Athea GAA

Páirc na nGael:

I was up at the pitch on Monday night last watching the U16s game against Drom/Broadford. It was great to see a good crowd of supporters for both teams. And moreover it was brilliant to see Páirc na nGael being used to its full capacity. As well as the game going on centrefield, up at the top area of the field there was hurling training going on. Then as one looked over to the far corner of the field there were up to about sixty – both men and women starting off “Couch to 5k” training under the leadership of Colm Hassett and helped by Donal Leahy, who were all doing their stretches etc and running and walking a few rounds of the track. It was great to see so many availing of the facilities. Well done to everyone who supported the ‘500 Club Draw’ and if you didn’t get to buy a ticket – you can still do so for the next 7 draws. Phone me on 087-1233361.

Cúl Camp:

‘83’children attended last week’s Cúl Camp – a great week was enjoyed by all.

Well Done:

The U16s who played Drom/Broadford on Monday night had a tough 1 point win at the whistle.

The U14s against Rathkeale and the U12s against Castlemahon on Wednesday and Thursday night also had wins.

The Intermediates unfortunately lost to Galbally (2-12) to (0-14) on Tuesday night as did the Athea/Mountcollins minors combination to Drom/Broadford and Ballysteen on Friday and Sunday.

Coiste na nÓg:


Wednesday July 12:


Athea 6-10     Rathkeale 4–11
This was a cracking game played before a large crowd in Athea on Wednesday night last. The score line tells a lot about two teams fully intent on attacking football. Thirty one scores in fifty minutes of breathtaking play, there was on average a score every minute and fifty seconds. We dominated the first half and led at half time 5-05 to 0-05. Rathkeale got on top for most of the second half, but the 1-05 we scored in this half kept us in front. There were great displays on the night from Gearoid O’ Sullivan, Andrew O’ Riordan, Michael Tierney, Daire O’ Shea, Michael Walsh, Brandon Finucane and T.J. Hunt (2-05). Our next game is away to Mungret on Wednesday July 26th, although this may change as Limerick are playing in the Munster U21 Hurling final in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on the same night. Team: Gavin Mulvihill, James Lee, Gavin Ambrose, Gearoid O’ Sullivan, Pierce O’ Brien, Andrew O’ Riordan, Dermot Pierse, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’ Shea, Paraic Enright, Daire O’ Shea, Michael Walsh, T.J. Hunt, Brandon Finucane, Cillian O’ Connor, James Broderick, Callum Buckley and Evan Curry.

Cúl Camp:

Our Cúl camp was once again a great success as over eighty boys and girls enjoyed a week full of football and fun. We had eight coaches present, Padraig Scanlon, Alan Kelly, Conor Fitzgerald, Adrian Enright, Diarmuid Kelly, Emma Herbert, Ciaran Brouder and Tommy O’ Connell and they put the children through their paces for the week. Limerick Senior Footballer Danny Neville was our guest coach on Friday and the camp ended with a Coaches versus the Children match which the children won by a goal. A big thank you to Rose at Brouder’s shop for supplying the minerals for the final day of the Cúl Camp and thanks to all the boys and girls who were great fun during the week. Thanks also to David, Seamus, Laura and Sarah for their help. The facilities in Páirc na nGael were perfect for the week with the pitch being in excellent condition. Finally a big thank you to our camp coordinator Jacqueline who worked tirelessly to make sure all the boys and girls were happy and well looked after at the camp.

Fixtures for July:


Friday/Saturday July 21/22:

Our U10s will be taking part in a Regional blitz this weekend in Mick Neville Park. Time and date to be confirmed by text. 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


Thursday July 27:

Our U12s are away to Mountcollins on Thursday evening July 27 in Mountcollins. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. 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 United AFC


Next Monday, July 24th at The Vales the 2017 FAI Soccer Camp will commence and will run until Friday, July 28th. It is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age.

Bookings can be made at or phone 1890653653.

All participants on the camp will receive an exclusive kit (comprising of jersey, shorts and socks), backpack, football and a certificate of attendance. All coaches on all camps FAI accredited and Garda Vetted as well as having all other courses done which are relevant to the welfare of all participants attending the soccer camps.

Parents / guardians should take note that all bookings made after Tuesday, July 18th will be deemed late bookings and this will see the cost of participation increase to €75 per child. The same fee applies (€75) for walk ons on the first day of the camp.

We have over seventy booked on the cam at the moment with a limited number of places still available. The advice is to book your kids place on the camp asap as time is fast running out. Its five fun filed days of soccer skills as well as making new friends so book your place asap.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 17th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,100. Numbers drawn 3, 4, 26, 29.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Kathleen Griffin, Athea. Mag O’Sullivan, Ballyhahill. Breda Hayes, Lower Athea. Darren Murphy, Dirreen. John Laffan, Listowel.
Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €7,200 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, July 24th