Athea GAA


County Intermediate Football League Division 3:

Tuesday April 14:

Round 4:

We play Bruff at home in the Fourth round of Division three of the County football league on Tuesday April 14 at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated

Junior B Football League:

Thursday April 9:

Round 1:

We play Glin away in the first round of the Junior B football league on this Thursday April 9 at 7pm. 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. For more information please contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673. Our ticket sellers are out and about, 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 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.

Munster Minor Championship:

The Club would like to wish James Ryan who is a member of the Limerick Minor football panel all the best as Limerick play Cork in the Munster Minor Football Championship on Wednesday April 15.


The Club would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Fr. Bowen and the Kelly Family on the passing of Mary Kelly (nee Bowen) of Ballingarry.

We would also like to extend our deepest sympathy to the O’Mahony family, Tournafulla on the passing of Martina. May they rest in Peace.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Monday April 6:


Athea 2-09      Deel Rangers 2-06

Our U16s got off to great start in Division two of the football league when they beat Deel Rangers in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening last. Sean Ryan opened the scoring when he pointed a free after Alan Kelly had been fouled. Deel Rangers hit back with a point of their own and followed it up with a goal from the penalty spot. Athea’s response was quick when a strong run by Sean Ryan split the Deel Rangers defense; he laid it on to John Sexton who stuck the ball to the back of the net. This seemed to settle our team with our two corner backs Mark McAuliffe and David O’ Connor playing outstanding. Alan Kelly and Micheál Ambrose at midfield set up many attacks for our forwards who were causing their backs all sorts of problems. We scored three unanswered points, one each for Sean Ryan, Alan Kelly and Liam McAuliffe to extend our lead, but two late points just before half time from the opposition left just one point between the teams at the break. The half time score was Athea 1-04, Deel Rangers 1-03.

Five minutes into the second half the sides were level when Deel Rangers scored the opening point. We then hit a purple patch with the very impressive Sean Ryan scoring three unanswered points and shortly after Brian Sheahan sent a low ball across the square and Jack O’ Connor was on hand to blast the ball to the net. Deel Rangers tapped over two points of their own to close the gap. Alan Kelly splits the posts with a wonderful point to give us a six point lead with five minutes left on the clock. Our backs came under pressure but they stood firm led by Captain Cillian Liston. A late goal and a point for the opposition left the final score Athea 2-09, Deel Rangers 2-07. We now play Fr. Caseys in Abbeyfeale next Monday evening.

Team: David O’Sullivan, David O’Connor, Shane Ambrose, Mark McAuliffe, Micheál Dalton, Cillian Liston, Jack Vaughan, Micheál Ambrose, Alan Kelly, Sean Ryan, Liam McAuliffe, John Sexton, Daniel McEldowney, Brian Sheahan, Jack Gleeson, Jack O’Connor & Andy Ahern.


Wednesday April 1:


Athea U15s are away to Rathkeale this Wednesday evening April 8 at 5.30pm. Cars leaving the village at 4.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Monday April 6:


Athea U16s will play Fr.Caseys on Monday evening April 13 in Abbeyfeale at 6.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

U10 Football Blitz:

Our U10’s have a football blitz this weekend April10/11. Time and venue to be confirmed.


Thursday April 9:


Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Thursday evening April 9 at 5pm. All players must have gum shields.


Training continues for U16s in Páirc na nGael this Thursday evening April 9 at 5pm. All players must have gum shields.

Friday April 10:

U6, U8 & U10:

Training commences for U6s, U8s and U10s this Friday April 10 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Cúl Camp:

This year’s Cúl camp will be held on the week of July 6th to 10th. Further details to follow or please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091.


Limerick Senior Footballers retained their Division 3 status after a great win over Louth in Drogheda on Sunday last. Limerick led by a point at the break and two second half goals by Peter Nash and Pa Ranahan secured the win on a score line of Limerick 2-13 to Louth 2-11.

Athea United Soccer


U-14 DIVISION 3 (Tue, March 31sth) 

Athea Utd (4) 8 Jason Dillon (6), John Sexton, Micah O’Connell.   

Bluebell Utd (0)0

Last night week at The Vales our under fourteens played their last game of the season needing a point against Bluebell Utd to win the league and we did so in style with a comfortable win. It might seem a long time ago but think back to Thursday, September 4th when we played our first game at home to Abbeyfeale Utd B. That evening we were well beaten and its fair to say that we had no shape to the team and we made numerous mistakes but since then we have improved with every game and eleven wins in a row proves how well the team has done. Picking a player of the year is going to prove difficult now.

Going back to last night week and from the off we took the game to the opposition and we had a few early chances before Jason Dillon put us ahead and after this there was going to be one winner. Skipper John Sexton made it two nil soon after before two quick goals from Jason before half time had us well on our way. The trend continued in the second half when Jason added another three goals in the second half while Micah O’Connell also found the net. This was a team success as over the course of the season different players played well from goalkeeper up to the strikers as well as the subs we used over a long season. So well done to all the players and the management team on a job well done and another title residing at The Vales. A big thanks to all the supporters who cheered on the boys last week and a hugh thanks to the parents who supported the team at all the home and away games.

After the game John Phillips from the LDSL presented Athea Utd captain John Sexton with the league trophy.

Team – Evan Wallace, Eoin Sheahan, DJ O’Connor, Seamus Leahy, Ryan O’Connell, David O’Connor, Mike McCarthy, Micah O’Connell, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, Jason Dillon, Dylan Swift, Michael Tierney, Andrew O’Riordan, Tomas McEnery, Jack Hunt, Luke Gleeson.

Referee Donie Wallace.

U-10 DIVISION 4 (Thur, April 2nd) 

Athea Utd v Broadford Utd B, walkover to Athea Utd

PREMIER DIVISION (Sun, April 5th) 

NCW Rovers A  (0) 2   Athea Utd A        (0) 0    

Referee Eoin Barrett.


Saturday, April 11th

U10s away to Glantine at 11.30am


Next Saturday morning the under tens are away to Glantine in their last game in the league. In last Thursday nights games, where we got a walkover and Glantine lost away to Kilcolman Rovers we now have a chance to win the league if we win or draw in Glantine so we wish Mike Buckley and his team the very best of luck on Saturday morning. Kick off is at 11.30am so come along and give this team your support.


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, April 6th at Donie’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €18,400. Numbers drawn 10, 14, 16, 27.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Sean Fitzgerald, Colbert Street. Kevin Stack, Moyvane. Tommy Kelly, Knocknaboul. Donie McGrath, Glin. Ger Buckley, Knockanure.

Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.

New Jackpot €18,500 at White’s Bar on Monday, April 13th.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5