Athea GAA


Friday June 5:

Intermediate Football Championship Round 3:

Our Intermediates will play Galbally in the third round of the Intermediate football Championship this Friday evening June 5 in Clarina at 7.30pm. This is a top of the table clash so all support would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday June 6:

Junior B Football Championship Round 2:

Our Junior B team will play St. Kierans this Saturday evening June 6 in Glin at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated as they attempt to make it two wins out of two.

Wednesday June 10:

Division 3 League:

Our Intermediate team is at home to Gerald Griffins next Wednesday evening June 10 at 7.30pm in the fifth round of Division 3 of the football league. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday June 13:

Division 3 League:

Our Intermediates team is at home to Bruff on Saturday evening June 13th at 4pm in the sixth round of Division 3 of the football league. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Club Draw 2015:

It’s that time of year again when our ticket sellers will be out and about shortly selling tickets for our Club Draw. There are eight draws again this year, with a total prize fund of €11,800 to be won. Please contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673, if you have any queries.

Fun Run/Adventure Run:

Our Adventure Run/Fun Run will take place this Sunday June 7. Registration is at the GAA Clubhouse from 11.45am -12.45pm. The Fun Run/Adventure Run will commence at1pm sharp.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the McCoy family on the recent passing of Mick McCoy and also to the family and friends of Bridie Histon who also passed away at the weekend. May they rest in peace.


Congratulations and best wishes to Michael and Áine Reidy who were blessed with the arrival of their twin girls last week.

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 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

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Monday June 1: U14:

Our U14s played their second match of the league at home to Mungret/St. Pauls on Monday evening last. In a fairly evenly contested first half, it was Athea who opened the scoring, when Jack O’ Connor scored a ripper of a goal from twenty five yards out after great work by John Sexton. Jason Dillon and TJ White were having a great game at midfield setting up many attacks. Jamie O’Mahony, Brandon Finucane and John Sexton were working tirelessly in the backs. The opposition came back to score a goal and three points to take the lead. Just before half time John Sexton scored a great point to leave just two points between the teams and the half time score read Athea 1-01, Mungret/St. Pauls 1-03. In the second half, Mungret/St. Pauls opened the scoring with a point to extend their lead, we tried hard to break down their defense but found scores hard to come by. David O’Connor was very busy getting on the ball all over the field with Eoin Sheahan using his pace to good effect in the backs. Then mid-way through the half, the visitors scored three quick goals to kill off any chance we had to come back into the game. Our boys did not give up and tried hard until the final whistle with Jack O’Connor scoring a great point with his left leg late in the half. Final score Athea 1-02, Mungret/St. Pauls 4-04. Team: Evan Wallace, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Brandon Finucane, Thomas McEnery, John Sexton, Jamie O’Mahony, Jason Dillon, TJ White, David O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, Luke Gleeson, Brian English, Aidan Curry, Jack Hunt, Eoin O’Shea, Ryan Greaney, Colin Broderick, Padraig McMahon, Pauric Enright, TJ Hunt & Daire O’Shea.


Thursday June 4: U12

Our U12s are away to Askeaton/Ballysteen this Thursday evening June 4. Cars will leave the village at 5.50pm.

Saturday June 6: U10:

Our U10s have a home Blitz in Páirc na nGael on Saturday June 6. Time to be confirmed by text.

Friday June 12:U8:

Our U8s have a home Blitz in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening June 12. Players are asked to be at the field for 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.

Wednesday June 17:U14:

Our U14s have a match away to Rathkeale on Wednesday evening June 17 at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.


Friday June 5:U6 & U8:

There is no U6 and U8 football training for this Friday evening June 5.


Training for U10s this Friday evening June 5 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Tuesday June 9:U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening June 9 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.


Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening June 9 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.

Cúl Camp:

This year’s Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will be held on the week of July 6th -10th from 10am to 2.30pm each day in Páirc na nGael. Players can register online or by contacting Jacqueline O’Connor on 086-0670091. The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are for girls and boys aged between six and thirteen. It’s an action packed and fun filled week during the summer holidays optimising learning in Gaelic football. The cost of the camps is €55 for the first child, €45 for the second child and €40 for the third and subsequent children. For children attending a second camp, without gear, the cost is €35 in ROI.

Athea United Soccer


The Annual Limerick Desmond Schoolboys League Awards Night was held last Monday night and Athea Utd were represented by Shane Dalton who was voted U/16 Div 2 player of the year. A very talented player who had a fine season for the club and we congratulate him on being voted player of the year by the clubs in our division. Well done Shane.


Next season Athea Utd will be having only one junior team but we will be entering a youths team. We will be looking for a manager for our junior team as well as our U8s and U12s so those interested are asked to contact Secretary Pat Mulvihill on 0877934417.


Sportsworld are the sponsors of this ears FAI Summer Soccer Schools and once again Athea Utd will be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer School at The Vales. The important dates to remember are from Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st. The camp is open to boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 14 years of age. Again all participants will receive full kits, backpacks and footballs. Like last year the cost is €65 per child with a family discount for each extra child attending the same camp.

All coaches are Garda Vetted as per FAI Policy and all coaches have completed the required coaching courses in order to coach at the FAI Summer Soccer Schools.

BOOKINGS – Bookings for the Summer Soccer School at The Vales, Athea can be made online or by calling 1890 653653


Athea Utd wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bridie Histon, Markievicz Park who passed away last week, to Veronica, Virginia, Mattie and Kerry, a former Athea Utd player we offer our condolences. May She Rest In Peace.

We also extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Mick McCoy, Gortnagross who passed away last week. We all remember Mick who drove so many of our teams down the years to our numerous away games, we found Mick to be very punctual and had many a laugh with him on those many drives. To his wife Nora, son Jimmy, relations and friends we offer our deepest sympathy.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, June 1st at Brown Joe’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €19200. Numbers drawn 4, 8, 15, 26. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Patrice Cleary, Templeathea. Ann Quaid, Athea. Noreen Brouder, Templeathea. Margaret Reidy, Upper Athea. John Kelly, Coole West.

Sellers Liz Gould & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €19300 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, June 8th.