Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill

U/10 Division 2

Athea Utd      (0) 0

Breska Rovers  (1) 4


We were at home to Breska Rovers last Saturday afternoon and despite the scoreline the issue was in doubt right up to the closing stages when the visitors scored three late goals to get a flattering final scoreline. Breska started well but gradually the Athea boys started to get motoring with Danny Brady, Paric Enright and Alex McEldowney in defence getting on top while Evan Wallace was very solid between the posts. The skilful Eoin O’Shea and Andrew O’Riordan soon were beginning to put the pressure on the visiting defence and we were very unlucky not to take the lead when Andrew rattled the Breska keepers left hand post. Just before half time the visitors took a rather fortunate lead as our defence backed off from their striker and his shot deflected off a defender and just under the crossbar. The second half saw the visitors have more of the ball but didn’t threaten that much until the final few minutes with those three late goals.

All the squad played well at various stages and if they play as well as last Saturday its only a matter of time before they will be getting their first win.


Team: Evan Wallace, Paric Enright, Danny Brady, Alex McEledowney, Aidan Curry, Eoin O’Shea, Andrew O’Riordan, Luke Gleeson, Jack Hunt, Daire O’Shea, TJ Hunt, Eoin Sheahan, Tomas McEnery.




Saturday, November 12th

U/12s away to Bally Rovers at 1pm.

U/16s away to Shannonside 2.45pm. Bus leaving at 1.30pm.

U/19s home to Creeves Celtic at 2.30pm.


Sunday, November 13th

Junior As away to Glantine at 2.30pm.

Junior Bs away to NCW Rovers B at 11.30am.




U/8s on Saturdays at 12 noon.

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.




Last Saturday in Tralee the Desmond Youths played Kerry in the FAI Inter League and Athea Utd were represended by Kevin Murphy, Ryan Carroll and Ian Murphy. Kevin started at right back and Ryan at left back while Ian came on in the second half. On the day the Desmond Youths ended impressive four two winners with Kevin setting up the first goal while Ian scored their third goal. Their next game will be on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday, November 26th/27th when they will probably on December 17th/18th.

Well done boys.



The results of our lottery draw for Tuesday, November 1st at Peadars Bar, Ardagh are as follows –

Jackpot was €5500. Numbers drawn 11, 14, 19, 31.

No jackpot winner.

Lucky Dips to Mark Horgan Duagh. Geraldine O’Connor c/o Kostal. Paddy O’Connor, Ardagh. Maurice Griffin, Listowel. John Mullins, Ardagh.

Sellers Doreen & Mike McMahon.

New jackpot will be €5600 on Monday, November 8th at The Top of the Town.




The results of our lottery draw for Monday, November 8th at The Top of the Town are as follows –

Jackpot was €5600. Numbers drawn 15, 19, 24, 26. No jackpot winner.

Lucky Dips to Ann Quaid, Athea. Margaret Griffin, Listowel. Margaret Wilmot c/o Kostal. Sean Flaherty, Carrigkerry. Damien O’Dwyer, Ardagh.

Sellers Doreen & Batts Bar.

New jackpot will be €5700 on Monday, November 15th at Donie’s.


Athea Coiste na nÓg



U16 County Final:

Venue: Mick Neville Park Rathkeale at 8pm.

Athea V Naomh Brid:

All roads lead to Mick Neville Park this evening Wednesday 9th of November as our U16’s bid to retain the title of “U16, 13 aside County Champions” which they won last year. It has been a fantastic achievement to reach the County final two years in a row. We want to wish the whole team and their coaches Michael Reidy, Padraig Reidy & Martin Chawke the very best of luck in tonight’s final. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Panel for tonight’s Game: Kieran Harnett, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Roger Carmody, James Ryan, Peter O’ Connor, Dan Mullane, Gary Vaughan, William Mullane, Jason O’ Flaherty, Jason Dalton, Dylan Griffin, Thomas Sexton, William Sexton, Jack Denihan, Padraic Walsh, Jamie O’ Brien, Joey Kelly & Ronan Hayes.


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.