Athea United Soccer

U10 DIVISION 4 (Saturday, Sept 13th)

Athea Utd (1) 5 Calum Buckley (2), James Broderick (2), Evan Curry

Pallaskenry (0) 0

Team: Donnacha Barrett, James Lee, James Hunt, Callum Buckley, Michael Walsh, Calum Gleeson, Evan Curry, Josh Quilter, James Broderick, Rory Cleary, Rory Mahony, Ciaran Hunt

PREMIER DIVISION (Sunday, Sept 14th)

Carrig Cel (1) 2

Athea Utd (3) 6

Kevin Murphy (2), Dylan Griffin (2), Cillian O’Connor (2)
Timmy Enright, Mark O’Connor, Mathew Tierney, Tom Collins, Padraig Reidy, Maurice Hayes, Shane Mulvihill, Gerard Ahern, Dylan Griffin, Cillian O’Connor, Kevin Murphy. Subs used Conor Mullane, Michael Reidy, John Cotter.

Referee: Pat O’Connor


Saturday, September 20th

U-12s home to Newcastle West Rovers at 1pm

U-16s home to Pallaskenry at 11am

Sunday, September 21st

Junior As home to Broadford Utd in Munster Junior at 10.30am

Junior Bs away to St Itas B at 1.30pm


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 today, 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.


A Basic Awareness Child  Welfare workshop is being held in Killeaney FC in October. Any adult involved in any way with underage soccer has to have this course done. This is a mandatory FAI Course. All underage coaches and any other people interested in doing this course, please contact Tim O’Riordan (087)6966812


Athea Utd will be hopefully starting an U8 Academy in the next number of weeks. Anyone interested in coaching in U8s soccer please contact club secretary Denis Murphy (087)2069900 or any committee member.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 15th at Brown Joe’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €15,600. Numbers drawn 8, 10, 18, 23. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Margaret Dalton, Gortnagross.

B O’Connor, Glantine. Jim McMahon, Upper Athea. Chloe, Leah & Doreen, Ardagh. N.C.A. O’Sullivan, Lower Athea.

Sellers Doreen & Agatha.
New Jackpot will be €15,700 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, September 22nd. Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA

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:


Friday September 12:

U8 Nigel Buicke Tournament:

Our U8 footballers did very well winning the Shield competition in the Nigel Buicke tournament in Castlemahon on Friday evening last. We played a very strong Feohanagh/Castlemhon in our first game and despite our best efforts it was the home team who won out at the final whistle. We then played Mountcollins in the Shield Final shortly afterwards. This was a super game of football and our young boys and girls gave it their all. All the skills of Gaelic football were on display in this match. The kicking, soloing, hand passing and scoring was a joy to behold for all who had travelled to support this team. At the final whistle Athea had won, Captain Brid Hunt accepted the shield on behalf of the team and Limerick Minor hurler Seamus Flanagan presented the whole team with medals. We would like to thank Feohanagh/Castlemahon for inviting us to the tournament and for all the lovely treats afterwards and also to the parents and families who travelled to support this young team. Team: Brid Hunt, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Hunt, Fionn Histon, Jamie Collins, Jack Sexton, James Hunt, Rory Cleary, Niamh Ambrose, Ailisa Ahern, Tomás Ahern, Aisling Donovan & Aoife Sheahan.

Saturday September 13:


The U12 footballers traveled to UL on Saturday morning last for an all-County blitz. This gave us an opportunity to play against teams we had not met before. We had three games against Ballybricken/Bohermore, Ballybrown and Ahane. We had a panel of nineteen players and with the games being 11 a side there was a lot of juggling to get every player plenty of game time. The team played excellent football, displaying all the skills of Gaelic football like high fielding, accurate kicking, scoring, hand passing and tackling. We won our first game comfortably, lost our second game well and very narrowly lost our third game as the players tired against opposition who were playing their first game of the day. With all the chopping and changing, our excellent goalkeeper Colin Broderick was the only player to play every minute of every game. It is hard to single anyone out but there were exceptional displays from Alex McEldowney, Michael Tierney and Eoin O’Shea and overall we were very pleased with the team’s performances as they gave their loyal band of supporters plenty to cheer about. Training continues on Wednesday night at 6.30p.m. 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

Training: Friday September 19:

U6: There is U6 football training this Friday evening September 19 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

U10: There is U10 football training this Friday evening September 19 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for September:

Friday September 19:


Our U8s have a Blitz in Mick Neville Park this 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.

Guess the Score:

We are running a Guess the score competition for the All-Ireland Football Final between Kerry and Donegal this Sunday. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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