Athea GAA


Well “it wasn’t their day” on Friday when our Intermediate team unfortunately lost their “must win” game – to Kilbready (Martinstown). Well I suppose “you win some – you lose some” – better luck next time around.


Well the Co. Final against Glin wasn’t a success for our minors on Saturday evening in Ballingarry. The scoreline at the whistle being 1-7 to 2-13 – however they must realize that many of our minor team will still be able to play minor for 2 or more years yet, as they were a very young bunch – so it was good to get this far anyway.

Best Wishes:

Get well wishes are extended to Johnny Mullane from the club and hopefully he will be out of hospital very soon again.

Club Draw:

The 4th leg of the ‘500 Club Draw’ will be at Collins’ on Saturday night. Best of luck to all ticket buyers.

Pitch: Ducting is being put in place at the pitch and the floodlights hopefully will be going up in the very near future.


Please pick up your tickets as soon as you can for the Celebratory Social for the 1963 & 1968 teams at The Devon Inn. Family tables can be pre-booked from Paul Curry, Pat Sullivan or me Kathleen Mullane on 087-1233361.

Coiste na nÓg:



Athea 2-7 Rathkeale/Cappagh 1-12
This playoff game was definitely a game of two halves, we led at half time 2-5 to 0-3, but Rathkeale/Cappagh took over in the second half to out score us 1-9 to 0-2. The wind although not very strong did have an effect on the game. We sowed the seeds of our own downfall in the first fifteen minutes by kicking six wides while we were well on top. The boys as usual worked very hard throughout, but made things difficult for themselves, by some miss placed passes, giving easy possession back to the opposition. Colin Broderick had a great game in goals, as did Eoin O Shea at centre back and Conor McAuliffe both at full forward and when moved to midfield late on. Team: Colin Broderick, Eoin Sheahan, Thomas McEnery, Pierce O’ Brien, Luke Gleeson, Eoin O’ Shea, Gavin Ambrose, Michael Tierney, Andrew O’ Riordan, Aidan Curry, Evan Wallace, Jack Hunt, Bryan Reidy, Conor McAuliffe, Paraic Enright. Subs: TJ Hunt, Daire O’ Shea, Dermot Pierse and Conor Mullane. After this defeat we are still into the county shield semi-final, but no details of our opponents yet, training will continue on Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.


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.

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

Junior Div 1 (Sun, September 16th)

Athea Utd          (2) 2     (Darren A Murphy, Sean Ryan)

NCW Reserves (0) 5   

Team: Jonathan Fitz, Cillian Liston, Gary Carroll, Jack Denihan, Cillian O’Connor, Ger Collins, Sean Ryan, Gerard Ahern, Steven McEnery, Darren A Murphy, John Sexton Subs James Ryan, Morgan O’Connor, Ronan Hayes, Andy Ahern.

Referee John Roche

U16 Div 2 (Tue, September 11th)

Breska Rvs (1) 2    

Athea Utd  (1) 4   (Hugh O’Donnell, Eoin O’Shea, Michael Tierney, Andrew O’Riordan)

Team: Colin Broderick, Shane Scanlon, Padraic O’Connor, Gavin Ambrose, Andrew O’Riordan, Paric Enright, Aidan Curry, Michael Tierney, Hugh O’Donnell, Eoin O’Shea, Conor Shine, Eoin Sheahan, TJ Hunt, Paul O’Donnell, Tomas McEnery, Gearoid Woulfe, Luke Gleeson, Jack Vaughan, Daire O’Shea.  Referee Eugene Noonan.


Saturday, September 22nd    

U/10 Boys Group 5
Athea Utd v Glantine at 11.30am

U/14 Boys Division 4
Athea Utd v Kildimo Utd B at 3.30pm

Sunday, September 23rd  


Athea Utd v AK Utd in the Reidy Cup at 11.30am

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


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, Sept. 17th are as follows-

Jackpot was €13,000.

Numbers drawn: 11, 22, 23, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky dips to the following – Hannah Mai Collins, Athea, Marie Flynn, Templeglantine, Alice Healy, Shanagolden, Mary Hayes, NewcastleWest, Caroline Collins, Templeathea.

Sellers: Marian Chawke & White’s Bar.

New Jackpot €13,100 at White’s Bar on Monday, September 24th.

Athea Ladies Football

County Final:

Our Intermediate ladies will play Knockainey in the County final this Saturday September 22 in Croagh at 3pm. It would be great to see a large crowd of supporters there to cheer them on.

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.

All Ireland Champions:

Congratulations to the Limerick Ladies Football team and management who defeated Louth in the Junior All Ireland Football Final in Croke Park on Sunday last.