Athea Utd Soccer

U12 Division 2  (Sat, February 21st) 

Athea Utd     (1) 3     Paric Enright, Michael Tierney, Andrew O’Riordan
Kilcolman Rvs A (2) 3

Team – Gavin Mulvihill, Dermot Pierse, Brandon Finucane, Gavin Ambrose, Andrew O’Riordan, Fergal Pierse, Daire O’Shea, TJ Hunt, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’Shea, Paric Enright. Subs Gearoid O’Sullivan, Shauna Sweeney, Shane Scanlon.
Referee Ger O’Connor

PREMIER DIVISION  (Sun, February 22nd)

Athea Utd A      (0) 1  Cillian O’Connor

Shannonside A  (3) 4

Team – Timmy Enright, Michael Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Tom Collins, Padraig Reidy, Padraig Horgan, Gerard Ahern, Ger Collins, Mark Horgan, Cillian O’Connor, John Cotter. Subs William Cronin, Gary Vaughan.

Referee Pat King.


Saturday, February 28th

U10s away to Mountcollins in the cup at 11.30am

U14s away to Broadford Utd B at 11am

Sunday, March 1st

Junior As away to Broadford Utd A in league cup at 11.30am

Junior Bs away to Kildimo Utd B in league cup at 2.30pm


It was round four of our last man standing competition last weekend where we had 42 people still in contention. If you had picked Chelsea or Everton you were going to be left disappointed as both dropped points at home to Burnley and Leicester City respectively. Of the 42 people we had left going into last weekend we had 27 fallers so we are now down to just 15 left standing.

Best of luck to everyone left in the competition.

Brown Joe’s Bar are sponsoring this Last Man Standing Competition 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.


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 results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, February 23rd at Donie’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €17,800. Numbers drawn 1, 11, 25, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Sean Fitzgerald, Athea. Jim Gould, Kilmorna. Catherine Madigan, Ardagh. Mary Kelly, Coole West. Tim, Mike, Padraig & Mark Reidy, Upper Athea.

Sellers Margaret Dalton & Rose Enright.

New jackpot €17,900 at White’s Bar on Monday, March 2nd.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

 Athea GAA

Mount Brandon Climb:

Due to the bad weather the Mount Brandon Climb was cancelled and will now take place in the very near future so if any person, families or groups interested in walking to the top of Mount Brandon in County Kerry can still do so. The walk has been organized by the Limerick GAA Football board to help raise funds for the football development squads which are taking place in LIT every Saturday morning. A donation will also be made to Red Hill School for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Patrickswell. The cost per person is €20 or you can sponsor anyone of our players attending the development squads who will also be doing the walk.

GAA Scholarships For The Gaeltacht:

A limited number of Scholarships are available for anyone wishing to attend an Irish college this summer. All applicants must be club members; either playing our games or involved in Scór. The scholarships are for secondary school pupils only; they apply only to residential colleges under Comharchumann Chorca Dhuibhne(West Kerry); Coláiste Béal Atha an Ghaorthaigh(West Cork) or Coláiste na Roinne (Port Láirge). Approximately one third of the cost is covered, so if anyone is interested please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 as a form needs to be filled out and submitted to the West Board by the end of this month.

Gym Equipment:

If there is anyone around the Parish with any unwanted gym equipment that they would be interested in donating to the Club e.g. thread mill, Cross trainer, Benches, etc., we would greatly appreciate it. This would be of great help with the training of our senior teams. The benefits and rewards of having such equipment would be an added advantage to our boys. We would gladly collect any item and you can contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for more details.

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.

West Senior Football Championship Draw 2015:

We play Ballysteen in the West Senior Football Championship.

West Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2015:

We play Castlemahon in the West Intermediate Football Championship.

West Junior B Football Championship Draw 2015:

We are in group B in the Junior B Championship along with Rathkeale, Ballysteen, Glin and St.Kierans

West Minor A Football Championship Draw 2015:

There are four teams contesting the Minor A Championship Athea/Mountcollins Rangers, Ballysteen, Deel Rangers and Gael na Sionna.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:



Our U14s were the first Athea team into action this year as they travelled to Askeaton to take on a very strong local team in the Feile B competition. We were playing against the elements in the first half and the home side totally dominated and racked up a big score by half time. In the second half, our boys came out a different team, the passing, the movement and the tackling was excellent. Askeaton/Ballysteen managed just two points in the second half and this was due to the sheer determination of our young team. Despite playing really well scores were hard to come by, but TJ White scored a super long range goal mid-way through the half. At the final whistle the home side had won comfortably, but if we play like we did in the second half we can really look forward to a great year ahead.

Team: Danny Brady, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Jamie O’Mahony, Jack O’Connor, Seamus Leahy, Michael Tierney, David O’Connor, TJ White, Luke Gleeson, Aidan Curry, Jack Hunt, Eoin O’Shea, Brian English, TJ Hunt, Pauric Enright & Daire O’Shea.


Thursday February 26:


Training for U14s will continue this Thursday evening February 26 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields

Friday February 27:

Junior Infants & Senior Infants;

Training for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening February 27 at 5.30p.m to 6.25pm in the hall. There is a charge of €2 per child and all players must have gum shields.

First Class & Second Class;

Training for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening February 27 at 6.30p.m to 7.30pm in the hall. There is a charge of €2 per child and all players must have gum shields.

Calendar 2015:

This year’s Calendar is still on sale in Rose’s 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.

Athea Community Games

Congratulations to all that took part in the recent Art and Handwriting competitions, any many thanks to all who helped organise the entrants. We are delighted to announce that we had 2 winners in: Laura Dalton U14 Art 4th position and Luke Gleeson U14 Art 2nd position. There is a medal presentation on Tuesday 3rd March in the Woodlands Hotel in Adare. Well done to all involved.

Many thanks to all who helped out and to the public for their generous contribution at our recent church gate collection, and to all who supported our fundraisers in the local pubs over the Christmas period.