Athea Utd. Soccer


U10 Division 4 (Sat, November 22nd) 

Pallaskenry (0) 0

Athea Utd    (2) 5  James Broderick (3), Callum Buckley (2)

The tens stayed in contention for end of season honours with a solid five nil win away to Pallaskenry last Saturday morning. Callum Buckley put us ahead when he drilled the ball into the bottom right corner from twenty five yards before James Broderick reacted quickest in the box to nutmeg a defender and fire to the back of the net. In the second half  we continued to press and after a well struck shot by Evan Curry was parried by the keeper James followed up to power home our third goal. Before the end James had competed his hat trick with Callum getting his second of the day.

Team – Donnacha Barrett, Calum Gleeson, Michael Walsh, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Ciaran Hunt, Fionn Histon, Rory Mahony.

U14 Division 3 (Sat, November 22nd) 

Athea Utd           (5) 7 

Jack O’Connor (3), Jason Dillon (2), Micah O’Connell, Mike McCarthy     Broadford Utd B (0) 0

The fourteens made it five wins in a row to keep the pressure on the league leaders and once we had gotten in front here there was going to be only one winner. We were five up at half time with a brace apiece for Jason Dillon and Jack O’Connor and a cracking goal to the roof of the net from Micah O’Connell. The trend continued in the second half with Mike McCarthy getting in on the act with a crisp low finish before Jack completed his hat trick following a quick counter attack.

Team – Evan Wallace, Andrew O’Riordan, David O’Connor, Seamus Leahy, Ryan O’Connell, Dylan Swift, Mike McCarthy, Micah O’Connell, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, Jason Dillon. Subs DJ O’Connor, Tomas McEnery, Alex McEldowney, Luke Gleeson.   Referee Pat King.

PREMIER DIVISION 3 (Sun, November 23rd) 

Killeaney   (1) 2  Athea Utd  (0) 0

Team – Timmy Enright, Kevin Murphy, Mathew Tierney, Tom Collins, Padraig Reidy, Maurice Hayes, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Jamie Collins, Cillian O’Connor, Steven McEnery. Sub Colm Hassett. Referee Donie O’Gorman.


Saturday, November 29th

U-12s home to Pallaskenry at 1.30pm.

U-16s away to GB Rovers in the cup at 2pm (in Glin)

Sunday, November 30th

Junior As home to Carrig Celtic at 11.30am.

Junior Bs home to Feenagh B 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 will be starting up an U8 Academy beginning on Saturday, January 10th 2015. Anyone interested in joining the Academy are asked to give their names to Pa Walsh on (087)9127263. Also any person in helping out in any way can contact Pa for further details on the Academy.


Just an update on our Last Man Standing Competition. Going into last weekend we had only six players remaining but with three of those selecting Southampton, who came unstuck when they only drew away to Aston Villa just three remain, namely Padraig McMahon, Dave Hayes and Leo Geoghegan and Aisling Palmer.

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.

Best of luck from all at Athea United AFC.


Following on from the very successful St Stephens Day tournaments over the past few years Athea Utd will again be taking to the astro turf for another fundraiser. This St Stephens Day tournament run by Athea Utd will see all proceeds going to the Irish Kidney Association.

Entry is again €10 per person and is limited to 64 players so those interested should give their names with the €10 entry fee to Pa Walsh, Kevin O’Keeffe, John Hunt or Brian Sheehy before Monday, December 1st. No names will be accepted after this date. Entry fee must also be paid before December 1st.


Rep of Ireland striker Stephanie Roche has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 FIFA Puskas Award and is aiming to take her place in the shortlist of three to attend the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. Stephanie would be the first woman to ever win the award should she secure a majority vote on January 12, 2015 for her strike for Peamount United against Wexford Youths in October 2013.

To vote go to or

Voting is open until December 1st to reduce the list to three candidates. From December 1st until the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala on January 12th 2015 voters will be able to pick their favourite from the shortlist of three. Get voting for Stephanie now.

Athea Utd Schoolboys will be having its Church Gate Collection on the weekend of  December 13th and December 14th


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 24th at Donies’ are as follows—Jackpot was €16,600.

Numbers drawn 2, 16, 17, 31. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Patrice Cleary, Templeathea. Norella Molyneaux, Moyvane. Callum Buckley, Athea. John, May Quirke, Rathronan, Athea. Nora Quaid c/o Agatha.

Sellers: Agatha & Brouders Shop
New jackpot will be €16700 at White’s Bar on Monday, December 1st.   Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea G.A.A.



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

Club Draw 2014:

Our Club draw was held at Donie Lyons’ Bar last Saturday night November 22. The following were winners on the night:

€500- Timmy Sexton, Coole West, Athea.
€250- R.M.E.A, c/o Whites Bar, Athea.
€150- Philip Woulfe, Cratloe, Athea.
€150- Amy & Andrew O’ Riordan, Lower Direen, Athea.
€150- Paddy Enright, Templeathea, Athea
€150- Mrs. Brouder, Templeathea, Athea.
Well done to all our winners and thanks to all those who have supported our Club Draw.

Fixtures for November;

U21 Premier Football Championship 5th Round:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play Ballybrown in the 5th round of the U21 premier football championship. Date, Time and venue to be confirmed. All support greatly appreciated.

Wedding Bells:

The Club would like to congratulate Martin Dalton, Dirreen and Gemma Wallace, Glin who got married in Glin on Saturday last. May they have many happy years together.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Training in the Hall:

Training for Junior Infants and Senior Infants will commence this Wednesday evening November 26 at 6pm until 7pm in the Con Colbert Community Hall. There will be a charge of €2 per Child and all players must have gum shields.

Calendar 2015:

This year’s Calendar will be on sale shortly and is once again bursting with over one hundred team, action and assorted photographs from the year gone by. This wonderful production at a cost of only €5 would make a lovely Christmas present for anyone at home or abroad.