Athea GAA


County Minor 13 Aside Championship:

Athea 4-04         Galtee Gaels 2-10

Our Minors played their first competitive match in the newly developed Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening last when Galtee Gaels were the visitors to Athea. We got off to a great start when John Sexton tapped over for a point and shortly afterwards Brian Sheahan fired to the back of the net of give us a four point lead after five minutes. The visitors settled into the game and scored three points on the trot to close the gap. Athea responded when Sean Ryan pointed a free after Micheál Ambrose had been fouled. For the last seven minutes of the half Galtee Gaels upped a gear and scored a goal and four points without reply to lead at the break by five points. At the start of the second half thing got worse when Galtee Gaels got their second goal of the game. Our boys never gave up. A goal from Brian Sheahan, followed by a point from Alan Kelly brought us back into the game. Galtee Gaels scored a point of their own but a super point from John Sexton reduced the gap to four points. A great individual goal by Sean Ryan left just the minimum between the teams, but the visitors responded with a point of their own and time was almost up. A free in injury time was floated in by Alan Kelly and somehow Brian Sheahan finished it to the net to give us a one point lead. It was not over yet, Galtee Gaels scored a point late into injury time and the match finished in a draw, Athea 4-04, Galtee Gaels 2-10. This all means that we will have to beat Croom this Thursday evening in Páirc na nGael to progress to the semi-finals so all support would be greatly appreciated. Team: Conor Fitzgerald, TJ Doherty, Jamie O’Brien, Shane Ambrose, Andy Ahern, Alan Kelly, Brian Sheahan, Micheál Ambrose, Sean Ryan, Jack Vaughan, Mark McAuliffe, Padraig O’Sullivan, John Sexton, Micheál Dalton, Cillian Liston, David O’Sullivan & Marecks Shah.

Club Draw:

We held our second Club draw in Whites Bar tonight. A big thank you to all who have supported our draw this year. Tickets are still available to purchase. This draw is a major source of funding for us and this year we are hoping you can continue to support us. Your support would be greatly appreciated as all monies raised will help fund the ongoing development of our pitch. The following were winners on the night:

Monthly Prize Money:
1st €500 – Liam Lynch, Denny Street, Tralee,
2nd €150 – Shauna Scanlon, Lower Dirreen,
3rd €150 – Athea Parish Festival, Athea,
4th €100 – Tom Brosnan, Knocknagorna,
5th €100 – Athea Community Games, Athea,
6th €100 – Catherine O’ Connor, Templeathea,
7th €100 – Ann, Timmy & Michael Tierney, Templeathea,
8th €100 – Conor Brouder, c/o Neilus Brouder, Hillcrest House, Templeathea.

Sellers Prize €50 – Lorraine Mulvihill.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Family and friends of the West Board Chairman Jerry Molyneaux, Rathkeale who passed recently. May he rest in peace.

Church Gate Collection:

The Club would like to thank all those who supported our Church Gate Collection which was taken up at the weekend.

White Paint:

If anyone has any type of unwanted old white paint lying around in an attic or a garage please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091. The paint will be used to line the new pitch for up-coming matches in the next few weeks.


County Minor 13 aside Football:

Thursday August 4:

Our Minors will play Croom at home in Páirc na nGael in the County Minor 13 aside football Championship this Thursday evening August 4 at 7pm. All support is greatly appreciated.

County Intermediate Football Championship:

Friday August 5:

Our Intermediates will play Castlemahon in the third round of the County Intermediate football Championship on Friday evening August 5 at 7.15pm in Tournafulla. All support is greatly appreciated.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


U10: Friday/Saturday August 5/6:

Our U10s have a Regional Blitz in Mick Neville Park. Date to be confirmed. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated

U16s: Monday August 8:

Our U16s will play Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue away on Monday evening August 8 at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.

U14s:Wednesday August 10:

Our U14s will play Granagh/Ballingarry in Ballingarry on Wednesday evening August 10 at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

U8: Friday August 12:

Our U8s have a Regional Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening August 12. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.

Athea United Soccer


The FAI Summer Soccer School, hosted by Athea Utd AFC at The Vales last week was another outstanding success. We had 85 children attending the camp thus proving the growth and popularity of soccer in the country.

Head Coach was Cillian O’Connor and the coaches at the camp were Rebecca McGuinness, David Connolly, Alannah Russell and Shauna Ryan. On behalf of Athea Utd like to thank Cillian and all the coaches who looked after all the children last week who did their job in a very professional manner.

All the children received a full kit, backpack and football as well as learning skills and making new friends as well.

Looking forward already to the 2017 soccer camp.
The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, August 1st are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,300. Numbers drawn 5, 6, 7, 26.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky dips to the following – Mary Brosnan, Athea. P Langan, Glenagragra. Jim Mulvihill, Upper Athea. Julia Dunworth, Templeglantine. John Hickey, Listowel.

Sellers Kevin O’Keeffe & Agatha.
New Jackpot €6,400 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, August 8th