Athea GAA Club Notes:

Split the Bucket:
Congratulations to Kathleen Griffin who was last week’s Split the Bucket winner, going home with €391.00, the largest pot to date! The next draw will take place on Monday September 11th. Envelopes can be purchased at Brown Joes, Dick Whites, Collins Shop, O’ Riordan’s Pharmacy, Batts , Athea Credit Union, Bingo at Con Colbert Hall on Friday nights, Moloney’s Daybreak, Carrigkerry, and during events at Pairc na nGael. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Club Development Draw:
The first of the Club Development Draws took place on Sunday last at the Clubhouse. Congratulations to the following winners –
€200 Clubforce Prize – Timmy Reidy, Rathfarnham
€1,000 – Jim Carroll, Blaine Cross
€500 – Willie Cleary, Templeathea
€100 – Tadhg Hanrahan, Castlebar
€100 – Darragh Moriarty, Coole East
€100 – Jim & Bridie Ahern, Church Rd
Thanks to all our supporters.

U8 Girls:
Well done to our U8 girls in their blitz last Wednesday night against Fr Casey’s. They played 3 great games of football with the skill level of both teams improving since they last met in June. Keep up the good work everyone.

U16 Girls:
Hard luck to our gallant U16 team who got knocked out of this years championship at the semi final stage against Mungret last Thursday night. This was a great game of football played between two evenly matched teams. The girls had a great year with the majority of this team underage for another year.
Huge credit to their management team of Niall Barrett, Helen Wall and David Murphy for the time and dedication they put in training this team all year.
Thanks for the parents for all the support they gave the girls dropping them to training and driving them across the county over the last number of months to matches. Finally thanks to a lovely group of girls, they gave it their all. We look forward to seeing them back on the field soon.

Athea Junior Ladies:
The adult team made it three out of three when they met Gerald Griffins in Ballyhahill last Sunday morning. The first half was a tight affair and despite dominating possession they were unable to turn it into scores. At the break the scoreboard read 1.5 to 4 points in favour of Athea. The second half saw Athea take control of the game and despite numerous wides it needed 2.9 to 4 points. Speedy recovery to a number of girls from both teams who picked up knocks during the game. The club would also like to express our sympathy to the Rocca family on the passing of Enzo. May he rest in peace. Our final group game is against St Ailbes in Athea Sunday 17th at 11.00. Please come out to support our girls.

Upcoming Ladies Fixtures –
Wednesday 6th September U14 Match V old mill in old mill at 6.30

Friday 8th September u12 Match v Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan at 7

Áth an tSléibhe – Coiste na nÓg –5ú Meán Fómhair 2023

U7 Boys & Girls Football:

Well played to the Athea U7s Footballers who played some great stuff versus KP, ABK, and South Liberties at a Blitz played in Pallaskenry Saturday morning. Thanks to the hosts Kildimo/Pallaskenry for giving every player a party bag for their efforts at the end. Well done everyone.

U9 Boys & Girls Football:
We travelled to Abbeyfeale on Sunday morning to play Fr. Caseys. On a glorious morning for football. We fielded two teams and played two 10min aside matches against two strong Fr. Casey sides. We were slow to start but as the matches went on all our players improved and got more and more involved with every player contributing to what was a very enjoyable morning of football with some lovely scores, excellent skill and great energy from all the players. Thanks to Fr. Caseys for hosting and thanks to the parents and players, to have 23 players togged out for 10am on a Sunday morning is not easy and very much appreciated. We continue with our training every Friday evening and we will have a few more matches in the coming weeks.

U13 Football Division 3 County Semi Final:
Athea play Monaleen this Thursday at 6:45 in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale in the Division 3 Cup Semi Final, all support welcome for this fantastic panel of players. Tickets need to be purchased in advance by following the link

Cluichí Coiste na seachtaine seo:
This week’s Coiste fixtures:
Tuesday 5th September
U11 Boys & Girls Hurling – Athea V Fedamore @ 6.45pm
Thursday 7th September
U13 Boys Football – Monaleen V Athea @ 6.45pm
Saturday 9th September
U7 Boys & Girls Hurling – Blitz away in Dromcollogher @ 11am