Athea GAA

Coiste Club Notes


There will be another opportunity to register underage players at the Clubhouse at 6pm on Friday March 24th 2017. Registration amount are One child -€30, Family €50 and newcomer children (bring birth cert) €20.

Training times

U6, U8, U10,-Starting on Friday March 24th at 6pm

U12- Challenge match at pitch on Sunday March 26th at 4pm

U14- Monday March 27th at 7pm

U16- Thursday   March 23rd at 6pm

This will be our first year with the new pitch available to us in the early season so good attendances will be expected. All players must wear gum shields.

Senior Club


The Minors have training  at 6pm on Thursday March 23rd 2017. We are amalgamated with Mountcollins in the West Minor A competition this year.

Intermediate Matches


West Intermediate C’ship  1st round  vs Abbeyfeale in Mountcollins at 8pm  Wed. March 22nd 2017

Div 2 County League 2nd round  vs Adare at Páirc na nGael  at 3pm  Sat. March 25th 2017


Div 2 County League 1st round-

Oola 0:09   Athea 1:05

This was a match played on a very poor pitch which was very testing for both teams. Athea put up a very brave challenge and lead in the last few minutes only to be beaten by a point. The game was interrupted by a heated exchange in which three Oola players and one Athea player were sent off.

The club and team send our best wishes to Pa Chawke who sustained an injury in the game and hope that he makes a speedy recovery.

DVD Launch

We held our Lip Sync DVD launch in Brown Joes on Saturday night. It was well attended and an enjoyable night. Extra DVDs will be available later this week. The club is very grateful to all those who made the LipSync so successful bring in in excess of €25k of much needed funds for further pitch developments.

Limerick Club Development Draw (Mackey)

This week is the last chance to enter this draw. Contact Mairead at 087 7703673 to enter.


The winners of the cards at Brown Joe’s last Monday night on 15 games were Trish, Mary and Joan. In second place with 13 games were Ned Mahony, Tom Mahony and Patie Ahern. The winners of the table prize were Mary and Tom Holly and Mike Sheahan. The raffle winners were Patsy Harnett, Eileen Murphy and Mike Sheahan.
The card game on Monday 27th is on again at Brown Joe’s at 9pm. Remember playing cards is exercise for the mind.


Training is on Monday night 7 to 8 pm in the highfield.


To Jamie Collins and Siobhán O’Connor who “tied the knot” on Thursday last and had a great day at the Muchross Park Hotel in Killarney.

Athea Utd AFC

Premier Division (Sun, March 19th)

Athea Utd    (0) 1   Darren Murphy

Carrig Cel    (0) 2

We lost by a single and very late goal against local rivals Carrig Celtic at The Vales lass Sunday morning. It was a game that we needed to win and where the effort put in by the players matched that reality. Unfortunately however we never got into our stride in possession. While we defended very well we seemed to lose the ball too easily and failed to create clear chances. Ger Collins created one good chance in the first half but if was just out of Dylan Griffins reach and at the interval the game remained scoreless.

The same trend continued on the resumption and it was looking more and more likely that we would see no goals. However it was in the final ten minutes that the game came to life. Carrig broke the deadlock with a well taken goal. This sparked us into action. Cillian O’Connor who had played very well in goals was moved outfield to give us an extra option. He immediately was involved, flicking first time into Darren Murphys path for Darren to then beat the keeper. Almost from kick off we were caught cold however as Carrig scored from a header at the back post. There was too little time for an equaliser and we ended the game pointless.

Team: Cillian O’Connor, Mike Reidy, Mark Reidy, martin Chawke, Padraig Reidy, Kevin Murphy, Ger Collins, Gerard Ahern, Ronan Hayes, Darren Murphy, Dylan Griffin.

Referee Ger O’Connor


Saturday, March 25th

U14s away to Ballingarry B at 11.30am

Youths away to Askeaton at 2.30pm

Sunday, March 26th

Juniors home to Ballingarry at 11.30am


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


Athea Utd are delighted to announce that we will again be running a FAI Soccer Camp this year. The camp will take place at The Vales from Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age.
There will be more details available over the coming weeks.


Congratulations to junior player Jamie Collins who got married to Siobhan O’Connor from Ballylongford last Thursday. Wishing the newly weds health and happiness in their future together. 


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, March 20th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,400. Numbers drawn 4, 6, 15, 17.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Liam Chawke, Sydney. John Fealy, Athea. Siobhan & Pat, Ardagh. Michelle Murphy, Dirreen. Nora Cronin, Ardagh.
Sellers Doreen & Eileen Kelly.
New Jackpot €5,500 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, March 27th