Huge thank you to everyone who supported our clothes collection last week.
Annual Fundraising Raffle
Tickets €2 each – Book of 3 €5.
Draw will take place in the village on the fair day.
Special word of thanks to all our sponsors
1st Prize .Load of Timber – Sponsored by The Top of the Town, Athea
2nd Prize €150 oil Voucher – Sponsored by Mc Elligott’s Oil
3rd Prize 4 Bags of Coal – Sponsored by Collins XL Athea
On Tue, Oct 18, 2022 at 9:43 AM Damien Ahern
Congrats to Shane Tierney and Amy Carmody who tied the knot last week. We wish them every happiness in the future.
Mike Hayes, Dirreen RIP
On Saturday evening last a large congregation attended to pay their respects to Mike Hayes and his sister Catherine Forde formerly of Dirreen. Mike passed in late 2020 after an illness.
A number of Mike’s team mates and friends from the 1968 team attended the mass and met up afterwards in the Top of the Town to reminisce about old times. Those who knew Mike reveled about his footballing ability down through the years.
Irish Conversational Space
In an effort to promote Irish in the community, Ciara Hunt, the new Irish officer for Athea GAA will be facilitating a casual conversation group in the library at 8:15, after mass next Saturday 22nd October. It will be a bit of fun, there will be cards and board games in Irish and all standards of Irish are welcome, including secondary school students. There will be tea and biscuits provided. Hope to see some of ye there Bigí Linn!
Áth an tSléibhe – Coiste na nÓg –18ú Deireadh Fómhair 2022
Athea – Coiste na nÓg – 18th October 2022
Traenáil Peile Buachaillí:
Boys Football Training
U17 – Dé Máirt & Déardaoin @ 8pm i Áth an tSléibhe
U17 – Tuesday & Thursday @ 8pm in Athea
Tabhair leat sciatha Guma agus uisce le do thoil.
Please bring Gum shields and water.
Cluichí Coiste na seachtaine seo:
This week’s Coiste fixtures:
Fós le teacht:
Still to come:
U17 Cluiche Ceannais Sciath Roinn 2 – TBC
U17 Division 2 Shield Final – TBC
Peil Fé 17
Cluiche Leath Ceannais an Contae
Áth an tSléibhe 3-05 Na Piarsaigh 1-07
This was a very tough game played in difficult conditions in Glin on Sunday morning last. We played against the wind in the first half and were under alot of pressure, with the opposition kicking some very good points. We trailed by 6 points to 1 thanks to a Billy Hogan free after 20 minutes. The turning point in the match came with 5 mins to half time when a break out of defence by James Hunt set up James Broderick for a goal, which we followed with a point from play by Rory Cleary after a good pass from the influential Evan Curry. This left us just a point behind at half time with elements in our favour for the second period.
The second half was tough going with both teams making lots of mistakes, but we eventually carved out a four point lead, thanks to a massive team effort. We had some fierce defending to do in the last few minutes to claim a deserved win and a place in the Div 2 Shield final against the winners of St Kierans and Galbally.
Team. Tomás Ahern, Séamus Dillane, Calum Buckley, Breen Cunningham, James Lee, James Hunt, Colm McNamara, Evan Curry, (0-01)Aiden Healy, Rory Cleary (1-01) James Broderick(2-01) Charlie Mcdonagh, Sean McKenery, Conor Fitzgerald, Billy Hogan(capt) (0-02), subs, Sean Moore, Tadhg Ahern, Aiden Fogarthy, Rory Mahony, Jim Culhane and Fergal Leahy. Adam Bennett was out injured.