Athea United Soccer

U14 Division 3  (Sat, February 28th) 

Broadford Utd B (0) 1               Athea Utd   (3) 5

Ryan O’Connell, Jason Dillon, Jack O’Connor ,John Sexton,  Mike McCarthy

The U14s played their penultimate league game on Saturday when they travelled to play Broadford Utd B at Cove Park and they kept their title push very much on track with a five one win. We were three goals to the good at half time with Ryan O’Connell, Jason Dillon and Jack O’Connor all finding the net The home side played better in the second half and pulled a goal back ten minutes into the half. Athea though finished strongly and added on further goals late on from John Sexton and Mike McCarthy to round off another win, their tenth in a row and a point at home to Bluebell Utd in their last game will give them the league title.

Team – Andrew O’Riordan, Eoin Sheahan, Ryan O’Connell, Seamus Leahy, DJ O’Connor, David O’Connor, John Sexton, Micah O’Connell, Michael McCarthy, Jason Dillon, Jack O’Connor. Subs Luke Gleeson, Evan Wallace, Alex McEldowney, Michael Tierney, Dylan Swift

Referee Sean Hartnett

U10 Cup  (Sat, February 28th) 

Mountcollins (0) 1       Athea Utd      (0) 0

Team – Donnacha Barrett, James Lee, Michael Walsh, James Hunt, Callum Gleeson, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Josh Quilter, Louis O’ Sullivan, Timmy O’Keeffe.

Referee Pat King.


Broadford Utd A   (1) 2  Athea Utd A          (1) 2  Gerard Ahern (2)     (Athea Utd won 4-2 on penalties)

Team – Mark O’Connor, Mark Horgan, Padraig Reidy, Tom Collins, Mathew Tierney, Ger Collins, Mike Reidy, Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Jamie Collins, Cillian O’Connor

Referee John Roche.


Saturday, March 7th

U12s home to Askeaton at 2.30pm

U16s home to Carrig Celtic at 12 noon.


It was round five of our last man standing competition last weekend where we had 15 people still in contention but we had 4 fallers thus leaving 11 still standing and progressing to round six Please note that round six will be mid week games (Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th)

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, March 2nd at White’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €17900. Numbers drawn 2, 11, 15, 19.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Majella Duggan, Ardagh. Betty Gaire, Duagh. The O’Connor Family, Ardagh. Agatha Barrett, Markievicz Park. Pa O’Connor, Glenastar.

Sellers Brouder’s Shop & Top of the Town

New jackpot €18000 at Brown Joe’s Bar on Monday, March 9th.
Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA

Limerick Club Development Draw:

The Limerick Club draw known more commonly as the Mackey Stand draw will commence in March. This is a hugely important source of revenue for our Club. It costs €100 for the year which enters you in ten monthly draws. Our ticket sellers will be out and about shortly, so if you can please support.

Con & Annie Kirby Memorial 525 Stake:

The Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake is back again this year and Limerick Greyhound Stadium have given us some complimentary tickets for the next two Saturday nights racing March 7th & 14. For anyone looking for tickets please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091. The Club also has the opportunity to win the top prize of €10,000 and a free fundraising night for our Club.

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, April 23-26
Round 2: Athea V Mungret, May 8-10
Round 3: Athea V Galbally, June 5-7
Round 4: Athea V Oola, August 7-9
Round 5: Athea V Cappamore, August 28-30

Quarter-Final: September 5

Semi-Final: September 19

Final: October: 3

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:


Thursday March 5:


Training for U14s will continue this Thursday evening March 5 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields

Friday March 6:

Junior Infants & Senior Infants;

Coaching for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening March 6 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;

Coaching for both Junior and Senior Infants will continue this Friday evening March 6 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.


Limerick Senior Footballers suffered their second defeat of the league when they were well beaten by Armagh in Kilmallock on a score line of Limerick 1-06 Armagh 2-16.