Garrycastle GAA Club
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!
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.
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.
Bingo is played every FRIDAY with "eyes down"
at 8pm SHARP.
Purchase your Bingo Books by clicking the 'Buy' button below.
The next Bingo game is on
Friday March 24th, 2023 at 8pm
Single Books €8 / Double Books €13
NOTE: Bingo Books must be bought online
before 9pm on THURSDAY MARCH 23rd
to take part in the Bingo games
Last Draw: Monday March 20th
This week's winning numbers were:
6, 21, 22, 30
The jackpot was not won this week.
There were three Match-3 winners this week, each of whom wins €35.
Congratulations to Bernie Sammon on his recent win in the Garrycastle GAA Club weekly Lotto!
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.
Under-15 Boys Presentation Evening
Doron Harte, Stephen McGuire, Conor McCormack, Niadh Shine, Andrew Henson, James McHugh, Oisin Mulvihill, Aaron Keegan, Rian Gaynor, Cian Norris, Darragh Glennon, Des Dolan.
Karl Henson, Christopher Malone, Matthew Turner, Jack Dowling, Darragh Clyne, Louie Shine, Dylan Frawley, Van McCay, Daniel Stankard, Franco Doolin.
The Under-15 Boys Div.1 county winners received their medals last Sunday (September 11th) at a presentation in The Bounty, Athlone.
It was a very proud evening for all players, mentors, management, and the families of the young players.
The occasion was made even more special by the fact that the club’s very own Dessie Dolan, newly appointed Westmeath senior manager, presented the winning medals to the players.
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.
Underage Girls Presentation Night
A great night was had by all at the recognition and presentation event for the Garrycastle underage girls on Sunday December 4th in The Bounty! Pictured are the happy girls, their parents and mentors, along with James Dolan and Megan McCormack who presented the awards.
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.
Jim McHugh jr.
St. Lomans Mullingar
St. Marys Rochfortbridge
Enda Mulvihill RIP
It is with tremendous pain and sadness that we announce the passing of one of our most decorated, dedicated and loved club members, Enda Mulvihill after a short illness.
A former captain of the club, Enda was renowned for his leadership qualities.
Enda has been a member of our club since 1987, starting at under-10, and played a starring role in much of the club’s success at underage.
At senior level Enda won 7 County Medals and we will all remember the role Enda played when we beat St. Brigids to win the Leinster Club Championship in 2011.
Enda represented Westmeath also, culminating in All Ireland success as part of the u21 All Ireland win in 1999.
A gentleman in the truest sense both on and off the pitch whose love and affection was felt by all who knew him. We will never forget his bravery, commitment or beautiful smile. He’ll always be in our hearts.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Enda’s wife Ruth, daughters Emily and Ella, parents Colm and Anne, brother Colm, sister Niamh and all his family and friends at this heartbreaking time.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Removal & Funeral details are available at RIP.ie.
A season ticket is now available to purchase covering entry to all Westmeath Club Championship games for 2022.
This ticket covers Football and Hurling, and includes the respective county finals.
To purchase you ticket, please contact the office in TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar, either by email to email@example.com or by telephone at 044-9341313.
Club Registration 2022
Registration for 2022 is now open for all club members and players.
All Registration for 2022 will be done online using the GAA/LGFA 'Foireann' system
Membership rates remain unchanged from 2021 and may be viewed on the Registration page.
Please click on the image to the left for details, or click here to go directly to the Foireann system (note: this will open in a new tab).
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 !
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.