Athea GAA


Athea Intermediates played a challenge game against Mountcollins on Friday evening last. Athea won by a point. They are putting in a good deal of training under their new trainer Seamus O’Donnell and of course the gym at Páirc na nGael is a huge asset also with weights etc. available. The inclement weather over the past few days hasn’t been kind to anyone wishing to do a spot of training/running, but hopefully in the not too distant future with the weather improved and the evenings getting longer and brighter the pitch will be used to it’s full potential.


Well, a meeting will be organized in the very near future to put together ideas for a further fundraiser for the club. Some of last year’s Lip-Sync participants are very eager to get things going and have some good ideas on trying to bring down the pitch debt further. Julie Finucane Barrett hopes to organize the men and women and even some new faces for maybe a Lip-Along! It is hoped that it will be put together to have around Easter-time as it’s imperative that we try and get the debt down, let’s give it everyone’s backing.

Coiste na nÓg:


Sunday February 18:


Athea U14s will play Belville Gaels in the first round of the Féile at home in Pairc na nGael this Sunday morning February 18 at 11am. All players are asked to be at the pitch of 10.30am. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Child Protection Workshop:

Athea Coiste na nÓg will be holding a child protection workshop on Wednesday evening March 7th 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

Foundation Football Course:

There is a Foundation Football course taking place in Fr.Caseys GAA Club Abbeyfeale on Friday evening March 23 from 7pm-10pm and Saturday morning March 24 from 9.30am-1pm. You need to attend both days to complete the course. Places are limited so if you want to book a space please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 as soon as possible.

Gaeltacht Scholarship:

Applications for the scholarships to attend an Irish Summer Course at one of the Munster Gaeltacht Colleges 2018 are now open.

– Second-level students only

Applicable colleges:
Ciarraí (Coláiste Chorca Dhuibhne),
Corcaigh (Coláiste na Mumhan ;Béal Átha an Ghaorthaigh)
Port Láirge (Coláiste na Roinne :An Roinn)

– Please note: No other colleges are covered

First-time applicants will receive priority. Former scholarship benefactors will be considered in turn. Please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 before Wednesday February 21 if you want to apply.

Athea Utd Soccer

U14 Division 3 (Sat, February 10th
Athea Utd 1      (Fergal Pierse)

GB Rovers 4

U10s v St Itas (Sat, February 10th)
The U10s played their first game of 2018 against St Itas at The Vales last Saturday morning and continued their good run with another impressive display. Well done to all the players who are enjoying their soccer at the moment. 


Saturday, February 17th
U12s away to AK Utd at 11.30am

Sunday, February 18th 

Junior Bs home to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 11.30am in the Desmond Cup


All players should check with their respective managers with regard to training times.


Congratulations to Kevin and Fiona O’Keeffe on the birth of their first baby, a girl Emma, wishing the new family the best of health and joy.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, February 12th are as follows –
Jackpot was €9,900. Numbers drawn 11, 16, 22, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Leanne Shields, Carrigkerry. Joan Buckley, Kilcolman. Eileen Kelly, Athea. Eamon Mullane, Shanagolden. Ray & Doreen, Ardagh
Sellers Mgt Dalton  Karina Buckley.
New Jackpot €10,000 at Donie’s on Monday, February 19th