Athea United Soccer

U12 Cup (Sat, November 1st) 

Athea Utd     (2) 3      Eoin O’Shea (2), Michael Tierney (pen)

Bluebell Utd (0) 2

The twelve’s left their league form behind them to turn in a fine display to get the better of Bluebell Utd, the runaway leaders in division three, to progress to the next round of the under twelve cup. From the off we took the game to the visitors and were rewarded with two goals from Eoin O’Shea and we held this lead to the half time whistle. Early in the second half they got a goal back but we restored our two goal advantage when Michael Tierney converted from the penalty spot. There was a penalty at the other end ten minutes later which Bluebell scored from to leave the game on tenderhooks. However we held firm, despite one or two late scares to get through to the next round and a home tie against Pallaskenry

Team – Gavin Mulvihill, Shauna Sweeney, Gavin Ambrose, Mic.hael Tierney, Brandon Finucane, Paric Enright, TJ Hunt, Daire O’Shea, Pierce O’Brien, Eoin O’Shea, Shane Scanlon. Subs Gearoid O’Sullivan, Fionn O’Connell

Referee Ger O’Connor.

U16 Division 2 (Sat, November 1st) 

Carrig Cel    (4) 5

Athea Utd     (2) 2     Liam McAuliffe, Shane Dalton

Team  Cathal O’Brien, Michael Dalton, Timothy Tierney, Cillian Liston, Mark McAuliffe, John Sexton, Milan Williams, Shane Dalton, Jack Vaughan, Liam McAuliffe, Andy Ahern. Subs Joseph Dalton, Daniel McEldowney

Referee Pat O’Connor.

Division 3 League (Sun, November 2nd) 

Athea Utd B     (1) 3

Ballingarry B   (4) 7

Referee Sean Hartnett

No further info received on the B game


Saturday, November 8th

U-10s away to Broadford Utd B at 11am

U-14s away to Ferry Rangers at 1pm


U-10 training on Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U-12 training on Tuesdays 6.15pm to 7.30pm.

U-14 training on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

U-16 training on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Junior training Tuesdays at 8.30pm. Fridays at 7pm.


Athea Utd are again running the very popular Last Man Standing Competition for the coming season. We are after week five where we had 5 fallers thus making 17 left standing in the competition. Those left standing should start thinking of teams to choose should the competition go further than the 6 weeks.

Collins Bar are sponsoring our first of this seasons Last Man Standing Competitions with €300 going to the winner and the club thanks them for their sponsorship. We also have a €50 sellers prize to the person that sells the winning line.


The club extends its deepest sympathy to Pat Buckley, Lower Athea on the death of his mother Marie last week. Pat is one of our sellers and helps out with our lotto draw on Monday nights and again we extend our sympathy on the passing of Marie. May She Rest In Peace.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 3rd at Batt’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €16,300. Numbers drawn 2, 6, 25, 28. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Ellie Harnett, Abbeyfeale.

Jack Keane, Athea. Betty O’Connor, Coole West, Athea. Emma, Jessie, Erin c/o Marian Chawke.

Helen Cline, Rathkeale.
Sellers Mike Buckley & Declan Barrett
New jackpot will be €16,400 at JP’s on Monday, November 10th
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA


U21 Premier Football Championship

Friday October31:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 5-13        

Black and Whites 0-10

Following the disappointment of having no game the previous week our U21s played their first competitive match in the second round of the Premier Football Championship against the Black and Whites in Mick Neville Park on Friday night last. We totally dominated the first half restricting the opposition to two points over the thirty minutes.  Pa Delee got things going with a hat trick of points and Mark O’Connor added a fourth all inside the first ten minutes. The Black and Whites responded with two points of their own to close the gap, then we missed a golden opportunity to increase our lead when a well struck Pa Delee penalty hit the upright and the ball was cleared.

A fine save from Jonathan Fitzgerald kept the opposition at bay and then two points each for Shane Mulvihill and Ryan Carroll gave us a six point lead heading towards half time. Our backs were well on top at this stage not giving an inch and our midfield pairing of Stephen Cahill and Mark O’Connor were dominate around the middle of the park. We then scored two quick goals before the break one each for Matthew Brouder and Ryan Carroll to give us an unassailable lead at half-time, Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 2-08, Black and Whites 0-02. At the start of the second half Shane Mulvihill rose the white flag  but then we seem to fall asleep and the Black and Whites kicked over five unanswered points to give them a glimmer of hope of a comeback.

We stepped up a gear mid-way through the half and Matthew Brouder finished off a fine move when he calmly slotted the ball to the back of the net. Kevin Murphy, Pa Delee and Matthew Brouder all exchanged points with the opposition before Matthew scored his third and Athea/Mountcollins Rangers fourth goal of the night. Maurice Hayes who had come on as a sub finished of the scoring when he tapped over a point and shortly afterwards he then rounded the goalkeeper to score a great goal to leave the final score Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 5-13 Black and Whites 0-10.This was a powerful performance and a great confidence booster as we face our near neighbours Fr. Caseys this Friday night in Mick Neville Park.

Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Timmy Finnegan, Jamie Lenihan, Diarmuid Flanagan, Jason O’Flaherty, Denis Greaney, Dylan Griffin, Mark O’Connor, Stephen Cahill, Shane Mulvihill, Pa Delee, Cian O’Sullivan, Kevin Murphy, Matthew Brouder, Ryan Carroll, Kevin O’Mahony, Gavin O’Reilly, Maurice Hayes, Mikie O’Mahony, Daniel Brosnahan & Liam O’Brien.

Fixtures for November:

Friday November 7:

U21 Premier Football Championship 3rd Round:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play Fr. Caseys in the third round of the U21 premier football championship on Friday night November 7 in Mick Neville Park at 8pm. Players to be at the field for 7.15pm. All support greatly appreciated


The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to Pat Buckley, Lower Road on the recent passing of his mother Marie Buckley. May she rest in peace.

The Club would also like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Lenihan family Mountcollins on the passing of Jackie Lenihan at the great age of 104. May he rest in peace.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

U6 & U8 Parish Tournament:

Weather permitting our U6 and U8 Parish Tournament will take place this Sunday November 9 at 12.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players to be at the field for 12.15pm and must have gumshields.

U12 Parish Tournament:

Weather permitting our U12 Parish Tournament will take place on Sunday November 16 at 12.30pm in Páirc na nGael. All players to be at the field for 12.15pm and must have gumshields.

Athea Gun Club

We held our Long Tail competition on Saturday night last. A great day and night was had by all. Thanks to Johnny & Betty Cotter for food and the use of the room.

1st prize went to Colm Leahy with his bird 39½.

2nd prize went to Michael Ambrose with his bird 39 1/8

3rd prize went to Neilus Mulvihill  38¾

Thanks to Bill Mulvihill for the cup-1st. Prize

and Gerry Mullane for the trophy –2nd. Prize.


As we celebrate our 55th year this year (our club was founded on 10th October 1959) and still going strong, we are holding a dance at the Top of the Town on December 27th.

Prizes are 1st Prize-40” TV. 2nd Prize-€200 Hamper. 3rd Prize-€100 Hamper and 4th Prize-€50 Hamper. Tickets are on sale now from any member of the Gun Club.

Thank you for your support.   Jerry Brouder, Secretary