Athea Utd Soccer

Thank You

Athea United wishes to thank all contributors to the recent church gate collection for the schoolboys and girls teams.

Annual St. Stephen’s Day Tournament

Athea United FC will host its Annual St. Stephen’s Day Tournament again this year at the astro-turf pitch. Names and €10 entry fee for charity to Kevin O’Keeffe, Tim Riordan or John Hunt. This year’s charity recipient will be  Athea’s ‘Going Strong’ committee,  Please Support this worthy cause and get names in ASAP. Over 16s only please.

There was no junior fixture this week due to storm Atiyah.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, December 9th. are as follows- Jackpot was €10,500.

Numbers drawn: 8, 9, 20, 32. No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Denis Hickey, Listowel

Donal Cotter, Coole West

Fiona O’Keeffe, Rathronan

Margaret Barrett, Church Road

Denise, Gráinne, Sarah, Emily, Markievicz Park

€50 Christmas Dip-Trish Barrett, Kostal

Sellers: Agatha Barrett, James McCarthy.

New Jackpot €10,600 at Collins’on Monday, December 16th.

Athea GAA


Athea GAA offer sympathy to the family of the late Nora McCoy, Gortnagross, who went to her eternal reward this past week. Also to the Mahony family of Templeathea on the death in Australia of Mary Mahony, wife of Jack. ‘May they rest in peace.

What’s Next:

What’s next – that’s the question that will be asked at the all important meeting at the hall on Wednesday night 11th from 7.30-9.30pm. All members are asked to be present, along with past-members, non-members, all clubs and organisations in our parish. The club are hoping to develop a 3 year strategic plan which will benefit many. The meeting will give everyone the opportunity in our community to have their say in the club’s future. You are asked to come along and share ideas so that a plan can be put in place involving all clubs. There will be a speaker on the night. The AGM will be coming up in January and there are still a couple of draws to go in the club draw. We look forward in anticipation to “Operation Transformation” when the GAA track will be flooded by both walkers/runners and “track lights”.

Coiste na nÓg

U13 Parish League

Dublin 3-12 Limerick 3-3

This was a very good game with some great displays from some of the younger players. Both teams were missing players due to illness. This win puts Dublin on top of the table with Kerry and Limerick to meet in a vital match in round 6.

Teams: Dublin- Tadhg Ahern, Tomás  Ahern (Knockfinisk) Peter Coolahan, Sean Twomey, Rory Cleary and James Hunt.

Limerick- Tomás Ahern, Jack Sexton, Jim Ahern, Tony Ahern, Eric Barrett and Calum Gleeson.

Table Quiz

The annual Coiste na nÓg Christmas Quiz is on at the Top of the Town on Saturday night, December 28th at 9p.m. Come early to get a seat. A good night’s entertainment guaranteed with lots of spot prizes.