ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior A Mens
The Athea Junior A team will play their first match of the championship against Bruree on this Sunday at the Bog Garden at 1pm. In line with Covid restrictions, the club have been allocated a maximum of 50 tickets for supporters, as a result, tickets are very limited. Anyone looking for a ticket is asked to text club secretary Pat O’Sullivan on 087 2997728 before this Thursday evening at 5pm. Tickets are priced at €8 and those looking for tickets must first be registered as members of Athea GAA. This can be done by following the Athea Club Force link https://clubforce.com/clubs/gaa-athea-gaa-club-limerick/. Cost of membership for a non-playing adult is €20. Live updates of the match will also be provided on the Athea GAA Twitter page @AtheaGAA. Best of luck to the team and management.
Our Junior team played Fr Casey’s in Athea on Thursday last. Some great football was observed with Athea coming away healthy winners. Athea Junior Ladies will play the Old Mill in Athea on Sunday August 16th at 7pm and Clounmacken in Clounmacken on Thursday August 13th at 7.30pm (both challenge matches). Similarly, the U8s and U10s play Old Mill in Old Mill on Monday August 17th at 6pm. The next championship game for the Junior Ladies will be home to Ahane on August 30th. All support welcome and appreciated.
Our Club wishes to send our congratulations to Matthew Tierney and his wife Michelle who were blessed with a baby boy recently who they are calling Loughlin. Also congratulations to Mark Reidy and Anita Quinn who got engaged last week – there you have it guys, if you are looking for a partner, don’t mind your matchmaking, log onto Club Force pay your membership and become a member of Athea GAA! It will be the best €20 you ever spent!
TJ Ryan to visit Athea Hurling Club
Former Limerick County Manger & Player TJ Ryan will pay a visit to Pairc na nGael, Athea on Sunday August 16th at 11.30am to meet with players and coaches. The Athea GAA Hurling Club has recently entered its second season and our players are beginning the master the fine art of hurling. We may have a TJ Ryan in our midst in the not so distant future! Looking forward to showing off our skills to TJ on August 16th. Put it in the diary & spread the word!
Tickets continue to be on sale for our Club Development Draw 2020. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws. Tickets can be purchased online through clubforce by following the link – https://clubforce.com/clubs/gaa-athea-gaa-club-limerick/. 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.
Coiste na nÓg
It was a good few days for Athea Footballers, with the u14s the u10s the u9s and the u16s all having matches in glorious weather, in front of good but socially distant crowds.
Athea 8-9 Newcastle West 7-3
First up was the u14s who played 13 a side against NCW in Newcastle West at 10am on Saturday morning. As the score line suggests this was a very open game with loads of scores, which made for great excitement.
Team, Tomás Ahern, Sean Twomey, Tadhg Ahern, Jamie Collins, Calum Buckley, Ciarán Hunt, Evan Curry, James Hunt, Alex Quinn, Rory Cleary, Fionn Histon, Timmy O Keeffe and Jim Ahern.
The u10s and u9s were at home to Listowel Emmets also on Saturday at 11 am where they played two excellent games against the North Kerry town. The biggest plus was the large panel of over 20 players we had available.
The under 16 team were out on Monday night in Athea at 7p.m. in the first round of the league against Mountcollins where they had a big win, playing some excellent football. Credit to their coach Jason Dalton who had them playing with great skill and cohesion.
Team, James Hunt, Conor Mullane, Maurice Fitzgerald, Calum Buckley, James Lee, Darragh Reidy, Fergal Pierse, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Cillian O Connor, Michael Walsh, Donnacha Barrett, Tadhg Ahern, Tomás Ahern and Gearoid O Sullivan
This starts on Monday next Aug 17th with 90 kids booked in, hopefully the weather will be good.