Southern Gaels Hurling Club, Athlone

Club Secures Place in Féile Competition

Our U14 squad and management continue with their preparations for Féile which takes place on 16-17 June. This is the first time since 2003 that the club will be represented at this national competition, when they will be hosted by the Clara club in Kilkenny. Their first two games are in Borris, Carlow where they will play Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow) and Tooren (Mayo) on Friday 16 June. On Saturday 17 June they will play the host club in Clara before travelling to New Ross in Wexford for their next game, with opponents to be confirmed yet.

To offset against the significant cost of Feile, the management are looking for sponsors for a Féile souvenir programme that is being published to mark the club's appearance in Féile. The programme will be a fine publication carrying profiles of all players, photographs, articles and club/Féile information. If any individual or business would like to take an advert in the programme please contact Martin (087-2253350), Tommy (087-6523333) or Cormac (087-2353089).

Give Hurling a Go

Want to give Hurling a go? Not sure what to do ?
No  problem, just come along on one of our training days that suits you.  Experienced coaches, spare helments/hurls always available in a fun/safe environment.  

Just come along and try it out and see how you get on.
No obligation/membership fees needed, just come along and approach one of our freindly mentors and they will point you in right direction!

Tuesdays 6.30-7.30, Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road, Back Pitch.
Fridays 6.30-7.30, Páirc Chiaráin, Ballymahon Road, Back Pitch

Well done to our U8s
Well done to our great U8s at first U8 blitz of year on Saturday 6th May.

Our Under 8 panel travelled to Ballymore in the first Westmeath blitz of the year. We had fantastic turnout of 19 players so we were the only club that had enough for two teams.
Our opposition on the day was Longford Slashers, Casteltown Geoghan and Fr Daltons.  With great weather for hurling, our players got stuck in right from the start. In Game 1 we took on Longford Slashers.
There was fantastic display of hurling all over the field. It was great to see our players who are new to Under 8 getting so involved in the game.
There was superb tackling,blocking, ground striking and some great puckouts from Thomas. Despite heavy pressure from Longford our backs were able to keep the danger at bay while at other end Conleth scored two fine goals to give us a good lead. A late point from a free from slashers closed the gap at the end. A great display from everyone on the team.
Shane and Jacob were solid in fullback line. Fiachra and Conleth were covering midfield, Eoin and Liam were causing trouble for the slashers defence while Ryan, Sean and Nathan covered the entire pitch.
In the other game our 2nd team played a strong Casteltown Geaoghan team. The pressure was on from the off with the opposition camped in our half for long periods.  We had some outstanding performances in defence especially from Conor and Aoibheann alongside Daniel who marshalled the backline. The Gaels worked timelessly throughout the game with Oisin and Sam showing great leadership in midfield, and Nathan Padraic and Kevin made several vital interceptions in a fantastic team display.
The final whistle went just as our lads had worked a great goal scoring opportunity.
The game ended in a 1-0 defeat despite all our defensive heroics and several great save from Shane, but overall a great showing from our lads
For our final match against Fr Daltons we had our full panel available, We started with our older Under 8s to give them a chance to play together as a unit. Our lads were well on top and notched up a number of scores to have a strong first half lead. At half time we rotated our players on and off so everyone got some more action. Many thanks to all the parents for making the trip to Ballymore for an enjoyable morning of hurling. Many thanks to Fr Daltons for refreshments afterwards.

Congrats to our Féile Heroes
Well done to our great U14s who narrowly missed out on a place in the Féile final losing 1-5 to 0-5 today against Clann na nGael (an amalgamation of Castlepollard and Brownstown hurling clubs).

Registration Night Friday March 24:
5 to 7pm Páirc Chiaráin
Please make big effort to get down and sign up for the year ahead. 
New members/players always welcome. If any parents are free to help out on registration night, let one of the juvenile mentors know. All help gladly accepted and appreciated.

Lá le Phádraig / Patricks Day: 
GAAmes Throne for Parade:
Clár an Lae:

10.30-11.30: Underage games and fun competitions

11.00: U14 match Vs Athleague, Roscommon
11.30-12.30: Breakfast in club house & photo op with GAAmes Throne
12.15-1.30: Intermediate match Vs Brownstown
2.00: Gather at Shamrock Lodge
2.30-4.00: Parade
4.00–4.30: Throne on Display outside Civic Centre
4.00+: Clubhouse open to watch Club Finals. 
Children must be Supervised by parents/guardians

Under 6 & Under 8: Indoor Hurling Training in Marist Hall, Retreat Road: All Tuesdays in March 6.30-7.30

Under 10, Under 12, Under 14: Astro Hurling Training in Athlone Regional Sports Centre:
All Sundays in March: 5.00-6.30

Hurls & Helmets Provided - All Welcome
For More Info: 

Thursday November 24th at 9.00 PM in Pairc Chiarain. 


Official End Of Season Club newsletter is now available online off club website or:


Ball Wall Bowling Fundraiser

Friday September 16th was bowling night for Southern Gaels and a great turnout ensured that everyone had a super time. The Bowling Alley was awash with Southern Gaels jerseys from 7.00 on with most of our younger bowlers coming straight from training. Their shooting and skill levels were excellent and some impressive scores were put on the boards. It was a pleasure to see so many of our players from all age groups playing and working together. The parents came in numbers too encouraging their offspring and helping with the chips, onion rings and sausages - such dedication is what makes this club the best! The much anticipated draw for the Joe Canning-signed hurleys was held at nine o'clock and the worthy winners were Oisín Flynn, Tom O'Keeffe and Cormac Bradley, Lorcan Farrell - nice that the four hurls went to three of our age groups. Once the dust settled on the juvenile event some serious swinging started as the adult teams took to the alleys. Up to 13 teams lined out for the competitive shoot-out but only one team could win on the night and that honour fell to Declan Finn, Martin Geary, Dermot Whelan and Gearóid Ó Duibhir who were the only team to break 400! A big thank you again to Planet for hosting the event and our great sponsors: Wines Direct, Sásta, Club Viva and Planet Athlone. The club draws for May, June, July and August were held to end the night and as it happened many of the winners were present which added to the high spirits all round. Thanks to all who turned up, took part, tasted the goodies and tried their best! Well done to the organisers and we're looking forward to the event next year already. Oh and well done to Bridie Gately (c/o Maeve Gately) who won the All-Ireland football tickets. Gaels Abú!

Attend 10 Trainings to Enter Draw for an XBOX One 

Attend 10 Sessions to Collect 10 stamps to 
Enter Draw for an Xbox One

One Member One Card
One Stamp per Training Session/Match
Scheme runs during April and May 2016.
Draw takes place June Bank Holiday Weekend

Jersey Sponsorship / Pitch Sign Draw 

First Prize:          A1 Cabs: Name/Logo on Southern Gaels Adult Team Jerseys for Two years.

Second Prize:    Anne Egan Farrell: Pitch-side Advertisement Sign in Páirc Chiaráin for Two years.

Third Prize:         Spollens Supermarket: Pitch-side Advertisement Sign in Páirc Chiaráin, for 2 years.

Fourth Prize:      Padraig Egan Buses: Pitch-side Advertisement Sign in Páirc Chiaráin, for Two years.

A sincere Thanks to all Ticket Purchasers. Your sponsorship of our hurling club is greatly appreciated.

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