Plans well advanced for Southern Gaels hurling festival week to celebrate milestone occasion

Plans are well advanced for the Southern Gaels Hurling Festival week from June 17-24 to celebrate fifty years of Southern Gaels.

Contact Mick O’Connell on 086 8246698 or Kevin Jordan 087 7989941 for dinner dance tickets to the showpiece occasion of the week which takes place in the Sheraton Hotel on June 24, while those interested should contact Gerry Brennan on 087 2323307 regarding the fourball golf scramble in Athlone Golf Club on Friday, June 23.

Birth Announcements

Congratulations to Paddy and Orla Grace on the recent arrival of their son Ronan. With Kilkenny and Galway backgrounds it has to be a small ball future for him. Paddy is a former club hurler.

Congratulations to Brian Bermingham and Niamh Ward on the birth of their son Oisín last week. Coming from Galway and Dublin backgrounds a dual player is in prospect. Brian is a current club intermediate hurler.

Under 13 League

Southern Gaels 3-7 St Oliver Plunkett’s 1-5

Southern Gaels played a young very skilful St Oliver Plunkett’s in Round 7 of the Under13 League in Páirc Chiaráin last Sunday.

Gaels got off to a quick start with points by Adam O’Brien, Aodhán Fallon and Sam Meegan. Plunketts came back into the game with two well taken points but couldn’t convert possession into additional scores. Two goals by Nathan Quigley before half time gave the Gaels a nine point lead at the break.

In the second half Plunketts took their chances scoring 1-3 but the Gaels replied with a goal by James Cahill and points by Aodhán Fallon and Adam O’Brien to run out winners by six points. It was a brilliant team effort with all nineteen players contributing to the victory. Thanks to the parents and to St Oliver Plunkett’s for travelling to Athlone.

Team - Adam McCormack, Darragh Belton, Casper Joyce, Eoghan Hardiman, Daniel Crosbie, Adam O’Brien (0-3 ), Sam Meegan (0-2 ), Ryan Cunningham, Nathan Quigley (2-0 ), Robert Connor, Alvaro Fernandez, Ben McCormack, James Cahill (1-0 ), Aodhán Fallon (0-2 ), Cillian Lee, Tom O’Keeffe, Cian Mannion, Shane Cahill and Senan Kelly.

Club Training

All juvenile training, hurling and camogie, from the Under 6 Academy to the Under 17 grade, takes place on Tuesday and Friday nights in Pairc Chiaráin, Athlone GAA, from 6pm. All are welcome. Hurls and helmets are provided for beginners. Adult training takes place on Wednesday and Friday nights in Pairc Chiarain at 8pm.


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