Athea Utd

by Pat Mulvihill

Division 1 League
Athea Utd A   (0) 3   T Collins, M Horgan (2)
Old Mill        (0) 1

Team: Ahern, Carroll, Collins, P Reidy, Vaughan, Weir, O’Connor, Hayes, Cotter, Mullane, McEnery Subs used: M Horgan, O’Keeffe, M Reidy.
Referee Paul O’Brien.

U/14 Division 2
Athea Utd   (2) 9        J Ryan (4), Sexton (3), Hayes (2)
Adare Utd   (1) 4

Team: Timothy Tierney, Padraig O’Sullivan, Sean Ryan, Cillian Liston, JJ Sheehy, Ronan Hayes, James Ryan, William Sexton, William  McEnery, Jack Gleeson, Gerry Barrett
Referee: Jim Molyneaux.

U/16 Division 2
Athea Utd     (1) 1      P O’Connor
Shannonside (1) 3

Team: Joey Kelly, Jack Denihan, Sean Ryan, William Mullane, Padraic Walsh, Ronan Hayes, Brian O’Connor, Peter O’Connor, JJ Sheehy, Pa O’Connor, Jason Dalton. Subs Tony McAuliffe, Shane Dalton. 

Referee: Jim Molyneaux.

Wednesday, May 9th
U10s home to Glin Rovers at 7pm.
U16s away to Newcastle West Rovers in the cup at 7pm.
Thursday, May 10th
Youths home to Newcastle West Rovers at 7pm.
Saturday, May 12th
Youths away to Kilcornan at 5.30pm.
Sunday, May 13th
Junior As away to St Itas at 5pm.
Monday, May 14th
U10s away to Shountrade at 7.15pm
U14s away to Broadford Utd at 7.15pm.

U/8s on Tuesdays 6 to 7pm
U/10s on Wednesdays 6 to 7pm
U/14s on Monday 6 to 7pm.
Youths on Mondays 7 to 8.30pm, Wednesdays 6.30 to 8pm.
Junior As on Tuesdays and Fridays 8 to 9.30pm.

Our lottery draw took place last night, Tuesday, May 8th and results will be in next weeks Parish News.



Coiste na nÓg



Friday 4th of May:

Our U-10’s played their first matches of the year when they travelled to Foynes to take on St.Senans on Friday evening last. We had two teams togged out and they played two games each against the locals. Both teams did extremely well, with all the boys and girls doing their best on the night. Team: Aidan Curry, Sarah O’ Connor, Adam Byrne,
Laura Dalton, Eoin O’ Shea, Daire O’ Shea, Eoin Sheahan, Josh Mulally, Pierce O’ Brien, Gavin Ambrose, Luke Gleeson, Thomas McEnery, Jack Hunt, Nicola Scanlon, TJ Hunt, Evan Wallace, Andrew O’ Riordan, Colin Broderick, Rhys Keily, Paraic Enright & Denise Carmody.

Upcoming Fixtures for the month of May:

Monday 14th of May:
Athea U10’s have their first blitz away in Kileedy on Monday evening the 14th of May. Cars will be leaving the village at 5:30pm.
Wednesday 16th of May:
Athea U14’s are at home to Gerald Griffins on Wednesday evening 16th of May at 7:30pm. All players to be a the field for 7pm.
Thursday 17th of May:
Athea U12’s are at home to Gerald Griffins on Wednesday evening 16th of May at 6:45pm. All players to be a the field for 6:15pm.
Friday 25th of May:
Athea U8’s have a blitz away in Dromcollogher on Friday evening the 25th of May. Cars will be leaving the village at 5:30pm.
Wednesday 30th of May:
Athea U14’s are away to Old Christians on Wednesday evening 30th of May at 7:30pm. A bus will be leaving the village a 5:45pm.
Thursday 31st of May:
Athea U12’s are at home to Glin on Wednesday evening 31st of May at 6:45pm. All players to be a the field for 6:15pm.

U14’s Tuesday 8th of May:
Training continues this Wednesday evening 8th of May 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.
U12’s Wednesday 9th of May:
Training continues this Wednesday evening 9th of May for our U12’s from 7pm to 8pm in Páirc na nGael. Players are asked to be at the field for 6:55pm.
U10’s Thursday 10th of May:
Training for U10’s is on Thursday night 10th of May from 7pm to 8pm in Páirc na nGael for this week only due to the First Holy Communion on Saturday.
U6’s & U8’s Friday 11th of May:
Training for U6’s & U8’s continues this Friday evening 11th of May 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 County 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 11th of May.

Bag Packing
Athea Coiste na nÓg would like to thank Tesco in Abbeyfeale for allowing us the opportunity to fund raise for the club on Friday and Saturday last. Thanks to everyone who gave so generously to the club. A very special word of thanks to everyone who helped out on both days. It is greatly appreciated.

Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camp:
Once again this year the Cúl Camp will be taking place in Páirc na nGael from Monday 9th of July to Friday 13th of July.

Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Each child receives a FREE Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp Kit and Kit Bag. The Cúl Camps
will run from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm. The cost of the camp is €55 for the first child, €45 of the second child and €40 for third and fourth child. You can now book on line at Jacqueline for more information.Save €5 per child when you register online. See promotional packs of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies for details*
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.

Church Gate Collection:
Our annual church gate collection will be taken up before all Masses next weekend Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of May. Your support would be greatly appreciated.



Athea G.A.A.

West Final:

We lost to St Marys/Sean Finns [Rathkeale] by 3pts in the West  Intermediate Final where the scores finished 1-09 to 1-12.
The game was played in Croagh last Sunday evening. Rathkeale were the better team in the opening half but were aided by a strong breeze and led at the break by 1-07 to 4pts. Three substitutions at the break saw Patrick Ahern come on for Brian McKenna, Ger Collins for Michael Reidy and John Cotter for Tom Greaney. Rathkeale opened the half better and notched over a point from play. Playing first time ball into our full forward started paying dividends. We converted a penalty and followed on with three unanswered points to bring just a point between us. Two more changes saw Brian Ahern and Conor Mullane coming in for Kevin O’ Keeffe and Tom Collins with 20mins to go. We were dealt a blow when Kevin Mahony who was playing well at corner forward suffered an ankle injury and had to come off leaving us with 14 players. We still fought hard to close the gap and we created the chances but just couldn’t
capitalise. With  5 mins to go, a second bookable offense saw us being reduced to 13 players. Rathkeale pulled back another two points and held on to win by three points in the end. It was disappointing to lose our third final in a row but at least we kept fighting till the final whistle. All our focus now will be on the County Championship where our next game will be against Bruree. A speedy recovery to Kevin Mahony and we would like to wish Martin Chawke well in his working

Team in Full: Timmy Enright, Mathew Tierney, Martin Chawke, Denis Greaney, Paul Collins, Mark O’ Connor, Tom Collins, Michael Reidy, Sean McGrath, Joe Vaughan, Kevin O’ Keeffe, Kevin Mahony, Brian McKenna, Tommy Greaney. Subs: Patrick Ahern, Conor Mullane, Brian Ahern, Ger Collins, John Cotter, Michael Ahern, Sean Ahern, Ryan Carroll.