Athea Utd Soccer

Glin Rvs     (2) 2
Athea Utd   (4) 7  William Sexton (4), James Ryan (2), Adam Riordan

Team: JJ Sheehy, Padraig O’Sullivan, Ronan Hayes, Cillian Liston, Shane Dalton, Jack Vaughan, James Ryan, Adam Riordan, John Sexton, Liam McAuliffe, William Sexton.  Subs used William McEnery, Donnacha McEnery
Referee Donie Wallace

Killeaney    (1) 4
Athea Utd   (0) 0

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, James Lee, Gearoid O’Sullivan, James Broderick, Daire O’Shea, Evan Curry, Fergal Pierce, Michael Walsh, Callum Buckley, Cillian O’Connor, Calum Gleeson, Dylan Steward, James Hunt, Ciaran Hunt, Donacadh Barrett.
West Limerick Resources was founded in 1993 with the aim of creating jobs in West Limerick and to disperse funding to local organisations and companies. From our clubs perspective we are delighted to be involved with West Limerick Resources. They launched The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) in 2004 which provides part time flexible employment opportunities and we have been lucky enough that in the intervening years to have people employed on The RSS at our grounds at The Vales. Noel Shields, Mike Woods and Ned White have been and are currently on the RSS and there is no doubt that our facilities have been greatly enhanced by the excellent work carried out by them, from maintaining the pitches, lining them for all our numerous matches down through the years, maintaining the roadside area as well as the clubhouse interior. We thank them also for assisting when we hosted the Soccer Camps. A big, big thanks to Tom O’Connor who did trojan work and put in long hours at The Vales and his dedication to detail was instrumental in getting to where we are today. Thanks also to West Limerick Resources supervisors Barry Connolly and Tom Wilmoth who we have dealing with at a local level and we very much look forward to liaising with them long into the future.
In essence the contribution made by West Limerick Resources since its foundation in creating employment/training etc at various levels has been invaluable and the future of the company is vital. We at Athea Utd are extremely lucky and grateful that for the past seven years we have the RSS available to us and we thank West Limerick Resources for selecting us as one of their locations and we very much look forward with working with them long into the future.

The club wishes to extend its sympathy to Tom O’Connor and family on the recent death of his aunt Margaret Mangan, Glensharrold, Carrigkerry. May She Rest In Peace.
The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, September 23rd at Whites Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €10,600. Numbers drawn 10, 18, 19, 27. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Kathleen Hennessy, Ballingarry. Noel McElligott, Listowel. Paddy Molyneaux, Ardagh. Joan Fitzgibbon, Templeglantine. Breda Byrne c/o Chawkes, Gortnagross.
Sellers Mike Buckley & Doreen Cahill.
New jackpot will be €10,700 on Monday September 30th at Brown Joe’s.

Athea GAA

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 September 23:


The under 10 footballers played Duagh in Athea on Monday evening. It was dry but windy and both teams played some good  football in a very close game. It was end to end stuff all the way with players attacking and defending with skill, style and bravery.

Panel: Gavin Mulvihill, Fergal Pierse, Gavin Ambrose, Gearoid O’ Sullivan, Daire O’Shea, Brandon Finucane, Michael Tierney, Paraic Enright, Dermot Pierse, Eoin O’Shea, T.J. Hunt, Conor Mullane, Andrew O’Riordan and Cillian O’Connor.


Congratulations to Ben Stack, Ash Field, Listowel who bought a line from Lal Browne and guessed the score correctly in our Guess the Score competition which we ran for the All Ireland Football Final. We would like to thank all those who supported our fundraiser.


The club would like to congratulate Stephen O’ Connor ( son of Mike and Margaret O’ Connor) and Jackie Vaughan who were married last weekend. May they have many happy years together.