Athea Utd AFC

Athea Utd A.F.C – A.G.M

Athea Utd held its A.G.M last Friday night at the Top of the Town, there was a good attendance and it was good to see newer faces there. The Officers that where elected is as follows:

Chairman: Pa Walsh, Vice Chairman: Gerard Ahern, Secretary: James McCarthy, Treasurer: Clare Ryan, Ass. Secretary: Tim O’Riordan, Ass. Treasurer: Kevin O’Keefe, CWO: Pat Hayes, PRO: Bobby Barrett.

Junior Delegates: Denis Murphy and Kevin O’Keeffe

Schoolboys/girls Delegates: Mike Flynn, Jackie Broderick and Mike Buckley.

We would just like to welcome the newer members to the committee and hopeful they will quickly settle into their new roles. Finally, I just want to thank the outgoing Chairman, Denis Murphy, Vice-Chairman, Ned White and PRO, Pat Mulvihill for their great service towards the club over the many years. Denis step down this year after being Chairman on and off over the many years and seen the Club go from strength to strength.

Ned White has contributed to this club both on and off the field over many years and has decided to let the next generation lead the way.

As for Pat, I think Pat is probably one of the longest serving members and most knowledgeable member on the history of this Club. Pat is known far and wide and is a very popular man in the Desmond league circles. Pat has decided to take a sabbatical but will be working in the background as he is in the process of putting an archive of Athea Utd together.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 1st are as follows-

Jackpot was €8,200

Numbers Drawn 10, 12, 27, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following –

Jim Carmody, Templeglantine

Bibi Gleeson, Upper Athea

Nora Stack, Asdee

John Hickey, Listowel

Theresa & Rose Barrett, Ardagh.

Sellers: Agatha Barrett & Mgt. Dalton.

New Jackpot €8,300 at Donie’s Bar on Monday July 8th.

Athea GAA

500 Club Draw:

Well just these few days left to buy your ticket for the ‘500’ Club draw. I just have one ticket left, so if anyone wants one give me a buzz. The draw is the main fund-raiser for the club and if you pay the €80 in total you are in for the ‘bonus draw’ of €1,000 which will be drawn on the 1st night, alternatively you can pay €10 a month over the 8 monthly draws. Best of luck to all.



Our Minors are out on this Friday evening July 5th against Knockaderry/Monagea at 7.30 pm in Monagea – they would appreciate all support.


County League (Div 3):

A good win for Athea on Saturday evening last when they lined out against Mungret/St. Paul’s. They ended on a scoreline of Athea 1-19 to 0-16. well done to the boys.

On this Saturday evening July 6th Athea meet St. Senan’s in Ballyhahill at 7.30pm in Round 1. They are wished the best.


Well after the great win this past Sunday for both the Minor and Senior Limerick hurlers, no doubt it will have great inspiration for our newly set-up under-age hurling club and isn’t it wonderful! Armed with “hurleys and sliotars” they will go places hopefully.

Coiste na nÓg:

Cúl Camp:

Our Cúl camp starts next 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 are available – Contact Jacqueline if you need one.

Church Gate Collection:

Many thanks to who supported our church gate collection last weekend. It is greatly appreciated by the club.


U6, U8 & U10:

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


Our U12 girls played Fr. Casey’s on Thursday evening last in Páirc na nGael. This was a very exciting match played in windy conditions on a warm evening. Playing against the wind in the first half we did quite well getting a few nice scores and went in at the break a few points down. The coaches made a few changes at half time switching players around and the whole team upped a gear. We scored some great goals and points and all the girls were outstanding. They were first to the ball, they were good in the tackle and most important they played as a team. When the final whistle went our girls had won by three points.

Panel:  Emma Scanlon, Anna Ahern, Molly Hunt, Leona Wall, Leah Wall, Stephanie Ambrose, Geraldine Carmody, Isabelle Buswell Barrett.

Athea Ladies Football

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.