Club Development Draw
A big thanks to all who have supported this draw either through Clubforce or by buying from our hard working sellers. The draw is a key income source each year. This year we have added more lights and are faced with increasing electricity costs so every ticket sold helps us We are about to start a few more projects over the coming month namely the Upper and Lower training areas as well as the installation of the CCTV and Sound Systems. We are proud to keep developing our facilities and are very grateful to all who support us through this draw and through club membership. Our first club draw of 2022 will take place this Saturday September 17th 2022.
Athea Coiste Na Nog – 13th September 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 – 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 13th September
U11 Boys & Girls Hurling – Athea V Feohanagh Castlemahon in Athea @ 6:45pm
Thursday 15th September – Shannon Gaels Tournament FINAL
U13 Boys Football– Athea V Moyvane in Glin V94 F7P2 @ 6:45pm
Saturday 17th September
U9 Boys & Girls Football – Athea V Duagh in Athea @ 11am
Tuesday 20th September
U11 Boys & Girls Football – Knockaderry V Athea in Knockaderry V42 WC61 @ 6:45pm
U11 Billy Kirwan Football Tournament
Athea were delighted to accept the invite from the St. Senans Club to attend the annual Billy Kirwan u11 football Tournament in Foynes on Saturday September 10th. A draw was held pitch side before throw-in with Athea drawn to play Shannon Gaels and Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan drawn to play St. Senans. After a tough first half against an excellent Shannon Gaels team Athea found themselves down 3:03 to just 3points at the midway break, however the boys knew at half-time they hadn’t played well and were still confident they could make a comeback. Athea started the second half with a goal from Shane Ahern and a point from the inspirational Jack Leahy, our momentum was stale temporarily following a break-away goal from Shannon Gaels however Athea responded again with two goals from the ever-reliable John Ahern. It was nip and tuck all the way to the end with Athea keeping the score board ticking-over from play and frees and some final heroic defending saw Athea win on the narrowest of margins.
Athea then played host St. Senans in the A final in what was a tense affair with the sides level at half time 1:02 a piece. Athea managed to pull clear towards the end of the second half from a determined St. Senans team with another goal from Shane Ahern and two massive points late in the game from Captain Cathal Fitzgerald to secure the win. Players, Parents, Supporters and Management were delighted with the performance and the character shown to win two very tight games. Eoin Ahern pulled off some great saves in goals in the first match and was equally effective in defence in the second, Jontie Weilding used his pace in defence with great effect, Edward Kelly belied is young age contesting every ball with determination, Nathan Ambrose was tenacious in defence and accurate going forward, Tadhg Hunt held the centre of defence and put in some huge tackles, Jack Leahy was immense and turned defence into attached on many occasions, Captain Cathal Fitzgerald was a real leader running himself into the ground, Conor Leach just back from injury was always a threat up front and also helped out the defence, Se Ahern caught some great balls and was also fouled late on for a crucial free, John Ahern has a habitat of being in the right place at the right time and doesn’t need a second invitation to score goals, Liam Og Reidy with his cultured left boot was picking passes for fun and finally one of our youngest players Shane Ahern ended the tournament highest scorer with 3 goals and several points and even though he was tightly marked was still electrifying in possession getting critical scores at vital stages in both games. Well done Athea, the future is bright!
U13 Football Fixture
Athea U13 footballers have qualified for the final of the Shannon Gaels Tournament on this Thursday evening September 15th in Glin at 6:45 against Moyvane. To qualify Athea drew with Shannon Gaels and defeated both St. Senans and Cappagh/Rathkeale. All support welcome on the evening for these young footballers.
U17 Boys
Shannon Gaels/Athea 4-5 Killacolla Gaels 1-7
This game was played in Bruree on Saturday morning last in glorious sunshine. Our panel was down a few players, so thanks to a couple of our U15s who answered the call at short notice, and a couple of others who were sick, but played anyway, to make sure we could fulfill the fixture. We started the game slowly conceding 1-1 in the first 10 minutes. We had plenty of possession for the rest of the half but found scores hard to come by. The half time score was 1-4 to 0-3. We played much better in the second half and following a great individual goal from Evan Curry we got completely on top with more goals following from Adam Bennet, Jack Sexton and Billy Hogan. The defence were excellent in this half, none more so than corner back Séamus Dillane as they limited the killacolla attack to just 3 points. Our final group game is away to Dromcollagher/Broadford, with a place in the County semifinal up for grabs.
Team, Aiden Fogarty, Séamus Dillane, Calum Buckley, Tadhg Ahern, James Lee, James Hunt, Aiden Healy, Evan Curry,(1-0) Rory Cleary, James Broderick, Charlie McDonagh, Sean McKenery,(0-1) , Conor Fitzgerald, Adam Bennet (1-2), Billy Hogan(1-1), subs, Jamie Collins, Jack Sexton (1-1) and Fergal Leahy
Athea Ladies Football
Our U12 will host Croom at home Friday evening 16th September at 6.45 in their second last game.
The season ended for our U14 last Saturday in Martinstown. Unfortunately they came out the wrong end of a higher scoring, in an entertaining game. The girls fought till the very end with their never give up attitude. It ended Granagh / Ballingarry 9-7 Athea 8-6
We would like to wish all girls who were injured a speedy recovery, especially our super cornerback Erin O’ Rourke.
Our adult team is still preparing for their semi final. Opposition team and dates TBC
Clothes collection
Our next clothes collection will be at the clubhouse on Monday 17th October.
We will accept the following
✅ women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, handbags, belts, all paired shoes, curtains, bed linen, towels and blankets