Visit of Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper to the club.

 All Club Members,
We are honored that Kerry Football Legend and RTE Sunday Game pundit Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper is coming to visit Athgarvan GAA club this Sunday morning (9th July) . A special word of thanks to Michelle MacDonald for managing to get one of the best footballers in the country to spend time with us. Colm has won multiple Munster and All-Ireland titles,an all Ireland club medal with Dr. Crokes as a Centre Forward as well as been Named an All Star eight times.
Colm is due at the club just before 10 am on Sunday and will spend an hour or so with us. In order to make the visit fun and memorable for the children and parents we ask that coaches for all the age groups are available with their players at the pitch from 9:30 am on Sunday. We can get together on the pitch as we normally would on Saturdays and train/play games until Colm arrives.
Colm will then meet each age group with their coaches and spend equal time with each group before bringing the group together for a talk and send off. This should enable all the players to have the opportunity to meet and talk with our visitor.

Tesco Community Fund

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Athgarvan GAA will be benefiting from the TESCO Community Fund for the next 8 weeks starting this Sunday 11th June.

Please support and whenever in Tesco remember to put your blue tokens in the Athgarvan GAA tube!! The more blue tokens we have the more we benefit from the Tesco Community Fund.

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Athgarvan GAA Club Draw 2017

Support your club, support your county ! 20170507_165219 (1)Details of the club draw run in conjunction with Kildare GAA.

As ever, 4 monthly draws, 4 different chances to win the top prize of a Renault Clio or €12,000 CASH,plus several other cash prizes. Cost of entry is a one-off €100 or in 4 installments of €25. First draw date is 28th May.

A great opportunity to support Athgarvan GAA and Kildare GAA all in one. Options available to buy ticket outright or perhaps go half and half with someone else. Tickets available on Saturday mornings, or contact the coaches or any of the committee for tickets.

Games Update

Well done to all the under 7 hurling team on winning their home game against Sarsfields on Sunday. They really played their hearts out and never gave up. There were some lovely plays during the match and their skill levels are improving. The most important thing is that all the kids had fun. Next game for the U-7 hurlers is away to Round Towers on Sunday 28 May at 10am.
Next up this week are the U-14 team who play a home League game V. Castledermot this Tues 16th May at 7pm.
Congratulations to our U-16 lads who won their league semi-final against Abbey Rangers at home last Monday. It was a very good performance on a lovely night for football. They are now through to the final, which is set for Friday 19th of May in Hawkfield. Thanks also to all who turned out to support last night. The U-16′s play their Divisional Final on Friday 19th of May in Hawkfield. Good Luck to all and please come out and support the teams.
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WE DID IT !! What an evening and what a game of football as our lads defeated St. Edwards on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-13. It was a relentless game from the off as both teams gave everything. It would have been easy to panic as St. Edwards reeled in our 5 point lead to hit the front with just minutes remaining, but our boys don’t do panic as they worked their way up the field to engineer a goal with our last attack of the game. There was still time for another point from Edwards to close the gap to 1 and after an another attack was brilliantly defended by our lads, the cup was ours. This made Roy of the Rovers look run of the mill !! Massive congrats to all our players for such a composed, skillful, brave display. Huge thanks to the management for all their hard work and to all parents and supporters for cheering us on throughout. Commiserations to St. Edwards who played their part in a brilliant game.

Last Man Standing competition – U.S Masters

Hi all, we are running a Last Man Standing competition around the U.S Masters golf this week as a fundraiser for the club. All you have to do is go on to the link below, register, and select your 3 golfers and if you win you’ll collect the WHOLE pot of €200 !!! All details of format are at link. This is open to everyone, you do not have to be involved with the club or anything so get your workmates/ neighbours / relations on board and part of the craic. Even if you know nothing about golf, ask someone who does and get involved ! Entry is €10 and deadline for entries is Thursday 12 Midday, you can also enter and change your selections anytime up until the deadline. Please like and share the post and tell as many people as possible.

www.runlastman.com/competitions/5851-athgarvan-gaa-athgarvan-gaa-u-s-masters-last-man-standing

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Newbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Newbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Athgarvan GAA are going to take part in newbridge-parade-266x180the Newbridge St. Patrick’s Day parade. We are meeting in the Tesco Car park at 11:15am. Parade starts at 12 noon.
 Our creative directors have suggested a ‘Braveheart’ theme for this years parade.The link with the movie filmed on the Curragh and the club colours makes it ideal.
 All you need are club colours (if you have club jerseys please wear them). Anyone wishing to wear blue and white face paint please do- see images below for inspiration. Can children bring along any plastic swords and shields, fancy dress with a Braveheart theme etc that they may have.
Please join us at Tesco Car Park from 11:15 am on Friday morning for this years parade, We have two trophies to showcase so come along for a fun event for the club.
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Leinster GAA Club Development Grant

We are delighted to announce that the club were recently awarded a development grant by Leinster G.A.A. We are constantly striving to improve our facilities and make sure we can offer the best to our community, and this grant will help with that. Many thanks to Leinster G.A.A and to Colm Farrell Development Officer of Kildare G.A.A for his help and assistance in the application process. Pictured are members of the committee at the presentation of the cheque at Leinster G.A.A offices recently. Watch out for some improvements in the year ahead !

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Leinster GAA Club Development Grant Cheque Presentations at Aras Laighean, Portlaoise. Presentation of cheque for €15,000 to Athgarvan GAA Club, Kildare. L to R: Syl Merrins, 2016 Treasurer, Leinster GAA. Kathy Slattery, GAA National Finance Manager. Sharon Butler, Secretary. Derek Gallagher, Chairman, Diana Kavanagh, Treasurer, Athgarvan GAA Club. Colm Farrell, Development Officer, Kildare GAA and John Horan, new GAA President-elect.

Athgarvan GAA Juvenile Training resumes on Sat 25 Feb 2017

Athgarvan GAA Juvenile Training resumes with Registration on Saturday 25 Feb at 10:30 am at the clubhouse. All ages from u5 to U13, boys and girls welcome. Looking forward to new and returning children joining the club for a new season.

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Further details please contact Derek on 086 8300212 or any of the coaches. Further details on Athgarvan GAA on Facebook page.

5k & 10k FUN RACES on Saturday – 4 February 2017

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We are just a little under 1 week away from our 5k & 10k FUN RACES on Saturday – 4 February 2017 and places are filling up fast. As an encouragement to pre-register ahead of the day itself, we are giving away a free souvenir t-shirt to the FIRST 100 PEOPLE REGISTERED ! So log on to www.popupraces.ie