Athea United Soccer

The Annual Athea Utd Awards Night will take place on this coming Friday night, May 8th at The Top of the Town. This is the social highlight of the clubs season and this year we have more reason to celebrate with the club having won two league titles, the U10s winning the league on the last day of the season, a scoreless draw away to Glantine being good enough to win us the league. The U14s also brought home a league title and a very deserved one at that with eleven wins in a row, (a club record) capping off a great season. The U16s had a good season too when finishing second in their division.

We look forward to seeing everybody there on Friday night with proceedings pencilled in to commence at 9.30pm. Food will be served on the night followed by a disco. See everybody Friday night.

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.


Friday, May 8th

Junior As away to Ballingarry A at 7pm

Sunday, May 10th

Junior As home to Rathkeale A at 11.30am


Sportsworld are the sponsors of this years FAI Summer Soccer Schools and once again Athea Utd will be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer School at The Vales. The important dates to remember are from Monday July 27th to Friday July 31st. The camp is open to boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 14 years of age. And again all participants will receive full kits, backpacks and footballs.

Like last year the cost again is only €65 per child with a family discount foe each extra child attending the same camp.

All coaches are Garda Vetted as per FAI policy and all coaches have completed the required coaching courses in order to coach at all FAI Summer Soccer Schools. So that’s all the info we have for you on the camp at the moment folks, only to say that all at AFC are eagerly looking forward to another great week at Pairc Eas Geitine, Munster’s Centre of Excellence for the coaching and development of all our young soccer players
BOOKINGS – Bookings for the Summer Soccer School at The Vales, Athea can be made online or by calling 1890 653 653


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, May 4th at JP’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €18,800. Numbers drawn 3, 7, 22, 28.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mrs Evans c/o Liz. Agatha Barrett, Markievicz Park. Nora Quaid c/o Agatha. Carmel McMahon, Duagh. Peg O’Sullivan, Carrigkerry.  Sellers Agatha & JP’s.
New Jackpot €18,900 at The Top of the Town on Monday, May 11th. Tickets €2 each or three for €5

Athea GAA


Intermediate Football Championship Round Two:

Saturday May 9:

We will play Cappamore in the second round of the Intermediate Football Championship this Saturday May 9 at 7pm in Feenagh. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Club Draw 2015:

It’s that time of year again when our ticket sellers will be out and about shortly selling tickets for our Club Draw. There are eight draws again this year, with a total prize fund of €11,800 to be won. Please contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673, if you have any queries.

Fun Run/Adventure Run:

Following on from last year’s very enjoyable Adventure Run/Fun Run, the Club has decided to hold another Fun Run/Adventure Run on Sunday June 7. If anyone would like to help out or get involved in anyway, please contact Kevin O’ Keeffe on 087-7636568.

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 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.Kierans.County 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.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Thursday May 7: U12:

Athea U12s will play Kileedy at home on Thursday evening May 7 at 6.45pm. Players to be at the field for 6.15pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Saturday May 9: U10:

Athea U10s have a Blitz in Abbeyfeale this Saturday morning May 9. Players to be at the field in Abbeyfeale for 10.10am. All Players must have gum shields.

Monday May 11: U15:

Athea U15s will play Ballylanders away on Monday evening May 11. A bus will leave the village at 5.15pm sharp. All Players must have gum shields.

Friday May 15: U8:

Athea U8s have a Blitz in Abbeyfeale on Friday evening May 15. Players to be in the pitch in Abbeyfeale for 6.10pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Monday May 18: U14:

Athea U14s will play Cappamore away in the first round of the league on Monday evening May 18. A bus will leave the village at 5.15pm sharp. All Players must have gum shields.


Friday May 8: U6 & U8:

Training continues for U6s and U8s this Friday evening May 8 in Páirc na nGael at 6pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Tuesday May 12: U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening May 12 at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Church Gate Collection:

Athea Coiste na nÓg Annual Church Gate collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend. As always your support is greatly appreciated.

County Underage:

Well done to Micheál Ambrose who togged out and played very well with the County U16 team against Clare on Saturday last.

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.