Athea United Soccer

U10 DIVISION 4 (Saturday, February 22nd)
Glin Rovers (0) 1
Athea Utd    (1) 4   Calum Buckley (2), Daire O’Shea, Killian O’Connor  

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, James Lee, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Calum Gleeson, Michael Walsh, Daire O’Shea, James Broderick, Conor Mullane, Calum Buckley, Fergal Pierse, Killian O’Connor, Evan Curry, Rory O’Mahony.

U14 DIVISION 2 (Saturday, February 22nd)
Athea Utd    (1) 1        Micah O’Connell
NCW A       (5) 10    

Team: Cathal O’Brien, Joseph Dalton, Michael Dalton, Ryan O’Connell, David O’Sullivan, Daniel McEldowney, David O’Connor, Micah O’Connell, Jason Dillon, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor. Sub Seamus Leahy.  
Referee Pat King.



Saturday, March 1st              

U12s home to Kildimo Utd at 2.30pm.

U16s away to Abbeyfeale Utd at 2.30pm.

 Sunday, March 2nd      

Junior Bs away to Ballingarry A in the Desmond Cup at 11.30am.


The club wishes to congratulate junior player and last seasons A captain Ger Collins and  Mary Ita Casey who got married  last Saturday. Wishing the happy couple the very best of health and happiness in their future together.

The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, February 24th at JP’s are as follows
Jackpot was €12,700. Numbers drawn 7, 14, 18, 19. No Jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Tom & Jack c/o Brown Joe’s. Jack Sexton, Coole West. Luke O’Neill, Lisselton. Kevin O’Keeffe, Athea. Peggie Flynn, Carrigkerry.
Sellers Agatha & Paudie Reidy.
New Jackpot will be €12,800 on Monday, March 3rd at The Top of the Town.

Tickets €2 each or three for €5


Athea GAA


Intermediate football training continues this Thursday night February 27 at 8.30pm and on Tuesday night March 4 at 8pm in the Astro turf. All players must attend.

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.

County Championship:

Our first Championship match will be on Thursday April 24 against Feoghanagh/Castlemahon. Time and venue to be confirmed.

County League:

Our first League match will be at home to Galtee Gaels on Saturday March 23. Time to be confirmed.

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.


St. Kierans.

Junior B football League:

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


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.

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.

Wedding Bells:

Congratulations and best wishes to Gerard Collins and Mary Ita Casey who were married on Saturday last. A great day was had by all. Wishing them many happy years together.

Well Done

Well done to Jack Denihan and the Templeglantine Junior B Hurling team who defeated St. Thomas’s of Galway in the Junior B All Ireland Hurling semi-final last Sunday in the Bog Garden Rathkeale.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Winners of our colouring competition:

We had a lot of entries for our colouring competition this year and the standard was very high. The following were the winners from each class:

Junior Infants: Emma Collins

Senior Infants: Ella Ahern

First Class: Leigh-Ann Mulvihill

Second Class: Conor Mullane

Third Class: Fergal Pierse

Fourth Class: Daire O’ Shea

Fifth Class: Sarah O’ Connor

Sixth Class: Ciara O’ Shea


Limerick hurlers got their first win of the league campaign with a very convincing performance against Antrim in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday last. Final score Limerick 3-26, Antrim 0-12.