Athea GAA

500 Club Draw:

The final leg of the 2017/18 Club Draw was held on Saturday night last at Brown Joe’s.

The following were the lucky winners.

€500 – Katherine O’Connell, Lower Dirreen.

Seller: Roger Ryan.

€150 – Christina McKenna, Templeathea.

Seller: Matthew Tierney.

€150 – Fr. Brendan Duggan, Gortnagross

Seller: Paul Curry.

€100 – Jim McMahon, Upper Athea.

Seller: Dan McMahon.

€100 – Callum Buckley, Templeathea

Seller: M. Tierney.

€100 – Jack Sheehy. Seller: N. Hunt.

€100 – Andy O’Riordan, Lower Dirreen

Seller: Paul Curry.

€100 – Eddie Langan, Glasha. Seller: D. Dalton.

€50 Seller’s Prize – Matthew Tierney.

Well done to all the lucky winners. The club wishes to thank everyone, both in the parish and outside who once again supported the draw, which is a good fundraiser for the club.

History Book:

Interviews are underway with football enthusiasts, in preparation for Jamie Kelly’s GAA history book 1954/1968. the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 team will be in October and this is going to be a much looked-forward to night. I’m sure “dancing with the stars” will give our men and women the urge to get a show together to fund-raise for the club in the near future.

GAA Healthy Club:

The GAA all over Ireland are promoting “Healthy Clubs” in their own specific areas – Athea has a fine walking/running track and gym, so hopefully everyone will get involved and do their own bit here in Athea.

Coiste na nÓg:

Garda Vetting:

As we prepare ourselves for the New Year of training and matches we need to remind ALL our coaches who will be involved with children up to the age of 18 years old that they MUST be Garda Vetted.
It is a very easy process to go through. If any of our coaches are not Garda vetted they will not be allowed to coach any team until they have processed their details.
GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 years of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent / Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age.
If you have received an email to confirm your clearance, please forward a copy of this email to Jacqueline as soon as possible so records are up to date.

If you have any problems you can contact Athea’s Child Welfare Officer, Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091.


Athea Coiste na nÓg will be holding a Registration morning for the U6s up to U16s (Children must be 5 years of age or currently in junior infants) on Sunday February 4 in the Clubhouse from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Any new players joining for the first time need to bring a copy for their birth certificate. Registration is €25 per player or €50 for a family of two or more players. It is important that all players register on the day as the Club needs to plan for the season ahead. All new players are welcome and any queries please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

Child Protection Workshop:

Athea Coiste na nÓg will be holding a child protection workshop on Wednesday evening March 4th at 7pm in the Clubhouse. It is important that all coaches attend. If there is anyone in the Parish that wants to attend, they are more than welcome. Please contact Jacqueline with your name on 086-0670091 to book a place.

Athea Utd AFC



Saturday, January 20th
U14s away to Askeaton at 11.30am


All players should check with their respective managers with regard to the resumption of training.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 15th are as follows –
Jackpot was €9,500. Numbers drawn 3, 9, 20, 30.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – B O’Connor c/o Paudie Reidy. Lisa Cotter, Athea. The Ryans, Lower Athea. Kathleen Ambrose, Athea. Paddy Molyneaux, Ardagh.
Sellers Pat Hayes & Declan Barrett
New jackpot €9,600 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, January 22nd