Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill

U/19 League Cup

Athea Utd    (0) 2      Michael Woods, Danial Daly.

Kilcornan    (2) 2


The new look Desmond U/19 League Cup got underway last Saturday with five games taking place. The format will see the eleven teams play each other once with each team playing five home and five away games, the top two contesting the league cup final, third and fourth will play a shield final and fifth and sixth playing a plate final.

Our first game was a home fixture with Kilcornan and after a keenly contested ninety minutes a share of the spoils was the outcome and in a way this was a fair result given that we were two down at half time. We showed much more urgency after the break and fifteen minutes into the second half we reduced the gap when a powerful run from midfield by Danial Daly ended with a shot that was blocked with the ball falling to sub Michael Woods who slotted the ball into an unguarded net from close range. Five minutes later we were level when Maurice Hayes played a superb ball to Danial Daly who rounded the advancing keeper before firing home. After this we carried the greater threat but a couple of decent saves by the Kilcornan keeper meant a share of the points for both sides.

Best for Athea were Danial Daly and Jamie Sheehan while Mark Horgan, Shane Mulvihill and Ian Murphy worked very hard as did Michael Woods who made a great impression when introduced. Next up is a derby game away to Abbeyfeale this evening at 6.30pm.


Team: Ryan Carroll, Kevin Murphy, David Sheehan, Jamie Sheehan, Shane Mulvihill, Danial Daly, Maurice Hayes, Dylan Griffin, Mark Horgan, Liam O’Connor, Ian Murphy. Subs used:Michael Woods and Michael Mullane.




Wednesday, August 24th

Limerick Desmond U/19 League Cup

Athea Utd away to Abbeyfeale Utd at 6.30pm.

Friday, August 26th

Junior Division 1

Athea Utd A home to Killeaney at 6.30pm

Saturday, August 27th

Youths Division 1

Athea Utd home to Abbeyfeale Utd at 2.30pm

Sunday, August 28th

Junior Division 1

Athea Utd A away to Carrig Celtic A at 11.30am

Junior Division 4

Athea Utd B home to Newcastle West Rvs B at 2.30pm

Wednesday, August 31st

Youths Division 1

Athea Utd away to Newcastle West Rvs at 6.15pm

Thursday, September 1st

U/16 Division 2

Athea Utd away to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 6.45pm.



The following are the start up dates for the various age groups for the forthcoming 2011-12 season –

The U/16s commence tomorrow night, Thursday, August 25th

The U/10s & U/14’s start on Saturday, September 10th

The U/8s & U/12s starting on Monday, September 12th



U/8s on Saturdays at 11am.

U/10s on Wednesdays 6 to 7pm

U/14s on Monday 6 to 7pm.

U/16s on Fridays 6.30pm to 8pm.

Youths on Mondays and Wednesdays 7 to 8.30pm.

Junior Bs on Tuesdays 7 to 8.30pm and Fridays 8.30 to 10pm.

Junior As on Tuesdays 8.30 to 10pm and Fridays 7 to 8.30pm


NOTE: The U/12s will train on this Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm. All players to bring their €20 membership and to sign up for the new season. Please note that a parent or guardian must also sign the registration form.



U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.

U/14s €25 per player.

U/16s €30 per player.

Youths €35 per player.

Junior As and Bs €50 per player.

For example a family with an U/8 player and an U/10 player the membership will be €30 while a family with an U/12 player and an U/16 the membership will be €40.


UNDERAGE FAMILY DISCOUNT – There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.


IMPORTANT NOTICE – In line with club policy no player(s) will be allowed play for Athea Utd in the schoolboy league or junior league until they have their insurance paid. All managers are to collect the respective insurance and to implement this club policy.



Congratulations to Gerard Ahern and Maura Carroll who got married last Friday in Athea, here’s wishing them all the very best for the future.


Congrats also to Cillian O’Connor who celebrated his 21st birthday last Saturday night with a party with family and friends at The Top of the Town.




The results of our lottery draw for Monday, August 22nd at The Gables are as follows –

Jackpot was €8700. Numbers drawn were 10, 14, 25, 28.

No Jackpot winner.

Lucky Dips to Clare Ryan, Lower Road.

Joan Dunlavey, Athea.

Johnny Cotter, Athea.

Dan Brosnahan c/o Kostal.

Hannah Flynn, Abbeyfeale.

Sellers White’s Bar & Ita McMahon.

New jackpot will be €8,800 on Monday, August 29th at JP’s.


Coiste na nÓg

by Jacqueline O’Connor

U6’s & U10’s: Training for the U6’s & U10’s continues this Friday evening 26th of August at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael.


U-12’s: There is no training for the U-12’s this week.


U-14’s: Training for the U-14’s continues Thursday evening the 25th  August at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:20pm.


U-16’s: Training for the U-16’s continues Friday evening the 26th of August at 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 7:20pm.



Thursday 25th of August:
Athea U12’s are away to Feohanagh/Castlemahon on Thursday 25th of August at 6:45pm. Cars leaving the village at 6pm.

Friday 26th of August:


Athea U-8’s have a Blitz on Friday evening. Time and Venue to be confirmed.

Saturday 27th of August:


Athea U-11’s have a Blitz on Saturday. Time and Venue to be confirmed.


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 to and click on the ” Coiste Main Page” for all the latest news and information.



The Club would like to congratulate Gerard Ahern and Maura Carroll who were married last Friday in Athea. May they have many happy years together.


Athea G.A.A.

by Sean Ahern

Club Draw

Our next draw takes place this Saturday Night in Donies Bar.



The minors have qualified for the West A Championship Final. We play against Cois Sionna Gaels [combination of Ballysteen/Foynes] and the game is fixed for next Tuesday August 30th in Glin at 6.30pm. This team deserves great support so please be in Glin on Tuesday to shout on the lads. Let’s hope we can bring the Cup home across the Gale. Best of Luck to the Minor Team and Management.



The Club would like congratulate Gerard Ahern & Maura Carroll on their wedding day last Friday. It was a fantastic day and celebrations went long in to the early hours of Saturday morning. We wish them both the very best for their future together.

Athea Golf Society

Beautiful weather for the Captain’s Prize at Newcastle West on Saturday last.

The results are:

1st.   Sean Healy

2nd.  Ned Mahony

3rd. Thomas Sexton

4th. Tommy White

5th. James O’Mahony

Longest Drive:  Stephen Reidy

Nearest the Pin:  Ed. O’Connor

Our next outing is to Castlegregory on Saturday 17th September. More news nearer the date.