Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill


Our weekly lottery with a jackpot of €23600 was won last Monday night. We congratulate Chris & Teddy O’Connor, Brucon House, Coole West, Athea who matched the four numbers drawn which were 2, 11, 16 18. Promoters prize Brouders Shop who sold the winning ticket.

The new jackpot will start of at €5000 and the draw will be at JP’s next Monday, April 18th


U14 Division 3 (Tue, April 5th)

Kildimo Utd (2) 3

Athea Utd    (2) 3  Michael McCarthy (2), Eoin O’Shea

Team: Paric Enright, Shane Scanlon, Brandon Finucane, Gavin Ambrose, Andrew O’Riordan, Daire O’Shea, Michael McCarthy, TJ Hunt, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’Shea, Jack Hunt, Thomas McEnery, David McEnery, Jack Vaughan, Pierce O’Brien, Dermot Pierse, Eoin Sheahan.

Referee Tom Fitzpatrick

Youths Division 2 (Sat, April 9th)

Athea Utd 0

Broadford Utd 0

The top two sides in division two met at The Vales last Saturday afternoon as we faced joint leaders Broadford Utd. When the sides met in Broadford on March 5th it ended all square at two apiece and another close contest was envisaged and that’s how it transpired again on this occasion. Only difference in this meeting was the lack of goals as defenses in general dominated, especially both sets of central defenders who were very solid throughout. Both keepers had saves to make but these were of the routine variety.

As it stands we both have one league game left, our game is away to Pallaskenry, so plenty to play for yet.

Team: Mareks Apinis, Michael Ambrose, Evan Woulfe, Cillian Liston, Michael Dalton, John Sexton, Sean Ryan, James Ryan, Andy Ahern, Liam McAuliffe, Adam Riordan. Subs used JJ Sheehy, Jack Vaughan, Milan Williams.
Referee: John Roche

Division 1 League Cup (Sun, April 10th)

Askeaton A v Athea Utd, walkover to Athea Utd


Tuesday April 12th 

U14s away to Newcastle West B at 7pm

Thursday April 14th 

U16s away to Shannonside at 6.45pm (Called off)

Saturday, April 16th 

U10s away to Carrig Celtic at 11am

Youths away to Pallaskenry at 2.30pm

Sunday, April 17th 

Juniors home to Glantine at 11.30am


Tuesday, April 19th 

U16s home to Pallaskenry at 7pm


Wednesday, April 20th 

U12s home to GB Rovers in the cup at 7pm


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 Fridays at 7.30pm


Our last man competition continues and now its starting to really get exciting as we are now down to three players still standing. For the three still in contention going into next weekend (week 9) we need your selections please. Best of luck to those still in the running.

Mike Hayes is sponsoring this Last Man Standing competition and the club.  Thanks him for his sponsorship. Prize money is €300 to the winner and €50 to the winning seller.

Athea G.A.A.

by Jacqueline O’Connor

Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Draw):

The Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Draw) is up and running 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 Junior B Football league:

Saturday April 16:

Athea will play Glin away in the West Junior B football league this Saturday April 16 at 4pm.All support would be greatly appreciated.

County Minor Football 13aside:

Friday April 22:

Athea are away to Ballylanders in the first round of the county minor 13aside football competition on Friday April 22. Time 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,


Best of luck to the Limerick Minor Football panel and management team, especially to our club players, brothers James and Sean Ryan who will both be togging out for Limerick in the first round of the Munster Minor Football Championship against Clare in Miltown Malbay this Wednesday evening.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

 Athea NS girls team who played in Mick Nevill Park recently..jpg

Athea NS girls team who played in Mick Nevill Park recently


Friday April 8:


The U10s played their first blitz of the year in a cold Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Friday night last. They played two matches against Castlemahon and St. Senans. We had fifteen players to pick from and they all played their hearts out in two excellent performances. The highlight move of the night was started with a pinpoint kick-out from Callum Buckley to Rory Cleary on the left wing, Rory caught the ball first time and turned to give a forty yard cross field pass to Tadhg Ahern who fielded brilliantly and passed straight away to the flying Jack Sexton, without hesitation Jack kicked the ball over the crossbar for a mighty point, amid great applause from the supporters. Panel: Evan Curry, Tadhg Ahern, Sean Twomey, Timmy ‘ O’Keeffe, Brid Hunt, Jim Ahern, Rory Cleary, Callum Buckley, Fionn Histon, James Hunt, Ciaran Hunt, Emma Vaughan, Jack Sexton, Louis O’ Sullivan and Ailísa Ahern.

Monday April 11


Our U15s travelled to Croom on Monday evening last and despite their best efforts were well beaten on the night by a physical home side. Panel: Evan Wallace, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Brandon Finucane, Michael Tierney, Jamie O’ Mahony, Thomas McEnery, David O’ Connor, TJ White, Brian English, Jack O’ Connor, Danny Brady, Padraig McMahon, Aidan Curry, Colin Broderick, Andrew O’ Riordan, Jack Hunt, Luke Gleeson, Adam Byrne & Sean Sheehan.

National School Teams:

The School entered a boys and girls team in the mini 7 competition which was held in Mick Neville Park on Wednesday last. Unfortunately the girls lost out to a strong Dromcollogher team in the first round. The boys had better luck reaching the semi final stage of the competition. In the first round they played Cappagh and after a thriller of a match they eventually won in the second period of extra time. They then beat Courtney boys school NCW, to reach the semi final against St. Marys boys school Abbeyfeale. They tried hard in this game, but it was the opposition who came out on top at the final whistle.

Boys Panel: Gavin Mulvihill, Pierce O’ Brien, Daire O’ Shea, TJ Hunt, Andrew O’ Riordan, Adam Byrne, Jack Vaughan, Dermot Pierse and Gearoid O’ Sullivan.

Girls Panel: Shauna Sweeney, Sarah Scanlon, Nicole Ahern, Denise Carmody, Molly Ahern, Shonagh O’ Mahony, Kelly Murphy, Aisling Dalton, Becky O’ Connor, Courtney Carroll & Lydia Murphy.


U8 Football :

Friday April 15:

Our U8s have a blitz this Friday evening April 15 in Mick Neville Park. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. Gum shields are compulsory.

Féile Peil Na nÓg 2016:

Athea Coiste na nÓg are delighted to announce that we will be taking part and will 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 is Warwickshire and they will bring twenty four players who will stay with host families in our Parish for the weekend. 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.