Athlone club notes

June 11, 2018

ACFL Division 4
Athlone 2-11 St Paul's 1-8
Two second half goals from Richie Greene sealed the win for our Division 4 team against visitors St Paul's of Clonmellon in this league game that was played in the AIT grounds due to our hosting of several Feile Camogie finals on Sunday morning..  The victory almost certainly guarantees promotion to Division 3 for our juniors and a likely league final against Mullingar Shamrocks in the upcoming weeks.
Athlone:  Conor Devaney, Eoin Jordan, James Finlass, Eoin Fahey, David Fagan, Emmet Collins, Andy Lynam, Kieran Colclough (0-2), Diarmuid Martin, Shane Allen (0-2), Benny Martin (0-2), Shane Kilroy-Glynn (0-1), Ryan Gaffey (0-2), Dylan Lynch, Richie Greene (2-2) Subs Used:  Shane Galvin

ACFL Division 6B
Athlone 7-12 Maryland 1-11
A first half goal-scoring blitz, in which they hit the net five times, paved the way for Athlone to overcome the challenge of neighbours Maryland in their Division 6B game played in Páirc Chiaráin on Friday night.  This was Athlone's first on-field win in this league, after being awarded a walkover against Kinnegad the previous weekend, and it was achieved through an excellent all-round performance, exemplified by the fact that seven different goalscorers got on the scoresheet.

Athlone:  Cathal Joyce, Shane Galvin, Gary Quinn, Eoin Fahey, Shane Kilroy-Glynn, Eoin Jordan, Benjy Bannon (1-0), David Fagan (1-1), Sam Omukoro (1-0), Deba Okudagha (0-1), Dylan Lynch (1-0), David Cleary (1-0), Richie Greene (0-6), Benny Martin (1-1) Aidan Byrne (1-3) Subs Used:  Emmet Collins

U12 Westmeath - Athlone GAA v The Downs
On a sunny June evening our u12 team headed east to Mullingar for a game versus The Downs. Depleted in numbers due to Community Games, holidays and injuries, 14 lads togged out and give it their all in an extremely competitive and sporting game. The sides were tied at half-time at 2-5 apiece, with the Athlone goals coming from Ben Murray and Luke Nicholson. 3 quick goals by the Downs mid-way through the second half seemed to have killed off the game but Athlone rallied and never gave up kicking 8 points in a row to bring the game back within our grasp. Unfortunately it wasn't to be and the lads fell short by 1 point on a score-line of Athlone 2-17 - The Downs 6-6. This was a super performance from a great bunch of players and they should be very proud of themselves.
Team and scorers. Kyle Greene, Cillian McGowan, Cian Dolan, Shane Wheatley (0-2), Josh Baine (0-1),  Ian Rushe, Lorcan McCormack (0-1), Kyle Mahon, Darragh Lough, Tiernan Mitchell (0-6), Ben Murray (1-1), Brandon Varszegi (0-1), Luke Nicholson (1-5), Boris Zhang.

Underage Football resumes next Sunday 17th June at 11.30am.  New players all ages welcome.  Come along to Pairc Chiarain or contact Joe Fallon at 086 8846731

Feile na nGael
Thanks to all the volunteers from Athlone GAA and Southern Gaels and to Liam Byrne, James Dillon and the rest of the lads who had Pairc Chiarain looking fantastic for Feile na nGael last weekend.  Congratulations to Southern Gaels on reaching the semi final on Sunday.

Féile Peile na nÓg 2018
Best of luck to our U14 lads who travel to Burren, Co. Down on 29th June to represent Westmeath as Div 2 County Champions.

Fixtures
Wednesday 13th June
Athlone U10 girls are in Garrycastle for a blitz with Garrycastle, Tyrrellspass, Milltownpass, St. Mary's and Moate at 7pm

Saturday 16th June
Athlone U8 girls are hosting starting at 12 o'clock, details to follow

Championship Group 3
Athlone Junior Men v Garrycastle in Garrycastle at 7:30pm

Monday 18th June
RE U12 Football Games in TEG Cusack Park 
Athlone Blue v Milltownpass & Athlone White v Tyrrellspass at 8pm

Lotto Results
There was no winner of this week's lotto
The numbers drawn were 9-10-17-30
There was 6 match 3 winners
The Cuckoo c/o R Daly
Catherine Burke c/o R Daly
Shirley Keenan c/o Amby
Seamus Downes c/o S Downes
Eamon O'Rourke c/o L Roper
Breda Laferty c/o A O'Sullivan
Next week's jackpot is €5,550
 



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