Athea GAA

Limerick Development Draw:

Our draw promoters will out and about shortly in the coming weeks selling tickets for this year’s Limerick Development Draw. By supporting this draw it is great means of fundraising for both club and the County. Half of the sales of the tickets will be given back to the Club and the other half goes to the County Board which is used primarily for the coaching of the underage teams in the County. The first of 10 draws takes place on Friday 8th of March with tickets costing €100 for the year or €10 per draw. Please contact committee members for more details

The following is a list of prizes for each month:

1st:         €15,000

2nd:        €5,000  

3rd:        €2,000

4th:         €1,000

5th:         €500

6th:         €500

7th:         €500

8th:          €500

9th-28th: €250.

Special Prizes:

June Draw: 2 Munster Football Final tickets plus €100 and 2 Munster Hurling Final tickets plus €100

April & June Draws: 2 All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets plus B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel.

May & July Draws:  2 All Ireland Football Final Tickets plus B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel.

Congratulations to Denis Greaney who recently won West Limerick Minor footballer of the year 2012.

Training continues Tuesdays and Saturdays for Junior and Intermediates.

Athea Coiste na nÓg

Gum Shields:

Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouth guard in all Football Games and Football Training sessions from January 1st 2013 for all age grades up to and including Minor. The club by ordering in bulk can buy them for €5 each. If you wish to order one please contact Jacqueline.


We will be holding our Registration Day on Sunday the 3rd of March in the Clubhouse from 12pm to 1:30pm. Registration costs €15 for any U6 player, for U8’s up to U16’s it will be €25 for one child and €40 for a family of 2 or more children. Any child registering for the first time please bring a copy of their birth cert. The Club will offer a €10 refund to any parent that helps out the club with fundraising during the year. The winners of the colouring competition will be announced at 1pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Coiste na nÓg on line:

You can now view all our notes, 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

Fundraising Calendar:

Our new 12 page calendar to help raise funds for the club, is on sale now at a cost of €5 each. It is jam packed with a wide variety of photos which were taking throughout the year. The calendar would make a lovely present for anyone living at home or abroad. The calendars are available to buy from any of the coaches and at Rose’s shop.

Athea Ladies Football:


Registration for all ages will take place this Friday evening 22nd of February in the Con Colbert Sports hall from 7pm to 8pm. On the night there will be fun and games for all that attend, it is important that a parent also attends to fill out the forms. If there is anyone willing to help out with any of the teams please contact Liz O’ Sullivan. We are looking forward to another great year with all the girls and hoping to see a lot of new faces on the playing field.

Athea United Soccer

Congratulations to Tom O'Shea, joint winner of Athea Utd, Last Man Standing, kindly sponsored by Tom O'Grady of Brown Joe's Bar. Ciara O'Grady pictured presenting Michelle O'Shea with the winning cheque also included are Clare Ryan, Pa Walsh and Tim O'Riordan, officers of the club

Congratulations to Tom O’Shea, joint winner of Athea Utd, Last Man Standing, kindly sponsored by Tom O’Grady of Brown Joe’s Bar.
Ciara O’Grady pictured presenting Michelle O’Shea with the winning cheque also included are Clare Ryan, Pa Walsh and Tim O’Riordan, officers of the club

U10 Division 3 (February 16th)
Athea Utd    (2) 5   Eoin O’Shea (2), Andrew O’Riordan (2), Gavin Ambrose       
Glantine       (0) 0

After a thrilling four all draw away to Creeves two weeks ago goals were again the order of the day for our tens when we recorded a five nil win at home to Glantine last Saturday. Eoin O’Shea put us ahead and a fine goal from Gavin Ambrose had us two goals to the good at half time and on the way to a good win. We continued from where we left off in the opening half with another an equally strong second half with Eoin adding a second while Andrew O’Riordan chipped in with two more goals.

Team: Andrew O’Riordan, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Michael Tierney, Brandon Finucane, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin O’Shea, T.J Hunt, Daire O’Shea, Dermot Pierse, Amy Ryan, Paric Enright, Shane Scanlon, Michael Walsh, Conor Mullane.

U8 Friendly (February 16th)
Athea Utd    (2) 3    Callum Buckley, James Hunt, Evan Curry

Carrig Cel    (1) 4

Last Saturday our eights hosted Carrig Celtic in a friendly which was played on our astro pitch. We started brightly and were on top in the early and we were rewarded for this with an early goal from Callum Buckley. Not long after Carrig equalized but just before half time a fine goal from James Hunt had us ahead at half time. The play was end to end at the start of the second half but two quick fire goals had Carrig ahead. The Athea team responded with a quality goal from Evan Curry to leave the sides all square at three goals each. With the game in the final minute Carrig scored the winner. Nevertheless a good game and a great one to watch with both sides giving their all from start to finish. Well done to both teams.

Team: Fergal Pierce, James Lee, James Broderick, Calum Gleeson, Evan Curry, Callum Buckley, Fealan Watters, Michael Walsh, James Hunt, Rory Cleary 


Saturday, February 23rd

U8s away to Carrig Celtic in a friendly at 2pm.

U10s home to Abbeyfeale Utd B in the cup at 11.30am
U14s away to Shountrade in the league at 1pm

Sunday, February 24th

Junior Bs home to Ballingarry B in the League Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg at 2pm


All players check with respective managers for confirmation of training times.


Athea Utd Soccer Club are Bag Packing in Super Value Listowel on this coming Saturday, February 23rd. We would be very grateful if parents could give us a couple of hours of their time to help us raise funds for the Club.
If you are available please contact Clare on (087)2809512


The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, February 18th at Batt’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €7500. Numbers drawn 7, 12, 30, 32.

No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Gerard O’Donovan, Ardagh. Kathleen Sheahan, Moyvane.

Agatha Barrett Athea. Mary Hayes, TempleAthea. Jackie Stackpoole, Athea.
Sellers Paudie Reidy & Pat Hayes.
New Jackpot will be €7600 next Monday night, February 25th at JP’s