Athea United


Saturday, February 22nd             

U10s away to Glin Rovers at 11.30am.

U14s home to Newcastle West at 11.30am.

Sunday, February 23rd     

Junior Bs away to Ballingarry A in the Desmond Cup at 2.30pm.


All players / parents please check with their respective managers with any queries regarding times for the coming weeks.  


Our second Last Man Standing Competition is now up and running with week three now complete following last weeks midweek action (Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th). Week three saw 6 fallers thus 37 players still standing. Prize money is €300 and is generously being sponsored by Brown Joe’s Bar, Athea and the club would like to thank Tommy O’Grady for the sponsorship. There is also a sellers prize of €50 for the person that sells the winning line.


The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, February 17th at Batt’s Bar are as follows
Jackpot was €12,600. Numbers drawn 11, 16, 29, 31. No Jackpot winner.

Lucky dips to the following –

Sean Flynn, Carrigkerry. Noreen Hickey, Listowel. Noel McElligott, Listowel. Marie Buckley, Lower Athea. D/D, Ardagh.
Sellers JP’s & Doreen Cahill.
New jackpot will be €12,700 on Monday, February 24th at JP’s.

Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea G.A.A.

Club Membership:

For those who have not yet become members of Athea GAA Club they can still do so. This is a great way of supporting the Club at only a cost of €20 for the year. The GAA has the largest membership of any sports organisation in Ireland. When one becomes a member of a GAA club, they become part of the GAA family and part of a great community based organisation that continues to enhance the lives of so many people both young and old.

West Championship Draws:

Senior Football: 

Quarter final: Newcastle West v Fr.Caseys.
Quarter final: Castlemahon v Ballysteen.
Quarter final: Adare v Athea.

Preliminary Rounds:

St. Mary/Sean Finns v Dromcollogher/Broadford

Mountcollins v St. Kierans

Intermediate football. 

Monagea V Glin.
Cappagh/Kilcornan V St.Senans
Mountcollins V Gerald Griffins.
Athea V Fr.Caseys.

Junior B football Championship:

Two groups with top team in each group making semi-finals and 2nd & 3rd teams making quarter finals.

Group 1:

St. Kierans.

Junior B football league:

Two groups with top two teams from both groups making semi-finals.

Group 1

St.Marys/Sean Finns
Gerald Griffins.

Minor football championship:

Single group of eight teams. We will play seven games in the league stage.

St.Marys/Sean Finns.
St. Kierans.
Shannon Gaels.
Deel Rangers.
Athea/Mountcollins Rangers.

West All Star Awards 2014:

Congratulations to Paul Collins (West Intermediate football All Star Winner) on his well deserved award for 2013. The All Stars Dinner Dance will be held at the Rathkeale House Hotel this Saturday February 22nd. Well done Paul.

Limerick GAA Draw 2014:

Anyone wishing to join the Limerick Development Draw for this year can do so by contacting any of our ticket sellers or Jacqueline on 086-0670091. There are ten monthly draws. The first draw is on the last Saturday in March, it will be live on Limerick Live 95 FM sports program. Draws will take place thereafter on the last Saturday of each month. As always your support would be greatly appreciated.

Prizes for 2014:

1st: €13,000

2nd: €3,000

3rd: €2,000

4th: €1,000

5th to 9th: €500

10th to 20th: €250

21st to 23rd: Vouchers

Special Prizes:

April Draw: 2 Limerick GAA Season Tickets

June Draw: 2 Munster Hurling Final tickets plus €100

2 Munster Football Final tickets plus €100

July Draw:  2 All Ireland Hurling Final tickets together with B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel.

2 All Ireland Football Final tickets together with B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel.

Gaeltacht Scholarships:

The closing date for applying for Gaeltacht scholarships is Friday February 28. Please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for further details.

Mouth Guards:

It is mandatory for Insurance purposes for all players from U6’s up to senior level to wear mouth guards at training and matches.


The Club would like to offer its deepest sympathies to the O’Mahony family, Coole West on the recent passing of Jim. May he rest in peace.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Coiste na nÓg will be holding a second registration night this Friday February 21 in the Hall from 6pm to 7pm. The registration fee from U6 up to U16 is €25 per child or €40 per family. This year Parents of children of Coiste na nÓg will be able to become members of our Senior Club at a cost of €10. Please contact Jacqueline if you have any queries. All new members are welcome. Any child registering for the first time will need to bring a copy of their birth cert. 

2014 Calendar:

Our 2014 Calendars are on sale at Rose’s shop, Paul Collins shop or from any of our coaches. The cost of the calendar is €5, it is full of team and action shot photographs which were taking through out the year of all our underage teams. It would make a great present for both here or abroad and everyone can have fun with the quiz on the back page.

Athea 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.


Limerick hurlers put on a great display when they drew with Cork in the opening round of the National hurling league last Saturday in Páirc Uí Rinn. Even though they were five points down and had a man sent off after twenty six minutes they battled hard and got a well deserved draw with a late Shane Dowling free. The final score was Limerick 0-17, Cork 0-17. They now play Antrim in the Gaelic grounds this Sunday at 2pm.