Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill

Pictured is Agatha Barrett who was presented with her cheque for €6200 by members of Athea Utd AFC after she recently won the Athea Utd Weekly Lottery Jackpot. Also in photo is Aggie Barrett.

Division 4 League Cup
Athea Utd B  (2) 5    I Murphy (3),

McEnery (2)
Kilcornan B   (0) 0

Team: Woulfe, Geoghegan, Brouder, Greaney, McGrath, Horgan, Nash, K Murphy, Tierney, McEnery, I Murphy.
Subs used Dalton, Kiely, McMahon.
Referee Jim Molyneaux.

Division 1 League
Athea Utd     (1) 3       G Collins (2), Weir
Adare Utd     (0) 0

Team: Carroll, M Reidy, J Collins, T Collins, P Reidy, Horgan, O’Keeffe, Ahern, G Collins, Weir, Murphy,
Subs used O’Connor, Vaughan, Chawke.
Referee Sean Hartnett.

Thursday, April 5th
U10s home to Shannonside at 6.30pm. Players to be at The Vales for 6pm.

Saturday, April 7th
U12s home to Kildimo Utd at 11.30am. Players to be at The Vales for 11am.
U19s away to Rathkeale at 2.30pm. Leaving at 1.15pm.

Sunday, April 8th
Junior Bs away to Kilcornan B in the league cup at 2.30pm

Monday, April 9th
U10s away to Ballingarry at 11.30am. Leaving at 10.20am.

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.
U/16s on Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm.
Youths on Mondays 7 to 8.30pm, Wednesdays 6.30 to 8pm.
Junior As & Bs on Tuesdays and Fridays 7 to 10pm.

The results of our lottery draw for Monday, April 2nd at JP’s are as follows –Jackpot was €3000.

Numbers drawn 7, 8, 10, 15.

No Jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to Richard O’Connor c/o Mgt Reidy.

Ann Lynch c/o Doreen. Paul Collins, Athea.

Mai & John Quirke, Rathronan, Athea.

Anne Rothery, Duagh.
Sellers Agatha & Paudie Reidy.
New Jackpot will be €3100 on Monday, April March 9th at The Top of the Town.


Coiste na nÓg

by Jacqueline O’Connor


Wednesday 28th of March

Athea U14’s took to the field against St.Marys/Sean Finn’s on Wednesday last in Páirc na nGael. Athea opened the scoring when William Sexton scored a great point. Soon after William got his second before St.Mary’s/Sean Finn’s opened their account with a point. James Ryan was next to score when after a great solo run he found the back of the net. The opposition scored a point followed by a goal to level the
match half way trough the first half. Athea dominated the rest of the half with JJ Sheehy scoring 1 goal and a point, William Sexton scoring his third point and a goal just before half time by Brian Sheahan left us 8 points up at the break. In the second half we started brightly with Ronan Hayes scoring two great points, but then St.Mary’s/Sean Finn’s took over scoring a goal and 5 points without reply. We then scored two points one each from Alan Kelly and JJ Sheehy to put us 4
points up, but a goal and a point late on by St.Mary’s/Sean Finn’s left the score level at 3-8 a piece at full time.

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

Monday 2nd of April:
Athea U16’s took on St.Senans in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening last, despite a good start including a superb goal from Padraic Walsh, St. Senan’s were much the stronger team and ran out easy winners in the finish.
Team: Kieran Harnett, Roger Carmody, Lorcan McAuliffe, Padraic Walsh, Jack Denihan, Killian O’ Donoghue, Tommy Quaid, Jason Dalton, Joey Kelly, Paul Mahony, Jason Kelly, Padraig O’ Sullivan & Thomas Flaherty.

Wednesday 4th of April:
Athea U14’s are away to Crecora Manister this Wednesday evening the 4th of April at 6:45pm. A bus will be leaving the village at 5:15pm sharp.
Wednesday 11th of April:
Athea U14’s are at home to Gerald Griffins on Wednesday evening the 11th of April at 6:45pm in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6:15pm.


Training continues this Wednesday evening 4th 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.

Training continues this Wednesday evening 4th of April for our U16’s from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:25pm.
U6,U8’s & U10’s:

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

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 14th of April.

Limerick senior footballers traveled the long journey to Fermanagh on Sunday last and came away with a very impressive draw against the table toppers on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-13.


Athea G.A.A.

West Minor Championship

Athea 1 17 Castlemahon 0 11.
The minors made it two wins from two with a hard fought win away to Castlemahon. this bwas a much tighter game than the scoreline may suggest. The vital score was a Kevin O`Mahony goal in the beginning of the second half. We had impressive performances from Gary Vaughan, Mark O`Connor, Kevin O`Mahony, Shane Mulvihill, Sonny and Jamie Sheehan.

Team: Johnathan Fitzgerald, Mike Mullane, Mark O`Connor, Denis Greaney,Gary Vaughan, Thomas Sexton, Kevin O`Mahony, Shane Mulvihill, Ryan Carroll, Kevin Murphy, Jamie Sheehan,Sonny Sheehan, Subs: Jamie O`Brien, Eoin Horgan and Padraig Walsh.

Club Draw:
It’s that time of year again. We are promoting our local club draw with €10,600 euros in prize money to give out.
We have a special prize of €1,000 at the start for all fully paid up members to the draw.

Cash Prizes as follows: 8 x €500,  8 x €250, 24 x €150 Entry per draw is just €10 with a total of eight draws. First draw to take place in early May. Our draw promoters will be out selling in your area in the  coming weeks. Alternatively, you can contact any member of the committee and we will be delighted to have you signed up for this year’s draw.
Our Intermediate team plays Fr. Casey’s in the Semi-final of the West Intermediate Championship. The game takes place in Mountcollins this Saturday 7th April at 6.30pm.

County Intermediate Championship

Athea v Pallasgreen on Friday April 27th in Askeaton


Athea Ladies Football

Athea——–4-3     Gerald Griffins—– 2-0
Athea U12 girls played their first game of the league when they took on Gerald Griffins in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening last. In an evenly contested first half it was Athea who opened the scoring when Meadhbh Murphy scored a great goal. Our midfield pair of Aoife Curtin and Ciana Murphy were very busy covering all areas of the field.
Rachel Greaney and Grace Ryan were on top in the half back line before Aibhilín Murphy got Athea’s second goal. Just before half time, Gerald Griffins pulled a goal back to leave us three points ahead at the break. In the second half, our forwards continued to impress with Ciara Hunt and Nicole Fitzgerald playing very well. Meadhbh Murphy got her second goal of the game and then scored a great point to put us
seven points up. Ciara O’ Shea, Niamh McDonagh and Sinead Hunt dealt with everything that came their way in the backs and a great performance by Michelle Curtin in goals kept the opposition at bay. Aibhilín Murphy got her second goal of the game as the subs that had come on Noelle Curtin, Claire Carmody, Maura Broderick and Jade McMahon were all playing their part. Gerald Griffins then got a goal but two great points from Emer Lenihan insured victory for Athea on a
scoreline of 4-3 to 2-0. Team: Michelle Curtin, Sinead Hunt, Ciara O’Shea, Niamh McDonagh, Grace Ryan, Rachel Greaney, Aoife Curtin, Ciana Murphy, Ciara Hunt, Aibhilín Murphy, Nicole Fitzgerald, Emer Lenihan, Meadhbh Murphy, Noelle Curtin, Claire Carmody, Maura Broderick & Jade


Athea Community Games

The Community Games Committee would like to thank Athea GAA who are currently in the process of installing a Long Jump Facility at the High Field.  Anyone interested in coaching Long Jump please contact Mary Hunt on 087 9451030.

Athea was very well represented in Shanagolden last weekend when 19 children attended Art and Handwriting Events.  Well done to all and a big thank you to the parents concerned.

Congratulations to the Under 13 Basketball Girls team that qualified last Sunday for the semi-finals.


Local children who participated in Community Games events at the


Amy Ryan Laura Dalton


Eoin Sheehan Eoin O'Shea








Gavin MulviGearoid O'Sullivan


Claire & Maeve Carmody