Athea GAA

Track Lighting:

Well things are underway at last to get the walking/running track ‘lit-up’. This will be a huge asset to not only players of all age groups, but also to everyone who uses the track, as it’s so safe and away from the road traffic. It will be most welcomed during the darker winter evenings and will give no excuse to all ages to get out and about.


Well has anyone out there thought of a ‘follow up’ fundraiser to the brilliant ‘Lip-Sync’, which indeed was a great fund-raiser for the club. There have been a few suggestions – such as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – Battle of the Townlands – A Grand Variety Concert – An Abba Night – A Garth Brooks night –  A Country and Western Night – A Barn Dance – Dancing with the Stars – or bring a well-known singer/band. Anyone out there who has any other good ideas or who would be willing to get things underway, any of the committee would be delighted to have your ideas. The club need to raise another €20,000 like they did with the Lip-Sync to further reduce the debt on the field which now stands at approx €40,000.

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 to 10pm 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 27th 
U12s home to Newcastle West Town B at 1pm

Sunday, January 28th
Junior As away to Newcastle West Rovers A at 2.30pm


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 22nd are as follows –
Jackpot was €9,600. Numbers drawn 9, 22, 30, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Michael O’Connor, Lr Athea. Doreen Cahill, Ardagh. Patrick Langan, Athea. Sean Fitzgerald, Batt’s Bar. Regan Bustan, Ardagh
Sellers Doreen & Agatha.
New Jackpot €9,700 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, January 29th