Athea Utd.

by Pat Mulvihill



Saturday, August 20th

Limerick Desmond U/19 League Cup

Athea Utd at home to Kilcornan at 2.30pm.


Wednesday, August 24th

Limerick Desmond U/19 League Cup

Athea Utd away to Abbeyfeale Utd at 6.30pm.


Thursday, August 25th

U/16 Division 2

Athea Utd home to Ballingarry at 6.45pm


Thursday, September 1st

U16 Division 2

Athea Utd away to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 6.45pm


NOTE – Youths season (U/18s) will commence on Saturday, August 27th and Junior season will commence on Friday, August 26th





U/10s training will commence on Wednesday, August 31st from 6 to 7pm


U/12s training will commence on tomorrow week, Thursday, August 25th from 6 to 7 pm.


U/8s training will be on Saturdays at 11am and will be commencing shortly. Further details will be in our club notes.


U/14s Mondays from 6 to 7 pm.

U/16s Fridays from 6.30pm to 8 pm.

Youths on Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30pm.

Junior Bs on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm.




U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.

U/14s €25 per player.

U/16s €30 per player.

Youths €35 per player.

Junior As and Bs €50 per player.

For example a family with an U/8 player and an U/10 player the membership will be €30 while a family with an U/12 player and an U/16 the membership will be €40.

UNDERAGE FAMILY DISCOUNT – There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – In line with club policy no player(s) will be allowed play for Athea Utd in the schoolboy league or junior league until they have their membership paid. All managers are to collect the respective membership and to implement this club policy.



The results of our lottery draw for Monday, August 15th at Batts Bar Joe’s are as follows -Jackpot was €8600. Numbers drawn were 16, 17, 21, 32. No Jackpot winner.

Lucky Dips to Patie O’Sullivan, Lower Athea. Sinead Connor c/o Kostal. Rick Daly, Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale. Patie O’Sullivan, Lower Athea. Bridget King, Ardagh.

Sellers Brown Joe’s & Denis Murphy.

New Jackpot will be €8,700 on Monday, August 22nd at The Gables.


Coiste na nÓg

by Jacqueline O’Connor


Under 8

The under 8 footballers played a return game with Duagh on Friday evening last in Duagh.  We were without some players notably Eoin O’ Shea and Michael Tierney, but we still had a pretty strong team. In the first half, we played some outstanding football defending well and getting some good scores. We made a lot of changes at half time to give players a chance to play in different positions which should make them better footballers. Duagh got on top for a lot of the second half but we finished strong with a couple of late goals to make it very close at the finish. Panel: Gavin Ambrose, Andrew O’Riordan, Adam Byrne, Meadhbh Donovan, T.J. Hunt, Rory O’Mahony, Daire O’Shea, Gearóid O’Sullivan, Conor Mullane and James Hunt.


Under 10’s

Our under 10 footballers travelled to Ballyhahill on Friday night last to take part in a Blitz which included teams from St. Kieran’s, Gerald Griffin’s and St. Senan’s. Playing three matches in total, the first against Gerald Griffin’s in which Athea did very well with our defenders on top through out the game and our midfield and forwards scoring some great points and goals. Our second match was against St. Senan’s and we were on the back foot in the first half as St. Senan’s were playing very well. But in the second half, we played much better and took our scores very well when the chances came our way. Our last match was against a very strong St. Kieran’s side, but all the boys and girls did very well and kept going till the final whistle. Our under 10’s are continuing to improve and are making great progress as the year goes by. We would like to thank Gerald Griffin’s for hosting the blitz and for the treats afterwards. Team: Jack O’Connor, David O’Connor, Ciara O’Shea, Thomas McEnery, Eoin Sheahan, Luke Gleeson, Alex McEldowney, Aibhilín Murphy, Sarah O’Connor, Jason Dillon, Jack Hunt & Aidan Curry.


U-6’s U8’s& U-10’s:

Training for the U6’s, U8’s & U10’s continues this Friday evening 19th of August at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael.


Training for the U-12’s continues this Wednesday evening 17th of August at 7pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:50pm.


Training for the U-14’s continues Tuesday evening the 23rd of August at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:20pm.


Training for the U-16’s continues Sunday evening 21st of August at 6pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 5:50pm.


Wednesday 17th of August:
U13’s County Semi-final:
Athea U13’s at home to Claughan in the County Semi-final this evening Wednesday 17th of August at 7pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:30pm.

Thursday 25th of August:
Athea U12’s are away to Feohanagh/Castlemahon on Thursday 25th of August at 6:45pm. Cars leaving the village at 6pm.


Coiste na nÓg on line:

You can now view all our notes, fixtures, results and pictures of Athea Coiste na nÓg on the Athea GAA website. Just go to and click on the ” Coiste Main Page” for all the latest news and information on the Club.


Feale Rangers:
Athea and Mountcollins are combined this year at minor (under 18) called Feale Rangers and are unbeaten so far this year with five wins out of five. It looks like they are in The West Limerick Minor A final with the opposition still unknown. The main contenders are Newcastle West,  Shannon Rangers (Glin/Gerald Griffin’s) or Cois Sionna (St Senan’s/Askeaton/Ballysteen and Kilcornan).  Feale Rangers defeated Adare on Sunday night in Athea with two late goals from Maurice Hayes and a Pa Delee penalty making the win look more comfortable than it was. The final score was Feale Rangers 3-12, Adare 1-9. Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Mike Mullane,  William Finnegan, Thomas Sexton, Mark Horgan, Denis Greaney, Stephen Cahill, Kevin O’Mahony, Matthew Brouder, Kevin Murphy, Cian O’Sullivan, Pa Delee, Jamie O’Brien, Maurice Hayes, Jamie O’Mahony. Subs: Gary Vaughan and Denis Collins.


Athea G.A.A.

by Sean Ahern


We defeated Cappamore on a score line of 1-12 to 3-4 in the 4th round of the intermediate football championship. The game was played in Clarina last Friday evening. This was a tough, physical encounter right from the throw-in.  We lead by a point at the break 1-6 to 2-2. We scored six points from play in the second half and had a five point lead going into the last few minutes. With the game in injury time Cappamore scored a goal to pull it back to just two points. We held on to secure two valuable points.

Overall a good display of character by the team, the only disappointing thing was the conceding of three goals from play. There were good displays from Tom Collins, Neilus Hunt and Kevin O’Keeffe. The format of the competition means the top team in our group secures a semi-final spot and the next two teams secure a quarter final spot. Currently Oola are top on 6 points, we  lie in second place on 6 points and Gerald Griffins are in 3rd place on 5 points. Our last game is against Mountcollins who lie in 4th place on 4 points. It is still all to play for in the last round game so we will need to be at our best to secure a win. Date of match not fixed yet.



The Club would like to thank Paul Collins of Collins’ Bar for his recent sponsorship towards the club and minor team.



The minor team defeated Adare last Sunday evening on a scoreline 3-12 to 1-09. We are now top of the table going into our last game against St. Mary’s/Sean Finns. There is great talent in this team from both Athea and Mountcollins. A win next day out should see us qualify for the knock-out stages in the championship.

, Kevin Mahony, Mike Mullane, Mark Horgan, Tomas Sexton, Jeremiah Naughton [MT], Matthew Brouder [MT] and Sean Casey[MT] Front Row L to R: Kevin Murphy, Denis Collins [MT], Denis Greaney, Kian O’Sullivan [MT], Pa Delee [MT], Jamie O’Brien [MT], Maurice Hayes, Jamie Mahony [MT] and Stephen Cahill [MT] Missing from Photo: Mark O’ Connor, Ryan Carroll, Shane Mulvihill & Dylan Griffin “]

Athea Fishing Club

Our 2nd outing this year for the juveniles is on this Saturday 20th August at Ballyhass Lake. The bus will leave The Gables at 10.30am and back to The Top of the Town afterwards for food and refreshments. €5 per child for the bus.


All children between the ages of 6 to 16 years are asked to attend. Every child must have a fishing permit, worms and a fishing rod.

Any child who doesn’t have a  fishing rod can hire out one on the day at Ballyhass Lake for €10. This €10 is payable by each child that does not have a rod on the day.

Thank you

Anne Sheehan

087 1415487.