Athea GAA

Christmas Wishes:

Athea GAA Club would like to wish each and every player, supporter, club member and indeed all readers of Athea GAA notes and all those who support the Club Draws etc – a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and all good things for 2019.

It’s great to see the photos of the 1963 & 1968 teams from the very successful commemoration night, on the cover of this year’s 30th Parish Journal, indeed a night to remember – especially for the players, some who hadn’t seen each other for many years.


The S.D.C. (Singers, Dancers & Chancers) have started to assemble their groups for the huge fund-raising night on March 1st at The Devon Inn. They are inviting volunteers from the Men’s, Ladies and Mother’s & Others players from all teams along with any individuals who might like to go on stage and help the GAA fundraiser. It’s a great night of ‘fun’, ‘craic’ and moments of “complete euphoria” so join in and be part of the great show! There is no age limit, even pensioners can “strut their stuff” and you don’t have to be a ‘Michael Flatley’ or ‘Lady Gaga’ to join in. No doubt it will really take off after Christmas, the rehearsals etc.

Coiste na nÓg:

Coiste na nÓg Table Quiz

Our annual Table Quiz will take place on Friday, December 28 in the Top of the Town bar at 9pm. This will be a fun night out as quiz master John Hunt will have everyone with their thinking caps on throughout the night. There will be loads of spot prizes to give away as well. So be sure to get a team together for a night of laughter and enjoyment.

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

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, December 17th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,600.

Numbers drawn 7, 17, 20, 22.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – €50 Xmas Dip Noreen Collins, Ballymacjordan.

Usual lucky dips to John Barrett, Glin. Bridget Flaherty, Knocknasna. Niall McSweeney, Glin. Michael O’Connor c/o JP’s. Carmel McMahon, Duagh.

Sellers Top of the Town & Collins’ Bar.
New Jackpot €5,700 at The Top of the Town on Monday, January 7th 2019

Charity Soccer Tournament
The Annual charity soccer tournament now in its 8th year, will take place on St. Stephen’s day at 11 am, with funds raised going to the local St Vincent de Paul. All players give their names to Pa Walsh, Kevin O’Keeffe or John Hunt a.s.a.p. with €10 entry for inclusion. Trophies and  prizes for best player, best goal and best save will be presented on the night at The Top of The Town at 7p.m.

On behalf of Athea Utd Soccer Club I would like to wish all players, managers, officers, supporters, our fantastic lottery ticket sellers, Donal and Lillian at The Parish News a Very Happy and Holy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Looking forward to an injury free year in 2019 and hopefully a successful season for our club.

Athea Ladies Football

Girls Underage Football:

Training finished on Thursday night last in the hall and all the girls and their parents got well deserved treats afterwards in the Kitchen. It was great to see good numbers at training and we will resume early in January as the girls will be taking part in the U12 and U14 leagues in 2019. We would like to wish all our girls a very happy Christmas and a sporting new year.

Gaelic for Mothers and Others:

Football training for Gaelic for Mother and others has finished for the year but will resume again in mid January.