Athea GAA Club Notes:

Junior Football League:
Round 2 Athea 1-6 Mountcollins 1-7
Round 3 Athea 2-12 Feenagh/Kilmeedy 0-3
We played 2 games last week, both away from home. On Wednesday under lights we lost to Mountcollins by a single point in a game that we at least should have drawn. On Saturday last against an understrength Feenagh/Kilmeedy team we had a comprehensive win. We led at half time by 2-6 to 0-1, after a great team performance. The second half wasn’t as impressive but a 12 point win was a good reflection of our performance. Team v Feenagh,
Tomás Ahern, David O’ Connor, Alan Kelly, Tommy Quaid, Jack O Connor, Micheál Dalton, Jason Kelly, Dylan Griffin, Michael Tierney, Shane Mulvihill, Daire O Shea, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Tj Hunt, Andrew O’ Riordan, Subs, Tadhg Ahern, Calum Buckley, Rory Cleary, Eoin Sheahan, Aiden Curry and Colm Hasset. Other players who played against Mountcollins were Martin Chawke, Jonathan Fitzgerald and Eoin O Shea.

All Ireland Final:
Best of luck to Jonathan Fitzgerald in the All ireland Interfirm Intermediate football final with Regeneron. They play a Sligo team in Sligo this week. Also best of luck to Jack O’ Connor in the Junior Interfirm Final with TLI Group in the next few weeks.

Athea U15 Boy:
Congratulations to the U15 boys team who came away victorious against Monagea and Knockaderry to qualify for the Feile semi final.

Athea v Drom/Broadford 2003 County Senior Football Final Charity Replay

The rumours are true, the boys are back on the training field! All roads lead to Athea on April 13th for the Charity Replay in aid of Carol Liston O Connor and family. Add the date to your diary for an event that promises to be a memorable occasion, with a few surprises thrown in. This is an open invitation for everyone to join us on the day, and anyone willing to help out in any way, please do contact us. Join us in putting our hands around our own, to help them through a difficult situation, what we do best in Athea. Let the planning commence !
2024 Membership:
Membership is a vital part of ensuring our club’s continued success and development. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter, track user, parent of a player or member of the wider community, we welcome all new members.
The monies received are used towards: maintenance and development of facilities, playing equipment, affiliation fees, insurance, utility bills, team preparation and other administrative costs.

Please note – All players, coaches, mentors and committee members need to be registered before participating in training/matches for the upcoming year. Players must be covered by the Player Injury Sport fund, in the event of any injuries whilst representing the club. Guardians must ensure that all Youth players are registered.
Membership can be paid by following the link below, or by logging on to Club Force and Searching for ‘Athea GAA’. Tickets for the Club Draw are also on sale.…

Split the Bucket:
Congratulations to Leona Wall who was this week’s winner of Split the Bucket, going home with the grand total of €382. The next draw will take place on Monday April 8th. Envelopes can be purchased at Dick Whites, Collins Shop, O’ Riordan’s Pharmacy, Athea Credit Union, Brown Joes, Batts,Bingo at Con Colbert Hall on Friday nights, Chinese Takeaway, Gables Grill and during events at Pairc na nGael. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

CPR AED Training for Teens:
The CPR Aed Training for Teens has been arranged for the following dates:
Thursday 28th March
Thursday 4th April
Thursday 11th April
Thursday 18th April
18.00 – 21.30 each night
Venue: Con Colbert Memorial Hall
12 places available for each night, aimed at teens aged 14 years upwards. Adults are also welcome so if anyone would like to attend please encourage them to include their names. A mix of teens and adults to attend each of the 4 nights please as requested by Instructors. It is very important that those who confirm their attendance turn up for the training on the night. If for any reason someone needs to cancel please ensure we are made aware of it so the place can be offered to someone else.If you are interested please contact Helen Brosnan on 087 6103840

County Teams:
Well done to Grace Hunt, Maeve Murphy and Geraldine Carmody who represented the club at U16 level V Tipperary last weekend.
Well done also to Kayla Sheehy who was involved with Limerick U14’s in the Festival of Football in UL last Saturday

GMAO are back training on Mondays in the GAA field from 7.30 – 8.30. Remember this is a non competitive group, where it doesn’t matter what your level of fitness is or whether you have played football or not before, we meet up for fun, laughter and making new friendships.

Training starting back:
Our Intermediate Ladies Team are returning to the field this Thursday night. New members are always welcome

Best of luck to Athea Minors who play Oola in the League semi final in Athea 5.15 on Wednesday evening.

Adult league Division 2
Athea V Knockainey In Knockainey at 6 pm Sunday 7th April

Clothes Collection:
Our next clothes collection will be Monday 13th May. Start that spring clear early. Do not discard any clothing material in household waste. Drop them up to the field. Funds generated from this collection goes to buying new equipment for the season ahead.

Athea Community Games:
Congratulations to Athea U13 girls basketball team who won silver medals last weekend in the Limerick County Community Games basketball finals which were held in Hazelwood College in Dromcollogher.The team were Mary Ahern,Juliette Nash,Aine Ahern,Grace Ahern ,Niamh Hickey , Cora Nolan, Seoidin Brouder.A sincere thanks to their coach Trish Ahern.
The following are some upcoming events if there are any children interested in entering :
Please note children have to be living in Athea parish to enter community games events

Backstroke, Freestyle,Breaststroke and Butterfly in age categories U10 to U16 boys and girls.
Entries have to be in before 13th April.
Outdoor Soccer :
U12 boys and U15 girls
7 aside soccer for u12 girls
Entries before 12th April
Gaelic Football
U14 girls
U10 boys/girls/mixed
U12 girls
Entries by 12th April
Any queries contact
Mary Hunt (Secretary ) 087 98451030
Eleanor Mullane ( Chairperson ) 087 6462127

Many thanks to all the volunteers who turned up on Saturday morning last to lend a hand with the clean up of the Club house & grounds in preparation for the Fundraising Match on April 13th. We will be organising a follow up clean up shortly, with some power hosing , painting and other jobs remaining.