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Remembering Tim

Thursday 31st August, 2017



Remembering TimIt is hard to believe that it is a year since we lost our brother, Tim Ross.One year on it still makes no sense and that pervading numbness and overwhelming sadness that engulfed us all that fateful Thursday and in the following dreadful days has scarcely dissipated.We stood in sombre silent tribute with his school-mates and those who played...

Galway Cup Reflection

Sunday 13th August, 2017


2017 GALWAY CUP – REFLECTIONSAnd so the Galway Cup comes to an end.We had high hopes of doing really well which were not fully realised. Those were legitimate high hopes.Yes there were mitigating reasons. We were missing a few. We lost Odhran to injury in the first half of the first game.But really we did not play well enough against Waterford and did not...

Galway Cup Day 4

Sunday 13th August, 2017


2017 GALWAY CUP – DAY 4 SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST 2017Day 4. Already?Yet Wednesday seems such a long time ago!But it is Day 4 and Game 5 for us and a grand total of 105 games in the 2017 Galway Cup! That is quite something. Well done to all concerned.On this the last day of the Galway Cup we are dedicating today in memory of and in tribute to Tim Ross. We are...

Galway Cup Day 3

Friday 11th August, 2017


2017 GALWAY CUP – DAY 3FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST 2017Just as sure as a one legged duck swims in a circle you are also guaranteed to get absolutely soaked on at least one day at the Galway Cup.It is a tradition. It may also be in the Rules.It rained overnight and it is still raining and very wet this morning. We don’t play until 2.25pm so hopefully it will have...

Galway Cup Day 2

Thursday 10th August, 2017


2017 GALWAY CUP – DAY 2THURSDAY 10TH AUGUST 2017We will start with a prayer.Dear Lord . . . .So far today I am doing all right. I have not lost my temper, not even been grumpy, nasty, selfish, smug, patronising or self indulgent.I have not whined, given out, passed a smart remark, poked fun at some unsuspecting and undeserving soul, not even tried to be...

Galway Cup Day 1

Wednesday 09th August, 2017


2017 GALWAY CUP – DAY 1WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017Good morning!And what a glorious morning it is on this the first day of the 2017 Galway Cup. The fact that Man U lost the Super Cup last night has nothing to do with the high spirits. Well, maybe a little.OK, maybe a lot.There is great excitement ahead of today and the next four days. We have prepared well...

Prologue

Tuesday 08th August, 2017


THE GALWAY CUP 2017It has been a long sporting summer since the end of the Kennedy Cup in the middle of June.Short a World Cup Finals, a European Championships or even an Olympics we have had to find sporting solace elsewhere.Sadly the Continental Cup or the Inter Continental or could not give a Continental Cup (or whatever it was called) did not cut it for me. It...

ADSL ready for The Galway Cup

Monday 07th August, 2017


The Races may be run and the curtain has fallen on the Film Festival but for footballers the highlight of the Galway summer only kicks off this week with the annual staging of the Galway Cup.The Athlone District Schoolboy/Girl League will be there with one squad taking part in the 2004 Elite competition.The Galway Cup has grown into a very prestigious...

Kennedy Cup Day 6

Wednesday 21st June, 2017


DAY 6 – FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2017Sadly no game for us today and after the night before fellas were slow to surface (and from some unusual places).We were given the option of heading up to watch some of the other games but nobody took that up preferring to lie on and take it easy.We also had some work to do in tidying up and cleaning up after ourselves. We did our...

Kennedy Cup Day 5

Wednesday 21st June, 2017


DAY 5 – THURSDAY 15TH JUNE 2017Despite every good intention and our best efforts it is a little hard, after yesterday, to fully motivate ourselves.We play the Plate semi-final to get into the Plate Final which is also a play-off for 5th and 6th place. That should be some motivation and it is.But having played the biggest League in the country, the DDSL,...

Kennedy Cup Day 4

Wednesday 14th June, 2017


DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE 2017This is a big day.But it is a long time to 5.00pm. So a late morning was allowed. House 77 were the last to rise but then again they were probably the last in bed!Most busied themselves with visits to Seamus or lazed around (we are exceptionally good at that) or played on the X-Box or Darts. Speaking of Darts Sky Sports News is...

Kennedy Cup Day 3 2017

Wednesday 14th June, 2017


DAY 3 – TUESDAY 13TH JUNE 2017Tuesday the 13th June 2017 will be memorable for many reasons. Enda Kenny resigned as Taoiseach. Donald Trump got up to whatever Donald Trump gets up to everyday! The Lions lost in New Zealand. Again!But for the players of the ADSL Kennedy Cup Squad this day will live long in the memory.For it is on this day that the ADSL 2017...

Day 2 Kennedy Cup 2017

Tuesday 13th June, 2017


DAY 2 – 2017 KENNEDY CUP DIARYMONDAY 12TH JUNE 2017:Day 2 dawned with a huge amount of anxiety, stress and trepidation.There are a lot of worried and troubled souls about. You can sense the fear. There is an actual sense of dread and foreboding. Nerves are on edge.Yes. There is every chance that the School Report and the results of the summer tests are...

Day 1 Kennedy Cup 2017

Monday 12th June, 2017


THE 2017 KENNEDY CUP DIARYWelcome to the 2017 Kennedy Cup Diary.We have the privilege and the honour of representing the Athlone District Schoolboy/Girl League in the famous Kennedy Cup.We have toiled hard over many years for this and are the lucky 20 players chosen to take part in the biggest schoolboy football tournament in this country.Join us on our...

Coaching

Saturday 10th June, 2017


The FAI and Ballinasloe Town FC are running a Kick Start 1/PDP 1 Coaching Course (beginners coaching badge) for coaches and parents in Ballinasloe Town FC, The Curragh Grounds, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. The course will take place on Saturday 15thJuly from 9.30am till 6pm.The course involves both classroom theory and practical pitch sessions so please...

Kennedy Cup 2017

Saturday 10th June, 2017


ADSL READY FOR KENNEDY CUPThe twenty players and support staff of the Athlone District Schoolboy/Girl League 2017 Under-14 Kennedy Cup Squad are busy this week putting the finishing touches to their preparations ahead of next week’s Tournament.The Kennedy Cup is the biggest Schoolboy football tournament in this country and the only Tournament...

Tribute to Tim Ross RIP -

Sunday 04th September, 2016



TIM ROSS – A TRIBUTE You only had to meet or even encounter Tim Ross one time to remember him and to come under his spell. Tim was a whirlwind of endless energy, possessed an infectious good humour, an insatiable sense of fun, a captivating roguish smile and a lovable mischievous streak. Everyone in the ADSL knew Tim. He played in goal for AC...

Malta Update

Wednesday 08th April, 2015


ADSL Saints went down gallantly in the semi final when they lost one nil to Pieta Hotspurs. They went on to finish 3rd overall by beating Hamrun 4-1 in the 3rd/4th place play-off. The Scholars beat Sliema 3-0 in the 5th/6th place play-off. Well done to the coaches, parents and most of all the players for a fantastic week. Full match report on todays games later....

Fixtures

Tuesday 07th April, 2015


ATHLONE DISTRICT SCHOOLBOY / GIRL LEAGUE M = Monksland; B = Bealnamulla; I = Iona Week 30 WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL 2015 U13/14 Combi Cup Semi-final (sponsored by MMKDA) Ballinasloe Utd v Ballinasloe Town 7.00 P. Campbell SATURDAY 11thAPRIL 2015 U10 (N) League (7 a side) Ballinahown v TempleVillaJets 11.00 D. Kiernan Ballinasloe...

“BANK OF IRELAND GIVE TOGETHER”

Sunday 29th March, 2015


The Athlone District Schoolboy/Girl League is delighted to announce and acknowledge that “Bank of Ireland Give Together” is to support the ADSL and in particular the ADSL U-14 Development Academy who travel to Malta next week to represent Ireland in an International Tournament. The Bank of Ireland have being generous sponsors and...


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