Athea Parish Festival
Plans are well afoot for the parish festival which takes place from Friday, August 15th to Sunday, August 24th. Events include a Traditional open air concert, a barman’s race, soccer tournament, Céilí, barbecue, tug-of-war, indoor soccer and basketball tournaments, pub quiz, GAA tournament, short plays presented by Athea Drama Group and a 5k fun run plus music sessions in the pubs. It is great to see a festival being resurrected again in the village and let’s hope the weather will be good and that all the events will be well supported.
Athea Fishing Club Outing
A great day was had by all our Juvenile Anglers at Glasha Lake last Saturday, July 19th. In all 34 magnificent trout were caught, measured and released to fight another day.
This competition was run off in glorious sunshine with a slight cool breeze to keep the fish in a hungry mood. Our big thanks to Pat Higgins in allowing us to fish the lake and going out of his way in netting and measuring each catch. Also very noticeable in Glasha lake was the sound and chirping of moorhens, known to many as water hens, among the reeds. These lovely creatures were to be found in abundance all along our lovely river Gale until the dreaded mink put a stop to their tracks many years ago. Also thanks to our senior anglers who came along and helped make this a great day and occasion for our juniors. Thanks to Paudie Mulvihill for transporting them to and from the fishing grounds. Winners were as follows:
Billy Histon Shield U16: 1st.-Sean Sheehan. 2nd.-Josh Tebbs. 3rd.-Nicole Fitzgerald.
Tossie Carroll Cup U12: 1st. Leigh Ann Mulvihill. 2nd.-Conor Fitzgerald. 3rd.-Shauna Sweeney.
Paddy Drury Cup U10: 1st.-Leah Wall. 2nd.-Leona Wall. 3rd.-Adel O’Sullivan.