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

The Altown/Garrycastle community in conjunction with Garrycastle GAA club will be in Golden Island shopping centre from 6.30pm on Thursday 21st December carol singing in aid of the Altown/Garrycastle and wider community Senior Citizens party. 

So, don your Christmas Jumper, dust off the musical instruments, and come along and sing and enjoy some Christmas cheer.

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.

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


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!



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.


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.


Deepest Sympathy

It is with tremendous pain and sadness we learned of the untimely passing of Staci Daly (nee Wykes). 

A former player with our club from underage to senior, Staci,  a talented and skillful footballer, won accolades at all levels, including 2 All-Ireland Féile titles, 2 senior championship titles as well as representing her county numerous times at underage. 

All of us in the Garrycastle club extend heartfelt sympathy to Staci’s husband Cathal, her mother Jackie who is a loyal supporter and heavily involved in our club, to Pat, Linda, her grandparents Billy, Imelda & Peggy, to the extended family and to her friends and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Funeral details are published on RIP.ie.


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


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.


History maker!

Well done to the Westmeath Ladies team, who had a comprehensive win over Longford in Pearse Park, Longford in round-2 of the TG4 Intermediate championship on Sunday (June 18th).

Special mention to Garrycastles own Aoife Connolly, who as well as scoring 2-04 on the day, also kicked a '45 meter free, which in Ladies football is worth 2 points.

Aoife makes history as the first ever LGFA player to score two '45-meter frees,  an incredible achievement.

Everyone in Garrycastle are super proud of our very own history maker! 

Cleachtadh a dhéanann máistreacht - practice makes perfect!

An Iarmhí agus Caisleán an Gharraí abú !


Deepest Sympathy

The Garrycastle club are very saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Seamie McCormack, former player and dedicated club supporter.

Deepest sympathy from all at the club to Seamie's fiancée Veronica, daughter Vaida, parents, brothers, sisters and extended family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Funeral details are published on RIP.ie.


St. Patrick's Day 


Happy young (and not-so-young) members of Garrycastle GAA Club taking part in the St. Patrick's parade in a wet and cold Athlone!

The rain didn't dampen spirits though as the group made their presence felt all the way along the parade route .

Well done all!

Jackpot Winner!

Huge congratulations to Martin McCallon who was the lucky winner of the €6,000 jackpot in the Garrycastle GAA Club Lotto draw on September 4th, 2023. 

Martin is seen here being presented with his cheque by Garrycastle GAA Club Treasurer John Ruane.

Jackpot Winner!

Huge congratulations to Michael Murtagh who was the lucky winner of the €5,750 jackpot in the Garrycastle GAA Club Lotto draw on April 17th, 2023. 

Michael is seen here being presented with his cheque by Garrycastle GAA Club Treasurer John Ruane.

Lotto Win

Congratulations to Bernie Sammon on his recent win in the Garrycastle GAA Club weekly Lotto draw on March 6th, 2023!

Bernie is shown here, along with his wife Briege, receiving his winner's cheque from Garrycastle GAA Club Chairman Peter O'Halloran, and Garrycastle GAA Club treasurer John Ruane.

Westmeath Boys & Girls

Well done to the Garrycastle lads who played for Westmeath in an Under-16 Cup competition today in Pairc Uí Chaoimh in Cork, winning out over Cork on a scoreline of Westmeath 3-15, Cork 1-13.

The Garrycastle lads involved were (from left to right):
Andrew Henson, Cian Norris, James McHugh, Aaron Keegan, Niadh Shine and Oisin Mulvihill.

An Iarmhí Abú !


Well done to the Garrycastle girls who played a number of inter-county under-14 blitzes for Westmeath over the last few weeks.

The Garrycastle girls involved were (from left to right):
Amelie Henson, Rebecca Sleator, Hannah Ganly, Ella Sweeney, Jane Byrne and Libby McHugh.

They are seen here pictured recently at Abottstown where they met up with Garrycastle (and Westmeath) senior players James Dolan and Eoin Mulvihill.

Golf Classic June 30th

Garrycastle GAA Club will hold a Golf Classic, for the first time in a number of years, on Friday June 30th in Athlone Golf Club.

This will be a 4-Ball Scramble format, with tee times from 8:00am all the way through to 5:00pm, with slots every 10 minutes.

Team entry is €240 with a 2-course meal included, and of course there will be great prizes on offer also.

To reserve a tee time, please contact Gary Dolan on 086 194 7900, or Cathal Mannion on 086 251 8996.

There are possibilities for corporate sponsors to come on board also, e.g. sponsoring a hole, sponsoring prizes, etc. For more details, please contact Gary or Cathal as listed above.

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.

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.

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