Athgarvan GAA sponsored walk at Punchestown Racecourse on Friday, 10 June, at 6.00pm.

The walk, which is only 1.8km in length, should be good fun and it will raise some badly needed funds for the club.

Sponsorship cards are available from all club coaches and officers – €2 per line. Please ask your sponsors to estimate how long it will take you to do the walk. There will be prizes for those who guess the length of time it will take the first adult and the first under 15 to complete the course.

Meet at the main entrance to Punchestown at 6.00pm – Friday, 10 June.

By the way, it would be great if the young people could wear the club jersey.

Cúchulainn Gaels 5-12 Rathangan 3-10
This shield semi final was played on Sunday in Rathangan under a very warm April sun and the
drying conditions ensured a fast game played with a high level of skill from both sides. The Gaels
started the game with one intention and that was to qualify for the final, they went on the attack
from the start and soon rattled off four quick points before Rathangan got on the score board.

The Gaels forwards had their shooting boots on, as they hit 2-8 in the first half and had their
opponents trailing by 7 points at half time. In fairness to Rathangan they never gave up and at one
point closed the gap to 4 points but the Gaels were not for surrendering and drove on again to win
by eight points and to book their place in the final. This was a great team effort, however it would be
remiss not to mention the Cúchulainn Gaels net minder Dara Gilbert who made two point blank saves
at crucial stages of the game.

Cúchulainn Gaels go on to play Rheban in the Shield final, date and venue to be confirmed.

Best for Rathangan were Stefan Lawler and Daniel Mulpeter.
Cúchulainn Gaels Scorers; Conor Hyland 1-3, Ryan Moran 1-3, Shane Smyth 0-1, Jordan Kaye 1-0,
Enda McSweeney 0-2, , Cormac O’Mahony 1-0, Robert Hanley 0-2. Conor Mulholland 1-1

Athgarvan Senior Men’s team are to face Carbury away in their opening league fixture for the 2011 season. To see their full fixture list visit the Calendar page. Results will be available here on the club website throughout the league campaign.

Athgarvan GAA club invites anyone willing to contribute their ideas towards developing a plan for the future development of the Club to a special planning meeting in Lumville House on Wednesday, 16 February at 8.00pm – meeting to conclude at 9.30pm.

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Athgarvan GAA club invites anyone willing to contribute their ideas towards developing a plan for the future development of the Club to a special planning meeting in Lumville House on Wednesday, 16 February at 8.00pm – meeting to conclude at 9.30pm.
More than anything else, the club wants your ideas about games development, improving the club’s facilities, PR, fundraising, increasing the number of volunteers in the club, etc.  Indeed, we want your ideas about what needs to be improved in the club and how these improvements can be implemented.
This meeting is very important to the future of the Club and a lot of thought has been put into ensuring that it runs effectively, so that at the end of the 90 minutes we will have concrete proposals around moving things forward, in a coordinated way.
The session will be facilitated by an expert facilitator with extensive experience in GAA club development.  He will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to make a contribution and he will help us make the most of the 90 minutes.
Anyone who might be in a position to contribute to the development of Athgarvan GAA club is welcome to attend the meeting – those currently involved with club, those previously involved and those willing to consider being involved for the first time.
Ross Kierans
Club Chairperson

OPEN INVITATION

Athgarvan GAA club invites anyone willing to contribute their ideas towards developing a plan for the future development of the Club to a special planning meeting in Lumville House on Wednesday, 16 February at 8.00pm – meeting to conclude at 9.30pm.

More than anything else, the club wants your ideas about games development, improving the club’s facilities, PR, fundraising, increasing the number of volunteers in the club, etc.  Indeed, we want your ideas about what needs to be improved in the club and how these improvements can be implemented.

This meeting is very important to the future of the Club and a lot of thought has been

OPEN INVITATION

Athgarvan GAA club invites anyone willing to contribute their ideas towards developing a plan for the future development of the Club to a special planning meeting in Lumville House on Wednesday, 16 February at 8.00pm – meeting to conclude at 9.30pm.

More than anything else, the club wants your ideas about games development, improving the club’s facilities, PR, fundraising, increasing the number of volunteers in the club, etc. Indeed, we want your ideas about what needs to be improved in the club and how these improvements can be implemented.

This meeting is very important to the future of the Club and a lot of thought has been put into ensuring that it runs effectively, so that at the end of the 90 minutes we will have concrete proposals around moving things forward, in a coordinated way – with each piece of the jigsaw supporting the other pieces.

The session will be facilitated by an expert facilitator with extensive experience in GAA club development. He will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to make a contribution and he will help us make the most of the 90 minutes.

Anyone who might be in a position to contribute to the development of Athgarvan GAA club is welcome to attend the meeting – those currently involved with club, those previously involved and those willing to consider being involved for the first time.

Ross Kierans

Club Chairperson

put into ensuring that it runs effectively, so that at the end of the 90 minutes we will have concrete proposals around moving things forward, in a coordinated way – with each piece of the jigsaw supporting the other pieces.

The session will be facilitated by an expert facilitator with extensive experience in GAA club development. He will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to make a contribution and he will help us make the most of the 90 minutes.

Anyone who might be in a position to contribute to the development of Athgarvan GAA club is welcome to attend the meeting – those currently involved with club, those previously involved and those willing to consider being involved for the first time.

Ross Kierans

Club Chairperson

The Athgarvan Senior Men’s Team had a hard fought victory tonight over St Laurences at the Athgarvan pitch. In ideal playing conditions, both sides played some entertaining football as the momemtum shifted throughout the match.

Laurences started well, and dominated possession in the early stages as they played down the hill into the Athgarvan school end. However Athgarvan seemed much more dangerous in attack, and indeed they scored from almost every foray they had into the Larries’ half in the opening 30 mins. Full forward Damien Smyth was particularly impressive scoring some fantastic points. The best score of the first half came from the boot of Athgarvan midfielder Gavin Coffey after a great run through the Larries’ defence.

Athgarvan pulled into a four point lead after great work from John Tidd set up Damian Smyth for a well-taken goal that nestled in the top corner of the net, giving the ‘keeper no chance. It looked like Athgarvan were pulling away at that stage, but in the dying minutes of the first half, Laurences responded well and claimed a rather fortuitous goal to pull them back into the game. They tagged on another point to make the half time score 1-06 to 1-04 in Athgarvan’s favour.

The second half began with more of the same, with Damien Smyth tagging on a point from a free in the early minutes. Ten minutes later, Laurences worked the ball well to allow them to score an equalising goal from close range. Athgarvan though, were not prepared to lose for the first time this season, and they answered back minutes later with captain Danny Whelan scoring a great goal with a cool finish to put the home team back in control. Athgarvan held on for the remainder of the match and survived a late scare thanks to goalkeeping heroics from Gavan Doyle to finish winning by four points. Best for Athgarvan were Derek Nolan in midfield, Damian Smyth up front, while Brian Gormley & Willie Delaney gave solid performances in defence.

For the first time in several years Athgarvan is entering a team in the U 14 leagues.

As we cannot field a very strong U 14 team ourselves, we have teamed up with Kildangan GAA under the joint team name Cuchlainn Gaels.

We have enjoyed several training sessions in early April and have arranged some challenge matches to come soon,  before the start of the league on May 9th.

Our ‘home’ pitch is the Kildangan pitch and we will wear the Athgarvan jerseys.

A similiar joint venture with an U 16 team was sucessful in March/ April where Athgarvan was the ‘home’ nenue and the players wore the Kildangan jerseys.

We are confident we will have a competitive team and we wish them all the best in this new venture.

The club is always looking for new volunteers to help with the running of the club. The club continues to fail to meet the requirements of gates steward and match officials for Senior Home games. We currently require volunteers for the following:

Juvenille Trainers/Mentors

  • Juvenille Trainers/Mentors required for training of underage teams on Saturday morning.
  • No prior experience required. Many of our current successful underage trainers had no previous experience when they started out.
  • The club arranges for all trainers/mentors to attend coaching courses with Tadhg Fenin, former Kildare stalwart and current underage development/coaching officer with Kildare County Board.
  • We actively encourage the participation of all parents who will no doubt find the experience most rewarding.
  • Please approach any of the mentors on Saturday morning if interested in getting involved or contact Paul Leahy on 087-2581928.

Match Gatesperson

  • All clubs around the country charge an entrance fee for Senior matches held at their respective clubs. The monies collected are used to pay for the referees on the day. The club urgently requires one or two volunteers to man the gates on the day of home senior club matches.
  • The role involves the collection of monies from all players and spectators who attend matches at Athgarvan pitch.
  • Matches are held every forthnight for the months of April to end of May. The individual is required to be stationed at the gate for no more than an hour before throw in between 18.30 and 19.30 every second Monday. Total amount of time volunteered would amount to approximately 15 hours over three months.
  • If anyone is willing to fulfil this role could they contact Ross Kierans on 087-2369093.

Match Umpires and Linesmen

  • Similarly, all clubs around the country are required to provide match officals at Senior matches held at their respective clubs. The club urgently requires four to six volunteers to act as umpires and linesmen.
  • Matches are held every forthnight for the months of April to end of May. Matches take place every second Monday with throw in at 19.30. Total amount of time volunteered would amount to approximately 15 hours over three months.
  • If anyone is willing to fulfil this role could they contact Ross Kierans on 087-2369093.

Athgarvan’s senior men’s team won their first home match of the 2010 league campaign by defeating Ballyteague 4-10 to 0-9 on a sunny evening in Athgarvan. Ballyteague battled bravely throughout, but Athgarvan’s four goals gave them a comfortable victory in the end.