Update on Facility Development
Drainage on the upper and lower training areas is due to commence in the coming weeks, as well as works on running underground cables to facilitate the installation of CCTV & Sound System on the Walk & Talk track. Planning is also underway to upgrade our carpark, improving the use, safety and appearance of our dedicated parking area. Special thanks to Lal Browne who has sponsored a bench which will be delivered shortly to Pairc na nGael.
Club Development Draw 2020
The first draw of 2022 took place on Saturday evening last at the Clubhouse. Congratulations to the winners below, and many thanks to everyone who supported our club development draw.
€500 Special Prize – Jason Dalton, Glenagore
€200 Special Prize – Mike Scanlon, Bridge House
€500 1st Prize – Megan Broderick, Church Road
€300 2nd Prize – Donald Ryan, Carlow
€200 3rd Prize – Connor Mullane Jr, Knocknagorna
€100 – 4th Prize – Melissa Dalton, Dirreen
€100 – 5th Prize – Harry Enright, Moyvane
€100 – 6th Prize – Eilish Geoghegan, Dalton Street.
Athea Coiste Na Nog – 20th September 2022
Boys & Girls Football Training:
Nursery, U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11 – No training this Friday, enjoy the Amusements
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.
Boys Football Training:
U13 – Training finished for the season, well done to all the players.
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 20th September
U17 Boys Football – Drom Broadford V SG Athea in Dromcollogher P56 H584 @ 6:15pm
U11 Boys & Girls Football– Knockaderry V Athea in Knockaderry V42 WC61 @ 6:30pm
Saturday 24th September
U12 Boys Football – Feohanagh Castlemahon V Athea in Coolyroe V42 T270 @ 11:30am
Tuesday 27th September
U11 Boys & Girls Hurling – Monagea V Athea in Monagea V42 DY83 @ 6:45pm
Well done to our U8 girls who played the Old Mill in Athea last Wednesday. They continue to learn and improve with every game they play. They will host Glin this Wednesday night Sept 21st in Athea 6.45
U9 Boys & Girls
U9s played Duagh last Saturday morning in Athea. With the numbers we had, we were able to field two teams so we had two very competitive games. Some of the football on show was excellent from both teams.Our boys and girls have really worked hard this year on tackling and kicking, it was great to see it in full flow this weekend.
The curtain came down on our U13 football season on Thursday evening last in sunny Glin in the A Final of the Shannon Gaels football tournament. We played a very strong Moyvane team in the final who were fresh from winning their own Division 2 league in North Kerry. The big crowd that turned out for the game were not disappointed as we were treated to an excellent game of football with Moyvane holding the advantage throughout. The score at half time was Moyvane 2:7 to Athea 2:2 and the second half was even more evenly contested with the final score Moyvane 3:11 to Athea 4:4. Our boys were disappointed at the final whistle but can be very proud of their performance, this is a very young team with only 4 of the boys overage for next year. This team have played 15 U13 games since they started in March and have made huge progress and have developed into a fine side. Great credit to their Coach Mark Reidy who has also put in a huge effort all year developing player skills and teamwork assisted by Jackie Broderick and Neilus Hunt. Special mention also to the parents who are constantly on the road to training and matches which the club acknowledge is not easy but greatly appreciated, also thanks to the parents for taking turns washing jerseys after the matches, it really is a team effort. Finally, thanks to the panel of 23 U13 Athea footballers who proudly represented the Parish in 2022……your time will come.
Tom Mullane, Paddy O’Connor, Jack Leahy, Jamie Brosnan, Tony Ambrose, Daniel Hunt, Daniel Broderick, Mark Collins, Daniel Leahy, Tadhg Hunt, Jamie Quinn, Aaron Hunt, Mark Ahern, Aaron Broderick, Patrick Healy, Conor Fennelly, Conor Leach, Shane Ahern, Nathan Ambrose, Cathal Fitzgerald, John Ahern, Liam Og Reidy, Eoin Kenerick.
Our Juniors will play Ahane in the eagerly awaited semi final next Sunday 25th at 11 am in Croom.
When these two teams last met in the championship earlier this year there was nothing between the sides and this Sunday promises to be another battle to see who will qualify for this year’s final.
The Club would like to offer our sympathies to the O’ Keeffe family Athea, on the passing of Peg O’Keeffe, Knocknaboul. May the light of heaven shine upon her.