Athea GAA

Junior B:

The Junior B team met St. Senan’s in Foynes on Monday evening last. There was a great turnout for the game, which was good to see, for both sides. It was a game that Athea could have won however St. Senan’s were victorious in the end on a scoreline  which read 0-12 to 1-13.

Div 2 League:

The next game for the Intermediates in the Division 2 League is on May 16th against Castlemahon. This will be played in Castlemahon and no doubt will be well supported.

Club Draw:

Again another reminder that the annual forthcoming Club Draw is ‘on the horizon’. There are some great prizes to be won each month over the 8 months and at €80 it’s well worth a chance! As well as that your are helping the club to further reduce the debt on the pitch and running/walking track. The draw is the main fundraiser for the club and it’s vital that as many as possible get behind the draw, especially if you have children involved in the football, as we all know the youth are ‘the backbone’ of the parish and sport helps them stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ so as to speak. The GAA are promoting direct debits to pay for one’s ticket, this will save sellers a lot of re-calling to people’s homes. So if you are in a position to have €10 a month taken out of your bank  account by direct debit over the 8 months it would be great.

Pitch Improvements:

Well the dug-outs are going to be started this week, which is great news – another asset to the pitch. The fencing is going to be erected at the end of June/beginning of July. Also planning permission has been granted for the lights around the running/walking track which again will enable everyone to be safer when the dark evenings approach.

If you haven’t been up at the pitch for a while, you are recommended to do so. At the minute with our ‘fine spell’ of weather it’s looking fantastic. And walk the entire surrounds along the track to see the full benefit of all the work that’s been accomplished with everyone’s help – you can all be proud of it having supported the ‘Lip-Sync’ and the Club draws. Incidentally DVDs of the Lip-Sync battles are now available and no doubt they will be a great keepsake to have in time to come when we can reminisce on what was an unreal night of entertainment. Any other ideas on fundraisers?

Coiste na nÓg:

Church Gate Collection:

Our Annual Church gate collection will be taken up at all masses this weekend. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


All players who have not registered can do so this Friday May 12 in the Clubhouse from 6pm-6.30pm. Any queries please contact Jacqueline or the team managers.


Thursday May 11:


Our U12s will play Cappagh away this Thursday evening May 11 in Cappagh at 6.45pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm and gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday/Saturday May 19/20:


We will host an U10s blitz on the weekend of Friday/Saturday May 19/20. More details will follow during the week. Gum shields are compulsory.


A text will be sent out to all parents regarding the training times for all age groups for this week.


The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to Derek Byrne and his family on the recent passing of his mother Emily. May she rest in peace.


Best of luck to Athea players Sean Ryan, Alan Kelly and selector David O’ Connor and all the Limerick Minor Football team and Management as they take on Clare in the Munster Semi final in the Gaelic Grounds this evening Wednesday at 7pm. All support for the team would be greatly appreciated.

Also best of luck to Jack O’ Connor who lines out with the Limerick U16 team in an inter provincial blitz this Saturday in Thurles.

Athea Utd AFC

Premier Division (Fri, May 5th)

Broadford Utd (2) 4

Athea Utd       (1) 1 Darren Murphy

Team: Cillian O’Connor, Mark Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Joe Vaughan, Padraig Reidy, Ronan Hayes, Jamie Collins, Peter O’Connor, Kevin Murphy, Darren Murphy, Gerard Ahern.

Referee John Roche


Tuesday, May 16th

U14s away to Breska Rovers at 7pm

Friday, May 19th

Juniors away to Ballingarry at 7pm


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.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Tuesday, May 2nd are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,000. Numbers drawn 3, 25, 27, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Stephanie Foley, NCW. Veronica Roche c/o Paudie. Marian Chawke, Gortnagross. Kathleen Ambrose, Athea. Nora Mahoney, Markievicz Park.

Sellers Margaret Dalton & Agatha.
New Jackpot €6,100 at Brown Joes’ on Monday, May 8th


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 8th are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,100. Numbers drawn 12, 14, 15, 23.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Noreen Brouder, Templeathea. Nora Fitzmaurice, Moyvane. Mary Greaney c/o Athea Bingo. Damian & Doreen, Ardagh. Marie O’Connor, Croom.

Sellers Karina Buckley & Marian Chawke.
New Jackpot €6,200 at JP’s on Monday, May 15th