Athea GAA Club Notes:

We wish to send love and deepest sympathy to the Brouder / Daly families on the passing of Ann Brounder RIP recently. You remain in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Congratulations to former secretary of Athea GAA, Pat O’ Sullivan and syndicate on their great success in the English Derby with the now famous greyhound ‘De Lahdedah’. Enjoy the celebrations.

Club Limerick Draw:
Congratulations to Tom Flaherty & Breda Daly who were winners of €200 in the June Club Limerick Draw.

U10 Girls:
Well done to our U10’s who played Monagea at home last Wednesday night. Some great skill was on display by both teams. Thanks to Monagea for three great games.

U12 Girls:
Our U12 girls had the privilege of playing at halftime at the Limerick Ladies v Kilkenny game in Mick Neville Park. The girls had a great day supporting the girls as they now prepare for the All Ireland semi final v Fermanagh.

U13 Boys County Football Final:
Athea lost 3:05 to 7 points in the Division 3 County Final on Saturday last to a very strong Na Piarsaigh team. Athea had gone unbeaten in the league stage of the competition to get to the County Final impressing in every game. The concession of two early goals was the difference on the day, however the boys battled to the final whistle. These are a fantastic bunch of boys who are excellent to train, they will now continue to play with the U14 team in the Division 1 championship and in the U12 go-games and will have plenty of more matches over the coming months. The panel on the day was: Eoin Ahern, Jontie Wielding, Kane Brouder, Oran Hayes, Oisin McCarthy, John Ahern, Nathan Ambrose, Jack Leahy, Tadhg Hunt, Joe Scanlon, Edward Kelly, Aaron Hunt, Se Ahern, Cathal Fitzgerald, Conor Leach, Colton Brouder, Tiarnan Fitzgerald, Noah Nash, Fionn Hunt. Thanks to the parents and supporters who made the long trip to Kilbreedy to support the team and the club for providing treats after the match, no doubt this team will be lifting silverware in the near future.

U14 Hurling:
Our hurlers were out against Croom Sunday morning in Athea and had a great win. There was some fantastic hurling through the field with special mention to Daniel Hunt who scored a very impressive 1-04 and Se Ahern who won some great ball and played some brilliant hurling. This was three wins from three in the league and this team is getting stronger with each match. We would like to wish Cathal Fitzgerald a speedy recovery after suffering an injury during the match. Final score 2:11 to 1:04. Next match away to St Kierans Thursday 1st August.

U16 Girls Championship:
Round 1
Athea 3.14 Gerald Griffins 3.3
Well done to our U16s who got a good start to this year’s championship with a great win. Although Gerald Griffins were missing a number of players they continued to work hard till the final whistle. Their next game is at home Monday 15th July.

All Ireland U16 Girls Final:
Huge well done to Limerick U16’s who had a comprehensive win over Leitrim in the All Ireland semi final last Thursday. Maeve Murphy, Geraldine Carmody and captain Grace Hunt all played their part in Limerick reaching the final. They will now meet Antrim at 3 pm in Kinnegad Saturday 13th July. The club is hoping to run a bus to the final. If you are interested in going please contact Mary Ita on 0874141157 by Wednesday 3rd July at 8 pm.

Adult Ladies League:
Round 6 Division 2
In the final round of league Athea have received a walk over from St Bridget’s.

Junior Men:
Athea 0-7 Kilteely/Dromkeen 1-7
We lost the first round of the County Premier Junior Football Championship on Thursday night last at windswept Ballyagran. We played against the wind and rain in the first half and trailed at half time 1-06 to 0-01. We had plenty of possession in this half but didn’t use it well. We didn’t use the elements well in the second half, and it was late in the game when we started to close the gap on our opponents. The team didn’t play to their potential but we hope for a better performance when we play Mungret in round 2 this Saturday at 3pm in Foynes. Tickets must be purchased in advance – Many thanks to the large number of Athea supporters who attended the opening game of the championship.
Team – Tomas Ahern, Eoin Sheahan, Martin Chawke, Tommy Quaid, Jason Kelly, Alan Kelly, Jack O Connor, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Micheal Dalton, Daire O Shea, Evan Curry, Shane Mulvihill, T.j Hunt, Andrew O Riordan, Eion O Shea. Subs used, Calum Buckley, Michael Tierney, James Hunt, and Andy Ahern. other subs, David O Connor, Tadhg Ahern, Mark Reidy, Ger Collins, Aiden Curry, Rory Cleary & James Broderick.

Club Development Draw:
Tickets for the annual Athea GAA Club Development Draw are now on sale from all sellers, or also online via Club Force. There will be one draw per month from August to December, with a total prize fund to the value of €7450. Prizes per month include – 1st Prize €500, 2nd Prize €300, 3rd Prize €200, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Prize €100, 8th Prize 1 Free Ticket for Club Draw 2025. Bonus Xmas Draw in December €100 X 2. All support is greatly appreciated. *Please note that tickets for the above 2024 Draw may have already been purchased via Club Force, please check this before purchasing from a seller.

Split the Bucket:
Congratulations to Lily Somers who was this week’s winner of Split the Bucket, going home with the grand total of €397. Next Draw Monday 15th July. 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.