Athea Golf Society

Draw for competition at Shannon on Saturday March 22

11.08   T. White,     G. McEnroe,     D. White

11.16   S. Reidy,      A. Keogh,          C. Cohalan

11.24   D. de Barra,  Ed O ‘Connor,  G. Tuohy

11.32   B. Crowley,  T. Murphy,    W. O’Sullivan

11.40   J. Redmond,  R. Ryan,    T.J. Reidy

11.48   C. Deveau,  M. O’Connor,  J. Scanlon

12.06  C. Griffin,  J. Halpin

Athea United Soccer

U12 DIVISION 3 (Saturday, March 15th)
Pallaskenry   (3) 4
Athea Utd     (0) 0

Team: Evan Wallace, Eoin Sheahan, Michael Tierney, Brandon Finucane, Andrew O’Riordan, Pierse O’Brien, Eoin O’Shea, Gavin Ambrose, Daire O’Shea, TJ Hunt Tomas McEnery. Subs: Paric Enright, Jack Hunt, Danny Brady Alex McEldowney. Referee Liam O’Connor
DESMOND CUP 1st Round (Sunday, March 16th)
Glin Rovers A (0) 2
Athea Utd A   (1) 3   Maurice Hayes (pen), Cillian O’Connor (2)
Team: Timmy Enright, Padraig Reidy, Jamie Collins, Tom Collins, Martin Chawke, Mark O’Connor, Maurice Hayes, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Murphy, Dylan Griffin, Cillian O’Connor. Sub Shane Tierney. Referee Donie O’Gorman.
Saturday, March 22nd
U10s away to Mountcollins at 11.30am.
U14s away to Breska Rovers in the cup at 11.30am.
Sunday, March 23rd

Junior As home to Ballingarry A at 11.30am.
Junior Bs home to Adare Utd in the league 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 well under way. Last weekend we had 28 in contention but with 4 fallers we are now down to 24 players still standing. Prize money is €300 and is generously being sponsored by Brown Joes 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.

Athea GAA


Tuesday March 11:

West Intermediate Championship:

Athea 0-8        Fr. Caseys 3-11.

Athea Intermediates travelled to Mountcollins to take on Fr. Caseys in the West Intermediate Championship under lights on Tuesday evening last. On a bitterly cold evening, we were first on the score board when Denis Greaney fired over a great point after good work from Tom Collins and Conor Mullane. Soon after Fr. Caseys equalised and scored three more unanswered points to take a comfortable lead. Two pointed frees from Gerard Ahern and a point form Pat Ahern kept us in touch as we trailed by two points at the break. Even though we were first to score again in the second half when Gerard Ahern scored another free, Fr. Caseys dominated the rest of the match. Midway through the half the opposition scored three goals and killed off any chance of Athea coming back into the match. We had further points from Dylan Griffin, Gerard Ahern and Shane Mulvihill but Fr. Caseys ran out deserved winners on a score line of Athea 0-8, Fr. Caseys 3-11. Team: Timmy Enright, Shane Tierney, Martin Chawke, Raymond Brouder, Dylan Griffin, Denis Greaney, Michael Reidy, Jamie Collins, Tom Collins, Sean McGrath, Patrick Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Mahony, Gerard Ahern, Conor Mullane, Matthew Tierney, Pa Chawke, William Mullane, Brian Murphy, Neilo Keane, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Kevin O’ Keeffe, Mark O’ Connor & Eoin McCarthy.

Monday March 17:

West Senior Championship:

Athea 1-13       Adare 3-08

Athea took on Adare in the West Senior Football Championship in Askeaton on St. Patrick’s Day. This was a very entertaining game which started lively as it was point for point for the first fifteen minutes with Pat Ahern, Jamie Collins and Conor Mullane raising the white flags forAthea. Shane Mulvihill and Jamie Collins edged us two points ahead but Adare responded with a goal. Shane Mulvihill had us back on level terms once again with a well taken point. Just before half time Pat Ahern traded points with the opposition to leave the sides level at the break. Sean McGrath who came on for the injured Padraig Reidy fired over the opening score of the second half. Jamie Collins added to his tally when he found the back of the net after great work from Shane Mulvihill and Pat Ahern. Adare scored a point of their own but Pat Ahernrose the white flag for Athea to restore our four point lead. The opposition hit a purple patch scoring two goals and two points to rattle Athea. The story could have been a lot worse only for the great goalkeeping of Timmy Enright. A point from Conor Mullane and two from ShaneMulvihill left the minimum between the sides, but time ran out and Athea lost out on a scoreline of Athea 1-13, Adare 3-08. Team: Timmy Enright, Shane Tierney, Matthew Tierney, Michael Reidy, Padraig Reidy, Paul Collins, Martin Chawke, Pa Chawke, Tom Collins, Denis Greaney, Jamie Collins, Shane Mulvihill, Dylan Griffin, Patrick Ahern, Conor Mullane, Mark O’ Connor, Neilo Keane, Dan McMahon, Sean McGrath, Kevin Mahony, Eoin McCarthy & Kevin O’Keeffe.

Fixtures for March:

County Intermediate Football League:

Saturday March 22:

Round 1:

Athea will play Galtee Gales at home in Páirc na nGael in the County Intermediate Football league this Saturday March 22 at 3pm. Players to be at the field for 2.10pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday March 29:

Round 2:

Athea will play Glin in the second round of the league on Saturday March 29 in Glin. Players to be at the pitch in Glin for 2.10m. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Intermediate Training:

Intermediate football training continues this Thursday night March 20 at 7.30pm. All players must attend.

Junior B Training:

Junior B football training will resume this Thursday night March 20 at 7.30pm. 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.

West Championship:

Junior B:

The first round of the Junior B league will begin on Thursday April 10.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Limerick Senior Footballers were well beaten by Fermanagh on Sunday last in Newcastle West. Limerick failed to get going as the visitors totally out played the home team for most of the match. The final score was Limerick 1-06, Fermanagh 0-18. They have a must win game against Offaly in Tullamore in two weeks time.

Limerick Senior Hurlers were held to a draw by Offaly in Tullamore on Sunday last. This was a very exciting game which finished Limerick 2-15, Offaly 2-15. They now play Laois in the final round of the league next Sunday in Portlaoise.