Athea GAA

Commemoration Social:

Well following the very “enjoyable” and “talked about” Celebration Social of the 1963 and 1968 teams which recently took place at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine – D.V.Ds of the night and interviews beforehand are now on sale at Collins’ Shop. They are €15 each and you can have a free booklet of the teams also. These are a great memento to have and no doubt will be played over and over again. Last week’s supply had been sold out, so now more have been acquired. They would be a nice present to send overseas to our emigrants for Christmas.

Club Draw:

The 5th leg of the club draw will take place on this Saturday night at Donie’s. The very best of luck to all those who are in for the prizes. Don’t forget you can still join in for €10 a draw or €40 for the 4 remaining draws. “If you’re not in you can’t win”.


Well fund-raising has to be ongoing always for the club as additional improvements are being done all the time. The track/training lights are going to make a huge improvement and the pitch and surrounds are well lit up. It is hoped in the New Year that another ‘Lip-Sync’ or the like will be on the cards and the club are looking for organizers and “young blood” to take on the putting together of the events. So “mothers and others” – “Ladies” and of course “Gents” put your ideas in motion.

Coiste na nÓg

Donkey Derby: (New Lights Fundraiser)

A Donkey Derby will take place at the Top of the Town Bar on Saturday, December 1 to help raise funds for the new lights installed on the pitch. More details to follow in the coming weeks.


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

U12 Div 2 (Sat, October 13th)

Athea Utd (1) 1  (Callum Buckley)

Kilcolman Rvs A (0) 1

Referee Niamh Kilkenny.


Saturday, October 20th 

U/10 Boys Group 5 
Athea Utd v Mountcollins at 2.30pm

Sunday, October 21st  

Junior Div 15 
Athea Utd v AK Utd at 2.30pm


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, October 15th are as follows –
Jackpot was €13,400. Numbers drawn 12, 16, 25, 28.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Tom O’Connor, Cratloe. Paudie Flavin, Kilmorna. Martin Chawke, Athea. James O’Mahony, Cratloe. Bernie Reidy, Athea.

Sellers Agatha & Batts Bar.
New Jackpot €13,500 at Donie’s on Monday, October 22nd

Athea Ladies Football

Minor Football:

Casey/Colbert’s 3-04  Old Mill 0-08

Our minor girls joined with Fr.Caseys known as Casey/Colbert’s had a great win over the Old Mill on Sunday evening last. It was an evenly contested match and at half time we led by two points with Sarah O’ Brien and Noelle Curtin getting a goal each. The Old Mill tried hard to break down our defense in the second half, but great defending by our girls and a couple of excellent saves kept the opposition at bay. Both sides exchanged points, but a second goal for Sarah O’ Brien gave our combination side breathing space and in the finish they won on a score line of Casey/Colbert’s 3-04, Old Mill 0-08. Panel: Sarah O’ Connor, Maeve Murphy, Rachel Greaney, Ella Fitzgerald, Michelle Curtin, Caoimhe Riordan, Chloe Brosnahan, Hazel Fitzgerald, Rachel Horan, Sarah O’ Brien, Noelle Curtin, Aibhilin Murphy, Ciana Murphy, Muirne Lane & Shauna Curtin.

Underage Training:

U6 to U16:

Training for U6 up to U16 continues in the Hall on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. 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 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football, fun and friendship.