Athenry County Under 13 C1 Hurling Champions
St. Mary's GAA Club Athenry welcome Galway
All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions 2019
All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions 2019
Mary McGovern R.I.P.
St. Mary's GAA Club was profoundly saddened to hear of the passing of a great club stalwart Mary McGovern. Mary and her husband Sean were great servants of the club over many decades and were to the forefront in setting up and running the club's Lotto.
Indeed Mary and Sean could be found every Sunday night in the location of the Lotto selling, counting proceeds and checking numbers. Mary took great pride in attending the Sean McGovern School of Hurling every year and in more recent years watching her grandchildren taking part in the tournament set up in honour of Sean.
Our club will greatly miss Mary for her great support and her warm friendly outgoing demenour. Mary was a loyal club member and a special Lady.
We extend our deepest sympathies to her son Sean, daughters Ann Marie, Brenda and Niamh, grandchildren,
sons in law, brothers, sisters, relatives and her wide circle of friends.
Ar Dheis de Go raibh a hAnam uasal. Ni bhfeidh a leitheid ann aris.
As a mark of respect this weeks Lotto will be deferred from its usual Sunday night slot to Monday night.
Predeceased by her husband Sean and her daughter-in-law Eileen. Mary sadly missed by her loving family, son Sean, daughters, Ann Marie, Brenda and Niamh , sons in-law, Peter, Sean and Colga, grandchildren, Fiona, Niamh, Aileen, Ailbhe, Eoghan, Laosie, Abigail, Jessica, Gemma, Eva, Hannah, brothers, Paraic and Tom, sisters, Bridget and Anne, bother in-laws, Tom and Bob, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at Quinn’s Funeral Home, Athenry on Saturday August 24th from 6pm. Removal at 8.30pm to the Church of the Assumption, Athenry. Funeral Mass on Sunday August 25th at 2pm. Burial afterwards in the New Cemetery, Athenry. Family flowers only by request, donations, if desired, to Athenry Cancer Care.
Congratulations to the County Under 13 C1 Hurling Champions
The Club is upgrading its facilities with three new pitches, a ballwall, and a walking path.
The Club recently received planning permission for two new grass pitches, and all weather astro-turf pitch, ballwall, walking path, and associated site works.
In May the County Council asked the Club to revise the positioning of the all weather pitch so that they were not on top of the percolation area and stormwater soakway for the approved dressing room building.
Only one submission was made to the council concerning this project from the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht noting that the development is in close proximity to a historical ringfort.
The department said that “Given the scale, extent, and location of the proposed development it is possible that subsurface archaeological remains could be encountered during the construction phases that involve ground disturbance”.
It recommended that archaeological monitoring should take place during construction work at the club.
Galway county council granted planning permission with seven conditions attached, including a stipulation that the all weather pitch shall not be used an later than 10pm.
25th Anniversary County Senior Hurling Final 1994
Playing with grit and determination against double All-Ireland club champions Sarsfields, Athenry raised their commitment to new heights to win the county senior hurling title at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe on the 30th of October. Coming so close on a number of occasions since their first victory, it was easy to see the relief and satisfaction among players and supporters when team captain Pat Higgins received the County Cup. Having enjoyed tremendous success at all under age levels during that period and a lot of talented young players coming through to the senior ranks winning the title had become the main objective of the club.
The team produced a superb team effort to dethrone Sarsfields who for the previous two years were unbeaten in club hurling. It was another wonderful day for the club and brought back memories of the unprecedented scenes of celebration that gripped the parish when P.J. Molloy and company won in 1987.
The winning Athenry team will be guests of honour at this year's County Hurling Final at Pearse Stadium