Athea United Soccer

PREMIER DIVISION (Sun, April 19th) 

Athea Utd  (0) 3 Ger Collins, Gerard Ahern pen), Cillian O’Connor

Killeaney (0) 0

Team – Timmy Enright, Mark Horgan, Jamie Collins, Mathew Tierney, Tom Collins, Shane Mulvihill, Ger Collins, Gerard Ahern, Padraig Reidy, Kevin Murphy, Cillian O’Connor. Subs used John Cotter, Michael Reidy. Referee John Roche


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.


Our last man standing competition continues this weekend with round twelve. Last weekend we had three still standing but that has now been narrowed down to two. Diarmuid H and Anto Collins. Best of luck to the two remaining contestants.

Brown Joes 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.

The Annual Athea Utd Awards Night will take place on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at The Top of the Town. More details to follow nearer the date.

Athea Utd will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 23rd 2015 at The Top of the Town. We will have more details nearer the date.


APRIL 14th 

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Tuesday, April 14th at White’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €18500. Numbers drawn 6, 10, 23, 25-. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Moss Gaire, Duagh. Damian O’Dwyer, Ardagh. Catherine Hayes, NCW. Kate Enright, Dromerin. Eamon Sexton, Upper Athea.
Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.
New jackpot €18600 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, April 20th.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, April 20th at Brown Joe’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €1800. Numbers drawn 3, 6, 28, 32. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Harry & Jack Eggleston, Gortnagross. Matt Quilter, Duagh. Catherine & Bridie, Templeathea. Noreen Hickey, Listowel. Paddy Enright, Athea

Sellers  Top of the Town & Mike Buckley
New jackpot €18700 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, April 27th.

Athea GAA


Saturday April 18:

West Intermediate Championship Football Semi-final:

Athea 1-08         St. Senans 0-09.

We made the short journey to Glin on Saturday evening last as we faced St. Senans in the semi-final of the West Intermediate football Championship. This was a tough physical game which went from end to end for the entire hour. St. Senans opened the scoring with a point, but we were soon level when Kevin Murphy raised the white flag after five minutes. The opposition went ahead again with another point but Mark O’Connor equalized when he scored a great point from thirty yards out. For the next fifteen minutes our boys upped a gear and took the game to St. Senans. Gerard Ahern scored from the penalty spot after Jamie Collins had been fouled, Patrick Ahern scored two great points and Mark O’Connor got his second point of the evening after great work by Kevin Murphy and Jamie Collins. The opposition fought back and scored two points before the break to leave the half time score Athea 1-05, St. Senans 0-04. At the start of the second half we were under pressure and a powerful shot was well saved by Jonathan Fitzgerald and rebounded off one of their forwards for a point. Our backs led by Matthew Tierney were playing out of their skins and denied St. Senans scoring opportunities on several occasions. Shane Mulvihill restored our four point lead from a free and Gerard Ahern added to it shortly afterwards when he split the posts with a great point. The St. Senans team continued to press and scored four unanswered point to leave just one between the teams with five minutes left on the clock. Jonathan Fitzgerald made another great save and super defending led to Denis Greaney racing up the field toe to hand with the ball and he laid it of to Raymond Brouder who drilled it over the bar to give us a two point lead with time almost up. St. Senans tried hard to win the game, but our boys stood the test and won the game on a score line of Athea 1-08, St. Senans 0-09. We now look forward to next weekend when we face Glin in the first round of the Championship. Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Michael Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Raymond Brouder (0-1), Denis Greaney, Tom Collins, Shane Mulvihill (0-1), Jamie Collins, Pa Chawke, Dylan Griffin, Mark O’Connor (0-2), Shane Tierney, Gerard Ahern (1-1), Patrick Ahern (0-2), Kevin Murphy (0-1). Subs: Ger Collins (Mark O’Connor), Neilus Hunt (Pa Chawke), Padraig Reidy (Shane Tierney), Pa Kiely (Tom Collins), Padraic Walsh (Neilus Hunt), Eoin McCarthy & Jason Dalton.

Monday April 20:

West Junior B League:

We travelled to Ballyhahill on Monday evening last to take on Gerald Griffins in Round two of the West Junior B league. We tried hard and played nice football at times, but we never got going in this game and a strong home side ran out easy winners on the night. Best for Athea were Garry Carroll, Raymond Brouder and Tomás Mullane. Team: Roger Ryan, Eoin McCarthy, Raymond Brouder, Gary Carroll, Tommy Quaid, Jason Dalton, Brian Ahern, Neilus Hunt, Tomás Mullane, Steven McEnery, Brian Murphy, Jason Kelly, Sean Brouder, John Cotter, Neilo Keane. Subs: John Geoghegan (Sean Brouder), Paul Mahony (Steven McEnery), Dan McMahon (Jason Kelly) & Emmet White.


Intermediate Football Championship Round One:

Saturday April 25:

We will play Glin in the first round of the Intermediate Football Championship this Saturday April 25 at 7pm in Foynes. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Minor A Football Championship Round One:

Friday April 24:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers play Ballysteen in the first round of the West Minor A Football Championship this Friday evening April 24 in Athea at 6.45pm. All support would be greatly.

Minor 13 aside County Football Championship Round One:

Sunday April 26:

Athea play Castlemahon in the first round of the County 13 aside Football Championship this Sunday Morning April 26 in Athea at 12 noon. All support would be greatly.

Club membership:

For those who have not yet become members of Athea GAA Club they can still do so. This is a great way of supporting the Club at only a cost of €20 for the year. This also entitles you to put your name in for match tickets for every championship game Limerick will play and also All Ireland Final tickets. The GAA has the largest membership of any sports organization in Ireland. When one becomes a member of Athea GAA club, they become part of our GAA family and part of a great community based organization that continues to enhance the lives of so many people both young and old. If you would like to become a member of our Club please contact any of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

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 25
Round 2: Athea V Cappamore, May 8-10
Round 3: Athea V Galbally, June 5-7
Round 4: Athea V Mungret, August 7-9
Round 5: Athea V Oola, August 28-30

Quarter-Final: September 5

Semi-Final: September 19

Final: October: 3

West Junior B Football Championship Draw 2015:

We are in group B in the Junior B Championship along with Rathkeale, Ballysteen, Glin and St.KieransCounty Minor 13 aside Football Championship Draw 2015:

There are eight teams contesting the County Minor 13 aside competition this year. Athea, Castlemahon, Crecora Manister, Mountcollins, Kilteely/Dromkeen, Croom, Galtee Gaels & Granagh/Ballingarry.

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.

Munster Minor Championship:

The Club would like to wish James Ryan who is a member of the Limerick Minor football panel all the best as Limerick play Waterford in the Munster Minor Football Championship tonight Wednesday April 22 in Newcastle West at 7pm.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Thursday April 23: U12:

Athea U12s will play Dromcollogher/Broadford away on Thursday evening April 23 at 6.45pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. All Players must have gum shields.



Athea U16s will play St. Senans on Thursday evening April 23 in Páirc na nGael at 7pm. Players to be at the field for 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Saturday April 25:

U8 Football Blitz:

Our U8’s have a football blitz this Saturday April 26 in Mick Neville Park. Cars leaving the village at 9.45am. All players must have gum shields.

Monday April 27: U16:

Athea U16s will play Askeaton/Ballysteen on Monday evening April 13 in Páirc na nGael at 6.15pm. Players to be at the field for 5.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.


Friday April 17:


Training continues for  U10s this Friday April 17 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Tuesday April 28: U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening April 28 at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Cúl Camp:

This year’s Cúl camp will be held on the week of July 6th to 10th. Further details to follow or please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

County Football League Division 3 Results:

Round 4:

Claughaun 2-10  0-13 Gerald Griffins