Athea GAA

Our walking track is proving very popular by our community and neighbouring parishes also. Never before has our GAA grounds welcomed so many new visitors than we have in the last few weeks. A reminder that Athea GAA is open to all members of our community. Another 100 plus turned up for the Operation Transformation Walk last Thursday. Week 4 continues on Thursday next at 7pm.

Training for the Minors and U16s continues at the pitch on Thursday Evenings from 7.30pm. Great to see the football on display during the operation transformation walk. 

Following on from the public meeting on December 11th to develop a three year strategic plan for Athea GAA, five subcommittees were formed; Coaching, Integration, Player Retention, Player Holistic Development and Social Events Committee. Due to over lapping themes & issues, the Player Retention and Player Holistic Development Committee have merged together to form one subcommittee. All of the committees have met and have agreed their aims and objectives and have identified potential projects to work on over the coming months. There is spaces available on each working committee and we would welcome anyone interested in joining us to please get in touch with any member of the committee. A follow up meeting to progress the 3 Year Strategic Plan will take place on Wednesday February 5th at 7.30pm at Con Colbert Memorial Hall. 

The Social Events Committee have suggested the following events – Afternoon Tea at the Library, Mid Night Walk on Good Friday and Hobby Horse Racing During the Summer. For anyone that doesn’t know, Hobby Horsing is racing with a Horses head on a stick! This has the potential to be a very fun event, both children and animal friendly! Watch this space! 

Congratulation to the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Footballers who both recorded wins in the League Games during the weekend.

Athea Utd Soccer


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 27th. are as follows- Jackpot was €11,100.

Numbers drawn: 5, 14, 15, 17. No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Brigid Fitzell, Glin

Michelle Histon, Hillside Drive, Athea

Agatha Barrett, Markievicz Park, Athea

Joan Carroll, Athea

Tim Halpin, Ballybunion.

Sellers: Stephen McEnery & Karina Buckley.

New Jackpot €11,200 at Donie Lyons’  on Monday, February 3rd..

Junior Result:
Broadford Reserves 3       Athea United  

Team: Mareks Snah, Podge Horgan, Conor Mullane, Ger Collins, Mark Horgan, James Ryan, Stephen McEnery, Ger Ahern, Brian O’Connor, Cillian O’Connor, Darren Murphy. 

Substitutes: Peter O’Connor,  Ronan Hayes, Martin Stack.

Scorers: Cillian O’Connor, Brian O’Connor  and Mark Horgan.