A group of young Athea Utd players enjoying the recent Soccer Awards Night at the Top of the Town

Athea Utd.

by Pat Mulvihill

Athea Utd will hold its Annual General Meeting on this coming Saturday night, June 25th in The Memorial Hall at 8.15pm and all are welcome. The club would like to hear from any persons out there who would like to get involved with the club as new members are always welcome. In relation to managers for the 2011/12 season the club would like to hear from anybody who wishes to be a manager or indeed help out with any of our teams.
We will have a managers meeting on Thursday, June 23rd at the clubhouse at 8pm and anybody interested in managing teams for the 2011/12 season are asked to give their names to Club Secretary Pat Mulvihill prior to the aforementioned managers meeting.

The time has come again to make plans for the 2011 Summer Soccer Schools which will again be sponsored by An Post and will be known as An Post Summer Soccer Schools 2011. This years programme will run nationwide from July 4th to August 25th at venues the length and breath of the Republic of Ireland.
The Athea Utd camp will again be held at The Vales and will run from Monday July 25th to Friday July 29th. The cost to go on the camp is €89 but for those who attended the camp at The Vales in 2010 their will be a €5 reduction thus making the cost €84.
Early Bookings: All parents/guardians please note that there is an early booking system in effect and what this means is that if you book before June 15th the cost per participant is €89 but bookings after June 15th will be €99 per participant. Personalisation of playing kits will be
€10 extra irrespective of when bookings are made. So the advice is to book your placeon the camp before June 15th if possible.
Family Discount: For parents wishing to book one or more of their children on the same mainstream camp the following discounts will apply – For the first child you pay the full amount, for a second brother or sister you get €10 off and for any other siblings attending the same camp you get €20 off for each additional sibling(s) attending the same camp.
Jersey Personalisation: Personalisation costs an extra €10. Please note all personalisation requests must be received at least two weeks in advance of attending your designated Summer Soccer School.
Important Notice: For child protection and welfare reasons the personalised jersey name cannot be the child’s first name or any name inferring or hinting towards the child’s first name. Nicknames are also not permitted under any circumstances. If first names or nick names are submitted the child’s surname will be used.
What You Get: On the first day of each camp all participants receive their Umbro FAI gear, football & backpack unique to An Post FAI Summer Soccer Schools.
Footnote: Just a reminder for players that were registered and played with the club in the past season 2010/11, the club will be refunding €30 to parents/guardians. The refund will be paid a couple of weeks after the camp has finished.

The An Post FAI Summer Soccer Schools are one of the most enjoyable and safest places for your child to be. We endeavour to ensure the highest standards of safety, security and child welfare and we draw parents/guardians attention to the following points-
1. All coaches are Garda-vetted
2. All coaches are background reference checked
3. All Head Coaches receive First Aid training
4. First Aid kits available on site at every camp
5. Participants supervised at all times
6. Top quality coaching
7. All coaches on every An Post FAI Summer Soccer School are qualified & FAI accredited
8. All coaching overseen by a Head Coach experienced and qualified up to UEFA A level
9. High ratio of coaches to participants
10. Innovative coaching techniques, drills & activities in line with UEFA guidelines
11. Suitable for children of all levels, beginners & more experienced players
To book your place log on to www.fai.ie or call 1890 653 653. The co-ordinator for the Athea Utd camp again is Pat Mulvihill and he can be contacted on (087)7934417 and Pat will be only be too happy to give you any information or advice on the summer soccer school programme.


The club, especially the players and management of the U/14 team would like to sincerely thank Betty and Johnny Cotter of the Top of the Town for their sponsorship of kit bags for last season. This is very much appreciated by the club and thanks again to The Top of the Town who have being great supporters of the club for quite a long time and we wish all concerned the very best for the future.



The club congratulates Junior player Martin Chawke and Sarah Griffin who got engaged at the weekend. Wishing them both a very happy future together

The results of our lottery draw for Monday, June 20th at Brown Joe’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €7800. Numbers drawn were 14, 16, 25, 32.

No Jackpot winner.
Lucky Dips to Caroline Touhy, Askeaton. Noreen Horgan, Upper Athea. Anne Carey, Listowel. P O’Sullivan, Abbeyfeale. Maureen Griffin, Listowel.
Sellers Agatha, Brouder’s Shop.
New jackpot will be €7900 on Monday, June 27th at Batt’s Bar.


Coiste na nÓg

by Jaqueline O’Connor

Wednesday 15th of June


Athea 3-7 Askeaton/Ballysteen 1-7

Athea U-12’s travelled to Askeaton on Wednesday evening last to take on Askeaton/Ballysteen. In the first half the locals had the better of Athea putting us under pressure in all areas of the field and at half time it didn’t look good as Askeaton/Ballysteen led by double scores 0-6 to 0-3. In the second half Athea came out all guns blazing and completely dominated the field with a powerful team performance. We scored fantastic points and 3 well taken goals, along with a mighty effort from our mid filed and defense put us on the road to victory.The final score was Athea 3-7 to Askeaton/Ballysteen 1-7. Athea scorers on the night were Liam McAuliffe 2-1, Brian Sheahan 1-1, Sean Ryan 0-2, Alan Kelly 0-1 & John Sexton 0-1. Team: Timothy Tierney, Cillian Liston, Michéal Ambrose, Mark McAuliffe, Michéal Dalton, Jamie O’ Brien, Jack Vaughan, Sean Ryan, Alan Kelly, Andy Ahern, John Sexton, Liam McAuliffe, Brian Sheahan, David O’ Sullivan, Cathal O’ Brien, David Sheahan, Joseph Dalton, Donnacha Clancy & Jack Gleeson.

Sunday 19th of June:


It was a great day for our U-6 team as they took to the field for the first time this year against Fr. Casey’s and for many it was their first time wearing the maroon and white of Athea. It was a great sight for parents, grandparents, relations and spectators to see as both sides give it their all for the whole of the match. It was also brilliant to see, how all the players have put into practice all the skills of Gaelic football that their coaches have been showing them at training every Friday evening. There is no doubt that many of these young boys and girls will be the stars of the future. Training will continue this Friday evening for all the U6s at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael.

Team: James Broderick, Evan Curry, Aoife Sheahan, Dylan Steward, Chloe Kenrick, Calum Buckley, Clodagh Scanlon, Cillian O’ Connor & Aisling Donovan.

Sunday 19th of June:


On a sunny Sunday morning last our U-8’s were in action in Páirc na nGael against our near neighbours Fr. Casey’s. We had two teams togged out and both these teams played two matches each. All these young players put on a great display for the huge crowd that came from both parishes to cheer them on. The quality of football was a joy to see as all these boys and girls played their hearts out on the field. They are improving with every game they play and we are really looking forward to our next blitz during the week. Team: TJ Hunt, Josh Mulally, Molly Pepper Carr, Gavin Ambrose, Molly Ahern, Nicole Carroll, Brandon Finucane, Andrew O’ Riordan, Eoin O’ Shea, Daire O’ Shea, Meadhbh Donovan, Sarah Scanlon, Conor Mullane, Michael Tierney, Pierce O’ Brien & Gearóid O’ Sullivan.


U-6’s U-8’s & U-10’s: Training continues for the U-6’s U-8’s & U10s this Friday evening 24th of June from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael.

U-12’s: Training for the U-12’s continues this Wednesday evening 22nd of June at 7pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:50pm.

U-14’s: Training for the U-14’s continues Tuesday evening the 28th of June at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:20pm.



Wednesday 22nd of June:

U-8’s: Athea U-8’s have a home blitz this evening Wednesday 22nd of June. Players are asked to be a the field for 6:15pm.

Monday 27th of June:

U-14’s: Athea U-14’s are at home to Dromcollogher/Broadford on Monday night 27th of June at 7:30pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 7:10pm.

Thursday 30th of June:

U-12’s: Athea U-12’s are at home to Glin on Thursday night 30th of June at 6:45pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:20pm.

Monday 4th of July:

U-16’s: Athea U-16’s are away to St. Kieran’s on Monday night 4th of July at 7:30pm. Cars will be leaving the village at 6:45pm.


GAA Vhi Cúl Camp:

Vhi GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. The Cúl Camps will run from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm. The cost of the camp is €55 for the first child, €45 of the second child and €35 for third and forth child. You can now book on line at www.vhiculcamps.gaa.ie or contact Jacqueline for more information


Coiste na nÓg on line:

You can now view all our notes, fixtures, results and pictures of Athea Coiste na nÓg on the Athea GAA website. Just go towww.atheagaa.com and click on the ” Coiste Main Page” for all the latest news and information on the Club.


Athea GAA


Intermediate Football Championship 3rd Round

Athea V Gerald Griffins in  Abbeyfeale this Friday June 24th at 7.45 p.m.


Club Draw:

The 2nd Club draw will be held at White’s Bar after the Match on Friday night.


Athea Golf Society

The forecast was very bad for  Saturday morning last with heavy rain showers expected but we were pleasantly surprised at Killorglin Golf Course with just a few light showers to contend with. There was a good turnout for the competition which was won by Paul Curry with Tom O’Keeffe in 2nd place. Category B went to Philip Woulfe  and Michael O’Connor Jnr. won category C. Nearest the pin was Tim Ahern and  Paul Stack took the longest drive. Martin O’Reilly won the  guest prize.

Our next outing is to Beaufort on July 12th.  More details later.


Winner of the competition Paul Curry with Captain Gerry Tuohy

Athea Motorcycle Racing Co. Ltd

Calling all interested in Road Safety


I am writing to inform you of an exciting opportunity to increase you family’s awareness of road safety issues. As you will be aware each year Athea Road Races Ltd hold a two day competitive motorcycle road race around the Slí na Sláinte.


In the past this event has attracted its fair share of motorcyclists but is rather exclusive!


This year is going to be different, as well as the road race activity on Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th July the event is staging a Road Safety awareness campaign.


The Following events are planned

Tuesday evening 19th July 19.30 – 21.00 presentation by Dr Kieran Murphy on Road Traffic Collision and medical scene management. All Community responders are expected to attend and any member of the community families friends and children. Venue: Con Colbert Hall.

Wednedsay 20th July 19.30 – 21.30 www.Bikesafe presentation Great Rides DVD, combined with introduction of www.FBoS awareness. Hosted by Rodge Byrne Bikesafe and FBoS qualified. All Motorcyclists welcome and CFR’s any other interested parties: Venue: Gables Function room.

Thursday 21st July 19.30 -20.45 Garda Traffic Corps presentation from “Crashed Lives”, series. Hosted by Garda Tony Miniter. Venue: Con Colbert Hall, all members of the community welcome.

Friday 22nd July from 12.00 the Road Safety Authority of Ireland will be in attendance with the www.RSA/Shuttle vehicle in the Main Street Athea. The shuttle will be open throughout the road races. An absolute must see-do visit for all ages. Lots of interactive learning about Safety. Some Hi Viz vests for Adults & Children available. In addition the RSA Audi A4 rollover simulator recently featured by Eileen Magner on the RTE 6-1 News, whilst the shuttle was attending a safety campaign in schools in Co Mayo. A Must visit. Open to all members of the community.

Friday evening Local musical Hero’s recently of the All–Ireland talent contest “ Mad for Road”, live on the outdoor stage in Main Street, Athea, 8pm onwards.

Saturday – Sunday: Road races as planned and advertised locally or Look up www.Athearoadraces

Rodge Byrne

Road safety – Bike safe campaign coordinator

068 44957 – 086 3103233