Athea United Soccer

PREMIER DIVISION (Sunday, April 13th)
Broadford Utd A   (0)3
Athea Utd A       (1)2    Kevin O’Keeffe, Dylan Griffin

Team: Pa Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Martin Chawke, Tom Collins, Joe Vaughan, Jamie Collins, Conor Mullane,
Kevin O’Keeffe, Gerard Ahern, Dylan Griffin, Cillian O’Connor. Referee Paul O’Brien.
U14 DIVISION 2 (Saturday, April 12th)
Athea Utd 2           Jack O’Connor, John Sexton
Askeaton  4
Referee Pat O’Donnell


Our second Last Man Standing Competition is now well under way. Last weekend we had 24 in contention but with only 2 fallers we still have 22 in contention. Prize money is EURO 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 EURO 50 for the person that sells the winning line.
The results of our weekly lottery draw held on Monday, April 14th at The Top of the Town are as follows
Jackpot was €13,400. Numbers drawn 4, 9, 10, 16. No jackpot winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Dan Dineen, Ballylongford. The Ryans, Lower Athea. Marlyn & Ivan Lucid, Causeway. Angela O’Flaherty, Listowel. Sean Fitzgerald, Athea.
Sellers Liz Gould & Pat Buckley.
New jackpot will be €13,500 on Tuesday, April 22nd at Donie’s.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5
On behalf of the Mulvihill and Lynch Families, following the death of my mother, Peg Mulvihill I wish to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to all our family, friends and neighbours for all their brilliant support over the past few weeks. The spirit of generosity will never be forgotten or equalled and again on behalf of our family our heartfelt thanks once again.


 Athea United wishes to extend sincere sympathy to Pat and Kathleen on the sad loss of their mother Peg. Peg was a great family woman and always had a great sense of humour. She’ll be sadly missed by family and friends.

Domhnall & Lillian wish to extend sincere sympathy to Pat and Kathleen on the death of their mother Peg. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Athea GAA


Friday April 11:

Junior B:

Athea 0-07    Glin 2-12

Athea Junior B’s played their first match of the West league when they played Glin at home in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening last. We were first out of the traps when Brian Murphy scored a great point after just thirty seconds. Glin responded with a few points of their own but two great points from Neilus Hunt levelled the match midway through the half. Soon after John Cotter rose the white flag to edge us a point in front, Roger Ryan was busy in goals pulling off a couple of fantastic saves, but could do nothing about the goal Glin got after twenty five minutes. Glin added a further point just before half time to leave us three points down at the break. In the second half Glin piled on the pressure and extended their lead by scoring a goal and three points in the first ten minutes. Sean McGrath and John Cotter reduced the lead but Glin dominated the last ten minutes and  won out on a scoreline of Athea 0-07, Glin 2-11.Team: Roger Ryan, Eoin McCarthy, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Mike Ahern, Jason Dalton, Matthew Tierney, Brian Ahern, Tomas Mullane, Neilus Hunt, Brian Murphy, Sean McGrath, ColmHassett, John Cotter, Sean Ahern, Neilo Keane, Garry Carroll, Dan McMahon, Emmet White, Liam O’ Brien, John Geoghegan & SonnySheehan.

Saturday April 12:

County Intermediate Football League:

Athea 0-10       Glin 1-12

Athea played their second game of the Intermediate league away to Glin on Saturday evening last. Playing with the wind in the first half we led by five points to one after fifteen minutes thanks to points from Pat Ahern, Jamie Collins and Martin Chawke, but it should have been more as we failed to capitalize when we had most of the possession. A goal from Glin brought them back into the game, further points from Jamie Collins and Denis Greaney left us two points ahead at the break. In the second half Glin were much the better team, outscoring Athea ten points to three. We had a chance to come back late in the game but we missed a penalty and lost out on a scoreline of Athea 0-10, Glin 1-12. We will play Bruff this Saturday night at home at 6pm. Team: Timmy Enright, Raymond Brouder, Padraig Reidy, Michael Reidy, MartinChawke, Dylan Griffin, Conor Mullane, Pa Chawke, Tom Collins, Denis Greaney, Jamie Collins, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Mahony, Pat Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Eoin McCarthy, Sean McGrath, Dan McMahon & Neilo Keane.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Croke Park:

Our U11’s travelled to the capital to take part in the National Go Game Blitzes in Croke Park on Monday last. Athea were one of the lucky clubs chosen to take part as over one thousand children from the thirty two counties played at headquarters over the last three days. Enjoyment was the order of the day and the children, coaches and all who travelled had a fantastic time from start to finish. The maroon and white of Athea graced the green grass of Croke Park as all the boys and girls played their hearts out against teams from Derry, Sligo andLeitrim. This was a great experience for our U11 team and no doubt some of them will play there again in the green and white of Limerick in years to come. On the way home there was a great sing song in the bus led by Derek Byrne and we all arrived safely back in the village at ten o clock. Team: Eoin O’ Shea, Paraic Enright, Adam Byrne, TJ Hunt, Sarah Scanlon, Daire O’ Shea, Meadhbh Donovan, Gavin Ambrose, Brandon Finucane, Andrew O’ Riordan, Amy Ryan, Dermot Pierse, Pierce O’ Brien & Michael Tierney.

Wednesday April 9:


Athea 6-07    Shamrock Gaels 1-04

Our U15s got off to a great start in their championship when they easily beat Shamrock Gaels In Banogue on Wednesday evening last. A goal each for Jamie O’ Brien and Sean Ryan inside the first five minutes had us in control from the start. Our mid field and backs were excellent denying the home team any chance of good possession, Another goal from Micheál Ambrose and points from Alan Kelly and Sean Ryan gave us a nine point lead at the break. The second half was no different with early goals from John Sexton and Jack O’ Connor killing off any chance of a Shamrock Gales come back. Super points from Sean Ryan and Liam McAuliffe extended our lead and a late goal fromMicheál Ambrose left the final score Athea 6-07, Shamrock Gaels 1-04. Team: Jamie O’ Mahony, Micheál Dalton, Shane Ambrose, MarkMcAuliffe, Daniel McEldowney, Cillian Liston, Jack Vaughan, Micheál Ambrose, Sean Ryan, Jack O’ Connor, Alan Kelly, Liam McAuliffe, John Sexton, Jamie O’ Brien, Brian Sheahan, David O’ Connor and Sean Sheehan.


The Club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Mulvihill family of Blaine on the recent passing of Margaret (Peg) Mulvihill. May she rest in peace.