St, Mary' GAA Club
The weekly Lotto Draw took place on Sunday 13th October.
Minor Hurling Team will play Ardrahan in County Semi-Final
Athenry Minor A hurling side qualified for the county Semi-Final thanks to a well deserved victory over Castlegar at Pearse Stadium. The winners started well and built up a 4 point lead midway through the first half however Castlegar battled back and only one point seperated the sides at the interval. Athenry took the game to Cashel in the second half and were rewarded with some lovely points. With their defence getting on top and conceding little Paddy Rabbitte cut through to plant the ball in the Castlegar net to give Athenry an unaissable lead and they ran out deserving winners.
Final score Athenry 1-19 Castlegar 0-10.
Athenry: D Treacy, R Collins, E Lawless, J Dowling, M Hardiman, S Quirke (capt) ,B Haverty ,A Haverty, D Parr, P Rabbitte, A O Brien, R O'Donnell, E Ruane, B Lee, J Treacy. Subs used: D Morrissey, K Langan, R Jennings, E Brady and E Feeney.
Junior C1 Team must do it all again
Our Junior C1 hurling team drew with Leitrim-Kilnadeema in their Semi Final clash played in Gort. Athenry started strongly and went in at half time 7 points up. The second half saw Leitrin-Kilnadeema gradually whittle away the Athenry lead to eventuallytake the lead with time nearly up. Athenry however stayed calm and levelled matters on the call of time.
Final score Athenry 1-16 Leitrim-Kilnadeema 1-16.
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
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