Athea GAA


Wednesday October 26: U21:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-12         

Dromcollogher/Broadford 2-06

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers U21s kept their unbeaten run in the West U21 A football championship with a well earned draw against Dromcollogher/Broadford in Mick Neville Park on Wednesday evening last. Jonathan Fitzgerald opened the scoring with a well taken point after two minutes but shortly afterwards the sides were level when the opposition scored a point of their own. The very energetic Sean Ryan scored two wonderful points but once again Dromcollogher/Broadford came back to square the match. Stephen Cahill was in fine scoring form again and scored three points on the trot for Rangers. Just before half time Dromcollogher/Broadford scored a goal and a point to leave the score Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-06, Dromcollogher/Broadford 1-04. A pointed free from Stephen Cahill after James Ryan had been fouled two minutes into the second half had the sides all square again. Dromcollogher/Broadford rocked us when they scored a goal and a point but a point each from James Ryan and Dylan Griffin brought us back into the game. The opposition got their last score of the game when they scored a point with twenty minutes left on the clock. We dominated the rest of the match but found scores hard to come by and it was three points from Stephen Cahill that earned us a draw.

Panel: Kieran Harnett, Jack Denihan, Jonathan Fitzgerald (0-01), Diarmuid Flanagan, Dylan Griffin (0-01), William Mullane, Conor Moroney, Daniel Brosnahan, Stephen Cahill (0-07), Jason Kelly, Conor Moroney, Tommy Quaid, Mikie O’Mahony, James Ryan (0-01) Padraic Walsh, Sean Ryan (0-02), Jason Kelly. Subs: Brian O’Connor, Jason Dalton, Denny Buckley, John Lenihan & Jack Vaughan.

Club Draw:

Our next Club Draw will take place at the Top of the Town on this Saturday night, November 5th.
Once again there was a large crowd at our card game in Brown Joe’s bar on Monday night last. The winners with fourteen games were Fr. Duggan, John Hunt and James O’Connor. Runners up on thirteen games were Betty Cotter, Ann Scanlon and Julie O’Connor. The winners of the table prize were Jack O’ Connor (Snr), David O’Connor and Jack O’Connor (Jnr). The raffle prize winners were Fr.  Duggan, Margaret O’Connor and Christina O’Donoghue. Many thanks to all those who supported our card game and we would be hoping to see you all again next week at Brown Joe’s Bar at 9pm sharp. All card players are more than welcome and we will hopefully see a few new faces. This is part of the clubs fundraising for the pitch development which to date has cost €130,000. All monies raised will go towards reducing the debt of the pitch development.

Lip Sync Battle:

Plans are at an advanced stage for our ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Fundraiser on February 4th at Devon Inn Hotel. Many acts have now confirmed their participation – a decision they most definitely will not regret. We are now appealing to the generous business community or indeed any generous individuals of West Limerick /North Kerry to act as main sponsors for the event. In return for €1000 in sponsorship we will offer:

Your business logo placed on all posters (100), tickets (600), roadside posters (10) & sponsorship cards (55)
Your business logo will also appear on all YouTube clips which will be published online throughout the rehearsal process and post-performance.

Your business will be mentioned on all press releases and will also be prominently displayed on the night.
Your business will also be frequently mentioned on our facebook page ‘Athea Gaa Lip Sync Fundraiser’ which currently has 1875 friends and continues to receives friend requests daily.
Our twitter page @AtheaGAA which currently has 440 followers will feature your business name
Our new look website will feature your business name and
A DVD will also be recorded on the night which all main sponsors will feature in. This will ensure that long after the event is over, your business will continue to be advertised.
We very much hope to make our main sponsors a part of the event on the night so as an added bonus; we will also offer a VIP package which will include two complimentary tickets, front row seating and a complimentary DVD of the night.

As we prepare to enter the following phases of our development project, which includes the erection of a fence, flood lighting and a walking track, we are now offering an exciting and very new sponsorship opportunity.

Please send us a message on this or contact any member of the committee for more information.

Athea Coiste na nÓg 

Parish League:

Our Parish League will take place weather permitting this Sunday November 6 for our U10s, U8s and U6s. This is always a great day for all the players and parents, hope to see you all there.

Athea United Soccer

Premier Division (Sun, Oct 30th)

Athea Utd              (1) 1             Kevin Murphy          

Abbeyfeale Utd A  (2) 6           

Team: Mark O’Connor, James Ryan, Ronan Hayes, Padraig Reidy, Shane Mulvihill, Sean Ryan, Joe Vaughan, Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy. Darren Murphy, Cillian O’Connor. Subs Mathew Tierney, Peter O’Connor, Pa Kiely, Mareks Shah. Referee Ger O’Connor

U14 Division 3 (Sat, Oct 29th)

Athea Utd              (4) 8   

Eoin O’Shea (4). Gearoid O’Sullivan, Killian O’Connor, Daire O’Shea, own goal          

Abbeyfeale Utd B  (3) 4           

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Conor Mullane, Brandon Finucane, Shane Scanlon, Gavin Ambrose, Paric Enright, TJ Hunt, Eoin O’Shea, Gearoid O’Sullivan, David McEnery, Daire O’Shea, Jack Vaughan, Darragh Reidy, Killian O’Connor, Danny Harnett. Referee Pat King

U12 Cup (Mon, Oct 31st)

Athea Utd    (0) 2   

GB Rovers   (2) 8           

Team: Donnchadh Barrett, James Lee, Calum Gleeson, Michael Walsh, Callum Buckley, Tomas Ahern, Evin Curry, James Broderick, Josh Quilter, Rory O’Mahony, Tony Ahern, Dylan Steward. Referee Pat O’Donnell

Youths Division 1 (Sat, Oct 29th)

NCW Rovers 10   

Athea Utd 0           


Saturday, November 5th

U12s home to Carrig Celtic at 2.30pm

Youths away to Askeaton at 2.30pm


U/10s on Mondays 7.15pm to 8.15pm

U/12s on Wednesdays 7pm to 8.15pm
U/14s Thursdays 7.30pm to 9pm
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.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, October 31st are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,200. Numbers drawn 2, 14, 23, 30.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky dips to the following – Donal De Barra, Athea. Ann Brennan, Listowel. Mickey Mulvihill, Upper Athea. Aggie Barrett, Scotland. Mary Condon, Croom.

Sellers Brouder’s Shop & Margaret Dalton
New Jackpot €5,300 at J.P.s  on Monday, November 7th.