The people of Athlone brought the G.A.A. to the town during 1885 with members of the Irish National League very much to the fore. On Easter Sunday 1886 a great hurling match between Athenry, led by P.C. Kelly and Clara, led by P. White was played in Athlone with victory going to the men from the west.
Aras Chiarain, Ballymahon rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath