Athea GAA

Gym Equipment:

If there is anyone around the Parish with any unwanted gym equipment that they would be interested in donating to the Club e.g. thread mill, Cross trainer, Benches, etc., we would greatly appreciate it. This would be of great help with the training of our senior teams. The benefits and rewards of having such equipment would be an added advantage to our boys. We would gladly collect any item and you can contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for more details.


The Club would like to thanks Sean Fitzgerald of Batt’s Bar for his kind sponsorship towards the Club. It is greatly appreciated.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Our Coiste na nÓg AGM took place on Saturday night last in the Clubhouse. John Hunt chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and Secretary Jacqueline O’ Connor gave a detailed account of the year gone by at all the different age groups from U6s up to U16. Tom McEnery also gave a detailed treasures account of the past year. John Hunt thanked everyone who helped out in any way during the year in his Chairman’s address. Afterwards there were light refreshments for those who attended. The following officers were elected on the night:

Chairman: John Hunt.

Assistant Chairman: Mike Sheahan,

Secretary: Jacqueline O’Connor,

Assistant Secretary Lisa Hunt,

Treasurer: Tom McEnery,

Assistant Treasurer: Roger Ryan,

P.R.O.: Jacqueline O’Connor.

Presentation evening:

There was a large crowd in attendance on Sunday evening last in the Con Colbert Community Hall for our presentation evening for our National School and U15 teams. John Hunt welcomed everyone and spoke about how well the National school team did in their division. Manager of the U15s, Tom Collins spoke about the huge effort they put in winning the County final. Denis Greaney presented all the medals and spoke about the time he played with the school. There was hot food and light refreshments served afterwards to cap of a very enjoyable evening. Many thanks to all the parents who brought refreshments with them and anyone who helped out on the day.


Wednesday February 4:


Training for U14s will commence this Wednesday evening February 4 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields

Friday February 6:

Junior Infants & Senior Infants;

Training for both Junior and Senior Infants will resume this Friday evening February 6 at 5.30p.m to 6.25pm in the hall. There is a charge of €2 per child and all players must have gum shields.

First Class & Second Class;

Training for both Junior and Senior Infants will resume this Friday evening February 6 at 6.30p.m to 7.30pm in the hall. There is a charge of €2 per child and all players must have gum shields.

Templeglantine Hurling:

Congratulations to all the Athea members who were part of both the U14 and U16 County winning Templeglantine hurling teams in 2014. James Ryan, Sean Ryan, Padraig O’ Sullivan, Conor Fitzgerald, Alan Kelly, TJ Doherty, Jamie O’ Brien, Shane Ambrose, David O’ Sullivan and Michael Dalton all received their medals at a presentation in the Devon Inn recently.

Calendar 2015:

This year’s Calendar is still on sale in Roses shop and Paul Collins shop and is once again bursting with over one hundred team, action and assorted photographs from the year gone by. This wonderful production at a cost of only €5 would make a lovely present for anyone at home or abroad.


Limerick Senior Footballers got their league campaign of to the perfect start with a two point win over Sligo in Killmallock on Sunday evening last. The final score was Limerick 0-14 Sligo 1-09.

Athea United Soccer

U14 Division 3 (Sat, January 31st)

Athea Utd (3) 5 Jack O’Connor (2), Jason Dillon, Michael Tierney, og

Ferry Rngs  (0) 1

Team – Micah O’Connell, Eoin Sheahan, DJ O’Connor, Seamus Leahy, Ryan O’Connell, Andrew O’Riordan, John Sexton, Mike McCarthy, David O’Connor, Jason Dillon, Jack O’Connor.

Subs Michael Tierney, Dylan Swift, Luke Gleeson, Evan Wallace. Referee Owen Curtin.

Division 3 League Cup (Sun, February 1st)

Athea Utd B    0         Ballingarry B  5

Team – Roger Ryan, Jason Dalton, Ray Brouder, Joe O’Connor, Gary Carroll,  Sean Ahern, Mike Toomey, Peter O’Connor, Colm Hassett, Neilo Keane, Dan McMahon. Sub Eoin Horgan. Referee Sean Hartnett.


Sunday, February 8th

Junior As away to Askeaton A in Desmond Cup at 2.30pm

Junior Bs home to Abbeyfeale Utd B in Desmond Cup at 2.30pm


Athea Utds U8 Academy continues at The Community Hall every Saturday morning at 11am and all are welcome.

Further information on the Academy is available from Pa Walsh on (087)9127263.


Our second Last Man Standing Competition of the season commenced last weekend with 215 entries all looking to be the last man standing and take the €300 prize money on offer. After the games on Saturday all bar one person had gone through but Sundays games was a disaster for those who picked Southampton as they lost one nil at home to Swansea so in total we lost 26 people this weekend which leaves 189 still standing.

Brown Joes Bar are sponsoring this Last Man Standing Competition with €300 going to the winner and the club thanks them for their sponsorship. We also have a €50 sellers prize to the person that sells the winning line.


In 2008 we undertook a major development with the installation of a synthetic training area, known as ‘FIELDTURF’ which is the only one of its kind in Co. Limerick and is approved to FIFA standards. There has being a hugh amount of interest from clubs, leagues, companies in the years since. To book your slot for either training or leisure contact Pat on (087)7934417 or Denis on (087)2069900. Slots are very limited so ring us today.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, February 2nd at Batt’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €17500. Numbers drawn 2, 4, 14, 17. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Anto Collins c/o Brown Joes. Joan & Pat Manaher, Athea. Eileen Kelly, Hillside Drive.  K & J Stack, Listowel. Gerry O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale.

Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.

New Jackpot €17600 at JP’s on Monday, February 9th.