Athea United Soccer


The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, April  7th at  J.P. Collins’ Bar are as follows.  Jackpot   was €13,300      Numbers. Drawn:   22,  24,  25,  29.

No Winner

Lucky Dips

Helen O’Connor, 5, Village Living

Micheál O’Connor, Knockanure

Mary Leahy, Moyvane

Cathal Dennehy, Duagh

John O’Connor, Listowel                  

Seller’s Prizes:  Doreen Cahill & Declan Barrett

New  Jackpot  will be €13,400 on Monday April 14th at the Top of the Town

Tickets €2 or three for €5

Athea GAA


Friday April 4:


Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 2-04    Deel Rangers 1-14

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers travelled to Knockaderry on Friday evening last to take on Deel Rangers in the first round of the minor football championship. Deel Rangers were first to score but we soon equalised with a well taken point by Brian O’ Connor. The home side went ahead again and it could have been more only for a brilliant save from a penalty by Kieran Harnett in goals. Soon after, Mikie O’ Mahony set up William Sexton who made no mistake finding the back of the net. Brian O’ Connor was on target again as we exchanged points with the opposition and we extended our lead when the very impressive James Ryan scored a fine individual goal. A couple of points for Deel Rangers and a late point for William Sexton left us with a four point lead at the break. In the second half despite our best efforts we found scores had to come by as the home team piled on the pressure. They scored three quick points to reduce the gap, Brian O’ Connor extended our lead with a point but unfortunately it was all Deel Rangers after this and they ran out winners on the night on a score line of Athea/MountcollinsRangers 2-04,Deel Rangers 1-14. Team: Kieran Harnett, Denny Buckley, Timmy Finnegan, Jason Dalton, Diarmuid Flanagan, WilliamMullane, Tommy Quaid, Gavin O’ Reilly, Padraig Collins, James Ryan, Padraic Walsh, Jack Denihan, Brian O’ Connor, Mikie O’ Mahony, William Sexton, Killian O’ Donoghue, Tony McAuliffe, John Lenihan, Johnny Stack, Jason Kelly & Paul Mahony.

Fixtures for April:

County Intermediate Football League: Round 2:

Saturday April 12:

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.

Intermediate League: Round 3:

Athea will play Bruff in the third round of the County Intermediate Football league in Páirc na nGael. Date and time to be confirmed.

Minor Football Championship: Round 2:

Friday April 18:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play Daithi Brudairs in the second round of the Minor football Championship on Friday evening April 15 at 7pm in Athea. Players to be at the field for 6.20pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Junior B Football League: Round 1 :

Athea will play Glin in the first round of the Junior B league. Date and time to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Intermediate Training:

Intermediate football training continues this Thursday night April 10 at 7.30pm and Tuesday April 15 at 7.30pm in Páirc na nGael. 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.

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 followCon and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake:

Athea’s nominated dog Laughil Blake has qualified for the Quarter Final Stages of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake this Saturday night April 12 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. After the racing there will be a parade of which Limerick City of Culture and Eva International are organising. They have extended an invitation to all the GAA Clubs in Limerick to be involved in the event wearing your club colours and to bring along your Athea flags and banners. We are inviting Club members to attend the parade that will take place after racing 10.30 pm. The event will be over at 11.15pm. But it promises to be something very different with TV Cameras recording to event to be shown on RTE on the night of the final on April 26. PLEASE COME ALONG & SUPPORT. Any queries please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091. This is a great family night out for anyone interested in attending.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Monday April 7:


Athea 4-6     Shannon Gaels 2-12

Our U16s played their second game of the championship away to Shannon Gaels on Monday evening last. It was a very entertaining game and it was the home team who raced into a three point lead after five minutes. James Ryan opened the scoring for Athea with a well taken point. Shannon Gales added their fourth point but we were soon level when James Ryan was quickest to react to a breaking ball in the square, blasting it to the net. Sean Ryan and William Sexton added a point each, before Brian Sheahan got Athea’s second goal of the game. Shannon Gaels responded well scoring two goals and two points to leave us three points adrift at the break. We started the second half brightly with a point each from Ronan Hayes and Alan Kelly. Ronan was on target again shortly after as his long rang effort ended up in the back of the opposition’s net. Three points for the home side and a Liam McAuliffe point for Athea had the sides level again. We looked to have won the match when Liam scored our fourth goal, but a late surge by Shannon Gales saw them score three late points to leave the match level at the final whistle. Team: JJ SheehyMicheál Dalton, Conor Fitzgerald, Shane Ambrose, TJ Doherty, Micheál Ambrose, CillianListon, Alan Kelly, James Ryan, Sean Ryan, William Sexton, Ronan Hayes, Liam McAuliffe, Brian Sheahan, Jack Vaughan, Jamie O’ Brien, John Sexton, Mark McAuliffe & Padraig O’ Sullivan.

Friday April 4:


Athea U8s had their first blitz of the year in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening last where a lot of teams took part. We played St .Senans, Fr. Casey’s and Adare. The boys and girls played very well scoring goals and points and their coaches were very impressed with their efforts especially those playing their first game at U8 level. Well done to all the boys and girls and a big thank you to all the parents who travelled on the night to support our young team. We are already looking forward to our next Blitz in May. Training continues this Friday evening April 11 at 6pm. Team: James Hunt, Evan Curry, Tomás Ahern, Jack Sexton, Jamie Collins, Callum Buckley, Ailísa Ahern, Ella Ahern, Brid Hunt,Niamh Ambrose & Ciaran Hunt.

Fixtures for April:

U15 Football league:

Wednesday April 9:

Athea U15’s will play Shamrock Gaels in Banogue this evening Wednesday April 9. A bus will leave the village at 5.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

U10 Football Blitz:

Friday April 11:

Our U10’s will take part in their first blitz of the season this Friday evening April 11 in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Cars will leave the village at 5.45pm. All players must have gum shields.


Wednesday April 9:


Our U12 training will continue this Wednesday evening April 9 at 6.30pm and also next Sunday afternoon April 13 at 12.15pm in Páirc na nGael  All players are asked to attend and must wear gum shields.

Friday April 11:


Our U8 football training continues this Friday evening April 11 in Páirc na nGael at 6pm. All players are asked to attend and must wear gum shields. Any player that has not registered may do so on the night.


Our U10 football training continues this Friday evening April 4 in Páirc na nGael at 6pm. All players are asked to attend and must wear gum shields. Any player that has not registered may do so on the night.

Tuesday April 15:

Training for U14s will continue this Tuesday evening April 15 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All players are asked to attend and must wear gum shields. Any player that has not registered may do so on the night.


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.


Limerick Senior Footballers lost out to Cavan in the Gaelic Ground on Saturday evening last on a scoreline of Limerick 0-14, Cavan 0-18.