Athea G.A.A.


West Minor

Feale Rangers v Na Fianna, Friday, April 15, in Cappagh at 7pm.

West Intermediate Replay

Athea v Fr Casey’s in Athea, Saturday, April 16, at 7pm



West Junior B League,

Athea 0 09 Mountcollins 1 09

Team: Denis Collins, Tony Dalton, Philip Woulfe, Tadgh Hanrahan, Mike Ahern, Joe Vaughan, Padraig Horgan, Tomas Mullane, Conor Mullane, Sean Mcgrath, Neilus Hunt, Darren Murphy, Jason Quille, Ger Collins, Brian Mckenna. Subs used: Ciaran Dalton, John Geoghan, Philip Collins, Emmet White, Liam Chawke.


Coiste na nÓg


U-12s Croke Park Visit:

We are delighted to announce that our U-12 football team have been chosen to play in Croke Park on Wednesday the 27th of April. This will be a fantastic opportunity for our young footballers. More details to follow in the coming weeks.



U-13s:  Athea 3-5  Cappagh 0-2

Our U-13’s had their first outing of the season on Wednesday evening last. They put in a fantastic performance dominating in all areas of the field for most of the match. William Sexton opened the scoring with a fantastic point, which was soon followed by Athea’s first goal scored by Brian Sheahan. With our defence on top led by James Ryan, we continued to pile on the pressure with points from JJ Sheehy and William Sexton. Then a great goal just before half time by Alan Kelly had us in the driving seat. In the second half Cappagh came more into the game, but a couple of brilliant save by Timothy Tierney in goals kept them at bay. As the game progressed Alan Kelly and Ronan Hayes added a point each and Brian Sheahan sealed victory with his second goal as Athea ran out 12 point winners on the night. Team: Timothy Tierney, Padraig O’ Sullivan, Micheál Ambrose, Mark McAuliffe, Jack Vaughan, Shane Ambrose, James Ryan, JJ Sheehy, William Sexton, Alan Kelly, Ronan Hayes, Cillian Liston, Brian Sheahan, David Sheahan, Donnacha McEnery, William McEnery, Seán Ryan & Liam McAuliffe.


U-12 Blitz:

Athea Coiste na nÓg U-12s

Our U-12’s travelled to Foynes on Saturday evening last to take part in the first blitz of the year. In the first match we took on St. Senans, this was a very close match as Athea and St. Senans matched each other throughout the field. We had great scores coming from Shane Dalton, Brian Sheahan, Alan Kelly, Daniel McEldowney and John Sexton. There was also great defending by Shane Ambrose and Micheál Dalton and with a couple of good saves by Cathal O’ Brien in goals which made sure we won in the finish by 2 points. In our second match we played Glin and as scores were hard to come by it was always going to be a tough game. Great goal keeping by Timothy Tierney and great defensive work by Micheál Ambrose kept the Glin attack at bay. But a goal each from Shane Dalton, David Sheahan and Alan Kelly ensured we won by a goal at the final whistle. In our final match against Gerald Griffins, Athea really turned on the style as we ran out comfortable winners with great scores from John Sexton, Brian Sheahan, Jamie O’ Brien, Alan Kelly and Jack O’ Connor. This was a great performance by the whole team and the coaches were very pleased with the huge effort they put in on the day. Team: Timothy Tierney, Micheál Ambrose, Micheál Dalton, Shane Ambrose, Cathal O’ Brien, Alan Kelly, Jamie O’ Brien, Shane Dalton, Daniel McEldowney, David Sheahan, Brian Sheahan, John Sexton, Jack O’ Connor & David O’ Connor.

School Boys Team:

Athea Schoolboys Team

Athea school boys team travelled to Mick Neville Park on Tuesday last to take part in the 7 a-side West Limerick tournament. In the first match they dominated and ran out easy winners against Loughill. In the semi-final they played Cappagh and despite a brilliant performance by all members of the panel, they just lost out in the finish. Team: Timothy Tierney, Jack Vaughan, Padraig O’ Sullivan, JJ Sheehy, Sean Ryan, Shane Dalton, Liam McAuliffe, Donnacha McEnery, William McEnery and Mark McAulifffe.



Friday 15th of April:
U-6’s, U-8’s & U-10’s: Training for the U-6’s, U-8’s & U10’s continues this Friday evening 15th of April from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael.

Monday 18th of April:

U-16’s: Training for the U-16’s continues Monday evening 18th of April from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. All players are asked to be at the field for 6:20pm.

Monday 18th of April:
U-12’s: Training for the U-12’s continues Monday evening 18th of April from 7pm to 8pm. All players are asked to be at the field for 6:50pm.

Monday 18th of April:

U-14’s: Training for the U-14’s continues Monday evening 18th of April from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. All players are asked to be at the field for 6:20pm.


Club Jackets:
Orders are now being taken for Athea Coiste na nÓg club jackets for both adults and children. The jackets are maroon and navy with the newly designed club crest on them. They adult jacket cost €27 each. If you would like to order one please contact Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091 for more details.



Athea Coiste na nÓg will be bag packing  to raise funds for the club on Friday and Saturday the 29th & 30th of April at Twohigs Supervalu in Abbeyfeale. We are looking for parents/volunteers who have some spare time and are interested in helping out on either day to please contact John Hunt on 087-9692105 or Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091 as soon as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated



Limerick Senior Footballers won their last match against Wexford in Newcastle West last Sunday on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-14. But despite this they were relegated to Division 4 for next year.


Athea Utd.

by Pat Mulvihill

Division 4 League

Athea Utd B 0   St Bens  0

The Bs were home to St Bens last Sunday morning in their last league game needing a win to maintain second place in the league but knew it would be tough against a Bens side that clinched the league title the previous Sunday. This game was hard fought with the homeside doing most of the pressing in the opening half but chances were at a premium, indeed the best chance of that half came to Bens before the break but Mickey Hayes was equal to it. The second half was nip and tuck with Athea again playing some neat football which deserved a goal and twice towards the end we nearly got it with Tom Greaney and Stephen McEnery going very close. The game ended scoreless and as a result of other games in the division Athea will finish a very creditable third in what has being a great debut season in the league for the Bs. However their season isn’t over yet as next Sunday at The Vales they will host Glantine B in the Divisional League Cup with a semi final place up for grabs.

NB: All concerned wish Tom Greaney a quick return from the injury he sustained on Sunday.

Team: Mickey Hayes, John Geoghegan, Tom Greaney, Sean McGrath, Conor McGrath, Pa Kiely, Mike Twomey, Eoin Nash, Gary Carroll, Stephen McEnery, Bobby Barrett.

Subs used: Kieran Dalton and William Cronin.



Athea Utd  A 2 Glantine A 1

Scorers: Darren Murphy (2, 1 pen)

A badly needed three points were picked up by the As on Sunday afternoon last when a Darren Murphy brace gave us a two one win over visitors Glantine. We opened the scoring when Murphy converted from the spot after a handball in the area but five minutes later Glantine equalized from a penalty of their own for another handball and at half time it was one all. The second half was just as close as the first with the highlight being Murphys second goal, the striker racing into the area after a delicate flick on by Stephen McEnery. From then till the end both sides had chances but overall Athea deserved the three points.

Team: Tomas Quinn, Michael Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Tom Collins, Martin Chawke, Padraig Horgan, Kevin O’Keeffe, Conor Mullane, John Cotter, Darren Murphy, Mark Horgan. Subs used: Steven McEnery, William Cronin.


U/10 Cup

Athea Utd  6 Shannonside 1

Scorers: John Sexton (4), Micah O’Connell, Shane Dalton.


The tens hosted Shannonside in the cup last Tuesday night week an gave a super display and were full value for their win. We scored early through John Sexton and not long afterwards the same player doubled our advantage before the visitors got one back. Our responses was immediate when John added two more before the break with Micah O’Connell and Shane Dalton getting the second half goals to give us a well deserved win.

Team: Cathal O’Brien, Joseph Dalton, Ryan O’Connell, Michéal Dalton, Andy Ahern, Shane Dalton, Jason Dillon, John Sexton, David O’Connor, Micah O’Connell, Shane Ambrose, David O’Sullivan, Daniel McEldowney, Jack O’Connor


Athea Utd 2 Creeves 2

Scorers: John Sexton (2)


We played Creeves in the league last Saturday morning which ended in a draw as the visitors got a last gasp equalizer with virtually the last kick off the game. We were two up in this game through John Sexton but the visitors got back in the end to get a lucky draw.

Team: Cathal O’Brien, Joseph Dalton, Ryan O’Connell, Michéal Dalton, Andy Ahern, Shane Dalton, Jason Dillon, John Sexton, David O’Connor, Micah O’Connell, David O’Sullivan, Daniel McEldowney, Jack O’Connor.


U/14 Division 2

Shannonside 3 Athea Utd 2

Scorers: Brian O’Connor, Ronan Hayes


The 14s played their last league game of the season away to Shannonside last Saturday morning and their league campaign ended on a disappointing note with a three two loss. We actually led this game two nil at one stage with goals from Brian O’Connor and Ronan Hayes before the homeside got one back before the break. Early in the second half they equalized and went ahead five minutes from time. We had a great chance to level it with a Peter O’Connor free kick but the keeper made a brilliant save when he tipped the ball onto the crossbar and away to safety.

Team: Kieran Hartnet, Tommy Quaid, Killian O’Donoghue, Jack Denihan, James Ryan, Peter O’Connor, Padraic Walsh, Brian O’Connor, PaO’Connor, Tony McAuliffe, Ronan Hayes. Subs: Jason Dalton, Sean Ryan, Joey Kelly.


U/8 Division 4

Athea Utd B  3 Mountcollins 5

Scorers: Andrew O’Riordan (2), Amy Ryan


A great game here with the visit of Mountcollins last Thursday evening with the game in the balance till late in the game. Andrew O’Riordan was again on the goal trailwith two first half goals while Amy Ryanlaye a great game and scored a super goal, herfirst ever for the blue and white of Athea Utd and we look forward to more in thye coming games. Well done to all the eights again.

Team: TJ Hunt, Conor Mullane, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Padraic Enright, Eoin O’Shea, Daire O’Shea, Pierce O’Brien, Andrew O’Riordan, Jack Hunt, DJ O’Connor, Michael Walsh, Shane Scanlon, Aidan Curry, Amy Ryan, Donnchadh Barrett.



Wednesday, April 13th

U/8 Bs away to St Itas B at 7pm

Thursday, April 14th

U/8 As away to Broadford Utd A at 7pm

U/14s away to Abbeyfeale Utd in the cup at 7pm. Bus leaving at 6.15pm

U/16s home to Newcastle West Rvs at 6.45pm

Friday, April 15th

U/12s away to Ballingarry at 7pm. Bus leaving at 5.45pm.

Saturday, April 16th

U/10s away to Shountrade in the cup at 2.30pm

Sunday, April 17th

Juniors As away to Kildimo Utd in the League Cup at 11.30am.

Juniors Bs home to Glantine B in the League Cu at 2.30pm.

Tuesday, April 19th

U/16s home to Bally Rovers in the cup at 6.35pm

Wednesday, April 20th

U/8 Bs away to Newcastle West B at 7pm

Thursday, April 21st

U/11s away to Abbeyfeale Utd in the cup at 7pm.

Friday, April 22nd

Junior As away to Old Mill at 6.45pm



U/8 As on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm in the hall.

U/8 Bs on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm in the hall.

U/10s on Wednesdays on Astro Pitch at 7pm.

U/12s on Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm.

U/14s on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8pm.

U/16s on Wednesdays 5.30pm to 7pm.

PLEASE NOTE – All players check with respective managers for confirmation of training times.



The lottery results held on Monday, April 11th at The Top of the Town are as follows –

Jackpot was €6,800. Numbers drawn were 13, 14, 16, 27. No Jackpot winner.

Lucky Dips to Paudie McCarthy, Ardagh. Cillian & Aoife, Clash. D Carroll c/o Kostal. Tom Quinn, Athea. Mary Balfe, Ardagh.

Sellers Tom Quinn, Ita McMahon.

New Jackpot will be €6,900 on Monday, April 18th at Donie’s Bar.