Athea GAA Club Notes:

Athea GAA Chairperson:
Congratulation to John Hunt who has been newly appointed as the Chairman of Athea GAA. John, and indeed all the Hunt family have a long association with Athea GAA, and we are delighted John has taken up this position. John will be assisted by an executive committee of 19 individuals, all working towards the positive development of Athea GAA.

Step to the Beat:
We had a great turn out last week for week one of ‘Step to the Beat’. For anyone reading this for the first time, Step to the Beat is a designated hour each Thursday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm during lent, where music will play over a sound system around the perimeter of the track. We are welcoming song suggestions from the Public to add to the playlist. We are also running a competition to win an Easter Hamper, with lines on sale priced at one line for €2, or three lines for €5. Lines will be available to purchase during the Step the Beat Hour at the Clubhouse. This is a fundraiser for the new Sound System and CCTV Cameras at the Club as well as underground cabling totalling €8,500. The feedback from last week was very positive, so please do come along this week for a walk, hop and a skip to your favourite tracks!

Facility Development:
It is envisaged work will commence shortly on the draining of the upper and lower Training Pitches by Allmans Contractors. Plans are also in place to upgrade our car park and increase the number of spaces for parking. More details will be issued in the coming weeks.

2023 Membership (Online & In person):
Athea GAA Membership for 2023 is now open online through Club Force. Player / Track User / Student / Nursery / Club Draw etc options can now be purchased by following the link below, or by searching for ‘Athea GAA’ on Club Force. Membership can also be purchased in person by filling out a form during the ‘Step the Beat’ hour each Thursday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the Club House for the next few weeks.

Club Limerick Draw:
Tickets are currently on sale for the Club Limerick Draw 2023 (formally Mackey Draw). There is a total prize fund of €231,000, which is spread over 10 draws, one per month from March – December. The top prize each month is €10,000, with an additional 29 other prizes each month up for grabs also. The first draw is on Saturday 25th March. Tickets are priced at €100. From every ticket purchased, Athea GAA receives €50. Tickets can be purchased through Athea GAA Club Force, or during the ‘Step the Beat’ hour at the Club House on Thursdays. Please contact any member of Athea GAA if you require any assistance.

U14 County Team:
Congratulations to Jamie Quinn who has been selected for the Limerick County U14 Panel for 2023. We are delighted with this good news, and to have another representative from Athea GAA on a county team.

Athea Ladies:
U16 County Team:
Well done to Grace Hunt who played wing back on U16B team that defeated Cork in the first round of the Munster championship in Martinstown last Sunday on the score line of 4.5 to 2.10
Ladies Training times
U12/U14 Tuesday 6-7
U16/ minor Tuesday 6-7 and Saturday mornings