Athea GAA

Track Update:

Having walked the track at Páirc na nGael last week, it was great to see all the lights erected and hopefully they will be working this coming week – thus enabling everyone to come along after work or whenever and avail of walking or running. And especially now with the darker evenings it’s so safe. In time to come the next project will be to tarmac the track which would be brilliant. If anyone has any ideas on how this could be funded please contact Paul Curry, Chairman. Maybe if all of us using the track could throw in a Euro or two or any loose change one would have, into a special fitted box near the track it wouldn’t be long mounting up – so get the brains thinking?.


Supporters from Athea travelled to Limerick on Sunday last to support and cheer on our near neighbours and rivals Ballyhahill in the replay of the Co. Intermediate football final against Galtee Gaels. Unfortunately they lost by 2 pts – however it was great to see them get this far. Maybe in the not too distant future when Athea hopefully again rise to ‘Intermediate’ status, we would meet up with Ballyhahill our neighbours  in a final, how exciting would that be??

Athea School Football:

Athea N.S. 5-7 Kilcornan 1-5

Athea won the West Limerick 9 a side school’s football final in Mick Neville Park last Thursday in fine style. They dominated from start to finish with all players playing heads up football, with heart, determination, skill, bravery and intelligence. Peter Coolahan, in goals, made a brilliant save in the second half and his kick outs were long and accurate. Jim Ahern and Alex Quinn never gave their men an inch in defence and Jack sexton at centre back was like a rock with nothing getting past him. In midfield Louis O’Sullivan and Jamie Collins won their battles with Jamie covering every inch of the field in a man of the match performance. The forwards Tomás Ahern, Sean Twomey and Eric Barrett were on fire, putting their markers under fierce pressure, and scoring at every opportunity. The subs were Jamie Quinn, Tom Ahern and Tony Ahern, with Jamie and Tom both scoring when introduced. Unavailable on the day were Jamie O’Mahony and Michael Kelly.

The players, who were all part of Athea’s U12 team, were coached during the year by Ronnie Twomey and Mike Flynn, and on the day of the final they were managed by John Hunt, Gerard Ahern and Teacher Margaret Ahern.

U13 Parish League

Limerick 3-13 Kerry 2-15

This was another fantastic high scoring game with limerick lucky to come out on top with a one point win. Teams: Limerick– Evan Curry, Jamie Lee Flynn, Louis O’Sullivan, Jack Sexton, Eric Barrett, Tony Ahern, Tomás Ahern and Jim Ahern.

Kerry– Calum Buckley, Timmy O’Keeffe, Jamie Collins, Tom Ahern, Alex Quinn, Jamie Quinn, Ciarán Hunt and Thomas Barrett.

After 3 rounds all teams are level with one win each, Dublin have a plus 5 scoring average, Kerry plus 1 and Limerick minus 4.

County Final

The U13 County Football Final v Monagea will be played this Sunday, Nov 3rd at 12 noon in Templeglantine.


Our U8s played an U8 friendly against Templeglantine on Saturday last, we had 16 players so we played two 8 aside games, with our hurlers continuing to show improvement.

Athea Utd Soccer


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, October 28th. are as follows- Jackpot was €9,900.

Numbers drawn: 3, 18, 27, 31. No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Georgie O’Connor, Lower Road

Sharon & Emily, Lower Road

Agatha Barrett, Markievicz Park

Geraldine Foley, NewcastleWest

Denis Murphy, Dirreen

Sellers: Pat Hayes & Agatha Barrett

New Jackpot €10,000 at Brown Joe’s  on Monday, November 4th.