By Damien Ahern

Athea GAA – ‘Rising Above Together’

The last few months has brought its own challenges for us all, and indeed for our Club. Ambitious fundraising initiatives as well as our regular Church Gate Collections are on hold and we are now concentrating our efforts on our Club Development Draw to bring in some much-needed revenue. Funds raised will allow us to continue our club activities and progress our Club Development Plan for the benefit of all units of Athea GAA. Tickets are priced at just €50, a cost that can be shared by a group of friends, a family or work colleagues. We would like to thank you all for supporting our fundraising efforts over the last number of years, we are beyond grateful. We now appeal to the generosity of our community to help us ‘rise above together’.

Tickets can be purchased online through clubforce by following the steps below;

  1. Follow the link Alternatively, visit, 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.

Boys U14

Athea 3-9 Ballybrown 1-3

The under 14s had another good win on Wednesday night last away to Ballybrown, Calum Buckley was outstanding on the night as was, as was Tomás Ahern, Evan Curry, Jamie Collins, Jack Sexton and Louis O’Sullivan. Team: Tomás Ahern, Louis O’Sullivan, Tadhg Ahern, Sean Twomey, Calum Buckley, Ciarán Hunt, Evan Curry, Jamie Collins, Jack Sexton, Rory Cleary, Michael Kelly, Fionn Histon, Alex Quinn, Jim Ahern and Peter Coolahan.

Boys U16

Athea 2-2 Caherconlish 4-9

The under 16s made the long journey to Caherconlish on Monday evening and after a hard-fought game they came out second best. Their next game is at home to Blackrock on Monday Sept 21st

Men’s Minor

The U18s were well beaten by a strong Knockaderry team in Athea on Friday night last.

Athea Ladies

Our U8s, U10s U12s and U14s teams were all in action over the past week. They are gaining more confidence and getting stronger each game they play. The Junior Ladies team continue to train hard in preparation for their semi-final appearance on September 26th.