By Damien Ahern

Shannon Gaels/Athea U19 football  team who had a great win over Askeaton/ Ballysteen /Kilcornan recently.

Athea Coiste Na Nog – 26th July 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 – Monday @ 7pm in Ballyhahill & Thursday @ 7pm in Glin
U17 – Tuesday @ 8pm in Glin & Friday @ 8pm in Athea

Boys & Girls Hurling Training:
Nursery, U7, U9 & U11 – Sunday @ 11am
U11 – Sunday @ 11am & Wednesday @ 7pm

Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.
Helmet and Hurley’s available for newcomers for the first few weeks.
Accepting children from Athea and outside Athea.

Boys Hurling Training:
U13 – Sunday @ 11am & Wednesday @ 7pm

Please bring Gum shields and water.

This week’s Coiste fixtures: 

Wednesday 27th July
U17 Boys Football – Croom V Shannon Geals Athea in Croom V35EW24 @ 7pm.

Thursday 28th July
U13 Boys Football – Athea V Mungret St Pauls in Athea @ 7pm.

U15 Boys Football – Shannon Gaels Athea V Fr. Casey’s in Ballyhahill @ 7pm.

U16 Ladies
The U16 girls play the 3rd round of their championship V Monagea in Athea this Thursday evening 28th July at 6. We wish them the best of luck.

Junior Ladies 
Athea ladies are preparing for the start of the championship on Sunday Aug 7th where they play Groody Gaels away at 11 am.

14/8/22 Home to Galtee Gaels at 11
23/8/22 Away to Ahane at 7 pm
28/8/22 Home to St Ailbes at 11

Ladies Training
U5 – U10 training Friday at 6.30
U12 training Tuesdays 6-7
U14/U16 Training Wednesday 6-7

U17 Men’s

The Shannon Gaels U17 Footballers are playing Croom away on this Wednesday July 27th at 7pm, in round 2 of the County Championship.

U19 Men’s

Shannon Gaels/Athea 1-13  Adare 0-11

This was our first home game after the win away against Ballylanders in round one. This was a good game played in Athea on Tuesday evening last. The first half was very even but we pulled away in the last 10 minutes, with our defence getting on top to prevent an Adare comeback. Team Aiden Fogarty, Michael O Shea, Maurice Fitzgerald, Gearoid O Sullivan, Martin McNamara, Hugh O Donnell, James Lee, Eoin O Shea, Cormac Thompson, Michael Tierney, T.J. Hunt, Gavin Ambrose, Cillian O Connor, Evan Curry and Eoin Murphy, subs,  Gearoid Woulfe, A.J. Behan, James Broderick, Dermot Pierse, Killian McDonagh and Calum Buckley.

U19 Football Round 3

Shannon Gaels/Athea 3-16 Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan 2-12

Both teams went into this game unbeaten and they served up a fantastic contest of the highest standard before a good crowd in Ballyhahill on Thursday evening last. The final score flattered us a little bit as we were hanging on to a one point lead, late in the game when we broke from defence with lightning speed for Eoin O Shea to score a cracking goal. We followed this up with our 3rd goal from A.J. Behan straight from the kick out  to give us a 7 point win. There were excellent performances throughout the field which was a credit to the players as they were playing their second game in 3 days. We have now topped our group and we move onto the knockout stages with confidence after 3 victories.

Team: Aiden Fogarty, Michael O Shea, Gearoid Woulfe, Gearoid O Sullivan, Martin McNamara, Hugh O’Donnell(JC) Maurice Fitzgerald, Cormac Thompson, Eoin O’ Shea, Michael Tierney, T.J. Hunt(JC), Zac Behan, Evan Curry, Gavin Ambrose, Killian McDonagh, Subs Pierse O’Brien, A.J. Behan, Eoin Murphy, James Broderick, Cillian O Connor, James Lee and Billy Hogan.

Club Draw

Tickets are now on sale for the Athea GAA Club Development Draw 2022, with the first draw to take place in late July. 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.

Photo – Shannon Gaels/Athea U19 football  team who had a great win over Askeaton/ Ballysteen /Kilcornan recently.