Archive for 2020


By Damien Ahern

‘Get the Athea Flag Flying Around the World’

We are delighted to have followers on our social media pages from Athenians (cool people with Athea connections) from all over the world. We hope you enjoy keeping up to date with the activities of our club and share in our sense of joy or loss in times of victory or defeat. However, regardless of the outcome of any game, the huge sense of pride within our club and community remains a constant force. We are now appealing to all of our supporters from all over the world to share in this pride by supporting our Annual Club Development Draw and get the ‘Athea Flag flying around the World’. Currently tickets have been purchased from Ireland, Chicago USA, Dusseldorf Germany, San Francisco, California & Perth Australia. As soon as a ticket is purchased, the location will be marked with a flying Athea flag to our Athea supporters map. Tickets can be purchased by following the steps outlined below. So please get contacting any of your Athea relatives who you think may be interested in supporting our Club. Abú!

Tickets priced at €50 can be purchased online through clubforce by following the steps below;

  1. Follow the link Alternatively, visit, find my club, search for Athea GAA and click ‘pay membership’
  2. The Club Development Draw option will be the third option from the bottom under ‘Registration Plans’
  3. Select ‘1’ under the quantity of tickets and then click ‘add to cart’. You will then be directed to a registration page.
  4. If it is your first time using clubforce, you will need to register as a user. This registration can be completed by using your facebook/google account. If you are a previous user of Clubforce, you will need to log in before continuing to the next step.
  5. Once you have successfully completed registration, you will be brought to the payment page.


U8s Hurlers played Newcastle West on Saturday morning last in Athea. The team played brilliantly, with the stick work improving every week. U8 footballers played a match last Thursday against St. Kierans. They played very good football in a good tough game for the team.


The U16 boys footballers are at home to Blackrock on Monday night next Sept 21st at 6.15pm, with a place in the county semi-final up for grabs.

Men’s Minor

The Athea GAA Men’s Minor team played Kildimo/Pallaskenry on Friday last and came away deserving winners on a score line of 3-11 to 0-09. The boys got on top early on, and goals from Gearoid O’Sullivan, Daire O’Shea and TJ Hunt helped us to a 3-7 to 0-5 half time lead. We continued to dominate the start of the second half but faded in the last quarter. There were great displays from Colin Broderick, Thomas McEnery, Eoin O’Shea, Michael Tierney, T.J. Hunt, Daire O’Shea and Andrew O’Riordan, who kicked some super points. Team. Colin Broderick, Eoin Sheahan, Thomas McEnery, Luke Gleeson, Pauric Enright, Eoin O’Shea, Gavin Ambrose, Michael Tierney, Evan Wallace, T.J. Hunt, Aidan Curry, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Daire O’Shea, Andrew O’Riordan and Jack Hunt. Subs; James Lee and Rory O’Mahony. We wish a speedy recovery to Pierse O’Brien and Dermot Pierse who got injured in our last match. That makes it two wins from three for the boys which secures them a place in a quarter final. The next scheduled game is against Belview Gaels on September 20th at 12 noon in Templeglantine.

Junior A

All roads lead to Knockaderry on Saturday (we hope) when Athea take on Crecora/Manister in the Quarter Final. We are awaiting the announcement on Tuesday from the Government with regard to spectators. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for updates. As always, live updates will be posted to Athea GAA Twitter Feed. Best of luck to team and management.

Girls U8, U10 U12

Well done to our U8s and U10s who played Monagea and Gerald Griffins recently. Thanks to both clubs for their hospitality. The U12s Girls play Fr Casey’s in Abbeyfeale at 6.30pm on Friday 18th September.

Junior Ladies

Congratulations to our Junior Ladies team who have qualified for the Semi – Final against Galtee Gaels on Saturday September 26th at 3pm with Venue TBC. This team have produced some thrilling displays of football and teamwork in the season so far, and we have a feeling it may not be their last day out of the season. Best of luck to all with the preparations.


Our club would like to offer our sympathy to the Reidy family in Upper Athea on the passing of Miriam Masterson in Rathfarnham, Dublin. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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Knockdown News-15/09/2020

By Peg Prendeville

It is nice to see the grandchildren settled back at school after six months of being at home and so far all is going well. Ballyhahill school staff and children were very saddened to hear that their teacher Fiona Harnett’s husband, Noel, died last week after being ill recently. They all love Miss Harnett and miss her. Sincere sympathies to Fiona and her family on her bereavement.

There is good news  too, thankfully.

Congratulations to Claire Noonan, Clounleharde, daughter to Carol and Dave, who got married to Brian Moloney from Limerick last Saturday in Loughill under a blazing sun. Claire’s original date had to be postponed due to Covid 19 but, at last, all went well last Saturday. Thanks to modern technology Claire’s brother David, who lives in Melbourne, was able to do one of the readings and partake in the ceremony online.  It was a special day for her granduncle Liam too who celebrated his 95th birthday two days previously and who attended the ceremony in Loughill with the family. We wish the married couple many years of happiness and wish Liam good health also.

Now, I told you, some time ago, that many babies were due in the autumn and so the show has started. Congratulations to James and Emily Woods on the birth of Charlie Jeremiah last week. Congratulations, too, to Ciara and Paddy Fitzgerald, Glin, on the birth of Aoibhinn, a sister to Fionn. All are doing well. There are more on the way. Watch this space.

There is a spate of birthdays in our family this month so Happy Birthday to Maura, Saibh, Lily, Cleo, Eddie, Ógie and Bernie.

It is looking good for the libraries to open up soon also. I will keep you informed.

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Knockanure Notes-15/09/2020

By Jer Kennelly

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who recently received their Leaving Cert results. Now it is planning accommodation and taking precautions, to avoid being infected by C19.

KNOCKANURE School First Holy Communion originally scheduled for 9th May, was held on Saturday, 12th September in Moyvane, fourteen children received their First Holy Communion. Due to restrictions the afters will have to be curtailed.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesday’s from 11am to 3pm. at the Main Altar in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. It will be live streamed.

SYMPATHY to the family and relations of Anna Greaney who lost her life in Australia recently.

DEATH has occurred of Ita Shine (née Hayes), Upper Dirreen, Athea, on 7th September 2020 Predeceased by her husband Donal, sister Teresa and brothers-in-law Jack, Alphonsus & Joe, sisters-in-law Helena & Maureen. Survived by sons Donie & John, daughters Joan & Mary Ita, sons-in-law Liam & James, daughters-in-law Nora & Catherine, grandchildren Leanne, Daniel, Stephen, Lorraine, Christopher, Tara, Maeve & Amy, brother Seanie, sisters Ann & Helen, brothers-in-law Pat & Bernard, sisters-in-law Eileen & Joan, nephews, and nieces.

DEATH took place of  Timothy (Tadhg) Horan, on 2nd September 2020, of Main Street, Glin, formerly Trieneragh, Duagh, in his 102nd year.

ANNIVERSARIES: Brother William Kelly, Teresa Joan Stack, Desmond Fitzgerald, Joan O’Keeffe, Emmet Kennelly, Vivienne Rogan, Bridget Brosnan, Margaret Daly, Margaret O’Connor, Moira Griffin, Paddy O’Halloran, Bridie Behan, Madeline Barrett, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Timothy Horgan, Mass Moyvane. Sat 12th at 7.30pm for Denny Murphy, Port Road, Killarney; Sun 13th at 11.00am for Bridget, Pat & Dick Stack, Drommurhur; Wed 16th at 7.30pm for Fr. Dan O’Connor, M.S.C. Knocknagree & Cork (Rec Dec); Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Sr. Paschal Hegarty, Presentation Convent, Killarney (Recently Deceased), and Mass on Sun 20th at 11.00am for Jackie Feury, Newcastle West & l/o Glin (Rec Dec (brother to Joan Moloney, The Village).

Mass Knockanure; Sun 13th at 9.30am for Kitty & Jackie Murphy, Kilmeaney; Fri 18th at 7.30pm for Timothy Horgan Jnr, Trien, (Anni) and mass on  Sun 20th at 9.30am for Parishioners.

RADIO MARIA: Via Saorview  Channels 210/411 Mass and Rosary broadcast daily.

FEAST- Wednesday 23rd Sept 2020 is the Feast of Saint Padre Pio (Saint Pio of Pietrelcina).

FREE EDUCATION: 10 September 1966 – Minister for Education Donogh O’Malley announced that free post-primary education will be available to all families.

BEST Wishes to  Denny Mulvihill on the saddle from Malin to Mizen head on his bike and  this time he is raising  funds for cystic  fibrosis,

NEW Moon on 17th. Land is very wet in this area for some time, some cattle housed for past weeks. Growth is good in preserved areas. Already some trees are shedding their leaves and many wild flowers are going to seed, they were great while the lasted.

RELIGION: Adult Education Course held by Fr. Sean Sheehy, beginning on Tuesday 15th September at 7pm and will be held at Cuil Mhuire Pastoral Centre on the grounds of Ardfert Parish Church.

GLORACH BINGO at Fr. Casey’s Carpark  from 2.30pm on the Sundays of September, 20 and 27.

MART Listowel Special Weanling sale on 23rd September.

BUS Green Bus is back on road again.

HEART Valve disease awareness week runs from  14th to 20th September.

BEST Wishes to Laura Enright, Dromreask, She works in Television in Vancouver as production assistant but also has a website . Several more locals also work in Vancouver.

GAA Moyvane; U16s County League Result. Moyvane 2-13- Ballymacelligott 2-10.

Minor County League: Moyvane/Tarbert played Ballylongford/Asdee/Ballydonoghue in Rd 3 of the Minor County League on Saturday last, winning on a final score of Moyvane/Tarbert 1-13, Ballylongford/Asdee/Ballydonoghue 1-11. Moyvane have launched their online Lotto service facilitated by Clubforce.

CENTENARY: Sunday September 20th 2020 , the centenary of the assassination of Patrick Harnett and Jeremiah Healy who were shot by Black & Tan, Thomas Huckerby at Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale.

RACING in Listowel: Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th September- Behind Closed Doors.

In July, Listowel Race Committee made the unavoidable decision that the Harvest Festival Meeting in September 2020, would not take place as an event open to the general public this year. Stories abound that many have booked beds in town during race week.

INFORMATION: Citizens Information are open for phone and e-mail queries.  Phone Kerry 0761 07 7860 or email [email protected].  10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

ST JOHN’S Listowel: FRI 18TH CULTURE NIGHT IN LISTOWEL. We are delighted to be collaborating with the Kerry Writers Museum to bring a wonderful evening of music, dance, visual art and all things culture between 6pm and 9pm in association with Kerry County Arts Office.  Full evening programme to be announced nearer the date.


This one-woman show by Elaine O’Dwyer marks the centenary of legendary Irish actress Maureen O’ Hara who was born in 1920. Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, O’Hara played roles that often mirrored her true persona as a tough, feisty and courageous woman. Elaine takes you on an intimate journey with Maureen, revealing the person she was behind the limelight.  This Visually stunning show and take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, superbly enhanced by the rare images of the stars.  Tickets can be purchased over the phone on 068 22566.

CLIMATE: Cultivating Hope. A Faith Response to the Climate Crisis is happening on the 17th Sept at 8pm. This Webinar is brought to you by the Diocese of Kerry JPIC Committee in conjunction with the all-Ireland  Laudato Si’ Working Group of the Irish Bishops  Council of Catechetics. This will feature Lorna Gold, author of ‘Climate Generation’ as its keynote speaker and will be joined by a panel of local activists. To register please email [email protected]

SELLING ONLINE –free three-hour course will provide you with all the information required, contact Aimee Grigg at West Limerick Resources on 069 66295 or email [email protected]

FRI 18TH    CULTURE NIGHT IN LISTOWEL. Collaborating with the Kerry Writers Museum to bring a wonderful evening of music, dance, visual art and all things culture between 6pm and 9pm in association with Kerry County Arts Office.












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