Athenry GAA Lotto Results

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The winning numbers for Sunday December 3rd 2017 (Week 49) were 1,25,29 & 35

There were no match three winners.

The lucky dips were Patricia Kelly & Jo Coffey.
The seller's prize went to Mike Quinn.

The next draw will be held in The Skillet Bar on Sunday December 10th 2017 for a Jackpot of €8,100.00

2017 Photo Gallery

Athenry GAA News

Juvenile AGM, November  2017

Summary

Attendees: Robert Ruane, Jackie Haverty, John Cloonan, Peter Haverty, Brian Sweeney, Peter Kelly, Sean Keane, Gerry Treacy, Tom Carr, Tom Burke, Gerry Mannion, Peter Atkins, Tommy Moran, Brendan Burke, Eamon Daly, Declan McGlynn, Vincent Madden, Gerald Corbett, Mary Ruane Somers, Tom Burke, Andrew Lawless, Owen Diviney, Tommy Williams, Martina Feeney, Irene Judge, Caroline McLoughlin, Mick Crimmins, Michael Quinn, Billy Caulfield, Tom Cloonan, Gearoid Hennessy, Mick Gibbons, Pat Costello, Noel Coffey, Eddie Fox, Cliodhna Connolly, Ian Connolly, Gary Hession, Domnic Dillon, Cathy Dillon, Thomas Briggs, Brendan Keogh, Adrian O’ Shea, Jackie O’Shea, Damian Fitzpatrick, Mark Tully, Bernard Ryan, Ita Burke, Mike Higgins, Declan Higgins, Hubert Conway, Tony Collins, David Donohue, Katherine Duane, Paul Hardiman, Barry Doyle, Brendan Madden, Patrick O’ Donoghue, Henry Lavelle, Senan Coffey, James Langan, Bernie Burke, Mixie Donohue, James Foran, John Langan, Pearse Mulhall, Diarmuid Burns, Pat McDonogh, Tommy Quinn, Cormac McCarthy

Apologies: Jarlath Cloonan, Paddy Kelly, Richie Brady. 

Chairman Robert Ruane opened the meeting. The minutes from 2016 and the 2017 Secretary’s report were taken as read.

Treasurer Jackie Haverty presented the 2017 Treasurer’s report.

Juvenile Chairman Robert Ruane addressed the meeting and said it was encouraging to see so many at the AGM.

He thanked the managers and coaches in pursuit to make Athenry a great club. He also thanked the parents for all the driving of lads to training and matches throughout the year. He mentioned that we had a new online registration this year, which went well and brought up our numbers. He said that many of our juvenile teams did very well but unfortunately Athenry did not have anyone on this year’s Galway Minor Hurling panel.

He commended Shea Hennessy and Ruairí Collins for representing Athenry at U15 County Football and Oisin Fox, Patrick Rabbitte for representing Athenry at U16 County Football. He also commended Shane Quirke, Patrick Rabbitte, Donal Parr and Brandon Lee for representing Athenry at U16 County Hurling; Eoin Lawless, Mark Hardiman, Jamie Treacy and Jack Dowling for representing Athenry at U15 County Hurling and Eanna Brady, Ben Haverty, Darragh Morrissey and Ryan O’ Donnell for representing Athenry at U14 County Hurling. He thanked Eddie Brady for representing Athenry as a selector at County U14 Hurling and thanked Peter Kelly for another year as a Coiste Iomana na nÓg member. He also thanked Peter Kelly for his role as Juvenile Hurling Club delegate and Brendan Burke for his role as Juvenile Football Club delegate. He welcomed Joyces as the new club sponsor and thanked other small businesses in Athenry for their support of the club with the lotto every week. He congratulated the Community Games Hurling team who won the Galway Community Games and did well in the National Finals. He also congratulated the U11 Hurling team who won the Phelan Stone Hurling tournament in Ballyragget managed by Gerry Treacy. He also thanked Gerry Treacy for taking over the U13C team this year at short notice and for his dedication to the club in repairing hurleys.

He congratulated Andrew Lawless and the U16 Hurling team who won the County A Championship and the U15 Hurling team who were runners up in the County A Championship Final. He also congratulated Brendan Burke and the U13 Football team who won the Division 2A Championship and said that Brendan Burke was always there to help the club out. He thanked Juvenile Secretary John Cloonan and Senior Club Secretary Caroline McLoughlin for their work for the club. He thanked Jackie Haverty for her good work as Juvenile Club Treasurer. He also thanked Senior Club Treasurer David Donohue and club chairman Sean Keane. Club Chairman Sean Keane then addressed the meeting and said the club was getting stronger despite difficult times at the moment. He said it was good to see so many involved and acknowledged it takes time and it is more difficult going forward. He said that our facilities need to be upgraded. We need to plan for the future with a big influx of new members and interest with Galway winning the All Ireland. There needs to be more investment made at Club facilities in Carnaun. He thanked Robert, Jackie and John for their work in the juvenile club. He wished everyone a Happy Christmas and reminded everyone of the Senior Club AGM on December 13th at 8pm in Raheen Woods Hotel.  

The election of 2018 officers was as follows: Chairman: Robert Ruane, Treasurer: Jackie Haverty; Secretary: John Cloonan; Vice Chairman: Peter Kelly; Pro: John Cloonan; Child Welfare Officer; Tom Cloonan

The election of managers for 2018 was as follows:

Age

Football

Hurling

U16

TBC

Andrew Lawless

U14

Brendan Burke

Brendan Keogh & Brendan Madden

U13

          -

Brendan Keogh & Brendan Madden

U12

Henry Lavelle

Gerry Treacy

U11

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Paddy Kelly

U10

Barry Doyle

Gerry Mannion & Peter Atkins

U8

Bernard Ryan

TBC

U6

          -

TBC

Delegates

Brendan Burke

Peter Kelly

 

AOB: Tom Carr addressed the meeting and encouraged people to attend the Senior Club AGM on Dec 13th where a broader view of the club outside of coaching would be presented. He encouraged people to get involved with the club and said we need to move the club forward.

A misconception with regard to the U16 County Football semifinal fixture was discussed and clarified. 

A number of positive suggestions relating to underage training, club facilities and club gear were discussed.

Healthy Club Officer encouraged members to adhere to club policies and procedures moving forward.

Chairman Robert Ruane closed the meeting by thanking all for their attendance, wished all a happy Christmas and encouraged all to attend the Senior Club AGM on Wednesday Dec 13th at 8pm in Raheen Woods.

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The Athenry minor football team that was defeated by Oranmore-Maree in the North Board B Championship Final at Tuam Stadium. Front Row: (left to right) Cian Coffey, Oisín Fox, Ryan Collins, Liam Egan, Cian Naughton, Paul Fahy, Dara Noone, Cillian Lawless, Adam Kelleher and Darren Collins. Back Row: (left to right) Martin Cullen,Jack Dowling, Elliott Langan, Jack McCullagh, Christopher Burke, Eoin Caul ield, Patrick Rabbitte, DJ Somers, Matthew Treacy, Morgan Leggett, Ronan Bergin, Ryan McNelis and John
Regan.

Hurling

Athenry Community Games Under-11 hurlers completed a fantastic year with the All-Ireland Community Games Silver medal. On Saturday the boys came back from the dead to beat Leinster Champions Shinrone Coolderry of Offaly by 2 points in the semi final. Our lads were well down at half time but battled back with great goals by Adam O’Halloran and 2 by Jason Rabbitte, while a great defensive display kept the Offaly side at bay in the second half.
In the final the Athenry lads started very well but they struggled against a very strong Glenmore-Tullogher-Rosbercon team from Kilkenny. Two goals by Enda Murphy kept Athenry in the game but the Kilkenny side pulled away in the last ten minutes. Led by team captain Stephen Feeney, Athenry won the Galway County title with great victories of Clarinbridge, Gort, Moycullen and Oranmore.
Camogie
Congratulations to Athenry Camogie U-11 girls who captured Gold in the All Ireland Community Games Final to complete a very successful week-end for the Athenry clubs.
Teams of 1960's Honoured
St Marys GAA Club recently held a Teams of the 1960's Commerative event to honour a number of successful underage teams in hurling and football during the 1960's. A marvellous night was had by all in the Raheen Woods Hotel with presentations made by Club Chairman Sean Keane and special guests former Galway greats John Connolly and Christy Tyrrell. Many thanks to Tom Carr and his team for organizing a wonderful night which was enjoyed by over 300 attendees.
St Marys GAA Golf Classic Winners
1st-Bicycles-C&C Tractor Spares-Derek,Paul and Micheal Keane
2nd-1 Night B&B-Glasshouse,Sligo-Alan Creaven,David Kearney,Kevin Kenny
3rd-Helley Hansen Clothing-Safety Direct-Gerry Donohue,Sean Daly,Ian Dervan
4th-Clothes Vouchers-Declan Rooney Menswear-Ray Glynn,Luke Glynn,Tom McDonagh
5th-Golf Shoes-Dans Bar-Johnny Higgins,Mike Hanniffy,Graham Reidy
6th-Fitness Centre Membership-Tranquility Leisure-Barry Kirwan,Seamus Burke,MikeKillilea,
7th Oil Voucher-Stewart Oil-Sean Tyrrell,Austin Clarke,Padraig Lyons
8th-Oil Voucher-Martin Naughton Oil-Paddy Collins,Roy O Brien,Tom Hennelly
9th-Restaurant Voucher-Gills Bar and Restaurant-Garvan McDaid,Stephen Rabbitte,Tim Rabbitte
10th-Green Fees-Esker Hills GC-Liam Higgins,Graham Higgins,Alan Reidy
Womens Team-Beauty Treatment-Sayuri-Teresa Coen,Patricia Jacobsen,Josephine Moore
Men-Longest Drive-Polo Shirt-District Fitness-Ian Dervan
Women-Longest Drive-Golf Accessories-District Fitness-Katherine Duane
Men-Nearest Hole-Golf Accessories-District Fitness-Gabriel Lally
Women-Nearest Hole-Golf Accessories-District Fitness-Julie Carr
Non GUI Team-Cathal Moore,Fergal Moore, Frank Coen
Congratulations to all prize winners and many thanks to all participants, sponsors and Athenry Golf Club and all volunteers who contributed to a highly enjoyable and successful event.

 

Committee 1960s Function

Attending the launch of the ‘Athenry GAA Teams of the 1960’s’ Jubilee Function in the Raheen Wood’s Hotel Athenry on the 12th August 2017 were Vincent Madden, Caroline McLoughlin (Club Secretary), Robert Ruane (Juvenile Chairman), Michael Quinn, Donal Kennedy (Bank of Ireland Manager Oranmore - Main Sponsors), Leo Coffey, Gerald Corbett, Michael Morrissey, Tom Coffey and Tom Carr.

Committee Sponsor 1960s Function

Attending the launch of the ‘Athenry GAA Teams of the 1960’s’ Jubilee function in the Raheen Wood’s Hotel Athenry on the 12th August were Caroline McLoughlin (Club Secretary) Robert Ruane (Juvenile Chairman) Donal Kennedy (Bank of Ireland Manager Oranmore - Main Sponsors) Tom Carr and Leo Coffey (Committee Members)

 

 

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Health and Wellbeing Evening
Thank you very much to Iggy Clarke and Justin Campbell for the Health and Wellbeing evening last Friday 12 May in the Community Centre. It was great to see so many from the local community taking an interest in a very far-reaching talk, which covered a wide range of topics in relation to physical and mental health.  Some of the topics covered were obesity, smoking, alcohol and drug use, the impact of technology and positive mental health strategies.  The role of the Health and Wellbeing officer was explained and examples of the GAA's Healthy Club Project were discussed.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akhV-ylowyc for one great example. We hope that this will be the start of more Health and Wellbeing initiatives in St Mary's GAA Athenry. Feedback and suggestions for possible projects can be sent to the club secretary or the club's Health and Wellbeing Officer Mixie Donohue @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 087 2456334

Photo: (left to right) Brian Feeney, Justin Campbell, Mixie Donohue, Sean Keane and Iggy Clarke. 

Thanks

Many thanks to all helped make Athenry Enterprise Town a great success. Our young hurlers, footballers and camogie players enjoyed being in the company of Davy Fitzgerald , Tommy Walsh, Dervla Higgins,PJ Molloy and Tom Flynn for their blitz and the panel discussion which preceded it, all of the special guests were very generous with their time, signing autographs and posing for photos.

Congratulations to: Athenry Soccer Club on winning the Galway Premier League and to Athenry Camogie Club who won the Intermediate League Final.

Well done to Athenry U-16 hurlers who defeated Oranmore Maree tonight to top the U-16A Group. Athenry trailed by 0-03 to 1-04 at
half time but put in a serious shift in the second half with some lovely scores from Emmet Ruane, Conor Fahy and Brandon Lee to name a few. Athenry now look forward to a County A semifinal vs St Thomas.
Final score: Athenry 0-15 Oranmore/Maree 1-10 Scorers: Paddy Rabbitte 0-05 Conor Fahy 0-01 Donal Parr 0-02 Mark Hardiman 0-02 Brandon
Lee 0-04 Emmet Ruane 0-01

Athenry and Craughwell under 14 hurlers shared the spoils in the U14A Championship match played in Carnaun. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half Athenry failed to capitalize and went into the second half trailing by 3 points to 1 point. Athenry improved in the second half and
were unlucky not to snatch a win. Final score Athenry 0-03 Craughwell 0-03. Scorers: Ben Haverty 0-01 Eanna Brady 0-02

Good luck to all involved in
the Junior and Leaving Cert exams.

Athenry Camogie side win League Title

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Congratulations to Athenry Intermediate Camogie team that defeated Mountbellew Moylough 3-7 to 1-11 in the Intermediate Camogie League Final. Back row, from left: Áine O’Farrell, Angie Dempsey, Niamh Donnellan, Eimear Keane, Aoife O’Farrell, Aoife Moran, Niamh Hannon, Dervla Higgins, Lorna Hannon (captain), Fiona Page, Jessica Gill, Niamh Keane, and Amanda Higgins. Front: Emily Mogan, Shauna Coll, Rachael Tuffy, Grace Cahill, Megan Waldron, Elora Mahon, Fiona Gannon, Sarah Gaughran, Noreen Coen, Therese Donohue, Megan McDonagh, and Michelle Higgins, with mascot, Daithi Duane. Miss- ing from photo: Christine Higgins, Rebecca Ruane, Ciara Cunniffe, Gina Glynn, Kate O’Flaherty, and Aishling Keane.

St Mary's GAA Athenry is delighted to announce Joyce's Supermarkets as our official sponsor.
Thanks to David Donohue our treasurer and the players for their design input on the new team jerseys which we will be launching in the next few weeks! We would like to thank Pat Joyce for his generous sponsorship of St Mary's GAA Athenry. We look forward to working with him over the next five years and encourage all our members to support Joyce's Supermarket as our official sponsor.

THANK YOU

Thank you again for registering online with Athenry GAA, your membership is essential to the club and your registration fee is an important source of revenue to help in the running of the club and to help cover insurance costs. New members and renewals still welcome @http://www.athenrygaa.ie

Our club Lotto Jackpot is a HUGE €10,400
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PLEASE SEND MATCH REPORTS and NEWS!

The club welcomes Athenry GAA related updates, match reports, photos, news or information to include in our emails or on our social media. We would be delighted to receive regular match reports from managers, mentors or supporters of any of our teams. Please forward to the below email address.

Finally, here is the link to the GAA loyalty card scheme https://grma.gaa.ie/about/

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).

Under 6 & Under 8 Training

Under 6 and Under 8 Hurling is on Wednesday @ 6:15 p.m. in CARNAUN
Under 6 manager is Gerry Mannion 086 2317468
Under 8 is manager isKatharine Glynn 087 1172844

 

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Athenry Intermediate Football Team that played in the Cahill Cup (Photo credit: Paul Murphy, Athenry)

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.

Interested candidates should forward their application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please click on the below link to download the application form:

http://www.galwaygaa.ie/images/Downloads/2017/CulCampJOBAppCoaches2017.pdf

Thank you again for registering online with Athenry GAA, your membership is very important to the club and your registration fee is an important source of revenue to help in the running of the club and to cover your insurance costs.

Finally, here is the link to the GAA loyalty card scheme https://grma.gaa.ie/about/

If any members have any Athenry GAA related updates, match reports, news or information that they would like to include in our emails please forward to the below address.

Le buíochas, Caroline Ní Lochlainn agus Seán Ó Cluanáin Rúnaithe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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