Athea GAA

Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2017:

There are two groups of six teams who will contest the Championship.

Group 1: Glin, Claughaun, Mungret, St. Senans Bruff & Galbally.
Group 2: Athea, Cappamore, Pallasgreen, Mountcollins & Castlemahon.

Round 1: Athea v Castlemahon

Round 2: Athea v Cappamore,
Round 3: Athea v Pallasgreen,
Round 4: Athea v Mountcollins,
Round 5: Athea v Gerald Griffins.

Lip Sync Battle:

What a fantastic night for our Club and indeed the Parish in the Lip Sync battle on Saturday night last at the Devon Inn. There was a full house on the night. All the acts put on an amazing show, it was top class! Everyone worked together as a team and a whole lot of fun was had along the way. On behalf of the committee we would like to thank everyone for your commitment over the last few months, we are extremely grateful. A big thank you to our prop team who were kept very busy on the night. Thank you to our ticket sellers, the Devon Inn hotel, our raffle ticket sellers, all those who donated spot prizes. Our four judges, Liam O’ Sullivan, Michael O’ Connor, Neilus Stackpoole and Madge who did a fantastic job on the night. All our acts, our four main sponsors Brown Joe’s Bar, Athea and District Credit Union, Mike Hayes and Tim Allman. Thank you also to all those who took out ads in our program and anyone who helped out in anyway. There were two prizes up for grabs, the act that raised the most revenue for the Club was won by Nuns on the Run and our overall Lip Sync winners were Sia and Maddie. Your efforts will result in continued improvements to the facilities of Athea GAA for the benefit of many generations to come. Take a bow!!!

Limerick GAA – Season Ticket 2017:
Limerick GAA recently launched their Season Ticket for 2017 with proceeds going towards the Limerick Senior Hurling training & development fund. The tickets cost €100 are now on sale. This would make an ideal present for the GAA fanatic in your household. The season ticket entitles the bearer to free entry to ALL Limerick County Board Club games in 2017, the option to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final Ticket (if Limerick Senior Hurling team are involved) & Discounts available from a wide variety of outlets including Elverys, Limerick Greyhound Stadium, JJ Kenneally & Sons Jewellers, Irish Country Hotels, Limerick Race Course & Timmy Mac’s Bistro & more outlets to follow. Please contact any of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for more details.

Cards took place at The Top of the Town bar on Monday evening last. The winners with thirteen games were Stevie Leahy, Mary Ita Leahy and Kieran Griffin. In second place with twelve games were Neil Harnett, Mike O’Connor & James O’Connor. The winners of the table prize were Joe Murphy, Karen Murphy and Patsy Harnett. The raffle prize winners were Mike O’Donoghue, Kieran Griffin and John O’Connor. Many thanks to all those who supported our card game and we would be hoping to see you all again next week at the Brown Joe’s bar at 9pm sharp. 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.

Thank You:

A big thank you to Mark Reidy and Brown Joes Bar who had a great turn out last Friday for the ladies monthly get together. A great night was had by all. There was a Johnson and Johnson hamper up for grabs with Lucy Geoghegan having the winning ticket. All proceeds went to our GAA pitch development. A big thank you to Brown Joes Bar for organizing the event and thanks to all those who bought tickets on the night. Your support as always is greatly appreciated.

Athea Utd AFC

Desmond Cup 1st Round (Sunday, Feb 5th)

Killeaney (1) 1

Athea Utd (1) 2    own goal, Gerard Ahern (pen)

We made the short journey to Knockdown for the first round of this seasons Desmond Cup. Conditions looked like they would be tough before kick-off but it cleared and ended up being perfect conditions for a cup tie. We started slow but steadily got into sync in midfield with Jamie Collins and Gerard Collins finding a lot of room in the engine room. They were aided by the hard work on the wings by both Stephen McEnery and Ronan Hayes. Stephen linked well with Gerard Ahern and Kevin Murphy up front, creating the best of our chances. We created a few good chances but found very little luck. This would totally change as our first goal came by way of an own goal from a Gerard Ahern corner. At the other end a brilliant Padraig Reidy tackle ensured we held our lead going into half time.

The aim was to continue in the second half as we had played in the first and this what we did by and large. However a poor middle period of the second half cost us as Killeaney equalized despite the best efforts of the very solid Cillian O Connor, the keeper beaten by a fortuitous strike that came down with a ‘bit of snow’ on it. We stuck to our task however and regained our composure. A brilliant run from Gerard Ahern resulted in him being taken down for a clear cut penalty which he despatched to the roof of the net. We were back in front and it was a lead that we held to the final whistle.

Team. Cillian O’Connor, Matthew Tierney, Padraig Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Michael Reidy, Ronan Hayes, Jamie Collins, Ger Collins, Stephen McEnery, Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy.
Subs Dylan Griffin, Peter O’Connor, Dan McMahon.

Referee Ger O’Connor

U14 Division 3 (Saturday, Feb 4th)

Broadford Utd B (2) 2

Athea Utd (2) 5   

Eoin O’Shea (2). Brandon Finucane

Paric Enright, Andrew O’Riordan

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Dermot Pierse, Daire O’Shea, Gavin Ambrose, Shane Scanlon, Paric Enright, Andrew O’Riordan, TJ Hunt, Jack Vaughan, Eoin O’Shea, Brandon Finucane, Fergal Pierse, Killian O’Connor, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Conor Mullane. Referee Sean Hartnett  

The youths game away to Abbeyfeale Utd was off due to an unplayable pitch.


3rd Round Draw Ferry Rangers v Athea Utd


Saturday, February 11th

Youths away to Abbeyfeale Utd at 2.30pm

Sunday, February 12th

Juniors home to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 11.30am in Premier League Cup


All players check with their respective managers with regard the respective training times.


The club extends its deepest sympathy to Ned White, Knocknagorna on the sudden passing of his niece Aoife Collins, Abbeyfeale last week. May The Light Of Heaven Be Eternally Hers.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Tuesday, January 31st are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,400. Numbers drawn 1, 3, 13, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Dick & Marian Chawke, Gortnagross. Brandon Finucane, Athea. Helen Regan, Loughill. Margaret Sheehy, Dirreen. Chloe Barrett, Listowel.
Sellers Kevin O’Keeffe & Margaret Dalton
New Jackpot €6,500 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, February 6th


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, February 6th are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,500. Numbers drawn 11, 16, 25, 26.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Fionn Histon, Hillside Drive. Mary McAuliffe, Park. Caroline Collins, Templeathea. Michael O’Connor, Lower Road. Nellie Ahern, Garrygloss.
Sellers Agatha & Brouder’s Shop
New Jackpot €6,600 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, February 13th