Athea Utd.     by Pat Mulvihill

Congratulations to Athea Utds Daire O’Shea who won the Limerick Desmond U14 Division 3 player of the year. Daire was presented with his award by referee John Roche at the Limerick Desmond Schoolboys/Girls Leagues Annual Awards Night in The Rathkeale House Hotel last Monday night.

Athea Utd are delighted to announce that we will again be running a FAI Soccer Camp this year. The camp will take place at The Vales from Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age.

Bookings can be done online at or by calling 1890653653 to book your childs place.

The cost to participate is €65 per child with a family discount if they bring another brother or sister along to the same camp.

Each participant will receive an exclusive kit, backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches.

All coaches / head coaches are Garda Vetted as is mandatory under FAI guidelines.

We will have the results of our weekly lottery draw for Tuesday, June 5th in next weeks notes.

Athea G.A.A.    


The Intermediates play their 4th match in Div. 2 this Wednesday, June 6th in Mountcollins V the home team –  check time. Their 5th game will be against Fr. Casey’s on the 23rd (check venue for this game)

The West Intermediate Championship Semi-final V Gerald Griffin’s will be played on June 16th. All support welcome.

Best of Luck

The Club wishes all its players who are doing the Leaving or Junior Cert exams this week all the very best of luck and they will be looking forward to having them all back on the playing field very soon

Pitch Improvement

The Club is presently investing in sanding the pitch and also doing draining, It’s great to see this investment being done as other clubs have  not done so and their pitches have gone into disrepair. It’s going to be well worth the effort and it will be one of the best kept pitches around.

Club Draw Tickets

It’s only weeks away now to the first of the eight  “500” club draws so, if you want to be in with a chance, get your ticket as soon as you can or you can ring me on 087 1233361 or any member.

Mayo V Limerick

Well, there will be ‘Mayo’ support from Paul Curry (chairman) this weekend as they take on Limerick on Saturday evening. Margaret Barrett, lower Athea, is another Mayo supporter.

Coiste na nÓg

Fixtures for June:

Thursday June 7:


Our U12s will play Glin this Thursday evening June 7 at 6:45pm. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday June 10:


Our U14s will play Claughaun away on this Sunday evening June 10 at 7pm. Cars leaving the village at 5:45pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


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

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 Ladies Football

Athea Ladies Football:

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:

Football training continues for Gaelic for Mother and others every Tuesday evening in Páirc na nGael from 7pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football and fun.

Athea Golf Society

Our next outing is to Newcastle West Golf Course on Saturday June 16th. This is the big one – our Captain’s Prize. Declan White has been saving money for the past year to provide the very best prizes so we look forward to a bumper crowd for the event. At the moment it looks like the weather will be very good on Saturday so, there is no excuse, dust off the clubs and take part in the fun. There will be a meeting on Monday night next at the Top of the Town to make arrangements and do the draw for the competition. Please answer the email from our Hon. Sec. Before Monday evening or give your name to any one of the committee. Looking forward to a great day’s golf.