Athea GAA


Our Minors travelled to Monagea on Friday evening last where they lined out against the Knockaderry/Monagea combination, Athea, unfortunately, were short a couple of players due to other game commitments, therefore having a limited panel on the night. The amalgamation of the opposition proved too powerful for our boys, leaving the scoreline at the whistle 4 -20 to 2 – 4. However saying that, there is actually great scope for improvement with this up and coming young team. Here’s to the rest of the footballing season.

Junior B’s:

The Junior ‘B’ team are back training and Roger Ryan and Neilus Hunt are putting them through their paces.


It’s great to see that players are already replying to the invitations that have just been sent out to those that played in the 1963 and 1968 victorious teams for the 50 year celebration which will be held at The Devon Inn in October. This is going to be a memorable night for players, their families and indeed all GAA enthusiasts and with some special guests on the night, it should be exciting. We all remember – imagine 50 years– the Final against Treaty Sarsfields in 1968. I had to get special permission to get out of boarding school in Bruff – the tormentation having to go back after the game – with such celebrations.

School Football:

County Champions Colaiste Ide agus Iosef:

Well done to Athea players David O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, TJ White, Conor McAuliffe and Jason Dillon who were all part of the Colaiste Ide agus Iosef U161/2 football team who defeated Castletroy College to win The LIT Sports Dr. O’Neill Cup on Thursday last in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Well done to all involved.

Coiste na nÓg:

Fixtures for April:

Thursday April 19:


Athea U16s will play Glin in the 2nd round of the league this Thursday evening April 19 in Páirc na nGael at 7pm. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated

Friday/Saturday April 20/21:  U10s:

Athea U10s will play their first blitz on Friday 20 or Saturday 21 of April in Abbeyfeale. Date and time to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Training:  U6, U8, & U10:

Training for our U6s, U8s and U10s continues this Friday evening in Páirc na nGael from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields in order to take part and must be registered. All new players are welcome.


Training for our U12s continues this Friday evening in Páirc na nGael from 6pm to 7pm. All players must have gum shields in order to take part and must be registered. All new players are welcome.

Thursday April 26:  U12s:

Athea U12s will play St.Senans on Thursday April 26 in Foynes. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Páirc na nGael was a hive of activity last Friday evening as our U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s resumed training for the season ahead. All new players are welcome and all players must be registered in order to train. If any player needs to be registered, forms will be available before training in the meeting room in Páirc na nGael or contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091. All players must wear gum shields at training.

School Football:
Well done to Pierce O’ Brien, Andrew O’ Riordan, Eoin O’ Shea and Daire O’ Shea who were on the Tarbert school U15 Team that defeated Listowel last week, to qualify for the final against Ballybunion.

Athea Footballers Evan Wallace, Páric Enright, T.J. Hunt, Conor McAuliffe and Conor Mullane were on the Templeglantine U16 hurling team that played Caherline on Monday night last in Templeglantine.

Athea Utd Soccer

Premier Division (Sunday, Apr 15th)

Athea Utd A           (0)  0

Abbeyfeale Utd A  (2) 6

Team: Mareks Shah, Mark Reidy, Padraig Reidy, Conor Mullane, Mike Reidy, James Ryan, Shane Mulvihill, Padraig Horgan, Dylan Griffin, Darren Murphy, Sean Ryan. Subs William Cronin, Dan McMahon, Joe Vaughan.

Referee Paudie Manning

U12 Division 2 (Monday, April 16th)

AK Utd 4

Athea Utd 2    James Hunt, Callum Buckley

Referee Paudie Manning


Friday, April 20th

Junior As home to Glin Rvs A at 6.30pm

Saturday, April 21st

U10s home to Mountcollins at 11.30am

Sunday, April 22nd

Junior As home to Rathkeale A at 11.30am

Junior Bs away to Ballingarry B at 11.30am

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, April 16th are as follows –
Jackpot was €10,800. Numbers drawn 9, 14, 21, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Michael O’Connor, Knockanure. Angela McEnery, Hillside Drive. Catherine O’Connor, Templeathea. Mag O’Shea, Glin. Betty, Charlie, Sam, Top of theTown.
Sellers Helen Barry & Margaret Reidy.
New Jackpot €10,900 at The Top of the Town on Monday, April 23rd

Athea Ladies Football Club

Fixture for April:

Saturday April 28:

Ladies Intermediate Championship:

Athea will play Knockainey on Saturday evening April 28. Venue and time to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Underage Training:

U6 to U12:

Training for U6 up to U12 continues in Páirc na nGael on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 6.30pm. All new players welcome.