Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill

Reidy Cup 1st Round (September 23rd)

Glantine (2) 5 Athea Utd A (0) 2

Cillian O’Connor, Ger Collins

Team: Pa Ahern, Ryan Carroll, Mathew Tierney, Padraig Reidy, Martin Chawke, Joe Vaughan, Kevin O’Keeffe, Ger Collins, Gerard Ahern, Jamie Collins, John Cotter.

Subs uses Darren Murphy, Cillian O’Connor & Padraig Horgan.

Referee S Hartnett.

Division 3 League (September 23rd)

Kilcolman v Athea Utd B, walkover to Athea Utd B.



Saturday September 29th

U/10s home to Granagh Utd B at 11.30am

U14s away to Newcastle West at 11am



U/10s on Thursdays 6 to 7.15pm

U/14s on Mondays 6 to 7pm.

U/12s on Wednesdays 7 to 8pm.

Junior As & Bs Fridays 7-9.30pm

(All players confirm with relevant managers)




The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 17th at Brown Joes are as follows

Jackpot was €5500.

Numbers drawn 3, 9, 14, 21.        

No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to

Maureen Griffin, Listowel. Peggie Flynn, Carrigkerry.

Anna Flaherty, Athea. Patricia Quinn, Upper Athea.

E O’Sullivan Ballyhahill..
Sellers Doreen & Paudie Reidy

New jackpot will be €5600 on Monday, October 1st at Batts Bar.


Coiste na nÓg


Schools Team:

The School football team had a good win over Ballyhahill N.S. on Monday last in Athea in the first round of the West Limerick primary schools league. There were excellent displays from Micheál Dalton, Joseph Dalton, Andy Ahern, John Sexton and Ciana Murphy.Team: David O’ Sullivan, Joesph Dalton, Ciara O’ Shea, Andy Ahern, Rachel Greaney, Michael Dalton, Claire Carmody, Ciana Murphy, Seamus Leahy, Grace Ryan, John Sexton, Aibhilín Murphy & Ciara Hunt. They play Foynes N.S. on this Friday at 1p.m. in Foynes.

Upcoming Fixtures for the month of August:

Athea U13’s have a match away to Dromcollogher/Broadford on Thursday 27th of September. Cars leaving the village at 5:15pm.

U8 Blitz:

This weeks U8 Blitz has been postponed. Details of when it will take place to follow next week.

Monday 1st of October:


U6’s, U8’s & U10’s Friday 28th September:

Training for U6s, U8s, & U10s will resume this Friday 28th September at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael.

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 held a very successful predict the nearest score competition for the All Ireland football final. The final score was  Donegal 2–11 to Mayo 0–13. There was some very close guesses, Eoin Sheahan had 2–11 to 1–13, Richard White had 2–10 to 0–12, while Bernie Moloney had 2–10 to 0–14, but the winner of the 100 euro prize, with the closest prediction was Michael O’ Leary of Kerry Ingredients, sold by Sean Hunt who guessed a score of 2–10 to 0–13.  A big thank you to all those who sold and bought lines for this intriguing competition.

Fun Day

Athea Coiste na nÓg will holding a Fun Day on Sunday 30th of September starting at 12.30pm in Páirc na nGael. There will be football matches for U6, U8, U10 & U12s on the day, there will also be novelty games, pony rides and treats for the all the young ones. Everyone is welcome and hopefully the sun will shine on what promises to be a great day out for all

Fundraising Calendar:

This year the club will be producing a new 12 page calendar to help raise funds for the club. We are looking for sponsorship to help produce the calendar. If anyone or business is interested in sponsoring a page it will cost just €30, please contact John Hunt on 087-9692105 or Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for further details.


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 Final

Feale Rangers (Athea and Mountcollins) minors play Kildimo-Pallaskenry, next Saturday evening 29 September in Foynes at 5pm. This is the county minor A final. All support would be greatly appreciated. The Noel Barry trained side have already won the West A and West 12 a side competitions this season. We will again be without county minor fullback Mark O`Connor but we should have Jamie Sheehan back. The opposition won the city championship and had an impressive win over Ahane in the county semi final.

Result. County Minor semi final Feale Rangers 5 10 Ballinamona Gaels 1 04. The minors stormed in to the county final with an impressive win over a south Limerick combination last Sunday evening in Ballingarry. We led 3 05 to 0 03 at the break our goals coming from Maurice Hayes, Jamie O`Brien and Cian O`Sullivan. Hayes added two more goals in the second half as he amassed a highly impressive 3 07. Best on the night were Dylan Griffin, Gary Vaughan, Denis Greaney, Stephen Cahill, kevin Murphy and Maurice Hayes. Team Johnathan Fitzgerald, Dylan Griffin, Jamie Limehan, Thomas Sexton, Gary Vaughan, Denis Greaney,  Kevin O`Mahony, Stephen Cahill, Matthew Broudair, Kevin Murphy, Shane Mulvihill, Ryan Carroll, Cian O`Sullivan, Maurice Hayes, Jamie O`Brien. Subs Conor Moroney, Jason Flaherty, Michael Mullane and Eoin Horgan.