ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
Junior A Ladies
After a myriad of challenge matches, our Junior Ladies team now play Ahane in Athea on this Sunday (August 30th) at 11am. Unfortunately, no supporters will be permitted to attend the match, but please follow Athea GAA’s twitter account (@AtheaGAA) for live updates throughout the match. The walking track will also be closed for the duration of the match. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
U12/U14 Ladies
U12s play Fr Caseys on Friday evening August 28th in Abbeyfeale & U14 Ladies play Murroe/Boher on Wednesday evening in Murroe. Best of luck to both teams
Junior A Mens
Junior A Championship Round 2
Athea 9-23 Hospital Herbertstown 0-05
We will go into the final round with an excellent chance to top the group and theoretically get a more favourable draw for the knockout stages. Newcastle West also won this weekend so the top two teams will play each other for that reward.
Just like last weekend this quickly became a one-sided affair. Early dominance gave us the confidence to pull away before the first water break. Mark Reidy, Darren Murphy, James Ryan, Kevin Murphy, Mark O’ Connor and Gerard Ahern did most of the early scoring. This was made possible by the dominance of Mark Reidy and Jonathan Fitzgerald in midfield who were ably supported by the halfback line. Dylan Griffin and Jack O Connor in particular, handled a lot of ball and set up continuous attacks. From here the half forward line of Gerard Ahern in centre forward and Brian O Connor and Darren Murphy on either side were composed in possession. Their job was made easy by the excellent running of James Ryan, Mark O’ Connor and Kevin Murphy. James Ryan and Darren Murphy ended up with three goals each, all well taken, especially Darren’s second. Mark O Connor was proving impossible to mark so our midfield could mix it up and kick ball straight into him when needed.
As the game wore on, we had the opportunity to make changes with many players getting in on the act. What was most impressive was the intensity the team kept up throughout (both teams in fact). Eamon had clear instructions given for all passages of play and despite the score line this never changed. This is the first game played since the new restrictions on supporters. It is a pity that so few will have witnessed one of our best days in terms of scoring.
Team
Kieran Hartnett, Padraig Reidy (0-01), Martin Chawke, Tommy Quaid (C),Dylan Griffin, Michael Reidy, Jack O’ Connor (1-00), Mark Reidy (0-04), Jonathan Fitzgerald (0-01), Brian O’ Connor (1-02), Gerard Ahern (0-04), Darren Murphy (3-00), Kevin Murphy (1-04), Mark O’ Connor (0-04), James Ryan (3-02)
Subs used: Jason Kelly, Sean Ryan (0-01), Andy Ahern, David O Connor, Micheal Dalton.
Athea will play Newcastle West in Ballyhahill on Sunday next at 6pm with the top spot in Group 4 up for grabs. Be sure to follow @AtheaGAA on twitter for live updates from the match.
U16 Boys
We lost to Granagh/Ballingarry on Monday night despite scoring an impressive 1-15. Team – Tomas Ahern, Maurice Fitzgerald, Conor Mullane, James Hunt, Calum Buckley, James Lee, Daragh Reidy, Michael Walsh, Evan Curry, Daire O’Shea, James Broderick, Rory O’Mahony, Cillian O’Connor, Donnacha Barrett, Rory Cleary & Tadhg Ahern.
U14 Boys
Will play Knockaderry on Wednesday evening at 7pm at the High Field.
Well done to U14 hurlers; Ciaran Hunt, Jack Sexton, Louis O’Sullivan, Rory Cleary and James Hunt who played for Templeglantine U14 Hurlers last Wednesday V NCW.
U8s
The Athea U8s played their first match together again Newcastle West on Saturday morning last at the High Field. Each player played brilliantly and enjoyed the match. The future is bright!
Club Draw
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 and continuing to support all of the above teams and activities.
Photograph – Athea U8s footballers who played Newcastle West in Athea on Saturday morning. Each player played brilliantly – the future is bright!
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FEOHANAGH/CASTLEMAHON GAA CLUB NOTES
Club Lotto
Last Monday night the club lotto was held in Quaid Park Coolyroe. The jackpot was 4600 and there was no winner. The lotto numbers drawn were 06, 11, 14, 24.
The lucky dip winners were Mike Field Lower Grage seller Mike Field, Mike Sweeney Fanlehane Seller m Sweeney, Iris Sheedy Moanroe Seller Iris Sheedy, Geraldine O’Mahony Coolyroe Seller C O’Brien, Roisin Sheehy Ballydonnell seller C MacCurtain, Sean & Eileen Liston Lisaniska Sleer Kathleen O’Donnell. The xmas draw winner was Maire Ni Ghairbhia Wicklow seller C Mac Curtain.
Next weeks jackpot will be 4700 and the draw will be held in Quaid Park Coolyroe. The Promoters prize winner was Conor O’Sullivan Dananbeg. Thanks to everyone for their continued support. Best of luck in next week’s draw and if anyone would like to purchase a lotto ticket they are available in the shops and from any of the committee members. You can also play by smart lotto on the Feohanagh/Castlemahon website.
Club Website
Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA Club website is now up and running. The website address is www.feohanaghcastlemahongaa.ie and you will be able to see everything that is happening in the club when the club is back up and running . We would like to know if anyone has photos old and new, any articles or any type of relevant information that we can put on the website. If you have any information please contact Bridget Quaid on 087 4140634, John Quaid on 086 1714920 or Ide Roche 0876102076.
Club Information
Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA club have recently set up a whatsapp group which will send out information on lotto updates, results and updates on matches and fixtures and other notifications relating to the club. Please contact the club phone number 0863426599 if you would like to be added to this group.
Notice to club members and supporters
The reintroduction of tighter restrictions last week means that we must play all our games behind closed doors. This is a huge disappointment to all of us in the wider GAA community and we have no choice but to respectfully request our supporters not to attend the games. We will try to keep you updated with match results through social media.
Health Questionnaire
Please note that everyone that will be involved in teams or in the club will have to fill out the Health Questionnaire form or have it filled out for them before they return to any activity in the club.
Dressing rooms
Please note that dressing rooms are not open at the moment so please come to the field ready to play. Also please bring your own water bottle to training.
Facebook Twitter and Instagram
Follow all the club news and updated match results on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under Feohanagh Castlemahon GAA or our club website www.feohanaghcastlemahongaa.ie
Limerick Development draw
The next CLUB Limerick Draw will take place on 29th August.
If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link https://limerickgaa.ie/club-limerick-draw-signup/ and select Feohanagh/Castlemahon club and the number of draws that you with to sign up for, (there are 8 draws remaining). Feohanagh Castlemahon GAA is involved in the Limerick Development Draw again for 2020. The entry into the draw is €100 for the year. This is €10 a month from June 2020 to January 2021. We would like to thank everyone that continues to support the draw. We really appreciate all your support. If anyone would like to join the Limerick development draw, please contact Kathleen O’Donnell 0876984560 or Anna Marie O’Keeffe 0872353023 Donal Riordan 0876159882 or any committee member. Can you please contact one of these people if you would like to join the draw at any stage. Thanks very much for your continued support . First Prize is €10,000, 2nd Prize is €3000, 3rd Prize is €2000, 4th prize is €1000 5th-9th prize is €500, 10th – 13th prize is €250 & 14th -30th prize is €100. There is also a star prize every month. The star prize this month is a luxurious 2 ball at the Adare Monor including caddies. Best of luck to everyone
Field Committee
The field committee to look after the facilities at Quaid Park Coolyroe are as follows: Noel O’Mahony, Mike O’Brien Jnr, Diarmuid Creedon, Jerry Noonan, Mike King, Des Roche, Dave Cremin and John Lynch. If you need to book the field for any training or matches please contact Noel O’Mahony on 087 9936497.
Garda Vetting
All our coaches who will be involved with children up to the age of 18 years old have to be Garda Vetted. It is an easy process to go through. Garda Vetting services are available to any person over 16 fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent/Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age. If you have any problem please contact our Child Welfare Officer Marie Field.
Limerick Draw
This draw has been postponed until Saturday 31st October 2020.
Win a new Mercedes CLA 180 with Limerick GAA. All proceeds will support Limerick GAA teams. You can buy a ticket online www.limerickgaa.ie/winamercedes. Tickets are €20 each. Best of luck to everyone that enters the draw. Your support is really appreciated.
Upcoming Fixtures
Intermediate Hurling
Feohanagh v Knockaderry in Feenagh on Sunday 06/ 9/20 @ 5pm
U21 Football
Belville Gaels v Athea on 18/10/20 details to be confirmed
Junior A Football
Castlemahon v Fr Caseys details to be confirmed
Castlemahon v Croom on Sunday 30/08/20 in croagh @ 6pm
Minor B Hurling
Belville Gaels v St kierans in Mick Neville Park on Wednesday 26/08/20 @ 6.45
Minor B Football
Belville Gaels V Monagea on 28/08/20 details to be confirmed
All fixtures are subject to change. Please check the website and social media outlets for updates.

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