Athea United Soccer

U10 DIVISION 4 (Saturday, Sept 27th)

Kilcolman Rvs (1) 2
Athea Utd (1) 4

Calum Buckley (2), James Broderick, Donnacha Barrett


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

U12 DIVISION 2 (Tuesday, Sept 23rd)

Athea Utd (2) 5

Pierse O’Brien (2), Andrew O’Riordan (2), Paraic Enright 1.

Newcastle West Rvs (0) 0


Gavin Mulvihill, Gavin Ambrose, Brandon Finucane, Michael Tierney, Daire O’Shea, Pierce O’Brien, Paraic Enright, Eoin O’Shea, Andrew O’Riordan, Jack Vaughan, Conor Mullane. Subs Fergal Pierse, Dermot Pierse, Shane Scanlon, Shauna Sweeney, Fionn O’Connell, Cillian O’Connor.

Referee: Pat King

U14 DIVISION 3 (Saturday, Sept 27th)

Athea Utd (3) 4

Ryan O’Connell, Mike McCarthy, John Sexton Micah O’Connell
Newcastle West B (0) 0


Evan Wallace, Eoin Sheahan, David O’Connor, Ryan O’Connell, Seamus Leahy, Dylan Swift, Mike McCarthy, Micah O’Connell, Jason Dillon, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, DJ O’Connor, Thomas McEnery, Alex McEldowney, Luke Gleeson, Jack Hunt.

Referee: Jim Molyneaux

HOGAN CUP (Sun, Sept 28th)

Granagh Utd (2) 5
Athea Utd B (0) 1 Steven McEnery


Kieran Harnett, John Geoghegan, Padraic Walsh, Joe O’Connor, Jason Dalton, Mark Horgan, Mike Twomey, Ger Collins, Peter O’Connor, Steven McEnery, Colm Hassett. Subs Emmet White, Dan McMahon, Neilo Keane.

Referee: Paudie Manning.

FAI JUNIOR CUP (Sun, Sept 28th)

Athea Utd (0) 1 Tom Collins
Broadford Utd (1) 4


Timmy Enright, Padraig Reidy, Mark O’Connor, Martin Chawke, Tom Collins, Maurice Hayes, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Dylan Griffin, Cillian O’Connor, Kevin O’Keeffe. Subs John Cotter, Conor Mullane
Referee Paul O’Brien.


Saturday, October 4th

U-12s away to Kilcolman Rovers at 12 noon

U-15s home to Newcastle West in the cup at 11.30am

Sunday, October 5th

Junior As away to Rathkeale A at 11.30am
Junior Bs away to Abbeyfeale Utd B in Reidy Cup at 2.30pm


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


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.


Athea Utd are again running the very popular Last Man Standing Competition for the coming season and we had the first week of fixtures take place last weekend. We have 206 entries in the competition and 31 of these fell last weekend thus leaving 175 remaining in the competition. Collins Bar are sponsoring our first of this seasons Last Man Standing Competitions and the club thanks them for their sponsorship. Like last season its €5 to enter and we will also have a €50 sellers prize to the person that sells the winning line.

The club would like to sincerely thank each and everyone of you that has supported us again this time with our fundraiser Last Man Standing. For anyone that is doing it for the first time you might have beginners luck.

Best of Luck and as always your support is very much appreciated.


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 29th at JP’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €15,800. Numbers drawn 4, 11, 13, 24. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – John Kelly, Athea. Damian O’Dwyer, Ardagh. Agatha Barrett, Athea. Joan & Pat Manaher, Athea. Lena Murphy, Coole West.
Sellers Paudie Reidy& Pat Mulvihill.
New jackpot will be €15,900 at The Top of the Town on Monday, October 6th
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

 Athea GAA

Club Draw Results:

Our fourth Club Draw took place last Saturday night at Paul Collins Bar. The following are the winners and once again thanks to all who supported our draw again this year.

€500- Marie Wrenn, Gortnagross, Athea.
€250- Jamie Flynn, Templeathea, Athea.
€150- Ray Brouder, Templeathea, Athea.
€150- Mairead & Patrick Langan, Glenagragra, Athea.
€150- Brian McKenna, Upper Athea.
€150- Ella Collins, Templeathea, Athea.

Fixtures for October:

Wednesday October 1:

West Minor A Semi-Final:

Our Minor combination of Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play St. Mary/Sean Finns in the West Minor A Semi-Final in Mick Neville Park tonight Wednesday Oct 1 at 8.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 7.15pm. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday October 24:


Our U21 combination of Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play St. Johns in the first round of the premier championship on Friday night October 24. Time and venue to be confirmed.

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:


Thursday September 25:

School Team:

Athea N.S. 3-07        Foynes N.S. 3-02

Our School team produced another fantastic performance when defeating Foynes national school on Thursday last. We had a good lead at half time and despite a great comeback by Foynes in the second half we held on to win on a score line of Athea N.S. 3-07 Foynes N.S. 3-02. Our next match is away to Broadford this week. Panel: Colin Broderick, Eoin Sheahan, Eoin O’Shea, Pierce O’Brien, Amy Ryan, Jack Hunt, TJ Hunt, Paraic Enright, Brandon Finucane, Dermot Pierse, Adam Byrne, Daire O’Shea, Conor Mullane & Gearoid O’Sullivan.

Sunday September 28:

U16 Shield Final:

We made the long journey to Claughaun GAA club to take on Na Piarsaigh in the Shield County Final on Sunday last. We started brightly when James Ryan opened the scoring with a point after great work by Ronan Hayes and Liam McAuliffe. We added a second when Ronan Hayes tapped over a free after Sean Ryan had been fouled. Na Piarsaigh got into their stride when they scored a goal and two points without reply but Sean Ryan reduced the gap when he rose the white flag. Two great saves from Conor Fitzgerald in goals kept us in the game but the opposition kept up the pressure and scored three points to increase their lead. For the last ten minutes of the half we played some of our best football and points from Sean Ryan, Mark McAuliffe and James Ryan left the half time score Athea 0-06 Na Piarsaigh 1-06. In second half, Na Piarsaigh upped their game and dominated in all areas of the field. A goal burst midway through the half ended our chances of a comeback but our boys kept going until the end. Ronan Hayes and Jack Vaughan both scored points and James Ryan converted a penalty which he won after a surging run up the middle.

At the final whistle Na Piarsaigh were crowned champions but our boys can hold their heads high as they did extremely well getting to the final after playing some brilliant football throughout the year. Many thanks to all the parents who travelled far and near this year supporting the team and also a big thank you to all those who helped out at the clubhouse afterwards.

Finally the club would like to say a big thank you to Michael Reidy and Kevin O’Keeffe who are stepping down as managers due to other commitments. The time, effort and dedication they have given to the U16 teams over the past number of years have been second to none. It is greatly appreciated by the club and they will be missed.

Team: Conor Fitzgerald, Padraig O’Sullivan, Shane Ambrose, Micheál Dalton, Cillian Liston, Micheál Ambrose, TJ Doherty, Alan Kelly, James Ryan, Liam McAuliffe, Sean Ryan, John Sexton, Brian Sheahan, Mark McAuliffe, Jack Gleeson, Donnacha McEnery, William McEnery, Jack Vaughan, David O’Connor and Jack O’Connor.


Friday October 3:

U6: There is U6 football training this Friday evening October 3 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

U8: There is U8 football training this Friday evening October 3 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

U10: There is U10 football training this Friday evening October 3 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players must have gum shields.

Fixtures for October:

Thursday October 16:


Our U13s are away to Blackrock on Thursday October 16. A bus will leave the village at 5pm. All players must have gum shields.

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