Athea GAA


Friday, March 1st 2019 is the date now set for the forthcoming fund-raiser for Athea GAA. The event will take place at The Devon Inn. This year it’s going to be entitled S.D.C.  – Singers – Dancers – & Chancers,  a change from the Lip-Sync title! No doubt those who were involved previously will be in training in the very near future.

This year Julie Finucane is the chief organizer and as well as getting the previous participants organized for the show – it is hoped that the Men’s and Ladies football teams will have a part in the show and of course the “Mothers and Others” who are new to the scene – will, we hope, put on a display! The night will be looked forward to with eagerness and is needed to try and offset the debt on the lovely pitch and of course the recently erected track lights, which are a huge asset to those training and walking, especially on these dark nights, with unsafe roads.


Well with not much going on in the “playing field” – fitness levels must be kept up for the future – and with our gym at Páirc na nGael and the running track there’s no excuse.

Coiste na nÓg:

Parish League:

Our Parish Leagues were cancelled last week due to the bad weather but will hopefully go ahead this Sunday November 18 in Páirc na nGael. More details to follow by text.

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.

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 Boys Div 2 Shield Semi Final

Athea Utd 3

Kilcolman Rvs A 3

(aet, Kilcolman won 4-2 on pens)

Referee Niamh Kilkenny


Saturday, November 17th   

U/10 Boys Group 5

Athea Utd v Ferry Rangers at 11.30am

Saturday, November 17th

U/16 Div 2 Shield Semi Final

Rathkeale v Athea Utd at 1pm.

Sunday, November 18th

U/16 Boys Div 2 Shield Semi Final (et & pens)

Rathkeale v Athea Utd at 1.45pm

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 12th are as follows – Jackpot was €5,100.

Numbers drawn 5, 17, 20, 26. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Theresa & Rose O’Brien, Ardagh. K Scanlon, Ballybunion. Kevin Murphy, Athea. Doreen Cahill, Ardagh. Nellie Flavin, Hillside Drive.

Sellers Mike Buckley & Marian Chawke.
New Jackpot €5,200 at The Top of the Town on Monday, November 19th

Athea Ladies Football

Athea Ladies Fair Day Fundraiser Draw Results

The club would like to say a massive thank you to all our sponsors, to everyone who bought tickets and to our super sellers for all your help.
1st prize: A load of timber sponsored by The Top of the Town went to Jim Fitzgerald, Balyconry.
2nd prize: 7 inch Lenovo Tablet sponsored by Batt’s Bar went to Dan Daly, Castleisland.
3rd prize: 15 bales of briquettes sponsored by Brown Joe’s Bar went to Dan Gould, Kilmorna.
4th prize:  4 bags of coal sponsored by Collins’ Bar went to Ger.
5th prize: €50 Voucher for Collins’ Nursery sponsored by Jim & Hannah Mai Collins  went to Fintan McEnery.
6th prize:  6 bottles of wine sponsored by Liz Nash went to Margaret Danaher.

Minor County Semi Final:  Casey/Colbert’s 4-04 Knockainey 1-04

Our minor girls joined with Fr. Caseys known as Casey/Colberts had a great win our Knockainey in the Minor A County semi-final in Abbeyfeale on Sunday morning last. It was a cold, wet and windy day for football and Knockainey with the advantage of the wind opened the scoring with a point after five minutes. The opposition continued to pile on the pressure, but our backs were excellent in keeping them at bay. When we settled into the game Sarah O’ Brien opened our account with a well taken point. Shortly afterwards, we had our second point when Noelle Curtin rose the white flag. Both sides were giving it their all at this stage, but an excellent move involving Michelle Curtin and Sarah O’ Brien ended with Muirne Lane scoring a great goal for Casey/Colberts midway through the half. We scored a second goal five minutes later when Chloe Brosnahan blasted to the net from close range. Knockainey fought their way back when they scored a goal and a point just before half time to leave the score at the break Casey/Colberts 2-02, Knockainey 1-02. It was all to play for in the second half and we got the perfect start when Sarah O’ Brien scored our third goal after great work from Muirne Lane and Ella Fitzgerald. Knockainey piled on the pressure but could not find a way past our defense. Noelle Curtin and Rachel Horan increased our lead with a point each before Knockainey responded with a point of their own. With ten minutes left on the clock the game was put beyond doubt when Sarah O’ Brien scored our fourth goal to put ten points between the teams. A late point for the visitors left the final score Casey/Colberts 4-04, Knockainey 1-04. We will play St. Ailbies in the final in the coming weeks. Panel: Sarah O’ Connor, Maeve Murphy, Rachel Greaney, Caoimhe Riordan, Michelle Curtin, Hazel Fitzgerald, Kara Scannell, Chloe Brosnahan, Sinead Leahy, Rachel Horan, Noelle Curtin, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah O’ Brien, Muirne Lane, Eilish Cotter, Claire Carmody, Shauna Curtin, Ciana Murphy, Grace Ryan, Ciara Hunt and Amy Ryan.

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 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football, fun and friendship.