Athea United Soccer

The FAI Summer Soccer School commenced at The Vales last Monday, July 21st and will run to next Friday, July 25th.  We have 65 participants on the camp which is on a par with last years camp. All participants receive an eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools Umbro kit, backpack and football along with a certificate of participation at the end of the week. More details and pictures to follow next week.

All managers from juniors down to schoolboys are asked to return all playing gear from last season to Tim O’Riordan as soon as possible.

Congratulations to A player Kevin O’Keeffe who recently got engaged to Fiona Dee, Ballylongford.


In 2008 we undertook a major development with the installation of a synthetic training area, s
known as ‘FIELDTURF’ and is the only one of its kind in Co. Limerick. And is approved to FIFA standards. There has being a hugh amount of interest from clubs, leagues,
companies in the years since and with the new season only weeks away now is the time to book your slot for either training or leisure as there has been a lot of interest in the past few weeks. The advice is not to delay and phone either Pat on (087)7934417 or Denis on(087)2069900 now as slots are very limited.

Athea Utd this week installed a clothes bank at our grounds at The Vales and which accept clothes as well as other items. The clothes bank will benefit The Street Children of Calcutta as well as providing a very useful service for the people of the parish and its environs.
The clothes bank can accept the following items – (1) Clothes. (2) Sheets. (3) (Blankets. (4) Towels. (5) Shoes. (6) Curtains
Mondays 10am to 3pm. Wednesdays 10am to 3pm. Fridays 10am to 3pm.
Monday – Friday nights from 7pm to 9.30pm.
Saturday and Sundays 10am to 2am.
Alternatively if persons want to avail of the Clothes Bank but the above hours are not suitable they may leave any items with any of the club committee.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 21st at Donie’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €14,800. Numbers drawn 2, 11, 16, 17. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Maureen Stack, Asdee. Billy Dermody c/o Kerry Ingredients. Trish Leahy, Moyvane. James Carmody, Ballybunion. David Ahern, Coole East, Athea.

Sellers Pat Hayes & Betty Cotter.

New jackpot will be €14,900 on Monday, July 28th at Brown Joe’s. Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA



Our Intermediates had a useful workout against near neighbours Moyvane last week. This was in preparation for our all-important Championship game against St. Senans on Friday August 1.

Club Draw 2014:

Tickets can still be bought for our club draw. This year’s total prize money is €11,800. This is a great way of supporting our club and if anyone still wants to buy a ticket please contact anyone of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

Fixtures for July:

Intermediate Championship:

Friday August 1:

Athea Intermediates will play St. Senans in the Fourth Round of the Championship on Friday August 1. Time and venue to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Limerick GAA Draw 2014:

Anyone wishing to join the Limerick Development Draw for this year can do so by contacting any of our ticket sellers or Áine on 087-6954029.

Mouth Guards:

It is mandatory for Insurance purposes for all players from U6’s up to senior level to wear mouth guards at training and matches. Mouth guards can be purchased from Collins’ shop.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Wednesday July 16: U14:

Athea 3-02  St Mary/Sean Finns 4-06
Our U14’s played St Mary/Sean Finns on Wednesday evening last in Páirc na nGael. We got off to a great start when Andy Ahern converted a penalty after Pierce O’ Brien was fouled in the square. The visitors got going after that and dominated for the rest of the half building up a big lead by half time. We were much improved in the second half as our backs tightened up and our midfield started to get on top. John Sexton tapped over for a great point after five minutes and soon after Jack O’ Connor was straight through on goals but was fouled in the square for a penalty. John Sexton stepped up and scored our second goal of the night from the spot. St Mary/Sean Finns hit back with a goal and a couple of points but Daniel McEldowney rose the white flag for Athea again. We tried hard to get scores but time was running out. A fine goal by Jack O’ Connor late on helped close the gap but the opposition held on to win on a score line of Athea 3-02, St Mary/Sean Finns 4-06.  Team:  Cathal O’ Brien, Danny Brady, Micheál Dalton, Joseph Dalton, Jamie O’ Mahony, John Sexton, David O’ Connor, Andy Ahern, Seamus Leahy, Luke Glasson, TJ White, Thomas McEnery, Andrew O’ Riordan, Jack O’ Connor, Pierce O’ Brien, Daniel McEldowney & Aidan Curry.

Thursday July 17th: U12:

Athea 4-07     Glin 3-10

Athea U12’s took on near neighbours Glin in Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening last. It was a lovely evening for football and it was Glin who got the better start scoring a goal and a few points. Athea’s only score in the first half came from the boot of Luke Gleeson when he scored a great point. We went in eleven points down at the break and a mountain to climb in the second half. The half time talk by the coaches worked wonders as this young team came out all guns blazing. A goal by Eoin O’ Shea was soon followed by a point from Michael Tierney. Both sides exchanged points but our defence stood strong, Danny Brady and Pierce O’ Brien were playing out of their skins. Aidan Curry was on hand to fist the ball to the net to narrow the gap. Glin responded with a goal and a couple of points but our team came back again. Luke Gleeson and Eoin O’ Shea scored a goal each. Aidan Curry tapped over two great points to leave just a point between the teams. Time was running out but a super point by Andrew O’ Riordan levelled the match to leave the final score Athea 4-07 Glin 3-10. Panel: Brandon Finucane, Pierce O’ Brien, Danny Brady, Alex McEldowney, Andrew O’ Riordan, Thomas McEnery, Luke Gleeson, Eoin O’ Shea, Jack Hunt, Sarah O’ Connor, Adam Byrne, Aidan Curry, Colin Broderick, Michael Tierney, Gavin Ambrose & Dermot Pierse.

Training Friday July 25:


There is U6 football training this Friday evening July 25 at 6pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.


There is U8 football training this Friday evening July 25 at 6pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday July 29:


Training for U14’s continues next Tuesday evening July 29 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for July:

Monday July 28: U14:

Athea U16’s have a match at home to St. Mary/Sean Finns on Monday evening July 28. Players to be at the field for 6.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

Wednesday July 30: U14:

Athea U14’s are away to St. Senans on Wednesday evening July 30. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.

Thursday July 31: U12:

Athea U12’s are away to Kileedy on Thursday evening July 31. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

Coiste na nÓg on line:

You can now view all our notes, results, fixtures and pictures of Athea Coiste Na nÓg on the Athea GAA website. Just go to and click on the ” Coiste Main Page” for all the latest news and information.


Best of luck to the Limerick Senior hurlers who take on Wexford in the All Ireland Quarter Final this Sunday in Thurles.