Athea GAA


Well a great crowd turned out on Sunday morning last for the grand launch of the newly-formed ‘Athea Hurling Club’ at Páirc na nGael. It was brilliant to see so many young children along with their parents in attendance. Special guests Mike Cunningham – County Coaching Officer, David O’Dea – G.D.A.  and Noel Hartigan – Coaching Games Officer, were present and were all delighted with the prospects of the new hurling club. The Liam McCarthy Cup was being chased around everywhere with all the children vying for a photo with the cup. Billy Collins of Knocknagorna also attended and this was great to see – as Billy was instrumental in setting up the Limerick Hurling Club in Chicago many years ago, so Billy was delighted to see Athea taking the same steps. Also on the day further players registered to join the club. Refreshments were provided to all, which were most welcome for kids and parents alike – in all a great day – here’s to Hurling in Athea! and to success for Limerick next weekend.

Club Draw:

If you haven’t already got a ticket for the 500 Club Draw – you still have time to buy one from the committee or phone me Kathleen on 087-1233361.


Athea Intermediates travelled to Mountcollins on Sunday evening last to take on the home side. It was an exciting game to say the least, with Athea taking the lead initially. However the opposition netted a goal before half time and they also put over a few more points in the second half which, into injury time, left Athea just 1 pt up and this was the final score thankfully 12pts to 1-08. Well done.

Coiste na nÓg:


U6, U8 & U10:

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

Athea Utd Soccer

U16 Cup  (Thur, May 23rd)
Athea Utd (0) 0

Pallaskenry (2) 2

Referee Sean Behan

U14 Div 2 (Tue, May 21st)
Athea Utd 2

Ballingarry 4

Referee Ger O’Connor

Wednesday. May 29th
U12 Boys Div 2
Athea Utd v GB Rvs at 7pm (GAME OFF
Wednesday, June 5th
U12 Boys Div 2
Athea Utd v Shountrade at 7pm.


Athea Utd will again be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer School at The Vales. The dates are from Monday, July 22nd to Friday, July 26th. Bookings lines are now open. To book your child’s place on the camp log


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 27th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,700.

Numbers drawn 12, 24, 27, 29.

No Jackpot Winner.,
Lucky dips to the following – Johanna Dunleavy, Athea. John Hickey, Glin. Lucy Ahern, Athea. Breda Horgan c/o Kostal. Julia Dunworth, Templeglantine.

Sellers Mgt Dalton & Mike Buckley
New Jackpot €7,800 at Donie’s on Monday, June 3rd

Athea Ladies Football

Underage Training:

U6-U12 & 14s:

Training for U6 up to U12 and U14 continues in Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening from 6pm to 7pm. All new players welcome.


Our played St Patrick’s in the County final on Sunday evening last in LIT in Limerick. After an exciting first half we trailed by only a few points but in the second half a strong opposition ran out comfortable winners in the end. Well done to all the girls who put in a great effort on the day and kept trying until the final whistle. Panel: Becky Broderick, Isabelle Buswell Barrett, Leigh-Ann Mulvihill, Sarah Morrissey, Ciara O’Sullivan, Aisling Donovan, Rebecca Collins, Brid Hunt, Alisha Ahern, Emma Scanlon, Leah Wall, Leona Wall, Stephanie Ambrose, Ciara Carroll.

Gaelic for Mothers and Others:

Registration for Gaelic for mothers and others will take place on Tuesday evening June 4 in the clubhouse at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.