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 Intermediate Football Championship:

Thursday March 17:

Athea will play Mountcollins in the West Intermediate Football Championship on Thursday March 17 at 12 noon. Venue to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

County Football league Division 2:

Saturday March 19:

Athea will play Oola in their first game of Division 2 of the County football league on Saturday March 19 at 3pm. Venue to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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:



Training continues for U10s in the hall this Friday evening March 11 from 7.15pm to 8pm. There will be a charge of €2 per player. Gum shields are compulsory.


Athea Coiste na nÓg will be holding a registration night for the U6s (Children must be 5 years of age or currently in junior infants) up to U16s this Wednesday night March 9 in the Sports hall in Athea from 7pm to 7.30pm. Any new players joining for the first time need to bring a copy for their birth certificate. All new players are welcome.

Féile Peil Na nÓg 2016:

Athea Coiste na nÓg are delighted to announce that we will be taking part and also be a host club in this year’s National Féile Football Competition (U14) which will take place on June 24- 26. Féile will be the biggest youth sporting event in Europe in 2016 and will take place in South West Munster with clubs from West Limerick, Kerry and North Cork hosting visiting teams. Our visiting club will bring twenty four players who will stay with host families in our Parish for the weekend and each club will play a minimum of four games. This is a great opportunity for our U14 team to take part in a National Football competition and it also gives all involved the chance to make new friends with players from clubs outside Limerick. For further Féile information please check out GAA Féile on Facebook or follow @ Féilegaa on Twitter. If anyone knows of any accommodation available in the parish and surrounding area that weekend for the families of the visiting team please contact Jacqueline at 086-0670091.

Cúl Camp:

We will be hosting our annual Cúl camp from Monday July 11 to Friday July 15. For any further information please contact Jacqueline at 086-0670091. More details to follow.

Athea United Soccer

U14 Div 3  (Sat, March 5th)

Shountrade (2) 4   Athea Utd (2) 4

They talk about a winter break in continental football, we defiantly had a 15 week enforced break, we played our last match on the November 21st last year. So the boys were eager to get playing the “beautiful game” in not so beautiful conditions in Shountrade

As one would expect the boys were slow to start and with the lack of match fitness and soft conditions, we were down 2-0 after fifteen minutes, but in fairness to the boys they got to grip’s with the game and forced there way back with a good goal from Paric Enright. We seemed to have the upper hand towards the end of the first half and with a great pass from Michael Tierney to Jack Hunt who beat his marker with pace to buried the ball in the bottom right hand corner. Half tie 2-2.

The second half started nip and tuck from both teams. Midway through the second half we were awarded a free kick around 25 yards out on the left hand side of the box. Michael Tierney took the free and as simple as you like, hit it right under the crossbar, 3-2 to Athea. Shountrade took no time at all in levelling the game at 3-3. At this stage we had the edge again and our pressure finally paid off with a great run by Thomas McEnery to put us back in front. We had a number of chances to kill off the game but could not put them away, would this came back to bite us? Low and behold into injury time, with the odd attack Shountrade got the equalizer. Full time 4-4

Overall it was a very good and dogged display by our boys and asI said earlier they haven’t had a competitive match in over 3 months and the condition’s the boys wouldn’t be used to. So well done to the boys and keep up the good work.

Team: Thomas McEnery, Shane Scanlon, Brandon Finucane,

Andrew O’Riordan, Daire O’Shea, Paric Enright, Pierce O’BrienTJ Hunt, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’Shea, Jack Hunt. Dermot Pierse, Evan Wallace, Jack Vaughan and David McEnery

Referee: JP Murphy

Reidy Cup Q/F (Sun, March 6th)

Glantine B (0) 0Athea Utd (2) 5 Darren Murphy (3), Kevin Murphy, Maurice Hayes.

We reached the semi finals or the Reidy Cup with a comfortable win away to Glantine B on a cold and damp Sunday morning. We did the bulk of the attacking and could have been ahead before top scorer Darren Murphy scored from close range after great work on the right by Maurice Hayes. The same route also brought our second goal with Murphy getting his seond after great determination by brother Kevin saw him pass two defenders before crossing to the back post giving Darren an easy finish. Half time 2-0

Glantine rarely threatened as we contiuned to dominate and it wasnt no surprise when Murphy got his hat trick with a cushioned header from Kevins cross from the left. Within two minutes it was four when Kevin got a deserved fourth with a low shot to the bottom right corner before Maurice rounded off the scoring with the last kick of the game.

Team  Pa Ahern, Michael Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Padraig Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Pa Kiely, Gerard Ahern, Maurice Hayes, Jamie Collins, Kevin Murphy, Darren Murphy. Subs Shane MulvihillDan McMahon. 

Ref Pat King

Youths Division 2 (Sat, March 5th)

Broadford Utd (0) 2

Athea Utd (1) 2       Sean Ryan, Andy Ahern

The youths were away to fellow leaders Broadford Utd on Saturday afternoon last and came away with a share of the spoils after a two all draw. We were one up at half time through Sean Ryan but early in the second half the home side levelled matters and they got a second equalizer after Andy Ahern had restored our lead. There was very little to choose between the sides but we did have other chances to perhaps get a winner but still this was a good point to get.

Team  Mareks Apinis, Michael Ambrose, Evan Woulfe, Cillian Liston, Michael Dalton, John Sexton, Sean Ryan, James Ryan, Andy Ahern, Liam McAuliffe, Adam Riordan. Sub JJ



Saturday, March 12th 

U12s home to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 1.30pm

Youths home to Shannonside in Desmond Cup at 3.45pm

Sunday, March 13th 

Juniors home to Askeaton at 11.30am


U/8s on Saturdays at 11am

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


Our last man competition contiuned with midweek and weekend games to conclude weeks 3 & 4. After the midweek games we had 36 still standing going into last weekends round of fixtures but here we had 12 being eliminated to for the coming weekend we have 24 still in contention. Best of luck to those still in the running. 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 Monday, March 7th at JP’s are as follows Jackpot was €23,100.

Numbers drawn 1, 7, 11, 17. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –

Billy Scannell, Abbeyfeale.

Mary Condon, Croom. Karina Walsh, Glenagragra.

Larry Ward, Carrigkerry. Juliette Looney, Knocknagoshel.

Sellers Sean Fitzgerald & Kevin O’Keeffe
New Jackpot €23,200 at The Top of the Town on Monday, March 14th