Athea GAA

Div 2 Co. League:

Our Intermediates travelled to Ballysteen on Tuesday evening last to meet the tough opposition there in Div. 2 of the County League. All knew this wasn’t going to be an easy game and the result showed this in the end with Ballysteen winning by a big margin of (5-11) to (1-13). However Athea must not be disillusioned. Here’s to better times ahead.

Junior B:

The Junior B team lined out against St. Kieran’s on Friday night in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Athea were up by 7 pts at half-time and things were looking good. However, at the final whistle we were so unlucky to lose by just 1 measly point (2-11) to (2-10). This was ‘Round 3’ of the Junior B Championship.

The Mayo flags are flying in Dirreen and Lower Athea following their win against Derry recently in an exciting game!.


Next weekend sees the 1st draw of the ‘500 Club Draw’ taking place at the Top of the Town – there are just a few tickets left – be in with a chance and buy one – you could be lucky. Fully paid up members are in for a €1,000 extra prize.


The club wishes to thank sincerely Kiely Bros. Construction in Birmingham (who have Athea connections) for their most generous contribution to the club. It is very much appreciated by Athea GAA.


July 16th at 7pm Athea /Mountcollins v Ballysteen. Check venue.

Coiste na nÓg:


Friday June 30


Athea Coiste na nÓg hosted an U8 blitz on Friday evening last in Páirc na nGael with teams from Fr. Casey’s and Newcastle West taking part. All the boys and girls played extremely well in the three matches they played to the delight of all those who attended the Blitz. It was very exciting football from start to finish so well done to all the players and their mentors for their efforts on the night. A big thank you to Derek Byrne and

Michael Reidy for refereeing the games and to all those who helped out in anyway. Panel: Mark Collins, Alice O’Sullivan, Millie O’Sullivan, Jamie Quinn, Paddy O’Connor, Jamie Brosnahan, Mark Ahern, Daniel Broderick, Aaron Broderick, Amelia Nash, Tony Ambrose, Daniel Hunt, Eimear Hunt, Caoimhe Ahern, Patrick Healy & Loren Healy.

Cúl Camp:

Our Cúl camp starts next Monday July 10th in Athea and runs until Friday July 7th. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity. COST: €60 for 1st child, €50 for 2nd child, €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. A Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camp kit and Backpack are provided to each child when they attend the camp.
Children are asked to bring a packed lunch and drinks, suitable playing gear, a rain jacket and changes of gear if the weather is wet and sun cream and sun hat if the weather is hot. Please ensure that all possessions are labeled. We hope that the weather will be favorable and that everyone will enjoy the week. Contact Jacqueline on 086 0670091 or you can register and pay online at until Friday July 7th. Registration forms will be available – Contact Jacqueline if you need one.

Best of Luck:  

Best of luck to Jack O’ Connor who will be togging out for the County U16 football team this Saturday in the John O’ Donovan Memorial Munster U16 football Tournament in Rathkeale. This is the 25th year of this competition and as part of a celebratory of this long standing tournament the majority of the action will feature in Mick Neville Park. A special souvenir programme will be on sale and members of the public are invited to attend on the day.

Fixtures for July:


Monday July 10:

Our U16s will play Dromcollogher/Broadford on Monday evening July 10 at home in Páirc na nGael at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 6.30pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday July 12:

Our U14s will play Rathkeale on Wednesday evening July 12 at home in Páirc na nGael at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 6.40pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Friday/Saturday July 21/22:

Our U10’s will be taking part in a Regional blitz on July 21/22. More details will follow closer to the time. Gum shields are compulsory


Monday July 24:

Our U16s are away to Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue on Monday evening July 24 in Banogue at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.50pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated


Friday July 28:

Our U8s will be taking part in a Regional blitz on Friday July 28 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 Utd AFC


There will be a managers meeting this coming Friday night, July 7th in the clubhouse at The Vales. Any persons interested in managing or helping out with any team are most 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 Tuesday, June 27th are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,800. Numbers drawn 8, 10, 13, 25.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Margaret Dalton, Clash. Agatha Barrett, Athea. Peter Medway, Australia. TW Liston, Colbert Street. Joseph Kennelly, Lisselton.
Sellers Brouder’s Shop & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €6,900 at The Top of the Town on Monday, July 3rd

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 3rd are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,900. Numbers drawn 1,2, 3, 30.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Patrick Langan, Glenagragra. Mai McCarthy, Listowel. Pat O’Sullivan, Lower Athea. Brenda McMahon, Gortnagross. Mark Reidy c/o Brown Joes.
Sellers Agatha & Doreen
New Jackpot €7,000 at Donie’s on Monday, July 10th