Athea GAA


Well the “Countdown is on” for the big fundraising night on this Saturday, March 2nd at The Devon Inn and what a show it’s going to be! The participants must be thanked sincerely for the time they have spent with Cassie, their routine teacher, in preparing for the event, they are at the final stages of preparation now. The booklet ads have now all been collected, spot-prizes, vouchers etc are next to be finalized for the draw – so if anyone who has not yet sponsored an ad and would like to give a prize for the raffle – it would be very much appreciated. It’s with the whole community’s effort that the S.D.C. (singers, dancers & chancers) fundraiser will be a great success. From what has gone from an initial ‘huge debt’ for the fabulous pitch, walking/running track, clubhouse, gym etc and is now down to approx €40,000 everyone should be proud of the facility. It’s a gift to our youth – as sport is a great way to healthiness and a lot more. Pick up your tickets at Collins’ a.s.a.p. as they will be gone before you know it.


Plans are being prepared and consultations made for the setting up of a Youth Hurling Club here in Athea with a businessman offering sponsorship. So hopefully, in the not too distant future, who knows we may have a Limerick hurler in Athea.

Athea Utd Soccer


This coming weekend the Limerick Desmond Schoolboys/Girls League will see the commencement of a first ever calendar soccer season (summer soccer). Our U14s will be in Division 2 alongside Ballingarry, Broadford Utd, Kilcolman Rovers and Rathkeale. Their first game will be away to Ballingarry on Saturday morning.

The following weekend the U12 Boys and U16 Boys leagues will start up.


Saturday, March 2nd   

U14s away to Ballingarry at 11.30am

Sunday, March 3rd

Juniors away to Shannonside at 11.30am


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, February 25th are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,400. Numbers drawn 7, 11, 21, 23. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Donie White, Athea. Denise Moloney, Rathkeale. Mike Magner, Ardagh. Darren Murphy, Athea. Mary O’Sullivan, Kilmorna.

Sellers Doreen & Mgt Dalton.
New Jackpot €6,500 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, March 4th