Garrycastle GAA Club

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Last Draw: Monday, March 4th

This week's winning numbers were:

6, 8, 15, 21  

The jackpot of 3,750 was not won this week.

There were five Match-3 winners this week, each of whom wins €20.   

Click HERE for winners details

Next Draw: Monday March 11th

Patrick Murray (Athlone & Castlerea Credit Union), Trish Dolan (Chairperson, Garrycastle GAA Club), Catriona Fagan (Children's Officer, Garrycastle GAA Club), and Tony Gannon (Athlone & Castlerea Credit Union Support Fund Committee)

Credit Union Community Support Fund

Garrycastle GAA were the very grateful recipients of two contributions from the Athlone & Castlerea Credit Union community support fund, which will be ring-fenced towards the development of a training wall, and an initiative to bring football back out to the community. 

Garrycastle GAA would like to thank the Athlone & Castlerea Credit Union for their continued support.

[2024-02-21]

U-12 Boys Sponsorship

The under-12 boys and their management team were delighted to receive training tops sponsored by Forefront Events. Seamus King of Forefront Events, who is based in Australia and is himself a former player with Garrycastle, was back in his home club to make the presentation. 

Many thanks to Forefront Events for their kind sponsorship, we wish them every success and safe travels to Seamus as he heads back down under. [2024-02-26]

Nursery starts on February 25th!

Club Gym is Open!

Membership of the Garrycastle Club Gym is now open!

To apply for membership of the Garrycastle GAA Club Gym, please click on the image or click here.

Please note that Gym Membership is open only to Adult, OAP and Student (over 16 years of age in full time education) members of Garrycastle GAA Club.

Please check the Gym Rules and Required Health Declaration before requesting membership.

Upcoming Fixtures and Results

Fixtures

Derek Daly Memorial 5km Walk/Run

Funds raised by the annual Derek Daly memorial 5k walk/run held by Garrycastle GAA Club on St. Stephen's day were presented recently to the Westmeath Hospice.
At the presentation were Trish Dolan, chairperson Garrycastle GAA Club; Joe Whelan, Westmeath Hospice; Alan Daly and David McGovern, Garrycastle GAA Club.

Garrycastle/ Altown community party

Huge thanks to all the club members and the residents association involved in organising the senior citizens party - the first one since the Covid break. It was great to see everyone back again, and a great evening was had by all. Thanks to the Chicks for providing the entertainment and to the committee who worked so hard on the day. Thanks to all who contributed towards the event and for the tasty desserts. Míle Buíchous.

[2024-01-28]

Every Step Counts Challenge

Help our club and get fit with the Every Step Counts Challenge for 2024. Every club that tracks a combined 4,000km by Feb 12th is entered into a prize draw with super cash prizes from Irish Life.


To get involved


Then get walking!!!

Registration 2024

Garrycastle GAA Club membership and registration is now open for 2024. 

Full details of membership fees for 2024 are available on the Registration page.

As in previous years, Garrycastle GAA Club membership and registration is handled online, using the GAA's Foireann system

Please click on the image to the left to open the Foireann system, and complete your registration.

Note that this will open in a new tab in your browser window.

5k Walk/Run

The Annual Derek Daly 5k Walk/Run was held on St. Stephens Day.

On a lovely fine morning we had a great turnout of young and old to walk from the club grounds in Garrycastle along the greenway to the White Gates and back.

They were followed by a very large group of runners also running as far as the White Gates and back.

Well done to all !

St. Stephen's Day 5k Walk/Run 2023

Carol Singing in Golden Island SC

Carol Singing 2023 (Golden Island SC)

Christmas Party

Garrycastle Children's Christmas Party

The annual Garrycastle Children's Christmas Party was held in the clubhouse on Monday evening.

A fantastic turnout of the clubs youngest players arrived to meet Santa, and have some fun and games with their friends. There was great excitement to meet the Jolly old man (sorry, Peter!) in the bright red suit, who presented each of the youngest club members with a selection box to get the Christmas spirit going!

Huge thanks as always to the organising committee for arranging such a great evenings entertainment.

Healthy Ireland

Garrycastle GAA Club is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of €10,000 as part of the Healthy Ireland GAA Walking Track Initiative. Garrycastle were successful in phase 2 of the awards, announced on October 26th by Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton and the President of the GAA (Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael) Larry McCarthy.

This was a competitive selection process, and Garrycastle GAA Club is delighted to have been one of the selected clubs. In total, more than 100 GAA Clubs have been awarded grants under the scheme.

This initiative will further enhance our club and facilities as part of our ongoing development Program.

Under-16 Girls Div. 1 Final

Commiserations to the Garrycastle Under-16 Girls, who lost out to St. Lomans in the Division 1 final played last Wednesday in Lakepoint Park, Mullingar, as a superb St. Lomans side justified their billing as the hottest of hot favourites and won their club their third under-16 Division 1 title in a row. After a slow start Garrycastle worked their way into this game, especially in the second half, winning their individual match-ups all over the field. They were unable to close the scoring gap however, but the Garrycastle girls can hold their heads high, showing that they can be competitive against one of the best underage sides in ladies football.

This is also a young side with all the players who featured in this game with the sole exception of Hazel Donegan having at least one more year at this age group. Huge Thanks are due also to all the parents, guardians and supporters who have followed this team over the season. 

Well done and many thanks to Team Manager, Brian Murphy and his backroom team, Ger Griffith, Lydia Hogan, Diarmuid Ó Chluaid and FLO Noelle Murphy. Many thanks to Ganlys for their sponsorship of training tops and to Tormeys Solicitors for sponsorship of kit bags.

Full match details on the Under-16 webpage 

U14 Girls Div.3 County Champions!!!

Girls U14 Div.3 Champions!

Another great win for the under-14 girls who were victorious today against Multyfarnham in Div. 3 final. 

That makes 2 under-14 County titles in a week (following on from last weeks Div.1 success).

An unbelievable achievement and congratulations to players and coaches.

Well done to all involved, especially the management team who worked really hard all year round, and to all the supporters who got behind the team! The future is certainly bright with this bunch of girls!

Caisléan an Gharraí Abú !

[2023-10-21]

Quid Game !

Well done, Karl!

Well done to Karl Henson on a massive performance in the Quid Games, only just falling short of the grand prize. 

Many thanks to Karl for representing the club to the highest, showing his ever competitive edge. 

The club extends sincere thanks to our sponsors, to everyone who contributed to the event raising funds for the county as well as for our club. 

Many thanks to the hardworking organising committee on a great job

[2023-10-30]

Minor Div.2 Champions 2023

The Minor Boys team with their new gear for the Div. 2 Final! A huge "Thank You!" to Franco Doolin and Mick Mannion for their generous sponsorship.

Minor Champions!

The Minor boys came out victorious in the Div. 2 County Final played in dreadful weather conditions in Kinnegad, overcoming St. Marys Rochfortbridge on a scoreline of 0-09 to 0-08.

Caisléan an Gharraí Abú !


[2023-09-30]

Street Leagues 2023!

Garrycastle Street Leagues 2023

On Sunday morning the stars of the future took to the field for the annual end of season games. The teams comprised of a combination of U7 boys & U8 girls on the lower pitch with U9 boys & U10 girls on the main pitch. In all, 123 players made up 16 teams. There was a display of skills and tackles from all involved. The day ended with a parade on the main pitch with the nursery players lead by a piper. It was a fantastic club event. Well done all.

Mentors: Rhoda Costello, Catriona Fagan, Anna Pozarowska, Hazel Hannion, Stella Devine, Mary Leech, John Gaffey, Niall Ward, John Shaughnessy, Niall Lynchehaun, Robbie Plant, Enda Cox & Darren Lennon.

[2023-10-01]

Jim McHugh Memorial Tournament 2023

Jim McHugh

President Garrycastle GAA Club 

2003 - 2012

The Annual Jim McHugh Memorial Tournament is here again for 2023! This year, 16 teams from Westmeath, Offaly and Roscommon will compete for the Jim McHugh Memorial Cup, Memorial Shield, Memorial Plate and Memorial Trophy.

Last Updated : Tuesday, October 17th, 2023.

Quick links for the 2023 competition:

Garrycastle u12 team in the final game of the Jim McHugh memorial tournament, doing the club proud!

Gameday 5  : 2023 (Dates: TBC) 

Level-1

The Downs
2-08
Athlone
0-12 

Level-2

St. Brigids
1-04
Garrycastle
1-10

Level-3

St. Marys Rochfortbridge
3-09
Shandonagh
1-05

Level-4

Moate All-Whites
vs
Lilliput Gaels

Gameday 4 : 2023 

Level-1

Ballinamere/Durrow
2-04
The Downs
2-07 

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Athlone
1-12
St. Manchan Gaels
3-02

Level-2

St. Lomans
2-07
St. Brigids
3-11

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Cill Oige
2-03
Garrycastle
2-12

Level-3

Coralstown/Kinnegad
0-13
St. Marys Rochfortbridge
1-12

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Shandonagh
2-09
Mullingar Shamrocks
3-03

Level-4

Millmore Gaels
1-13
Moate All-Whites
2-12

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Tubberclair
0-04
Lilliput Gaels
5-07

Garrycastle Girls

Under-8 Girls

Goldsmith Girls Blitz, Sat. July 1st

Under-10 Girls

Goldsmith Girls Blitz, Sat. July 1st

Under-12 Girls

vs Goldsmith Girls Mon. June 26th

Community Employment Scheme

Community Employment

An opportunity exists under the Department of Social Protection Community Employment scheme for a Ground Person position in Garrycastle GAA Club.

The Job description includes cutting pitches, marking of pitches, cleaning of dressing rooms, litter control on the club grounds, etc.

Full details and how to apply may be obtained by clicking here, or clicking on the image to the left.

This week's Club News and Notes 

Weekly Notes

Games Promotion Officer

Picture shows (l-r) :
Garrycastle Club Chairman Peter O'Halloran, Garrycastle Games Promotion Officer Jack Casey, and Garrycastle Minor Board Chairman Paraic Joyce.

Garrycastle GAA club would like to announce the appointment of Jack Casey as club Games Promotion Officer.

 

Garrycastle GAA look forward to working with Jack in the promotion of Gaelic football in our schools and for boys and girls throughout the town.

 

With Jack’s appointment, we can look forward to building on the success of our underage development for the coming seasons.

 

Jack hails from Oran in Roscommon and has recently joined the Roscommon senior football panel.

 

Having graduated from Carlow IT with a Bachelors in strength and conditioning, coaching awards, first aid and child safeguarding qualifications, Jack brings with him a strong set of skills and qualifications, including experience from his success as a player, where he has enjoyed success at minor, u21, intermediate and senior. Jack was also part of the successful Roscommon CBS team which won a Connacht senior colleges A title.   

 

Jack’s role will involve coaching in local schools, working with club coaches to upskill and develop their coaching skills and techniques and working with young players to develop their strength and conditioning for the future.

 

Garrycastle GAA club are very excited with this hugely positive development which will help our club to continue creating and fostering a culture for children to enjoy our native games for many years to come.

 

If you would like to play and try your hand at football please check out our website for contact details of coaches. Everybody is very welcome.

GAA Club Newsletter for November 2022. Click here to access on the GAA main website.

Under-15 Boys Div. 1 CHAMPIONS

Under-15 Div. 1 Team

Huge Congratulations to the Garrycastle Under-15 boys team, and their mentors and management team, on winning the Westmeath Division 1 title
on Saturday (October 15th), defeating St. Lomans Mullingar in the Final !

The club wishes to thank John Henson, Pascal Dillon, Tormey Solicitors, Brendan and Olivia Norris and Russell, Brennan and Keane for their sponsorship for food and the purchase of tops for the players.

Under-14 and Under-16 Girls CHAMPIONS

Under-14 Girls - Div. 4 Champions

Full details of their thrilling win over St. Lomans Mullingar may be found on the Under-14 Girls Team page.

Under-16 Girls - Div. 2B Champions

The Under-16 Girls finally overcame Milltown after a replay to take the Div. 2B title. Full details on the Under-16 Girls team page.

Jim McHugh Memorial Tournament

The Jim McHugh Memorial under-12 football tournament is held each autumn, in memory of former Club President Jim McHugh.

Huge Congratulations to St. Lomans Mullingar, who are the 2022 Jim McHugh Memorial Under-12 Football tournament Cup winners! Well done, lads!

The list of the teams involved, the Fixture List and the Match Results are available on the dedicated tournament page, and are included here as a shortcut.

Pictures of all the winning teams are available on the dedicated tournament page.

Last Update: Friday, October 14th. 

St. Lomans Boys Under-12 team who won the 2022 Jim McHugh Memorial Tournament Cup

The Cup being presented by
Jim McHugh jr.

Cup Final

St. Lomans Mullingar
2-10
St. Brigids
2-05

Shield Final

The Downs
2-05
Garrycastle
0-10

Plate Final

Lilliput Gaels
2-16
St. Marys Rochfortbridge
2-04

Trophy Final

Cill Óige
5-11
Milltownpass
2-05

Garrycastle GAA Nursery

The purpose of the nursery is to introduce girls and boys to Gaelic games in a safe and fun environment. 

The nursery continues each SUNDAY from 11am to 12 noon.

If you want your child to participate in the nursery, simply come along any Sunday morning at 10.50 am and join in the fun. All children are welcome. 

Contacts for the nursery are Anne Marie Cahill 086 8664057 and Catríona Fagan 087 6982651. They will be assisted by a large team of mentors and parents. All mentors are Garda vetted and have completed a fitness to practise course. 

All parents are encouraged to get involved in helping out in the nursery; no experience is necessary, and a series of training courses will be provided.

If you are new to the Athlone area, you can find directions to Garrycastle GAA Club here.

Let's make friends for life !

One Club, One Family, One Community !

Membership is now open
for 2024.

Click on image to see the
Garrycastle Club Gear shops.

Training time and locations for all teams.

Book Garrycastle GAA Astroturf facilities.

Match Reports

Match Reports: Men

Match Reports for Adult Mens teams.

Match Reports: Ladies

Match reports for Adult Ladies and Juvenile Girls teams.

Match Reports: Juvenile

Match reports for Juvenile Boys teams.

Garrycastle Club Gear

If you are looking for some stylish Garrycastle Club gear, from Tops, Togs, Socks and Gloves to leisure wear in a number of styles, there is a huge selection available to buy from the Masita Teamwear dedicated Garrycastle GAA Shop. 

Click on the image to the left to go to the Club gear shop.


Derek Daly 5Km Memorial Walk/Run

At the launch of the 2021 Derek Daly memorial 5K walk/run were Gary Hand (rehab care), Áine Lynn, Niall Lynn, Alan Daly, Tom O'Halloran and
Garrycastle GAA Club Chairman Peter O'Halloran.

The Derek Daly Memorial Walk/Run takes place on St. Stephens Day.
Registration in the stand in Garrycastle from 10am. There will be no competitive element element this year due to Covid restrictions.
The prize money will be donated to local charities instead.
The walk or run may be started once registered. 
Please note: There will be no water point this year.