Athea GAA


U21 County Premier Football Championship Quarter Final:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 1-07      Rathkeale/Cappagh 2-19

After the highs of last year, there was disappointment all around when our U21s bowed out of this year’s championship at the quarter final stage. The conditions were terrible and we were playing into a strong wind in the first half. We opened the scoring when Shane Mulvihill scored a great point after two minutes, but it went all downhill after that. A clinical Rathkeale/Cappagh outfit totally dominated the rest of the half, scoring thirteen unanswered points, some of them right out of the top drawer. A Mikie O’Mahony point just before the break left eleven points between the teams, Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-02, Rathkeale/Cappagh 0-13.

We needed a massive effort to turn this around in the second half but it was not to be, two early goals by the opposition ended this game as a contest. We kept fighting until the end, points from Maurice Hayes, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Murphy, Matthew Brouder were added to by a great goal by Shane Mulvihill which left the final score Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 1-07, Rathkeale/Cappagh 2-19.

Thanks to the Managers Patrick Ahern and Michael Lenihan, Trainer Humphrey Doody and Physio Brigid Cahill for the time and effort they put into the team. A big thanks to all the supporters who travelled to support our boys.

Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Timmy Finnegan, Jamie Lenihan, Diarmuid Flanagan, Conor Moroney, William Mullane, Gary Vaughan, Stephen Cahill, Dylan Griffin, Padraig Collins, Shane Mulvihill, Mikie O’Mahony, James Ryan, Matthew Brouder, Kevin Murphy. Subs: Cian O’Sullivan, Maurice Hayes, Jason Kelly, Kieran Hartnett, Padraic Walsh, Brian O’Connor, Jack Denihan, Denis Greaney & Jason Dalton.

Club draw:

Our club draw took place in Donie’s Bar on Saturday night last and the following are the winners. Thanks to all who supported our draw again this year.

€500– David Brosnan, Upper Athea, Athea.
€250- Athea Ladies Football Club, Athea.
€150- Mary Murphy, Templeglantine.
€150- Athea Credit Union, Athea.
€150- Catherine McAuliffe, Lower Road, Athea.
€150- Denis Murphy, Direen, Athea.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


If there is anyone who would like to get involved in any way with any of our underage teams, especially with our U6s & U8s in 2016 please contact Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091. We have a great club and we would love for parents to join our fantastic team of coaches for the coming year.

Table Quiz:

A date for your diaries, Athea Coiste na nÓg table quiz will take place in the Top of the Town on Monday night December 28th at 9pm. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

CLUB Limerick Draw Results 28th November 2015

               Prize  Code      Winner/Club

1st           €13,000 H143      Alan O Shea Rathkeale

2nd         €3,000   A852      Peter & Teresa Enright Dromcollogher/Broadford

3rd          €2,000   H397      Owen Fitzgibbon Oola

4th          €1,000   E243      John & Nora Shire Croom

5th          €500       B641      Vinny Herbert Blackrock Bord na nOg

6th          €500       E331      Phillip O Donnell Rathkeale

7th          €500       D577      Liam O Connell Na Piarsaigh

8th          €500       F323       Raymond O Hagan Mungret

9th          €500       F082       Leo Griffin Ballybrown

10th        €250       H807      Sarah Waters Na Piarsaigh

11th        €250       C993      Mike Mulqueen Jnr Ballybrown

12th        €250       B358      Tony & Paul Hourigan Castletown/Ballyagran

13th        €250       C700      Pat Keogh Old Christians

14th        €250       C524      Megan & Sarah Moloney Croom

15th        €250       C848      Tony Long Feenagh/Kilmeedy

16th        €250       B855      Liam O Donnell Galtee Gaels

17th        €250       E327      Colin Kelly Crecora

18th        €250       E874      Con O Sullivan Tournafulla

19th        €250       E060      Eddie Noonan St Patrick’s

20th        €250       D301      Seamus Kelly Staker Wallace


Prize      Winning Numbers              Winner/Club

€10,000 15, 19, 26, 32.                     No Winner

Athea United Soccer



Saturday, December 5th –

U12s home to GB Rovers in the cup at 11am

U16s home to Pallaskenry at 2.30pm

Sunday, December 6th –

Juniors away to Carrig Celtic at 11.30am


Training for the U8s continues every Saturday morning in The Hall from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The U8s are managed by Mike Flynn and James O’Mahony and for players to play U8s they have to be born on or after January 1st 2008.


The following are the training times and these will remain in effect until further notice –

U8s on Saturdays 11.30am to 12.30pm in The Hall.

U10s on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U12s on Wednesdays  7pm to 8.15pm

U14s on Thursdays 7pm to 8.15pm

U16s on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Youths on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8pm

Juniors on Wednesdays at 8.30pm and Fridays at 7.30pm


The very popular Last Man Standing Competition resumed last weekend after the international break with week 7 of the competition. We had 10 standing but lost one leaving nine still standing as we head into week eight.

The Top of the Town are sponsoring our first of this seasons Last Man Standing Competitions with €300 going to the winner and the club thanks them for their sponsorship. We also have a €50 sellers prize to the person that sells the winning line.

The very best of luck to everybody left in the competition.


If there any persons who would be willing to help out the club by selling tickets for our weekly lottery draw they can contact Pa Walsh, Tim O’Riordan, Clare Ryan, Pat Hayes or any of the committee. Next weeks jackpot will be €21400


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 30th at Batt’s Bar are as follows –

Jackpot was €21,800. Numbers drawn 1, 12, 14, 18.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mary Hayes, Newcastle West. Nancy Carroll, Templeathea. Pa Ahern, Garrygloss. Sinead Brouder, Gale View, Athea. Michael O’Connor, Ahalin Avenue.

Sellers Paul Collins & Tim O’Riordan
New Jackpot €21,900 at JP’s Monday, December 7th.