Athea GAA Club Notes:
Munster Schools ‘C’ Final:
Best of luck to Evan Curry, Callum Buckley and James Broderick and the rest of the Tarbert Comprehensive team who are in the Munster Schools ‘C’ Final this Saturday in Banteer against Bantry.

County Teams:
Huge well done to our girls who represented the club so well at the weekend. First up was Rebecca Collins on Saturday evening where she played at half forward on the Limerick team that were defeated by a strong Kerry team in Cappamore. Geraldine Carmody played in goals for Limerick U16 B and Meave Murphy and Grace Hunt took up the wing backs on the U16A team against the same opposition. Although both teams were defeated on the day they were closely contested matches. The girls are preparing for the second round of the championship this weekend. Huge well done to our adult player Stephanie Woulfe ( Templeglantine ) who was on the UL team to win the Ashbourne Cup at the weekend. Enjoy the celebrations.

Athea U13 Division 3 County Final Medal Presentation Night:
The victorious Athea U13 Team, who won the Division 3 U13 County Final in 2023 were presented with their medals by Limerick Senior Footballer Peter Nash on Sunday last at Con Colbert Hall. The boys were treated to some refreshments, and the match was played on the big screen. The club would like to thank Peter for travelling out to Athea to present the medals, and for also giving freely of his time to answer questions from the boys, and for being such a positive role model for the boys.

2024 Membership:
*10% Discount on all options until March 1st 2024*
Membership is a vital part of ensuring our club’s continued success and development. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter, track user, parent of a player or member of the wider community, we welcome all new members.
The monies received are used towards: maintenance and development of facilities, playing equipment, affiliation fees, insurance, utility bills, team preparation and other administrative costs.
Please note – All players, coaches, mentors and committee members need to be registered before participating in training/matches for the upcoming year. Players must be covered by the Player Injury Sport fund, in the event of any injuries whilst representing the club. Guardians must ensure that all Youth players are registered.
Membership can be paid by following the link below, or by logging on to Club Force and Searching for ‘Athea GAA’. Tickets for the Club Draw & Limerick Development Draw (Mackey) are also on sale at the discounted price.…
Having trouble registering on club force & still want to avail of the 10% Discount up to March 1st ? The club will be hosting a registration evening on Tuesday Feb 20th at the club house from 6.45 – 7.15.

Appeal to Dog Owners:
It has been brought to our attention that dogs are being left off their leads at the walking track. We are asking Dog owners to please keep their pets on leads at all times and to be mindful of other track users and their pets. Also we are appealing to dog owners to continue to clean up after your dog, with a bin provided near the club house. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Club Limerick Draw:
Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Club Limerick Draw (formally Mackey Draw). Please be aware the following applies to the sale of Limerick Club Draw Tickets –
1. 50% of the proceeds of ticket sales goes to Athea GAA
2. The more Club Limerick Draw tickets we sell, the more Limerick County Football/Hurling Championship Final tickets the Club will have access to
3. The Draw supports the development of the Limerick County Teams.
There will be one draw a month for 10 months made up of one €10,000 monthly prize, 28 Additional Cash Prizes each Month plus an exclusive STAR Prize.
Tickets are currently on sale through Club Force at a discounted price of €90 until March 1st.

Athea GAA & LGFA Dinner Dance:
Tickets are selling fast for Dinner Dance Fri 1st March in the Devon Inn. These can be booked by contacting any member of the team / committee or Liz O’ Sullivan 087 6699783 or Mary Ita Casey 0874141157 . They will be also for sale during step to the best on Thursday nights from 7-8. We are delighted to announce The Kelts will be providing the musical entertainment on the night followed by DJ excel late into the night. Please note the last collection date for pre booked Tickets will be Thursday 22nd February.

Athea GMAO:
Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others will resume again this year. If there is anyone who would like to join for an hour of fun, friendship, exercise and laughter please contact Jacqueline O’Connor on 086 0670091. The group would love to see some new faces, and the regulars returning to the field.

Split the Bucket:
Congratulations to Mary & Rachel O Connor, who were this week’s winner of Split the Bucket, going home with the grand total of €426. The next draw will take place on Monday February 26th. 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.

Ireland Lights Up:
In conjunction with Operation Transformation, Athea GAA will host the Annual Ireland Lights Up Walks on Thursday evenings from 7pm – 8pm, running from January 11th – February 29th. Those who sign up & attend the full 8 week programme will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 30 free Healthy Ireland Goodie Bags.

Clothes Collection:
The ladies club are delighted to announce our next clothes collection will be Monday 13th May. Start that spring clean early. Do not discard any clothes material in household waste. Drop them into a bag and drop them up to the field. Funds generated from this collection goes to buying new equipment for the season ahead.