Athea GAA

Athea GAA

Football League Division Three Champions:

Athea were crowned Football League Division Three champions during the week, when our two nearest rivals, Glin and Mungret/St. Pauls played out a draw which means that neither team can catch Athea in the final round of matches. Well done to Pat Higgins, Colm Hassett, Eddie Barrett and the entire team on their success and we look forward to Division Two football next year.


West Junior B Championship:

Athea 1-04       Ballysteen 2-08

Our Junior Bs played Ballysteen in the last round of the West Junior B Championship in Glin on Sunday evening last. We started lively putting Ballysteen under pressure early on but found scores hard to come by. The opposition came more into the game and scored two points to take the lead. John Cotter found Dan McMahon with a long pass in the corner; he laid it off to Neilo Keane who scored a wonderful point from thirty yards. The score of the game came five minutes later when Tommy Quaid burst up the wing, toe to hand. Played a one two with William Mullane and scored a brilliant goal to give Athea the lead. Unfortunately we conceded a goal straight away and Ballysteen scored two more points before the break to leave the half time score Athea 1-01, Ballysteen 1-04. It was all to play for in the second half and Philip Collins raised the white flag for Athea after five minutes. Despite having plenty of possession we could not convert it into scores, meanwhile Ballysteen scored a goal and four points to take a commanding lead. John Cotter scored two points late on which left the final score Athea 1-04, Ballysteen 2-08. Team: Kieran Hartnett, Eoin McCarthy, Jonathan Mulvihill, Jason Dalton, Tommy Quaid, William Mullane, Jason Kelly, Sean Ahern, John Geoghegan, Neilo Keane, Brian Ahern, Sean Brouder, Dan McMahon, John Cotter, Philip Collins. Subs: Emmett White, Paul O’Mahony, William Sexton & Roger Ryan.

Fixtures: Friday July 10:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers Minor:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers are away to Shannon Gaels on Friday evening July 10 at 7.30pm. Venue to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields.

Sunday July 12:

Athea Minor 13 aside:

Our Minors have a match at home to Mountcollins on Sunday July 12. Time to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday July 14:

Athea Minor 13 aside:

Our Minors have a match away to Crecora/Manister on Tuesday evening July 14. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

Club Draw 2015:

The first of our club draws was held at the Top of the Town bar on Saturday night last. Many thanks to all those who have supported our Club Draw so far and to all our ticket sellers. There are still seven draws left and tickets are available from any of our sellers or contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673. The following are the winners from our first draw.

Fully paid up members draw:

€1000- Siobhán Barrett, Loughill West.

Monthly Draw:
€500- Declan Dalton, Direen, Athea.
€250- Denny Scanlon, Lower Direen, Athea.
€150- Seamus McNamara, Abbeyfeale.
€150- Cathal & Pierce O’ Brien, Templeathea, Athea.
€150- Bernard O’ Sullivan, Lower Road, Athea.
€150- Maura Hanrahan, Chicago, USA.

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:


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 July 2: U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Thursday evening July 2 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Friday July4:U6 & U8:

Training for U6s and U8s continues this Friday evening July 4 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.


There is no U10 training this Friday evening.

Tuesday July 7: U12:

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

Tuesday July 7: U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening July 7 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Cúl Camp:

This year’s Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will be starting next Monday July 6th in Páirc na nGael. Players can still register 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.


Limerick senior footballers bowed out of this years All Ireland Championship when they were beaten by Tyrone in Omagh on Sunday evening last on a score line of Limerick 0-08, Tyrone 1-14.

Athea United Soccer


The FAI Summer Soccer Schools commence next Monday with week one of an eight week programme. The camp we will be hosting starts in week four at The Vales and runs from Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st. Places are filling up fAast so if you want to have your child or cAildren on the soccer camp please book now as places as I have said are filling up quickly.

Sportsworld are the sponsors of this ears FAI Summer Soccer Schools and once again the important dates to remember are from Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st at The Vales. 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


Next season Athea Utd will be having only one junior team but we will be entering a youths team and also teams at the various underages. We are currently looking for a manager(s) for our U8 and U12 sides or anybody that wishes to help out with these sides. Those interested are asked to contact Secretary Pat Mulvihill on 0877934417 or email [email protected]


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, June 29th at Donie’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €19600. Numbers drawn 2, 6, 18, 27.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Betty Cotter, Coole West. Pat White, Athea. Johanna O’Connor, Ardagh. P Brosnan c/o Tommy Carroll. Pat O’Sullivan, Listowel. .

Sellers Paudie Reidy & Pat Hayes.
New Jackpot €19700 at White’s Bar on Monday, July 6th.