Athea Utd.

Desmond Cup 1st Round (Sun, February 8th)

Athea Utd B    0         Abbeyfeale Utd B 7

Team – Kieran Hartnett, Gary Carroll, Ray Brouder, Pa Kiely, Jason Dalton, Mike Toomey, Steven McEnery, Peter O’Connor, Colm Hassett, Neilo Keane, Dan McMahon.

Referee Jim Molyneaux.

Desmond Cup 1st Round (Sun, February 8th)

Askeaton A  (1) 5     Athea Utd A (1) 1  Jamie Collins

Team – Shane Mulvihill, Michael Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Tom Collins, Padraig Reidy, Mark Horgan, Gerard Ahern, Jamie Collins, Kevin Murphy, Cillian O’Connor, John Cotter. Subs Ger Collins, Joe Vaughan, Martin Chawke.

Referee Pat King. 


Saturday, February 14th

U10s home to Kilcolman Rovers at 11.30am

U14s away to Newcastle West B at 11.30am 


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 is underway  with 215 entries all looking to be the last man standing and take the €300 prize money on offer. After the first week we had 29 fallers thus leaving 186 going into last weekends games. However if you picked Man City last weekend I’m afraid you were left very disappointed by the blues and not for the first time this season, Even Lampard couldn’t save them this time as Steve Bruce masterminded his Hull City to a point but in truth Hull should have won this game. In all we had a total of 139 fallers and as a result we have only 47 still standing and with a full midweek programme of  games more could go by tonight.

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 9th at JP’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €17,600. Numbers drawn 1, 11, 13, 27. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Carla Sheehy, Athea. Alan Hayes, Dromcolligher. Mags Mahony, Ballylongford. John & Jackie Kissane, Tarbert. Mikey Ward, Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale.

Sellers Margaret Dalton & Doreen.
New Jackpot €17,700 at The Top of the Town on Monday, February 16th.  Tickets €2 each or three for €5

 Athea G.A.A.


Mount Brandon Climb:

Any person, families or groups interested in walking to the top of Mount Brandon in County Kerry can do so on Sunday February 22. The walk has been organized by the Limerick GAA Football board to help raise funds for the football development squads which are taking place in LIT every Saturday morning. A donation will also be made to Red Hill School for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Patrickswell. The cost per person is €20 or you can sponsor anyone of our players attending the development squads who will also be doing the walk.


GAA Scholarships For The Gaeltacht:

A limited number of Scholarships are available for anyone wishing to attend an Irish college this summer. All applicants must be club members; either playing our games or involved in Scór. The scholarships are for secondary school pupils only; they apply only to residential colleges under Comharchumann Chorca Dhuibhne(West Kerry); Coláiste Béal Atha an Ghaorthaigh(West Cork) or Coláiste na Roinne (Port Láirge). Approximately one third of the cost is covered, so if anyone is interested please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 as a form needs to be filled out and submitted to the West Board by the end of this month.


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.


Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2015:

There are two groups of six teams who will contest the Championship.

Group 1: Claughaun, Feohanagh/Castlemahon, St.Senans, Mountcollins, Hospital/Herbertstown & Bruff.
Group 2: Oola, Mungret, Galbally, Cappamore, Athea & Glin

Round 1: Athea V Glin.
Round 2: Athea V Cappamore.
Round 3: Athea V Galbally.
Round 4: Athea V Mungret.
Round 5: Athea V Oola.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Colaiste Ide agus Iosef Post Primary School:

Well done to Colaiste Ide agus Iosef post primary school on winning the County final against a very strong Castletroy collage in Mick Neville Park recently. Athea players who togged out on the day were David O’ Connor, Jack O’ Connor, Jason Dillon, TJ White, Brian English, TJ Murphy and Ryan Greaney.

Fixtures for February:

Sunday February 15:


Our U14s will play Askeaton/Ballysteen in the first round of the Feile B competition in Askeaton on this Sunday February 15. Time to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields


Wednesday February 11:


Training for U14s will continue this Wednesday evening February 11 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shield 

Friday February 13:

Junior Infants & Senior Infants;

Training for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening February 13 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 continue this Friday evening February 13 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.

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 were in action in the second round of the league but they lost heavily to Tipperary in Thurles on a score line of Limerick 1-02, Tipperary 1-14.