Athea G.A.A.


West Minor Semi-final

 Athea 2 17 Cappagh-Kilcornan 2 06.

The minors qualified for the West 12 a side final after a comfortable victory over Cappagh-Kilcornan last Saturday night. We will now meet St Senan’s in the final this Thursday night in Askeaton. We beat Senan’s in the group stages, they had a very impressive semi-final win over St Kieran’s.

Panel: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Dan Mullane, Dylan Griffin, Thomas Sexton, Mark O’Connor, William Mullane, Jamie O’Brien, Gary Vaughan, Denis Greaney, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin O’Mahony, Kevin Murphy, Ryan Carroll, Maurice Hayes, Jamie Sheehan, Sonny Sheehan, Jason Daly-Flaherty, Eoin Horgan, Michael Mullane.


County Intermediate Championship

Athea 0 06 Gerald Griffins 2 08. 

A disappointing championship came to an equally disappointing end as we lost our final game of the season. The result and results elsewhere mean Athea and Griffin’s avoid a relegation play-off which will now be contested by Bruree and Croom.

Team: Timmy Enright, Mike Ahern, Podge Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Paul Collins, Martin Chawke, Denis Greaney, Michael Reidy, Ger Collins, Sean McGrath, Jamie Collins, Pa Ahern, Tom Greaney, Brian McKenna, Gerard Ahern. Subs: Kevin O’Mahony, Kevin O’Keeffe, Sean Ahern, Conor Mullane, Raymond Brouder, Jason Quille, John Cotter.


West U18 12 a side final

Athea v St Senan’s Thursday 6 September at 6 30 in Askeaton.


A big thankyou to Gerard White’s Bar for his sponsorship again this year.


Athea United Soccer


Having recently come to the attention of their coaching staff at League of Ireland side Wexford Youths and clearly impressing at trials as well as a challenge game in which he also scored Maurice met with Wexford Youths supremo Mick Wallace before signing for their U-19s. There was more good news at the weekend when he was included in the Wexford Youths squad for their opening League of Ireland U-19 game against Limerick which was played in Annacotty. Indeed Maurice was included in their starting eleven and gave a very accomplished display against what was a very strong Limerick which the homeside won 6-2. Wexford trailed by a goal at half time side before Limerick extended it with two quick goals early in the second half. Wexford were back in it when Maurice capped off a fine few weeks when he got his first ever League of Ireland goal to give Wexford a way back into the game. Alas it was the more experienced Limerick that pulled away to take the points.

No doubt a disappointing result but Maurice has come a long way from his early soccer days with the blue and white of Athea Utd to playing League of Ireland with Wexford Youths and capping off his debut with a goal.

Again well done Maurice and we hope to see a few more goals from you during the course of the coming season. The very best of luck as always from all here at Athea Utd AFC.


Wexford Youths next game will be their first home game of the season when they play Galway Utd at Ferrycarrig Park next Sunday at 2pm.

Division 1 League (2nd September)

Athea Utd A (1) 5 Ger Ahern, Darren Murphy (2)

Kevin O’Keeffe, Cillian O‘Connor (pen).

Breska Rvs (0) 0

Team: Pa Ahern, Ryan Carroll, Jamie Collins, Padraig Reidy, Martin Chawke, Kevin O’Keeffe, Padraig Horgan, Ger Collins, Joe Vaughan, Gerard Ahern, Cillian O’Connor.

Subs used Darren Murphy, John Cotter, Conor Mullane,

Referee: G O’Connor.

Division 3 League (2nd September)

Athea Utd B (0) 2 Shane Mulvihill, Pa Kiely.

Kilcornan B (0) 3

Team: Donal Woulfe, John Geoghegan, Jason Quille, Michael Reidy, Ryan Carroll, Eoghan Nash, Cillian O’Connor, Mark Horgan, Raymond Brouder, Steven McEnery, Colm Hassett.

Subs used Pa Kiely, Shane Mulvihill, Sean McGrath.

Referee: G O’Connor.


There is no change to the cost of club membership with the membership from the 2011-12 season being applied to the upcoming 2012-13 season

U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.

U/14s €25 per player.

Youths €35 per player.


There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.

For example a family with an U/8 player and an U/10 player the membership will be€30 while a family with an U/12 player and an U/16 the membership will be €40.


In line with club policy no player(s) will be allowed play for Athea Utd in the schoolboy league or junior league until they have their membership paid. All managers are to collect the respective membership and to implement this club policy.


Sunday, September 9th

Junior As away to Askeaton at 11.30am

Monday, September 10th

U14s away to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 6.30pm

Tuesday, September 11th

U10s home to Creeves at 6.45pm


U/10s on Thursdays 6 to 7.15pm

U/14s on Mondays 6 to 7pm.

U/12s on Wednesdays 7 to 8pm.

Junior As & Bs Fridays 7-10pm

(All players confirm with relevant managers)


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 3rd at The Top of the Town are as follows:

Jackpot was €5200. Numbers drawn 9, 17, 18, 26. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to Kelly Ann Reidy, Croagh. Tom Greaney c/o Brouders Gale View. Shelia Keane, Listowel. James Muckell, Ardagh. Eda Kelly, Newcastle West.
Sellers Agatha & Paul Collins.
New jackpot will be €5300 on Monday, September 10th at Donie’s.


Athea Coiste na nÓg



We travelled to Adare on Thursday evening last to play our final league game against a very strong local side. We played well early on scoring two great points from Shane Dalton, but Adare then put us under pressure and we conceded a few goals despite the best efforts of our defense. Two goals just before half time brought us back into the game but Adare kept up the pressure in the second half and ran out easy winners at the final whistle. Team: David O’Sullivan, David O’Connor, Michéal Dalton, John Sexton, Shane Dalton, Shane Ambrose, Jack O’Connor, Daniel McEldowney, Joseph Dalton & Donnacha Clancy.


Our U10’s took part in a cross cluster blitz in Mick Neville Park recently and they came out of the blocks all guns blazing. Playing teams from Feohanagh/Castlemahon, Mountcollins and Monagea they played their best football of the year and there was outstanding performances from all the boys and girls that played. Team: Sarah O’Connor, Eoin O’Shea, Daire O’Shea, TJ Hunt, Eoin Sheahan, Aidan Curry, Meadhbh Donovan, Laura Dalton, Brandon Finucane, Andrew O’Riordan, Paraic Enright, Colin Broderick, Danny Brady, Gavin Ambrose, Alex McEldowney, Thomas McEnery, Jack Hunt & Evan Wallace.

U6’s & U8’s

Our U6’s & U8’s travelled to Finuge on Wednesday last and played extremely well against the Kerry teams. Our U6’s also made the short journey to Abbeyfeale to take on Fr. Casey’s on Sunday morning and once again did very well.U6 Team: Conor McDonagh, Callum O’Mahony, Rebecca Collins, Callum Buckley, James Hunt, Ciarán Hunt, Tomás Ahern, Brid Hunt, Adam Somers, Evan Curry, Aoife Sheahan, Aisling Donovan, Ailisa Ahern & Katie Byrne. 

U8 Team: Daire O’Shea, Dylan Steward, Cillian O’Connor, James Lee, Conor Mullane, Michael Walsh, Callum Buckley, Gearóid O’Sullivan, James Broderick & Calum Gleeson.

Upcoming Fixtures for the month of August:

Friday 14th of September


Athea U10’s have a Blitz on Friday 14th of September at home at 6.45pm. Players to be at the field for 6.15pm.



Athea U14’s County Shield Semi-final date and venue to be confirmed.

Friday 28th of September


Athea U8’s have a Blitz on Friday 28th of September venue and time to be confirmed.


U14’s Wednesday 5th of September:  

Training for U14’s continues Wednesday 5th of September from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players to be at the field for 6:25pm.

U6’s, U8’s & U10’s Friday 7th of September

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


Predict the score Fundraiser:

Athea Coiste na nÓg will be running predict the score for the All Ireland Football Final between Mayo and Donegal. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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.

Well Done

Well done to James Ryan, Sean Ryan and Padraig O’Sullivan who are members of Templeglantine U14 Hurling team that won the shield final recently.

Athea U6's pictured with Fingue U6's who they played recently. Also in the photo are coaches Nora Hunt, Tim Somers and Michael Donovan



Athea U8's pictured with Fingue U8's who they played recently. Also in the photo are coaches Sean O'Shea, Paul Curry and Mike Buckle





Athea U10's who played in Mick Neville park recently

Athea U6's Rebecca Collins, Brid Hunt, Evan Curry, Ciaran Hunt, Katie Byrne, James Hunt & Aisling Donovan who played Fr. Casey’s last Sunday morning in Abbeyfeale