Athea Utd.

by Pat Mulvihill

U10 Division 4 (Sat, February 14th) 

Athea Utd         (1) 3      Callum Buckley, James Broderick, Evan Curry

Kilcolman Rvs (1) 1

Team – Donnacha Barrett, Calum Gleeson, Michael Walsh, Rory Mahony, Evan Curry, Callum Buckley, James Lee, James Hunt, James Broderick, Ciaran Hunt, Louis O’Sullivan, Timmy O’Keeffe

U14 Division 3  (Sat, February 14th) 

NCW B       (0) 0

Athea Utd   (0) 2      John Sexton (2)

Team – Andrew O’Riordan, Michael Tierney, Seamus Leahy, Ryan O’Connell, DJ O’Connor, David O’Connor, John Sexton, Micah O’Connell, Michael McCarthy, Jason Dillon, Jack O’Connor. Subs Luke Gleeson, Evan Wallace.

Referee Sean Hartnett


Saturday, February 21st

U12s home to Kilcolman Rovers at 10.30am

U16s home to Adare Utd at 12 noon

Sunday, February 22nd

Junior As home to Shannonside A at 11.30am

Junior Bs away to Shannonside B (in Aughinish) at 2.30pm


The second round of games saw a massive 139 people exit the competition with just under 120 of those losing out due to Man City under-performing against Hull City. The third round of games were all played midweek (Tuesday, Feb 10th & Wednesday, Feb 11th) and in these games we had just 6 people lose out leaving us with a total of 42 people still standing. There were no games last weekend due to the FA Cup so the fourth round of games will take place next weekend.  Best of luck to everyone left in the competition.

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 16th at

The Top of the Town are as follows –
Jackpot was €17,700. Numbers drawn 4, 13, 28, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Joan & Pat Manaher, Athea. Dick Chawke, Gortnagross, Athea. Pat Sullivan, Listowel, Pa Quinn, Upper Athea. Michael O’Connor, Glenagragra, Athea.

Sellers Top of the Town & Margaret Dalton
New jackpot €17,800 at Donie’s on Monday, February 23rd.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea G.A.A.

by Jacqueline O’Connor

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.


West Senior Football Championship Draw 2015:

We play Ballysteen in the West Senior Football Championship.

West Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2015:

We play Castlemahon in the West Intermediate Football Championship.

West Junior B Football Championship Draw 2015:

We are in group B in the Junior B Championship along with Rathkeale, Ballysteen, Glin and St.Kierans.

West Minor A Football Championship Draw 2015:

There are four teams contesting the Minor A Championship Athea/Mountcollins Rangers, Ballysteen, Deel Rangers and Gael na Sionna.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Fixtures for February:

Friday February 20:


Our U14s will play Askeaton/Ballysteen in the first round of the Feile B competition in Askeaton on this Friday February 20 at 5pm. Cars leaving the village at 4pm sharp. All players must have gum shields


Wednesday February 18:


Training for U14s will continue this Wednesday evening February 18 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields

Friday February 20:

Junior Infants & Senior Infants;

Training for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening February 20 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 20 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 Rose’s 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.

“It’s the real McCoy”:

Athea Coiste na nÓg would like to congratulate Athea Drama Group for their production of “It’s the Real McCoy”. It was an absolutely fantastic show, one not to be missed. We would also like to say a big thank you to them for allowing us the opportunity to raise funds by running the Tuc shop at the interval break. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone for supporting us and those who helped out in any way.