Good News for the development of Athea GAA Facilities
Our Club was notified on Monday last that we have received funding to the tune of €44,573 from the Clár Programme towards improving our parking facilities at Páirc na nGael. This was welcome news for the Club after many years of submitting applications for funding. As this project requires match funding, we are appealing to everyone to support our club development draw which will allow us to complete this project ASAP, making the parking area more accessible and safer for all. The first Club Draw is due to take place in September. Tickets can be purchased online, or from any of our sellers. A word of thanks to our Chairperson, Paul Curry for his persistence and expertise in securing this funding.
Junior Mens
Athea will play Newcastle West in Round 3 of the Championship this Thursday evening at 6.45 in Ballyhahill.
Athea Coiste Na Nog – 16th August 2022
Boys & Girls Football Training:
Nursery, U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11 – Friday @ 6:30pm
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.
Boys Football Training:
U13 – Monday @ 6:30pm
U15 – Monday @ 7pm in Ballyhahill & Thursday @ 7pm in Glin
U17 – Tuesday @ 8pm in Glin & Friday @ 8pm in Athea
Boys & Girls Hurling Training:
Nursery, U7, U9 & U11 – Sunday @ 11am
U11 – Sunday @ 11am & Wednesday @ 7pm
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.
Helmet and Hurley’s available for newcomers for the first few weeks.
Accepting children from Athea and outside Athea.
Boys Hurling Training:
U13 – Sunday @ 11am & Wednesday @ 7pm
Please bring Gum shields and water.
This week’s Coiste fixtures:
Tuesday 16th August
U11 Boys & Girls Hurling – Athea V Tournafulla/Kileedy in Athea @ 6:45pm
Thursday 18th August
U13 Boys Hurling – Athea V Na Piarsaigh in Athea @ 7pm
U17 Boys
Shannon Gaels Athea 3-8 St Kierans 1-8
Our U17s had a great win in round 3 of the championship in Athea against neighbours St Kierans. Our next game is away to KIllacolla Gaels (Castletown/Ballyagran/Bruree). Team Aiden Fogarty, Seamus Dillane, Breen Cunningham, Tadhg Ahern, Aiden Healy, James Hunt, Sean McKenery, Calum Buckley, Adam Bennett, Rory Cleary, Sean Moore, Colm Mc Namara, James Broderick, Evan Curry, Billy Hogan, Subs James Lee, Jim Culhane, Ciarán Hunt, Jack Finnerty and Fergal Leahy.
U17 Hurling
Ciarán Hunt and James Hunt were on the Templeglantine Team that had a good win over Askeaton Ballysteen on Wednesday last.
U19A County Football Semifinal
Shannon Gaels Athea 1-19 Cappagh Rathkeale 2-14
This was an epic game which required extra time to separate the teams in Newcastle West on Thursday last. The team put in a fantastic performance to qualify for the final.
U19A County Final
Shannon Gaels Athea 1-12 Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-10
This game played on Sunday , 3 days after the semifinal was another tremendous battle with our boys again giving their all. The teams were level many times during the game, but we held a 2 point lead with time almost up when Kildimo Pallaskenry broke our hearts with a last minute goal. The players were devastated , but they should be so proud of their performances throughout the championship. Team Aiden Fogarty, Mike O Shea, Gearoid Woulfe, Pierse O’Brien, Michal Tierney, Hugh O Donnell, Maurice Fitzgerald, Cormac Thompson, Eoin O Shea, Andrew O Riordan, T.J. Hunt, Evan Curry, A.J. Behan, Donnagh McKenery, Zac Behan, Subs, Martin McNamara, Gearoid O Sullivan, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin Murphy, Killian McDonagh, Cillian O Connor, James Broderick, James Lee and Breen Cunningham.
U14 Girls
Well done to our U14 team who had a comprehensive win over St Ailbes in the latest round of championship.
U16 Girls
Best of luck to our U16s in the county final where they will meet Ballylanders on Monday 22nd August at 7pm. Venue to be confirmed.
Junior Ladies
Hard luck to our junior team who got beaten well by Galtee Gaels at home last Sunday. They will regroup as they prepare for the 3rd round V Ahane away on Tuesday 23rd August.