Under-15 / 16

Under-16 Contact for 2024

2023

Under-15 Championship semi-final

The Under-15 Boys who played Cill Óige in the championship semi-final on Friday evening (Oct. 6th). Unfortunately on this occasion, the coutcome, which went to the last kick of th ball, did not go in Garycastle's favour. Howver, the whole club is incredibly proud of these lads, and how they have played and developed during the year!

2022

Under-15 Boys Presentation Evening

Back Row:
Doron Harte, Stephen McGuire, Conor McCormack, Niadh Shine, Andrew Henson, James McHugh, Oisin Mulvihill, Aaron Keegan, Rian Gaynor, Cian Norris, Darragh Glennon, Des Dolan.
Front Row:
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.


[2022-12-11]

Under-15 Boys Div. 1 CHAMPIONS

Under-15 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-15 Division 1 Final vs. St. Lomans, October 15th, 2022

Garrycastle 3-05, St. Lomans Mullingar 1-08

Garrycastle won their first underage Division 1 title since 1999 when they beat St. Lomans in a windy Rochfortbridge on Saturday. This was a win dug out by a combination of dogged determination as well as good football. 

Playing against the wind in the first half our lads found the going very tough with Lomans scoring two points, both of which could have been goals. With their backs to the wall the Garrycastle lads defended strongly and were successful until a long ball from Lomans midfield caused confusion in the defence and led to a soft goal being conceded. Garrycastles attempts to get up field were overturned mainly because of lack of support for the player in possession.  

Late in the half with 9 points between the sides, on one of Garrycastles attacks James McHugh put a very clever ball into space behind the defence which Níadh Shine ran on to. With only the goalie to beat he was pulled down and the penalty awarded was put away expertly by James McHugh. A further Lomans point left the halftime score at 1-7 to 1-0.

Soon after the restart Andrew Henson gained possession about 50 metres from goal and set off, beating a number of the St. Lomans players before crashing the ball to the net. A Níadh Shine point from a difficult free left 3 points between them. Scores were hard to come by, with two James McHugh frees and one St. Lomans point, the only scores. An Oisin Mulvihill shot came off the butt of the post and was cleared. Midway through the half with Lomans coming more into the game one of their shots came off the post and rebounded across the goal, eluding a loose forward and dribbling wide. 

Almost immediately after this let off a James McHugh shot for goal went narrowly wide at the far post. With the clock running down and two points between the sides, a long ball found James McHugh who used his close-up skills to steer it to the net and give the lead to Garrycastle for the first time in the game. With confidence up, Aaron Keegan and Christopher Joyce added two great points. St. Lomans came back again and with five minutes of injury time gone. won a free from which they tried blasting operations for a goal, but the kick was blocked and cleared, and the sound of the final whistle was greeted by huge cheers from the large Garrycastle support.

The cup was presented to Garrycastle captain, Andrew Henson, after the match who thanked the team’s mentors, players and also St Loman’s for the hard fought game.

Garrycastle Team:
Cian Norris, Van MaCay, Daniel Stankard, Matthew Turner, Dylan Frawley, Aaron Keegan (0-1), Christopher Malone (0-1), Oisin Mulvihill, Darragh Glennon, Conor McCormack, Rían Gaynor, Andrew Henson (1-0), Louie Shine, Níadh Shine (0-1), James McHugh (2-2).
Subs:
Jack Dolan, Jack Dowling, Senan Nugent, Rían Hayden, James Derwin, Darragh Clyne. 

Dylan Frawley, James McHugh, Oisin Mulvihill, Chris Malone and Níadh Shine with the
Division 1 Cup.

2021

Under-15 Coach Contact for 2021

For all enquiries related to the Boys Under-15 group in 2021, please contact Karl Henson on 087 2670627.

Training times for this group may be found on the Training Schedule page.

Under-15 Div.2 Championship Final, September 15th, 2021

Garrycastle 3-12, Caulry 2-12

The  under-15 boys pulled off a great win over Caulry in the rescheduled division 2 championship final played in Athlone in front of a fine crowd. This was a smashing game of football played in a great spirit by both teams. This young Garrycastle team came into the game as underdogs, having lost to Caulry in an earlier round.  They started nervously but played their way into the game and led early on. However, Caulry had a purple patch midway through  the half and saw them take the lead. But a determined Garrycastle regained the initiative  and led by a point at halftime, 2-6 to 1-8, the goals coming from Andrew Henson and Niadh Shine.   

The early stages of the second half saw Garrycastle increase their lead to 4 points when Andrew Henson cut through the Caulry defence to find the net for the second  time. The 7 point lead didn't last as Caulry fought back and with the help of a goal reduced the lead to 3. However, Garrycastle controlled possession and after a number of misses increased the lead to 4,  a brilliant free off the ground from 45 metres by Niadh Shine.  Another Caulry  point brought it back to a one score game but in spite of constant Garrycastle pressure they failed to make the game secure but the final whistle arrived bringing great celebration by the large Garrycastle crowd present . This was a well deserved win by a team who have made tremendous improvement during the season and showed a great hunger for victory.  Their handling, kicking, support play, tackling and ability to find each other was of a high standard. Well done by players and management. 

Following the game Minor Board Secretary, Kevin Jordan, presented the cup to Garrycastle captain, Anthony  Mannion.  

Garrycastle: 
Cian Norris,  Oisin Mulvihill,  Anthony Mannion, Rían Gaynor,  Nathan MacKeon, David Carter, Dylan Frawley, Aaron Keegan, Sean O’Donoghue, Andrew Henson, Níadh Shine,  Killian Keegan, James McHugh,  Darragh Glennon, Brandon Devaney.

Subs: Jack Dolan for Rían Gaynor and Oisin O’Donoghue for Brandon Devaney. Subs not used Matthew Turner and James Derwin

Division 2 County Champions, 2021!

Band of brothers!

Oisin and Tadhg Mulvihill

Keeping hold of the Silverware!

James McHugh, Oisin Mulvihill, Niagh Shine, Dylan Frawley, Aaron Keegan

Captain, Anthony Mannion, accepting the cup on behalf of the Garrycastle team!

2019


2019

Division 3 Championship 2019

Garrycastle are placed in Div. 3 of this years championship, alongside Delvin/St. Pauls, Inny Shamrocks, Kilbeggan Shamrocks, Mullingar Shamrocks, Multyfarnham and St. Josephs.

Results to date:

The current championship results, and tables may be seen at this page

Division 2

Garrycastle are in Division 2 of the County Under-16 league for 2019.

NOTE: Garrycastle have withdrawn from the under-16 league for 2019.

Division 2 comprises of 

The Schedule is as follows (as always, this is subject to change, so please check the fixtures page for details of when/where games are to be played).

Fixtures :

Results:

League Table:

The current league table and all match results may be found on the Westmeath GAA website.

2016

Under-16 Management team for 2016

The Under-16 team will be managed by Tom McHugh with assistance from Kieran Gantley and Matt Ryan.

Contact Tom by mobile on 087 623 0559.

Under-16 League Division 2 

In 2016, Garrycastle will play in Division 2. 

The Division comprises Garrycastle, Lilliput Gaels, Shandonagh, Millmore Gaels, Rosemount, Killucan and Inny Gaels.

Fixtures and results may be found on the Fixtures and Results pages respectively.

Under-16 Championship (2016)

In 2016 Garrycastle will contest Group 3 of the U16 Championship. The other teams in this group are Rosemount, St LOmans and The Downs.

Fixtures and results may be found on the Fixtures and Results pages respectively.

County Semi-Final 2014

The Garrycastle under-16 team reached the semi-finals of the 2014 Westmeath Under-16 Championship, Division 2. The semi-final against Moate All-Whites was played in Rosemount on Saturday, October 4th, and Garrycastle were unfortunate to lose on the day, A full Match Report is available.

Team on the day:

Back Row: Bill Kelly, Sean Mulvihill, Brian Leahy, Cathal Mannion, Colm Lynch, Jack O'Connor, Conor Mulvihill, Enda Moran, Eoin Mulvihill, Oisin Langan

Front Row: Caolan Jameson, Mark Denby, Phillip Monahan, Ross Mulvihill, Brian Ruame, Conor Macken, Jack Brody.

Missing from picture: Joe Carmody, Matthew McBride.

End of year trip 2013 - Paintball!

The Under-16 and Under-14 squads had their end-of-year outing on Saturday (Nov. 2nd), when they decamped to Bray to check if all the evenings playing Call of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honour on their Playstations and X-Boxes would translate into advanced tactics in a day-long session of paintball! 

Whether their tactics were good or not is open to debate, but it was an extremely happy group who returned to Garrycastle having expended huge amounts of ammunition, and effort, during the day.

 [Photo courtesy of Matt Ryan]

After such a huge outlay of effort, it was only fitting that the entire group was treated to food in Supermacs in Moate on the way home.

Well done to all involved, with special thanks to Mick Mannion for all the arrangements!

Training

Training for Under 16s will be from 6.30 to 8pm on Tuesday and 6.00 to 7.15pm on Friday.

News

Results - Under 16 Football League (Division 2)

Killucan 2-10    Garrycastle 1-10 (18 April 2016)

Inny Gaels 1-11    Garrycastle 1-9 (2 May 2016)

Millmore Gaels 5-11    Garrycastle 0-7 (16 May 2016)

Garrycastle 3-6    Multyfarnham 2-8 (30 May 2016)

Rosemount V Garrycastle W/O conceded by Garrycastle (27 June 2016)

Garrycasatle 5-9    Lilliput Gaels 5-8 (11 July 2016)

Results Under 16 Football Championship (Group C)

The Downs 3-9    Garrycastle 2-5 (8 August 2016)

St Lomans 7-21    Garrycastle 0-2 (22 August 2016)

Rosemount 2-9    Garrycastle 1-7 (26 August 2016)

Results Under 16 Football Championship (Div 2)

Multyfarnham 2-15 Garrycastle 1-11    (5 September 2016)

For Match Reports please see the "Match Reports" section of this website.