.  A fisted effort from Jack Quinn gave Athlone some breathing space but the home side had the bit between their teeth and scores from influential forwards Ger Egan and Denis Glennon brought them back to within three with five minutes remaining.  A fine score from Richie Greene after a quick counter-attack looked to have made the game safe for Athlone, but another Tyrrellspass free had just one score between them as the game entered injury time.  As they went looking for the equalising goal, they forced a 45 that dropped dangerously into the Athlone goalmouth, but the Athlone defence held firm and launched another counter-attack that ended with a Josh Beaumont point that finally guaranteed the win.  After Athlone turned over the subsequent quick kickout, Ryan Gaffey fittingly had the last word with his ninth point of the game to give his side a deserved five point win on a final score of 1-18 to 1-13.

 Next up for Athlone is a crucial game against reigning County Champions Mullingar Shamrocks in Pairc Chiarain on Friday evening, with the throw-in provisionally scheduled for 7.30pm.  Our Division 3 team then travel to Mullingar to take on Shamrocks on Saturday, again at 7.30pm, while our Division 6 team are due to play neighbours Garrycastle in Garrycastle on Sunday morning with an 11.30am start.

 Athlone:  Paul Bannon, Danny Lynam, Matthew Darling, James Finlass, Eoin Maher (0-1), Diarmuid Martin, Fergal Murray, Jordan Marshment (0-1), Danny Reid (0-1), Ryan Gaffey (0-9), Jack Quinn (1-1), Noel Mulligan, Josh Beaumont (0-2), Kieran Colcough (0-2), Donagh Prendergast Subs Used:  Andy Lynam, Damien Kelly, Richie Greene (0-1), Sean Dowd.


U10 Boys

Our U10’s travelled to Tubberclair on Saturday morning to compete in the Go games blitz.

We had two teams on the day and played two games each against Tubberclair. There was excellent football played by both our teams , with some fantastic scores which resulted in an impressive four out of four wins for the Athlone boys.  Many thanks to Tubberclair GAA for their hospitality in inclement weather.

Teams for Athlone:   Thomas Tynan- Daly,Liam Ambrose, Joel Idahosa, Daniel Nugent, Ódhran Mitchell, Cillian Lee,  Eoin Whelan, Antonio Quinn, Sean Collins,Joe O’Sullivan.

Sam Meegan, Dara Geary, Oisin Donoghue, Cillian Silke, Keelan Joyce, Shane McEntee, David Fleming, Rory Slevin, Conor McEnroe, Camin Gunning.

Underage Training

Football for boys and girls age 4-12 takes place every Sunday from 11.30-12.30 in Pairc Chiarain. New players of all abilities very welcome, first year is free and bring a friend for fun, fitness and friendship. Any queries contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731

Club Gear

Our club gear is now available online at  Any queries contact Teresa Small at 087 6799472.

Lotto Results

There was no winner of this week’s €1,950 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 8, 16, 29, 30.
There was 1 match 3 winner.
Niall Lynch c/o Niall Lynch

Next week’s jackpot will be €2,100

Bingo and Cards

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


Gaelic for Mothers & Others is back on Monday nights from 8-9pm.  Ladies of all abilities and none very welcome.  Come along to Pairc Chiarain to get fit and have some fun.  Any queries contact Joan at 087 6493941


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