ACC Senior Gaelic Trip To Mayo

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Athlone Community College Senior Gaelic football team continued their preparations for their forthcoming Leinster “A” championship campaign with an overnight trip to Castlebar last Friday.

They played a challenge game against St. Coleman’s Claremorris on their school grounds on the way to Breaffy. There was nothing separating the sides at half-time but injuries and illness had limited ACC’s options somewhat and the home side narrowly took the spoils in the end.

The team and coaches then progressed to Breaffy House Hotel on the outskirts of Castlebar where they had full use of their facilities.A pool session was followed by dinner and a trip to the cinema where Anchor Man 2 provided a good laugh.

At 8am training session on a frosty Saturday morning was followed by a pool session and breakfast before returning home to Athlone around lunchtime.

The main purpose of the trip was to build team spirit and if the training sessions are anything to go by Athlone Community College won’t be found wanting in that department in the coming weeks.

The senior team had 7 points to spare over Roscommon’s CBS in a challenge on Tuesday last. St. Gerard’s Castlebar will provide the opposition for the final challenge game on Wednesday 22ndJan ahead of the Championship opener on Feb 1st .

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Gaelic Football has a very strong tradition in Athlone Community College with the unique feat of being the sole community college to have won a Leinster ‘A’ Senior Colleges title in 2008.

With strong representation from clubs such as St. Brigids, Garrycastle, Clann na Gael, Athlone, St. Dominics, Caulry, Padraig Pearses among others, it is our aim to improve the player’s skill level and enhance the club/school relationship in the hope that students will emerge as been rising stars for their counties. The success of 2008 was the culmination of hard work and effort.