Athea GAA Club Notes:

Step to the Beat:
Step to the Beat continues on Thursday evening from 7pm – 8pm. During this hour, music will play over our speaker system and those who attend will be free to walk/jog on our track with music playing in the background as a motivational factor and to beat the winter blues! Split the bucket entries can also be purchased during this hour. Looking forward to seeing you then.

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday January 14th at 7.30pm at Con Colbert Memorial Hall. All members are invited to attend.

Split the Bucket:
Congratulations to Mary Ahern, who was last week’s Split the Bucket winner, going home with the grand total, and largest pot to date of €680. The next draw will take place on Monday December 4th. Envelopes can be purchased at Dick Whites, Collins Shop, O’ Riordan’s Pharmacy, Athea Credit Union, Brown Joes, Batts, Bingo at Con Colbert Hall on Friday nights, Chinese Takeaway, Gables Grill and during events at Pairc na nGael. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Club Draw:
The final draw of 2023 will take place on Sunday December 3rd.

U15 Division 2 County Champions:
Gerald Griffins Glin Athea U15 team won the Division 2 County Final on Saturday November 11th 2023 against Na Piarsaigh on a scoreline of 4-13 to 3-05. The match was played in Mick Neville Park and was well attended on what was a very memorable day. The dominant display by our players which kicked in after the first quarter meant that Na Piarsaigh were fighting an uphill battle for the majority of the game. There was a stellar performance by Dara Mullane who scored three goals and at least 9 points in the game. He was ably assisted by a balanced team well represented by Athea players. These boys will have learned a lot from the season and they were well tested whilst playing at this level. The success will stand to them going forward and will hopefully motivate them to keep working hard and doing their best. It is a rare occurrence for an Athea player to play Division 2 football let alone to be on the championship winning team but we had eight players who will have Div. 2 medals.
Well done to all the players and management especially Mike Flynn and the eight Athea players involved – Tomás Ahern, Jamie O Mahony, Eric Barrett, Tom Ahern, Jamie Quinn, Jamie Lee Flynn, Mark Ahern and Patrick Healy.

Ladies Junior Co Final:
Less than two weeks to this years Junior Final. Our adult team are continuing with their preparations for the final with a another challenge match away to UL last week. The final is scheduled for Sunday December 10th at 1pm. Best of luck to the team and management.

Larkin Shield:
Huge well done to Shauna Collins and her teammates who defeated East Limerick schools in the final on last Tuesday night in the TUS Gaelic grounds.

Co team Trials:
Best of luck to Aoibhin O’ Riordan, Kayla Sheehy and Erin O’ Rourke who are representing the club in trials for 2024 U14 Co Team. We wish them all the best and hope they have a very enjoyable experience of it.

Photos – Shauna Collins with the Larkin Shield & Aoibhin O Riordan, Kayla Sheehy & Erin O Rourke pictured at County Trials.