Athea GAA

Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Draw):

The Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Draw) will recommence in March and we would really appreciate your support. The draw is an important source of revenue with 50% of all funds collected returned to the local club with the remaining money going towards the development of our county teams, the Green & white, etc. CLUB Limerick Draw also provides Clubs with Finance to Fund their ongoing developments both on and off the field. All members this year will receive a 10% discount card which can be used in Elverys, Limerick Race Course, Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Thomond Park Stadium, Irish Country Hotels and Timmy Macs Restaurant in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare. Like previous years there will be 10 monthly draws from March to December. This year’s prize fund has been increased with in excess of €300,000 up for grabs. For the March and June draws there will be a star 1st prize of €20,000 cash or a choice of car. The top prize for all remaining draws will be €10,000. The second prize will be €3,000, third prize €2,000 and fourth prize €1,000. With sixteen other cash prizes up for grabs plus a guaranteed Lotto Jackpot of €10,000 every month there are lots of chances to be a winner.

If you would like to find out more and join for the coming year please feel free to contact any committee member or our draw coordinator Mairead Donovan.

Total Prize Fund in Excess of €360,000

Guaranteed Star Car Prizes March 161 LK & June 162 LK.

All draws

1st Prize €10,000

2nd Prize €3,000

3rd Prize €2,000

4th Prize €1,000

5th – 9th Prize €500

10th -20th Prize €250

Guaranteed Lotto Jackpot €10,000 Every Month (Match 4 numbers 1-36)

West Board All-Star Award:

The Club would like to congratulate Shane Mulvihill who was selected as West Intermediate Football All Star for 2015. Shane was one of our most prominent members last year and his free taking abilities were top class. Shane will be presented with his award on February 20 in The Rathkeale House Hotel. Well done Shane. Anyone who would like to be there on the night tickets are available from Jacqueline.

Croke Park Draw:

Athea are selling tickets for the National Club Draw for 2016. First prize is a new Opel Corsa car, 2nd prize a Trip with the 2016 All-Stars, while 3rd prize is a travel voucher for €1500. There are many more excellent prizes to be won. Tickets are €10 each and are available from Committee members. All support would be greatly appreciated as all monies raised from the sale of these tickets will go directly against the cost of our pitch development. Please contact Mairead Donovan or Jacqueline O’Connor or any of our committee members for more details.

GAA Scholarships For The Gaeltacht:

A limited number of Scholarships are available for anyone wishing to attend an Irish college this summer. All applicants must be club members; either playing our games or involved in Scór. The scholarships are for secondary school pupils only; they apply only to residential colleges under Comharchumann Chorca Dhuibhne(West Kerry); Coláiste Béal Atha an Ghaorthaigh(West Cork) or Coláiste na Roinne (Port Láirge). Approximately one third of the cost is covered, so if anyone is interested please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 as a form needs to be filled out and submitted to the West Board by the end of this month.

Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2016:

There are two groups of six teams who will contest the Championship.

Group 1: Cappamore, Glin, Claughaun, Mungret, Bruff & Galbally.
Group 2: St. Senans, Athea, Cappagh, Adare, Mountcollins & Castlemahon.

Round 1: Athea v St. Senans,

Round 2: Athea v Cappagh,
Round 3: Athea v Castlemahon,
Round 4: Athea v Mountcollins,

Round 5: Athea v Adare.

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.


Our 2016 Calendar is on sale now at Rose’s shop and Collins’ shop at a cost of €10. It has loads and loads of pictures from the year gone by in Coiste na nÓg. These would make a lovely present for people both home and abroad.

Athea United Soccer

Division 1 League (Sun, February 7th)

Athea Utd      (6) 10  Kevin Murphy (3), Darren Murphy (3)

Steven McEnery, Maurice Hayes, Shane Mulvihill, John Cotter

Pallaskenry (1) 1

After winning against Rathkeale B in the Reidy Cup last Sunday week we returned to league action with Pallaskenry the visitors to The Vales. Conditions were similar to the week before with a strong wind and persistent rain but despite this the pitch again held up very well despite the recent very wet weather.

When we played Pallaskenry back in October we came away with a hard earned two one win and it looked very much like a similar outcome when the hoops opened the scoring after a slick build up and a first time finish. However we were soon level when the in form Kevin Murphy found the net and not long after we were ahead when leading scorer Darren Murphy, another striker in form found the Pallaskenry net. More good play saw Steven McEnery make it three one with his third goal of the season. We were on top now and a three goal flurry late in the first half effectively put this game to bed, Darren with his second of the game and a brace from brother Kevin saw the latter complete a first half hat trick. The second half began as the first ended with Athea on the attack and we made it seven when Maurice Hayes finished well for his first of the season. Darren completed his hat trick soon after before Shane Mulvihill netted from a free kick before John Cotter finished the scoring in the closing stages.

Team: Pa Ahern, James Ryan, Mathew Tierney, Shane Mulvihill, Padraig Reidy, Steven McEnery, Gerard Collins, Gerard Ahern, Maurice Hayes, Darren Murphy, Kevin Murphy. Subs Jamie Collins Subs Joe Vaughan, John Cotter, Mike Reidy. Referee: John Roche. 


Saturday, February 13th

U12s home to Mountcollins at 2pm.

U17s away to Newcastle West in the cup at 2.30pm.

Sunday, February 14th

Juniors home to Rathkeale A in the Desmond Cup at 11.30am.


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 7pm


Training for the U8s will be resuming shortly, all parents/players will be notified of the recommencement date.


Our second competition of the season will be getting underway the weekend after next. We would like to have all cards returned by this Saturday, February 6th as all entries etc have to be typed up. Mike Hayes is sponsoring this Last Man Standing competition and the club thanks him for this. Prize money is €300 while the club are giving €50 to the winning seller.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for February 8th at Donie’s are as follows –

Jackpot was €22,700. Numbers drawn 1, 7, 23, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Larry Ward, Carrigkerry. Jerry O’Sullivan, Upper Athea. Paddy Enright, Athea. Paddy Molyneaux Ardagh. Ted Halpin, Duagh.

Sellers Etty Aherne & Liz Gould.
New Jackpot €22,800 at White’s Bar on Monday, February 15th.