Athea Utd. 

by Pat Mulvihill


Athea Utd will hold its 2018 Annual General Meeting on this coming Saturday, June 16th at The Top of the Town. Time 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Best of luck to Athea Utds Daire O’Shea who is part of the Limerick Desmond Kennedy Cup squad competing in UL all this week. They won their first game 3-0 against Wicklow on Monday evening. They play Clare and Wexford on the Tuesday.

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.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Tuesday, June 5th are as follows –
Jackpot was €11500. Numbers drawn 6, 8, 19, 23.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Damien & Doreen, Ardagh. Marie Molyneaux, Askeaton. Ned Black, Athea. Larry ward, Carrigkerry. Veronica Roche c/o Paudie.
Sellers Agatha & Doreen Cahill.
New jackpot €11600 at Whites Bar on Monday, June 11th

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, June 11th are as follows –
Jackpot was €11600. Numbers drawn 15, 25, 28, 29. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Michelle Murphy, Dirreen. Mags Mahoney, Bally. Marcella Barrett, Tallaght. Leanne Shields, Carrigkerry. Majella Duggan, Ardagh.
Sellers Pat Hayes & Declan Barrett.
New jackpot €11700 at Brown Joes on Monday, June 18th

Athea G.A.A.   


The West Intermediate semi-final V Gerald Griffins will be played on Saturday next, June 16th. No doubt this will be a very exciting hard-fought game so come along and support the boys and hopefully there will be a better result than on Wednesday evening last when they lost to Mountcollins in Div 2, their 4th game.



The Club expresses sympathy to the Hynes sisters, Ursula Ahern and Margaret O’Connor, on the recent death of their Dad, Michael Hynes, in Limerick.



Congrats to the Athea/Mayo supporters on their win v Limerick at the weekend. I forgot to include Bernie Stackpoole last week as another Mayo supporter who ‘fell in love’ and moved to Athea!

The club also congratulates football team member Jamie Collins and his wife Siobhán on the birth of their first baby, a little boy they are calling Cillian


Club Draw

There are so many different age groups and clubs now using Pairc na nGael as well as the running track that all agree it’s a huge asset to our community, keeping all “fit” having “fun” and much more. All families are asked to support the forthcoming 500 Draw and with many chances to win, don’t miss the opportunity. Phone me on 087 1233361


Coiste na nÓg:

Fixtures for June:

Thursday June 21:


Our U12s will play Newcastle West on Thursday evening June 21 at 6:45pm in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6.20pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday June 15:


Our U8s have a blitz this Friday evening June 15 at 6.30pm in Glin. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.



Training for our 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.


Training for our U12s continues this Monday evening in Páirc na nGael from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields in order to take part.

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

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:

We played our second match against Askeaton in Cappagh on Monday evening last. Once again we had well over twenty ladies togged out on the night. They all did extremely well getting some great scores and showed some fantastic team work. Many thanks to Askeaton for the game and we would like to wish Louise Ahern a very speedy recovery from the injury she sustained during the game. Team: Nora Hunt, Trish Russell, Julie Barrett Finucane, Stephanie Barrett, Diane Cleary, Mag Carroll, Kathleen Ambrose, Christina Healy, Olivia Quinn, Jackie Broderick, Stacey Galvin, Mary Teahan, Siobhan Sweeney, Kayrena Hanrahan, Loretta Brouder, Frances Leahy, Louise Ahern, Maura Ahern, Helen Cleary, Sarah Reidy, Christina McKenna, Deirdre Mullane, Laura Brosnan and Mairead Quille.

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