Athea GAA


Athea Intermediates had a brilliant win over Mountcollins last week on a scoreline of (4-15) to (0-7). There was a huge crowd of supporters which was indeed great to see. Athea have now secured Division 2 status for next year. Well done.

Páirc na nGael:

The pitch is being used to it’s “full capacity” at the moment and is looking fabulous – with many outsiders giving it great ‘compliments’ – which is indeed good to hear.


I’m mentioning it now so everyone can be thinking about it over the next couple of months – it’s “brainstorming”. You might put your heads in motion and come up with another idea for the Autumn/Winter months – whether it be a concert of some type, some popular musician or band to come to Athea or maybe those who took part in the ‘Lip-Sync’ last time around might think up something to raise funds to further reduce the pitch debt, even a battle of “the townlands” in Athea – “a country and western themed hoolie” or even a ‘Strictly come dancing’ night – all ideas will be scrutinized.

The pitch debt is now just below the €40,000 mark thanks to everyone’s support and thanks to all who bought tickets for the ongoing ‘500 Draw’ – you can still be in with a chance for the remaining 7 draws at €10 a month or €70 in total. Phone me on 087-1233361 or contact any GAA committee member.

Coiste na nÓg:


Monday July 24:


Athea 4–05     Dromin/Athlacca Banogue 1–1
Our U16s suffered their first defeat of the championship when they lost to Dromin Athlacca Banogue in Banogue on Monday evening last. The home side started brilliantly out scoring us eight points to one in the first twenty minutes of the game. Conor McAuliffe with the Athea point from play. We brought ourselves back into the game when we scored two quick fire goals, one from John Sexton and the second from Evan Wallace. The home side upped their game again, kicking seven unanswered points and this would have been a lot more but for some great saves by TJ Murphy in goals. John Sexton got our second point of the game just before half time to leave the score at the break, Athea 2-02, Dromin Athlacca Banogue 0-15. We played much better in the second half and narrowed the gap to four points when John Sexton converted a penalty after two minutes. A point for the home side was cancelled out when Brandon Finucane rose the white flag for Athea. Dromin Athlacca Banogue got their second point of the half to increase their lead, but the gap would be narrowed to two points shortly after, when John Sexton scored his third goal of the game. Both sides exchanged two points each as we entered the closing stages, but as Athea pushed up to try to find the winning score, we were caught at the back and the home team scored a late goal to leave the full time score, Athea 4-05, Dromin Athlacca Banogue 1-19.

Team: TJ Murphy, Jack Hunt, Alex McEldowney, Eoin Sheahan, Colin Broderick, David O’Connor, Jamie O’Mahony, Conor McAuliffe, Aidan Curry, Michael Tierney, TJ White, Gavin Ambrose, Andrew O’Riordan, John Sexton, Evan Wallace, Subs: Brandon Finucane, Ryan Greaney, TJ Hunt & Luke Gleeson.

Fixtures for July:


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. A text will be sent out with all the details. 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


Last Monday, July 24th the 2017 soccer camp got underway in great weather conditions with 90 participants beginning a fun week of learning skills and making friends

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.

More details in next week’s notes.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 24th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,200. Numbers drawn 12, 16, 24, 27. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –

James Carmody, Ballybunion. Michael Manaher, Gaelside, Athea. Ellen Quille, Athea. Veronica Roche c/o Paudie. Gerry Brouder, Galeview.
Sellers Declan Barrett & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €7,300 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, July 31st