Garrycastle GAA Club

Garrycastle GAA Fundraiser

A Quid (or two) for Karl!

Karl Henson will be representing Garrycastle GAA in Westmeath GAAs upcoming fundraiser “Quid Game”. 

Karl will have the chance to win €10,000 for Garrycastle GAA on the night.

But, before the event we will need to raise funds. 

Once Karl’s €1,500 has been raised through donations, any additional money will be divided 50/50 between Garrycastle GAA & Westmeath GAA.

Please donate through the link below to get Karl on the leaderboard!


Pat Walsh Tournament in The Downs

Under-11 Boys

The Under-11 boys travelled to The Downs over the weekend to take part in the Pat Walsh Tournament.

They played four games in total, against Killoe Óg from Longford, Gowna from Cavan and Killucan from Westmeath, before playing the host club to round off the day..

Full details and more pictures can be found on the Under-11 Boys Team page.

Sponsored Greenway Walk

Sponsored Walk

A huge thank you to everyone who came out this afternoon to support the club and take part in our sponsored greenway walk. 

Well done to all who took part and thanks to parents for coming along this afternoon, to those who sponsored our underage players over the past couple of weeks and to everyone who helped out today.


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 : Monday, September 18th, 2023.

Quick links for the 2023 competition:

Game 4 : 2023 


The Downs

St. Manchan Gaels


St. Lomans
St. Brigids

Cill Oige


St. Marys Rochfortbridge

Mullingar Shamrocks


Millmore Gaels
Moate All-Whites

Lilliput Gaels

Last Draw: Monday, September 18th

This week's winning numbers were:

2, 7, 19, 24  

The jackpot of 2,500 was not won this week.

There were four Match-3 winners this week, each of whom receives €25.   

Click HERE for winners details

Next Draw: Monday September 25th

Hazel on Irish Team!

Éire Abú !

Everyone in Garrycastle GAA would like to wish Hazel Donegan the very, very best of luck in Portugal at the minute representing Ireland! 

Hazel is part of the Ireland under-17 soccer squad that will play Poland, Scotland and Portugal over the next two weeks. What an amazing achievement for such a young athlete 

We are so proud to have such a fantastic role model for young girls in our club! 

Éire Abú


Upcoming Fixtures and Results


Garrycastle GAA Online Bingo is now Closed

We started our Online Bingo in the club in the dark days of the Covid lockdowns on the St. Patrick’s Weekend in 2021, but now, after more than 2 years of online Bingo in Garrycastle GAA Club, a decision has been taken that we will no longer run online Bingo from FRIDAY AUGUST 18th, 2023

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge "Thank you!" to all our regular online players, for your support and encouragement since we began in March 2021. Your support has been of great help to the development of the youth facilities in Garrycastle GAA Club.

Equally, another huge "Thank you!" also to all of those in the club who gave of their time and expertise to make the Online Bingo a success, it couldn’t have happened without a lot of hard work from a great bunch of people.


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.

Registration 2023

Garrycastle GAA Club membership and registration is now open for 2023. 

Full details of membership fees for 2023 (which are unchanged from 2022) 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.

Garrycastle Nursery

Make Friends for Life!

The Garrycastle GAA Football Nursery continues each
SUNDAY morning from 11am - 12noon.

All children (boys and girls) born in 2018 or later are very welcome!

For more details contact Catriona on 087 698 2651.

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NOTE: Contact details for all other teams are available on the Teams page.

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
St. Brigids

Shield Final

The Downs

Plate Final

Lilliput Gaels
St. Marys Rochfortbridge

Trophy Final

Cill Óige

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 2023.

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.