Athenry GAA Lotto Results



The winning numbers for Sunday February 5th 2017 (Week 6) were 3,22,25 & 27
There was one match three winner Ann Keane.
The lucky dips were Maura Donohue & Mary Samuels.
The seller's prize went to Katie Coll.
The next draw will be held in Dan's Bar on Sunday February 12th 2017 for a Jackpot of €9,400.00.

Athenry GAA News

Presentation of Juvenile Medals and Awards for 2016

2017 juvenile players of the year

Juvenile Players of the Year Eoin Caulfield (Hurling) & Morgan Leggett (Football) with Shane Walsh, Robert Ruane and Thomas Flynn

Presentation College win Connacht Senior A Title
2017 presentation pps camogie champions

Congratulations to Presentation College, Athenry senior camogie that defeated St Brigid's in the Connacht P.P.S. Senior A Final played in Killimordaly. Front Row: (left to right) Megan Mc Donagh, Aine O’Farrell, Lisa Coleman, Kate Moran, Amy Hynes, Leanne Freaney, Nicola Lawless, Leah Crotty, Niamh Niland, Emma Gaffney, Niamh Donnellan, Eimear Keane, Sinead Walsh. Back Row: (left to right) Niamh Keane, Leona Rabbitte, Caolfhionn Hennessey, Aishling Keane, Aoife Moran, Niamh Hannon, Katie Stephens, Aoife McSweeney, Clare Forde, Sarah Carney, Lauren Gilligan, Mary Dunphy, Kim O’Hehir, Kate Gilligan, Leah Burke, Tara Stephens, Sarah McCartin, Fiona Page and Tom Page.

Annual General Meeting

At a very well attended St Marys GAA Club A.G.M. held in the Raheen Woods Hotel on Tuesday 13th December 2016, Chairman Sean Keane  reflected on a busy year on the hurling and football fields, highlights of the year included the winning of the  U-14 Div 1 County Feile Hurling for the 3rd year in a row, the U-14 Footballers who won the Championship,  the Intermediate Footballers promotion to Division 3 in the league, and the Junior Footballers winning the League. The Chairman thanked all of the players, coaches, parents and volunteers who helped out during the year.
The clubs involvement in the 1916 Centenary Celebrations was another highlight where it played a leading role in the Easter Monday Parade in Athenry and at which former clubman Commandant Frank Flannery read the 1916 Proclamation and also at the highly enjoyable  Farm and Country Life 2016 event hosted at Teagasc Athenry. The Chairman expressed sympathy on behalf of the club to members past and present who were bereaved during the year, in particular to the families of Hon Vice President Paddy Joe Rabbitte, Tom Hanley, Hubert Conway, Tommy Maloney and Mike Dolan.
Sean concluded by wishing all a Happy and healthy Christmas and a successful 2017

Secretary Caroline McLoughlin presented a comprehensive report on both on and off field activities. She congratulated all the players who represented the county and the province during the year and thanked all volunteers who contributed to the smooth running of the club.
Treasurer David Donohue presented a detailed set of accounts for 2016 and thanked all who had contributed through the weekly Lotto, the Development Draw and the Golf AM AM. David thanked his assistant Brendan Madden and  the members of the Finance Committee for their support during the year.

The following  Officers were elected:

Chairperson: Sean Keane
Secretary: Caroline McLoughlin
Treasurer: David Donohue
Vice Chairperson: Billy Caulfield
Asst. Secretary: Tom Carr
Asst Treasurer: Brendan Madden
PRO: John Coll
County Board Delegate: Kieran Coffey
Hurling Board Delegate: Micheal Higgins
Football Board Delegate: Ronan O'Reilly
Drug/Alcohol Abuse Officer: Willie Hanlon
Child Welfare Officer: Tom Cloonan
Players Rep: Micheal Mullins
Grounds Officer: Brendan Burke
Player Welfare Officer: Mixie Donohue

Team managers nominated as follows:

Senior Hurling: Joe Kelly
Junior Hurling A: TBC
Junior Hurling C: TBC
U-21 Hurling: Niall Sunderland
Minor Hurling: 2 nominees Paul Hardiman and Gerry Treacy
Intermediate Football: TBC
Junior Football: Henry O Hora
U-21 Football: Niall Sunderland
Minor Football: Aidan Greaney

Juvenile Annual General Meeting 2016

Chairman Mark Tully opened the meeting. The minutes from 2015 and the 2016 Secretary’s report were taken as read.
Jackie Haverty presented the 2016 Treasurer’s report.
Juvenile Chairman Mark Tully addressed the meeting and said it was encouraging to see so many at the AGM. He said the club had a very successful 2016 having had success in some major competitions.
He thanked all the managers, coaches and volunteers involved with U6 through to U16 in both codes that have given their time and effort throughout the year to make this happen.
He said the success in both hurling and football was very encouraging. In hurling we won the County Féile and the County community games. In football we won U14 Division 2 and U12 Group 5 football leagues. All wins were greatly appreciated by the club. With this success and strong performances for the other Age groups at Semifinal and Final stages of their competitions it puts the club in a good position for the future. For many years the club tried to win the hurling Feile competition and the dream of winning three in a row would not even be discussed. This year that dream came true and it has to be looked at as a major milestone in the club’s history.
He thanked everyone that helped in the fundraising for the Féile and to the mail sponsors Will
and Yvonne Dowling of Dowling’s bar, Seamus Crowe of the District Fitness and any one that made private donations. 2016 again saw Athenry regain the Community games title with a brilliant display of Hurling from the team at both county and All Ireland stages.
Early this year the club ran two courses, one for Child protection that was attended by 28 managers and coaches and the other for First aid in field sport that was attended by one Manager or coach from each under age group. Mark thanked the volunteers that attended these courses and any other volunteers that have attended the GAA foundation and Award 1 course.
He acknowledged the help that was received from the Athenry senior GAA club committee, county delegates Robbie Ruane (Hurling) and Brendan Burke (Football), Pitch coordinator
Sean Keane, Newcastle Community Centre; Pearse Mulhall (with facilitating us with their pitch), Joe Kelly, Mick Crimmins, Tom Cloonan and Mike Hession for their help with organizing the TY’s coaching at the local schools. All the volunteers that helped at the Joyce’s and church gate collections. The Sean McGovern school of Hurling again this year was a great success. Mark thanked Anne and Sean Keane and everyone that give their time in coaching the children at this event and Joyce’s 365 Supermarket for sponsoring the event. He went on to acknowledge Bus Eireann and Stephen Duane for the support that they have showed the club again this year and wished Stephen Duane all the best in his retirement.
Mark thanked the secretary John Cloonan and treasurer Jackie Haverty for their support and help throughout the year. He thanked the parents of the 300 members of the juvenile club for the dedication they have shown to the club throughout the year. Without their commitment none of this could happen. He thanked the lads that represented us at county level, Eoin Caulfield, Cillian Lawless, Noel Keogh, Jack Mc Cullagh, Shane Quirke, Paddy Rabbitte, Donal Parr, Eoin Lawless, Jamie Treacy, Mark Hardiman, Shea Hennessey, Ruairi Collins and Dara Noone.
Finally as he is not going forward as chairperson this year I would like to wish the club all the best for the future. He said he enjoyed his time both at coaching and as chairperson and would encourage more parents to get actively involved with the club.
The election of 2017 officers was as follows: Chairman: TBC, Treasurer: Jackie Haverty; Secretary: John Cloonan; Vice Chairman: Rob Ruane; Pro: John Cloonan; Child Welfare Officer; TBC

The election of managers for 2017 was as follows:

Football Hurling

U16 Tommy Moran Andrew Lawless
U14 Brendan Burke Eddie Brady
U13 Brendan Burke Eddie Brady
U12 TBC Paddy Kelly
U10 Barry Doyle Paddy Kelly
U8 Pat Donoghue Gerry Mannion
U6 Katharine Duane
Delegate Brendan Burke Robert Ruane

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We hope to recover all our material in the coming weeks.

2016 Juvenile Hurling Medal Presentation

2016 Juvenile Football Medal Presentation