Athea GAA

Club Draw

Tickets are still available for our club draw and can be got from our draw promoters, a big thank you to everyone who has generously supported our draw again this year.



Athea Intermediates played two league matches recently. The first away to Glin last weekend and it was the home side who came out on top, after an evenly contested first half, Glin pulled away in the second half to win the match. Our second match was at home to Na Piarsaigh on Saturday evening last and after a much improved performance we were unlucky to lose out by a point at the final whistle. In an entertaining game of football it was all square at the break,  Athea, 2-04, Na Piarsaigh 1-07, Darren Murphy and Pa Ahern with the goals. We started the second half brightly with wonderful points from Kevin Murphy,  Conor Mullane and Ger Ahern and we looked set for victory until a late goal and a point left the final score Athea 2-11, Na Piarsaigh 2-12. Panel: Timmy Enright, Raymond Brouder, Shane Tierney, Mark O’Connor, Denis Greaney, Michael Reidy, Kevin O Keeffe, Gerard Collins, Ryan Carroll, Jamie Collins, Gerard Ahern, Pa Ahern, Darren Murphy, Martin Chawke, Dylan Griffin, Conor Mullane, Kevin Murphy, Kevin O’ Mahony, Dan McMahon, John Geoghegan, Eoin McCarthy & Matthew Tierney.


Friday July 19:


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

Saturday July 20:

Junior B’s: 

Junior B’s are playing Glin in Abbeyfeale this Saturday July 20 at 7pm. 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.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family of Anna Mai Sweeney who passed away recently. May she rest in peace.


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 Online

You can now view all our notes ,results, fixtures 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.

Cúl Camp:

The Cúl Camp took place in Costa Del Páirc na nGael last week with over sixty children attending every day in blistering heat. There was loads of fun and games for the young ones with the older boys and girls learning and developing the skills of Gaelic football. We had five Super coaches during the week Mike Sheehan, Eoin Breen, Denis Greaney, Íde Trant, and  Kristine Reidy along with camp supervisor Pat Galvin. On Friday Limerick Footballer Padraig Browne was on hand to present the children with medals for attending the camp. He also presented medals to David O’ Connor and Sarah O’ Connor who were winners of the skills challenge and will now go forward to represent Athea in U.L. later on in the year. Many thanks to all who helped during the week, all the children had a brilliant time and just before they went home on Friday the biggest water fight ever seen in Athea broke out with children coaches and parents all doing their best to throw water on each other. It was one way of cooling down after a long hot week in the sun.


Congratulations to Limericks Senior Hurlers who were crowned Munster Hurling Champions after defeating Cork by nine points in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday evening last


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 this coming Friday, 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 still on sale at 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 Brouders Shop here in Athea.


The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, July 15th at White’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €9600. Numbers drawn 2, 14, 27, 31. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following –

Paul McKenna, Lyre, Listowel.

Pa Walsh, Athea.

Jim Hannigan, Rathkeale.

Michael O’Connor, Knockaderry.

Elish Hough c/o St Ita’s, Newcastle West.
Sellers Stephen McEnery & Pat Hayes.
New Jackpot will be €9700 on Monday July 22nd at Donie’s.