Southern Gaels club notes

January 20, 2020

Brian Cody at Medal Presentation

Legendary Kilkenny hurler and manager Brian Cody attended a club function last Monday in the Athlone GAA clubhouse. He was on hand to present county medals to the Under 16 team who won the Westmeath 'B' Championship last year. A huge crowd of club players, their parents, club officials, supporters and sponsors attended the well organised event. Brian presented the medals and spoke words of praise and encouragement for hurlers of all standards and interest. His motivation of players will help drive on our club to greater heights in the coming years and see the development of hurling in the Athlone area. Thanks to club chairman Tom Murphy (team manager) and his selectors Martin Geary (Chairman) Cormac Ó Sulleabháin and Tony O'Keeffe for organising the event. Also to Athlone GAA for hosting it in Pairc Chiaráin.  


Level 1 Coaching.

Fifteen members of the club are currently taking part in a Level 1 coaching course so as to raise the level and quality of coaching with all our teams from the Under 6 (Academy) to our adult teams.  number of coaches from neighboring clubs are also attending the course. Thanks to Darren Magee, Ciaran Martin and James Heffernan who are delivering the course.



Adult training begins this Saturday under the guidance of team manager Enda Dowd. Hopefully there will be a good attendance. Under 14 training continues on Sundays in preparation for the visit of Mayfield (Cork) on Sat. Feb. 15th. Training also continues for all Marist College hurlers every Wed. after school.


Best of luck to Westmeath hurling and football teams as they begin their National League programmes shortly.


Congratulations to Kevin and Aideen Jordan, proud grand parents, and parents Eimear and Stephen Shields on the birth of Jamie Shields.      

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