The 2012 Soccer Camp got underway last Monday morning at The Vales with the participants learning the skills of the games under the guidance of head coach Conor Nestor and his coaching staff. Weather wise Monday wasn’t the best hopefully but the remainder of the week will improve so all are looking forward to that.


Anyone interested in playing junior soccer for the season ahead, new to the village or just want to get fit are asked to contact Paudie Lynch on (087)2884814


The results of our lottery draw for Monday, July 23rd at Donie’s are as follows:
Jackpot was €4600. Numbers drawn 1, 3, 10, 27.

No jackpot winner.
Lucky Dips to Tom O’Keeffe, Newmarket. Tommy Greaney, Glin Road. Marian Chawke, Gortnagross. Paul Collins, Athea. Bernie Dalton, Listowel.
Sellers Brouders Shop & Agatha.
New jackpot will be €4700 on Monday, July 30th at White’s Bar.


Coiste na nÓg



Our U10’s took part in two Blitzes recently one in Mick Neville park where we played Monagea, Rathkeale and Glin. The second Blitz was in Ballyhahill where we played Glin once again and Gerald Griffins. In both blitzes all the boys an girls did extremely well, matching every team they met with great skill and determination. The U10’s are really improving as the year moves on and the future looks bright for Athea. We would like to thank all the parents for travelling and supporting the team. We would also like to thank Gerald Griffins for inviting us to take part in their Blitz.

Panel:  Jack Hunt, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin O’Shea, Nicola Scanlon, Andrew O’Riordan, Sarah Scanlon, Thomas McEnery, Evan Wallace, Rhys Keily, Sarah O’Connor, Aidan Curry, Daire O’Shea, Colin Broderick, Michael Tierney, Brandon Finucane, Josh Mulally, T.J Hunt, Laura Dalton, Amy Ryan, Danny Brady & Pierce O’Brien. 


Athea 5-4 Shamrock Gaels 1-4

Athea U-16s’ took on Shamrock Gaels for the second time this year in the next round of the playoffs in Páirc na nGael last Tuesday evening. In the previous meeting between the sides we lost out to this strong team. But this time round following a fantastic team performance where everyone gave a 100% we turned the tables on them and we were comfortable winners on a scoreline of Athea 5-4 Shamrock Gaels 1-4.

We had now qualified for the County Shield Semi-final where we travelled the long journey to Ballylanders to take on the locals on Monday evening last and despite putting up a brave performance against a very strong Ballylanders team, we lost out in the end to the disappointment of all. Well done to all the team and their coaches for getting this far. Thanks to all the parents for your support.

Panel:  Kieran Harnett, Jason Dalton, Killian O’Donoghue, Joey Kelly, Jason Kelly, William Sexton, James Ryan, Paraic Walsh, Roger Carmody, William Mullane, Jack Denihan, Padraig O’Sullivan, Tommy Quaid, Paul Mahony, Lorcan McAuliffe, Tony McAuliffe & Thomas Flaherty.  


Upcoming Fixtures for the month of July:

Thursday 26th of July:


Athea U12’s are away to Granagh/Ballingarry on Thursday evening 26th of July. Cars leaving the village at 5:30pm.

Friday 27th of July:


Athea U8’s have a blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening 27th of July. Cars leaving the village at 6pm.


U12’s Wednesday 25th of July:

There is no U12 training this week.

U6’s & U10’s Friday 27th of July:

Training for U6’s & U10’s continues this Friday evening 27th of July from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael.

U14’s Tuesday 31st of July:

Training for U14’s continues next Tuesday evening 31st of July from 6:45pm to 7:45pm in Páirc na nGael.


If there is any child that still wants to register they can still do so. The cost of registration is €25 for one child and €40 for a family of 2 or more. A refund amount of €10 will be offered to parent(s) who help out the club with fundraising during the year. For any child who will be registering with the club for the first time it will cost €15.

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.


Limerick Senior footballers took on Kildare in the 3rd round of the qualifiers in Ó Moore Park, Portlaoise on Saturday evening last and despite a brilliant performance, a late equaliser from Kildare sent the match to extra-time, which proved a step too far for the Men in Green and White as Kildare ran out winners on a scoreline of Limerick 0-12 Kildare 0-19.


Athea Fishing Club

There will be a men’s fishing competition in the river on Friday evening July, 27th from 5.30 to 8.30. All anglers must sign in at Batt’s Bar, entry fee is €5 per person and weigh-in is at 8.30 sharp. This competition is for the Moss Fitzgerald Cup. All are welcome.

Our first competition will also take place for the Under 16, Under 14 and Under 10’s. This will be held in Ballyhass Lake on Saturday, August 11th. Bus will leave The Gables at 10.00am sharp. All anglers must have their own fishing rods and worms on the day or else they can be hired out at the lake at a cost of €15 per person.

All anglers must have a valid fishing licence on the day. If you do not already have one they can be bought at Rose’s Shop, Collins’ Shop or Batt’s Bar.

We will arrive back in Athea between 4.30-5.00 and we will be going to Brown Joe’s Bar for some drinks and refreshments afterwards.


Any further enquiries, contact Ann Sheehan on 087-1415487 or any member of the Fishing Club.


Athea Golf Society

Result of team competition at Limerick Golf Club on Saturday last, July 21st.

1st.: Ned Mahony, Iarla O’Mahony

& John Redmond

2nd.: Declan White, Martin Doyle

& Cedric Deveau

Thomas Sexton had the longest drive and James Scanlon was nearest the pin.

Congratulations to all.

Our next outing is to Charleville on August 18th.