Athea United Soccer


The U-16s will be the first side into action with a home game against Newcastle West Rovers tomorrow night week, Thursday August 22nd with a 7pm kick off at The Vales and the following Thursday night, August 29th they will be away to Ballingarry at 6.50pm. The junior season commences on Friday week with the As home to Carrig Celtic at 6.30pm and the Bs away to Feenagh also at 6.30pm.

There will be a registration night for all schoolboy teams as well as junior As and junior Bs this coming Friday night, August 16th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All new players are especially welcome.

ATHEA UTD REGISTRATION FEES  2013-14 There is no change to the cost of club registration with the registration from the 2012-13 season being applied to the upcoming 2013-14 season

U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.

U/14s €25 per player. U/16s €30 per player.

UNDERAGE FAMILY DISCOUNT –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 registration will be €30 while a family with an U/12 player and an U/16 the registration 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 registration paid. All managers are to collect the respective registration and to implement this club policy.

Would all Junior A and Junior B players please take note of the registration fees for the coming 2013-14 season.
Registration is €50 plus all junior players to sell 100 lottery tickets over the course of the playing season OR sell Last Man Standing Cards.
For the junior players that didn’t sell the 100 lottery tickets or the Last Man Standing Cards last season the registration will be €75.

Thursday, August 22nd 

U16s home to Newcastle West Rovers at 7pm.

Friday, August 23rd 

Junior As home to Carrig Celtic at 6.30pm

Junior Bs away to Feenagh at 6.30pm

Thursday, August 29th

U16s away to Ballingarry at 6.50pm


The training times for our underage teams are listed below and all players should contact their respective managers with any queries regarding times etc

U-8s /U10s on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U-12s on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U-14s on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U-16s on Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Tuesday, August 6th at JP’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €9800. Numbers drawn 16, 18, 24, 30. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Noel McElligott, Listowel. Mickey & Betty c/o Top of t he Town. Susan Griffin, Kildimo. Caroline & Nelius, Athea. Rachel & Mary, Galeside, Athea.
Sellers Margaret Reidy & Mike Buckley.
New jackpot will be €10000 on Monday August 12th at The Top of the Town

The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, August 12th at The Top of the Town are as follows –
Jackpot was €10000. Numbers drawn 4, 15, 17, 27. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Anna Flaherty, Blaine Cross, Athea. Paul McKenna, Duagh. Padraig Horgan, Hillside Drive, Athea. Peggy Cleary, Athea. Pat Griffin, Coole West, Athea.
Sellers Pat Mulvihill & Mike Buckley.
New jackpot will be €10100 on Monday August 19th at Lyons’ Bar.

Athea GAA

Club Draw:

Tickets are still available for our club draw and can be got from our draw promoters, a big thank you to everyone who has generously supported our draw again this year.


Intermediate Championship Round 3:

Athea 2–12 Croom 2–7

Athea Intermediates played a must win third round championship match against Croom on Sunday evening last in Newcastle West. Fresh from their success in last weeks West final our boys were ready for action. We were first on the scoreboard as Pa Ahern tapped over our first point of the match. Croom soon equalized but Denis Greaney blasted the ball to the roof of the net from a tight angle to score a super goal after some great work by corner forward Ger Ahern. Our defence were well on top as Padraig and Michael Reidy were playing a blinder in the back line. Denis was on hand to score two points shortly afterwards, along with another point from Ger Ahern to go six points up after ten minutes. The opposition scored a goal after a lapse in our defence to bring them back into the game. Pa Ahern then had a goal chance but he blasted it over the bar. Kevin Murphy, Ger Ahern and Pa Ahern all exchanged points with Croom to leave us four points up at the break. The second half was much closer, but two early points from Ger Ahern gave us a comfortable lead. Croom rallied and scored three points to Athea’s single point from Pa Ahern. Ger Ahern tapped over a free and shortly after Pa Ahern made sure of victory when his shot went low past the keeper to the corner of the net. A late goal from Croom was not enough and Athea held out for a much deserved win on a scoreline of Athea 2-12, Croom 2-7.

Team: Timmy Enright, Michael Reidy, Padraig Reidy, Shane Tierney, Martin Chawke, Paul Collins, Raymond Brouder, Tom Collins, Jamie Collins, Kevin Mahony, Pa Ahern, Denis Greaney, Kevin Murphy, Mark O’Connor, Gerard Ahern, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Matthew Tierney, Neilus Hunt, Dylan Griffin, Brian McKenna, Gary Vaughan, Kevin O’Keeffe, Patrick Chawke & Darren Murphy.


Friday August 16:


Feale Rangers are at home to Ballysteen/St.Senans on Friday evening August 16 at 7pm. All players to be at the field for 6.30pm

Old Photographs:

The Club are still looking for any old photographs or match programmes from anyone that has them in the parish. Contact John Hunt or Lal Browne.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Friday August 9 & Monday August 12:


Our U8’s were busy last week playing two matches at home in Páirc na nGael. Their first was against Glin, the second was against St. Senans and in both matches the boys and girls did extremely well. A huge crowd of supporters lined both sides of the field for the two matches and all the parents and grandparents were delighted to see the two very exciting matches. Their skill levels were high and they are improving greatly with every match they play and every training session they attend. Hopefully all the boys and girls will keep up the good work by practicing at home and attending training.

Team: Calum Gleeson, Callum Buckley, Brid Hunt, Ellen Smith, James Hunt, Dylan Steward, Donnchadh Barrett, Clodagh Scanlon, Evan Curry, James Lee, Ciaran Hunt, Cillian O’Connor, Tomás Ahern, Michael Walsh, Becky Broderick, James Broderick & Rebecca Collins.

Monday August 5:


Athea 6–12  Dromcollogher/Broadford 0–6

Dromcollogher was the venue as our U16’s travelled there to take on the locals in the league. Having beaten Adare last time out, another good performance was expected and we were not disappointed as these young boys dominated this match from start to finish. We raced into a ten point lead thanks to goals from Brian O’ Connor, James Ryan and Sean Ryan. Dromcollogher/Broadford came back into the game and it was point for point until the break with Padraic Walsh and Joey Kelly also getting in on the score sheet. With a comfortable lead going into the second half, an expected come back by the opposition did not materialise and Athea piled on the pressure for the remainder of the match. Everyone of the six backs Killian O’ Donoghue, Jason Dalton, Conor Fitzgerald, Paul Mahony, Tommy Quaid and Jason Kelly played brilliantly conceding only one point in this half and even though Lorcan McAuliffe had little to do in goals when he was called upon he made a great save. Jack Denihan was prominent at centre forward picking up a lot of breaking ball and linking up with the rest of the forwards. There were great scores taken by our midfield and forwards once again Brian, James, Sean and Padraic adding to their tally, William Sexton and Brian Sheahan also got in on the scoring act with goal and three points between them, leaving the final score Athea 6-12, Dromcollogher/Broadford 0-6.

Team: Lorcan McAuliffe, Killian O’Donoghue, Jason Dalton, Conor Fitzgerald, Paul Mahony, Tommy Quaid, Jason Kelly, Padraic Walsh, Brian O’Connor, William Sexton, Jack Denihan, James Ryan, Brian Sheahan, Joey Kelly, Sean Ryan, JJ Sheehy, Tony McAuliffe, Micheál Dalton & Jack Vaughan.

Coiste na nÓg on line:

You can now view all our notes, results, fixtures 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.

Best of Luck:

Best of luck to the Limerick Senior and Minor hurlers as the contest the All Ireland Semi finals this weekend in Croke Park.