Athea Golf Society

Winners at Captain’s Prize in Newcastle West

Sean Healy receiving the Captain’s prize from Athea Golf Society Captain Jerry Tuohy at Newcastle West Golf Course recently.

Ned Mahony

Other Prizewinners

Tommy White

James O'Mahony






Stephen Reidy and his daughter

Athea Utd.

by Pat Mulvihill



U/16 Div 2

Athea Utd    (2) 5  Padraic Walsh (3), Phillip Daly, Ronan Hayes

Ballingarry  (2) 2

Our sixteens got their league campaign off to a positive start with a deserved win at home to Ballingarry last Tuesday night week. Indeed we had to come from two down early on before being level at the interval before clinical finishing in the second half gave us a five two win. Poor defending from a corner gave the visitors a very soft opener and soon after a counter attack saw their winger finish in style. Then came the comeback with Padraic Walsh drilling the ball inside the left post and the same player equalized from a corner just before the break. Two minutes into the second half we hit the front for the first time when Phillip Daly fired home from close range. It was end to end after this but with William Mullane having a strong game in defence and James Ryan very dependable between the posts there was no way back for the visitors. Padraic completed his hat trick with twelve minutes left with a sweet strike from twenty five yards that nestled in the top right corner. A quick break down the right nearly brought a goal for Jason Dalton who was denied by a last gasp tackle and the ball then squirming inches past the near post. With three minutes left great thinking by Brian O’Connor saw him take a corner quickly to Ronan Hayes and with the Ballingarry defence still organising itself Ronan planted the ball into the far corner. Full time 5-2 to Athea.

Team: James Ryan, Jack Denihan, Killian O’Donoghue, William Mullane, Ronan Hayes, Phillip Daly, Peter O’Connor, Brian O’Connor, Padraic Walsh, William Sexton, Pa O’Connor. Subs used: Tommy Quaid, Jason Dalton and JJ Sheehy.

Referee: Colm Dalton.


U/19 League Cup

Abbeyfeale Utd   (0) 2       Athea Utd        (0) 0

No luck for the U/19s in their second game of the league cup away to Abbeyfeale last Wednesday night with the hosts scoring twice in the second half. The second half didn’t go our way and it was here Dylan Griffin sustained a broken wrist. Glad to say that Dylan underwent a successful operation on Thursday morning and all in the club, especially his teammates wish him a very speedy return to action.

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

Referee: John Roche.


Junior Div 1

Athea Utd  (0) 1   Darren Murphy

Killeaney  (1) 2

We had a local derby to kickoff the new junior season with Killeaney the visitors to The Vales. We had the better of the opening quarter but after this the game evened out and Killeaney hit the crossbar before taking the lead before the break with a very poor goal from our point of view as we had numerous chances to clear the ball. The second half saw us push for the equalizer but a breakaway saw them get a second before Darren Murphy pulled one back with a classy chip over the keeper. We had a good few corners after this but just couldn’t get an equalizer.

Team: Ryan Carroll, Sean McGrath, Martin Chawke, Padraig Reidy, Padraig Horgan, Michael Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Conor Mullane, Darren Murphy, Cillian O’Connor, Steven McEnery.

Subs used: Michael Mullane, David Sheehan and Gary Vaughan.

Referee: Pat O’Donnell


Junior Div 4

Athea Utd  B  (2) 3      Cillian O’Connor, Steven McEnery, Morgan O’Connor

NCW Rvs B     (0) 0

The B’s got off to a good start to their season with a three nil win over Rovers B last Sunday afternoon. We were two up at the break with a Cillian O’Connor free kick and a close range finish from Steven McEnery after a cross from the end line by John Geoghegan. We then clinched the points when Morgan O’Connor scored a half volley ten minutes from time following a corner on the right by McEnery.

Team: Pa Kiely, Colm Hassett, Jason Quille, John Geoghegan, Sean McGrath, Tom Greaney, Morgan O’Connor, Eoghan Nash, Mike Twomey, Steven McEnery, Cillian O’Connor. Subs used :Gary Carroll, Kieran Dalton and Raymond Brouder

Referee: Brian Nash.


Youths Div 1

Athea Utd        (1) 1   own goal          Abbeyfeale Utd   (2) 2

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

Referee: Ger O’Connor


Junior Div 1

Carrig Cel  (2) 4     Athea Utd   (0) 0

Team: Ryan Carroll, Sean McGrath, Martin Chawke, Padraig Horgan, Joe Vaughan, Conor Mullane, Darren Murphy, Kevin O’Keeffe, Steven McEnery, Maurice Hayes, Cillian O’Connor.

Referee: John Roche.



The club wishes a very speedy recovery to Dylan Griffin who broke his wrist during the U/19 league cup match away to Abbeyfeale last Wednesday night.



Wednesday, August 31st

Youths Division 1

Athea Utd away to Newcastle West Rvs at 6.15pm. Bus leaving at 5.15pm sharp.

Thursday, September 1st

U/16 Division 2

Athea Utd away to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 6.45pm. Bus leaving at 6pm sharp.

Saturday, September 3rd

U/16 Division 2

Athea Utd away to Newcastle West Rvs at 11.30am. Bus leaving at 10.30am.

U/19 League Cup

Athea Utd home to Newcastle West Rvs at 2.30pm. Players to be at The Vales for 1.30pm.

Sunday, September 4th

Junior Division 1

Athea Utd away to Newcastle West B at 1.30pm

Junior Division 4

Athea Utd away to St Itas B at 1pm




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

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/12s on Thursdays 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.

NOTE: U/10s will start training on this Wednesday, August 31st 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/guardian must also sign the registration forms.




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.



The results of our lottery draw for Monday, August 29th at JP’s are as follows –

Jackpot was €8800. Numbers drawn were 2, 5, 23, 30.

No Jackpot winner.

Lucky Dips to Michael Brosnan, Upper Athea. Nora Vaughan, Coole West. Padraig Horgan, Hillside Drive. Doreen Cahill, Ardagh. Tracy & Lizzy, Beenanasbig.

Sellers Paudie Reidy & Doreen.

New Jackpot will be €8900 on Monday, September 5th at The Top of the Town.


Coiste na nÓg

by Jacqueline O’Connor

Under 12’s:
Our under 12 footballers travelled to Coolyroe to take on Feohanagh/Castlemahon on Thursday evening last and came home with a victory on a scoreline of Athea 3-9, Feohanagh/Castlemahon 1-1. All players played extremely well on the evening. Team: Timothy Tierney, Cillian Liston, Michéal Ambrose, Mark McAuliffe, Shane Ambrose, Michéal Dalton, Jamie O’ Brien, Sean Ryan, Alan Kelly, John Sexton, Shane Dalton, Liam McAuliffe, Brian Sheahan, David Sheahan, Jack Gleeson, David O’ Sullivan, Gerry Barrett, Grace Ryan, Donnacha Clancy & Joseph Dalton.

U6’s, U8’s & U10’s:

Training for the U6’s, U8’s & U10’s continues this Friday evening 2nd of September at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael.


Training for the U-12’s continues this Wednesday evening 31st of August at 7pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:50pm.


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


Training for the U-16’s continues Sunday evening 4th of September at 7pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:50pm.



Thursday 8th of September:
Athea U12’s are away to St. Mary’s Rathkeale on Thursday 8th of September at 6:45pm. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. 


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.


Athea G.A.A.

Club Draw Results:

1st prize €400 – Eamonn & Yvonne Roche
2nd prize €250-Mary Woulfe, Athea
3rd prize €150-William Broderick,  Templeathea West
4th prize €150-Catherine Woulfe
5th prize €150-Helen O’Shaughnessy
6th prize €150-Jim O’Sullivan, Lower Athea
Promoter’s prize: €50-Denis Collins



West Minor A Final Feale Rangers v Cois Sionna Gaels, Sunday 4th September in Glin at 6.30pm.

Athea and Mountcollins minors play a combination of St Senan’s and Askeaton/Ballysteen in the West final.  Rangers, under new management of Noel Barry, have progressed unbeaten to the final, however on the occasion they beat Gaels were missing a number of their better players.  So a close final is expected.


County Intermediate Championship Athea v Mountcollins Friday 2nd September in Abbeyfeale at 6.45pm.  This is the final round of the championship.  A win or a draw will see qualify for a quarter final place.  Defeat would see the opposition leapfrog us in the group and our exit from the championship.  All support would be greatly appreciated for the above games.


Athea Fishing Club

First of all we would like to welcome Lorraine Mulvihill to the Fishing Club as our new secretary.

There will be an outing on Saturday, September 3rd for the Ladies and Men’s groups. All are welcome.

A bus will leave The Gables at 10.30am. For more information contact Ann Sheehan on 087-1415487