Athea United Soccer


Ballingarry (1) 1                   

Athea Utd  (1) 4    James Ryan, William Sexton, Shane Dalton, Ronan Hayes

The 16s made it two wins from two with a deserved win away to Ballingarry last Thursday night. We opened the scoring through James Ryan but the homeside rallied to be level at the break. However Athea upped their game in the second half and pulled away with goals from William Sexton, Ronan Hayes and Shane Dalton who was scoring his first of the season. Next up is the big one against league favourites Abbeyfeale Utd this Thursday night at The Vales and this will give us an idea where we are at for this season. All players to be at The Vales for 5.50pm.

Team: Timothy Tierney, Michael Ambrose, Cillian Liston, Sean Ryan, Ronan Hayes, Liam McAuliffe, JJ Sheehy, James Ryan, Shane Dalton, Andy Ahern, William Sexton. Subs used Padraig O’Sullivan, William McEnery, John Sexton.

Referee Paudie Manning



Athea Utd A (0) 1   Kevin Murphy

Rathkeale A (0) 3

Team: Mike Keogh, Mathew Tierney, Jamie Collins, Joe Vaughan, Padraig Reidy, Maurice Hayes, Gerard Ahern, Gerard Collins, Kevin O’Keeffe, Kevin Murphy, Mike McCarthy. Subs used Tom Collins, Shane Mulvihill, John Cotter.

Referee Donie O’Gorman.


Adare Utd     (4) 5  

Athea Utd B   (0) 0  

Team: Tom Murphy, Colm Hassett, Sean McGrath, Eoghan Nash, Chris Hayes, Mark Horgan, Pa Chawke, Steven McEnery, Mike McCarthy, Beanie.

Referee Colm Dalton

Thursday, September 5th

U16s home to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 6.30pm

Saturday, September 7th

U12s home to Breska Rvs at 11.30am

Sunday, September 8th   

Junior As away to Newcastle West A at 10.30am

Junior Bs home to Newcastle West B at 1.30pm


U10 Division 4 – Athea Utd, Glantine, Glin Rvs, Killeaney, Mountcollins, St Itas

U12 Division 3 – Athea Utd, Breska Rvs, Feenagh, Ferry Rngs, Kildimo Utd, Mountcollins, Pallaskenry

U14 Division 2 – Adare Utd, Askeaton, Athea Utd, Ballingarry, Glin Rvs, Newcastle West A

U16 Division 2 – Abbeyfeale Utd A, Athea Utd, Ballingarry, Creeves Cel, Glin Rvs,

Newcastle West Rvs


The club are once again running the very popular Last Man Standing Competition for the coming season and at the moment committee members and players have cards available with lines just €5. Prize money for the first Last Man Standing Competition €300 and it is being sponsored by The Top of the Town and the club would like to thank Betty and Johnny for the sponsorship. There is also a sellers prize of €50 for the person that sells the winning line.

The first series of matches for selection take place on the weekend of September 28th/29th/30th.

The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, September 2nd at Batt’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €10,300. Numbers drawn 7, 17, 18, 26. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Agatha Barrett, Athea. Nora Matthews, Athea. Margaret Reidy, Athea. V. Moloney, Listowel. Oliver Barrett, Athea.
Sellers: Brouder’s Shop & White’s Bar
New Jackpot will be €10,400 on Monday September 9th at JP’s.

Athea GAA

Club Draw:

Our Club Draw took place in Batt’s Bar on Saturday evening last and once again thanks to everyone who supported our draw again this year. The following are the winners of Saturday evening’s draw:

€500 The Ryan Family, Lower Athea, Athea.

€250 Maurice O’ Connor, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale.

€150 Denis Lane, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale.

€150 Martin Healy, Coole West, Athea.

€150 Martin Chawke, Gortnagross, Athea..

€150 Michelle & Tracy Mulvihill, Upper Athea, Athea.


Saturday September 7:

Intermediate Championship:

Athea Intermediates play Claughan in the final round of the Championship in Askeaton this Saturday September 7 at 6pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday September 8:

West Minor A Final:

Feale Rangers will play Ballysteen/St. Senans in the West Minor A Final this Sunday evening in Foynes at 6.15pm. A bus will leave the village at 5.15pm. Please make the short journey to Foynes to support the Athea/Mountcollins combination in the final.

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:


Monday August 19:


All roads led to Athea on Wednesday evening last as six teams took part in an U8 Go Games Blitz. Over eighty children from Athea, Fr. Caseys, St. Senans, Knockaderry, Glin and St. Kierans played three games each on the three pitches laid out in Páirc na nGael. There was great excitement amongst the children and their parents as all the boys and girls were doing their best for their respective teams. Athea did very well playing against Fr. Caseys, Knockaderry and St. Kierans. The boys and girls in the maroon and white were displaying all the skills they had learned during the year at training and the coaches are very pleased with the progress they have made. When it was all over there was light refreshments for the teams, their coaches and parents for the huge effort they had put in on the night. Many thanks to our referees David O’Connor, Denis Greaney and Roger Ryan and anyone who helped out on the night. Team: Becky Broderick, James Hunt, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, Bríd Hunt, Ailisa Ahern, Cillian O’Connor, James Lee, Michael Walsh, Donnchadh Barrett, Calum Gleeson, James Broderick, Ciarán Hunt, Niamh Ambrose and Clodagh Scanlon.

Fixtures for September:

Friday September 13:


Athea U10’s have a blitz at home on Friday evening September 13 in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6.10pm and must have gum shields.

Saturday September 14:

U12’s Final day Blitz.

Athea U12’s will take part in the final day blitz in Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale on Saturday September 14. Time to be confirmed.

Monday September 16:

U14 County Shield Semi-Final.

Athea U14’s are at home to Shamrock Gaels on Monday evening September 16 at 6.45pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday September 20:


Athea U8’s have a blitz in Askeaton on Friday evening September 20. Time to be confirmed.