Athea Utd Soccer

Division 3 League (November 18th)

Athea Utd B (6) 7 Steven McEnery (3), Mike McCarthy (2)

Shane Mulvihill, Eoghan Nash

Ballingarry B (1) 1 

Team: Donal Woulfe, Raymond Brouder, Jason Quille, Sean McGrath, Mathew Tierney, Mark Horgan, Eoghan Nash, Pa Kiely, Shane Mulvihill, Mike McCarthy, Steven McEnery.
Subs Colm Hassett, John Geoghegan, Dan McMahon

Referee Paul O’Brien



Saturday, November 24th

U/10s away

to Pallaskenry at 2pm

U/14s home

to Broadford Utd at 11.30am


Last round of U10 games until February 2013 


U/8s on Wednesdays in the hall 6 to 7pm

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 Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm

(All players confirm with relevant managers)


Athea Utd AFC in conjunction with Adrenalin Sport are pleased to announce details of some news that will be of interest to all the players in the club. Currently we are distributing Discount Cards from Adrenalin Sports to all our players. The Discount Cards allows you to a 15% reduction off all regular stock at any of its outlets in Abbeyfeale (Main Street) or in Newcastle West (Upper Maiden Street or Lower Maiden Street). In addition the Discount Card allows you a 10% reduction on any sale stock in either outlets. So we would urge players that are looking to at purchasing any sports attire to support the local Adrenalin Sports outlets.


We completed week nine last Monday night and we are now down to six people who have a chance of winning our last man standing competition sponsored by Leo Geoghegan of Gale Foods, Athea and again we thank Leo for the generous sponsorship. The coming weekends Premier League fixtures are as follows-

FA Premier League weekend Fixtures are as follows

Sunderland v West Brom (Sat @ 12.45pm)

Everton v Norwich (Sat @ 3pm)

Man Utd v QPR (Sat @ 3pm)

Stoke v Fulham (Sat @ 3pm)

Wigan v Reading (Sat @ 3pm)

Aston Villa v Arsenal (Sat @ 5.30pm)

Swansea v Liverpool (Sun @ 1.30pm)

Southampton v Newcastle (Sun @ 3pm)

Chelsea v Man City (Sun @ 4pm)

Tottenham v West Ham (Sun @ 4pm)


Following the very successful tournament held last Christmas Athea Utd are organizing a 7 a side tournament on the Astro Turf at The Vales on  St Stephen’s Day. First game at 11.30a.m sharp. Funds raised will go towards The Great Ormond St Childrens Hospital/Josh O’Mahony Fund and Athea Utd Schoolboys. The tournament is open to players with an Athea connection from 17 years upwards and the teams will be a mixture of current players, ex players, over 35s and ladies. Last year we had 80 players taking part between the quarter finals, semi finals and final.

All interested should give their names and €10 entry fee to Kevin O’Keeffe, Tim O’Riordan, Pa Walsh or John Hunt before Sunday night, December 2nd.

On this night the teams will be picked.

NB:  No late entries will be accepted.

Trophies for the winners and runners up, player of the tournament, best goal, best save and worst miss are being generously sponsored by The Top of The Town, Athea.

To jog the memory last years winning team was Gerard Ahern, Matthew Tierney, Jason Quille, Mark Horgan, Mick O’Connor, Roger Ryan, Ian Murphy and Donal Pierce. 


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 19th at JP’s are as follows –

Jackpot was €6300. Numbers drawn 9, 15, 23, 31.No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to J & T Curley, Ardagh. Damien O’Dwyer, Ardagh. Tom & Jack Jnr c/o Brown Joes. James Muckell, Ardagh. John Barrett, Glin.
Sellers Mike Buckley & Pat Mulvihill.
New jackpot will be €6400 on Monday, November 26th at Peadar’s Bar, Ardagh.


Athea GAA


Our U21 Team combined with Mountcollins [Feale Rangers] are playing the West Final this coming Saturday afternoon @ 2.45pm in Foynes. The Opposition is Strand [a combination of Monagae and Kileedy]. We wish them the Best of Luck and let’s hope we can bring home the Cup. Please come out and support the team if you can.


The Club wish to offer their deepest sympathy to the Reidy Family on the recent passing of Mick Reidy. May he rest in Peace.

 Old Photographs

The Club are currently collecting old photographs, match programmes, match reports etc. If anyone has any of these items from any decade we would appreciate if you would contact a club member. We will make a copy and return the originals. It is hoped to display the items in the meeting room. For more details please contact Denis Collins 087-2957387. Lal Browne 087-2725404 or John Hunt 087-7875378.