ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
Weekly Community Walk/Run
Healthy Athea invites you to join us at Páirc na nGael, Athea for a community walk/run each Tuesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Our fully lit, newly surfaced track is now open to the public, and we would love to see you all for ‘laps of happiness’ each week. Please spread the word, and bring along a friend!
U11 Football Parish League
The Annual U11 Football Parish League will take place on Sunday October 31st ,with throw-in at 12 noon. Athea Maroon Vs Athea White.
Daniel Leahy (Capt)
Liam Og Reidy
Tony Ambrose (Capt)
Athea U12 Girls will play St. Senans in Foynes on Saturday October 23rd at 4.30pm.
Our U15s are playing Ballylanders on Bank Holiday Monday at 11am in Mick Neville Park. This will be our 11th match this year, with 5 wins,2 draws and 2 losses so far, all the matches were very close affairs including our hard fought win over Ballybrown in the semifinal. Hopefully all the tough matches will stand to us in the final.
Panel ; Tomás Ahern, Ciarán Hunt, Tadhg Ahern, Sean Twomey, Jamie Collins, James Hunt, Tomás Ahern, Calum Buckley, Evan Curry, Jack Sexton, Rory Cleary, Louis O Sullivan, Alex Quinn, Timmy O Keeffe, Jim Ahern, Eric Barrett, Tom Ahern and Jamie Quinn.
Dromin Athlacca Banogue 1-12 Athea 2-6
Our under 17 footballers were beaten in the county final last Saturday morning in Mick Neville park before a large crowd of supporters. They put in a massive effort in the game, which was a real championship game with no quarter asked or given. We had a lot of defending to do but in the first half our forwards were on fire scoring 2 excellent goals, to lead at half time 2-3 to 0-5. The opposition got on top at the start of the second half and gradually whittled away at our lead. They went ahead with 10 remaining but we attacked again and we were very unlucky to have what looked like a good goal disallowed. We continued to attack right to the end but could not penetrate the opposition defence. The whole team played some of their best football of the year but it just wasn’t enough on the day. They trained very hard all year since they started back in March and are an excellent panel of players who are a credit to themselves and their parents.
Team, Tomás Ahern, Rory O Mahony, Calum Buckley, James Lee, Darragh Reidy, Fergal Pierse, Conor Mullane, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Gearoid O Sullivan, Daire O Shea, Michael Walsh, Cillian O Connor, subs, James Hunt, Rory Cleary, Donnacha Barrett, Tadhg Ahern and Ciarán Hunt.
The team were treated to soup, sandwiches,chicken and chips in Brown Joes after the game.
West Junior B Football Final
This final will be played in Athea on Saturday at 3.30p.m. Knockaderry Vs Granagh Ballingarry.
Athea Junior Ladies play Ahane on Sunday November 7th in Ahane at 11am.