Athea United Soccer

Athea Utd will hold its Annual General Meeting on this coming Saturday, May 23rd 2015 at The Top of the Town. Time 8pm. All are welcome to attend. Any person(s) who would like to get involved with the club are especially welcome. We are looking for persons interested in managing some of out underage teams as well as our youths team and our junior teams.


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


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 18th at Donie’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €19,000. Numbers drawn 10, 15, 21, 21.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – John Fealy, Athea. Seanie Culhane, Glin. Tom Roche, Moyvane. Nora O’Mahoney, Markievicz Park. Katelyn  & Cillian O’Connor, Lower Athea.

Sellers Betty Gaire & Dan McMahon.
New Jackpot €19,100 at White’s Bar on Monday, May 25th.

Athea GAA


Sunday May 17:

West Junior B Football Championship:

Athea 0-07        Glin 0-05

Our Junior B team had a hard fought win in the first round of the West Junior B Championship over a very physical Glin side in Ballyhahill on Sunday evening last. Scores were hard to come by throughout the entire match and we had to wait for ten minutes of the opening half to get the first score and it was a super long range point from the boot of Pa Kiely. Glin threatened on several occasions, but our backs were well on top. Pa Kiely increased our lead with another point after great work by Jason Kelly. Glin got their first score after fifteen minutes, but Pa Kiely was on the score sheet again when he split the posts from thirty yards. Just before half time, Glin got their second point to leave the half time score Athea 0-03, Glin 0-02. The second half was going to be tough as the rain kept pelting down and Glin equalized shortly after the throw in with a point. Brian Ahern edged us in front again with a well taken point after being set up by Ronan Hayes. Garry Carroll was playing a stormed at midfield as was Jason Dalton and Jason Kelly in the backs. Steven McEnery fired over the crossbar with a great point after good work by Ronan Hayes to give us a two point lead. Glin narrowed the gap again with a point of their own, but Johnny Cotter rose the white flag after the hard working Garry Carroll set him up with a wonderful pass. Pa Kiely scored his fourth point of the evening to give us a three point lead with five minutes left on the clock. Glin piled on the pressure and scored a point, but thanks to a great team performance Athea held out to win on a score line of Athea 0-07, Glin 0-05. Many thanks to all the Athea supporters who travelled to the match and we are now looking forward to our next Championship game against St. Kierans in a few weeks’ time. Team: Kieran Harnett, Padraig O’Sullivan, Sean Ahern, Jason Dalton, Neilo Keane, William Mullane, Jason Kelly, Garry Carroll, Pa Kiely, Steven McEnery, Brian Ahern, Ronan Hayes, Philip Collins, Johnny Cotter, William Sexton Subs: Dan McMahon (William Sexton), Killian O’ Donoghue (Padraig O’Sullivan), Emmet White (Philip Collins) & Paul Mahony.

Thursday May 14:

Football League Division 3:

Athea 1-18          Claughaun 0-06

Our Intermediates remain unbeaten in the league with a very comprehensive win over a poor Claughaun side in Claughaun on Thursday evening last. The home side opened the scoring with a point, but our boys totally dominated the rest of the match leading at half time by nine points, the highlight been a wonderful goal by the talented James Ryan. The half time score read Athea 1-08, Claughaun 0-02. The second half continued the same as the first half with Athea dominating in all areas and the final score was Athea 1-18, Claughaun 0-06. Team: Matthew Tierney, Raymond Brouder, Tom Collins, Dylan Griffin, Michael Reidy, Denis Greaney(0-1), Padraig Reidy, Jamie Collins(0-1), Ger Collins, Shane Mulvihill(0-7), Gerard Ahern(0-2), James Ryan, (1-1), Neilo Keane, Patrick Ahern (0-1), Kevin Murphy (0-3). Subs: Steven McEnery (James Ryan), Pa Kiely(0-1)(Neilo Keane) John Geoghegan(0-1)(Patrick Ahern), Garry Carroll(Ray Brouder), Eoin McCarthy(Dylan Griffin) & Brian Ahern.

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 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

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Friday May 15:   U8:

Our U8s had a Blitz in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening last. They played very well against teams from Fr. Caseys, St. Kierans and Monagea. Well done to all the boys and girls who attended. Panel: Emma Scanlon, Louis O’Sullivan, Fionn Histon, Jamie Collins, Sean Twomey, Alex Quinn & Jamie Quinn.

Monday May 18:    U14:

We travelled the long journey to Cappamore on Monday evening last to take on the locals in our first game of the U14 league. We had the wind in the first half, but a strong Cappamore team took the game to us from the start. They opened the scoring with a point, but we responded well when Jack O’Connor rose the white flag after great work by Brian English and Eoin O’ Shea. We took the lead when Colin Broderick scored a great goal after Luke Gleeson had been fouled. The home-side hit back with a goal and then Evan Wallace made a super save to deny the opposition a certain goal. Despite the best efforts of our backs, Cappamore scored a second goal with five minutes left on the clock. Jack O’ Connor was on the score sheet again when he taped over a free. Cappamore scored another point, but Jack O’ Connor scored his third point of the night with another close in free to leave the half time score Athea 1-03, Cappamore 2-02. We tried hard in the second half playing into a strong wind, but the home side was very strong. Our young team did not give up and finished strongly with TJ Hunt scoring a goal and a point late on. The final score read Athea 2-04, Cappamore 5-11. Despite the score line our young team did extremely well on the night and we are looking forward to our next match at home in Páirc na nGael in two weeks’ time against Mungret/St.Pauls. Team: Evan Wallace, Danny Brady, Jamie O’Mahony, Brandon Finucane, Eoin Sheahan, TJ White, Thomas McEnery, David O’Connor, Aidan Curry, Brian English, Jack O’Connor, Luke Gleeson, Colin Broderick, Eoin O’Shea, Jack Hunt, Padraig McMahon, Pauric Enright, Andrew O’Riordan, TJ Hunt & Dermot Pierse.

Fixtures for May/June:

Thursday May 21:  U12:

Our U12s are at home to Monagea this Thursday evening May 21. Players are asked to be at the field for 6.20pm and must have gum shields.

Monday June 1:   U14:

Our U14s have a match at home to Mungret/St. Pauls on Monday evening June 1 at 7.15pm. Players are asked to be at the field for 6.45pm and must have gum shields.

Friday/Saturday June 5/6:   U10:

Our U10s have a home Blitz in Páirc na nGael on the weekend of June 5/6. More details to follow closer to the time.

Friday June 12:  U8:

Our U8s have a home Blitz in Páirc na nGael on Friday evening June 12. Players are asked to be at the field for 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.


Friday May 22:    U6, U8 & U10:

Training continues for U6s, U8s and U10s this Friday evening May 22 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.

Monday May 25:    U16:

Training continues for U16s in Páirc na nGael next Monday evening May 25 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday May 26:   U12:

Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening May 26 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.


Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening May 26 at 7pm. 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.


Congratulations to Colaiste Ide agus Iosef and all our Athea players, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, David O’Connor, Jason Dillon, Brian English and TJ White who were part of the U14 football team who won the Justin Herbert Cup in Mick Neville Park on Thursday last. They defeated Colaiste Mhuire, Glenstall and Hazel Wood College to win. Well done to all involved.


Division 3 football league.

Athea 1-18     Claughaun 0-06    Bruff  4-11     Glin  3-10

Athea Ladies Football Club

Congratulations to Athea and Gerald Griffins who contested the u16 Novice League Final on Monday last the 13th of May in Glin referee was Seamus Mulvihill.

Final score Athea 5-11 to Gerald Griffins 4-01
Athea won the toss and played with the wind. From the kick off we won the throw in and had a point on our first attack coming from Capt Meadbh Carmody, we won the kick out and this time finished with a goal from the boot of Ciana Murphy, with the wind at our backs the girls made the most of it and followed with a goal and a point from Aibhlinn Murphy and a point from her sister Ciana and a point from Clare Carmody.  Gerald Griffins got a good goal back but once again we won the kick out and with some excellent passing Aoife Curtin won the ball and put it in the back of the Gerald Griffins net. Meadbh Carmody, Rachel Greaney and Michelle Curtin also scoring points before half time. All our forwards had scored by half time but this would not have been possible but for the huge effort our backs were putting in giving good ball to them. The score at half time was Athea 4-7 to Gerald Griffins 1-1.

We knew that Gerald Griffins would put up a huge fight in the second half as they had the wind at there backs and they started with a goal but our girls didn’t panic and won the kick out and worked it down the field and finished with an excellent point from Aibhlinn Murphy. Our goalie Sarah O’Connor was having a great game in goals and our back line of Ciara O’Shea, Molly Denihan and Melissa McEnery were excellent working very hard to win every ball with our half back line of Grace Ryan, Meadbh Carmody and Michelle Curtin also working very hard and carrying the ball out of defence,  Aine Leahy and Clare Carmody and Noelle Curtin too were working very hard in the middle of the field  as we were playing against a strong wind. Gerald Griffins tagged on 2 more goals but each time they scored we won possession and went back up the field and also scored. We finished strong with another goal from Aiblhlinn Murphy another point from Aoife Curtin and 2 points from Noelle Curtin one of which Noelle cleverly fisted over the bar of which I think was the score of the game. Subs: Amy Ryan and Emer Lenihan playing there part too when they came on. When the full time whistle was blown we had won on a score line of Athea 5-11 to Gerald Griffins 4- 1. Capt Meadbh Carmody received the Novice shield from Tom Madigan.
Team in Full :  Goals Sarah O’Connor, Full back line Melissa McEnery, Ciara O’Shea and Molly Denihan, Half back line of Grace Ryan, Meadbh Murphy and Michelle Curtin 1pt, Mid Field, Clare Carmody 1pt and Aine Leahy, Half Forwards, Ciana Murphy 1g and 1pt, Aoife Curtin 1g and 1pt and Noelle Curtin 2pts, Full Forwards Rachel Greaney 1pt, Meadbh Carmody 2pts and Aibhlinn Murphy 3g and 2pts
Team Managers Sean O’Shea Tom McEnery and Liz O’Sullivan.