U21 Championship Semi-Final
Athlone 1-10 Rosemount-Castledaly 3-12
Our Under 21 team exited the Championship when they were defeated by a strong Rosemount-Castledaly combination in the semi-final played in Rosemount on Sunday morning.
After Richie Greene had opened the scoring with an excellent early point, the home side took control, but poor shooting meant that they still had not got off the mark when Greene added Athlone's second from a free in the 10th minute. Rosemount-Castledaly did finally open their account after 14 minutes, and although Josh Beaumont responded with a close-range point, Athlone then fell behind when the hosts scored their first goal. The sides then exchanged points, with three Rosemount scores being answered by fine points from Danny Reid and Richie Greene, before Kieran Colclough brought the visitors level with two superb strikes from a '45 and a long-range free. However Athlone suffered a blow on the stroke of half-time when they conceded a goal on the last play, which meant that, instead of going in to the break on level terms, they trailed by 2-4 to 0-7.
Boosted by their late goal, Rosemount-Castledaly began the second half with a point straight from the throw-in, and they followed this almost immediately with their third goal, after they had turned over the subsequent kickout. Athlone were shell-shocked by going from being level to trailing by seven points in the space of one minute's playing time and, despite trying hard, they weren't able to get back into the match. Richie Greene did open their second half account from a free, but six Rosemount-Castledaly points, to just one in response from Josh Beaumont, meant that they trailed by 12 as the game entered its final minutes. To their credit, the Athlone lads kept trying, and added a Beaumont goal and a point from Benny Martin to leave the final score 3-12 to 1-10 in favour of Rosemount-Castledaly.
Athlone: Conor Devaney, James Finlass, Matthew Darling, Eoin Fahey, Michael Doolan, Fionn Dowd, Shane Allen, Daniel Reid (0-1), Diarmuid Martin, Kieran Colclough (0-2), Jack Quinn, Luke Kelly, Josh Beaumont (1-2), Ryan Gaffey, Richie Greene (0-4) Subs Used: Mark Egan, Donagh Prendergast, Benny Martin (0-1), Patrick McGettigan, Patrick Ryan, Sam Omukoro.
Minor Division 1 Championship Semi-Final
Our minor boys take on The Downs in the Division 1 Championship semi-final in Moate at 2.30pm this Saturday, October 14th. Please support the lads in what promises to be an exciting fixture between two excellent teams.
Lip Sync Battles
Lip Sync Battles takes place in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone on Saturday 25th November at 8pm. Rehearsals are now up and running and anyone wishing to sponsor any of the Groups or help in any way contact Cora 086 8132090 or Teresa at 087 6799472
Cards in the Club
Progressive 25s will take place in the Clubhouse on Friday 27th October. Everyone Welcome. Further details to follow.
There was no winner of this week's €8,100 lotto.
The numbers drawn were 16-18-21-23
There was 1 match 3 winner.
Laura c/o L Roper
Next week's lotto jackpot will be €8,250.
Athlone GAA Bingo:
Bingo takes place in the Clubhouse every Thursday at 8.30pm. Loads of cash prizes. Everyone Welcome.
Vote of Sympathy:
The Byrne Family Clonbonny.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.