Athea GAA

Last Thursday night was an amazing night at Páirc na nGael here in Athea. Up to nearly 200 people between, men, women, youths and even babies came along to the take part in the ‘Athea Light Up’ initiative in association with Athea GAA, Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking. The track was in great condition having been prepared over the past few days. All the lights were on which was a huge asset. Despite the misty conditions everyone really enjoyed the exercise, meeting different people as they went around and everyone did their own thing and went at their own pace. Hopefully we will have even more next week and if you want on Saturday mornings at 9am another group do a second walk/run. Most on the night got the 7 laps (5k) completed. Well done to all and to the GAA who must really be complimented for the hard work that was put in to get the track ready. It was really good to see the number of our young people come along on the night instead of being on phones, xBoxes etc. here’s to Athea fitness!

Athea GAA AGM:

A great crowd attended the GAA AGM at the clubhouse on Sunday night with many new faces. Tommy O’Mahony and Billy Collins were thanked for their input into the newly formed hurling club. Over €300,000 has gone into the pitch and track improvements over the past few years. Mary Ita Casey (Collins) was thanked for proposing the 3  year strategic plan for the club. All the volunteers (over 50 in total) were also thanked for their help. Sympathy was extended to all who had bereavements in 2019. Athea GAA now comprises Seniors, Coiste, Hurling, Ladies and Mothers & Others and Paul Curry, Chairman, said the club was going from strength to strength. Membership was taken up on the night. You have to be a member to be in for match draw tickets. The 8th Club Draw was held on the night with the following lucky winners.

500 Club Draw Results:

€500- (386)-Mike & Teresa Flavin, Dirreen.

Seller: Paul Curry.

€200-(183)-Mary White, Coole East.

Seller: John Hunt.

€150 – (27)-Hilda Hunt, Coole East.

Seller: Neddy Hunt.

€100-(358)-Billy & Catherine Crowley.

Seller: Majella Dalton.

€100-(216)-Michael & Áine Reidy, Abbeyfeale.

Seller: P. Reidy.

€100-(342)-Gerard Ahern, Rathronan.

Seller: G. Ahern.

€100-(406)-Paudie Flavin, Kilmorna.

Seller: Pa Ahern.

€80-(409)-Ned Mahony, Templeathea.

Seller: N. Mahony.

€50– Sellers Prize– Kathleen Mullane.

Roger Ryan and Kevin O’Keeffe were complimented for their ticket selling. Seamus O’Donnell was also thanked for his 2 years training the Intermediates.

(Next week I will give you the election of new club officers)

Athea Utd Soccer


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 13th. are as follows- Jackpot was €10,900.

Numbers drawn: 2, 11, 13, 30. No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Martin Chawke, Athea

Nora Fitzmaurice, Moyvane

Thomas Daly, Ardagh

Mary Buston, Coolcappa

Agatha & Fionn, Athea

Sellers: Mike Buckley & Declan Barrett.

New Jackpot €11,000 at Collins’ on Monday, January 20th.

Junior Result:
Athea United 3 Templeglantine 3

Team: Mareks Snah, Ronan Hayes, Jason Quille, Conor Mullane, Gary Vaughan, James Ryan, Stephen McEnery, Ger Collins, Ger Ahern, Podge Horgan, Cillian O’Connor.

Substitutes: Mark Horgan, Peter O’Connor, Brian O’Connor

Scorers: Cillian O’Connor, Peter O’Connor and Brian O’Connor.