Athea GAA

Club Draw 2014:

Our first Club draw took place last Saturday night at the Top of the Town. This year’s total prize money is €11,800. This is a great way of supporting our club and if anyone still wants to buy a ticket please contact anyone of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091. The results of the Draw are the following.Fully paid up member’s prize:

€1000: Thady O’ Sullivan, Glasha. Athea.
Monthly Draw:

1st €500: Jerry Griffin, Templeathea, Athea.
2nd €250: David O’Connor, Coole West, Athea.
3rd €150: Rory Dalton, Templeathea, Athea.
4th €150: Hannah Mai & Tom Collins, Upper Athea, Athea.
5th €150: Mary McGrath, Lower Athea, Athea.
6th €150: Donnacha & Michael Coleman, Youghal, Co. Cork.

Fixtures for July:

Minor Football Championship:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play Adare away in the next round of the Championship. Date and time to be confirmed. 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.

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.


The Club would like to congratulate Kevin O’Keeffe and Fiona Dee on their engagement at the weekend. We wish them the very best for the future.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Thursday July 3:

The under 12’s continue to improve with every game and they put in a fine performance in Foynes on Thursday evening last against St. Senans. They lost 1-6 to 2-8 in a pulsating game that swung from end to end. There were excellent performances from Eoin Sheahan, Danny Brady, Michael Tierney and Andrew O Riordan in a very good team effort. Panel:  Brandon Finucane, Jack Hunt, Luke Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Pierce O’Brien, Danny Brady, Eoin Sheahan, Michael Tierney, Alex McEldowney, T.J. Hunt, Gavin Ambrose, Sarah O’Connor, Adam Byrne, Andrew O’ Riordan, Aidan Curry and Colin Broderick.
Training continues on Monday at 6.45p.m. Our next match is at home to Glin on Thursday July 17th at 6.45p.m.

Friday July 4th:


Athea U8’s travelled to the County grounds in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening last playing teams from Feohanagh/Castlemahon, Fr. Caseys and St. Kierans in a Regional blitz. We had twelve players togged out and our boys and girls played did very well in all three matches. This young team are improving with every game they play and provided plenty of entertainment for all who had travelled on the night. Panel: Brid Hunt, Fionn  Histon, Evan curry, Callum Buckley, Niamh Ambrose, Ailísa Ahern, Tomás Ahern, Ciaran Hunt, Jamie Collins, Jack Sexton, James Hunt, Aoife Sheahan & Rory Cleary



There is no U6 football training this week. Training will resume next Friday evening July 18 at 6.30pm.


There is no U8 football training this week. Training will resume next Friday evening July 18 at 6.30pm.


There is no U10 football training this week. Training will resume next Friday evening July 18 at 6.30pm

Tuesday July 15:


Training for U14’s continues next Tuesday evening July 15 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for July:

Saturday July 12:


Our U10’s have a blitz in Mick Neville Park this 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.

Wednesday July 16:


Athea U14’s are at home to St. Mary’s /Sean Finns on Wednesday evening July 16. Players to be at the field for 6.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

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.

Guess the Score:

Coiste na nÓg are 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.

County U14 & U16: 

Well done to Shane Ambrose and James Ryan who were both members of the Limerick County Football teams who took part in tournaments last weekend. Shane played with the Limerick U14 team at the Jim Power tournament in Dungarvan scoring two points, one against Tipperary who they beat in the second match and one against Kerry North in the Plate final which they were unlucky to lose. James played with the County U16 team in Rathkeale, he scored a goal and a point in the cup final against Tipperary but despite their best efforts they lost out in the end. Well done to both our boys who did our Club proud.


Limerick Senior Footballers advance to the next round of the qualifiers following a very impressive five point win over Antrim in the Gaelic grounds on Saturday evening last on a scorline of Limerick 3-11, Antrim 0-15. They were drawn away to Sligo and play them this weekend. Wishing all the team and management the very best of luck. We would also like to wish the Limerick Senior and Minor Hurlers the very best of luck this Sunday in the Munster finals in Páirc Ui Chaoimh.

Athea United Soccer

Athea Utd held its Annual General Meeting last Saturday night, July 5th in The Memorial Hall.

Chairman Tim O’Riordan. Secretary Denis Murphy, Treasurer Clare Ryan. Vice Chairman Ned White. Asst-Secretary Pa Walsh. PRO Pat Mulvihill. Child Welfare Officer Pat Hayes. Registrar Pa Walsh.


Athea Utd are looking for Manager’s for two of our underage team’s and managers for our two senior teams. Anyone interested to contact Denis Murphy on 0872069900 or anyone on the committee.

Booking lines are now open at or phone 1850653653. The Athea Utd camp at The Vales commences on nextMonday week, 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. Places are filling fast so parents are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment and to ensure a place on the camp for your children. ALL COACHES ARE ALSO GARDA VETTED.

There is a €5 late booking fee for participants who book within 5 days of a camp’s start date so to avoid paying the extra €5 please ensure that you book your child on the Athea Utd camp by Wednesday, July 16th. Bookings can be made online at orby calling 1850653653 now.


We can take walk ons on the first day of the camp but please be advised the €5 late booking fee still applies!

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.

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 advice is not to delay and phone today. Remember the numbers again
Pat – (087)7934417 and Denis – (087)2069900. “Very limited slots available”.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 7th at The Top of the Town are as follows –

Jackpot was €14,600. Numbers drawn 10, 15, 22, 30. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mag & Nicole Barrett, Church Road, Athea. Joan O’Connor, Ardagh. Katie & Maura Mulvihill, Upper Athea. Colm Leahy, Upper Athea. Ciaran & Jacqui Barrett, Dublin.

Sellers Doreen & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot will be €14,700 on Monday, July 14th at Donie’s.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5