Athea GAA Club Notes:

Bord na nÓg Christmas Quiz:
Plans are currently being finalised to host our Annual Christmas Quiz at Con Colbert Hall on December 28th. The Quiz is a tradition in many households in the Parish, and we hope to continue hosting this annual quiz, albeit at an alternative location. More details to follow, but for now, save the date!

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. For the weeks in December, Christmas Music will play over the speaker system.

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 Teddy Sweeney, who was this week’s Split the Bucket winner, going home with the grand total of €596. The next draw will take place on Monday December 18th. 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 Wednesday December 6th.

Shannon Gaels Athea U21 Mens:
Kildimo Pallaskenry 1:08 Shannon Gaels Athea 2:07
After receiving a Walkover in our first match a week earlier we made the journey to Pallaskenry to play the second round of the U21A Championship on Saturday. The pitch was soft but the weather on the day was good making for what was a very competitive game of football.
The hosts got off to an early start registering two early points. The team fought back and turned the tide with two quick goals coming from long balls in. Donagh McEnery reacted quickest to a ball rebounding off the post from a Zach Behan shot to hit the net. Shortly afterwards James Broderick scrambled the ball to the net after another long ball attack. We built the lead further with points from Andrew O Riordan, Evan Curry and James Hunt going into the break 2-4 to 5 points up with all of our scores coming from play.
The second half was a different game with KP upping the intensity. Scores were hard to come by with TJ Hunt kicking two frees and Cormac Thompson tacking on one from play. However the team held out at the back and with 5 minutes the play were still 5 points to the good until K/P were awarded a penalty after a long ball into the box.They scored leaving just 2 points in it but the boys battled hard till the end and came away with a 2 point win 2-7 to 1-8. Well done to the lads and best of luck in their next match where they face Oola away.
Team: A. Fogarty, E. Sheahan, H. O’Donnell, P.O’Brien, M. Fitzgerald, C. Shine, J. Hunt(0-01), C. Thompson(0-01), E. Curry(0-01), G. Woulfe, TJ Hunt(0-02 frees), A.O’Riordan(0-01), J. Broderick(1-00), D. McEnery(1-01), Z. Behan Subs: C. Buckley, B. Hogan, AJ Behan, A. Curry, C. Fitzgerald, P. O’Connor, Tomas Ahern, Tadhg Ahern

Junior Co Final:
The long awaited Junior final takes this Sunday December 10th at 1pm in Martinstown. Best of luck to the team and management

Athea Ladies Club AGM:
This year’s club AGM takes place Tuesday 12th December at 7PM in the club house. Our Club is always looking for mentors , volunteers, coaches and anyone with a good idea to keep our club growing for the next 12 month .