ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
The first draw will take place on Saturday October 10th at the Club House and will be live on facebook! Tickets will need to be purchased by October 9th the latest. Please follow the steps below to be in with a chance of winning!
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 our teams and activities.
Well done to our U12’s who played Gerald Griffins team on Saturday. This team have made huge improvements in every game with the majority of players underage again next year
Well done to the U8’s who played monagea on Saturday morning in the final game of the year.
Well done to the U6 team who played Fr Casey’s sat evening in their first game. Thanks to Fr Casey’s for their hospitality.
The junior final set for Sunday 11th October is postponed until further notice due to current guidelines from Croke Park.
Athea 2-7 Granagh/Ballingarry 4-12
Granagh/Ballingarry justified their favourites tag with this win on Saturday last in the wide expanses of Mick Neville Park. They were made fight all the way by a determined and skillful Athea team, who just lacked a bit of pace and size to keep their challenge up all the way to the end. At the end of the first 1/4 we trailed 0-3 to 0-1, we put in a huge effort in the second 1/4 but still trailed at half time by 2 pts, 1-6 to 1-4. We again took the game to our speedier opponents, but the size of the pitch was beginning to take its toll. At the end of the 3rd 1/4 we were down by 4pts, 2-10 to 2-6. The team gave it everything in the last quarter, but could find no way through for scores, and as the space opened up G/B got in for two more goals to seal a deserved win. Our boys put in as brave a performance as you could wish to see, and their parents, the club and the parish should be very proud of the whole panel. Manager Jason Dalton(who was very disappointed he couldn’t attend the match due to work commitments) and selector James O Connor put in a great effort with the team this year, and had the team playing some fantastic football, must get the highest of praise for their commitment.
Team, Tomás Ahern, Conor Mullane, Maurice Fitzgerald, James Lee, Calum Buckley, James Hunt, Darragh Reidy(capt), Gearoid O Sullivan, James Broderick, Daire O Shea, Evan Curry, Cillian O Connor, Michael Walsh, subs, Rory O Mahony, Fergal Pierse, Donnacha Barrett and Tadhg Ahern.
13 aside Co. Semifinal
The semifinal v Knockainey was supposed to be on this Saturday but all GAA games are now off. Hopefully we will be able to keep training until the lifting of restrictions, in the meantime everyone take care, wash your hands and wear a face mask and observe social distancing.
Our club would like to offer our sympathies to the Moran & Hunt families who are well associated with our club on the sad passing of Mairéad Lehane in Cappagh. May the light of heaven be hers.
PHOTOGRAPHS – Athea Under 6 Coiste Teams