Athea GAA

Best of Luck:

I’m sure everyone in Athea will “be rooting” for Limerick on Sunday next. There’s a great buzz around and Athea looks very well with flags flying from every post, house, pillar etc. even our Church has green and white bunting adorning it’s front – we hope “the man above” will look down on the team and all the supporters that will be travelling and cheering them on Sunday. Our Tidy Towns have our library lit up with green lights and also our defibrillator phone box!


Our Intermediates play one of their most important games against Mungret on August 23rd. The venue has yet to be decided. This should be an exciting game and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Junior B’s:

The Junior B’s played against Rathkeale in Knockaderry on Thursday evening last. Unfortunately they lost on a scoreline of 5-18 to 3-7 – here’s to better days.


Tickets will be out and on sale shortly for the celebration social (50 years) of Athea ‘s Gallant Victory against Treaty Sarsfields, and a lot more. It will be held at The Devon Inn in October and invitations are gone out to all the gallant players, at home and abroad, who will all be hopefully attending. There will be some celebrity speakers there on the night also and presentations will be made. Book your tickets early.

Coiste na nÓg:



Our U12s had a day to remember on Thursday last when they played four matches in the newly renovated Páirc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. We left Athea at 11am, when we arrived in Cork we played St.Senans Clare, Clan na Gael Waterford, Agrideen Cork and our near neighbours St.Kierans. On the day we played some fantastic football, the coaches were very proud and delighted at how well they did against other teams from other Counties. After the excitement of the matches, our young team got a tour of the dressing rooms in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and on the way home a stop at Supermacs in Mallow was very welcome. After an exhausting day, we arrived back in Páirc na nGael safe and sound at 7.30pm. Panel: Callum Buckley, Tadgh Ahern, Evan Curry, Rory Cleary, Tomás Ahern, Jim Ahern, Callum O’ Mahony, Sean Twomey, Michael Kelly, Louis O’ Sullivan, Jamie Collins, Fionn Histon, James Hunt, Ciaran Hunt, Jack Sexton Alex Quinn & Tomás Ahern.

Fixtures for August:

Friday August 17:


Our U8s will play in a regional blitz this Friday evening August 17 in Mick Neville Park. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday August 25:


Our U10s will play in a regional blitz on Saturday Morning August 25 in Mick Neville Park. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


U6, U8 & U10:

Training for our U6, U8 & U10 players 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 next Monday evening in Páirc na nGael from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields in order to take part.


The Coiste na nÓg were lucky to get chosen by Tesco Community Fund to help with their fundraising for the next eight weeks. If there is anyone shopping in Tesco Abbeyfeale, could you please help us by putting the Tesco Blue token in the Athea Underage Football (Coiste na nÓg) slot. As always your support would be greatly appreciated.

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 Soccer


With the impending calendar season for schoolboy/girls soccer coming into effect in 2019 the forthcoming season will be a short one and will run from August to the end of November. The new season kicks off on this coming Friday night, August 17th with our U14s first into action with a home game against Adare Utd. There will also be games on Saturday, August 18thwith the U12s and U16s in action. The U14s will be out again on Wednesday, August 22nd.


Friday, August 17th

U/14 Boys Div 4

Athea Utd v Adare Utd at 6.45pm

Saturday, August 18th

U/12 Boys Div 2

Athea Utd v Kildimo Utd at 10am

U/16 Boys Div 2 

Athea Utd v Pallaskenry at 12 noon

Wednesday, August 22nd

U14 Boys Div 4

Shannonside B v Athea Utd (in Borigone) at 6.45pm


The junior season will commence on Sunday, August 26th.

All players check with your respective managers regarding training times for the new season.

All managers that have playing gear from last season are asked to return same to Tim O’Riordan as soon as possible.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, August 13th are as follows –
Jackpot was €12,500. Numbers drawn 1, 6, 8, 20.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Lucy & Bella c/o Agatha. Helen Barry, Batt’s Bar. Angela McEnery, Hillside Drive. Noel Dillon, Listowel. Willie McAuliffe, Newcastle West.
Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €12,600 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, August 20th

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. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football, fun and friendship.