Athea GAA

Club Draw:

Tickets are now available for the annual 500 Club Draw which is the main fund-raiser for the Athea GAA Club. There will be 8 draws over 8 months.

It’s €80 and fully paid up members or those who pay by direct-debit in full, will be in for an added draw of €1,000. You can also pay monthly at €10 a month. 1st prise is €500, 2nd. €200. 3rd. €150. 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th is €100 and 8th is €80. A total of €12,040 will be given away. There is also a seller’s prize of €50.

So to be in with a chance buy your ticket on time from any of the promoters, or phone me Kathleen on 087-1233361.


The Intermediates had a training and bonding session in Killarney at the weekend with trainer Seamus O’Donnell. They will play against Claughaun here in Athea on Wednesday, May 9th which should be a great league game.

Junior B’s:

The Junior B’s play their league game against Rathkeale on Tuesday, May 8th. Again your support would be appreciated.

Advertising Board:

If any companies or individuals would like to take an advertising board which would be placed in Páirc na nGael car park they can contact Paul Curry on 087-6501673. It’s a great way of showing your business and also helping the club.

Coiste na nÓg:

Fixtures for May:

Thursday May 10:


Athea U12s will play Feenagh/Kilmeedy on Thursday evening May 10 in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the pitch for 6.10pm. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday/Saturday May 11/12:


Athea U8s will play their first blitz of the year on the weekend of May 11/12 in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Date and time to be confirmed next week.

Friday/Saturday May 18/19:


Athea U10s will play take part in their second blitz of the year on the weekend of May 18/19 in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Date and time to be confirmed.


U6, U8, U10 & U12:

Training for our U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s 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.

Cúl Camp:

Our Cúl camp will be held in Páirc na nGael in Athea on Monday July 9th and runs until Friday July 13th. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity. COST: €60 for 1st child, €50 for 2nd child, €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. A Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camp kit and Backpack are provided to each child when they attend the camp.
You can register and pay online at

Coaching for the Coaches:

Eamonn Ryan Cork Ladies Football Manager will be doing a coaching for the coaches’ session in Páirc na nGael in Athea in the coming weeks, (date to be confirmed). This will be of great benefit to the Club so it would be important that all our coaches attend this session and if you know anyone else, who would be interested in attending, please spread the word.

Online Shop:

Athea GAA Club have an online shop up and running. You can buy our club gear for children and adults. Just log onto and enter Athea under my club.

Athea Utd


Sunday, May 6th  

Junior As away to Granagh Utd at 11.30am

Junior Bs away to Creeves Celtic at 2.30pm

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, April 30th are as follows – Jackpot was €11,000.

Numbers drawn 12, 13, 17, 18.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mary Kelly, Coole West. James Carmody, Ballybunion. Carmel McMahon, Duagh. Nora Mahoney, Markievicz Park. Garry Greaney c/o Agatha.
Sellers Top of the Town & Mike Buckley
New Jackpot €11,100 at White’s Bar on Monday, May 7th

Athea Ladies Football


Saturday April 28:

Athea 2-11            Knockainey 3-13

Our Intermediate team played their second and final game in the group stages of the Championship on Saturday evening last away to Knockainey. Numbers were tight but despite this our girls put in a fine performance on a wet and windy evening. It was point for point in the first half and after fifteen minutes of play the sides were all square at four points apiece. Athea then took a two point lead thanks to points from Sandra Larkin and Megan Carroll, but unfortunately the home side scored their first goal of the game to take a one point lead. Shortly after an outstanding move involving Jackie Stackpoole, Mary Ita Casey, Anita Quinn finished when Noelle Curtin rattled the ball to the Knockainey net. Knockainey regrouped and went for a second goal, but an outstanding save from Sarah O’ Connor in goals kept them at bay. Just before half time Knockainey kicked three unanswered points to take a one point lead into the break, the score read Athea 1-06, Knockainey 1-07. A point early in the second half by Sandra Larkin had the side level. Shortly after Knockainey got their second goal of the match, but Athea rallied scoring three more points and the match was all square at 1-10 to 2-07. Knockainey hit a purple patch and scored 1-06 without reply to take a commanding lead. A point from the boot of Mary Ita Casey and a great goal from Noelle Curtin left five points between the team with minutes remaining. We had two late chances of goals but unfortunately luck was not on our side and they both went wide. Leaving the final score Athea 2-11, Knockainey 3-13. Team: Sarah O’ Connor, Ciara Hunt, Jackie Stackpoole, Amy Carmody, Saorcha Fitzgerald, Katie Collins, Maeve Murphy, Rebekah Daly, Rachel Greaney, Lisa O’ Connell, Mary Ita Casey, Anita Quinn, Noelle Curtin, Sandra Larkin, Megan Carroll, Joanne Culhane.

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.

Gaelic for Mothers and Others:

There was a great turnout at the first Gaelic for Mother and others training session on Tuesday last. Training continues every Tuesday evening in Páirc na nGael from 7pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football and fun.