Athea GAA


Sunday June 22:

Junior B:

Our Junior Bs made the short journey to Abbeyfeale on Sunday evening last to play Mountcollins in the third round of the championship. Despite a good start thanks to two great points from the boot of Tomás Mullane and a great goal from John Cotter it was Mountcollins who went in at the break a point to the good. In the second half we had a lot of possession but could not convert it into scores whereas Mountcollins seem to score with every attack. We did manage to score a penalty late on; John Cotter converting after Mark Reidy was fouled in the square. The final score was Athea 2-02, Mountcollins 1-10. Team: Kieran Hartnett, Jason Dalton, Michael Ahern, Jason O’ Flaherty, William Mullane, Brian Ahern, Colm Hassett, Sean Ahern, Mark Reidy, Tomás Mullane, Denis Collins, Jack Denihan, Padraic Walsh, John Cotter, Neilo Keane, Dan McMahon, Dan Mullane, Liam O’Brien, Roger Ryan & Sean Liston.

Club Draw 2014:

Our first Club draw will be taking place on Saturday July 5 and once again this year’s total prize money is €11,800. The cost of the Tickets are €80 each or eight monthly payments of €10. 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 27:

Minor Football Championship:

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

Friday July 4:

Minor Football Championship:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers have a match away to Adare on Friday evening July 4 at 7.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated

Sunday July 20:

Junior B Football Championship:

Athea will play St. Kierans on Sunday July 20. Time and venue to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

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.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Thursday June 19:


We played Granagh/Ballingarry in a very competitive and exciting game in Athea on Thursday night last. This was probably our best performance so far this year and despite losing we played some very good football. The defense played very well throughout and our forwards won plenty of ball, but we need to sharpen up on our shooting, that said Eoin O’Shea scored two brilliant goals and Andrew O’ Riordan also scored a great goal. The midfield pairing of Alex McEldowney along with Luke Gleeson and in the second half Michael Tierney worked tirelessly all through the match against much bigger opponents. All the substitutes made a big contribution when introduced. Our next game is away to St Senans in Foynes on Thursday July 3rd at 6.45pm.
Panel: Colin Broderick, Michael Tierney, Eoin Sheahan, Evan Wallace, Pierce O’Brien, Alex McEldowney, Luke Gleeson, Eoin O’Shea, Jack Hunt, Andrew O’ Riordan, T.J. Hunt, Danny Brady, Gavin Ambrose, Brandon Finucane, Sarah O’Connor, Aidan Curry, Adam Byrne, Pauric Enright & Dermot Pierse.
We all wish a speedy recovery to Evan Wallace who injured his wrist during the game.


Friday June 27:


Training for U6’s continues this Friday evening June 27 at 6pm in Páirc na nGael. Anyone that has not registered can do so on the night. All players must have gum shields.


Training for U8’s continues this Friday evening June 27 at 6pm 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 27 at 6pm in Páirc na nGael. Anyone that has not registered can do so on the night. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday June 25:


Training for U12’s continues this Wednesday evening June 25 at 6.45pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields

Tuesday July 1:


Training for U14’s continues next Tuesday evening July 1 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for June/July:

Monday June 30:


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

Thursday July 3:


Athea U12’s are away to St. Senans on Thursday evening July 3 at 6.45pm. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. All players must have gum shields.

Friday July 4:


Our U8’s have a blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening July 4. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.

Wednesday July 9:


Athea U14’s have a match at home to St. Mary’s Sean Finns on Wednesday evening July 9. Players to be at the field for 6.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

Saturday July 12:


Our U10’s have a blitz in Mick Neville Park on Saturday July 12. Cars leaving the village at 9.45am. All players must have gum shields.

Monday July 14:


Athea U16’s are away to Dromcollogher/Broadford on Monday evening July 14 at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm.  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.

Coiste na nÓg on line:

You can now view all our notes, results, fixtures and pictures of Athea Coiste Na nÓg on the Athea GAA website. Just go to and click on the “Coiste Main Page” for all the latest news and information

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 for a booking form, 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

Bag Packing:

The Club would like to thank all those who helped out with our bag packing on Friday last in Tesco Abbeyfeale. We would like to thank all who supported our fund raiser and we would also like to thank the management and staff of Tesco Abbeyfeale for the opportunity to fund raise in their store. As always your support is greatly appreciated.

Guess the Score:

Coiste na nÓg will be running a guess the score competition for the upcoming Munster Senior Hurling Final which Limerick will be hoping to retain their title against Cork in a repeat of last year’s final. More details next week.


Limerick Senior footballers had a great win against London in the first round Qualifiers in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening last. With a five point advantage at the break Limerick were looking good but London hit back in the second half and were ahead with ten minutes left. A Gearoid Hegarty goal settled things and late points from Brian Scanlon and Ian Ryan secured this vital win on a score line of Limerick 1-16   London 1-13.

Athea United Soccer

The Annual Athea Utd Awards Night will take place on this coming Friday night, June 27th at The Top of the Town. This is one of the social highlights of the season and we look forward to seeing everybody there on Friday night. Proceedings are pencilled in to commence at 9.30pm.
Athea Utd will hold its Annual General Meeting in The Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 5th 2014. All are welcome to attend. Any person(s) who would like to get involved with the club are especially welcome. More details nearer the date.
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.
Last Sunday out U-10s were invited to play in the Killeaney Fun Day Tournament in Knockdown. In the first game we played Killeaney and went behind to two early goals before we rallied to level by half time through Daire O’Shea and an own goal. The second half was end to end but it was Killeaney who got a late winner.  In the shield final we faced Glin Rovers and won four one, James Broderick scoring twice in the first half while Cillian O’Connor added two more in the second half.
Panel – Gavin Mulvihill, Fergal Pierce, Calum Gleeson, Daire O’Shea, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Conor Mullane, James Lee, Cillian O’Connor, Michael Walsh, Donacadh Barrett.

NB: Thanks to Killeaney for inviting us on last Sunday.
All managers from juniors down to schoolboys are asked to return all playing gear from last season to Tim O’Riordan as soon as possible.

This club extends its sympathy to the family, relations and friends of Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove, Moyvane who passed away last weekend. May The Light Of Heaven Now Be His.
The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, June 23rd at Batt’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €14,400. Numbers drawn 2, 17, 19, 24. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Chris & Sharon, Lower Road, Athea. Helen Clune, Rathkeale. Marita Sheehy, Ballysteen. Jim McMahon, Upper Athea. Jack Sexton, Coole West, Athea.
Sellers Agatha & Doreen Cahill
New jackpot will be €14,500 on Monday, June 30th at JP’s.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5