Athea GAA


Our A.G.M. will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday November 29 at 9pm. All are welcome.


U21 Premier Football Championship

Friday November 7:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 1-12         Fr. Caseys 1-10

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers put in a super second half performance to beat near neighbours Fr. Caseys in the third round of the U21 Premier Football championship in Mick Neville Park on Friday night last. We started poorly and it was not long before Fr. Caseys had two points on the board. We were lucky not to be further behind, gaps were beginning to show in our defense as the opposition ran at us, but they missed a few easy scoring chances. After a few close calls we woke up, our defense tightened up, our midfield got more on the ball. Soon after, we were on the scoreboard when Matthew Brouder and Kevin Murphy tapped over a lovely points. Fr. Caseys pulled ahead again but points from Pa Delee (0-2) and Shane Mulvihill had us level with five minutes left in the half. A late surge by the opposition gave them a two point advantage at the break to leave the score line reading Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-5, Fr. Caseys 0-7. In the second half, Fr. Caseys were first on the score board with a well taken point. Then Ryan Carroll’s well struck penalty was brilliantly saved by the Fr. Casey’s keeper but as they attempted to clear the ball it was intercepted and passed into the unmarked Ryan who made no mistake slotting the ball under the keeper into the net. This rallied the team and they put in a powerful display of football for the next twenty minutes. Five unanswered points, the pick of which was Kevin Murphy’s one with the outside of his right foot from an impossible angle. This rattled the Abbeyfeale side as they had no answer for the attacking football of the Athea/Mountcollins combination. Kevin Murphy exchanged a couple of points with the opposition and deep in injury time we conceded a goal to leave the final score Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 1-12, Fr.Caseys 1-10. Our next match is against Oola this Friday night in Rhebogue at 8.15pm.

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, Maurice Hayes, Mikie O’Mahony, Daniel Brosnahan, Gary Vaughan, William Finnegan & Padraic Walsh.

Fixtures for November;

Friday November 14:

U21 Premier Football Championship 4th Round:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play Oola in the Fourth round of the U21 premier football championship on Friday night November 14 in Rhebogue at 8.15pm. Players to be at the field for 7.30pm. All support greatly appreciated

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

U6 & U8 Parish League:

Our U6 and U8 parish leagues took place in Páirc na nGael on Sunday last. It was a great day for all the boys and girls and many thanks goes to the Coaches, Parents and our referee Derek Byrne for all their help during the day. It is greatly appreciated.


Our U6s were quickly into action with both the Kerry and Limerick teams playing some wonderful football. You could not take your eyes of the ball as the play went from end to end for the whole match. The Limerick team was slightly in front at half time but the Kerry team came back in the second half and the match ended in a draw. Afterwards in the clubhouse all the boys and girls got medals and treats for their tremendous efforts on the field.

Limerick: Eric Barrett, Tony Ahern, Caoimhe Ahern & Darragh McCarthy.

Kerry: Molly Hunt, Dylan Finucane, Jamie O’ Mahony, Jamie Flynn, & Jamie Quinn.


The U8s also had an exciting match and the coaches were delighted with level of skill that was on display during the match. Soloing, catching, kicking, scoring points and goals was the order of the day. After a very exciting match it was the Kerry team who were ahead at the final whistle and James Hunt accepted the shield on behalf of the team.

Kerry: Evan Curry, Ciaran Hunt, Aoife Sheahan, Conor McDonagh, Jamie Collins, Fionn Histon, Ailísa Ahern & Tony Ahern

Limerick: James Hunt, Tomas Ahern, Sean Twomey, Callum Buckley, Niamh Ambrose, Brid Hunt, Alex Quinn & Tomas Ahern,

U12 Parish Tournament:

The Under 12 Parish football tournament is on this Sunday November 16 at 12.30p.m. in the High Field. Players to be there for 12.15pm. We have four teams who will play off in a round robin with the top two then playing in the Final. All games will be six minutes per half with only one hop and one solo allowed. All players must have gum shields.
Roscommon: Jack Hunt (Captain), Michael Tierney, Eoin Sheahan, Pierce O’ Brien, Pauric Enright & Cillian O’ Connor.
Mayo: Aidan Curry (Captain), Alex McEldowney, Danny Brady, Sarah O; Connor, Gavin Ambrose & Fergal Pierse.
Carlow: Thomas McEnery (Captain), Brandon Finucane, Evan Wallace, Amy Ryan, Gavin Mulvihill & Gearoid O’ Sullivan.
Limerick: Luke Gleeson (Captain), Eoin O’ Shea, Daire O’ Shea, T.J. Hunt, Conor Mullane & James Lee.
Round One– Roscommon V Mayo. Carlow V Limerick
Round Two– Roscommon V Carlow. Mayo V Limerick
Round Three– Roscommon V Limerick. Mayo V Carlow

Athea United Soccer


U10 Division 4 (Sat, November 8th) 

Broadford Utd B (0) 0

Athea Utd            (0) 2  James Broderick, own goal

Our tens, despite missing some of our regulars last Saturday morning were good value for the two nil win away to Broadford Utd B. This win now puts us level on points with Glantine and Kilcolman Rovers at the half way stage of the season. It was scoreless at half time despite chances at both ends while we had keeperDonnacha Barrett to thank for keeping Broadford out with a brilliant double save near the end of the opening half. We got going early in the second half  and made the breakthrough when James Broderick got behind the home defence and drill the ball low to the bottom right corner. We continued to press forward and got the insurance goal when a well struck shot from Evan Curry deflected off a defender and wrong footed the keeper. Overall a deserved win that leaves us in a good position at this stage of the season.

Team – Donnacha Barrett, Calum Gleeson, Michael Walsh, James Lee, James Hunt, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Ciaran Hunt.

U14 Division 3 (Sat, November 8th) 

Ferry Rangers  (0) 0

Athea Utd         (2) 6

Micah O’Connell (2) John Sexton, Jack O’Connor,

Jason Dillon, David O’Connor

The fourteens made it four wins in a row last Saturday afternoon with a convincing win away to Ferry Rangers to close the gap at the top of the table down to three points. We were two up at half time with goals from John Sexton and Jack O’Connor and after the break Micah O’Connell tacked on two more while Jason Dillon and David O’Connor also finding the Ferry net.

Team – Andrew O’Riordan, Eoin Sheahan, Michael Tierney, Seamus Leahy, Ryan O’Connell, David O’Connor, Mike McCarthy, Micah O’Connell, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, Jason Dillon. Subs DJ O’Connor, Jack Hunt, Luke Gleeson.
Referee Pat King.


Saturday, November 15th

U-12s home to Pallaskenry in the cup at 2.30pm.

U-16s home to Ferry Rangers at 12.15pm

Sunday, November 16th

Junior Bs away to Glin Rovers B at 2.30pm.


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 now after completing the first six weeks and we have 6 still standing after we had 11 fallers at the weekend, thanks to Man City drawing at QPR and Spurs losing at home to Stoke. The six left standing in the competition are Nicole Ahern, Dan Creedon, Padraig McMahon, Dave Hayes, Leo Geoghegan and Aisling Palmer. Best of luck to all six still left. With next weekend seeing International fixtures our competition will resume the following weekend.

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.

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, November 10th at JP’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €16400. Numbers drawn 5, 9, 12, 27.  No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Birdie Kinsella, Templeathea. John Fealey, Athea. Jim Marrnan c/o Liz Gould. Patrick Chawke, Gortnagross, Athea. Karina Buckley, Athea.
Sellers Doreen & Brown Joes.
New Jackpot will be €16500 at The Top of the Town on Monday, November 17th

Athea Ladies Football Club

U14 Summer League Final   (Athea v Murroe Boher)

Congratulations to The Athea U14 girls who beat Murroe/ Boher in the u14 Summer League Final on Oct 25th in Kildmo on a score line of 4g 3pts to 3g and 2pts.

We started well and had a lot of possession for the first 10 mins but we only had 2pts on the score board, both scores coming from captain Ciana Murphy. Murroe had 2 attacks in the first 10 mins both resulting in goals and tagged on a further 2pts before half time, but we two got a goal scored by Aoife Curtin just before half time. The score at half time was Athea 1g and 2pt to Murroe 2g an 2pt.

The second half was very impressive from our girls with Aibhlinn Murphy scoring a goal in the first minute of the second half to draw us level. We had an excellent second half with our backs playing outstanding football and our midfield and forwards too working very hard. Ciana scored a goal 5 mins into the second half and from there on there was no stopping the girls with Rachel too getting in on the scoring act with a great goal followed by another pt from Ciana.  Murroe scored a goal in the last 2 mins the game ended Athea 4g and 3pt to Murroe/Boher 3g and 2pt.

A great a team performance by all girls.

Team: Goals: Sarah O’Connor, Backs: Amy Ryan and Ciara O’Shea, Half Backs : Grace Ryan, Meadbh Murphy and Michelle Curtin.

Mid Field : Noelle Curtin and Claire Carmody, Half Forwards: Aoife Curtin and Capt: Ciana Murphy, Forwards: Aibhlinn Murphy, Kathleen Broderick and Rachel Greaney, Sub: Nicola Scanlon


The club would like to thank to all the parents for driving and their support all during the year, and thanks to Liz O’Sullivan, Sean O’Shea and David O’Connor for looking after the girls all year


Fair Day

Athea Ladies Club would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser so generously on Sat last, the Fair Day.

Thank you to all our sponsors who donated prizes so generously. A big thank you to everyone who sold tickets for the club and thanks to Diarmuid at the chemist and Rose from Brouder’s shop for once again allowing us to take over the front of your premises, we are very grateful.

To Donie O’Sullivan, Pat and Donie White for collecting and dropping the load of timber to the winner.

1st Prize : A trailer load of timber, sponsored by Brown Joe’s Bar and winning ticket was drawn by Kim O’Grady and the winner was Conor Magner from Kileedy

2nd prize: 6 bags of Premium Coal sponsored by Paul Collins and winning ticket was drawn by Paul Collins and the winner was Martin Healy form Clash Athea

3rd prize: 100 Bags of Kindling sponsored by Sean Batt and winning ticket was drawn by Sean Fitzgerald and the winner was Joan Diffley of Ballyhahill

4rd prize: A 7 inch Tablet sponsored by Mike Nash and the winning ticket was drawn by Mrs Byrnes and the winner was Kathleen Mullane, Glin Rd, Athea

5th prize: 6 bottles of wine sponsored by Elizabeth Nash and the winning ticket was drawn by Pat Buckley and the winner was Jerry Griffin, Brookfield House, Athea.

Thanks to everyone for your support from Athea Ladies Football Club.