By Damien Ahern

Strategic Plan Meeting

A public meeting regarding the development of the Athea GAA Three Year Plan will take place this Thursday April 28th at Con Colbert Hall at 8pm. All club members, or anyone interested in contributing towards the plan are asked to attend. Come along and be part of the plan!

Best of luck to Adelle 

The Club would like to wish Adelle O’Sullivan the very best of luck in the All Ireland Scór na nÓg finals in Killarney on Sunday. No matter what the result on the day, we are all very proud of you to have reached the All Ireland finals.

Cúl Camp

Registration for Cúl Camp is now open online at The camp takes place in Athea from 11th – 15th of July 2022. This year the camp will be for Football, Ladies Football and Hurling. Limited spaces available.

Hurleys and Helmets Wanted
Athea has a great tradition of playing hurling either with Athea or Templeglantine. Hurling within the club was once again reignited 3 years ago, and as a young club, it is continuing to grow. So to continue this growth we are looking for your old but functional hurleys or helmets that are no longer used. All sizes will be accepted and can be dropped to the clubhouse any Sunday morning between 11 & 12.Thank you for your support.

Coiste Na Nog 
Boys & Girls Football Training:
Nursery, U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11 – Friday @ 6:30pm
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.
Boys Football Training:
U13 – Monday @ 6:30pm
U15 – Wednesday @ 7pm in Athea & Friday @ 7pm in Glin
U17 – Wednesday @ 7pm in Glin
Boys & Girls Hurling Training:
Nursery, U7, U9 & U11 – Sunday @ 11am
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.
Helmet and Hurley’s available for newcomers for first few weeks.
Accepting children from ALL areas of West Limerick
Boys Hurling Training:
U13 – Wednesday @ 7pm
Please bring Gum shields and water.
Membership for all Coiste Na Nog members (Nusery to U17) needs to be paid ASAP
This week’s Coiste fixtures:
Tuesday 26th April
U11 Boys & Girls Hurling League – Athea V Knockaderry in Athea @ 6:45pm
Thursday 28th April
U13 Boys Hurling Div 3A – Crecora Manister V Athea in Crecora (V94 EH95) @ 6:30pm
Friday 29th April
U9 Boys & Girls Hurling League – Athea V Feenagh Kileedy in Athea @ 6:45pm
Saturday 30th April
U7 Boys & Girls Hurling League – Athea V Knockaderry in Athea @ 10:30
Tuesday 3rd May
U11 Boys Football Div 3A – Monagea V Athea in Monagea V42 DY83 @ 6:45pmWell done to the U7s who played Rathkeale in a blitz and the U9s who played Granagh/ Ballingarry recently

U13 Football
Athea travelled by bus to play St. Patricks (Limerick City) on Thursday April 21st in the second round of the league. St Patricks were very strong however to Athea’s credit we battled for the entire match and kick some lovely scores. Unfortunately for Athea St. Patrick found the net twice in the second half to run out comfortably winners. This was a great experience for our young team to travel to Limerick City to take on a proud St. Patricks club. Training continues at 6:30 every Monday and next game is at home to Monagea on May 05th at 7pm.
Team: Jamie Brosnan, Jack Leahy, Daniel Leahy, Paddy O’Connor, Tony Ambrose, Daniel Hunt, Tadhg Hunt, Jamie Quinn, Mark Collins, Daniel Broderick, Mark Ahern, Aaron Hunt, Patrick Healy, Aaron Broderick, Conor Leach,

U11 Football
We played our second league match against St. Senans in Athea on Tuesday evening last on a beautiful evening for football. We had 18 players and were able to field two even teams of 9 a-side.

All our players got full game time which is vital at this age and each and every player were excellent with great teamwork, excellent scores and a very high level of skill on display from both teams.
Special thanks to Derek Byrne & TJ Hunt for refereeing on the evening.
Athea White:
Anna Murphy, Lily Carmody, Ruairi Carmody, Jontie Weiling, Tiarnan Fitzgerald, Cathal Fitzgerald, Loren Healy, Aaron Hunt, Tadhg Hunt,
Athea Maroon:
Nathan Ambrose, Se Ahern, Conor Leach, Eoin Ahern, John Ahern, Shauna Collins, Liam Og Reidy, Shane Ahern, Jack Leahy

U 19 Football
The U 19 Shannon Gaels/Athea team have their first league match on Friday May 6th away to Ballylanders. their  second game will be after the leaving cert.

Junior A League

Athea B 0-10 Granagh/Ballingarry 0-15
G/B were hot favourites for a big win as they are the 2021 county Junior B champions and are also in the Munster Junior B  Championship final. Our boys put in a fantastic performance to push them all the way in Athea last Sunday evening. We had a mixture of youth and experience on duty and they gelled really well, playing some very attractive football. They defended stoutly and got some nice scores, the pick of which was an excellent point from cornerback Eoin Sheahan after  running the length of the pitch.
Team Colin Broderick, Ray Brouder, Connor Fitzgerald, Eoin Sheahan,(0-1) Philip Daly, Micheál Dalton, Luke Gleeson, Martin Chawke(0-1), Alan Kelly, Jason Kelly, T.J. Hunt(0-7) David O Connor, Jack Hunt, Evan Wallace, Michael Tierney, subs, Colm Hassett(0-1), Gearoid O Sullivan, Eoin Horgan and Dan McMahon.

Clothes Collection
The ladies club will be running a clothes collection up to Monday May 9th.
So start collecting up any unwanted items of clothing !
And bring them to the club house.
women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, handbags, belts, all paired shoes, curtains, bed linen, towels and blankets