Athea GAA

Club Draw:

Our Club Draw took place in Donie’s bar on Friday night last and once again thanks to Donie and everyone who supported our draw again this year. The following are the winners of Friday night’s draw:

€500 Billy and Mary O’ Connor, Gortnagross.

€250 Margaret Tierney, Templeathea.

€150 Brian McKenna, Upper Athea.

€150 Matt T Tierney, Templeathea.

€150 Ned O’ Mahony, Templeathea.

€150 Marian White, Gortnagross.


We held our A.G.M in the clubhouse in Páirc na nGael on Friday night last and club Chairman Denis Collins welcomed everyone to the meeting. Secretary Sean Ahern gave a detailed account of the year gone by in his report. The treasurer’s report was read out by our treasurer Aine Reidy. Denis Collins in his chairman’s address thanked everyone who helped out in the Club and all those involved with the various teams. The club would like to thank Sean Ahern, Denis Collins and Aine Reidy, who all stepped down from their position’s, for their outstanding work and commitment to Athea GAA club over the past number of years. The following Officers were elected on the night. (The positions of Treasurer and Assistant Secretary will be filled at the next committee meeting. If there is anyone interested in the position of assistant secretary or treasurer please contact any of the following).

Chairman: Paul Curry.

Vice Chairman: Kevin O’ O’Keeffe.

Secretary: Jacqueline O’ Connor.

Assistant Treasurer: Roger Ryan.

PRO: David O’ Connor.


Friday Oct 25:


Feale Rangers(Athea/Mountcollins) 1-13   Fr. Casey’s 2-11.

The Athea/Mountcollins U21 combination of Feale Ranger’s took on Fr. Casey’s under lights on Friday evening last in Mick Neville Park. This was a very exciting match with never more than a kick of a ball between the two teams. Pa Delee opened the scoring with a great point for Feale Ranger’s but Fr. Casey’s soon equalized with a point of their own. Gary Vaughan edged us in front with a well taken point from a Maurice Hayes free kick. The opposition came more into the game and went ahead after scoring two points. Our half back line of Cian O’Sullivan, Denis Greaney and Shane Mulvihill soon came to grips with their opponents and our forwards were causing trouble for their backs. We went in front again when James Brouder and Pa Delee scored a point each. Fr. Casey’s raised two white flags of their own to nudge ahead once again. It was Feale Rangers who started piling on the pressure at this stage but we could not convert our possession into scores as we hit a number of wides and this would prove costly at the final whistle. We did manage to score three good points just before half time, one each for James Brouder, Ryan Carroll and Pa Delee, to lead by two points at the break. Fr. Casey’s started the brighter in the second half with three points on the trot. A point from Matthew Brouder levelled matters but we suffered a blow when the opposition scored a goal. James Brouder brought us back into the game with a point and quick thinking by Kevin Mahony from a free, found Cian O’Sullivan in the edge of the square unmarked and he made no mistake firing to the back of the net to put us a point up. Another point for James Brouder extended our lead but we suffered another blow when Fr. Casey’s scored their second goal of the match. Conor Moroney who came on as a substitute levelled matters again with a good point. Fr. Casey’s went ahead again scoring two points and looked like they were pulling away but a point each from Pa Delee and James Brouder meant the match was level with minutes remaining. Unfortunately the winning point went Fr. Casey’s way and the final score was Feale Rangers 1-13, Fr. Casey’s 2-11.Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Jamie Lenihan, Mark O’Connor, Gary Vaughan, Cian O’Sullivan, Denis Greaney, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Mahony, Stephen Cahill, Ryan Carroll, Pa Delee, Kevin Murphy, Matthew Brouder, James Brouder, Maurice Hayes, Dylan Griffin, Michael Mullane, Dan Mullane, Conor Moroney, Liam O’ Brien, Jason O’ Flaherty, William Finnegan, Sean Casey & Emmet White.

Friday October 25:

U21 Feale Rangers(Athea/Mountcollins):

Feale Rangers will play Oola this Friday night November 1. Venue and time to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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 congratulate the Tidy Towns committee on their recent success in the Limerick in Bloom Competition.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Coiste na nÓg on line:

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.

Fixtures for November:

Saturday November 2:

U13 County Final:

Athea U13’s will play Blackrock in the County final on Saturday November 2 in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 3.30pm. Cars leaving the village at 2.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Parish League:

Sunday November 3:

Weather pending, we are hoping to run this year’s parish league for our U6, U8, U10 & U12 teams this Sunday morning November 3 at 12.30pm in Páirc na nGael. A text with further details will follow during the week.

Athea United Soccer

Athea Utd     (1) 2        Shane Dalton, Ryan O’Connell
Carrig Cel    (0) 1   

The fourteens finally got a break in fortunes as they won for the first time this season with a two one win at home to Carrig Celtic last Saturday morning. We were a goal to the good at half time and deservedly so with Shane Dalton scoring his fourth goal of the season in typical fashion. Weather conditions became worse in the second half but this didn’t stop our lads who were determined to get something from this game. Midway through the second half Carrig scored an equalizer and then we lost Shane with a bad injury so were up again it now. However we weren’t to be denied and a well struck shot from John Sexton saw the keeper save brilliantly but the rebound fell perfectly for Ryan O’Connell to fire the ball to the net. There was still time for more drama as in the last minute Carrig were rightly awarded a penalty after their payer was fouled but their penalty taker saw his shot hit the crossbar before been cleared. A big let off for us as within a minute or so the referee blew the final whistle.

TEAMCathal O’Brien, Joseph Dalton, Michael Dalton, Shane Ambrose, Seamus Leahy, David O’Connor, Shane Dalton, David O’Sullivan, Ryan O’Connell, Jack O’Connor, John Sexton. Subs used Micah O’Connell, Jason Dillon.

Referee Donie Wallace.

Athea Utd     1         Andrew O’Riordan
Mountcollins  3   

Referee Pat O’Donnell.

Athea Utd              (0) 1        Daire O’Shea
Ferry Rangers 4     (2) 4

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, James Lee, James Broderick, Daire O’Shea, Evan Curry, Michael Walsh, Callum Buckley, Cillian O’Connor, Calum Gleeson, Donacadh Barrett.

Saturday, November 1st     

U12s away to Kildimo Utd at 11.30am.

U16s home to Ballingarry at 11.30am.

Sunday, November 3rd    

Junior As away to Glin Rovers at 11.30am.

Junior Bs away to Ferry Rangers at 2.30pm.



The club congratulates Ger and Julie Finucane on the birth of their third child, a daughter Kayleigh, a sister for Brandon and Dylan. Glad to hear all are doing great.

Congratulations also to Tomás Mullane, Knocknagorna who got married last Saturday to Eleanor Stackpoole from Glin. Wishing both joy and happiness in their future together.

The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, October 21st at Donie’s are as follows
Jackpot was €11,100. Numbers drawn 1, 12, 22, 30. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following –

Jerry Brouder, TempleAthea.

Eamon Mullane, Shanagolden.

Nancy Daly, Ardagh.

Nicola Horgan, Hillside Drive.

Caroline & Catriona Copse, Ardagh.
Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot will be €11,200 on Monday, November 4th at White’s Bar.