Athea GAA

Ita Greaney with her son Denis who was captain of the Feale Rangers Minor team who won the County A final on Saturday evening last

County Champions
Feale Rangers (Athea and Mountcollins) are County Minor A champions for the first time after a hard earned win over Kildimo-Pallaskenry. This game was played in Foynes last Saturday evening. We started brightly and raced into a four point lead thanks to scores from Shane Mulvihill, Denis Greaney, Maurice Hayes and Ryan Carroll. The opposition rallied at this stage and levelled the game mid way through the first half. Then came the games decisive score,  a  brilliant move started with Thomas Sexton in the full back line, the ball ended up with Jamie Sheehan and he finished expertly. We dominated the remainder of the half and led 1 09 to 0 04 at the break thanks to points from Kevin Murphy, Mulvihill and a Stephen Cahill free. Kildimo played much better in the second half and reduced the lead but thanks to excellent defending by Sexton, Jamie Linehan and Dylan Griffin at the back, they failed to get in for a goal. Behind them Jonathan Fitzgerald made two important saves at vital stages.  Our half back line of Gary Vaughan, Greaney and Kevin O’Mahony defended well and set up numerous attacks. Mark O’Connor despite carrying a hand injury was introduced in the second half and he made a significant impact.   At midfield Stephen Cahill and Matthew Broudair dominated. Up front the movement of and skill of  Murphy, Cian O’Sullivan , Sheehan, Mulvihill, Hayes and Carroll was too much   for the opposition. This was an excellent performance, at times we played with great skill and in the second half we showed great heart and determination as we dug in for victory.   The final score was Feale Rangers 1 13 Kildimo – Pallaskenry 0 09. Team and scorers:  Jonathan Fitzgerald, Dylan Griffin,  Jamie Linehan, Thomas Sexton, Gary Vaughan,  Denis Greaney (0 01) capt,  Kevin O’Mahony,  Stephen Cahill ( 0 03),  Matthew Broudair,  Kevin Murphy ( 0 02),  Shane Mulvihill(0 03),  Ryan Carroll (0 01),  Cian O’Sullivan,  Maurice Hayes (0 03),  Jamie Sheehan ( 1 01),  Jamie O’Brien,  Mark O’Connor,  Michael Mullane,  Dan Mullane,  Jason Daly Flaherty, Eoin Horgan,  Conor Moroney,  William Mullane,  Padraig Walsh,  Sonny Sheehan. Well done to manager Noel Barry who has now guided Athea to three minor titles this year. Selectors were Denis Collins and JP O’Connell.


West U21 football 12 a side

Athea v St Senan’s Saturday 6 October in Knockaderry at 4pm.

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 0872957387. Lal Browne 0872725404 or John Hunt0877875378.

Club Draw

Our next draw takes place this Saturday evening 6th October at Donie’s Bar.


Athea Coiste na nÓg

Athea National School team who played Foynes National school last week in Foynes

Athea U13 team who played DromcollogherBroadford recently in Dromcollogher









Athea U13’s who played Glin last Monday evening at home in Páirc na nGael

Evan Curry, Andrew O’ Riordan and Aidan Curry with Feale Rangers captain Denis Greaney after the Minor final last Saturday evening







Sarah, Jack & David O’ Connor with Feale Rangers captain Denis Greaney after the Minor final last














Schools Team:

Athea N.S. 3–4  Foynes 2–2

Athea School team had a good win over Foynes N.S. on Friday last in Foynes in the West Limerick primary schools league. They now qualify for the semi final which will be played in a couple of weeks. The players are a great credit to their school and their teacher Miss Prendiville. Thanks to the parents who took their cars to the game. The team played very well especially captain Micheál Dalton, who was everywhere along with Ciana Murphy and Andy Ahern. Team: David O’Sullivan, Rachel Greaney, Andy Ahern, Seamus Leahy, Sinead  Hunt, Micheál Dalton, Joseph Dalton, Claire Carmody, Ciana Murphy, John Sexton, Grace Ryan, Ciara Hunt, Ciara O’Shea and Aibhlilín Murphy. Cathal O’Brien is injured at the moment but hopefully he will be back for the next game.


Our U13s played two matches recently, the first was away to Dromcollogher/Broadford where after a powerful display Athea ran out easy winners at the final whistle with Sean Ryan, Liam McAuliffe and Brian Sheahan among the scorers. The second match was at home to a very strong Glin side who had built up a huge lead by half time. In the second half we were much improved keeping the opposition scoreless but it wasn’t enough as our scoring touch left us down and Glin emerged victors on the night.

Team: Sean Ryan, Joseph Dalton, Micheál Ambrose, Mark McAuliffe, Timothy Tierney, Micheál Dalton, Cillian Liston, Shane Dalton, Shane Ambrose, John Sexton, Liam McAuliffe, Andy Ahern, David Sheahan, Brian Sheahan, David O’ Sullivan, Jack O’Connor, David O’Connor, Jamie O’Mahony & Sean Sheehan.

We now play Askeaton/Ballysteen next Sunday morning in Askeaton.

Upcoming Fixtures for the month of August:

Saturday 6th of October:

U8 Blitz:

Our U8’s have a blitz this Saturday the 6th of October. More details to follow.

Sunday 7th of October:


Athea U13’s have a match away to Askeaton/Ballysteen on Sunday 7th of October at 11am. Cars leaving the village at 10am.


Our U10’s have been invited to a football tournament in Foynes on Sunday 7th of October. More details to follow.


U6’s & U8’s  Friday 5th October:

Training for U6s & U8s will commence indoors this week in the Con Colbert Community Hall. U6’s will be on from 6pm to 7pm and U8’s will be from 7pm to 8pm.

U10’s Friday 5th October:

Training for U10’s will continue in Páirc na nGael this Friday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

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.

Fun Day:

Athea Coiste na nÓg are hoping to hold their Fun Day this weekend weather pending in Páirc na nGael. A text message will be sent out during the week to confirm the date. 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.


Congratulations to Feale Rangers Minor football team and their management on winning the County Minor A Championship on Saturday evening last in Foynes.

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 Utd Soccer



U10 Division 3 League (September 29th)
Athea Utd (2) 5
Eoin O’Shea (2), Gavin Ambrose, Daire O’Shea, Andrew O’Riordan
Granagh Utd B (0)0

Team: Daire O’Shea, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Michael Tierney, Brandon Finucane, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin O’Shea, Pierse O’Brien, Andrew O’Riordan, Shane Scanlon, TJ Hunt, Amy Ryan, Gavin Mulvihill, Conor Mullane.

U14 Division 1 League (September 29th)
Newcastle West A (1) 3
Athea Utd             (0) 0

Team: Timothy Tierney, David O’Sullivan, Mark McAuliffe, Cillian Liston, Shane Ambrose, Liam McAuliffe, Michael Ambrose, Shane Dalton, Michael Dalton, John Sexton, Andy Ahern. Sub Joseph Dalton.
Referee Colm Dalton

U12 Friendly (September 29th)
Athea Utd              1
Abbeyfeale Utd B  1

Scorer Jack O’Connor.

Team: Evan Wallace, Seamus Leahy, David o Connor, Ryan O Connell, Eoin Sheahan, Danny Brady, Thomas McEnery, Dylan Swift, Michael McCarthy, Micah O Connell, Jack O Connor, Sarah O Connor, Aidan Curry, Jack Hunt, Michael Dunne


Sunday October 7th
Junior Bs away to St Bens at 2.30pm


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, October 1st at Batt’s Bar are as follows
Jackpot was €5600. Numbers drawn 6, 24, 26, 30. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to Mike & Marie Copse, Ardagh. T.M.L. Fitzgerald, Beenanasbug. Betty O’Connor, Athea. Eamon O’Sullivan, Ballylongford. Mary Kelly, Coole West.
Sellers Declan Barrett & Rose Enright.
New jackpot will be €5700 on Monday, October 8th at JP’s.


Athea Golf Society

We have our last outing of the season to Ballybunion on Saturday, October 12th. Tee times start at 12 noon. As this is a team event it is important to have names entered before the meeting at the Top of the Town on Tuesday October 9th at 9pm so that a draw for partners can be made so please reply to the text from Michael O’Connor.

A word of thanks to Johnny and Betty Cotter, Top of the Town who are sponsoring the event as they have done since we formed the society. As this is our last outing we would like to thank all those who generously sponsored other outings throughout the year. You support is greatly appreciated.