The Annual Club social was held recently in the Athlone Springs Hotel.. The crowd of over 300 people were welcomed by Ollie Colgan before tucking into the fine meal on offer. The Junior B team were presented with their county and Mid South medals. This was followed by honouring the 1984 Junior team along with the Senior teams of 1984, 1985 and 1986. The crowd was then entertained by informative speech by Micheal O’Muircheartaigh. Awards presented on the night were:
- Young Ladies Player of the Year: Rosa Shine
- Young Player of the Year: Cathal Duignan
- Club Person of the Year: PJ Brien
- Ladies Player of the year: Niamh Fallon
- Player of the Year: Joe Fallon
- Ray Fallon and Stevie Collins were also honoured for their work done for the club over a long period of time.
It was then time for the play starring Mike Keena, Emmet Durney, Joey Connaughton, Sarah Seery, Niall Mc Manus and Joseph Fallon. The director of “From Little Acorns” was Liam Dunne. Brendan Shine kept the large crowd entertained until the early hours when everyone went home through the frosty night. The club would like to thank anyone who helped out on the evening, and to the staff of The Athlone Springs for the excellent service on the night
Clann na nGael 0-9 Fuerty 0-9
The Clann na nGael Junior A team got their first point in the Tansey Cup when they drew with Fuerty in Fuerty on Sunday last. Clann led at the break but they just couldn’t break away from their hosts, and the game ended in a draw.
Team and scorers: Cathal Hannon, Cathal Duignan, Eugene Petit, Derek Egan, Phillip Goode, Niall Shine, Ronan Gavin 0-1, Kevin Conneely, Seanie Walsh 0-1, Ross Naughton 0-1, Alan Dunne 0-4, Donie Beirne, Niall Lennon, Colin Nicholson 0-1, Fergal Shine 0-1.
Subs: Joseph Fallon, Martin Keena, Paul Whyte, Emmet Rock.
Foundation Coaching Course
Anyone interested in doing the G.A.A. foundation coaching course is asked to contact Declan Rock.
The latest edition of the Connacht GAA magazine ‘Into the West’ has just been released. You can view the magazine online at www.connachtgaa.ie/magazine.php If you have any items you’d like included in the next edition email them to firstname.lastname@example.org – news from clubs, schools, photographs, letters, articles – all welcome for consideration.
Your Country Your Call
The GAA are getting behind the new nationwide campaign to encourage people to submit transformational proposals that will help secure prosperity and jobs for Ireland – proposals that could help change the way we do things, allow businesses to grow, employment to be created and prosperity to flourish. Use the following links to get more information on ‘Your Country Your Call’:
- Letter from Paraic Duffy, Ard Stiúrthóir, GAA
- Letter from Martin McAleese, Arás an Uachtaráin
- Your Country Your Call website
Division 3 League – Tansey Cup
Fuerty 0-9 Clann na Gael 0-9