Athea GAA

Club Draw:

Our second draw took place last weekend in Gerard White’s bar. The results of the draw were as follows:

€500 Gerard Foley

€250 John Moran

€150 Connie Noonan

€150 Aine Reidy

€150 Jim Sheehy

€150 Dermot Collins

Tickets are still available from our draw promoters and a big thank you to everyone who has generously supported our draw again this year.


Thursday July 4:


Feale Rangers 3–16 Shannon Gaels 0–7

Feale Rangers got their season off to a great start with a comfortable win over Shannon Gales in the West minor A championship in Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening last. The Athea/Mountcollins combination laid down an early marker as they raced into a three point lead in as many minutes thanks to Padraig Collins, Stephen Cahill and Gary Vaughan. We continued to dominate the half  with Jamie O’Brien, Padraic Walsh and James Ryan getting in on the scoring act kicking some wonderful points. A goal each for Gary Vaughan and Conor Moroney left the half time score Feale Rangers 2-10, Shannon Gales 0-2. The second half was no different as our defence was well on top all through the game and Feale Rangers totally outplayed their opponents. A James Ryan free early in the half was soon followed by two super points by half back Dylan Griffin. Conor Moroney scored his second goal of the match mid-way through the half as Shannon Gaels had no answer for a well organised Feale rangers outfit. Three more points before the final whistle left the full time score 3-16 to 0-7. Team: Kieran Harnett, Dan Mullane, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Jason O’Flaherty, Dylan Griffin, Jamie Lenihan, William Mullane, Gary Vaughan, Stephen Cahill, Padraic Walsh, Conor Moroney, James Ryan, William Sexton, Jamie O’Brien, Padraig Collins, Jason Dalton, Jack Denihan & Brian O’Connor.

Sunday July 7:

Junior B’s:

Athea Junior B’s played their third championship match last Sunday evening in Glin. Our boys found it hard to come to grips with a very well organised St. Kieran’s team who dominated the match and ran out easy winners at the final whistle. Team: Kieran Harnett, Eoin McCarthy, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Jason O’Flaherty, Mike Ahern, Brian Ahern, William Mullane, Neilus Hunt, Tomas Mullane, Sean Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Paul Matthews, Chris Hayes, John Geoghegan, Brian Murphy, Dan McMahon, Liam O’Brien & Emmet White.


Friday July 19:


West Championship Rd 2 

Feale Rangers are away to Dromcollogher/Broadford Friday evening July 19 at 7.30pm in Dromcollogher. Players to be at the pitch for 7pm.

Saturday July 20:

Junior Bs: 

West Championship Round 4

Junior Bs are playing Glin in Abbeyfeale Saturday July 20 at 7pm. This is a must win game to have any chance of progressing to the knock-out stages. Players to be at the field for 6.30pm.

Old Photographs:

The Club are still looking for any old photographs or match programmes from anyone that has them in the parish. Contact John Hunt or Lal Browne.



Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Wednesday July 10:

U14: Athea U14’s are at home to Granagh/Ballingarry this Wednesday evening July 10 in Páirc na nGael at 7pm. Players to be at the field for 6.30pm.

Friday July 12:

U10: Athea U10’s have a West Blitz. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Thursday July 18:

U12: Athea U12’s are at home to Feenagh/Kilmeedy on Thursday evening July 18 in Páirc na nGael at 6.45pm. Players to be at the field for 6.15pm.

Friday July 19:

U8: Athea U8’s have a West Blitz. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Monday July 22:

U16: Athea U16’s are at home to Adare on Monday evening July 22 in Páirc na nGael at 7.30pm. Players to be at the field for 7pm.


Wednesday July 3:

U12: Training for U12’s will be on this Thursday evening July 11 from 7pm to 8pm in Páirc na nGael. All players need to wear gum shields.

Friday July 12:

U6: Training for U6’s will continue this Friday evening July 12 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players need to wear gum shields.

U8: Training for U8’s will continue this Friday evening July 12 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players need to wear gum shields.

U10: Training for U10’s will continue this Friday evening July 12 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players need to wear gum shields.

U16’s: Training for U16’s will continue this Friday evening July 12 in Páirc na nGael from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. All players need to wear gum shields.

Tuesday July 16:

U14: Training for U14’s will continue next Tuesday evening July 9 in Páirc na nGael from 6pm to 7pm. All players need to wear gum shields.

Athea United Soccer


Athea Utd had a great season at junior level when winning three trophies, the As coming from behind in the league to win the title after a playoff while the Bs won the Division 3 League & Cup Double. This is historic in that it’s the first time a junior side in the club ever did the double though the feat has being achieved before an underage level. So to celebrate this seasons success the club will be holding a Victory Social in The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine next Friday night week, July 19th. There will be a three course meal while music afterwards will be by DJ Donnacha. Guests to be seated for 7.30pm.

Tickets are only €25 and are limited and may be purchased from the following club members – Clare Ryan, Dennis Murphy, John Geoghegan and Bobby Barrett. Tickets can also be purchased at Brouder’s Shop here in Athea.


All underage managers are asked to return all playing jerseys from last season to Tim O’Riordan as soon as possible.

2013/2014 SEASON     

We are now making plans for the 2013/14 season. The club, where it can cater for players, will be entering teams in the various underage divisions for next season. With this in mind the club are interested in persons interested in managing teams that the club will be catering for and entering in the LDSL for next season. Persons interested in being managers or indeed helping out in any way are asked to contact any member of the committee


Once again it’s the time of the year to start to think about the FAI Summer Soccer Schools and like previous years Athea Utd will be hosting one at The Vales from Monday, July 22nd to Friday, July 26th. All the camps are open to all boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 14. All head coaches and coaches are FAI Accredited and are also Garda Vetted as is FAI policy. Cost per participant is €65 with a €10 family discount for each additional brother/sister attending the same camp. Further details to follow very shortly so watch this space.

All participants will receive an eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools full Umbro kit, backpack and football along with a certificate of participation at the end of the week.

The camps run from 10.30am to 3pm daily from Monday to Friday and that’s five fun filled days packed with top quality coaching. The FAI are proud to have one of the highest standards of child safety and welfare maintained on all their camps with all participants constantly supervised as well as all coached Garda Vetted.

BOOKING: To book a place on any of the eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools log onto or call 1890 653 653.

ONLINE BOOKING OFFER: Book online early to receive a free adult and child ticket to a Senior International game at The Aviva Stadium.  If you book two children at the same camp get two free child tickets with adult ticket for a Senior International game at The Aviva Stadium. Booking three children you will get three free tickets etc.

The club extends its sympathy to the family and friends of Seamus Vaughan, Dirreen, Athea who passed away last week.

We also extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Anna Mai  Sweeney, Hillside Drive, Athea who passed away unexpectedly at the weekend.

Sympathy is also extended to the family of Margaret “Madge” Broderick, Coole East, Athea who passed away recently.

The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, July 8th at The Top of the Town are as follows –
Jackpot was €9500. Numbers drawn 14, 23, 25, 31.

No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mike Buckley, Temple Athea. Leanne Shields, Carrigkerry. Ciara O’Grady c/o Brown Joes. Callum Buckley, Athea. Betty Gaire, Duagh.
Sellers Brouder’s Shop & Batt’s Bar.
New jackpot will be €9600 on Monday July 15th at  Lyons’ Bar

Athea Fishing Club

It’s that time of year again for our young anglers to take out their rods, dig their worms and pack their lunch.  The annual kids fishing competitions will take place this Saturday, July 13th in Ballyhass Lake, Mallow.  There are 3 trophies up for grabs on the day, U10, U12 and U16.   Children need to be of school going age to participate, and should any child in Juniors, Seniors or First class want to try their hand at fishing, we would ask that a parent accompany them on the trip for safety reasons.  All children must hold a valid fishing permit on the day.  These are available at Collins’ and Brouder’s shop – €15 for Juvenile or €25 for a family which will cover all children in that family.

This year it will be compulsory that any child participating on the day must either have their own fishing rod or have the money with them to hire the rod themselves in Ballyhass.  The club will no longer be able to pay for rod hire for any child. Rods are available to hire at the cost of €10 and worms can be bought for €4. 

Bus will leave Athea village Saturday morning at 10.00am at a cost of €5 per child.  The bus will stop in Carrigkerry at the petrol station en route that morning.  Parents are being asked to provide a packed lunch, plenty of sunscreen and drinks.  Snacks will be given in Ballyhass and upon return to the village that evening we will be going to Brown Joe’s bar for presentations and food.  All parents are welcome to join us there for the presentations and all kids that participate will receive a medal.  We are hoping that there will be a good turn out on the day so kids get digging for those worms and we will see ye Saturday morning.

Finally, on a much sadder note, the fishing club would like to express its most sincere sympathy to the family of Anna May Sweeney of Hillside Drive on her sudden and unexpected passing at the weekend.  May the light of heaven shine on her and may her soul rest in peace.