Athea Utd Soccer


All at Athea Utd were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Denis Quaid last Friday. Denis was well known in Athea and beyond and part of a well known and respected sporting family. Denis played soccer for the club back in our early years and was an accomplished player and could read the game brilliantly from his role as sweeper. I never had the privilege of seeing Denis play for Athea Utd but have been told by his then team mates that it was a joy to be on the same pitch as him.

Denis is the first Athea Utd player to sadly pass away and on behalf of the club I would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to his brothers Billy, Michael and Tom, sisters Breda, Ellen and Nora Mary and extended family and friends.

May The Light Of Heaven Be Eternally His.

Athea Utd held its Annual General Meeting last Saturday night, May 23rd 2015 at The Top of the Town.

Chairman Denis Murphy. Secretary Pat Mulvihill. Treasurer Clare Ryan. Vice Chairman Ned White. Asst-Secretary Pa Walsh. Asst-Treasurer Kevin O’Keeffe. PRO Pat Mulvihill. Child Welfare Officer Pat Hayes.


Next season Athea Utd will be having only one junior team but we will be entering a youths team. We will be looking for a manager for our junior team as well as our U8s and U12s Those interested to contact Secretary Pat Mulvihill on 0877934417.


At the AGM, a vote of sympathy was extended to the family of Denis Quaid, Dirreen who passed away suddenly last week.


Sportsworld are the sponsors of this ears 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. Again all participants will receive full kits, backpacks and footballs. Like last year the cost is €65 per child with a family discount for 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 the FAI Summer Soccer Schools.

BOOKINGS – Bookings for the Summer Soccer School at The Vales, Athea can be made online or by calling 1890 653653


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 25th at White’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €19100. Numbers drawn 9, 18, 22, 27.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Karina & Mike Buckley, Athea. The Meehans, Ballybunion. Nora Cronin. Ardagh. Bett

Walsh, Listowel. Ellen Quille, Athea.

Sellers Agatha & JP’s.
New Jackpot €19,200 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, June 1st.

Athea GAA

Special General Meeting:

There will be a Special General Meeting for all members to discuss the pitch improvement plan and associated funding requirements this Friday evening at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse. All Club members are invited to attend.

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 any way, please contact Kevin O’Keeffe on 087-7636568.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Marion White (née O’Connor) Gortnagross who passed away on Thursday last and also to the Quaid Family, Dirreen on the passing of Denis Quaid. We would like to offer our sympathy to Denis Sheahan and family, Templeglantine on the passing of his sister Alice O’Connor recently. May they rest in peace.

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:


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.

Wednesday June 17: U14:

Our U14s have a match away to Rathkeale on Wednesday evening June 17 at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 6.15pm. All players must have gum shields.


Friday May 29: U6, U8 & U10:

Training continues for U6s, U8s and U10s this Friday evening May 29 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. All Players must have gum shields.


Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Friday evening May 29 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday June 2: U12:

Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening June 2 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.