Athea United Soccer

Saturday, February 8th
U10s away to Mountcollins at 11.30am.
U14s home to Newcastle West at 11.30am
Sunday, February 9th
Junior As away to Carrig Celtic at 11.30am.
Junior Bs home to Adare Utd in League Cup at 2pm.
NOTE – All last weekend’s schoolboys and junior games were cancelled due to the weather (again).
All players / parents please check with their respective managers with any queries regarding times for the coming weeks.
Junior As away to Glin Rovers.
Junior Bs away to Ballingarry.
Our second Last Man Standing Competition is now up and running with week one now complete. On this occasion we have 258 entries and the club would like to thank all those who are taking part. On this first week we had 68 which leaves us with 190 going into week two next weekend. Prize money is €300 and is generously being sponsored by Brown Joe’s Bar, Athea and the club would like to thank Tommy O’Grady for the sponsorship. There is also a sellers prize of €50 for the person that sells the winning line.
Athea Utd will once again be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer Camp at The Vales. The camp will again be on week four from Monday, July 21st to Friday, July 25th. Over the coming weeks we will be publishing more information in our notes regarding the details of the camp etc. So keep an eye out in the club notes

The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, February 4th at White’s Bar are as follows
Jackpot was €12,400. Numbers drawn 5, 18, 25, 29. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Shelia Keane, Listowel. Callum Buckley, TempleAthea. Lilian Fitzgerald, Park, Athea. Ned B White, TempleAthea. Patrick Langan, Glenagragra.
Sellers Eileen Kelly & Denis Murphy.
New Jackpot will be €12,500 on Monday, February 10th at Brown Joe’s.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA

Club Membership:

For those who have not yet become members of Athea GAA Club they can still do so. This is a great way of supporting the Club at only a cost of €20 for the year. The GAA has the largest membership of any sports organisation in Ireland. When one becomes a member of a GAA club, they become part of the GAA family and part of a great community based organisation that continues to enhance the lives of so many people both young and old.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Coiste na nÓg will be holding our registration day on Sunday February 16 in the Clubhouse from 12.00pm to 1.15pm. The registration fee from U6 up to U16 is €25 per child or €40 per family. The winners of the colouring competition and the calendar quiz competition will be announced on the day at 12:30pm. All calendars entries must be in by February 15. Please contact Jacqueline if you have any queries. All new members are welcome. Any child registering for the first time will need to bring a copy of their birth cert. There will be light refreshment served.   


Limerick Senior footballers made the long trip to Markievicz Park in Sligo to play their opening game of the new season in division three of the Allianz football league. Unfortunately, we left our scoring boots at home when we kicked thirteen wides and lost out by two points at the final whistle on a scoreline of Limerick 0-13, Sligo 0-15. Despite losing this Limerick team showed great promise for the year ahead under the new management of John Broudair. The Club would like to wish John and the Limerick Senior footballers the very best for the year ahead. We now play Longford in the Gaelic grounds next Sunday afternoon, when hopefully we will get our first win of the league.