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Athenry GAA Lotto Results
The winning numbers for Sunday March 5th 2017 (Week 10) were 2,23,26 & 31
There was no match three winner.
The lucky dips were Cathal Finnerty & Paul Crowe.
The seller's prize went to P J Molloy.
The next draw will be held in Hanberry's on for a Jackpot of €9,800.00.
Athenry GAA News
Senior Hurling League Round 5 v Sarsfields
It was great for supporters and players alike to be greeted by the sunshine for this encounter following on from the conditions of the previous weekend. Played in Raheen on a very good surface this game displayed all that was good about the game of hurling. The highlight of the first half was th eliong range point scoring ability of the Sarsfields team allied to some heroic defending by Athenry.
Aided by the breeze in the second half Athenry turned the table and goals from Cathal Keane and Conor Caulfield were decisive. Sarsfields, minus county star Joe Cooney, were a good test for our improving outfit and again the impact of players from the bench aided our cause. Games like these will certainly serve to sharpen and improve our hurling. Late points from Ronan Hardiman and Cian Burke saw Athenry win by points.
Senior Hurling League Round 4 v Turloughmore
Similar to conditions in the game v Pearses this was an encounter that will have done little to improve the hurling ability of either side. It was very evenly contested throughout and when Turloughmore looked to be pulling away in the 2nd half, Cathal Keane dispatched a goal to put the minimum between the teams. The closing stages were tightly contested and Athenry were fortunate to draw level with the game nearly over. A draw was probably a fair result for both sides.
Supporters who turned out for Rounds 3 and 4 played over Paddy’s weekend must be commended and both players and management appreciate the continued support of all.
Senior Hurling League Round 3 v Padraig Pearses
Played in conditions that were most unsuited to hurling this proved to be a game for the purists. The wind and rain spoiled what would have been a good encounter between the two sides. With Pearses leading at half time on a scoreline on 9 points to 3, Athenry had it all to do in the second half. With both teams scoring 2 points each in the 3rd quarter, Athenry looked to be running out of time but a strong last quarter saw them outscoring their opponents on a scoreline of 7 points to 1 to win by the bare minimum.
Juvenile Training times in Carnaun - sand pitch only until the grass pitches are opened
Mondays 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.Under 14 hurling
Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Under 13 football
Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Under 16 hurling
Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.Under 16 football
Thursdays 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.Under 14 hurling
Fridays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Under 12 hurling
Sundays 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.Under 14 football
Under 8s and under 10s are not training yet until the grass pitches are opened. We will keep you updated. If you have any queries in relation to training or fixtures please do not hesitate to contact Caroline McLoughlin (Senior Club Secretary) or John Cloonan (Juvenile Club Secretary).
Cúl Camp coaches summer jobs:
Applications are invited for the posts of Cul Camp coaches in Galway for Summer 2017 camps. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Please click on the below link to download the application form:
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Under 14 Hurling
Athenry U14 hurlers had a great win over Loughrea in their first match of the U14A Championship. The match was played in St. Brendan's Park in Loughrea on Saturday last 11th March in good conditions. Athenry started well with a goal after 5 minutes from Ryan O Donnell. Loughrea replied with a point before Athenry scored a second goal to put some daylight between the teams. With two further goals from Kelvin Langan and Gabriel McCann and a point from Ryan O Donnell Athenry lead at half time by 4-01 to 0-4. The second half was a tougher battle but Athenry prevailed and out scored Loughrea by four points to one. The defence played very well on the day and goalie Eoin Hickey kept a clean sheet.
Final score: Athenry 4-5 Loughrea 0-5 - Scores: Ryan O Donnell 2-2 Kelvin Langan 1-0 Gabriel McCann 1-0 Eanna Brady 0-2 Ronan Jennings 0-1
Senior Hurling League (March)
St. Thomas' 0-19 Athenry 0-16
Played in perfect conditions on the new playing surface in Castledaly, this was an ideal game in terms of preparation and intensity ahead of championship. St Thomas proved to be slicker in terms of their striking and ability to take scores throughout. Having gone in 4 points behind at half time we closed the gap to 3 at stages and matched our opponents in the second half but failed to get the all important goal. Again, the squad was utilised and at this stage, performance and getting game time into players is the main issue at stake. Scorers: Cathal Keane 0:9, Niall Gibbons 0:2, Mark Hannon 0:2, Mickey Mullins 0:1, Cian Burke 0:1
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:
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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