Athea GAA


Wednesday June 10:

County Football League Division Three:

Athea 2-09        Gerald Griffins 0-13

Athea entertained our near neighbours Gerald Griffins on Wednesday evening last in Páirc na nGael. We started brightly with a well taken goal by Pat Ahern. The opposition scored two points of their own and Kieran Harnett denied them a certain goal when he pulled of a great save. Athea settled down and scored three unanswered points with James Ryan, Gerard Ahern and Jamie Collins all getting their names on the score sheet. Gerald Griffins scored two points to close the gap, but a hat trick of points from Gerard Ahern gave us a five point lead. The visitors scored a point just before half time to leave the score at the break Athea 1-06, Gerard Griffins 0-05. Eight minutes into the second half Gerard Ahern scored a goal, then a point and it looked like we would win easy but Gerald Griffins had other ideas. They outscored Athea eight points to two in the last twenty minutes of the match. Gerard Ahern and Shane Tierney were the Athea scorers and at the final whistle the score line read Athea 2-09, Gerald Griffins 0-13 .Having received a walkover from Bruff on Saturday evening last we have maximum points on the table with only one game left. Team: Kieran Harnett, Michael Reidy, Tom Collins, Matthew Tierney, Raymond Brouder, Dylan Griffin, Padraig Reidy, Gerard Collins, Jamie Collins (0-1), James Ryan (0-1), Gerard Ahern (1-6), Shane Tierney (0-1), Padraic Walsh, Pat Ahern (1-0), Pa Kiely. Subs: Neilo Keane (Pa Kiely), Dan McMahon & Eoin McCarthy.


Wednesday June 24:

West Junior B Football Championship:

Athea Junior Bs will play Ballysteen in the final round of the West Junior B Championship on Wednesday evening June 24 at 7.45pm in Glin. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Club Draw 2015:

The first of our club draws is not far away and will be held at the Top of the Town bar. If anyone still wants a ticket please contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673. There are eight draws again this year, with a total prize fund of €11,800 to be won.

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 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:



Our U8s played in a home Blitz in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening last. Playing teams from Newcastle West, Mountcollins and Knockaderry it was a great chance to see our young boys and girls playing in the maroon and white. They played extremely well on the night giving plenty of entertainment for all who came to support them. Everyone who attended got well deserved treats in the Clubhouse before they went home. Thanks to our referees for the evening, Derek Byrne and Roger Ryan. Panel: Fionn Histon, Louis O’Sullivan, Emma Scanlon, Tony Ahern, Jim Ahern, Jack Sexton, Tom Ahern, Tomás Ahern, Sean Twomey, Molly Hunt, Alex Quinn & Jamie Flynn.

Athea School Blitz:

Athea hosted a school blitz on Friday last in Páirc na nGael with players coming from Athea National School, Knocknasna National School and Templeglantine National School to take part. The names of all the children from the three schools were put into a hat and four teams were picked out, Limerick, Kerry, Dublin and Donegal. They all got to play three matches each and these were very exciting games with no more than a kick of a ball between them. Afterwards Gavin Ambrose won the boys skill challenge and Stephanie from Templeglantine won the girls skill challenge. All the children got treats before they went home and are looking forward to next year already. Many thanks to the teachers from the three schools, for without whom this would not be possible. A big thank you to our referees on the day Derek Byrne and David O’ Connor.


Wednesday June 17:U14:

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


Friday June 19:U6 U8 & U10:

Training for U6s, U8s & U10s continues this Friday evening June 19 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Tuesday June 23:U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening June 23 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.


Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening June 23 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.

County Football Division Three Results & Table:

Athea     2-9          0-13        Gerald Griffins

Athea received a walkover from Bruff.

Athea United Soccer


Next season Athea Utd will be having only one junior team but we will be entering a youths team. We will also 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


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, June 15th at JP’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €19,400. Numbers drawn 3, 11, 12, 30.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Michael O’Connor c/o JP’s. John Kelly, Coole West. Helen O’Connor, 5 Village Living, Athea. Sean Mullane, Knocknagorna. John Hickey, Listowel.

Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €19,500 at The Top of the Town on Monday, June 22nd.