Athea Utd Soccer


Ferry Rangers (0) 0

Athea Utd (3) 6 Liam McAuliffe 2, Milan Williams 2, Sean Ryan 2
Team: Cathal O‘Brien, Shane Dalton, Michael Ambrose, Cillian Liston, Mark McAuliffe, John Sexton, Sean Ryan, Milan Williams, Jack Vaughan, Liam McAuliffe, Andy Ahern. Subs Timothy Tierney, Michael Dalton.

Referee: Donie Wallace

PREMIER DIVISION (Friday, August 29th)

Athea Utd A (1) 3 Cillian O’Connor (2), Maurice Hayes (pen)

Abbeyfeale Utd A (5) 6

Team: Timmy Enright, Padraig Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Tom Collins, Martin Chawke, Maurice Hayes, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Jamie Collins, Kevin Murphy, Cillian O’Connor. Subs used Dylan Griffin, John Cotter, Conor Mullane. Also Joe Vaughan, Kevin O’Keeffe,

Referee: Donie O’Gorman.

PREMIER DIVISION (Sunday, August 31st)

Shannonside A (4) 5   Athea Utd A (2) 4

Cillian O’Connor (2), Tom Collins Maurice Hayes (pen)

Team: Timmy Enright, Padraig Reidy, Jamie Collins, Tom Collins, Martin Chawke, Maurice Hayes, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Murphy, Cillian O’Connor, Dylan Griffin. Subs Kevin O’Keeffe, Mark O’Connor.

Referee: Liam O’Connor.

DIVISION 3 (Sunday, August 31st)

Athea Utd B (0) 1 Mark Horgan

Carrig Cel B (0) 1

Team: Mark O’Connor, John Geoghegan, Padraic Walsh, Mike Reidy, Jonathan Mulvihill, Peter O’Connor, Gary Vaughan, Ger Collins, Colm Hassett, Mark Horgan, Steven McEnery.

Subs used: Jason Dalton, Dan McMahon, Sonny Sheehan. Also Tony Missorici, Joe O’Connor.

Referee: Sean Hartnett.


Thursday, September 4th

U-14s home to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 6.30pm

Saturday, September 6th

U-12s away to Pallaskenry at 1.30pm

U-16s away to Adare Utd at 3pm. Bus leaving at 1.30pm

Monday, September 8th

U-10s away to Broadford Utd B at 6.45pm


FAI Junior Cup – 1st Round a bye. 2nd Round Athea Utd v Broadford Utd
Reidy Cup – 1st Round Athea Utd B a bye
Hogan Cup – 1st Athea Utd B a bye.


There is no change to the cost of club registration from the 2013-14 season so the fees for the upcoming 2014-14 season are as follows
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.

There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.
For example a family with an U/8 player and an U/10 player the registration will be €30 while a family with an U/16 player and an U/12 the registration will be €40.


In line with club policy no player(s) will be allowed play for Athea Utd in the schoolboy league or junior league until they have their registration paid. All managers are to collect the respective registration and to implement this club policy.

Would all Junior A and Junior B players please take note of the registration fees for the coming 2014-15 season.
For the junior players that didn’t sell lottery tickets or the Last Man Standing Cards last season the registration will be €60.


U-10 training on Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U-12 training on Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30pm.

U-14 training on Fridays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U-16 training on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm


Athea Utd will again running the very popular Last Man Standing Competition for the coming season with the weekend of September 27th/28th/29th pencilled in for the first round of games. Collins Bar are sponsoring our first of this seasons Last Man Standing Competitions and the club thanks them for their sponsorship. Like last season it will be €5 to enter and we will also have a €50 sellers prize to the person that sells the winning line. We would like all sellers to have their cards returned by September 17th.


Mondays 10am to 3pm. Wednesdays 10am to 3pm. Fridays 10am to 3pm.
Monday – Friday nights from 7pm to 9.30pm.
Saturdays from 10am to 2am.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 1st at Donies are as follows –
Jackpot was €15,400. Numbers drawn 1, 6, 18, 31. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mags Hayes, Ballybunion. Paul Mathews, Athea. Nora Gould, Kilmorna. Ina Kelly c/o Paudie Reidy. Margaret Mulvihill, Glin.

Sellers Brouders Shop & Margaret Dalton.
New jackpot will be €15,500 at Whites Bar on Monday, September 8th

Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA

Club Draw 2014:

Tickets can still be bought for our 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.

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.

U15 County Final:

Best of luck to our U15 footballers and their coaches as they contest the County Final against Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Mick Neville Park this Friday evening at 6.45pm.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Saturday August 30:


Our U10 footballers travelled to Foynes to take part in the Billy Kirwin Tournament on Saturday afternoon last. We played Askeaton in the first round and it was a very exciting match. Our young team played extremely well and the match finished all square. In extra time the boys gave it their all and eventually won out to qualify for the cup final. After a short break we faced the host team St. Senans in the final, but the effort Athea put in playing the first match told as a strong home team ran out easy winners in the finish. Well done to our U10s and their coaches Sean O’ Shea and James O’ Connor for doing so well on the day. Many thanks to St. Senans for inviting us to the tournament and for the refreshments throughout the day. Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Calum Gleeson, Callum Buckley, James Lee, Michael Walsh, Fergal Pierse, Daire O’ Shea, Evan Curry, Conor Mullane, Dylan Steward, Conor Fitzgerald, Gearoid O’ Sullivan & Cillian O’ Connor.

Sunday August 31:

U16 Shield Semi-final:

Athea 0-13               Kilteely/Dromkeen 1-09

Our U16s have qualified for the Shield County final after a heart stopping semi-final win against Kilteely/Dromkeen in Kildimo on Sunday evening last. A large crowd of Athea supporters travelled the long journey to witness a game as exciting and as hard as the Kerry/Mayo All Ireland semi-final in the Gaelic Grounds the day before. Kilteely/Dromkeen opened the scoring with a point but John Sexton had us on level terms after great work by the very impressive Mark McAuliffe. The Ryan brothers of James and Sean who were outstanding for the entire match combined well to set up Alan Kelly to score a great point. The opposition responded with two points of their own but Sean Ryan raised the white flag to put us back on level terms. JJ Sheehy in goals made a couple of fine saves but could do nothing about the goal Kilteely/Dromkeen got mid-way through the half. JJ then pulled of another great save to keep us in the game. Our backs were under pressure but with TJ Doherty playing out of his skin the opposition found it hard to break us down. Ronan Hayes tapped over a free to close the gap and just before half time James Ryan exchanged points with the opposition to leave the half time score Athea 0-05, Kilteely/Dromkeen 1-04. It was all to play for in the second half and after a few words of encouragement from their coaches Michael Reidy, Kevin O’ Keeffe and Denis Sheahan, our boys came out with only one thing on their mind. Liam McAuliffe closed the gap with a point after a James Ryan forty five, Ronan Hayes levelled the match with a free and James Ryan fired us into the lead when he won the kick out and drove forward and scored a brilliant point. Kilteely/Dromkeen kicked a point of their own but we hit another purple patch with Sean Ryan, Ronan Hayes, John Sexton and James Ryan all scoring points to give us a four point advantage. We conceded another point, but Ronan Hayes spilt the posts with a well taken free to restore our four point advantage.  Kilteely/Dromkeen did not give up, they came back and put us under all sorts of pressure. They kicked three unanswered points to leave just one point between the teams going into the final stages. The supporters were on edge on the side line but the whole team put in a huge effort until the final whistle and we held on to win on a score line of Athea 0-13, Kilteely/Dromkeen 1-09. This was a mighty team effort and we are now preparing for the final against Na Piarsaigh on Sunday September 28. Team: JJ Sheehy, Padraig O’ Sullivan, Micheál Ambrose, Micheál Dalton, Cillian Liston, Conor Fitzgerald, TJ Doherty, James Ryan, Alan Kelly, Liam McAuliffe, Ronan Hayes, Sean Ryan, Mark McAuliffe, Brian Sheahan, John Sexton, Donnacha McEnery, William McEnery, Jack Gleeson & Shane Ambrose.


Friday September 5:


There is U6 football training this Friday evening September 5 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.


There is U8 football training this Friday evening September 5 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.


There is U10 football training this Friday evening September 5 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for September:

Friday September 5:

U15 County Final:

Our U15s will play Kildimo/Pallaskenry in the County Final in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening September 5 at 6.45pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.40pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday September 19:


Our U8s have a Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening September 19 at 7pm. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. All players must have gumshields.

Saturday September 27:


Our U10s have a Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Saturday morning September 27 at 10.30pm. Cars leaving the village at 9.45pm. All players must have gumshields.

Coiste na nÓg on line:

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