Athea GAA



Athea 2-06      Pallasgreen 1-10

Round ‘3’ of the Intermediate Championship took place on a very warm Friday evening last in Ballingarry against Pallasgreen. Athea knew this was not going to be “an easy one”. The good attendance was an added bonus, however, Pallasgreen from the outset, showed they were a strong physical team and there was some hard hits during the game. The early wides proved very costly for Athea with the opposition scoring a number of points without reply. A goal from Pa Ahern in the first half thankfully kept us in touch.

Midway in the 2nd half there was a six point margin. Sean Ryan was taken down for a late penalty – Ger Ahern scored. In the last few minutes of play Gerard Ahern brought the game back to a point. Beaten by just 1 point was heartbreaking and sharpness in taking scores needs to improve “to get back on track” which no doubt will happen.

Team: Ger Collins, Tommy Quaid, Matthew Tierney, Mark Reidy (0-1), Denis Greaney (Capt), Martin Chawke, Shane Mulvihill (0-2), Michael Reidy, Jamie Collins, J. Kelly, Pa Ahern (1-01), Ger Ahern (1-01) D. Murphy, Sean Ryan, Kevin Murphy ( 0-1)

Subs: J. Ryan for J. Kelly, S. Tierney for T. Quaid, Neilo Keane for D. Murphy, M. O’Connor for J. Collins.

Minor Match:

Athea v Mountcollins in Ballysteen on June 29th.

Coiste na nÓg:

Cúl Camp:

We will be hosting our annual Cúl camp from Monday July 10 to Friday July 14. For any further information please contact Jacqueline at 086-0670091. More details to follow.

Fixtures for June:


Friday/Saturday June 23/24:

We will be travelling to Coolyroe for an U10s blitz on Friday/Saturday June 23/24. More details will follow closer to the time. Gum shields are compulsory.


Monday June 26:

Our U16s will play Bruff on Monday evening June 26 at home in Páirc na nGael at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 6.45pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Friday June 30:

We will be hosting an U8s blitz on Friday June 30. More details will follow closer to the time. Gum shields are compulsory.


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

Athea United AFC


Athea Utd will holds its Annual Awards Night on Friday night June 23rd at The Top of the Town. Time 9.30pm. All are welcome to attend.


Athea Utd will holds its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 24th at The Top of the Town. Time 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend


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 Monday, June 19th are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,700. Numbers drawn 15, 18, 26, 29.  No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Tom & Linda Mahony, Templeathea, Eileen Barry, Upper Athea, Lilly & Tim Somers, Upper Athea, Noreen Dinneen, Ardagh, Agatha Barrett, Markievicz Park.

Sellers: Declan Barrett & Agatha Barrett.
New Jackpot €6,800 at Collin’s Bar on Tuesday, June 27th