Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill

Pictured is Tom O'Flaherty who recently won the Athea Utd Lottery Jackpot of €9,100 and was presented with his cheque last Monday night at Brown Joe’s Bar.

Reidy Cup

Athea Utd A   (1) 2     Ger Collins, Cillian O’Connor

Pallaskenry    (1) 1


We opened our defence of the Reidy Cup with a home win over Pallaskenry that was more clear cut than the scoreline suggests. Ger Collins with his first of the season put us ahead but by half time the visitors had managed to be on level terms. We had plenty of chances in the second half to put the game to bed before Cillian O’Connor restored our lead which we held on to quite comfortably. In the second round we will be at home to Granagh Utd.


Team: Noel Healy, Padraig Reidy, Martin Chawke, Tom Collins, Sean McGrath, Padraig Horgan, Ger Collins, Conor Mullane, Kevin O’Keeffe, John Cotter, Cillian O’Connor.

Subs: Darren Murphy, Ryan Carroll, Joe Vaughan.

Referee: Pat O’Donnell.


Reidy Cup

Rockhill Rvs  (2) 2

Athea Utd  B  (0) 2


The B’s were away to Rockhill Rovers on Sunday afternoon and this was a tough ask for Athea as only a few weeks our A’s only narrowly beat them at home by a goal. In the end we went down two nil with both Rockhill goals coming in the opening half.


Team: Garry Carroll, Kevin Murphy, Tom Greaney, Pa Kiely, Jason Quille, Ian Murphy, Mike Twomey, Kieran Dalton, Mark Horgan, Steven McEnery, Bobby Barrett

Subs: William Cronin, Dan McMahon.

Referee: Tony Fitzmaurice.


U/14 Division 2

Athea Utd       (2) 3  Liam McAuliffe (2), Ronan Hayes

Granagh Utd   (1) 1


The 14s were at home to Granagh Utd in a league game last Saturday morning however the game wasn’t finished and the outcome will now be decided by the league committee. The game itself saw Athea open up a two nil lead thanks to goals from Liam McAuliffe and Ronan Hayes before the visitors got one back before the break. Into the second half and Liam extended our lead before proceedings were halted. We now await further developments.


Team: Timothy Tierney, Donnacha McEnery, Cillian Liston, Sean Ryan, William Sexton, William McEnery, Ronan Hayes, James Ryan, JJ Sheehy, Shane Dalton, Liam McAuliffe.

Referee: Colm Dalton.


U/10 Division 2

Bally Rvs  8

Athea Utd 2             Andrew O’Riordan, Eoin O’Shea


Team: Brandon Finucane, Paric Enright, Michael Tierney, Eoin Sheahan, Evan Wallace, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin O’Shea, Amy Ryan, Andrew O’Riordan, Thomas McEnery, Alex McEndowney, Luke Gleeson, Jack Hunt, Daire O’Shea

FAI U/17 Cup

Athea Utd           (0) 1     Michael Woods

Broadford Utd    (2) 4


Team: Paul Kennedy, Gary Vaughan, Thomas Sexton, Aaron O’Connor, Jason Flaherty, Rici Hanley, Dylan Griffin, Peter O’Connor, Liam O’Connor, Michael Woods, Ian Murphy.

Subs used: Dan Mullane.

Referee: Mike Houlihan.




Saturday, October 15th

U/12s away to Granagh Utd at 11.30am.

U/19s away to Ferry Rangers at 2.30pm.

Sunday, October 16th

Junior As home to St Itas A at 11.30am

Junior Bs away to Kilcornan B at 11.30am




U/10s on Wednesdays 6 to 7pm

U/12s on Thursdays 6 to 7pm

U/14s on Monday 6 to 7pm.

U/16s on Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm.

Youths on Mondays and Wednesdays 7 to 8.30pm.

Junior As & Bs on Tuesdays and Fridays 7 to 10pm.




The results of our lottery draw for Monday, October 10th at Batt’s Bar are as follows –   Jackpot was €5200.

Numbers drawn were 5, 6, 11, 32. No Jackpot winner.

Lucky Dips to Agatha Barrett, Athea. Mary Fealey c/o Kostal. Paddy Flavin, NCW. Nora J Dineen, Ardagh. Ita Shine, Upper Dirreen, Athea.

Sellers Agatha & White’s Bar.

New jackpot will be €5300 on next Monday night, October 17th at The Gables.


 Athe Coiste na nÓg


Athea U16s who played Castletown-Ballyagran in the County Quarter-Final



County Quarter Final:

Sunday 9th of October:
Under 16’s:

Athea U-16’s took to the field in Ballyagran on a very windy Sunday morning last to take on Castletown/Ballyagran in the County Quarter final. Even though Athea were playing with the wind in the first half, it was the opposition who opened the scoring with a point. Athea then settled and shortly after were awarded a free on the 21, which James Ryan put over the bar for our first score. Soon after it was the locals who scored again, when after a great block down by William Mullane in the backs the ball broke to one of their forwards who then scored a goal. Athea started to take control and the very impressive James Ryan scored 2 great points before a superb free from Gary Vaughan from way out in the wing sailed over the bar to level the match. Just before half time a great move from Athea ended up with Jamie O’Brien chasing a ball into the square which he punched to the net to put us ahead at half time 1-4 to 1-1. In the second half playing against the wind we were under pressure from the off, but some fantastic defending kept them at bay and despite this, we were first to score in the second half when Gary Vaughan kicked over a great point. After this Castletown/Ballyagran started to pile on the pressure again and scored 3 unanswered points to leave us just one point ahead. But our defence led by Jonathan Fitzgerald and Roger Carmody stood strong and dealt with everything that was thrown at them, backed up by Kieran Harnett who made some fantastic saves at crucial times in goals. Soon after, a Padraic Walsh point, scored at a vital stage of the match put us 2 points ahead, a final flurry by the opposition yielded only a point which left us with great victory and a place in the County Semi-Final on a score line of Athea 1-6, Castletown/Ballyagran 1-5. This game proved to be a great team performance which saw them through at the finish. Well done to all. Team: Kieran Harnett, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Dan Mullane, Padraic Walsh, Jamie O’ Brien, Gary Vaughan, Roger Carmody, William Mullane, Jason Daly O’ Flaherty, Jack Denihan, James Ryan, Joey Kelly, Thomas Sexton, Peter O’ Connor, William Sexton, Jason Dalton & Ronan Hayes. 



U6’s & U10’s: There is no training for the U6’s & U10’s this Friday evening 14th of October.

U14’s: Training continues for the U14’s this evening Wednesday 12th of October @ 6pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 5:50pm.



U-8’s: Our U-8’s are invited to the Castlemahon football tournament which will be held in Coolyroe on this Friday evening 14th of October. Cars will be leaving the village at 5pm.


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.


Fun Day Fundraiser:
Once again our Fun day in aid of the Con Colbert Community Hall had to be cancelled so hopefully it will be fourth time lucky this Sunday 16th of October in Páirc na nGael from 2pm to 5pm. There will be many events taking place on the day that will suit all ages including Sponge throwing, Target shooting, Poc Fada, Novelty Races for Children, Dart Throwing, Pegs on the Clothes Line, Penalty Shootout, Crossbar Challenge & Tug of War. There will be a BBQ, Pony Rides, Bouncing Castle & Face Painting along with the many prizes that can be won on the day. There will also be tea and light refreshments available. Tell all your family and friends that Páirc na nGael is the place to be next Sunday 9th of October and that everyone is welcome and your support would be greatly appreciated in making this day a huge success.


Bag Packing:
Athea Coiste na nÓg will be bag packing this Saturday the 15th of October in Tesco’s Abbeyfeale. If there is anyone willing to help out for an hour or two, please contact Jacqueline or John Hunt as soon as possible.

Athea G.A.A.


West U21 Championship

Feale Rangers 1 12 Ballysteen 0 07.

Rangers qualified for the West semi-final following a well deserved victory in Tournafulla last Sunday evening. Mark O’Connor played well corner back as did Denis Greaney at centre back. Conor Mullane dominated midfield while Ryan Carroll was a constant danger up front.


West U21 semi-final, Feale Rangers v Drom\Broadford Sunday, October 30th at 2 30 in Abbeyfeale.


Club Draw:

Our next draw takes place this Saturday Night 15th October in Brown Joe’s.