Athea GAA

Club Draw 2015:

The first of our club draws will be held at the Top of the Town bar this Saturday June 28. 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 U14s travelled to the Bog Garden in Rathkeale on Wednesday evening last to take on the locals in the third round of the league. This was a big challenge for our boys as Rathkeale were very big and physical. We started brightly with everyone giving a hundred percent on the field, but after ten minutes of the match the home side scored a couple of goals to take the lead. We responded well when David O’Connor scored a great goal from a free. Shortly afterwards Jack O’Connor scored a brilliant point after rounding his man, ran thirty yards and tapped the ball over the bar. Rathkeale upped a gear and added more goals and points before half time. In the second half Rathkeale continued to pile on the pressure adding to their score, but we finished strongly with Brian English scoring a great goal and a point. Despite being well beaten the boys played very well and gave it their all for the whole game. Panel: Colin Broderick, Ryan Greaney, Alex McEldowney, Danny Brady, Brian English, Jamie O’Mahony, Thomas McEnery, TJ White, Aidan Curry, Luke Gleeson, Eoin Sheahan, Jack Hunt, David O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, Padraig McMahon, Pauric Enright, Brandon Finucane, Pierce O’Brien & TJ Hunt.

The U12s played Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Athea on Thursday night last before a large crowd of supporters. This was a well contested game with the visitors proving too strong on the night. Best for Athea were Gavin Ambrose, Brandon Finucane, Pierce O’ Brien, Andrew O’ Riordan and Eoin O’ Shea. Training continues every Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m.


Thursday July 2: U12:

Our U12s have a match away to Na Piarsaigh on Thursday evening July 2. Cars leaving the village at 5.15pm. All players must have gum shields.

Monday July 6:U16:

Our U16s have a match away to St.Kierans on Monday evening July 6. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.

Wednesday July 8:U14:

Our U14s have a match at home to Monaleen on Wednesday evening July 8. Players to be at the field for 6.45pm.  All players must have gum shields.


Thursday June 25:U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Thursday evening June 25 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Friday June 26:U6, U8 & U10


Training for U6s, U8s & U10s continues this Friday evening June 26 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Tuesday June 30:U12:

Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening June 30 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday June 30:U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening June 30 at 7.30pm. 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:

Glin         2-8          1-11        Mungret/St. Pauls

Glin       8-12       0-09       Claughaun

Bruff     1-07        3-08       Mungret/St. Pauls

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 22nd at The Top of the Town on are as follows –
Jackpot was €19500. Numbers drawn 3, 4, 15, 27. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Moss Brouder, Coole West. Shelia Hickey, Listowel. Bridget Flaherty, Knocknagorna. Haulie Collins, Knocknagorna. Treasa Sexton, Coole West.

Sellers Doreen & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €19600 at Donie’s on Monday, June 29th.