Athea United Soccer


Adare Utd (3) 3

Athea Utd (1) 4 Cillian Liston, Sean Ryan, Liam McAuliffe (2)

Team: Cathal O‘Brien, Timothy Tierney, Mark McAuliffe, Michael Ambrose, Cillian Liston, Andy Ahern, Liam McAuliffe, Shane Dalton, Jack Vaughan, John Sexton, Joseph Dalton. Subs Michael Dalton, Sean Ryan

Referee Liam O’Connor


Athea Utd (2) 3 John Sexton, Shane Dalton, Sean Ryan

Glantine (0) 2

Team: Cathal O‘Brien, Timothy Tierney, Mark McAuliffe, Michael Ambrose, Cillian Liston, Shane Dalton, Sean Ryan, Milan Williams, Jack Vaughan, Liam McAuliffe, John Sexton. Subs Michael Dalton, Andy Ahern, Seamus Leahy, Joseph Dalton. Referee Jim Molyneaux


Athea Utd (0) 0 Abbeyfeale Utd B (2) 4

Team: Mike McCarthy, Evan Wallace, DJ O’Connor, Seamus Leahy, Jason Dillon, David O’Connor, Luke Gleeson, Micah O’Connell, Ryan O’Connell, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Thomas McEnery, Andrew O’Riordan. Referee Pat King


Pallaskenry (2) 4 Athea Utd (0) 0

Team: Fergal Pierse, Gavin Ambrose, Brandon Finucane, Daire O’Shea, Michael Tierney, Pierce O’Brien, Jack Vaughan, Eoin O’Shea, Andrew O’Riordan, TJ Hunt, Fionn O’Connell, Geariod O’Sullivan Referee Donie O’Gorman


Saturday, September 13th

U-10s home to Pallaskenry at 11.30am

Sunday, September 14th

Junior As away to Carrig Celtic at11.3am


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.


In 2008 we undertook a major development with the installation of a synthetic training area, known as ‘FIELDTURF’ which 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.

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 8th at White’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €15,500. Numbers drawn 3, 5, 16, 26. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Michael O’Connor, Lower Athea. Moss O’Connor, Ardagh, Brian Scanlon, Upper Athea. Nora Guinane, Abbeyfeale. Sean Fitzgerald, Colbert Street.

Sellers Margaret Dalton & Mike Buckley.
New Jackpot will be €15,600 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, September 15thTickets €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 Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

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 Champions:

Congratulations to our U15 footballers and their coaches Tom Collins, David O’ Connor and Denis Sheahan who won the County final after beating Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening last.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Friday September 05:


Our U10 footballers played Fr. Caseys in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening last. This was another entertaining game with our near neighbours and our young team keeps improving. Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Calum Gleeson, Callum Buckley, James Lee, Michael Walsh, Fergal Pierse, Daire O’Shea, Evan Curry, Dylan Steward, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Cillian O’Connor. Becky Broderick, James Broderick, Clodagh, Rory Mahony & Donnchadh Barrett.

Friday September 5:

U15 County Final:

Athea 2-09               Kildimo/Pallaskenry 1-05

Our 15s were crowned County Champions for a second year in a row when they defeated Kildimo/Pallaskenry by seven points in the final in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening last. Even though the score line suggests we had an easy victory this game was in the balance until the final five minutes. Playing into the breeze in the first half, Brian Sheehan opened the scoring with a point after been set up by Andy Ahern. Sean Ryan was next on the scoreboard with a well taken point. Our half back line of Cillian Liston, Shane Ambrose and Jack Vaughan were well on top and were not afraid to attack forward at any stage. Sean Ryan tapped over a free from in front of goals to extend our lead to three points. Kildimo/Pallaskenry came more into the game at this stage sending in long high balls and got their first point after seven minutes. Another Athea attack resulted in Alan Kelly splitting the post with a great point. Two Further points for the opposition reduced the gap to one point midway through the half. Cathal O’ Brien was solid in goals but had little to do thanks to our hard working back line of Mark McAuliffe, Micheál Dalton and David O’Sullivan who were giving their forwards little chance of scoring. A great move by Athea ended up with Alan Kelly passing a long ball into Brian Sheahan and he blasted it to the net for a great goal. Kildimo/Pallaskenry responded with a point of their own, but soon after Sean Ryan tapped over a free to give us a four point lead at the break, Athea 1-05, Kildimo/Pallaskenry 0-04. We started the second half well and the very impressive Shane Ambrose scored a super point to increase our lead. Our midfield pairing of Micheál Ambrose and Sean Ryan were outstanding and Kildimo/Pallaskenry found it very hard to get the ball past them. Alan Kelly added another point but we suffered a major blow when we were reduced to fourteen men for the rest of the half and the opposition raced up and scored a goal to leave just a goal between the teams. They continued to press but our boys stood strong not giving an inch and dealing with everything they threw at us. With five minutes left on the clock a long ball in was well won by John Sexton and he passed it to the unmarked Jack Gleeson who scored a super goal to the cheers of the huge Athea support who had travelled to the match. John Sexton scored a point shortly after and from the kick out Jack O’Connor fielded the ball and passed it to John Sexton to score his second point in as many minutes.  Kildimo/Pallaskenry scored a point late on but at the final whistle the score line read Athea 2-09, Kildimo/Pallaskenry 1-05. This was a great team effort and great credit to the coaches Tom Collins, David O’Connor and Denis Sheahan for having the team spot on for the final. Many thanks for all who travelled to support our team and to Kildimo/ Pallaskenry for a fine sporting game. Thanks also to the parents that helped out in the Clubhouse afterwards. Team: Cathal O’Brien, David O’Sullivan, Micheál Dalton, Mark McAuliffe, Jack Vaughan, Cillian Liston, Shane Ambrose, Micheál Ambrose, Sean Ryan, Liam McAuliffe, Alan Kelly, Andy Ahern, Jack Gleeson, Brian Sheehan, John Seton, Jack O’Connor, David O’Connor, TJ White, Joseph Dalton & Jamie O’Mahony.

Monday September 8:


Our U12s played Feohanagh/Castlemahon at home in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening last. We opened the scoring when Sarah O’ Connor scored a super point from out near the side line. Soon after Luke Gleeson had the ball in the back of the net. The visitors responded with two points of their own, but Michael Tierney restored our lead when he scored a great goal. Eoin Sheahan was having a super game in the backs as was Gavin Ambrose in the forwards. Just before half time Feohanagh/Castlemahon scored a goal.  In the second half the visitors were quick out of the blocks and scored a goal and three points without reply. Alex McEldowney scored a great goal after a pass from Paraic Enright to close the gap. But Feohanagh/Castlemahon extended their lead with two more points. Alex McEldowney was on the score board again as he rose a white flag after a great passing movement. This was a great team effort with all players doing well especially Alex McEldowney, Colin Broderick, Eoin O’Shea and the excellent Michael Tierney. The team has been improving with every match they have played this year, and you can really see it in those who rarely miss training. Panel: Colin Broderick, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Eoin O’Shea, Danny Brady, Pierce O’Brien, Andrew O’Riordan, Michael Tierney, Gavin Ambrose, Luke Gleeson, Sarah O’Connor, Jack Hunt, Aidan Curry, TJ Hunt, Paraic Enright, Brandon Finucane, Dermot Pierse, Adam Byrne & Thomas McEnery.


Friday September 12:


There is no U6 football training this Friday evening September 12.

Fixtures for September:

Friday September 12:


Our U8s have a tournament in Castlemahon on Friday evening September 12 at 6pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.15pm. All players must have gum shields.


Our U10s have a match away to Fr. Caseys this Friday evening September 12 at 6.30pm. Players to be at the pitch in Abbeyfeale for 6.20pm. All players must have gum shields.

Saturday September 13:


Our U12s have their finals day blitz in UL this Saturday September 13. Time to be confirmed. All players must have gumshields

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 gum shields.

Sunday September 28:

U16 Shield County Final:

Our U16s will play Na Piarsaigh in the Shield County Final in Claughaun on Sunday September 28 at 2pm. Cars leaving the village at 12.30pm. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.