Athea United Soccer

Division 1 League (March 17th)
St Itas A         (1) 1
Athea Utd A  (0) 3  Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Maurice Hayes

Team: Gerard Collins, Ryan Carroll, Tom Collins, Martin Chawke, Jamie Collins, Maurice Hayes, Conor Mullane, Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Kevin O’Keeffe, Darren Murphy.

Referee Colm Dalton.

U10 Cup 2nd Round (March 18th)
Granagh Utd A   (2) 3
Athea Utd           (0) 0


Saturday, March 23rd  

U10s away to Granagh Utd B in the league at 2.30pm

Sunday, March 24th 

Junior Bs v Ballingarry B at 2pm.


The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, March 18th at Brown Joes are as follows –
Jackpot was €7900. Numbers drawn 6, 8, 21, 28.

No Jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Anna Mai Sweeney, Hillside Drive. Peggie Flynn, Carrigkerry. Pa Crowley, Ardagh. Ginger Flynn, Limerick. Nellie Flavin, Hillside Drive.
Sellers: Agatha & John Horgan.
New jackpot will be €8000 next Monday night, March 25th at Donie’s.

Athea GAA


Saturday 23rd of March:

Intermediates: The Intermediates are away to Claughan this Saturday evening the 23rd of March at 5pm.


Minors: Minors training will continue this Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players are asked to attend and to wear gum shields.

Limerick Development Draw:

Our draw promoters are out and about selling tickets for this year’s Limerick Development Draw. By supporting this draw it is a 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 go to the County board which is used primarily for the coaching of the underage teams in the County. Tickets cost €100 for the year or €10 per draw. Please contact any member of the committee if you would like to buy a ticket.

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.


The Club would like to congratulate Brian Ahern who got married last Friday to Ailis Cummane from Knockdown, Ballyhahill. The reception was held in the Devon Inn and a great day was had by all. We would like to wish them both many happy years together.


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.

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.


Monday 25th of March:

U16:Athea U16’s are away to Ballybrown on Monday evening 25th of March at 6:15pm. A bus will leave the village at 4:45pm sharp.

Wednesday 27th of March:

U15: Athea U15s are away to St. Mary’s/Sean Finns on Wednesday evening 27th of March at 6:15pm. Cars will leave the village at 5:15pm sharp.


Thursday 21st of March: 

U12: Training for U12’s will commence this Thursday evening the 21st of March in Páirc na nGael from 7pm to 8pm. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.

Sunday 24th of March:

U10: Training for U10’s will continue this Sunday morning the 24th of March in Páirc na nGael from 12:15pm to 1:15pm. 

Tuesday 26th of March:

U14: Training for U14’s will continue next Tuesday evening the 26th of March in Páirc na nGael from 6pm to 7pm. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.


For any player who has not registered with the club, you can still do so by contacting John Hunt or Jacqueline. 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.


Limerick Senior footballers suffered their first defeat of the league campaign after losing out to Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening last. Limerick started brightly and were 3 points up after 10 minutes of play. but Tipperary soon took control and led at half time by 2 points. In the second half the opposition continued to dominate and despite 2 great points by Eoghan O’Connor Limerick lost out on a score line of Limerick 0-9 Tipperary 0-15. Limericks cause wasn’t helped by the fact that they missed 2 penalties, one in either half. Over all this was a poor performance and they will have to improve as they travel to Ruislip to take on London next weekend.