Athea  GAA

Club Draw:

The 6th leg of the Athea GAA Draw was held on Saturday night last at the Top of the Town. The following were the lucky winners:-

€500-Billy Collins, Knocknagorna (Seller: Paul Curry)

€200-John Walsh, Glenagragra (Seller: Mark Reidy)

€150-Lillian O’Carroll, Park (Seller: Dan McMahon)

€100-Marian & Willie Nolan, Upper Athea (Seller: Kevin O’Keeffe)

€100-Mike & Bridie Twomey, Upper Athea (Seller: Kevin O’Keeffe)

€100-Kathleen Collins, Knocknagorna (Seller: Ger Collins)

€100-Cormac, Darragh & Sarah O’Keeffe, c/o Tom (Seller: Roger Ryan)

€80-Larry & Margaret McAuliffe, Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale(Seller: M. Ahern)

€50-Seller’s prize: Roger Ryan.

There are still 2 draws remaining which you can join for €20 so be in with a chance to win


The Athea U-21s were beaten by St. Kieran’s (2-13) to (2-3) on Wednesday night at Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale.


Well, the next fundraiser after the Club draw, for the debt on the pitch and lighting will be on March 1st at The Devon Inn. Singers – Dancers – Chancers. There is great enthusiasm for these events and the participants, both men and women are “rearing to go”. No doubt the practicing will start early in the New Year, but before Christmas all those volunteering to give of their time and energy to help out will be thinking of their songs, group members etc. The Men’s, Ladies and Mothers & Others will be the main participants and of course all others are most welcome.

Coiste na nÓg:

Parish League:

Our Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st, 2nd & 3rd class Parish leagues took place on Friday evening last under lights in Páirc na nGael. Despite the windy conditions, there was a great display of football from everyone who took part. Well done to all our winning captains Shane, Tadgh, Tom and Patrick and all the players for their fantastic effort and commitment on the night and throughout the playing year. All players received medals and well deserved treats afterwards. Thank you to all the parents for bringing the treats and helping out in the kitchen. A big thank you to our coaches David O Connor, Michael Reidy, Neilus Hunt, Loretta Brouder, Jackie Broderick and Seamus Ahern for the many hours of training and travelling to matches this year. Many thanks to our referee Aidan Curry for doing such a great job. It is greatly appreciated by the Club.

Our Parish League for fourth, fifth and sixth class will take place this Friday evening at 6.30pm.

Donkey Derby: (New Lights Fundraiser)

A Donkey Derby will take place at the top of the Town Bar on Saturday December 1 at 9pm to help raise funds for the new lights installed on the pitch. Donkeys are €30 each (€10 each for Jockey, owner and trainer) Cards are available from Jacqueline and John or any other committee member. For further details contact Jacqueline or John.

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

U16 Boys Div 2 Shield Semi Final (Sat, November 17th)

Rathkeale 3

Athea Utd 5   (Conor Shine 2, Paric Enright, Michael Tierney, Paul O’Donnell)

(After extra time)

Referee Tom Fitzpatrick


Saturday, November 24th   

U/8 Boys Group 5

Feenagh v Athea Utd at 10am

U14 Boys Div 4

Athea Utd v Glantine at 2.30pm

 Sunday, November 25th

Juniors home to Shannonside at 11.30am

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 19th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,200. Numbers drawn 7, 13, 21, 28.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Jim Cleary, Athea. Larry McAuliffe, Ballaugh. Jim Carmody, Glantine. Nellie Ahern, Garrygloss. Fiona O’Keeffe, Rathronan.

Sellers Margaret Reidy & Declan Barrett.
New Jackpot €5,300 at Donie’s on Monday, November 26th

Athea Ladies Football Club

Minor County Final:

Casey/Colbert’s 5-06   St. Ailbies 1-05

Our minor girls joined with Fr. Caseys are County Minor A Champions after a superb display of football in Mick Neville Park on Sunday evening last. Casey/Cloberts thoroughly deserved the title as they led from start to finish on an excellent evening for football.  Casey/Colberts got off to a blistering start when Noelle Curtin scored a point from play followed by a brilliant goal by Muirne Lane. Two more pointed frees from the boot of Noelle Curtin gave us a six point lead with just five minutes gone on the clock. St. Ailbies settled into the game and dominated the next ten minutes, scored two points from play which brought them back into the game. They had several goal chances but a string of brilliant saves by Sarah O’ Connor in goals combined by tenacious defending by Rachel Greaney, Caoimhe Riordan and Kara Scannell kept them at bay. Chloe Brosnahan and Sinead Leahy got to grips at midfield and laid the foundation for many attacks. Rachel Horan, Noelle Curtin and Ella Fitzgerald tormented their half back line and then we came storming back into the game when Muirne Lane and Sarah O’ Brien scored a goal and a point each in a five minute spell to give us a commanding lead. A pointed free just before half time left the score at the break Casey/Colberts 3-05, St. Ailbies 0-03. The second half was a much tighter affair and scores were hard to come by. St. Ailbies pointed a free after five minutes to close the gap as they tried hard to get back into the game. They attacked with pace but Hazel Fitzgerald and Michelle Curtin were outstanding in the half back line and denied them many scoring opportunities. Both sides exchanged point’s midway through the half, but with nine minutes left on the clock Muirne lane scored her third goal of the game to put the result beyond doubt. Maeve Murphy, Clare Carmody, Eilish Cotter, Shauna Curtin and Amy Ryan all played their Part when introduced as subs in the final quarter. St Ailbies did find the back of the net late on, but Muirne Lane capped of a fine performance when she scored her fourth goal of the game with time almost up. There was great excitement all round when the final whistle went as the score read Casey/Colberts 5-06, St. Ailbies 1-05. This was an outstanding team performance and team captain Rachel Horan accepted the shield on behalf of the team. .Panel: Sarah O’ Connor, 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, Maeve Murphy, Claire Carmody, Shauna Curtin, Ciara Hunt and Amy Ryan.

Girls Parish League:

Our first ever girls parish league will take place this Thursday evening in Páirc na nGael under lights starting at 6pm. All are welcome to attend. 

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.