Athea Fishing Club


Athea Fishing Club would like to send their sympathy to the O’Connor family on the death of Mike and also to the Mulvihill family on the death of Danny.

Under 16 Competition:

Our under 16 competition which was due to take place this Saturday will be cancelled until further notice. Watch this space for information.

Men’s Competition:

Our men’s competition for the Moss Fitzgerald Cup will be held this Friday, August 10th. Sign in at Batt’s Bar at 5pm and weigh in at 8.30pm


Athea Utd Soccer


This coming Sunday, August 12th Athea Utd will hold a registration day for the signing/registration for all its underage teams, namely U/8s, U/10s, U/12s, U14s and U16s. The signing/registration will take place from 12 noon to 1pm at the clubhouse at The Vales. New players are especially welcome.
There is no change to the cost of club membership with the membership from the 2011-12 season being applied to the upcoming 2012-13 season
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.
Youths €35 per player.
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.
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.
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.

The Athea Utd managers for the forthcoming 2012/13 season are as follows –
U/8s Mike Buckley. U/10s Tim O’Riordan. U/12s Mike O’Connell.
U/14s Tom O’Connor. U/16s Pa Walsh. Youths Cillian O’Connor.
Junior As PJ Kinsella. Junior Bs Bobby Barrett & Paudie Lynch.
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 weekly lottery draw for Monday, August 6th at Brown Joe’s are as follows
Jackpot was €4800. Numbers drawn 11, 16, 19, 23.

No Jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to Agatha & Clodagh, Athea. Joan Moroney, Shanagolden. Joan Manaher, Athea. Ryan & Megan, Athea.Pat Buckley, Athea.

Sellers Agatha & Paudie Reidy.

New Jackpot will be €4900 on Monday, August 13th at Batt’s Bar.


Athea Coiste na nÓg

Matches: U12’s

Our U12’s travelled to Ballingarry on Monday evening last to take on Granagh/Ballingarry in the league. Playing against a much stronger team our boys did very well throughout the whole game. In the first half, we found scores hard to come by and our backs were under pressure but they coped very well and were backed up by some brilliant saves by David O’ Sullivan in goals. The second half, we were much improved with all the players giving 100% for Athea. Micheál Dalton was first to score when he burst through the defence to score a fantastic goal. David Sheahan converted a penalty when Jack O’ Connor was fouled inside the box after catching a high ball in from Shane Ambrose. Shane himself was next to score when he pointed from long range and our last score was a great goal when Jack O’ Connor once again caught a high ball in and this time he slotted it past the keeper to leave the final score Athea 3-01 Granagh/Ballingarry 4-02. This was a very exciting match and even though we lost, Athea played very well for the whole game. Team: David O’Sullivan, Joseph Dalton, Micheál Dalton, Jamie O’Mahony, Shane Ambrose, John Sexton, Daniel McEldowney, Jason Dillon, Jack O’Connor, Donnacha Clancy, David Sheahan, David O’Connor & Sean Sheahan. 

 Upcoming Fixtures for the month of August:

Wednesday 8th of August:


Athea U12’s are at home to St. Senan’s this Wednesday evening the 8th of August in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6:15pm.

Wednesday 15th of August:

County Semi-final:


Athea U-14s are away to Knockainey on Wednesday evening the 15th of August. Cars leaving the village at 5:15pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 18th of August:


Athea U-10s have a Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Saturday the 18th of August. Time to be confirmed.

Friday 31st of August:


Athea U-8s have a Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday the 31st of August. Time to be confirmed.



There is no training for U12s this week.

U6’s, U8’s & U10’s Friday 10th of August:

Training for U6’s, U8’s & U10’s continues this Friday evening 10th of August from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael.

U14’s Tuesday 14th of August:

Training for U14’s continues next Tuesday evening 14th of August from 6:45pm to 7:45pm in Páirc na nGael. All players to be at the field for 6:40pm.

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.


Athea G.A.A.

 Club Draw Results [3rd] held at Gerard White’s Bar

Saturday 4th August

 Prize      Value     Ticket Nr.             Name

1st           € 500      268         Martina O’ Connell, New Street,                                                                                                Abbeyfeale

2nd         € 250        47         Tom Feury, Glenagragra

3rd          €150       453         Bill Mulvihill, Upper Athea

4th          € 150        52         Kieran & Ned Carroll, Templeathea

5th          € 150      198         The Hayes’, Lower Athea

Church Gate Collection

We would like to thank everyone who supported our collection last weekend. Total collected € 1,069


County League

Athea 1 05 Castlemahon 1-07

We lost our final game of the league last Saturday evening in difficult playing conditions. We led 1 02 to 0 04 at the break the goal was a super effort from Jamie Collins following a move involving a number of players. Athea dominated the early stages of the second half but continued to waste possession and this proved costly as Castlemahon got a soft goal midway through the half and this proved to be the score that separated the sides at the finish. Ger Collins was outstanding at wing back and later at midfield. Others to impress were Podge Reidy, Tom Collins, Mark O’Connor and Jamie Collins. Team: T Enright, P Reidy, T Collins, M Tierney, G Collins, M Reidy, M Chawke, P Ahern, C Mullane, S McGrath, J Cotter, K O’Keeffe, J Collins, B McKenna, S Ahern. Subs: R Broudair, M Ahern, M O’Connor, J Geoghegan, J Quille , K O’Mahony.

Next Saturday we play Rathkeale in the County Championship. A huge improvement will be required if we are to get the vital two points on offer.


The minors ( Athea and Mountcollins) have qualified for the West A final where they will play Daithí Broudairs. In the 12 a side competition a win against St Kieran.s next Thursday should see us qualify for the final of that competition.


Junior B:

West Championship Athea 0 08 Knockaderry 0 05. The B’s have qualified for the West quarter final following a good win against Knockaderry in Askeaton last Monday evening. A lot of credit must go to the management team of John Hunt and Eddie Barrett who this year have revived the Novice team after a few disappointing seasons.


West Minor 12 aside

St Kieran’s v Athea in Coolcappagh, Thursday August 9 at 7. 30.

County Intermediate Championship

Athea v St Mary’s/ Sean Finns, Saturday August 11 in NCW at 7. 30.


The club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the O’Connor family on the recent passing of Mike.