Athea GAA

Another enthusiastic crowd of 130+ turned up for week four of the operation transformation walk last Thursday. The track is also well utilised on every other day with families travelling from nearby parishes also to use the facility. Week 5 continues next Thursday at 7pm.

A committee meeting took place on Monday 20th January at the Clubhouse. The AGM brought some new faces to the table bringing with them their own unique skills. There is a space and roll for everyone, even those who never graced the football field!

Discussions are currently being held on how best to roll out membership for the coming year, linking to the Athea GAA phone App. Updates will be provided in the coming weeks.

Improvement works are also taking place on the field. Goal nets and a new pitch lining cart are due to be purchased as well as maintenance work carried out on the ball stops. Incidentally, if anyone has any old white paint that they no longer need, we will gladly take this from you.

Training will commence next week for the Junior As and Bs with a manger due to be appointed shortly.  The Junior A are scheduled to play their opening match on Sunday June 14th against Bruree.

We were delighted to receive news last week that €7,000 has been granted to our Club from the Airtricity Community Fund. This will be used to further develop the walking track. We will be concentrating on putting down a permanent track surface in 2020.

It has also been decided to move the defibrillator out of the meeting room to the outside toilet to improve accessibility.

Athea Utd Soccer

With the return of school boy/girl soccer, the club would like to ask if there are any parents or otherwise interested in helping out training our future stars of the game, specifically the U10 team whom are short handed at the moment. If you would be interested please contact any member of the club.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, February 3rd are as follows- Jackpot was €11,200.

Numbers drawn: 18, 23, 25, 29. No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Madeline Herbert, Kostal

Seanie Culhane, Glin

Ina Kelly, c/o Paudie Reidy

Paudie Reidy, Upper Athea

Brogan McDonnell, Upper Park

Sellers: Tim O’Riordan & Agatha Barrett.

New Jackpot €11,300 at White’s Bar on Monday, February 10th.