Athea Utd.

Jack and David O'Connor pictured at the FAI Soccer Camp at The Vales Last week

Last week we hosted the 2012 Eflow Summer Soccer School at our splendidly laid out grounds at The Vales. The overall consensus of everybody involved was that it was another hugh success while all the groups also made use of the synthetic pitch and this was very well received by all of the participants.
All the kids enjoyed the week learning the skills of the game in a friendly and fun environment and also making new friends in the process.
Head Coach for the week was Conor Nestor with the coaches being Maurice Hayes and Aisling Russell who all struck up a very good rapport with the kids. Needless to say they are all eagerly looking forward to 2013.

Anyone interested in playing junior soccer for the season ahead, new to the village or just want to get fit are asked to contact Paudie Lynch on (087)2884814

The club extends its deepest sympathy to the family, relations and friends of Danny Mulvihill, Lower Dirreen who passed away last week. May He Rest In Peace.


Brothers Micah and Ryan O'Connell pictured with Head Coach Conor Nestor at the FAI Soccer Camp at The Vales last week

The results of our lottery draw for Monday, July 30th at White’s Bar are as follows
Jackpot was €4700. Numbers drawn 13, 18, 29, 31. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to Joan Moroney, Shanagolden.

V. Mahony, Listowel. Dermie Moynihan c/o Kerry Co-Op. Michael O’Grady, Rathkeale. Eileen Mulvihill, Listowel.
Sellers Agatha & Doreen.
New Jackpot will be €4800 on Monday, August 6th at Brown Joe’s.






Athea U8's who took part in a Blitz in Mick Neville Park last weekend

Athea Coiste na nÓg



Our U8’s took part in a very successful  Blitz in Mick Neville park on a wet Saturday morning last. They did extremely well against the three teams they played, Fr. Casey’s, St. Kieran’s and Askeaton. Each and everyone of them gave a 100% in the matches, you could see the determination written on their faces as they challenged and chased for every ball that came their way. They also scored some fantastic goals and points throughout the Blitz along with a fine display of catching, kicking and passing. The coaches were very proud of how they all played and now look forward to our next Blitz at the end of the month.

Panel: Daire O’ Shea, James Lee, Callum Buckley, Gavin Mulvihill, Evan Curry, Dylan Steward, Gearóid Ó Sullivan, Conor Mullane, Michael Walsh & Calum Glesson.

Upcoming Fixtures for the month of August:

Wednesday 8th of August:

Athea U12’s are at home to St. Senan’s on Wednesday evening the 8th of August in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6:15pm.

County Semi-final:


Athea U-14s are away to Knockainey on Wednesday evening the 15th of August. Cars leaving the village at 6:15pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday 18th of August:


Athea U-10s have a Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Saturday the 18th of August. Time to be confirmed.

Friday 31st of August:


Athea U-8s have a Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday the 31st of August. Time to be confirmed.


Training for U12 continues this Wednesday evening 1st of August in Páirc na nGael from 7pm to 8pm.

Training for U6’s, U8’s & U10’s continues this Friday evening 3rd of August from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael.

U14’s Tuesday 7th of August:

Training for U14’s continues next Tuesday evening 7th of August from 6:45pm to 7:45pm in Páirc na nGael. All players to be at the field for 6:40pm.

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.


Athea G.A.A.


Our Annual Church Gate Collection is on this bank holiday weekend August 4th/5th.

Your support will be very much appreciated.



Our next Club Draw takes place this Saturday evening at Gerard White’s Bar.




We play Feohanagh / Castlemahon this Friday evening in Feohanagh at 7pm in the Final Round of the Intermediate Football League.

A win will see us through to the Semi-finals

Junior B’s

Championship Play-off to qualify for the Quarter Finals

Athea  V Knockaderry in Tournafulla at 7pm Bank Holiday Monday 6th August

Minor 12 a-side

Athea V St. Kieran’s in Coolcappagh Thursday Aug 9th at 7pm


RESULTS last week

Intermediate Football League Tues 24th July –

Athea 1-07 to Bruff 1-08

Minor 12 a-side Wed 25th July –

Athea 4-15 to St. Senan’s 3-03

Minor A Champ Friday 27th July–

Feale Rangers 2-11 to Daithi Brudairs 0-9

Well done to Athea Minors They are progressing well in both the 12 a side and Minor A Championships.