ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
The past week has been a very busy week for our club with many teams togging out in the Maroon and White for their first competitive games of 2021. 100 spectators are now allowed to attend matches as spectators, so whether at home or away, we encourage you all to come out and show your support for our teams who proudly represent us.
‘For the Pride of the Village,
The Honour of the Parish,
and the Spirit of the Gale’
Our girls gave a great account of themselves against Fr Caseys two teams on Tuesday last. These girls have made huge progress and seem to get better with each game they play. Well done
The U16’s started their campaign in cappagh on Monday evening, where they came up against a strong experienced side in a high scoring game.
Athea 0-13 Galtee Gaels 2-05
Our girls travelled to the other side of the county to play Galtee Gaels on a beautiful Sunday evening. Despite leading at the break 10 pts to no score this was far from a one sided affair. With the aid of a strong breeze and a big panel, Galtee Gaels fought back. Heart and determination got Athea over the line. Up next is Adare at home on Sunday 27th at 7pm.
Athea 5-7 Knockainey 1-6
Our gallant young team had a great win in the delayed 2020 13 aside county semifinal in Mick Neville park last Saturday. The game was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests, as we had to work very hard all through the game. The big difference between the teams was that we took our goal chances and they missed theirs. We now look forward to the County final v Kildimo/Pallaskenry, probably this Saturday. Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.
Team Tomás Ahern, Seán Twomey, Tadhg Ahern, Ciarán Hunt, Calum Buckley, Jamie Collins, James Hunt, Evan Curry, Jack Sexton, Rory Cleary, Louis O Sullivan, Alex Quinn, Timmy O Keeffe, subs, Jim Ahern, Fionn Histon and Jamie Quinn
Junior A Mens
Athea 3-08 Abbeyfeale B 0-08
Our Junior A men’s team won their first game of 2021 with a well deserved win against our near neighbours. The team were due to play Cappagh on June 15th, but Athea will now receive a walkover. Athea are due to play Glin on June 22nd in Glin at 7.30pm.
Junior B Mens
Athea 1-12 Mountcollins 1-04
The Junior B Men’s Team played Mountcollins on Wednesday last in Mountcollins. There was a good display of football, with Athea leading at all times during the game. Athea were due to play Feenagh/Kilmeedy on June 16th, but this game has now been postponed.
U14 Girls V Capagh
In Athea @7pm
U8 Girls blitz
Junior B Mens vs Granagh/Ballingarry
in Ballingarry @ 7.30pm
Club Development Draw
Tickets for our annual Club Development Draw are now on sale through ClubForce or by contacting any seller. The draw will take the same format as last year, with tickets priced at €50 covering 5 draws August – December 2021. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
PHOTOGRAPH : Athea U14 Boys team pictured after winning the U14 Semi Final on Saturday last