Athea Utd.

by Pat Mulvihill

Division 4 League Cup
Kilcornan B   (1) 2
Athea Utd B   (0) 1      McEnery
(Athea Utd B win 6-2 on agg)

The Bs as expected advanced to the semi finals of the league cup despite losing two one away to Kilcornan B last Sunday afternoon. All the good work was done in the first leg when strikers Ian Murphy and Steven McEnery combined for our five goals and only a monumental collapse in the second leg would have given Kilcornan some hope. That scenario never really materialised as a determined Athea advanced six two on aggregate and will now face Shannonside in the semi final with the first leg taking place in Shanagolden on Sunday week.
The match last Sunday saw Kilcornan take a goal advantage into the half time interval and early in the second half they made it two nil  before Steven McEnery quickly halved the deficit on the day and that was as near as Kilcornan came as we defended very well from this to the final whistle and so we progress to the last four. We have already beaten Shannonside twice in the league but this is no guarantee that the two legged semi will be easy so plenty of hard work to be done and hopefully we can reach back to back league cup semi finals.

Team: Woulfe, Geoghegan, Brouder, Greaney, McGrath, Kiely, Nash, K Murphy, Tierney, McEnery, I Murphy.
Subs used: White, Cronin, McMahon.
Referee: Eoin Barrett.

U19 League Cup
Rathkeale     (0) 3
Athea Utd     (0) 0

Team: Mullane, K Murphy, J Sheehan, Carroll, S Sheehan, P O’Connor, Griffin, Woods, I Murphy, Dillon, Horgan,
Referee: Pat King.
U/10 Division 2
Athea Utd     (0) 0
Shannonside   (2) 4
Team: Tomas McEnery, Michael Tierney, Evan Wallace, Andrew O’Riordan, Eoin O’Shea, TJ Hunt, Brandon Finucane, Jack Gleeson, Gavin Ambrose, Pierce O’Brien, Daire O’Shea, Aidan Curry, Eoin Sheahan, Shane Scanlon, Paraic Enright.

Saturday, April 14th
U14s home to Kilcornan at 11.30am.
Sunday, April 15th
Junior As away to Rockhill Rovers at 2.30pm
Monday, April 16th
U10s away to Breska Rovers at 7pm.
Tuesday, April 17th
U16s home to Shannonside at 6.45pm.

U/8s on Tuesdays 6 to 7pm
U/10s on Wednesdays 6 to 7pm
U/12s on Thursdays 6 to 7pm
U/14s on Monday 6 to 7pm.
Youths on Mondays 7 to 8.30pm, Wednesdays 6.30 to 8pm.
Junior As & Bs on Tuesdays and Fridays 7 to 10pm.
NOTE: U/16 training is now finished for the season.

The results of our lottery draw for Monday, April 9th at The Top of the Town are as follows –
Jackpot was €3100. Numbers drawn 7, 13, 14, 31.

No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to Anna Flaherty, Blaine.

Mary Curley, Ardagh. Peg Mulvihill, Athea.

Mary Mahoney, Coole West. Casey Shiels, Ballyhahill.
Sellers Top of the Town & Pa Walsh.
New jackpot will be €3200 on Monday, April 16th at Donie’s.


Athea Coiuste na nÓg


Wednesday 4th of April:

Athea 2-7 (13)  Crecora 1- 12 (15)

We travelled the long journey to Crecora on Wednesday evening last for our next game. We had a great start to the game with two unanswered points from William Sexton and James Ryan. Both teams were evenly matched in the first half with Crecora just shading it by two points at the end of the half, the score was 06-04. Crecora started the second half the brightest and mounted the pressure on the Athea defence. A solid display from the full back line of Micheál Ambrose
(full back) TJ Doherty and Padraig O’ Sullivan kept us in the game, keeping their markers scoreless. With our backs against the wall the true character of the team came to the fore. This was epitomised by the display of Sean Ryan (centre field) having a brilliant game working hard to keep Athea in check during Crecora’s purple patch, displaying some excellent fielding and defending. Inspired by this
performance the team came together and blitzed the Crecora defence. At this stage Timothy Tierney, Micheál Dalton and Liam McAuliffe were introduced and gave their markers plenty to deal with. Athea were now flying high with James Ryan and William Sexton dissecting the Crecora defence. With the collective effort of the team in full flow Athea fought back and scored 2 goals to bring the game to a thrilling end. Unfortunately, our comeback came a little too late, leaving Crecora lucky winners on a scoreline of Athea 2-7 Crecora 1-12. Team: Conor Fitzgerald, Padraig O’Sullivan, Micheál Ambrose, TJ Doherty, Cillian Liston, James Ryan, Mark McAuliffe, JJ Sheehy, Sean Ryan, Alan Kelly, William Sexton, Shane Dalton, William McEnery, Brian Sheahan, Donnacha McEnery, Jack Gleeson, Timothy Tierney, Liam McAuliffe & Micheál Dalton
Wednesday 11th of April:

Athea U14’s have received a walkover from Gerald Griffins on Wednesday evening, so instead there will be training on at 6:45pm in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6:40pm.
Monday 23rd of April:
Athea U16’s are at home to St.Kieran’s on Monday evening the 23rd of April at 6:45pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:10pm.
Thursday 26th of April:
Athea U12’s are away to St.Senans on Thursday evening 26th of April at 6:45pm. Cars will be leaving the village at 5:50pm
Friday 27th of April:
U8’s: Athea U8’s have their first Blitz at home on Friday evening 27th of April at 6:30pm in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6:10pm.

Training continues this Wednesday evening 11th of April for our U14’s from 6:45pm to 7:45pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:40pm.
Training continues this Wednesday evening 11th of April for our U12’s from 7pm to 8pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:55pm.
U6,U8’s & U10’s:

Training for U6’s, U8’s and U10’s continues this Friday evening 13thof April from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael.

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 20th of April.

Bag Packing
Athea Coiste na nÓg will be bag packing in Tesco in Abbeyfeale on Friday and Saturday 4th & 5th of May. If there is anyone willing to help out for an hour or two, please contact Jacqueline or John Hunt as soon as possible. A refund amount of €10 will be offered to parent(s) of children, who are registered with the Coiste na nÓg for 2012, when they help out the club with fundraising during the year.


Athea G.A.A.

Result, West Semi Final

Athea 2- 09 Fr Casey’s 1- 10

We had a well deserved win over neighbours Abbeyfeale last Saturday evening. We dominated possession for most of the game and probably should have won by more.  We will now play Rathkeale in the West Intermediate Final.  Best on the night for Athea were Podge Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Paul Collins, Kevin O’Mahony, Jamie Collins and Pa Ahern.

Team: Timmy Enright, Podge Reidy, Tom Collins, Matthew Tierney, Michael Reidy,  Paul Collins, Denis Greaney, Gerard Collins, Jamie Collins, Sean McGrath, Joe Vaughan, Pa Ahern, Kevin O’Mahony, Kevin O’Keeffe and Brian McKenna

Subs: Martin Chawke, Tom Greaney, Brian Ahern, Mark O’Connor, Sean Ahern, John Cotter and Gerard Ahern.

Best of luck to Denis Greaney and Mark O’Connor who are on the Limerick Minor panel who are playing Waterford this Saturday evening.


Athea Golf Society

Our next outing is to Adare on Sat. April 21st. This our first visit
to this championship golf course and we look forward to a great day.

There will be a meeting at the Top of the Town on Tuesday 17th to make
arrangements. All those wishing to participate should have their names
in before the meeting.