Our U8 footballers did very well winning the Shield competition in the Nigel Buicke tournament in Castlemahon on Friday evening last. We played a very strong Feohanagh/Castlemhon in our first game and despite our best efforts it was the home team who won out at the final whistle. We then played Mountcollins in the Shield Final shortly afterwards. This was a super game of football and our young boys and girls gave it their all. All the skills of Gaelic football were on display in this match. The kicking, soloing, hand passing and scoring was a joy to behold for all who had travelled to support this team. At the final whistle Athea had won, Captain Brid Hunt accepted the shield on behalf of the team and Limerick Minor hurler Seamus Flanagan presented the whole team with medals. We would like to thank Feohanagh/Castlemahon for inviting us to the tournament and for all the lovely treats afterwards and also to the parents and families who travelled to support this young team. Team: Brid Hunt, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Hunt, Fionn Histon, Jamie Collins, Jack Sexton, James Hunt, Rory Cleary, Niamh Ambrose, Ailisa Ahern, Tomás Ahern, Aisling Donovan, Aoife Sheahan.