Athea Utd.

by Pat Mulvihill

Youths Division 1
Athea Utd    (3) 3      Dylan Griffin (2), Michael Woods
Kilcornan     (1) 1

Another impressive display by our youths saw them close the gap at the top and now just lie a point behind leaders Kilcornan. We dominated the first half and were full value for our three one interval lead. From the off we took the game to the visitors and denied them any time or space on the ball with our forwards equally effective at closing down the opposition. Eventually our dominance was rewarded when we opened the scoring midway through the first half when Dylan Griffin drilled the ball across goal into the bottom left corner. Five minutes and it was two nil after another flowing move by Athea. It began down our right when the attacking right back Kevin Murphy beat a couple of Kilcornan players and cut into the penalty area and then beat the centre half before rattling the ball off the butt of the post where striker Michael Woods reacted quickest to the loose ball and placed it in the bottom corner. Soon after we made it three nil when Gavin Dillons free kick from the left picked out Dylan Griffin at the back post and his header back across goal found the net. Two minutes from half time Kilcornan got one back after a free kick from their right broke for their forward to score from close range. The second half was a close affair but produced no further goals and we defended brilliantly at times to earn a very good win.

Team: Rici Hanley, Kevin Murphy, Jamie Sheehan, Mark O’Connor, Aaron O’Connor, Maurice Hayes, Shane Mulvihill, Dylan Griffin, Michael Woods, Gavin Dillon, Ian Murphy.Subs used Gary Vaughan, Sonny Sheehan. Liam O’Connor
Referee Pat King.

NOTE: The U/14s received a walkover from Kilcornan in the league while all junior games were called off.


Saturday, February 4th
U/12s away to Newcastle West Rvs at 11.30am

Sunday, February 5th
Junior As home to Carrig Celtic at 11.30am
Junior Bs away to Feenagh B at 2.30pm.


Athea Utd A away to Old Mill
Athea Utd B away to Ferry Rangers


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, January 30th at The Gables are as follows –
Jackpot was €5400. Numbers drawn were 14, 21, 28, 29. There was no jackpot winner.
Lucky Dips to

Ita Dillon c/o Ita McMahon.

Peg Mulvihill, Blaine.

Mike McMahon, Dirreen.

Ann Horgan c/o Kostal.

P O’Keeffe, Abbeyfeale
Sellers Agatha & Pat Mulvihill.
New jackpot will be €5500 on Monday, February 6th at Batt’s Bar.