Athea Utd Soccer

U12 Division 2 (Sat, March 7th) 

Athea Utd   (1) 1  Eoin O’Shea      Askeaton     (0) 0

Team – Gavin Mulvihill, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Brandon Finucane, Fergal Pierse, Andrew O’Riordan, Gavin Ambrose, Daire O’Shea, TJ Hunt, Michael Tierney, Shane Scanlon, Eoin O’Shea

Subs Jack Vaughan, Pierce O’Brien, Dermot Pierse, Shauna Sweeney, Cillian O’Connor, Conor Mullane.

Referee Pat King.

U16 Division 2  (Sat, March 7th) 

Athea Utd   (1) 2   Sean Ryan, Liam McAuliffe    

Carrig Cel   (0) 2

Team – Timothy Tierney, Daniel McEldowney, Michael Dalton, Seamus Leahy, Michael Ambrose, Liam McAuliffe, John Sexton, Jack Vaughan, Cillian Liston, Sean Ryan, Milan Williams. Sub Andy Ahern.

Referee Ger O’Connor

U10 Friendly (Sat, March 7th) 

Athea Utd  1       (Evan Curry)      Carrig Celtic 3

Team: Donnacha Barrett, Calum Gleeson, Michael Walsh, Rory Mahony, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Lee, James Broderick, James Hunt, Ciaran Hunt, Josh Quilter, Timmy O’Keeffe, Rory Cleary.


Saturday, March 14th

U10s away to Shountrade at 11.30am

Sunday, March 15th

Junior As home to Killeaney in League Cup at 11.30am


Last weeks mid weeks games was round six of our last man standing competition where we had 15 people still in contention. We had just 1 faller thus leaving 14 still standing as we head into week seven.

Best of luck to everyone left in the competition.

Brown Joe’s 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, March 9th at Brown Joe’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €18000. Numbers drawn  14, 21, 24, 27.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Tom Kennedy, Ardagh. Pat Buckley & Seanie, Athea. The Murphy Family, Dirreen. John Mathews, Athea. Donal Cotter, Coole West.

Sellers Margaret Dalton & Mike Buckley.

New jackpot €18100 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, March 16th.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA


Sunday March 8:

Intermediate Football League:

Athea 0-07           Mungret/St. Pauls 1-01

Our Intermediates made the long journey to Mungret to take on the locals in the first round of Division 3 of the County football league. This was our first match under the new Management of Pat Higgins and trainer Colm Hassett and we came away with a three point win on the day. Playing into the wind in the first half, we threatened on several occasions and it was Padraic Walsh who opened the scoring with a well taken point after a great pass from Kevin Murphy. Jamie Collins then set up Kevin Murphy who tapped over from close range to increase our lead. The home side hit back with a well taken goal, but Gerard Ahern scored a free after Kevin Murphy had been fouled to level the match after twelve minutes. Mungret/St. Pauls went ahead again with a well taken point and a super block down by Tom Collins prevented a certain score shortly afterwards. Just before half time Gerard Ahern split the posts to leave it all square at the break, Athea 0-04, Mungret/St. Pauls 1-01. We played extremely well in the second half but found scores hard to come by. Our backs were well on top keeping the home side scoreless for the entire half, our midfield pairing of Jamie Collins and Neilus Hunt were well on top setting up many attacks for our forwards, but we found it hard to shake of the cobwebs and missed several scoring chances. Gerard Ahern tapped over a free after Jamie Collins had been fouled, Jamie was next on the score sheet after great work by Pa Chawke and Gerard Ahern scored our last point to leave the final score Athea 0-07, Mungret/St. Pauls 1-01. Even though we had a number of wides, there were plenty of positives to take from our first match and we play Kilteely/Dromkeen at home this Saturday March 14 at 5pm in the second round of the league in Páirc na nGael. Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Padraig Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Raymond Brouder, Shane Tierney, Tom Collins, Michael Reidy, Jamie Collins (0-1), Neilus Hunt, Gerard Collins, Gerard Ahern (0-4), Kevin Murphy (0-1), Padraic Walsh (0-1), Pa Chawke, Pa Kiely. Subs: Denis Greaney (Padraic Walsh), John Geoghegan (Pa Chawke), Jason Dalton (Pa Kiely), Neilo Keane & Dan McMahon.


Saturday March 14:

County Intermediate Football League Division 3:

Round 2:

We play Kilteely/Dromkeen in the second round of division three of the County football league at home in Páirc na nGael this Saturday March 14 at 5pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday March 17:

West Senior Football Championship:

We play Ballysteen in the first round of the West Senior football championship on Tuesday March 17 in Glin at 12 noon. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Club membership:

For those who have not yet become members of Athea GAA Club they can still do so. This is a great way of supporting the Club at only a cost of €20 for the year. This also entitles you to put your name in for match tickets for every championship game Limerick will play and also All Ireland Final tickets. The GAA has the largest membership of any sports organization in Ireland. When one becomes a member of Athea GAA club, they become part of our GAA family and part of a great community based organization that continues to enhance the lives of so many people both young and old. If you would like to become a member of our Club please contact any of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

Limerick Club Development Draw:

The Limerick Club draw known more commonly as the Mackey Stand draw will commence in March. This is a hugely important source of revenue for our Club. It costs €100 for the year which enters you in ten monthly draws. Our ticket sellers will be out and about shortly, so if you can please support.

Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525 Stake:

The Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake is back again this year and Limerick Greyhound Stadium have given us some complimentary tickets for Saturday nights racing March 14. For anyone looking for tickets please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

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, April 23-26
Round 2: Athea V Cappamore, May 8-10
Round 3: Athea V Galbally, June 5-7
Round 4: Athea V Mungret, August 7-9
Round 5: Athea V Oola, August 28-30

Quarter-Final: September 5

Semi-Final: September 19

Final: October: 3

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.

County Minor 13 aside Football Championship Draw 2015:

There are eight teams contesting the County Minor 13 aside competition this year. Athea, Castlemahon, Crecora Manister, Mountcollins, Kilteely/Dromkeen, Croom, Galtee Gaels & Granagh/Ballingarry.

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:


Thursday March 12:


Training for U14s will continue this Thursday evening March 12 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields

Friday March 13:

Junior Infants & Senior Infants;

Coaching for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening March 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;

Coaching for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening March 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 lost out by a single point after a great battle with Wexford in Wexford Park on Sunday last final score Limerick 2-12 Wexford 1-16.

County Football League Division 3


Kilteely Dromkeen/Cill Tíle Drom Chaoin

1         1          0          0       28         8            20           2

Cappamore GAA Club

1         1           0        0      19       12          7           2


1        1          0       0        7         4           3           2


0        0          0       0        0         0           0           0

Gerald Griffins

0        0          0       0        0         0           0           0

Mungret St Pauls

1        0          0       1        4         7          -3           0


1        0         0        1        12       19         -7          0


1        0         0        1        8         28        -20          0


O Neills Sports County Football League Division 3

Sun, 08 Mar,

(Round: Round 1), Kilteely Dromkeen 5-13 Claughaun 1-5

Sun, 08 Mar,

(Round: Round 1), Athea 0-7 Mungret St Paul’s 1-1

Sun, 08 Mar,

(Round: Round 1), Cappamore 2-13 Bruff 1-9