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Garrycastle GAA

Garrycastle GAA
Caisleán an Gharraí
Founded: 1981
County: Westmeath
Club colours: Green and Red
Grounds: Garrycastle
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
Football : 0 1 6
Hurling : - - 0

Garrycastle is a Gaelic football club from the town of Athlone in County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland.

The club was founded in 1981 after GAA fans in the area saw the need for a second club in Athlone to cater for the growing population of the town. They won their first Westmeath senior football championship in 2001, and their first Leinster club football title in 2011 after a last-minute free from second-half substitute Conor Cosgrove.[1] They are the first Westmeath club to win the title.[2] In 2004, Dessie Dolan was the first player from the club to be awarded an All Star.[3] On 17 March 2012, they played in their first All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final against Crossmaglen Rangers GAC at Croke Park.[4][5][6] The match finished in a draw on a 1-12 to 0-15 scoreline.[7][8] Crossmaglen went on to win the replay to claim their sixth title.



  1. ^ "Late drama sees Garrycastle crowned champions". 18 December 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Garrycastle shock Dublin champions". Irish Times. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Club History". Official Site. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Garrycastle book final place with hard-fought win". Irish Examiner. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Garrycastle's greater hunger delivers final berth". Irish Independent. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Garrycastle 1-11 St Brigid's 1-09". RTÉ Sport. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "McEntee bemoans missed chances". Irish Independent. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "As it happened: Crossmaglen Rangers v Garrycastle, All-Ireland Club SFC final". 17 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Garrycastle roar into seventh heaven".  

External links

  • Official Website
  • GAA Info Website
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