Athea GAA

All Ireland:

Well, what can one say about Mayo losing by just 1 point to Dublin on Sunday last – it was so hard for all the Mayo fans to take. Athea GAA Chairman Paul Curry – a Mayo man, was once again left utterly disappointed as were the many Athea enthusiasts – however, they hopefully “will live to fight another battle”.


The next leg of the ‘500’Club draw will be held on the 30th September at Donie Lyons’ Bar. (there are still 5 more draws to go and if you now want to join in the draw you can do so by contacting any of the GAA committee). Also on the night along with the draw the medals will be given out to the U21s team from last season.

1968 Team:

Well the “50th” anniversary of the great 1968 Athea County final will be coming up in 2018, which isn’t too far away at all. It is hoped to have a grand celebratory night with all the 1968 team in attendance. So if any of the team are overseas, you can spread the word and when a date is set they can put it in their diaries and hopefully make it to the celebration.

Coiste na nÓg:

Guess the Score:

The Coiste na nÓg would like to thank all those who supported our guess the score competition last week as always it is greatly appreciated by the club and the winner of the €100 was Mick Kelly, Coole West.

Fixtures for September:

U14 County Final:

Our U14s will play Galtee Gaels in the Shield County Final this Saturday September 23 in Mick Neville Park at 1pm. All support for our boys would be greatly appreciated.

U16 County Final:

Our U16s will play Dromcollogher/Broadford in the Cup County final. Date, time and venue to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.


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

Athea Utd AFC

Premier Division (Sun, September 17th)

Glin Rovers A (1)  3

Athea Utd A    (1) 2   Dylan Griffin (2)

Team: Cillian O’Connor, James Ryan, Jamie Collins, Martin Chawke, Mathew Tierney, Padraig Horgan, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Ger Collins, Dylan Griffin, Darren Murphy.

Referee Ger O’Connor


Thursday, September 21st  

U14s home to Killeaney at 6pm

Saturday, September 23rd  

U8s away to Feenagh at 11.30am

U12s away to Newcastle West Town B at 10am (Woodfield pitch)

Sunday, September 24th   

Junior As home to Ballingarry A at 11.30am

Junior Bs home to Broadford Utd B at 2.30pm.


The registration for the 2017-2018 season again remains unchanged from the previous season –
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.
Juniors As and Bs €50

Underage Family Discount –
There will again be a underage family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10.

For example –

An U/16 player and an U/10 player the registration will be €40

An U/14 player and an U/12 player the registration will be €35


U/10s on Mondays 6pm to 7.30pm

U/12s on Mondays 7.30pm to 8.30pm
U/14s on Thursdays 7pm to 8.15pm
U/16s Wednesdays 7pm to 8.15pm
Junior As on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm & Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm.

Junior Bs on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 18th are as follows –
Jackpot was €8,000. Numbers drawn 7, 11, 30, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mgt Reidy, Upper Athea. Phil Mulqueen, Ballingarry. Eddie Barrett, Markievicz Park. Joan Dalton, Glenagower. Denise Deegan, Limerick.
Sellers Marian Chawke & Paudie Reidy.
New Jackpot €8,100 at The Top of the Town on Monday, September 25th