Athea United Soccer


Thursday, April 3rd
U14s away to Carrig Celtic at 7pm.
Friday, April 4th
Junior Bs away to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 7.30pm.
Saturday, April 5th
U12s away to Breska Rovers at 11.30am.
U16s home to Glin Rovers at 12.15pm.
Sunday, April 6th
Junior As away to Broadford Utd A at 11.30am.
Junior Bs away to Granagh Utd at 2.30pm.
Thursday, April 10th
U14s away to Ballingarry at 7pm.


The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, March 31st at Batt’s Bar are as follows.

Jackpot was  €13,200. Numbers Drawn   6,19,26,27.

No Jackpot Winner

Lucky Dips to the following

John Scanlon, Upper Athea

Peter O’Connor, Ardagh

Johnny Matthews, Dalton Street

Ita Shine, Upper Dirreen

Sharon Murphy, Lr. Athea               

Seller’s Prizes:  Margaret Dalton & Agatha Barrett

New  Jackpot  will be €13,300 On Monday, April 7th at

J.P. Collins’ Bar . Tickets €2 or three for €5

Athea GAA

Fixtures for April:

County Intermediate Football League:

Saturday April 12:

Round 2:

Athea will play Glin in the second round of the County Intermediate Football league on Saturday April 12 at 7pm in Glin. Players to be at the field for 6.10pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday April 15:

Round 3:

Athea will play Bruff in the third round of the County Intermediate Football league on Tuesday April 15 at home in Páirc na nGael. Time to be confirmed.

Minor Football Championship:

Friday April 4:

Round 1:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play Deel Rangers in the first round of the Minor football Championship on Friday evening April 4 at 6.45pm. Venue to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Junior B Football League:

Thursday April 10:

Round 1 :

Athea will play Glin in the first round of the Junior B league on Thursday evening April 10 at 7pm in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the pitch for 6.15pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Intermediate Training:

Intermediate football training continues this Thursday night April 3 at 7.30pm and Tuesday April 8 at 7.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must attend.

Junior B Training:

Junior B football training will continue this Saturday evening April 5 at 4pm. All players must attend.

County Championship:

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

Car Boot Sale:

The Club will be holding a car boot sale on Easter Sunday April 20. It will cost €10 per car on the day and €2 per adult, children are free of charge. There will also be an Easter Egg hunt for the children on the day.

Fun Run:

Athea GAA Club will be hosting a Fun Run & Adventure Run on Saturday June 14. More details to follow


The Club would like to express it’s deepest sympathies to Dan McMahon and the McMahon family of Upper Athea, on the recent passing of Mary McMahon. May she rest in peace. Also to the O’ Mahony Family of Coole West on the recent passing of Bridget Ward. May she rest in peace.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Monday March 31:


Athea U16s got their championship campaign off to a great start with a hard fought win over Deel Rangers in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening last. The visitors had us under pressure early on and were first to score with a point. Soon after a James Ryan free kick found it’s way to his brother Sean and his shot rattled the cross bar and bounced over the line for an Athea goal. Brian Sheahan tapped over our first point of the evening from close in a few minutes later. Deel Rangers piled on the pressure again but super defending and a couple of great saves by Conor Fitzgerald in goals kept them out. Soon after the visitors rose the white flag. Ronan Hayes who had a fine game, got his first point after great work by JJ Sheehy. A well worked goal by Deel Rangers had the match level after twenty minutes. The hard working James Ryan went on a great solo run up the field to set up Ronan Hayes for his second point of the match. Two points just before half time for the opposition left us one point adrift at the break. Sean Ryan opened the scoring in the second half with a great point. Deel Rangers scored a point of their own, but a point each from Ronan Hayes and James Ryan put us into a one point lead. Soon after we were level once again when the opposition rose the white flag. William Sexton tacked over a point for Athea, followed it up with a fantastic goal which boosted the team and two points for Ronan Hayes and a point for James Ryan gave us a seven point lead heading into the closing stages of thematch. DeelRangers rallied and scored a goal and two points to narrow the lead. The opposition piled on the pressure again but our defense lead byMicheál Ambrose stood strong, cleared their lines and William Sexton got the final score of the match when he kicked over a great point to leave the final score Athea 2-11, Deel Rangers 2-08. We now travel to Glin to take on Shannon Gales this Monday evening April 7 at 6.15pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Team: Conor Fitzgerald, Padraig O’ Sullivan, Micheál Dalton, Mark McAuliffe, TJ Doherty, Cillian Liston,Liam McAuliffe, Micheál Ambrose, Alan Kelly, Sean Ryan, William Sexton, Ronan Hayes, Brian Sheahan, James Ryan, JJ Sheehy, Jack Vaughan, Jamie O’ Brien, Jack Gleeson, William McEnery, John Sexton, Donnacha McEnery, Shane Ambrose & Shane Dalton.

Fixtures for April:

U15 Football league:

Wednesday April 2:

Athea U15s received a walkover from Hospital/Herbertstown.

U16 Football Championship:

Monday April 7:

Round 1:

Athea will play Shannon Gaels in the second round of the U16 football championship this Monday April 7 at 6.15pm in Glin. Cars leaving the village 5.30pm.

U8 Football Blitz:

Friday April 4:

Our U8’s will take part in their first blitz of the season this Friday evening April 4 in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Cars will leave the village at 5.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

U15 Football league:

Wednesday April 9:

Athea U15’s will play Shamrock Gaels in Banogue on Wednesday evening April 9. Time to be confirmed.


Limerick Senior Footballers secured their position in division three of the National football league when they defeated Offaly by a single point in Tullamore on Sunday last on a scoreline of Limerick 1-13, Offaly 1-12. They will now play Cavan in the final game of the league next Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds. Limerick Senior Hurlers were well beaten by Galway in the quarter final of the National Hurling league on a scoreline of Limerick 1-12, Galway 1-20.