Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill

U/10 Cup
Athea Utd            (0) 0
Granagh Utd A     (4) 9

Team: Evan Wallace, Danny Brady, Thomas McEnery, TJ Hunt, Michael Tierney, Andrew O’Riordan, Gavin Ambrose, Aidan Curry, Eoin Sheahan, Brandon Finucane, Daire O’Shea, Eoin O’Shea, Shane Scanlon, Paric Enright.
Referee: Colm Dalton.

U/19 League Cup
Glin Rovers  (1) 2
Athea Utd     (1) 1         Mark Horgan

Team: Michael Mullane, Jason O’Flaherty, Sonny Sheehan, Jamie Sheehan, Mark O’Connor, Liam O’Connor, Shane Mulvihill, Mark Horgan, Ian Murphy, Michael Woods, Dylan Griffin. Sub used: Peter O’Connor.
Referee: Sean Hartnett


Sunday, March 18th
Junior As home to Pallaskenry in the League Cup at 2.30pm


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.


Athea Utd Schoolboys will be holding a Fun Table Quiz at The Top of the Town this coming Friday night week, March 16th with the action getting underway at 9.30pm. Once again we will have quizmaster extraordinaire Johnny Mathews at the helm and he has promised a few easy questions for the opening few rounds. As usual there will be numerous spot prizes on the night so make sure to keep this Friday, March 16th free in your diary and we will see ye all at The Top of the Town. Oh and don’t forget to bring a friend, or two. A great night out is assured.


The time has come again to start thinking of what to do for the summer even though it sounds like a long way off. Again this year Athea Utd will be one of the hundreds of venues throughout the country that will be hosting a FAI Summer Soccer School which this year will be sponsored by eFlow and will be known as the eFlow Summer Soccer Schools 2012. This years programme will run nationwide from July 2nd to August 31st.

The Athea Utd camp will again be held at The Vales and will run from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 27th so keep these days looking free for the eFlow Summer Soccer School at The Vales. More details in the club notes in the coming weeks.

The results of our lottery draw for Monday, March 12th at Brown Joe’s are as follows – Jackpot was €6000.
Numbers drawn were 6, 9, 15, 18.
No jackpot winner.
Lucky Dips to  Philomena Kelliher, Kilmorna.

Agatha Barrett, Athea.

Eileen Mackey, Dublin.

Katie Flaherty, Glin.

Pa Ahern, Garrygloss.
Sellers Agatha & Ita McMahon.
New jackpot will be €6100 on Monday, March 19th at Batt’s Bar.


Athea Coiste ne nÓg

Thursday 8th of March:

Athea 0-4    Adare 3-0
Athea U14’s travelled to Adare on Thursday evening last to take on the locals in the replay of the Feile Peile “B” competition.We got off to the brighter start when William Sexton got Athea’s first point. Soon after, Adare scored two quick goals to leave the score at half time Athea 0-1 to Adare 2-0. In the second half, Athea took the game more to Adare with three great points coming from William Sexton, JJ Sheehy and Ronan Hayes, we were unlucky not to score a couple of more when we hit the post twice in the second half. But then a late Adare goal dashed any hopes of Athea coming back. The final score was Athea 0-4, Adare 3-0. We would like to thank all those who travelled to Adare to support the team.


Team: Timothy Tierney, Padraig O’ Sullivan, Michael Ambrose, Micheal Dalton, TJ Doherty, Ronan Hayes, Cillian Liston, James Ryan, JJ Sheehy, Alan Kelly, William Sexton, Shane Dalton, William McEnery, Brian Sheahan, Donnacha McEnery, Jack Vaughan, Liam McAuliffe, Sean Ryan & Jack Gleeson.

Hurling Training for U8’s & U10’s:
Hurling training for U8’s and U10’s has now finished in the hall.
Training will continue in Dromtrasna school on Friday evening.

Coiste na nÓg calenders are still on sale at Paul Collins’ shop and from the coaches. The calendar contains pictures of teams from U6 up to U16. They cost €5 each and would make a lovely presents for people at home or abroad.

If there is any child that still wants to register they can still do so. The cost of registration is €25 for one child and €40 for a family of 2 or more. A refund amount of €10 will be offered to parent(s) who help out the club with fundraising during the year. For any child who will be registering with the club for the first time it will cost €15.

Club gear:
Club hoodies for both adults and children are now available to order at a cost of €30 each and for children up to the age of 12 they will cost €25 each. There are also children’s tracksuits available to order at a cost of €15 up to the age of 12 and €18 for 12 years and over.
Please contact Jacqueline for more details. Last date for orders is Friday 23rd of March.


Limerick got their third win in Division 4 of the Allianze Football League when they beat Kilkenny by 32 points in Newcastle West on Saturday evening last. It was great to see John Galvin back in action after a long lay off due to injury. The final score was Limerick 1-30 Kilkenny 0-01.

 Athea GAA

Junior B League Round 1
Our first game of the season starts off with our Junior B Team.
We play Drom-Broadford at home in Pairc na nGael next Sunday 18th March at 12.00.

West Intermediate Championship
We are fixed to play Glin in the West Intermediate Championship Quarter Finals on Bank Holiday Monday 19th March at 4.30pm in Abbeyfeale.

Minor Championship
We have entered two Minor Competitions this year. We have our own team in the Minor 12 a-Side competition and we have amalgamated again with Mountcollins to compete in the Minor A Competition.
There will be three Minor Games before the Exams, two Minor 12 a-side games and one Minor A Game. All 3 games will be played in March.

Fixtures as follows:
Minor 12 a-Side
Round 1 Athea V Cappagh-Kilcornan in Athea Thursday 22nd March at 6.00pm
Round 2 is scheduled to be played the following Thursday 29th March
away to Castlemahon – fixture to be confirmed next week.
Minor A
Round 1 Feale Rangers V Shannon-Gaels in Athea Friday 23rd March at 6.00pm

 Athea Golf Societry

The season is starting again with an outing to Adare Manor on Saturday March 24th. Tee times from 11.00 to 12.15.

The usual meeting to make arrangements will be held at the Top of the Town on Tuesday 20th at 9 p.m. All members will receive a text in the next few days. Please reply before the meeting to have your name on the competition sheet.

As this is the start of a new year we welcome new members to join us. If you are interested, just give your name to any  of the current members or come along to the meeting on Tuesday.