Athea GAA

Con Colbert Commemoration Weekend:

There was a huge turnout and great support for all the Athea and Castlemahon teams who played in Páirc na nGael on Saturday evening last to commemorate the memory of Con Colbert. The weather was good for most of the day as the U8s, U10s and U12s kept the crowd well entertained with great displays of football before the big match of the day. A number of past and present players lined out for both teams for the main event. Our new priest in the parish Fr. Duggan threw in the ball at the start of the match and after a very entertaining game it was Athea who were the winners of the Con Colbert Cup. It was great to see throughout the day both young and old from each parish enjoying a cup of tea from the Clubhouse or a burger from the BBQ. We would like to thank all those who helped organize the day. We would like to thank Frank Reidy and Castlemahon GAA for taking part in the event and the Colbert family who were in attendance on the day. We would also like to thank Jack Quaid for the BBQ. Michelle Curry for taking the photos. Lisa Hunt, Mary Hunt, Sinead Hunt and Sarah O’Connor for helping with the teas and coffees. A big thank you to Tommy Denihan for refereeing all the games. It was great to be part of the Commemoration weekend and one that will be remembered for years to come
Cards At Brown Joe’s:
Athea GAA club are starting a progressive 41 card game on Monday night October 3rd at Brown Joes Bar. The game will be 2x3s and players sitting down for 9p.m. We urge all players to come on time as we will be starting on time. There will be cash prizes for the winners as well as raffle prizes and a table prize. All card players are more than welcome and we are hopeful of a good crowd. This is part of the clubs fundraising for the pitch development which to date has cost €130,000. There were four games played there last Saturday as part of the Con Colbert Commemoration weekend and the pitch was in pristine condition.

Pitch use:

At a time when our new pitch is well established we would hope that our club members make full use out of the high quality surface and goalposts. The more practice that a young player puts in the better they get. With the long evenings and dry pitch there is plenty of opportunity for players to use the pitch for practice in addition to training sessions. Some players are already doing so and the extra practice is serving them well. With the facilities we are developing combined with plenty of hard work and practice we won’t be long improving our results.

Facilities long ago:

Submissions are invited from past members who can remember the contrast between pitches long ago and what the current players have available to them. We will add to our notes the best submission received in the next two weeks where the differences are best articulated. Submissions should be handed in to Rose’s shop/Brouders or emailed to [email protected]

We would hope to invite further entries in the coming weeks on “long ago topics” from writers with good memories.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Con Colbert Commemoration Weekend:


Our U8s put in a great performance against Castlemahon on Saturday last as they continue to improve with ever match they play. Team: Tomas Ahern, Millie O’Sullivan, Patrick Healy, Michael Ahern, Jamie O’Mahony, Caoimhe Ahern, Mark Collins, Daniel Hunt, Molly Hunt, Mark Ahern, Tom Ahern, Jamie Flynn, Eric Barrett, Alice O’Sullivan and Tadhg Hunt.

The under 10s played a great game against Castlemahon on Saturday last with excellent displays from Timmy O’Keeffe, Sean Twomey, Fionn Histon, James Hunt, Callum Buckley and Evan Curry. Team: Timmy O’Keeffe, Fionn Histon, Jamie Collins, Ailísa Ahern, Ciaran Hunt, Tadhg Ahern, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, Sean Twomey, James Hunt, Brid Hunt, Louis O’Sullivan, Tomas Ahern, Rory Cleary and Jack Sexton. Coaching continues for the u10s on Friday night at 6.30p.m.


After a long break from matches our U12s took to field against Castlemahon on Saturday evening last. This was a very tight and enjoyable game with every one of the players giving it their all. Team: Calum Gleeson, Rory O’Mahony, Gavin Mulvihill, Gearoid O’ Sullivan, Cillian O’Connor, James Broderick, Daire O’Shea, Michael Walsh, James Lee, Shauna Sweeney, Fergal Pierse, Callum Buckley, Evan, Curry, Conor Mullane & Donnchadh Barrett.


Monday Oct 3:


Our U13s will play Kilpeacon away next Monday evening October 3 in Crecora. Cars leaving the village at 5pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

School Team:

Despite being well beaten by Kilcornan our boy’s national school team played some excellent football on Friday last. Team: Donnchadh Barrett, Fergal Pierse, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Dara Reidy, Michael Walsh, James Lee, Conor Mullane, Gavin Mulvihill, Calum Gleeson, Rory O’ Mahony, James Broderick, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry and Cillian O’Connor.

We would like to wish David O’Connor a speedy recovery after he got injured refereeing the game.

Athea United Soccer


Saturday, October 1st

U/10s home to Askeaton at 11.30am
U/14s away to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 11.30am

Youths away to Newcastle West at 2.30pm
Sunday, October 2nd  

FAI Junior Cup home to Tralee Dynamoes at 2pm


U/10s on Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm

U/12s on Wednesdays 7pm to 8.15pm
U/14s Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm
Youths on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Juniors on Tuesdays 7.15pm to 8.30pm and Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm


The Registration for the 2016-2017 season remains unchanged from last season –
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.
Youths €35 per player.

Juniors €50

Underage Family Discount –
There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.


We will be running the very popular Last Man Standing competition and now is the time to start planning and deciding which teams to select in order to win the €300 prizemoney. Betty and Johnny of The Top of the Town and sponsoring the first LMS of this season and the club are very grateful for their sponsorship. There is also a €50 sellers prize.

The first weekend of competition is the weekend of Friday, September 30th / Saturday, October 1st / Sunday, October 2nd.

The opening series of games are –

Everton v Crystal Palace

Swansea v Liverpool

Hull v Chelsea

Sunderland v West Brom

Watford v Bournemouth

West Ham v Middlesbrough

Man Utd v Stoke

Leicester v Southampton

Tottenham v Man City

Burnley v Arsenal


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 26th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,100. Numbers drawn 5, 16, 27, 29.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky dips to the following –  Noel & Ann White, Rathkeale. Michael O’Connor, Knockanure. Danny Harnett c/o Kostal. John Hickey, Listowel. Liz Reidy, Lisselton.

Sellers Margaret Dalton & Top of the Town.
New Jackpot €7,200 at Collins’ Bar on Monday, October 3rd