Athea United Soccer

U10 DIVISION 4 (Wednesday, April 16th)
St Itas    (3) 4
Athea Utd  (0) 0
Team – Gavin Mulvihill, James Broderick, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Calum Gleeson, Michael Walsh, Daire O’Shea, Fergal Pierce, Callum Buckley, Cillian O’Connor, Conor Mullane, James Lee, Evan Curry.
U10 DIVISION 4 (Saturday, April 19th)
Athea Utd (1)1   James Broderick
Killeaney (1)3
Team – Gavin Mulvihill, James Lee, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Calum Gleeson, Callum Buckley, Daire O’Shea,
Evan Curry, Michael Walsh, James Broderick, Cillian O’Connor, Fergal Pierce, Rory O’Mahony

DIVISION 2 LEAGUE (Friday, April 18th)
Athea Utd B 0
Abbeyfeale Utd B 4
Team: Gary Carroll, Sean McGrath, Mike Twomey, Tom Greaney, John Geoghegan, Pa Chawke, Beanie, Tom Murphy, Emmet White, Steven McEnery, Sonny Sheehan. Subs Colm Hassett, Eoin McCarthy.
Referee Brian Nash

PREMIER DIVISION (Sunday, April 20th)
Athea Utd A 1   Dylan Griffin
Shannonside A 3
Friday 25th April
U12s home to Ferry Rangers at 7pm
Saturday, April 26th
U14s away to Breska Rovers at 2pm
Sunday 27th April
Junior As home to Carrig Celtic in the league cup at 11.30am
Junior Bs home to Ferry Rangers at 2.30pm
Tuesday 29th April
U14s home to Adare Utd at 7pm.

Athea GAA


Saturday April 19:

County Intermediate Football League:

Athea 2-12    Bruff 1-07

Athea got their second win of the league campaign against Bruff thanks to a strong second half performance in Páirc na nGael on Saturday evening last. Pat Ahern opened the scoring with a point and Pa Chawke added another one shortly afterwards. Pat Ahern was on the scoreboard again raising the white flag before Bruff registered their first point of the day. Raymond Brouder was unlucky not to get a goal when his shot flew over the bar for a point. Bruff levelled the game when they scored a goal midway through the half. Pat Ahern restored our lead with a well taken free but the visitors finished the half strongest and we went in at the break two points down. In the second Athea produced a fine performance with our backs in top form giving the Bruff forwards little opportunity to score. It was Pat Ahern who opened the scoring once again with a point. Bruff responded with a point of their own, but Pa Chawke and Jamie Collins soon had us level when they both raised white flags. Pat Ahern capped off a fine performance when he scored a great goal. Bruff scored a point of their own but Gerard Ahern and Pa Chawke increased our lead with a point each. The visitors got their last point of the game with ten minutes to go. At this stage Jonathan Fitzgerald and Conor Mullane were on top at midfield and a point each for Pat Ahern And Sean McGrath along with a great goal from Kevin Murphy sealed Athea’s second win of the league on a scoreline of Athea 2-12 Bruff 1-07. Team: Timmy Enright, Eoin McCarthy, Paul Collins, Michael Reidy, Raymond Brouder, Dylan Griffin,  Denis Greaney, Conor Mullane, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Kevin Mahony, Jamie Collins, Pa Chawke, Kevin Murphy, Pat Ahern, Sean McGrath, Gerard Ahern & Neilo Keane.

Friday April 18:

Minor Football Championship:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 4-09    Daithí Brudairs 0-05

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers got their first win of the minor football championship when they easily defeated Daithí Brudairs in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening last. Points from Timmy Finnegan and Padraic Walsh had us two points up after five minutes. Daithí Brudairs responded with a point of their own but a goal each for Jason Kelly and Padraig Collins gave us a comfortable lead midway through the first half. The visitors tapped over their second point but Athea/Mountcollins rangers had points from Padraic Walsh, Padraig Collins and William Sexton which gave us a ten point lead at half time. After Kieran Harnett made a great save at the start of the second half an expected come back from Daithí Brudairs did not materialise. The Athea/Mountcollins combination worked very well together tight marking at the back and our hard working midfielders gave our forwards plenty of opportunity to launch attacks. Points from Padraic Walsh, Gavin O’ Reilly and Jason Kelly were added to with great goals from Brian O’ Connor and John Lenihan to leave the final score Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 4-09, Daithí Brudairs 0-05. Team: Kieran Harnett, Jason Dalton, Timmy Finnegan, Daniel Brosnan, Diarmuid Flanagan, Keith Murphy, Cian Larkin, Padraig Collins, Gavin O’ Reilly, Jack Denihan, Padraic Walsh, James Ryan, William Sexton, Mikie O’ Mahony, Brian O’ Connor, Jason Kelly, Killian O’ Donoghue, John Lenihan & Tony McAuliffe.

Fixtures for April:

Junior B: Thursday April 24: Round 2:

Athea are away to Gerald Griffins on Thursday night April 24 at 7pm. Players to be at the field for 6.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Intermediate Football Championship: Saturday April 26:

Athea Intermediates will play Feohanagh/Castlemahon this Saturday evening April 26 in Abbeyfeale 6.45pm. Players to be at the field for 6.10pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Intermediate Training:

Intermediate football training continues next Tuesday night April 29 at 7.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must attend.

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.

Car Boot Sale:

The car boot sale was a huge success with a large turn out of people on a beautiful Sunday morning buying and selling the items that were on display. Over eighty children from far and near took part in an Easter Egg hunt around Páirc na nGael covering every blade of grass looking for chocolate. The Club would like to thank all those who supported our fundraiser and anyone who helped out on the day, we look forward to our next car boot Sale over the coming months.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Monday April 21:


Athea 4-13    St. Kierans 0-06

Athea U16’s produced a blistering first half performance to give us our second win of the U16 football championship. James Ryan opened the scoring with a great point after ten seconds and it was all Athea after that until the break. St. Kierans scored two points in this half but further points from James Ryan, Sean Ryan, Shane Ambrose, William Sexton and Liam McAuliffe along with goals from Brian Sheahan, Jack Vaughan and Ronan Hayes gave us an unassailable lead at half time. St. Kierans tried hard to come back in the second half but our backs stood up to the test and constantly broke down the home team attacks. St. Kierans eventually scored two points but William Sexton who had a great game scored two points to restore our advantage. Athea’s work rate in the second half was outstanding as St. Kierans only managed two more points playing with the strong wind. The final score of the game was another William Sexton point and Athea won on a scoreline of Athea 4-13, St. Kierans 0-06. Team: JJ Sheehy, Padraig O’Sullivan, Conor Fitzgerald, Cillian Liston, TJ Doherty, Micheál Ambrose, Shane Ambrose, James Ryan. Alan Kelly, Ronan Hayes, Sean Ryan, William Sexton, Jack Vaughan, Brian Sheahan, Liam McAuliffe, Jamie O’Brien, Donnacha McEnery, William McEnery, Jack Gleeson, Mark McAuliffe & John Sexton.