ATHEA GAA CLUB NOTES
‘Get the Athea Flag Flying Around the World’
We are delighted to have followers on our social media pages from Athenians (cool people with Athea connections) from all over the world. We hope you enjoy keeping up to date with the activities of our club and share in our sense of joy or loss in times of victory or defeat. However, regardless of the outcome of any game, the huge sense of pride within our club and community remains a constant force. We are now appealing to all of our supporters from all over the world to share in this pride by supporting our Annual Club Development Draw and get the ‘Athea Flag flying around the World’. Currently tickets have been purchased from Ireland, Chicago USA, Dusseldorf Germany, San Francisco, California & Perth Australia. As soon as a ticket is purchased, the location will be marked with a flying Athea flag to our Athea supporters map. Tickets can be purchased by following the steps outlined below. So please get contacting any of your Athea relatives who you think may be interested in supporting our Club. Abú!
Tickets priced at €50 can be purchased online through clubforce by following the steps below;
1. Follow the link https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2203&intMF_ID=6206#Anchor. Alternatively, visit Clubforce.com, find my club, search for Athea GAA and click ‘pay membership’
2. The Club Development Draw option will be the third option from the bottom under ‘Registration Plans’
3. Select ‘1’ under the quantity of tickets and then click ‘add to cart’. You will then be directed to a registration page.
4. If it is your first time using clubforce, you will need to register as a user. This registration can be completed by using your facebook/google account. If you are a previous user of Clubforce, you will need to log in before continuing to the next step.
5. Once you have successfully completed registration, you will be brought to the payment page.
U8s Hurlers played Newcastle West on Saturday morning last in Athea. The team played brilliantly, with the stick work improving every week. U8 footballers played a match last Thursday against St. Kierans. They played very good football in a good tough game for the team.
The U16 boys footballers are at home to Blackrock on Monday night next Sept 21st at 6.15pm, with a place in the county semi-final up for grabs.
The Athea GAA Mens Minor team played Kildimo/Pallaskenry on Friday last and came away deserving winners on a score line of 3-11 to 0-09. The boys got on top early on, and goals from Gearoid O Sullivan, Daire O Shea and TJ Hunt helped us to a 3-7 to 0-5 half time lead. We continued to dominate the start of the second half but faded in the last quarter. There were great displays from Colin Broderick, Thomas McEnery, Eoin O Shea, Michael Tierney, T.J. Hunt, Daire O Shea and Andrew O Riordan, who kicked some super points.Team. Colin Broderick, Eoin Sheahan,Thomas Mc Enery, Luke Gleeson, Pauric Enright, Eoin O Shea, Gavin Ambrose, Michael Tierney, Evan Wallace, T.J. Hunt, Aidan Curry, Gearoid O Sullivan, Daire O Shea, Andrew O Riordan and Jack Hunt. Subs; James Lee and Rory O Mahony. We wish a speedy recovery to Pierse O Brien and Dermot Pierse who got injured in our last match. That makes it two wins from three for the boys which secures them a place in a quarter final. The next scheduled game is against Belview Gaels on September 20th at 12 noon in Templeglantine.
All roads lead to Knockaderry on Saturday (we hope) when Athea take on Crecora/Manister in the Quarter Final. We are awaiting the announcement on Tuesday from the Government with regard to spectators. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for updates. As always, live updates will be posted to Athea GAA Twitter Feed. Best of luck to team and management.
Girls U8, U10 U12
Well done to our U8s and U10s who played Monagea and Gerald Griffins recently. Thanks to both clubs for their hospitality. The U12s Girls play Fr Caseys in Abbeyfeale at 6.30pm on Friday 18th September.
Congratulations to our Junior Ladies team who have qualified for the Semi – Final against Galtee Gaels on Saturday September 26th at 3pm with Venue TBC. This team have produced some thrilling displays of football and teamwork in the season so far, and we have it feeling it may not be their last day out of the season. Best of luck to all with the preparations.
Our club would like to offer our sympathy to the Reidy family in Upper Athea on the passing of Miriam Masterson in Rathfarnham, Dublin. May her gentle soul rest in peace.