C.L.G. Áth an tSléibhe 

By Damien Ahern

Athea G.A.A. A.G.M.

Athea G.A.A. A.G.M. took place on Sunday evening last at Con Colbert Hall in front of a large crowd. Chairman Paul Curry welcomed everyone to the A.G.M. and invited Secretary Pat O’Sullivan to read the 2022 secretary’s report. Pat gave a rundown of notable events/achievements during the year, and thanked everyone for their support over his past five years as secretary. Following Pat’s report, Treasurer Mary Ellen Quille gave a run down of the state of our accounts for 2022. Much progress was made in 2022 to merge the various units of the club and to establish a fundraising committee. It was noted that our loan balance remains at €26,400 and a community effort will be required in 2023 to further reduce the balance of our loan. Paul was next to address the crowd present, welcoming especially the younger members of the club who took the time and interest to attend the AGM. The senior members of our club were also well represented, who were all in good and healthy form.

2023 Membership

Membership for 2023 will open soon through Club Force. A 10% discount will be offered for the first few weeks. More details to follow next week.

Operation Transformation – Ireland Light’s Up

We were delighted that our own Derek Byrne was profiled on Operation Transformation recently and that RTE came to our club to capture the enthusiasm of our walkers on Ireland Lights Up nights. Well done to Derek and to all who turned up on the night. The weekly walks continue on Thursday evening at 7pm.

A selection of the crowd at the G.A.A. AGM