SPORTS

Athletics

Athlone Community College takes an active role in Athletics and enters teams at regional cross country running meets throughout the year.

Student Profile: Bea Drummond

✦  2017 SIAB Schools Cross Country International Wales, Junior Girls Team

✦  2017 All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships, 5t

✦  2017 Connacht Schools Cross Country Junior Girls Champion

✦  2016 AAI U14 National Cross Country Championships, 5

✦  2016 U14 Leinster Cross Country Championships, 1st

✦  2016 Leinster Track and Field Championships U14, 1500m 1st and Championship Best Performance

✦  2016 Leinster Track and Field Championships U14, 1800m, 2 nd

✦  2015 U13 Leinster Cross Country Championships, 1st

✦  2015 Junior Grade North Run, Gates Head, U.K, 1st

✦  Winner Junior Grade Ireland Run Dublin 2015-2013

✦  2014 Community Games, National Track Final, 600m, 2nd

Honors Roll

✦  Senior Connacht Boys Relay Champions 2019

AIT 2018 Indoor Diversity Games. Gold in the Senior boys relay for athletes Fredrick Sarpong, Unity Oviawe, Dylan Fagan and Rafael Salaja. Bronze for the intermediate boys relay for athletes; Luke Rattigan, Dominik Perkowski, Aaron Dolan, and Jake McDonnell. Lena Gacquin won Gold in the Senior Long Jump and Silver in the 60m sprint. Unity Oviawe won Gold in the Intermediate 200m and Bronze In the 60m sprint. Rafael Salaja achieved silver in the intermediate 200m. Luke Rattigan achieved Bronze in the intermediate 400m. Dominik Perkowski achieved Bronze in the intermediate Long Jump.

Basketball

Athlone Community College has a long and proud tradition of playing basketball at the highest level. As well as competitive team basketball, our school also offers participation basketball to all students in PE Modules.

Honors Roll:

✦  Girls U-16 Midlands Final Winners 2018

✦  U19 Boys Basketball Midlands Final Winners 2019

Hall of Fame:

✦  Toomy Coogan has represented Ireland at U 17 level. Nominated for Westmeath Sports Star.

✦  Nikita Seminkin is currently in Spain on a basketball Scholarship.

Ex Student Testimony : Tommy Coogan

I started basketball when I was ten. I started playing basketball when I got a basketball hoop at my house when I was younger and I used to play at my house a lot. My biggest accomplishment is when I scored 34 points and was captain when I played against Wales. Before I made the midlands team when I was U14. When I was on the midlands team we played Dublin where I was scouted by the coach for the Irish team. I was invited to a trial in Galway and then I was picked for a team of 36 players.

Equestrian

Members of the Equestrian Team 2021/22

✦ Jude Holohan  - 5th year

✦ Natalie Joyce  - 4th year

✦ Keelan Joyce  - 1st year

✦ Daniel Greene  - 1st year

✦ Niamh O'Reilly  - 1st year

Golf

Hall of Fame

Charlie Kelly

✦ Participation in International Golf Tournaments and a member of the u17 Connaught Team

✦ All Ireland Golf Senior Cup

✦ All Ireland Fred Daly U 18’s Cup

Hockey (Girls)

We at Athlone Community College are very proud of our success over the years on the hockey field. We are very lucky to have the guidance of local hockey coach, Rosemary Moran, aka local legend Gudgie. Our success has been vital in the continued interest in hockey in our school and long may it last!

Roll of Honour

✦ Cahill Cup Senior Winners 2019

✦ Halliday Award Junior Winners 2019

✦ Lupton Cup – Hockey Winners 2017

Hall of Fame:

✦ Allie & Robyn Heatherington (Hockey) Connacht U17 Hockey Squad members

Pitch and Putt

Athlone Community College Pitch and Putt Club was established in 2016 and has been a very popular sport within our school environment ever since. Coaching starts in September to October. Senior students along with local coaches from Custume Pitch and Putt club offer guidance to players of all
abilities. After Christmas, trials began to make the three teams which represent the school in the schools Leinster Competition, followed by the Schools All Ireland Final.

Roll of Honour

✦ Leinster Schools Champions 2018

Ex Student Testimony

My name is James Dempsey and I was a member of the school pitch and putt team. I started playing pitch and putt about 4 years ago. I joined the school team which was started up by Mr Revins. In our first year we entered the Leinster schools competition where we advanced to play in the All Ireland competition. This was a great experience for myself and the rest of the team.

Mr Revins encouraged us to attend trials for the Westmeath juvenile team. Jed Moylette and myself went on to play for Westmeath and we competed in the Leinster inter county competition where we finished second and went on to play in the All Ireland competition which was a great experience.

I made a lot of good friends playing the game and really enjoyed playing pitch and putt.

Rowing

Roll of Honour

✦ Irish Schools Rowing Gold Medal Winners 2017

✦ Trinity Rowing Regatta- Gold Medal Winners 2014

Sailing

Honours Roll

✦ Connaught Sailing Winners 2017

✦ Inter-Schools All Ireland Sailing Winners 2016

Hall of Fame

✦ Ben Graf (Sailing) Selected to represent Ireland at European Championships, Winner of the Irish sailor of the month, September 2020

✦ Alex Leech

Swimming

Darragh Fitzgerald (Swimming) Connacht Schools Swimming Champion
Silver medals in the Connacht Schools Swimming Gala in October 2018. The boy’s team members are Daragh Fitzgerald, Edwin Malashnyak, Makar Semikin, and Kyle Fagan. In the Individual events Daragh Fitzgerald won Gold for the 100m Breaststroke and Silver in the 200m Individual Medley.

Tennis

ACC Tennis Club takes place every Wednesday after school from 3.30pm - 4.30pm. The Tennis club is open for both experienced and non-experienced players from 1st to 6th years and the club is open to both males and females.
The club will enter into numerous tournaments over the coming weeks and months whereby students will get an opportunity to put all their practice into play on the courts.
Exciting times ahead for Tennis in ACC.

Water Polo

Hall of Fame

Oliwia Smilaek  -  (Water Polo) Member of Irish Women’s Water Polo Team

Ex Student Testimony

My name is Oliwia Smialek . My hobbies are swimming and water polo. I swim with Athlone Swimming Club and play water polo with a team from Galway called Tribes. With dedication and training 9 times a week I was selected for the u15 Irish team last year, and the u17 team this year. Late June last year, we travelled to Bristol, England and played teams from all around the UK where we came second. With Tribes, I play in the u16, u19 and Division 1 National leagues. We were the runners-up at the u19 cup and placed third at the u15 and u17 national cups.