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The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, March 16th. are as follows-

Jackpot was €11,800.

Numbers drawn: 3, 5, 10, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

B.O’Connor, Templeglantine

Margaret Stackpoole, Gortnagross

Agatha Barrett, Athea

Tom McMahon, Duagh

Margaret O’Shea, Glin

Sellers: Pat Hayes & Agatha Barrett

New Jackpot €11,900.

Please note that the weekly draw is suspended

until further notice.


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Athea GAA

U14 Football:

The U14s put in a big effort last Sunday morning in Athea in a challenge match against a strong Moyvane team. They lost 8-7 to 4-6, but showed plenty of character throughout. Team – Tomás Ahern, Jack Sexton, Ciarán Hunt, Jamie Collins, Tadhg Ahern, Sean Twomey, Evan Curry, James Hunt, Louis O Sullivan, Rory Cleary, Timmy O’Keeffe, Alex Quinn, Michael Kelly, Jim Ahern and Peter Coolahan.

County Panel:

Well done to Evan Curry and Calum Buckley who have made the county u14 football panel, and James Hunt who is on the extended panel, a great honour for 3 fine footballers.

Post primary Schools:

Well done to Michael Tierney and his team mates on Coláiste Ide agus Iosef Abbeyfeale senior football team who won the Munster Colleges C final last week, unfortunately they lost the All Ireland Semi final on Saturday to Freshford from Mayo.


Two weeks ago Tarbert Comp met Coláiste Ide agus Iosef in the Munster u161/2  championship, and after an excellent game which went to extra time, the Abbeyfeale school won by a point. Andrew O Riordan, Daire O Shea and Conor Mullane were on the Tarbert panel, while T. J. Hunt was on the Abbeyfeale panel. Its great to see our Athea footballers playing for their respective schools, keep it up boys.

County Championship 2nd Round Verses Pallasgreen:

We got our year started at the second time of asking after last week’s first round cancellation against Glin on Saturday last. This was Eamon McElligott’s first game in charge and our first game since 1997 as a Junior club. With Mike Ahern and Roger Ryan as selectors the management team weren’t afraid to give youth a chance. David and Jack O’ Connor both started, as did Brian O’ Connor and William Sexton, all joining some more senior players. In terrible conditions we trailed by 8 points to 4 at halftime.  Jack O’ Connor, Mark O Connor and Shane Mulvihill (welcome back from a long injury layoff) got our points. Shane had a great game adding four more points in the second half. William Sexton and Mark Reidy also scored from Play. The game finished 1-11 to 0-10, with visitors Pallasgreen coming out on top. There were many positives however with many players getting a run out and all subs performing well when introduced, notably Aidan Curry who made his debut at this level. Timmy Enright also had a great game in goal.

Team: Timmy Enright, Shane Tierney, Tommy Quaid, Matthew Tierney, David O’ Connor (Conor Mullane), Mike Reidy, Padraig Reidy, Alan Kelly, Mark Reidy, Brian O’ Connor (Aidan Curry), Shane Mulvihill, Jack )’ Connor, Gerard Ahern, Mark O’ Connor (Darren Murphy) and William Sexton (Gerard Collins).

Scorers. Jack O’ Connor, Mark Reidy, William Sexton and Mark Reidy all 0-01, Shane Mulvihill 0-06 (4 frees).

Public Lighting:

We are delighted to hear that at the recent NCW area Council Meeting, Councillor Francis Foley has allocated €4,700 of GMA Funding towards the provision of Public Lighting to illuminate the footpath from the Graveyard to the GAA Pitch. This will make the walk from the village to our grounds safer for all.


All players should have received the link to register for the club on line for 2020, please do so ASAP by logging onto the Club Force App.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Athea Junior A play Ballylanders on Saturday March 14th in Ballylanders @ 3pm

Athea Junior B play Rathkeale on Sunday March 15th in Athea @12 noon

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The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, March 9th. are as follows-

Jackpot was €11,700.

Numbers drawn: 4, 23, 24, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Angela & Catherine McEnery, Hillside Drive

Patie O’Sullivan, Lower Athea

Kevin Murphy, Dirreen

Larry Ward, c/o Doreen Cahill

Michelle Histoe, Hillside Drive

Sellers: Doreen Cahill & Margaret Dalton

New Jackpot €11,800 at White’s Bar on Monday, March 16th.

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Athea GAA

Athea 3-15 Newcastle West 1-7

The  U14s had their first game of the year on Sunday morning last on our brilliant Athea pitch v NCW. The foundation for this win was laid in the first half, with a masterclass defensive display against a very strong wind. We trailed at half time 1-7 to 0-6, but went on to dominate the second half to win comfortably. From Jim Ahern at corner back to Michael Kelly at corner forward, the whole team gave a fantastic display. Our first competitive outing is the Féile Peil blitz on Saturday, March 28th, in a group with St. Kerans and Rathkeale/Cappagh.

Team: Tomás Ahern, Jim Ahern, Tadhg Ahern, Jack Sexton, Sean Twomey, Calum Buckley, Jamie Collins, Evan Curry, James Hunt, Alex Quinn, Rory Cleary, Louis O’Sullivan, Timmy O’Keeffe and Michael Kelly.

The first outing for the Junior A team was postponed on Saturday last due to the weather warnings in place. The next scheduled match against Pallasgreen in the County League will take place in Athea on this Saturday, March 7th at 3pm. All support greatly appreciated.

Repair work was carried out on the Ball Stop Nets on Thursday last continuing our commitment to ensure our grounds are maintained to a high standard. Thanks to everyone who supports our work!

Work is currently underway on compiling the information for the 3 Year Strategic Plan for the Club and formulating the booklet. Anyone with experience of writing plans/reports and who may be interested in joining the editing team are asked to contact any member of the committee. Just a couple of voluntary hours are required. If interested contact any member of the club.

A reminder that the Athea GAA Club Force registration website/phone app is now live. This will be used to register all individuals within all units of the Club – Men’s, Ladies, Coiste na nÓg.  To begin, go to the website, select the ‘find my club’ option on the right hand corner, search for Athea GAA and then click on ‘go to club page’.  After this option, selection ‘pay membership’ option. You will then see a list of registration plans. Then choose the plan that best suits your situation and select ‘add to cart’. You will then be promoted to log in/create an account. Following this, you will be directed to registration details and payment options. This process can also be completed by downloading the Club Force Mobile Phone Applition.  Feel free to contact any member of  Athea GAA for assistance.

Well done to the Ladies Club who have been nominated for the Lidl ‘One Good Club’ initiative and are currently on the shortlist for selection where one club from each county will be selected to take part in the initiative. The aim of Lidl’s One Good Club five-step mental health awareness programme is to build and encourage positive mental health promotion in the community. Clubs that complete all five steps in the programme will receive official Lidl One Good Club™ accreditation, as well as gear and kit for their club. Accredited clubs will also enter the running to win a Lidl One Good Club funding award.Fingers crossed for Athea Ladies GAA!

Planning continues for the ‘Spring into Easter’ – Athea’s Midnight Multicoloured Walk which will take place on Good Friday April 10th. Thanks to everyone who have pledged their support towards to the event to date. A pop up shop will operate from the Library on three dates leading up to the walk where lanterns and other illuminated merchandise will be available to purchase. All funds raised during the event will be split between the Athea Lourdes Fund and Athea GAA. Advertising poster will be made available next week.

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The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, March 2nd. are as follows- Jackpot was €11,600.

Numbers drawn: 8, 19, 26, 29.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Chris O’Sullivan, Ballylongford

Kathleen Griffin, Brookfield House, Athea

Margaret O’Connor, Knocknagoshel

Donal Cotter, Coole West

Bridget Keane, Cois na Gáile

Sellers: Gerard White & Karina Buckley

New Jackpot €11,700 at White’s Bar on Monday, March 9th


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