Athea G.A.A.

Old Photographs

The Club are currently collecting old photographs, match programmes, match reports etc. If anyone has any of these items from any decade we would appreciate if you contact a club member. We will make a copy and return the originals. It is hoped to display the items in the meeting room. For more details please contact Denis Collins. Lal Browne or John Hunt.


County Minor Semi-final

Feale Rangers v Ballinamona Gaels, Sunday September 23 in Ballingarry at 6pm. The Noel Barry trained minors face a Hospital/Hebertstown, Galbally combination in the County semi- final. We will be without Mark O’Connor and Jamie Sheehan. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Athea United Soccer

U10 Division 3 League (September 11th)
Athea Utd B   (3) 5  Andrew O’Riordan (2), Michael Tierney,
Eoin O’Shea, Gavin Mulvihill
Creeves Cel    (0) 2

Team: Daire O’Shea, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Michael Tierney, Brandon Finucane, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin O’Shea, Paric Enright, Pierse O’Brien, Andrew O’Riordan, Gavin Mulvihill, Conor Mullane, Shane Scanlon, Dermot Pierse, Fergal Pierse.
Division 1 League (September 16th)
Athea Utd A  (1) 1   Conor Mullane
Glantine     (1) 1

Team: Pa Ahern, Ryan Carroll, Padraig Horgan, Padraig Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Kevin O’Keeffe, Ger Collins, Gerard Ahern, Cillian O’Connor. Darren Murphy, Conor Mullane. Sub used John Cotter, Michael Reidy.
Referee D O’Gorman.
Division 3 League (September 16th)
Knockaderry  (0) 0
Athea Utd B  (1) 2   Cillian O’Connor, Shane Mulvihill

Team: Donal Woulfe, Jason Quille, Sean McGrath, Padraig Horgan, Jamie Sheehan, Mark Horgan, Shane Mulvihill, Pa Kiely (capt) Colm Hassett, Cillian O’Connor, Timmy Enright. Subs used Steven McEnery, Paul Matthews, Tom Hassett.
Referee P O’Brien.

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.
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. All managers are to collect the respective membership and to implement this club policy.
Sunday, September 23rd
Junior As away to Glantine in Reidy Cup 10.30am (Note early ko time)
Junior Bs away to Kilcolman at 1.30pm. (Note ko time)
U/10s on Thursdays 6 to 7.15pm
U/14s on Mondays 6 to 7pm.
U/12s on Wednesdays 7 to 8pm.
Junior As  Fridays at 8.30pm
Junior Bs Tuesdays 7-8.30pm & Fridays
Our Last Man Standing competition commenced last weekend and we already have had a few casualties as we had lots of entrants going for two of the big clubs Chelsea and Man City. With both failing to win the field has already narrowed so the next four weekends should be interesting so watch this space or keep track of developments on our Facebook page.
Thanks to all who have supported the club by entering our last man standing competition.
The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 17th at Donie’s Bar are as follows
Jackpot was €5400. Numbers drawn 15, 26, 28, 30. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to Tom Hannafin, Carrigkerry. Sean Fitz c/o Batt’s Bar. Donie Shine, Athea. Marie Buckley, Lower Athea. Nora  Fitzmaurice, Moyvane.
Sellers Declan Barrett & Paudie Reidy
New Jackpot will be €5500 on Monday, September 24th at Brown Joe’s.


Athea Coiste na nÓg


Athea U12’s who took part in the Finals day matches in UL on
Saturday last


Our U12s travelled the long journey to Limerick to take on Ballylanders in the new sports arena at the university of Limerick on Saturday evening last. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, Ballylanders were quick of the mark scoring a couple of early points. We got of the mark when Shane Dalton scored a wonderful point but with the wind at their backs the opposition built up a commanding lead. We came to life at the end of the first half when Shane Dalton scored a wonderful goal and shortly afterwards John Sexton rose the white flag. The second half was a different story as we coped a lot better with the height and strength of the east Limerick team and had most of the possession, as we put on a great display of scoring points with Shane Ambrose, Shane Dalton and John Sexton amongst the scorers. The Ballylanders forwards found it hard to score in this half thanks to the tight marking of our backs. At the final whistle it was Ballylanders who came out on top, but our Athea team put on an excellent performance on the day and were rewarded when they each received a medal from Limerick star James Ryan. The day was topped off when all the team were treated to McDonald’s on the way home. Team: Cathal O’ Brien, David O’ Sullivan, David O’ Connor, Michéal Dalton, John Sexton, Shane Dalton, Shane Ambrose, Jack O’ Connor, Daniel McEldowney, Joseph Dalton, Donnacha Clancy, Sean Sheehan, Jamie O’ Mahony & Jack McCarthy.


We hosted our first U10 Blitz of the year when Glin and Knockaderry visited Páirc na nGael on Friday evening last. We had our biggest panel of the year when 26 boys and girls togged out in the Maroon and White of Athea. We divided them into two teams and they all played two games each. It was great to see such a huge crowd to cheer on all the boys and girls as they gave it their all on the night. The skill level was high from both teams as their passing, kicking, catching and soloing is improving with every game they play. The night finished on a high as everyone was treated to refreshments in the Clubhouse before they went home. Team: Sarah O’ Connor, Eoin O’ Shea, Daire O’ Shea, TJ Hunt, Eoin Sheahan, Aidan Curry, Meadhbh Donovan, Laura Dalton, Brandon Finucane, Andrew O’ Riordan, Paraic Enright, Colin Broderick, Danny Brady, Gavin Ambrose, Alex McEldowney, Luke Gleeson, Rhys Keily, Jack McCarthy, Nicola Scanlon, Sarah Scanlon, Pierce O’ Brien, Adam Byrne, Amy Ryan, Michael Tierney, Jack Hunt & Evan Wallace.

Athea U10’s who took part in a home Blitz in Páirc na nGael Athea last Friday evening

Upcoming Fixtures for the month of August:

Saturday 22nd of September:

U14 County Shield Final:

Athea U14’s County Shield Final against St. Mary’s/Sean Finns is on Saturday 22nd of September at 12.30pm in Mick Neville Park. Cars leaving the village at 11.30am. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday 28th of September:


Athea U8’s have a Blitz on Friday 28th of September, Venue and time to be confirmed.


U6’s & U8’s  & U10’s

There is no training this week due to the Listowel races.

U14’s Wednesday 19th of September:

Training for U14’s continues Wednesday 19th of September from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players to be at the field for 6:25pm.

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.

Predict the Score Fundraiser:

Athea Coiste na nÓg will be running predict the score for the All Ireland Football Final between Mayo and Donegal. All support would be greatly appreciated. Our Club Chairman, Paul Curry, is a Proud Mayo man and is a great supporter of his native County’s Football team. He is hoping that at the final whistle on Sunday evening, Sam Maguire will be heading West across the Shannon for the first time in 61 years.


Athea Golf Society

Captain’s Prize, Newcastle West

There was a good turnout for Captain, Tommy White’s Prize in Newcastle
West last Saturday. The scoring was high on a good day for golf and it
was fitting that the prize went to Declan White, Tommy’s son who
returned a great score of 41 points. Domhnall de Barra was second with 39,  DonieMoynihan was third with 38 and Gary O’Keeffe took fourth with a further 38. Category B went to Oliver McGrath and Terry Hayman won
Category C. Stephen Reidy was nearest the pin and Gerry Tuohy had the
longest drive. The prizes were presented at Brown Joe’s on Saturday
night and Tom and Marcella were very generous with refreshments. A good time was had by all  Ournext outing is to Ballybunion on October 12


Declan White receiving the Athea Golf Society’s Captain’s Prize from his father Tommy at Newcastle West Golf Course on Saturday last



Domhnall de Barra receiving the runners up prize from Athea Golf Society’s Captain Tommy White at Newcastle West Golf Course on Saturday last

Terry Hayman receiving the Cat. C prize from Athea Golf Society’s Captain Tommy White at Newcastle West Golf Course on Saturday last