Pre Season Football Event

Athlone Town Football Club are kindly donating gate proceeding from 2 pre-season friendly Football matches.

The first game takes place Saturday 2nd February against Sligo Rovers, kick off at 2pm

The second games takes place Saturday 9th February against Sligo Rovers, kick off at 4pm.

The Entry fee for both games €5.00 per adult and under 16s free of charge.

Thank you to everyone involved in Athlone Town F.C. for this very generous gesture. Your support is very welcome.

One Tribe presents One Love

One Tribe presents One Love 

Friday 15th February 2019, the Dean Crowe Theatre Athlone

The Love for Music, Dance, Theatre and the arts through performing arts.

St. Hilda’s Services and Rehab Care in association with The Dean Crowe Theatre and Creative Ireland presents One Love, a showcase of creative ability and initiative showing the love of music, dance, theatre and the arts.

Experience how One Love empowers you and your community. Tickets €10 available from the Dean Crowe Theatre website or box office 090 6492129

Your support is most appreciated, best of luck to everyone involved.

‘Time to Think’ Art in the Park

Individuals attending Moate Adult Training Center, along with Rosemary Langtry artist, have been busy the last number of weeks creating art work for a project entitled ‘Time to Think’.

This project funded by the Department of Communication, Climate Action & Environment under the Anti Dumping Initiative makes funding available to local authorities and communities to continue the fight against illegal dumping. St. Hilda’s Services and St. Mary’s National School were involved in this project.

Individuals attending Moate Adult Training Center created 3 amazing creations, based on everyday items that are thrown away; ‘Autumn Lady’, ‘Jewels’ and ‘Toy  Soldier’.  Students attending St. Mary’s National School created 3D litter letters.

Well done to all who took part, art work is on display across from St. Hilda’s Services, Grace Park Road.

 

 

 

The John Gately Memorial Shield Soccer Tournament 2018

On Thursday 13th September 2018 the 10th anniversary of the John Gately Memorial Shield Soccer Tournament was held at AIT’s John Count McCormack Hall.

The first match kicked off at 6.30 pm.  We had a fantastic group of players in teams of Ireland A, Ireland B, Liverpool A, Liverpool B, Bluebirds and Robbins.  In total we had over 40 players from across St. Hilda’s Services and School. Each player gave a very professional and skilled game which made for very entertaining viewing for families, staff and supporters.  We had great feedback as to teamwork and as to how the players were so proud and independent in reading and playing the game.

I would like to thank each player who were involved in the training and preparation at the matches played on the night.  Without you this very special event in St. Hilda’s Services calendar would not happen.

This year the sun shone so bright for our Wednesday Training sessions we sometimes had to call off training, but in the end it was truly a great success.

My thanks to  Mrs. Anne Gately and family, Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin and all Staff at AIT; College Support and Services, Gordon Brett, and the Students Union who as always give us great support.  Order of Malta, Sandy Hughes, Vincent O’Sullivan for DVD’s and all who helped make the evening another great success.

It was my pleasure to see such achievements.  Over the last 10 this has been a wonderful inclusive development through the John Gately Memorial Shield Soccer Tournament. The vision is that we can get local soccer teams involved going forward.

DVD’s are on sale for €10.

“Together we can achieve more”

Thank you,

Rosemary Joyce

Floral Display for Fundraising Event

Individuals supported by the Work Therapy Day Service created stunning flower displays this week for a local charity event  “Dare to Wear Pink” Charity Lunch for Breast Cancer Research which takes place this weekend.

Best of luck from all of us in St. Hilda’s Services to everyone involved in this worthwhile cause.  We are delighted to help out.

Community Mural involvement – The HUB

Service Users attending The HUB are participating in Athlone’s first community mural on the underpass of the Garrycastle Bridge along the Greenway.

 

(The aim of the project is to create an attractive mural that will showcase Athlone and district as a tourist destination, to create environmental awareness, and to support visual arts).St. Hilda's Services

Golf Classic 2018

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Athlone Golf Club hosted a superb Golf Classic last week in aid of St. Hilda’s Services. The event, supported by its highest turnout of golfers to date, was a great success and received huge support from the public and business community.  On one of the warmest days of the year some excellent scores were achieved, but the day belonged to the many participants who came out in force to help St. Hilda’s build a new house for their Children’s Respite. This year all monies raised through fundraising is going towards this project.

Willie Brady, who takes on the considerable task of organising the Golf Classic for St. Hilda’s said “We are delighted with the turnout this year and the generosity of everyone in supporting this project.  Athlone Golf Club are to be congratulated on the excellent condition of the course and the catering staff provided each participant with an excellent meal. Every three years we run this event and each year we meet many friends who continue to loyally support what we are doing in St Hilda’s”

Willie also extended a special thanks to the staff in St Hilda’s.

Prize winners as follows:-

1st: {Creggan Court} : Noel Murray, Padraig Shine, Tony Shine, Pat Buckley. Score 90 Points. 2nd: Niall Dowling, Ray King, Mick Rock, Pat Ryan. Score 89 Points.

3rd: Pascal Macken, Cathal Donnelly, Frankie Donnelly, Paul Hunter. Score 87 Points.4th: Philip O’Farrell, Jimmy Fox, Michael Downes, Eddie Kelly. Score 86 Points.