Athea GAA Club Notes:
All Ireland Final Tickets:
Tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final will be issued through clubs only.
Athea GAA Club members should send their requests for tickets (stand or terrace) stating the name of who each ticket is for. Priority will be given to club volunteers and supporters of our Club Draw and Limerick Development Draw.
As demand is expected to exceed supply, unfortunately not all ticket requests will be satisfied. Please send your requests by WhatsApp to 087 4763313, by 8.30pm, Tuesday July 11th.
Split the Bucket:
Congratulations to Eileen Kelly who was last week’s Split the Bucket winner, going home with €216. The next draw will take place on July 17th. Envelopes can be purchased at Brown Joes, Dick Whites, Collins Shop, O’ Riordan’s Pharmacy, Batts , Athea Credit Union, Bingo at Con Colbert Hall on Friday nights, and during events at Pairc na nGael. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
Club Development Draw:
Tickets are now on Sale for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw. This year, the top prize each month will be an amazing €1,000! Total prize fund is €7,200. Funds raised from this draw will go towards Development Projects including improvements to the carpark and training pitches. Tickets are priced at €50 and can be purchased from any of our sellers, or online through Club Force. The link for Club Force is on our social media pages.
We hosted the county intermediate championship game also on Friday last between Gerald Griffins and Glin, with a large crowd attending.
Athea Junior Football Team
Round 2 V Cappamore
In Clarina 07/07/23
Athea 1-06 Cappamore 2-5
We played Cappamore in Clarina on Friday night last, hoping to get our championship up and running after the disappointment of an opening round loss to Granagh/Ballingarry last week. There were three changes to the team from the previous week with Jack O’Connor, Jonathan Fitzgerald and Padraig Reidy all coming into the starting team. There was a long period of no scoring before Cappamore got the first score and indeed goal of the game. The followed this quicky with a point from close range. We got our first score through Darren
Murphy with Eoin O’Shea having moved into midfield this week to the fore. He then got a nice score himself off his left foot. Andrew O’Riordan was next to slot over, leaving us just a point behind after a poor start. Cappamore killed all our momentum however with their second goal, rolling into an empty net after some confusion in the square. That was the end of the scoring for the first half. We started the second half well with David O’Connor from wing back getting a lovely score. Cappamore responded with a point of their own, leaving the score at 0-04 to 2-02. We were playing well enough at this stage and we looked like we would get something out of the game when we got our own fortuitous goal to leave us just a point behind. Two subs, Mark Reidy and Sean Ryan then combined for Sean to get us back to a point as again as Cappamore had responded to our previous score. We drew level through Kevin Murphy however. All the good work came to nothing however as Cappamore pulled away with two points in
the dying moments. We have a few weeks break now to regroup before the third game. Team: Kieran Hartnett, Padraig Reidy, Martin Chawke, Tommy Quaid, David O’Connor, Alan Kelly, Michael Dalton, Jionatahn Fitzgerald, Eoin O’Shea, Darren Murphy, Shane Mulvihill, Michael Tierney, Jack O;Connor, Andrew O’Riordan and Kevin Murphy. Subs used; Eoin Sheehan, T.J. Hunt, Sean Ryan, and Mark Reidy.
The u 17s played 3 matches over the last 10 days in preparation for the first round of the championship v Newcastle West in athea on Wednesday July 26th. The following players took part in at least one of the games, home and away to Askeaton/Ballysteen/kilcornan and at home to St Kierans. Team – Tomás Ahern, Luke Buckley, Harry Fitzgerald, Ciarán Hunt, Sean Twomey, Rory Cleary, Calum Buckley, Jamie Collins, Jim Culhane, Evan Curry, Tadhg Ahern, Aiden Healy, Jack Sexton, Adam Bennett, Fergal Leahy, Conor Fitzgerald, Donach Daly, Jack Adams, we are hopeful long term injuries to Séamus Dillane and James Hunt clear up soon.
Well done to our u8 girls who played Fr Casey’s Wednesday evening in a blitz. Their skill and determination improves week in week out.
Hard luck to our U16 ‘s who were beaten by Monagea in the second round of the championship in a tough encounter on Monday night.
U14 Championship 1st round
Athea Vs Granagh / Ballingarry
Wednesday July 19th
in Athea at 7.30
Áth an tSléibhe – Coiste na nÓg –11ú Iúil
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.
U8 Girls Football
The Athea U8 Girls played Fr Caseys last Wednesday evening in Athea. Both teams played very well on the night and everyone got the chance to show off their football skills that they have been working on at training every week. Well done Girls keep it up.
Cluichí Coiste na seachtaine seo: This week’s Coiste fixtures:
Thursday 13th July U13 Boys Football – Athea V Shannon Gaels in Athea @ 7pm
Nótaí Eile: Other Notes:
Cúl Camp This year’s Cúl Camp is taking place this week in Páirc na nGael in Athea with nearly 100 kids attending. We hope the children attending have a fun-filled week.