By Damien Ahern

Healthy Athea Club 

Healthy Athea is promoting participation in the My Mind Matters Initiative which runs from October 10th to October 30th 2021.

Participants are invited to download the MyLife App on their phones and to set aside 30 mins five days a week for an activity (walking, running, cycling, yoga etc.) that boosts their mental health, and record this activity on the App. If participants collectively record 30,000 days of activity on the MyLife App, then Irish Life will donate €10,000 to Samaritans Ireland.

Participants will also have the chance of winning great prizes for our club, with any participant reaching their weekly target entered into a draw for weekly prizes.  One lucky participant will also win an expert coaching & wellbeing event with Oisin Mc Convilee for our club.

Healthy Tuesday

Healthy Athea are starting a Healthy Tuesday commencing on the12th of October where walkers and joggers can meet up for an hour at the track between 7.30pm – 8.30pm. It will run each Tuesday up until Christmas, where some social events will also be planned to coincide with the Tuesday night meet ups. This will set us up nicely for the Operation Transformation Initiative which will begin in the new year.

U13 Boys

Athea 5-3  Dromin Athlacca Banogue 6-5


Tony Ahern,  Tomas Ahern,  Eric Barrett, Jamie Lee Flynn, Tom Ahern, Thomas Barrett, Jamie  O’Mahony,  Jamie Quinn, Eoin Brosnan, Patrick Healy, Daniel Leahy, Daniel  Hunt, Tony Ambrose,  Mark Collins,  Mark Ahern, Paddy O’Connor, Tom Mullane, Jamie Brosnan, Aaron  Broderick  and Daniel Broderick. 

Coaches – Mike Flynn, Luke Gleeson, Pierse O’Brien and TJ Hunt.

U15 Boys

County Div 3 Shield  Semifinal v Ballybrown  Saturday  Oct 9th at 11am in Ballybrown

The U15s are playing  this much anticipated game next  Saturday,  we have a small  panel but they are very dedicated to training and if we have everyone available and injury free,  we have a chance of getting  to the final.

Panel – Tomas Ahern, Sean Twomey, Tadhg Ahern, Ciaran Hunt, Jamie Collins, Calum Buckley, Tomas Ahern, Evan Curry, James Hunt, Jack Sexton, Rory Cleary, Louis O Sullivan, Alex Quinn, Timmy O Keeffe, Jim Ahern,  Eric Barrett, Jamie Quinn  and Tom Ahern.

Upcoming Fixture 

Round 3 Ladies Junior Championship Athea v Groody Gaels in Athea at 2.30 Sunday 10th October

Athea Ladies Club Clothing Collection

Our Club will be running another Clothes Collection this week.

Club meeting room will be open at the following times to drop off bags of clothes

Tuesday 5th October 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Wednesday 6th October 7.15 – 8.15 pm

Thursday 7th October 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Friday 8th October 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Sunday 10th October 11.15 am – 12.30 and 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

We will accept the following

women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, handbags, belts, all paired shoes, curtains, bed linen, towels and blankets


Good Wishes 

Our club would like to wish Mark Reidy and Anita Quinn a wonderful few days ahead as they prepare for their wedding day. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness (and football!).

U13 Football  panel who played Dromin Athlacca Banogue  in the County Shield Final last Saturday in Mick Neville Park.