Athea GAA

Athea Gaa Parish Festival Tournament:

A great day was had by all who attended and took part in the Parish Festival tournament in Páirc na nGael on Sunday last. A mixture of  Minors, Junior Bs, Intermediates and a few who togged off for the first time in twenty years provide plenty of entertainment for the large crowd who were there to cheer them on. After three very exciting and close games it was the Dirreen Dynamos captained by Tim O’ Riordan who were crowned champions. The winning team was presented with their trophies afterwards in Paul Collins Bar where everyone enjoyed a well-deserved BBQ. Many thanks to our referee for the day Tommy Denihan who kept great control throughout the tournament and to Paul Collins for sponsoring the trophies.

Club Draw 2014:

Our third club draw was held at Batt’s bar last Saturday night. Tickets can still be bought for our draw. 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.

Club Draw results:
€500– Jimmy & Mag Danaher, Upper Athea.
€250– Matt Tierney, Templeathea.
€150– Mike Scanlon, Aughrim, Moyvane.
€150– Emma Flaherty, Lower Road, Athea.
€150– Connie Noonan, Glasha, Athea.
€150– Aine Reidy, The Village, Athea.


Thursday August 21:

Intermediate Football championship:

Athea 0-13     Hospital/Herbertstown 1-12

Our Intermediates played their final game of the championship against Hospital/Herbertstown last Thursday evening in Ballingarry. This was a close game with never more than a kick of a ball between the teams. We had fine performances from Shane and Matthew Tierney in the backs, Martin and Pa Chawke at midfield, with Mark O’ Connor and Kevin O’ Keeffe causing all sort of problems for their backs. Even though we could not qualify for the knockout stages our boys gave it their all until the final whistle. We were two points down with minutes remaining and despite our best efforts we could not find the goal that would give us our second win of the championship.  The final score was Athea 0-13, Hospital/Herbertstown 1-12 and this was the end of a disappointing campaign in the Championship, however we are still in contention in the league which will be run off in the coming weeks. Team: John Cotter, Padraig Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Shane Tierney, Denis Greaney, Paul Collins, Padraig Reidy, Pa Chawke, Martin Chawke, Mark O’Connor, Jamie Collins, Kevin O’Keeffe, Padraic Walsh, Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Eoin McCarthy, Dan McMahon, Jack Denihan, Jason Dalton & William Mullane.

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.


Congratulations to Tom Collins and Caroline O’Reilly who got engaged recently. May they have many happy years together.

New Arrival:

Sincere congratulations to Neilus and Linda Hunt and their family who were blessed with a new baby boy who they are naming Fionn. No doubt another young footballer for Athea in a few years.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Monday August 25:


Our U12 footballers played a very exciting game against Gerald Griffins on Monday night last in Ballyhahill. The football was top class from both teams with play swinging from end to end at lightning speed. We scored 9-06 and they scored 5-10 over the forty minute game. We had great displays from Alex McEldowney, Michael Tierney, Andrew O’Riordan, Aidan Curry and Luke Gleeson. Panel: Danny Brady, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Brandon Finucane, Thomas McEnery, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin O’Shea, Michael Tierney, Luke Gleeson, Sarah O’Connor, TJ Hunt, Aidan Curry, Evan Wallace, Amy Ryan, Andrew O’Riordan, Jack Hunt & Pauric Enright.


Friday August 29:


There is U6 football training this Friday evening August 29 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.


There is U8 football training this Friday evening August 29 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.


There is U10 football training this Friday evening August 29 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for September:

Friday September 5:

U15 County Final:

Our U15s will play Kildimo/Pallaskenery in the County Final in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening September 5 at 6.30pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.30pm. All support greatly appreciated.

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.

Athea Utd Soccer

PREMIER DIVISION (Sunday, August 24th)

Athea Utd A (3) 6 Cillian O’Connor (2), Kevin Murphy (2)

Gerard Ahern, John Cotter     NCW (0) 0

Team: Timmy Enright, Padraig Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Tom Collins, Martin Chawke, Maurice Hayes, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Jamie Collins, Kevin O’Keeffe, Cillian O’Connor. Subs Kevin Murphy, John Cotter, Padraic Walsh

Referee: Paul O’Brien

DIVISION 3 (Sunday, August 24th)

Athea Utd B (1) 2 Peter O’Connor (pen), Cillian O’Connor

Kildimo Utd B (1) 1

Team: Kieran Harnett, Jason Dalton, Gary Vaughan, Jonathan Mulvihill, Joe O’Connor, Peter O’Connor, Ger Collins, Mike Reidy, Mike Twomey, Mark Horgan, Steven McEnery. Subs used Neilo Keane, Cillian O’Connor, John Geoghegan. Also Brian Murphy, Tomas Murphy, Eoin Horgan, Dan McMahon, Tony Missorici. Referee: Pat O’Donnell


Friday, August 29th –

Junior As home to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 6.45pm

Sunday, August 31st –

Junior As away to Shannonside A at 11.30am

Junior Bs home to Carrig Celtic B at 2.30pm

Tuesday, September 2nd

U-16s home to Glantine at 6.30pm


There is no change to the cost of club registration from the 2013-14 season so the fees for the upcoming 2014-14 season are as follows
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.
There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.
For example a family with an U/8 player and an U/10 player the registration will be €30 while a family with an U/16 player and an U/12 the registration will be €40.


In line with club policy no player(s) will be allowed play for Athea Utd in the schoolboy league or junior league until they have their registration paid. All managers are to collect the respective registration and to implement this club policy.
Would all Junior A and Junior B players please take note of the registration fees for the coming 2014-15 season.
For the junior players that didn’t sell lottery tickets or the Last Man Standing Cards last season the registration will be €60.

U-10 training on Thursday night  6.30pm to 7.30pm.

U-12 training on Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30pm.

U-16 training on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U-14 training on Fridays 6.30pm to 7.30pm


Congrats and well done to Sean Ryan who has again been selected to attend the FAI Emerging Talent Programme for the coming season.


Athea Utd will again running the very popular Last Man Standing Competition for the coming season with the weekend of September 27th/28th/29th pencilled in for the first round of games. Keep watching this space or our face book page for further details over the coming weeks.

Mondays 10am to 3pm. Wednesdays 10am to 3pm. Fridays 10am to 3pm.
Monday – Friday nights from 7pm to 9.30pm.
Saturdays from 10am to 2am.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday August 25th at The Top of the Town are as follows –
Jackpot was €15,300. Numbers drawn 12, 20, 21, 28.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Boney, Markievicz Park, Athea. Mary & Phillip Stack, Ballylongford. Mary Leahy, Ardagh. Agatha Barrett, Athea. Brodie O’Connor, Ardagh.

Sellers: Doreen & Brown Joes.
New jackpot will be €15,400 at Donies on Monday, September 1st

Tickets €2 each or three for €5