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.
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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.
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 !
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 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.
Further details please contact Derek on 086 8300212 or any of the coaches. Further details on Athgarvan GAA on Facebook page.
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
It’s Bags of Fun!
Charity Clothing Collection
Collection Days: Sat 4th Feb, Sat 25th Feb
Saturdays 4th , 11th, 18th and 25th March
Help National Counncil for Blind Ireland raise funds for the estimated 224,000 people
See the poster at: http://www.athgarvangaa.ie/?p=1250
5k & 10k FUN ROAD RACES
ATHGARVAN GAA CLUB
Saturday – 4 February 2017
Bring family & players to a fun event
for the Community
Races start 11.00 am
• Races start from Athgarvan GAA club
• Enter online www.popupraces.ie or from 9:30am on the morning of the race
• Medal for all finishers
• Post-race refreshments in GAA clubhouse
• Event open to runners & walkers of all abilities
Please see link below for further details
Awards and Presentation Evening
Newbridge Rugby Club
Sunday 11th Dec 2016 from 5pm to 8pm.
Join us on Sunday 11 Dec at Newbridge Rugby Club from 5pm to 8pm for our underage presentation night to celebrate a great year for Athgarvan!
• Presentation of County medals to U16 and U13 winning teams.
• ‘Player of the Year’ & ‘Most Improved Player’ awards for all age groups.
• Food Refreshments and Music
• Small gift for all players from u6-u16
• €5 per adult to cover food costs. Children Free.
Please come along and bring the all the family and players to a fun family evening for Athgarvan GAA.
7th Dec 2016 at 8 p.m.
The AGM will take place in the Athgarvan Inn at 8pm on Wednesday 7 Dec 2016.
The outgoing committee have indicated they are willing to be nominated for 2017. If you have any motions or nominations please let the club secretary know before 30th Nov by email to Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org
The club would be delighted to have as many people as possible to come along to the AGM. We need the support of all the parents and the community to make the club an integral part of Athgarvan.
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