By Damien Ahern

Coiste Na Nog – 24th May 2022

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

Boys Hurling Training:

U11 & U13 – Wednesday @ 7pm

Please bring Gum shields and water.

Membership for all Coiste Na Nog members (Nursery to U17) needs to be paid ASAP

This week’s Coiste fixtures:

Tuesday 24th May

U11 Boys & Girls Hurling Blitz – Athea V Drom Broadford in Athea @ 6:45pm

Wednesday 25th May

U15 Boys Football Challenge – Finuge V Shannon Geals Athea in Finuge @ 7:30pm

Thursday 26th May

U13 Boys Hurling League – Athea V Cloughan in Athea @ 7pm

Friday 27th May

U9 Boys & Girls Hurling Blitz – Athea V Croagh Kilfinny in Athea @ 6:45pm

Saturday 28th May

U7 Boys & Girls Hurling Blitz – Athea V Croagh Kilfinny in Athea @ 10:30am

Tuesday 31st May

U11 Boys & Girls Football Blitz – Athea V St. Kierans in Athea @ 6:45pm

U11 Football
We had 21 players available on Tuesday evening last for the 4th round of the league. We hosted Granagh/Ballingarry in Athea and were able to field two strong teams. Both Athea teams played exceptional football on the evening demonstrating all their skills, teamwork and spirit against very strong and skilful opposition. This bunch of Athea players are an absolute credit to themselves and their parents and continue to improve with every training session and match. All players were excellent with exceptional performances from John Ahern, Loren Healy, Eoin Ahern, Jontie Weiling, Anna Murphy, and Jack Leahy. Special thanks to referees Derek Byrne and James McCarthy

Athea Maroon:
Ruairi Carmody, Jack Leahy, Lily Carmody, Loren Healy, Tiarnan Fitzgerald, Se Ahern, John Ahern, Nathan Ambrose, Liam Og Reidy, Toni Nolan, Tadhg Hunt

Athea White:
Eoin Ahern, Jontie Weiling, Conor Leach, Aaron Hunt, Cathal Fitzgerald, Shauna Collins, Anna Murphy, Shane Ahern, Oisin McCarthy, Aine Ahern,

U13 Football League

We travelled to Foynes on Thursday last to play St. Senan’s in Round 4 of the league. We had been training very well, improving in every match and were hopeful of our first win in the competition. We played against the wind in the first half and dominated possession for the majority of the half however we also kicked 15 wides leaving the score at 2 points apiece at the break. We started the second half strongly and started converting our possession into scores with a brilliant goal from Aaron Broderick and a great point on the run from Daniel Hunt after fielding the kick-out. St Senan’s to their credit never gave up and pushed hard for scores towards the end and after a tense finish we recorded our first victory of the league on a score line of Athea 1:04 to St. Senan’s 0:03. Athea had brilliant performances from all players with our backs only conceding 3 points, our midfield running themselves into the ground and our forwards looking dangerous throughout. Our three subs also made a back contribution when introduced in the second half.

Team: Jamie Brosnan, Paddy O’Connor, Daniel Leahy, Jack Leahy, Tom Mullane, Jamie Quinn, Tony Ambrose, Daniel Hunt, Mark Collins, Arron Broderick, Conor Fennelly, Daniel Broderick, Patrick Healy, Mark Ahern, Tadhg Hunt, Conor Leach, Aaron Hunt and Cathal Fitzgerald.

Club Draw

Tickets are now on sale for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in August. Tickets are priced at just €50 which covers entry into all 5 draws over 5 months with a total prize fund of €7,200. Tickets can be purchased online through clubforce by following the link–
Tickets can also be purchased by contacting any of our usual sellers. Many thanks to everyone for your continued support, allowing us to continue to invest in our facilities at Pairc na nGael.