ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
Athea U19 Boys
Athea 2-11 Shannon Gaels 0-9.
Athea got off to a bright start winning the throw-in and putting up a score of 1-2 to no reply in the opening minutes of the match on Tuesday August 10th. The opposition settled into the game with few close range frees but this didn’t disturb Athea. They drove on with the set tempo of the opening few minutes of winning turnovers high up the field and punishing the opposition leading the score at half-time 2-4 to 0-3.
Again, Athea began the second half as they did the first brightly, sending lovely direct balls into our inside forwards leading to some beautiful scores. Shannon Gaels purple patch followed this as they tried to claw back the lead. Credit is due to our backs and keeper for not letting them get a sniff of a goal. Overseeing this revival from our neighbours, Athea stood up again with tireless hard work-rate all over the field and added 2 big scores to win the game on a scoreline of;
This win puts us back in contention for quarter final place. A do or die clash again with Drom/Broadford next Tuesday 17th in Dromcolliher with a throw-in @7pm. All support is greatly appreciated by the team & management.
Junior B Mens
Athea played the Kerry side Clounmacon in Athea on Monday evening in a challenge game, with Athea coming out winners on a scoreline of 1-12 to 2 – 06. Unfortunately the match had to be abandoned early due to a player from Clounmacon suffering from a suspected concussion. Wishing a speedy recovery to the player. The Junior B’s will play their first match of the championship vs Ballysteen on Tuesday August 24th @7pm in Foynes
Junior A Mens
The Junior A team will play Ballybrown on Friday night in Clarina at 7.15pm in the first round of the championship. Tickets will need to be purchased online for this game, keep an eye on social media for ticket details. We would like to wish a safe flight back to Abu Dhabi to Denis Greaney who leaves Athea this week.
All Ireland Final
A draw for tickets for the all Ireland Final will take place over the coming days. Unfortunately demand greatly exceeds our allocation, so many will be disappointed Wishing Limerick the very best of luck in the All Ireland Final.
Club Development Draw
Tickets are now on sale for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2021, with the first draw to take place in August. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200. Tickets can be purchased online through clubforce by following the link –
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. Many thanks to everyone for your continued support, allowing us to continue to invest in our facilities at Pairc na nGael.
The track will remain closed for the coming week due to drainage works being completed in advance of the laying of the permanent surface. We appreciate your co-operation.