Athea GAA Club Notes:

Limerick Minor Footballers:
Best of luck to Evan Curry, Calum Buckley and James Hunt and the rest of the Limerick U17 football team when they play Tipperary in Mallow this Thursday May 11th at 7pm in the Munster championship phase 1 final. Tickets need to be purchased in advance by following the link on our facebook page. The club is organising a bus to the game in Mallow to support our 3 Athea players. Bus cost is €15. Please contact 087 6379116 if interested.

Clothes collection:
Club will be holding a Clothes Collection over next month. Bags of clothes can be dropped off at the Clubhouse meeting room anytime until Monday 15th May at 9 am
If the meeting room is closed these can be left in the public toilet.
We will accept the following
✅ women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, handbags, belts, all paired shoes, curtains, bed linen, towels and blankets
🚫 just NO PILLOWS OR DUVETS or toys

U8 / U10 Ladies:
Well done to our U8’s and U10’s who played Croom and Mountcollins respectively last Wednesday night. Thanks to Croom for their hospitality in hosting our U8’s and well done to Mountcollins who played their very first U10 LGFA game.

U14 Ladies County team:
Well done to Maeve Murphy and Geraldine Carmody who played in the All Ireland series at the weekend. Limerick are now through to the All Ireland U14 Championship Quarter Finals on Saturday 13th May where they will play Offaly. Venues TBC.:
Round 1: Limerick 1-10 Longford 2 – 06
Round 2: Limerick 1- 04 Monaghan 2 -06
Round 3: Limerick 4 -8 Louth 1 – 10
Best of luck to the team and management this weekend.

U14 Ladies:
Well done to our U14s who beat Drom / Broadford on last Wednesday night on the score line 4.7 to 4.1. Great credit to both teams on a great exhibition of football.

U15 Feile:
Well done to our U15 team who took part in Feile on Sunday. In the group stages they played Ballylanders and the Dromin / Athlacca / Banagoe . Although they were defeated in both they give a great account of themselves. They were a credit to their parents, management and the Club.

U16 Ladies:
Hard luck to our U16 team who were defeated by a strong Monagea team on Monday night. They girls gave 100% up till the final whistle

Ladies Fixtures:
Our adult team will play the final round of the league next Sunday 14th May V Knockainey at 7pm in Athea
We wish them the best of luck:
Ladies Minor League final
Our minors are preparing for their league final V Cappagh.
We wish the team and management the best of luck
Áth an tSléibhe – Coiste na nÓg –9ú Bealtaine 2023.

Traenáil Peile Buachaillí & Cailíní:
Boys & Girls Football Training
Nursery,U7,U9 & U11 – Dé hAoine (Friday) @ 6.30pm
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.

Traenáil Peile Buachaillí:
Boys Football Training
U13 – Dé Luain (Monday) @ 6.30pm
U15 – Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm in Athea & Dé hAoine (Friday) @ 7pm in Glin
U17 – Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm in Glin & Dé hAoine (Friday) @ 8pm in Athea

Traenáil Iomána Buachaillí & Cailíní:
Boys & Girls Hurling Training:
Nursery, U7 & U9 – Dé Domhnaigh (Sunday) @ 10am
U11 – Dé Domhnaigh (Sunday) @ 10am and Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out
Limited number of Helmet and Hurley’s available for newcomers for first few weeks.

Traenáil Iomána Buachaillí:
Boys Hurling Training:
U13 – Dé Domhnaigh (Sunday) @ 10am and Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm
Tabhair leat sciatha Guma agus uisce le do thoil.
Please bring Gum shields and water.

Membership for all Coiste Na Nog members (Nursery to U 17) needs to be paid ASAP.

U7 Boys & Girls Football
Athea U7 footballers had their first blitz of the year hosted by Monagea GAA last Saturday morning. They played 3 matches vs Feoghane/Castlemahon, Mountcollins and Feenagh. Great fun had by all.Well done everyone. Our next match is an away blitz hosted by Askeaton Ballysteen Kilcornan on Saturday 20th May.

U13 Football League Rd 2
We played our first home game of the league on Thursday evening against Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan (ABK). It rained throughout the game making conditions difficult for both teams. Athea started strongly however we were not able to convert our dominance into scores and kicked several wides in the first half. The score at half time was Athea 1:03 to ABK 0:00 the highlight of which was a rocket of a goal from Liam Og Reidy who gathered the breaking ball on the
13 yard line and struck a powerful shot to the roof of the net. Eventually in the second half we got to grips with the conditions and were more accurate in front of goals with some great scores from
Aaron Hunt, Shane Ahern and Mark Collins. The match finished Athea 3:06 to ABK 0:00 with ABK battling until the end and making Athea work hard for every score. Athea had great performance on
the evening from Jack Leahy, Tony Ambrose & Liam Og Reidy and the introduction of 5 subs in the second half also had a positive impact on the game with Jo Scanlon & Eoin Ahern playing excellently when introduced.
Panel: Tom Mullane, Jamie Brosnan, Kane Brouder, Paddy O’Connor, Cathal Fitzgerald, Jack Leahy, Tony Ambrose, Mark Collins, Daniel Hunt, Aaron Hunt, Aaron Broderick, Tadhg Hunt, Conor Leach,
John Ahern, Liam Og Reidy, Jo Scanlon, Eoin Ahern, Se Ahern, Nathan Ambrose, Shane Ahern. Our next match is away to Monagea on May 18th

Athea National School Hurling Team:
Athea National School played there first ever hurling match on Wednesday in a Athea against Dromtrasna National School. It was a great occasion and for there first outing as a school’s team they played brilliantly against a very strong Dromtrasna team. Many thanks to Martin Scannell and Anne Marie Horgan for organising this match.
School Panel: Clodagh O’Mahony, Kane Brouder, Jack Leahy, Aarron Hunt, Paddy O’Connor, Mark Collins, Jamie Brosnan, Loren Healy, Shauna Collins, Se Ahern, Tadhg Hunt, Nathan Ambrose, Cathal

Cluichí Coiste na seachtaine seo:
This week’s Coiste fixtures:
Tuesday 9th May
U11 Boys & Girls Football – Athea V Monagea in Athea @ 6.45pm
Thursday 11th May
U13 Boys Hurling – Athea V Claughaun in Athea @ 7pm
Friday 12th May
U9 Boys & Girls Hurling – Blitz away to Askeaton Ballysteen Kilcornan and Croagh Kilfinny Adare @ 7pm
Saturday 13th May
U7 Boys & Girls Hurling – Blitz at home to Rathkeale and Askeaton Ballysteen Kilcornan @10:30am