Athea Utd Soccer

U12 Division 2 (Sat, January 10th) 

GB Rovers (3) 4

Athea Utd   (0) 0

Team – Gavin Mulvihill, Dermot Pierse, Brandon Finucane, Michael Tierney, TJ Hunt, Andrew O’Riordan, Pierce O’Brien, Eoin O’Shea, Jack Vaughan, Daire O’Shea, Conor Mullane.

Subs Shane Scanlon, Fergal Pierse, Gearoid O’Sullivan

Referee Paul O’Brien.

DIVISION 3 (Sun, January 11th) 

Athea Utd B  3   Neilo Keane, Mike Toomey, Steven McEnery

Askeaton B    5

Team – Kieran Harnett, Jason Dalton, Gary Vaughan, Ray Brouder, Padraig Horgan, John Geoghegan, Mike Toomey, Ger Collins, Colm Hassett, Steven McEnery, Neilo Keane. Subs Dan McMahon, Eoin Horgan.

Referee John Roche


Saturday, January 17th

U14s away to Pallaskenry at 12.45pm

Sunday, January 18th

Junior As home to Shannonside A at 11.15am.


Athea Utds U8 Academy commenced last Saturday, January 10th in the Community Hall and will continue every Saturday morning at 11am. All are welcome.

Further information on the Academy is available from Pa Walsh on (087)9127263.


In 2008 we undertook a major development with the installation of a synthetic training area, known as ‘FIELDTURF’ which is the only one of its kind in Co. Limerick and is approved to FIFA standards. There has being a hugh amount of interest from clubs, leagues, companies in the years since. To book your slot for either training or leisure contact Pat on (087)7934417 or Denis on (087)2069900. Slots are very limited so ring us today.


The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the family relations and friends of Pat Brosnan, Knocknagorna who passed away last week.

Sympathy is extended also to the family, relations and friends of Vincent Barrett, Knocknagorna who passed away last week.

We also send our sympathies to the family of Joe (Brown Joe) O’Connor, Upper Athea who also passed away.

May They All Rest In Peace.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 12th at Donie’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €17,200. Numbers drawn 5, 9, 14, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Mary Curley, Ardagh.

C Mulvihill, Athea. Barry Shanahan, Listowel. Catriona Copse, Ardagh. May Quirke, Rathronan, Athea.

Sellers Agatha & Declan Barrett.
New Jackpot €17,300 at White’s Bar on Monday, January 19th.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA


U21 Premier Football Championship Final:

Saturday January 10:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-07        Newcastle West/Monagea 5-16

After the thrills and excitement of last week in Dromcollogher, Athea/Mountcollins Rangers U21 team were well beating by a clinical Newcastle West/Monagea team in Tournafulla on Saturday evening last. We chose to play with the wind in the first half, but it was the opposition who went in six points ahead at half time. We started well and it wasn’t long before we were on the scoreboard when Pa Delee tapped the ball over the bar for the opening score of the match. Newcastle West/Monagea went ahead after scoring a goal when our defense were caught napping. Pa Delee closed the gap when he pointed a free, but the opposition scored two points of their own to extend their lead. Shane Mulvihill was next on the scoreboard with a point, but then disaster struck when Newcastle West/Monagea scored two goals and a point in quick succession to take control of the match. Our boys did not drop their heads and came back into the game. Two points from Pa Delee and one each for Maurice Hayes and Kevin Murphy closed the gap. We had a couple of goal chances as well, Kevin Murphy’s brilliant effort was well saved by their keeper and went over the bar for a point, while Ryan Carroll’s shot on goal was well blocked and cleared by their defense. We went in at the break six points down and facing a strong wind in the second half, it was always going to be difficult. After the break we tried hard to break down their defense, but the Newcastle West/Monagea tails were up and they did not give away an inch. Wind aided, the opposition took control and totally dominated the rest of the match and ran out easy winners at the final whistle. Our boys never gave up in the second half and kept trying hard, but the best team won on the day and Athea/Mountcollins Rangers can be proud of their achievements this year.

Many thanks to the managers Pat Ahern and Michael Lenihan and to all those people who were working hard behind the scenes to look after this team. It was great to see both parishes come together and unite in supporting our boys by putting up flags around the parishes and by attending the matches to cheer them on. It is greatly appreciated.

Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Timmy Finnegan, Jamie Lenihan, Diarmuid Flanagan, William Mullane, Denis Greaney, Dylan Griffin, Matthew Brouder, Stephen Cahill, Maurice Hayes, Shane Mulvihill, Ryan Carroll, Kevin Murphy, Pa Delee, Cian O’Sullivan, Mark O’Connor, Kevin Mahony, Conor Moroney, Jason O’Flaherty, Daniel Brosnahan, Padraig Collins, Johnny Stack, Padraic Walsh, Kieran Harnett, Gavin O’Reilly, Mikie O’Mahony & Liam O’Brien.

Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2015:

There are two groups of six teams who will contest the Championship.

Group 1: Claughaun, Feohanagh/Castlemahon, St.Senans, Mountcollins, Hospital/Herbertstown & Bruff.
Group 2: Oola, Mungret, Galbally, Cappamore, Athea & Glin 

Round 1: Athea V Glin.
Round 2: Athea V Cappamore.
Round 3: Athea V Galbally.
Round 4: Athea V Mungret.
Round 5: Athea V Oola.

Croke Park National Club Draw:

Tickets are now on sale for the Croke Park National Draw. At a cost of only €10 there are super prizes on offer and all monies collected will retained by the club. Contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for more details.


  1. Trip with the 2015 All-Stars.
  2. Trip with the 2015 All-Stars.
  3. Trip to New York.
  4. Travel voucher to the value of €1500.
  5. All-Ireland Hurling & Football Corporate Package 2015
  6. All-Ireland Hurling Final Corporate Package 2015.
  7. All-Ireland Football Final Corporate Package 2015.
  8. Shopping voucher to the value of €1000 at a retailer of your choice.
  9. Shopping voucher to the value of €1000 at a retailer of your choice.
  10. All-Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package 2015.
  11. All-Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package 2015.
  12. 12. All-Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package 2015.
  13. All-Ireland Hurling & Football Final Package 2015.
  14. 14. All-Ireland Hurling Final Package 2015.
  15. All-Ireland Football Final Package 2015.


The Club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Brosnan family Knocknagorna on the passing of Pat Brosnan, to the O’ Connor family Upper Athea on the passing of Joseph (Brown Joe) O’ Connor and the Barrett family Knocknagorna on the passing of Vincent Barrett. May they rest in peace.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Our Coiste na nÓg AGM will take place on Sunday January 31 at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend.

Calendar 2015:

This year’s Calendar is now on sale in Roses shop and Paul Collins shop 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 present for anyone at home or abroad.


Limerick Senior Footballers were well beaten by UCC in the first round of the McGrath Cup in Mick Neville Park on Sunday last on a score line of Limerick 3-09, UCC 4-16.