ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
Walk & Talk Track – Get Happy, Get Healthy!
We were delighted to be selected by Healthy Limerick to receive funding to introduce some positive mental health messages around our track by promoting positive mental health within the community. With the funding secured, we hope to erect positive mental health messages at various intervals around the track and also to erect a ‘Happy to Chat Bench’ – encouraging people to sit and chat and make new friends in the community. More details to follow. Another exciting development at Athea GAA Facilities.
Junior A Ladies
Well done to the Athea Junior Ladies team who beat Galtee Gaels on Saturday in the county semi – final on a score line of 3.23 to 1.11. They now play Adare in the county final on October 10th at 3pm. Venue TBC. Time to root out the maroon and white flags and have them ready to fly high on October 10th.
U8s U10s Girls
Well done to our U8’s and U10’s who played so well against Fr. Casey’s on Sunday morning last. This is their fifth game in as many weeks, and they have all improved so much in such a short period of time. Thanks to Fr. Casey’s for their hospitality. Training continues this Friday night for U6s, U8s and U10s from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Athea 4-11 Ballylanders 1-7
We made the long journey to the foot of the Galtee Mountains in South Limerick last Saturday morning, and were delighted to come away with a big win after a physical encounter. We were on top early on but some missed scores kept the opposition in the game, but goals from Daire O Shea, Evan Curry and 2 from Cillian O Connor before half time gave us a big cushion for the second half. There were super displays from our defence, especially, Conor Mullane, Maurice Fitzgerald, Gearoid O Sullivan and James Lee.
Team: Tomás Ahern, Conor Mullane, Maurice Fitzgerald, James Lee, Gearoid O Sullivan, James Hunt, Darragh Reidy, Calum Buckley, Evan Curry, Daire O Shea, James Broderick, Cillian O Connor, Rory Mahony, Michael Walsh, Fergal Pierse and Tadhg Ahern.
The U16s play the County semi-final on Saturday next Oct 3rd at 12 noon in Mick Neville Park against Granagh/Ballingarry, who are favourites, having beaten us in the group stages in Ballingarry. But after two moral boosting wins our boys should give a good account of themselves, they have been well prepared all year by their dedicated coach and manager Jason Dalton and his selector James O’ Connor
The under 14s had a high scoring challenge game against neighbours Shannon Gaels (Glin/Gerald Griffins) in Glin last Sunday evening. It was a very open game with lots of goals from both sides. We were short a few players on the night, but it was still good preparation for our upcoming county semi-final. Team; Tomás Ahern, Tadhg Ahern, Louis O Sullivan, Sean Twomey, Jamie Collins, Ciarán Hunt, Calum Buckley, James Hunt, Jack Sexton, Rory Cleary, Timmy O Keeffe and Jim Ahern.
Tickets continue to be on sale for our Club Development Draw 2020. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws. Tickets can be purchased online through clubforce by following the steps below;
1. Follow the link https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp…. Alternatively, visit Clubforce.com, find my club, search for Athea GAA and click ‘pay membership’
2. The Club Development Draw option will be the third option from the bottom under ‘Registration Plans’
3. Select ‘1’ under quantity of tickets and then click ‘add to cart’. You will then be directed to a registration page.
4. If it is your first time using clubforce, you will need to register as a user. This registration can be completed by using your facebook/google account. If you are a previous user of Clubforce, you will need to log in before continuing to the next step.
5. Once you have successfully completed registration, you will be brought to the payment page.
Tickets can also be purchased by contacting any of the following sellers; Kevin O’Keeffe, Roger Ryan, Paul Curry, Matthew Tierney, Neddie Hunt, Pat O’Sullivan, Mossie Ahern, Gerard Ahern, John Hunt, Ger Collins, Liz O’Sullivan, Dan McMahon, Martin Chawke, Podge Reidy, Mark Reidy, Oliver McGrath, Ned Mahony, Magella Dalton, Declan Dalton, Pa Ahern, Kathleen Mullane or Timmy Enright. Tickets also available to purchase at Athea & District Credit Union. Many thanks to everyone for your continued support, allowing us to continue to invest in our facilities at Pairc na nGael and continuing to support all of the above teams and activities.
PHOTOGRAPHS : Athea Under 8 & Under 10 Girl Footballers – Stars of the Future