Athea GAA

Club Draw 2014:

Our Club draw will be taking place shortly and once again this year’s total prize money is €11,800. This is a great way of supporting our club and our ticket sellers will be out and about shortly or if anyone wants to buy a ticket please contact anyone of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

Total Prize Money €11,800.​
Fully paid up members prize €1000
8 Draws with the below prizes:
1st €500, 2nd €250, 3rd €150, 4th €150, 5th €150, 6th €150

Fixtures for June:

Friday June 6:

Intermediate Football Championship:

Round 3:

Athea will play Gerald Griffins on Friday June 6 in the third round of the Championship in Abbeyfeale at 7.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated 

Sunday June 8:

Junior B Football Championship:

Round 2:

Athea Junior B’s will play Dromcollogher/Broadford in the second round of the Championship this Sunday evening June 8 in Tournafulla at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday June 22:

Junior B Football Championship:

Round 3:

Athea Junior B’s will play Mountcollins in the third round of the Championship. Time and venue to be confirmed.


Friday June 27:

Minor Football Championship:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers are at home to St. Kierans on Friday evening June 27 at 7.30pm. All players to be at the field for 6.45pm. All support would be greatly appreciated

Intermediate Training:

In preparation for our next championship match Intermediate football training will continue tonight Wednesday June 4 at 8pm. All players are asked to 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 organization 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 organization that continues to enhance the lives of so many people both young and old.


Sunday June 15:

5K Fun Run/Adventure Run:

Athea GAA Club will be hosting a Fun Run & Adventure Run on Sunday June 15. Registration will be at Athea GAA Grounds from 12 noon till 1-15pm and both the Fun Run and the Adventure run will be starting at 2pm Sharp in Páirc na nGael. The fees are €10 per person for all ages and €20 for a family in the Fun Run, the Adventure Run is €15 per person and is strictly for over 16s only. There is a first prize of €50 for the first man €50 first woman and €20 for the first child. Afterwards at Collins bar there will be a BBQ, spot prizes and Presentations. (There is no chip timing at this event).

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 Áine on 087-6954029.

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. Mouth guards can be purchased from Collins’ shop.


Wedding Bells:

The Club would like to send its congratulations and best wishes to Paul Collins and Audrey Galvin who got married on Friday day last in Irremore, Listowel and the receptions afterwards in The Malton Hotel in Killarney. A great day was had by all. We would like to wish them a long and happy life together.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Monday June 2:


Our U14s played their first match of the league when they took on Askeaton/Ballysteen in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening last. We played our best football in the first half and we went ahead in the fifth minute when TJ White scored a great point. Our backs were well on top with Micheál Dalton controlling things inside our half. The opposition did manage a shot on our goals but Cathal O’Brien made a great save and cleared his lines. Shortly afterwards, a long ball into the square was well fielded by John Sexton and his shot found its way into the corner of the net. We tried hard to put more points on the board, but we could not find the target and the half time score read Athea 1-01, Askeaton/Ballysteen 0-00. In the second half, the visitors upped their game and scored three early points to narrow the gap. Jack O’Connor split the posts scoring a great point to give us a two point advantage ten minutes into the half. Askeaton/Ballysteen rocked us when they score three goals in quick succession, we tried hard to come back but time ran out and the final score was Athea 1-02, Askeaton/Ballysteen 3-03. Team: Cathal O’Brien, Danny Brady, Micheál Dalton, Jamie O’Mahony, David O’Sullivan, Shane Ambrose, David O’Connor, Daniel McEldowney Seamus Leahy, Luke Gleeson, Jason Dillon, Jack O’Connor, TJ White, John Sexton, Joseph Dalton, Sean Sheehan, Thomas McEnery, Evan Wallace, Eoin Sheahan & Michael Tierney.



Friday June 6: U6:

Training for U6’s continues this Friday evening June 6 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. Anyone that has not registered can do so on the night. All players must have gum shields.


Training for U10’s continues this Friday evening June 6 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Wednesday June 4:


Training for U12’s continues this Wednesday June 4 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday June 10:


Training for U14’s continues next Tuesday evening June 10 at 6.30pm in Páirc Na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for June:

Thursday June 5:


The second phase of the U12 leagues will be commencing on this Thursday evening June 5. More details to follow.

Friday June 6/Saturday June 7:


Athea U8’s have a home Blitz in Páirc na nGael this weekend. Date to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields.

Friday June 13/Saturday June 14:


Athea U10’s have a Blitz in Rathkeale. Date and time to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields.

Monday June 16:


Athea U14’s are away to Granagh/Ballingarry in Ballingarry on Monday night June 16 at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.

Monday June 30:


Athea U16’s are at home to Granagh/Ballingarry in Páirc na nGael on Monday night June 30 at 7.15p.m. Players to be at the field for 6.45pm. All players must have gum shields.


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.

Cúl Camp 2014: 

This year’s Cúl Camp will be taking place in Páirc na nGael from Monday July 7 to Friday July 11 from 10.00am to 2.30pm. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are a great way for boys and girls between the ages of 6 – 13 to play the games and learn GAA skills in a fun child-friendly environment during the summer holidays. The cost of the camp is as follows:€55 for the first child; €45 for the second child and €40 for the third and subsequent children. Each child receives a Free Kellogg’s GAA kit and backpack. Please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091, if you have any queries or would like to book a place for your child. You can also book a place for your child online at

Club Hoodies:

For anyone that would like to order an Athea GAA Club hoodie, please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 before June 6. The cost of the hoodies are children €20, Adults €25.


There was mixed fortunes for Limerick in the Munster Championship against Tipperary over the weekend. On Saturday evening last our footballers lost out in the Gaelic Grounds. Trailing by nine points at one stage during the second half, Limerick came back and narrowed the gap to four points with five minutes remaining but a strong finish by Tipperary left the final score Limerick 1-11 Tipperary 2-14. Then on Sunday afternoon in Thurles the Hurlers produced a fantastic performance to book a place in the Munster final winning on a score line of Limerick 2-18 Tipperary 2-16.


The Club would like to wish all those doing exams at this time the very best of luck.

Bag Packing:

The Club will be fundraising by bag packing in Tesco’s Abbeyfeale on Friday June 20 and Saturday June 21. We would greatly appreciate if anyone could spare an hour or two to help the Club with this vital fundraiser on either day. Please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091, to give your name or for further details.

Athea United Soccer

Booking lines are now open at or phone 1850653653. The Athea Utd camp at The Vales commences on Monday, July 21st and runs to Friday, July 25th. Cost to participate is £65 per person with a £10 reduction for each additional sibling and the camp is open to all boys and girls ages 6 to 14. All participants to receive top class coaching from FAI accredited coaches, full playing kit, football, back pack and certificate of participation. ALL COACHES ARE ALSO GARDA VETTED.
In 2008 Athea Utd undertook a major development with the installation by Pride Sports & Leisure of a synthetic training area, the product is known as ‘FIELDTURF’ and is the only one of its kind in Co. Limerick.  Pride Sports & Leisure have this product patented and are the only company in the country able to install this FIFA approved product. There has being a huge amount of interest from clubs, leagues, companies and other parties and at the moment we have a limited number of slots available as clearly if you want the best The Vales, Athea is the place to train
The soccer season is now in full swing and we have had numerous enquiries from clubs and organisations as to what time slots are remaining and as we cater for all events the advice is simple and that is to contact Pat or Denis asap. The advice is not to delay and phone today. Remember the numbers again
Pat – (087)7934417 and Denis – (087)2069900. “Very limited slots available”.

This club extends its sympathy to the family of the late Shelia Lynch, Upper Athea who passed away at the weekend. May She Rest In Peace.
This club congratulates Paul Collins and Audrey Galvin who were married last Friday. Wishing both all the best in their future together.