Athea Utd Soccer

U10 Division 4 (Sat, March 14th) 

Shountrade (0) 0    

Athea Utd   (0) 2  Callum Buckley (2)    

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

PREMIER LEAGUE CUP Q/F (Sun, March 15th)

Athea Utd A   (0) 0

Killeaney        (0)

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

Referee Donie O’Gorman.


Saturday, March 21st

U12s away to Shannonside at 11.30am (in Aughinish Alumina pitch)


Last week we had round seven of our last man standing competition with ten people still in contention. After games on Saturday and Sunday eight have progressed to the next round with the other two going for Liverpool to beat Swansea on Monday night (March 16th).

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 huge 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.


Our weekly lottery draw was held on Monday, March 16th at Batts Bar with a jackpot of €18100. We will have the results in next week’s edition.

Athea GAA


Saturday March 14:

Football League Divison 3:

Athea 2-08           Kilteely/Dromkeen 0-04

Athea Intermediates made it two wins out of two with a fine ten point win over Kilteely/Dromkeen in Division three of the football league. A powerful first half performance laid the foundation for this great win and it was Kevin Murphy who opened the scoring with a well taken point. Shortly afterwards, a fine move involving Martin Chawke, Mark O’Connor and Denis Greaney ended with Gerard Ahern firing over for our second point. With ten minutes gone on the clock a pin point pass from Gerard Ahern found Kevin Murphy bearing down on goal and he made no mistake raising the green flag to give us a five point lead. The visitors responded with a point of their own, but our defense was solid and gave nothing away keeping them scoreless for the rest of the half. Two points from the boot of Denis Greaney and a point from Gerard Ahern extended our lead and just before the break Kevin Murphy scored his second goal of the evening to leave the half time score Athea 2-05, Kilteely/Dromkeen 0-01. Scores were hard to come by after the break, but the very impressive Michael Reidy scored a wonderful point from forty yards out. Jamie Collins was next on the score sheet before the opposition scored three points of their own midway through the half. The last score of the game was a pointed free from Kevin Murphy and the final score was Athea 2-08, Kilteely/Dromkeen 0-04.  Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Padraig Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Raymond Brouder, Shane Tierney, Tom Collins, Michael Reidy (0-1), Jamie Collins (0-1), Denis Greaney (0-2), Gerard Collins, Gerard Ahern (0-2), Pa Chawke, Mark O’Connor, Martin Chawke, Kevin Murphy (2-02). Subs: Pa Kiely (Mark O’Connor), Dylan Griffin (Gerard Collins), Kevin Mahony (Gerard Ahern), Eoin McCarthy (Ray Brouder), Jason O’Flaherty (Martin Chawke), Sean Ahern (Pa Chawke), Jason Dalton, Neilo Keane & Dan McMahon.


County Intermediate Football League Division 3:

Round 3:

We play Cappamore in the third round of division three of the County football league. Time, date and venue to be confirmed. 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 on Tuesday March 24 in the Clubhouse at 8.30pm. 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. For more information please contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673. Our ticket sellers will be out and about shortly, so if you can please support.

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.


The Club would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the Larkin Family, Clash on the recent passing of Anne Larkin (nee Hayes). May she rest on peace.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Monday March 30:

Athea U15s will play Shamrock Gaels on Monday March 30 in Páirc Na nGael at 6.15pm. Players to be at the field for 5.45pm. All Players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday April 1:

Athea U15s are away to Rathkeale on Wednesday April 1 at 6.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.15pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Monday April 6:

Athea U16s will play Deel Rangers on Monday April 6 in Páirc Na nGael at 6.30pm. Players to be at the field for 5.45pm. All Players must have gum shields.


Thursday March 19:


Training for U14s will continue this Thursday evening March 19 in Páirc Na nGael at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields

Junior Infants & Senior Infants;

There is no coaching this week for Junior or Senior Infants.

First Class & Second Class;

There is no coaching this week for First or Second class.

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 are in a relegation battle after losing out to Fermanagh by nine points on Sunday last in Fermanagh Final score Limerick 2-09, Fermanagh 2-19.

County Football League Division 3 Table:

O Neills Sports County Football League Division 3:


Saturday, 14 Mar,

(Round 2), Athea 2-08 Kilteely/Dromkeen 0-04

Saturday, 14 Mar,

(Round 2), Claughaun 2-10 Cappamore 2-15