|Glorious year for Galway Hurling ♦ County Title for Under 16 Hurling Team ♦ Teams of the 1960's Honoured|
|County Under 16 A Hurling Champions 2017|
Under14-Feile na nGael Hurling
Athenry Under14 hurlers finished strong in their last Feile game on Saturday against Clarinbridge with a stand out performance from Kelvin Langan who scored 3-3. Athenry were first to score and exchanges were tight for the rest of the half with the Bridge going in 1 point ahead on a scoreline Athenry 1-4 Clarinbridge 1-5. The Athenry lads delivered a strong workmanlike performance in the second and got their goals at crucial times to win by 4-05 to 1-10.
In their first match of the U14A Championship Athenry U14 hurlers had a great win over Loughrea . The match was played in St. Brendan's Park in Loughrea in good conditions.
Under 16A Hurling
Athenry took on Gort in the 1st round of the 2017 C'ship in Gort on Monday evening. Athenry started well and led by double scores 0-8 to 0-4 at half time. Athenry continued their dominance in the second half with solid performances by Shane Quirke and Eoin Lawless in defence. At the finish Athenry won comfortably by 0-15 to 0-6.
All-Ireland glory for Galway Minor and Senior Hurling Teams
Some days you don't forget. Sunday September 3rd 2017 is one that will be forever etched into the memory mass of Galway GAA supporters, whether they were in Croke Park, Eyre Square, at home or in one of the far corners of the globe.
For a generation of Galway people, this was the first time they had witnessed a Galway team winning a Liam MacCarthy Cup. So many moments to savour, it feels a shame to only name a couple, but needs must. The shuddering roar at the final whistle and watching David Burke lift the cup aloft after 29 long years probably trumps the lot, but listening to 'N17' and 'Galway Girl' blare out over the PA system in the GAA's prime cathedral brought a carnival atmosphere to the whole occasion. People from different parts of the county danced and hugged one another in sheer delight. Sport has a very tangible ability to unite people if only for a brief period of time.
Reeves Cup winning team's 50th Anniversary
In the 1967 gale-swept Reeves Cup hurling final, Athenry shocked favourites Fohenagh to win the club's first major title at senior level. Winning a competition, for teams knocked out of the championship in the first round, was a timely boost for the newly formed club in it’s second year. Athenry had wins over Moycullen and Gort in the closing stages to qualify for the final, which was played at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. They won deservedly and were it not for a fine display by the Fohenagh goalie, Des Devine, Athenry would have been much further ahead at full time.
Presentation College win Connacht Senior A & C Camogie Titles
Athenry Camogie Club members enjoyed victories in the Connacht Senior A and Senior C Post Primary Schools competitions. The Senior A team defeated Loughrea’s St. Bridget's on a scoreline of 2-11 to 2-8.
Galway Scór Quiz Winners
Congratulations to Caroline McLoughlin,Tom Cloonan, James Lundon and Sean Keane who won the County Scor Quiz and now contestef the All-Ireland Final in Belfast.
Club Development Draw
Congratulations to Frank Brody, Tom Cloonan and Tomas Thompson who each win €1000 in the Club's Development Draw.
Senior Hurling League Round 5 v Sarsfields
Senior Hurling League Round 4 v Turloughmore
Senior Hurling League Round 3 v Padraig Pearses
Athenry Minor hurlers opened this year's Championship campaign with a well deserved win over a much vaunted Clarinbridge side on Easter Monday. Athenry dominated proceedings in the first half led magnificently from the back by Jack McCullagh, Donal Parr and Conor Tully. Cillian Lawless was unerring from the placed ball ably assisted by Martin Cullen and Liam Egan in the forwards, Athenry went in 5 points to the good at the interval. The Bridge fought back in the second half but again a great defensive effort from Athenry and a magnificent diving save from Paddy Rabbitte in the goals saw the Maroon and Whites win out on a scoreline of
Athenry 0-15 Clarinbridge 0-12
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.
Senior Hurling League
St. Thomas' 0-19 Athenry 0-16
Chairperson: Sean Keane, Secretary: Caroline McLoughlin, Treasurer: David Donohue, Vice Chairperson: Billy Caulfield, Asst. Secretary: Tom Carr, Asst Treasurer: Brendan Madden, P.R.O.: 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.
|Tom Monaghan presenting Athenry’s Patrick Rabbltte with the Ocean Hygiene
player of the match trophy after the Final.
|Padraig Lohan presenting the County Under-16 A Hurling Cup to Athenry captain, Donal Parr, after they defeated Oranrnore-Maree in the Final.|
|The County Under 16 Hurling Champions celebrating their victory
Front Row: (left to right) David Briggs, Mark Hardiman, Eoin Feeney, Emmet Ruane, Alan Waldron, Darragh Carty, Evan Connolly, Eoin Laffey, Donal Parr (captain), Mark Moran, Conor Fahy, Darragh Cloonan, John McGovern, Conor Lawless (mascot). Back Row: (left to right) Andrew Lawless (manager) Adrian O'Shea (selector), Peter Haverty (selector), Jack Dowling, Ruairi Collins, Eoln Lawtess, Jamle Treacy, Dean Treacy, Patrick Rabbitte, Shane Qurke, Alan Haverty, Brandon Lee, Gerry Treacy (selector), Aubrey O'Brien, Eoin Briggs, Ethan Flaherty, Robert Ruane (selector).
|Reeves Cup winning panel at a Club function to mark the 50th Anniversary of their victory in 1967|
|County Minor Hurling Finalists 2017
Front Row: (left to right) Emmett Ruane, Mark Hardiman, Jamie Treacy, Cillian Lawless, Brandon Lee, D.J. Somers, Martin Cullen, Liam Egan, Eoin Caulfield, Elliott Langan, Darren Collins, Alan Haverty. Back row: (left to right) Aubrey O'Brien, Conor Tully, Jack McCullagh, Sean Coleman, Noel Keogh, Ross Keane, Patrick Rabbitte, Matthew Treacy, Donal Parr, Eoln Lawless, Ciaran Haridman, Shane Quirke, Ronan Kindregan and Jack Dowling.
|Galway All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions 2017|
|Galway All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions 2017
Front Row: (left to right) Niall Coen, Conor Molloy, Sam McArdle, Conor Caulfield, Mark Kennedy, Darren Morrissey (captain), Ben Moran, Daniel Loftus, Conor Fahey, Calmin KIiieen, Shane Ryan, David Jordan, Daragh Conneely, Enda Egan, Evan Hunt. Back Row: (left to right) Conor Walsh, Sean Bleahene, Enda Fahey, Donal Mannion, Dylan Shaughnessy, Martin McManus, Brendan Lynch, Daragh Fahy, Mark Glll, Simon Thomas, Dlarmuid O'Brien, Ronan Glennon, John Fleming, Conor EIwood, T J Brennan, Jack Canning, Conor Lee and Eamon Hickey.
|Galway Allianz Hurling League Champions 2017
Front Row: (left to right) Cyril Donnellan, Jonathan Glynn, Jason Flynn, Padraic Mannion, Aidan Harte, David Burke (captain), Shane Moloney, Conor Whelan, Johnny Coen, Paul Killeen, Eanna Burke, Ronan Burke and Thomas Monaghan. Back Row: (left to right) Sean Loftus, Padraig Brehony, Daithí Burke, Gearóid McInerney, Colm Callanan, John Hanbury, Cathal Mannion, Joseph Cooney, Adrian Tuohy, Niall Burke, Joe Canning, Martin Dolphin, Matt Donohue and James Skehill.
|Presentation College Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior A Camogie Champions 2017
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.
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