Athea GAA


Tuesday July 5:

Our Minors played their first match of the year away to Ballylanders on Tuesday evening last in a repeat of last year’s County final. Unfortunately the home side were much too strong and ran out easy winners on the night despite the best efforts of our boys. Team: Conor Fitzgerald, TJ Doherty, Mark McAuliffe, Micheál Ambrose, Jack Vaughan, Padraig O’Sullivan, Cillian Liston, Shane Ambrose, Andy Ahern, Sean Ryan, Alan Kelly, William Sexton, Brian Sheahan, David O’Sullivan & Micheál Dalton.

West Junior B Football Championship:

Saturday July 16:

Our Junior Bs will play St. Senans in the next round of the West Junior B championship on Saturday July 16 in Glin at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

County Minor 13 aside Football:

Friday July 15:

Our Minors will play Crecora/Manister in the County Minor 13 aside football Championship on Friday evening July 15 at 7.30pm. Cars will leave the village at 6pm. All support is greatly appreciated.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:



Our U16s played two matches recently, one against Knockainey and our second away to Ballylanders. Even though we lost both matches our boys put in a big effort especially those who travelled to Ballylanders on Monday evening last. We played Knockainey in Templeglantine and never really got going in this match as the visiting team was much more physical than us and they ran out easy winners in the finish. In Ballylanders our young team played outstanding football for the first half, even though we were short a good number of players these boys stood up to the test from the home side. In the second half we competed very well again but the opposition got a few late goals to win the game. Panel: David O’Sullivan, Joseph Dalton, Shane Ambrose, Pierce O’Brien, David O’Connor, Andy Ahern, Brandon Finucane, TJ White, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, Cathal O’Brien, Ryan Greaney, Evan Wallace, Aidan Curry, Jack Hunt, Luke Gleeson, Micheál Dalton, Danny Brady, Jason Dillon, Alex McEldowney, Jamie O’Mahony, Gavin Ambrose & Daniel McEldowney.


Our U12s played their very first match on the new pitch in Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening last against Claughaun in front of a large crowd. This was a very exciting game of football from start to finish with never more of a kick of a ball between the two teams. Our players got some wonderful scores, played some great team football and put in a mighty effort for the whole match. At the final whistle it was Claughaun who were ahead after scoring a couple of late goals in the game. After a great evening of very entertaining football both teams and supporters enjoyed light refreshments in the Club house afterwards. Team: Shauna Sweeney, Sean Sorohan, Gearoid O’Sullivan, James Lee, James Broderick, Rory O’Mahony, Conor Mullane, Daire O’Shea, Evan Curry, Cillian O’Connor, Calum Gleeson, James Hunt, Michael Walsh & Gavin Mulvihill.



Wednesday July 13:

Our U14s will play Mungret/St. Pauls at home this Wednesday evening July 13 at 7.15pm. Venue to be confirmed by text. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.


Monday July 25:

Our U16s will play Bruff at home on Monday evening July 25 at 7.15pm. Venue to be confirmed by text. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.


Thursday July 21:

Our U12s will play Rathkeale away on Thursday evening July 21 at in the Bog Garden. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.

Cúl Camp:

Our Kellogg’s Cúl camp started this week and once again the numbers attending has gone up. All the boys and girls are really enjoying the coaching so far on the new field. Let’s hope that the weather holds up for the rest of the week.

Athea United Soccer


Athea Utd will hold its Annual Awards Night on this coming Friday night, July 15th at The Top of the Town. Time 9.30pm and all are welcome to attend


Athea Utd are delighted to announce that we will be running a FAI Summer Soccer School camp this year. The camp will take place between Monday, July 25th and Friday, July 29th and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age.
This is a great opportunity for your child to develop their football skills, whilst making friends and having fun in the process. Entry to our camp costs €65 per child with a special sibling discount of €10 per child if one or more siblings join the same camp.
An exclusive FAI Summer Soccer School kit, football, and backpack is provided for all children who enrol on our camp this year.
Only a limited number of places are available at our camp this year so we urge people to book as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
To find out more, or book your child’s place at our club

All coaches will be Garda vetted as per FAI policy.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 11th are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,000. Numbers drawn 1, 3, 4, 22.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Noel McElligott, Listowel. James Carmody, Ballybunion. Andrew Barrett, Dingle. Joan Enright, Templeathea. Martin Chawke, Athea.

Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €6,100 at The Top of the Town on Monday, July 18th