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Club Notes - Monday, 3rd April

posted 4 Apr 2017, 13:22 by Athlone GAA
​​​​​LGFA Division 4 League:
Athlone 3-10 Loughnavalley 1-8
see match report on left....

U12 Boys:
The season finally got underway for our U12 Boys on Wednesday evening last when we hosted near neighbours Caulry at Pairc Chiarain in a challenge match arranged by the County Board. Unfortunately, due to other commitments and injuries, the visitors were limited to just one team so it meant that the 30 Athlone players that turned up were split in two teams and each team played a twenty five minute half each. This proved to be a great opener to the season for the Athlone boys as the Caulry side that took the pitch were well coached and organised and displayed great skill. It meant that the lads had to dig deep to keep in the match and it was very satisfying to see some of the younger members of the group stepping up to the plate in this their first match at the U12 grade. Likewise, last year’s U11s showed that they haven’t lost any of their desire by putting in a very solid performance to help ease past a very gallant Caulry side in the final quarter. Many thanks to Niall Shortall and the rest of the lads from Caulry for making the trip. The Athlone lads know that there is plenty of work ahead but they have never shirked from that in the past and the season holds plenty of promise for this talented bunch.

The Athlone panel on the night was: Terry Chen, Brian Collins, Cian Dolan, Luke Farrell, John Fleming, Cillian Geary, Kyle Greene, Cathal Hardiman, Toby Heavey, Conor Hughes, Matthew Keane, Josh Kenny, Johnny Martin, Evan McMickan, Rory McMickan, Dano McMonagle, Owen McNamara, Kian Mitchell, Tiernan Mitchell,  Luke Nicholson, Luke O’Connell, Daniel Omukoro, Piaras Rohan, Ian Rushe, Jason Rushe, Niall Tallon, Jason Ukatu, Brandon Varszegi, Shane Wheatley and Luke Whelan.

Results:
U16 Boys Division 2 League:  
Athlone 2-11 Rosemount 2-09
Our U16s got their league campaign off to a good start last Monday night, with a 2 point win over Rosemount. Athlone started the game brightly and took an early lead thanks to a point from full back Eamon Martin. They dominated much of the first half, but poor shooting meant they were just 4 points ahead at half time. The second half was a much closer affair, with Rosemount enjoying much more possession. An early goal for the away side left the game in the balance, and a close and tense second half followed. The game was level with just 4 minutes remaining, but late points from Andy Beaumount and the very influential Conor Rushe seen the Athlone lads finish with 2 points to spare at the final whistle.
Team: Kenny Davis, Liam West, Eamon Martin, TJ Okodugha, Kolo Kiripati, Conor Rushe, Reme Okodugha, Shane Reid, Michael Byrne, Brian Hughes, Andy Beaumount, Dylan Rushe, Shaun Fox, Raphael Salaja, Chulain Dowd, Ben Killian, Javier Kieran.
Scorers: Eamon Martin 0-2, Andy Beaumount 0-3, Chulain Dowd 0-1, Brian Hughes 0-2, Michael Byrne 0-2, Raphael Salaja 1-0, Conor Rushe 0-1, Shane Reid 1-0

U14 Boys Division 2 League:  
Athlone 7-4 Tubberclair 4-12
This was the first game of the season for Athlone and they came away with a 1 point win against Tubberclaire. It was a game played from end to end with some excellent scores coming from both sides. Athlone started sluggishly but got into the game as it wore on. A good runout for the lads but plenty of work to be done.
Team: Alban Cepi, Ben Killian, Cian Geary, Oisin O’Sullivan, Rob Cuffe, Kenny Davies, Pierce Edmundson, Ryan O’Connor, Rian Dully, Alan Sweeny, Dylan Gavin, Reme Okodugha, Ronan Di Tullio, Chulainn Dowd, Brandon White, Adam Temple, Donagh McCormack, Josh Kenny and Eoin Hardiman.

Fixtures:
Athlone minor boys are at home to Maryland/Tang in division 1 league at 6:30 on Wednesday April 5th.
Athlone U12 girls are at home to Caulry in group 3 at 6:30 on Thursday April 6th.
Athlone junior ladies are away to Milltownpass in division 4 league at 12 o’clock on Sunday April 9th.
Athlone U14 boys have Féile at home against Shandonagh and Castletown-Finea-Coole-Whitehall at 1:30 on Sunday April 9th.
Athlone U14 girls are away to Goldsmith Girls in Group 3 at 6:30 on Tuesday April 11th.

Westmeath
Congratulations to the Westmeath Senior Football team on the panel who finished the league stages of the Allianz NFL Division 4 unbeaten, especially the five Athlone players on the panel, and best of luck against Wexford in the Final in Croke Park on Saturday (3pm).   

Underage football for boys & girls age 4-12 continues on Sunday at 11.30am.  New players always welcome. Come along or contact David O'Connell at 087 2397519.  Club gear will also be on sale in the Clubhouse between 11am-1pm.  See www.athlone.gaa.ie for more details.

Membership 2017 is now due and can be paid online at www.athlone.gaa.ie   Membership can also be paid in the Clubhouse on Sunday morning between 11am-1pm.  Life members can also collect their membership cards.

Club gear is available in the clubhouse every Sunday between 11am-1pm.  See www.athlone.gaa.ie for price list

Lotto Results:
There was no winner of this week's €4,050 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 18-19-22-26.
There were four match three winners.
Ann Flynn c/o Mags Daly.
Edel Fogarty c/o Michael Heavin.
Ann Hewitt c/o Bingo.
Tommy Lynam c/o Lough Ree Inn.
Next weeks jackpot will be €4,200.

Athlone GAA Golfing Society:
The first outing of the year for the Athlone GAA Golfing Society took place at Portarlington Golf Club on Saturday last with a great attendance.
Best wishes go to our new captain and president,Niall Lynch and Mary McHale.
The next outing will be held at Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 13th May.
The following are the prizewinners.
1st Prize: Michael Downes (36pts).
2nd Prize: Martin Flynn (35pts).
3rd Prize: Brian Melinn (33pts).
1st Nine: Danny O`Connor (20pts).
2nd Nine: Lily O`Sullivan (19pts).
Nearest The Pin: P.J.Lenehan.

Cards in the Club:
Cards continue in the Clubhouse every Friday at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.

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

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