Athea GAA


Athea GAA wish to extend their sympathy to the family of the late Micheál Long who died at a young age after a short illness in Milford Hospice at the weekend. ‘May his gentle soul rest in peace’. As a mark of respect the West Intermediate game on Sunday evening was postponed.

Junior B:

Our Junior ‘B’ team lined out against St. Senan’s on Friday evening last here in Athea. It was a great game but unfortunately two of our team got minor head injuries and Tom Brosnan and Conor Fitzgerald are wished a speedy recovery. The final score despite not winning was (2-8) to (4-5).  A really challenging match.

Club Draw:

Tickets are presently on sale for the ‘500 Club Draw’ – the main fundraiser for the club. The total prize-money is €12,040. there will be the usual 8 monthly draws for €80 and a special prize for fully paid up members of €1,000. Each month there will be 1st Prize-€500, 2nd-€200, 3rd-€150, 4th-7th-€100, 8th-€80. So to be in with a chance buy a ticket from any club member or you can ring me Kathleen on 087-1233361. “If you’re not in – you can’t win”.

Coiste na nÓg:


Our U16 team had another great win on Monday evening last against Pallasgreen in Páirc na nGael. A great team performance with some fantastic scores on the night made it two wins from two. Well done to the team and management.

Panel: Dermot Pierse, Pierce O’ Brien, Gavin Ambrose, Gearoid O’ Sullivan, Eoin O, Shea, Páric Enright, Michael Tierney, Fergal Pierse, James Broderick, Brandon Finucane, Darragh Reidy, TJ Hunt, Cillian O’ Connor and Donnchadh Barrett.


U6, U8 & U10:

Training for U6, U8 and U10 continues in Páirc na nGael this Friday night at 6.30pm. All new players welcome.

Athea Utd Soccer

U16 Div 2 (Thur, May 9th)
Pallaskenry (1) 4

Athea Utd (1) 2         (Scott McCarthy 2)

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Shane Scanlon, Darragh Reidy, Conor Mullane, Aidan Swan, Paric Enright, TJ Hunt, Michael Tierney, Scott McCarthy, Andrew O’Riordan, Killian O’Connor. Subs James Broderick, Jack Vaughan, Kian Lynch.

Referee Paudie Manning.

SPEEDY RECOVERY – The club wishes Andrew O’Riordan a very speedy recovery after he dislocated his ankle in the middle of the second half of this game.

U14 Cup (Tue, May 7th)
Athea Utd 0

Breska Rovers 3


Thursday, May 16th 

U/11 Boys
Rathkeale v Athea Utd at 7pm

U16 Boys Div 2
Athea Utd v Breska Rvs at 7pm
Saturday, May 18th
U/12 Boys Div 2
Askeaton v Athea Utd at 11.30am

Tuesday, May 21st
U/11 Boys
Athea Utd v AK Utd A at 7pm

U/14 Boys Div 2
Broadford Utd v Athea Utd at 7pm

Thursday, May 23rd
U/16 Boys Cup
Athea Utd v Pallaskenry at 7pm


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 13th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,500. Numbers drawn 12, 15, 28, 30

No Jackpot Winner.,
Lucky dips to the following – Con Lynch, Moyvane. M. Buston, Ardagh. Catherine Madigan, Ardagh. Tom McMahon, Duagh. M. Buston, Ardagh.

Sellers Agatha & Mgt Dalton.
New Jackpot €7,600 at Collins’ Bar on Monday, May 20th

Athea Ladies Football

Underage Training:


Training for U6 up to U12 continues in Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening from 6pm to 7pm. All new players welcome.


Training for U14s continues in Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening from 6pm to 7pm. All new players welcome.

Gaelic for Mothers and Others:

Football training continues for Gaelic for Mother and others in Páirc na nGael from 7.30pm this Wednesday evening. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football, fun and friendship.


Our Minor girls were crowned Minor Novice A County Champions on Tuesday evening last when they beat Pallasgreen in Kildimo. On a perfect evening for football we got off to a great start when our youngest member of the panel Ciara O’ Sullivan opened the scoring with a wonderful point. Our backs were in fine form with the Ryan sisters, Grace and Amy, Michelle Curtin along with Laura Dalton all tenacious in their tackling, while up front Siobhan Sheehy, Ciara O’Sullivan and Denise Carmody kept the Pallasgreen backs on their toes. We continued to dominate the first half thanks to the work rate of our midfielders Rachel Greaney and Claire Carmody along with the excellent Noelle Curtin who chipped in with an amazing tally of 1-07 in the first half to leave the score at the break, Athea 1-08, Pallasgreen 0-02. Pallasgreen rallied in the second half, scoring 1-02 to leave just four points between the teams with eight minutes left on the clock. Our girls had to dig deep and great work by Michelle Curtin set up Claire Carmody who scored a wonderful point from thirty yards. Pallasgreen responded when they rose the white flag, but up popped Claire Carmody again with another super point from distance. A pointed free from Noelle Curtin kept us six points ahead, but a gallant Pallasgreen side never gave up, they tried hard for a second goal, but a brilliant save from Sarah O’ Connor kept them out. Ciara O’Sullivan capped of a fine performance with her second point of the night from a free and in the dying moments Noelle Curtin scored her ninth point of the match to leave the final score Athea 1-13, Pallasgreen 1-05. Captain Rachel Greaney accepted the trophy on behalf of the team and they all enjoyed refreshments afterwards in the clubhouse. Well done to the team and Management of Tommy Denihan and Liz O’ Sullivan on a great success.

Panel: Sarah O’Connor, Amy Ryan, Grace Ryan, Michelle Curtin Laura Dalton, Claire Carmody, Rachel Greaney, Noelle Curtin, Siobhan Sheehy, Denise Carmody, Ciara O’Sullivan and Molly Ahern.