Athea GAA

Good Luck:

Best of luck to Limerick this Sunday when they take on Tipperary in the Munster Final at 2pm. We hope that the team overcome the Premier County and can progress on the journey to Croke Park. Both teams are seen as the bookies favourites to win the Liam McCarthy Cup this year. The euphoria which came from last years success was a very welcome tonic and we hope that this mighty team can bring great excitement to the County again this year.

GAA 500 Club Draw:

The date is drawing nearer by the day for the first draw of the ‘500 GAA Club Draw’ which is due to be held at the end of the month with the 1st draw having the additional “fully paid up” members prize of €1,000 – along with the other great prizes. Tickets are selling out fast so to be in with a chance buy a ticket fast, you could be the lucky winner.

U8 Hurlers play at Blitz in Templeglantine:

Our U8 hurlers marked our very first outing when they attended a blitz held in Templeglantine. Eleven young players donned our new jerseys and played three games in what proved to be a very enjoyable evening. Tommy Denihan, Sean O’Connor and Loretta Brouder took charge of the team and were very satisfied with the players performances in each of the games. Hopefully this will be the first of many more outings for our young hurlers.

Billy Collins presents cup to Athea GAA Hurling:

A great crowd was in attendance at the Clubhouse on Monday evening when Billy Collins, Knocknagorna presented his Cup to the Club. Billy who played a key role in founding the Limerick Hurling Club, Chicago has very generously sponsored Athea Hurling and is very supportive of all our efforts to date. Many family and friends attended the event including Christy Roche who is home on holidays from Chicago. Billy who at 91 years of age gave an account of some of the great work he undertook while in America. His neighbours and friends from Knocknagorna reminisced about the days when he would come home from England or America. Johnny Mullane reminded us of the esteem to which he was held and all the help he gave to people both at home and abroad.

The Billy Collins Cup will be presented to the winner of a Tournament to be held in Athea later this year involving hurling teams invited to participate.

Seamus Ahern, Chairman of Athea Hurling expressed the Clubs gratitude to Billy for his generous donation and overall support. Billy was surrounded by young Athea hurlers and said that his wish was that those young players would compete at a high level around the County.

We were reminded that Athea played hurling in the 80’s and that Paddy Enright, Templeathea worked tirelessly with the young team at the time.

There were refreshments served afterwards. A great evening was had by those in attendance.

Coiste na nÓg:

Cúl Camp:

Our Cúl camp starts on Monday July 8th in Athea and runs until Friday July 12th. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity. COST: €60 for 1st child, €55 for 2nd child, €45 for 3rd and subsequent children. A Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camp kit and Backpack are provided to each child when they attend the camp.
Children are asked to bring a packed lunch and drinks, suitable playing gear, a rain jacket and changes of gear if the weather is wet and sun cream and sun hat if the weather is hot. Please ensure that all possessions are labeled. We hope that the weather will be favorable and that everyone will enjoy the week. Contact Jacqueline on 086 0670091 or you can register and pay online at until Friday July 7th. Registration forms will be available shortly– Contact Jacqueline if you need one.


U6,  U8 & U10:

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

Gaelic for Mothers and Others:

Training for Gaelic for mothers and others will take place on Tuesday evening in the field at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.

Athea Utd Soccer


Athea Utd will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 28th at 9pm. Venue The Top of the Town. All are welcome to attend.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, June 24th are as follows-

Jackpot was €8,100

Numbers drawn 6, 7, 16, 20. No Jackpot Winner

Lucky dips to the following – John Hickey, Listowel.

Clodagh Histon, Hillside Drive

Nora Mahony, Markievicz Park

Martin Chawke, Upper Athea

Angela McEnery, Hillside Drive

Sellers: Top of the Town & Margaret Dalton

New Jackpot €8,200 at the Top of the Town on Monday, July 1st.