Athea United Soccer


The FAI Summer Soccer Schools for 2015 are now underway at over 200 locations throughout the country. Athea Utd are again hosting a soccer camp with the important dates being from Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st. Places are filling up fast so if you want to have your child or children on the soccer camp please book now as places as I have said are filling up quickly.

Sportsworld are the sponsors of this ears FAI Summer Soccer Schools and once again the important dates to remember are from Monday, July 27th to Friday, July 31st at The Vales. 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.

However those who book a place on the camp a week before the start date the cost will be €75 which is also the cost for walk-ons on the week of the camp itself.

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


Next season Athea Utd will be having only one junior team but we will be entering a youths team and also teams at the various underages. We are currently looking for a manager(s) for our U8 and U12 sides or anybody that wishes to help out with these sides. Those interested are asked to contact Secretary Pat Mulvihill on 0877934417 or email [email protected]


The club sends its congratulations to junior player Kevin O’Keeffe who got married to Fiona Dee last Friday. Wishing the couple the very best of health and happiness into their futures together.


The club extends its sympathy to the family, relations and friends of John Joe Barrett, Lower Athea who passed away recently. May He Rest In Peace.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 6th at White’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €19700. Numbers drawn 17, 29, 31, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Tom Quinn, Kilmorna. Pat Buckley, Athea. Margaret Sheehy, Lower Dirreen. Joan Dalton, Glenagower, Athea. Patrick Kiely, Athea.

Sellers Brouder’s Shop & Agatha.
New Jackpot €19800 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, July 13th.

Athea GAA

Athea GAA

Friday July 10:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers Minor:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers are away to Shannon Gaels in Ballyhahill this Friday evening July 10 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Sunday July 12:

Athea Minor 13 aside:

Our Minors have a match at home to Mountcollins this Sunday July 12. Time to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday July 14:

Athea Minor 13 aside:

Our Minors have a match away to Crecora/Manister on Tuesday evening July 14. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

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 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

Wedding Bells:

Congratulations and best wishes to Kevin O’Keeffe and Fiona Dee who were married on Friday last. We wish them both a long and happy life together. A great day was had by all.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Athea 2-08                   St. Kierans 3-07

Our U16s travelled to Coolcappa on Monday evening last to take on St. Kierans in the fourth round of the league. This was a tough physical game with not an inch been given by either team. We had loads of possession in the first ten minutes, but could not convert it into scores. St. Kierans opened the scoring in their very first attack with a well taken point. Shortly after they added another point and then hit us for a goal. We got our first score of the half when Alan Kelly pointed a free after seventeen minutes. The home side tapped over a point of their own, but we responded well when Alan Kelly rose the white flag. John Sexton narrowed the gap when he scored a great point after good work from Micheál Ambrose, just before half time St. Kierans scored another point to leave the half time score Athea 0-03, St. Kierans 1-04. We were quick of the mark in the second half when Alan Kelly pointed following a pass from Sean Ryan. Soon after St. Kierans got their second goal of the night, but we responded well when Alan Kelly and Sean Ryan got a point each. The home side got a point of their own, but Liam McAuliffe scored a brilliant goal after a pin point pass from Micheál Ambrose to close the gap to two points. Unfortunately our backs were caught napping and following a goal mouth scramble St. Kierans booted the ball to the back of our net. They followed this up with two points and the game looked all over. Our boys did not give up. They dug deep and two points from Liam McAuliffe brought us back into the match. Shortly after Sean Ryan went on a surging run up the middle of the field, pass the ball off to Jack Vaughan who made no mistake finding the back of the net to close the gap to two points once again. With time almost up, Athea threw everything at St. Kierans, but we could not get the goal we needed to win the game. At the final whistle the score was Athea 2-08, St. Kierans 3-07.

Panel: David O’ Sullivan, Mark McAuliffe, Shane Ambrose, Jack Vaughan, Micheál Dalton, Micheál Ambrose, Cillian Liston, Alan Kelly, Sean Ryan, Andy Ahern, Liam McAuliffe, John Sexton, Jack Gleeson, Brian Sheahan, T.J White, Jack O’Connor & David O’Connor.


Monday July 20: U16:

Our U16s have a match at home to Kilpeacon Monday evening July 20. Players to be at the field for 6.45pm. All players must have gum shields.

Wednesday July 22: U14:

Our U14s have a match away to Granagh/Ballingarry on Wednesday evening July 22. Cars leaving the village at 6pm.All players must have gum shields.


Tuesday July 14: U12:

Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening July 14 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday July 14: U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening July 14 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Cúl Camp:

This year’s Kellogg’s Cúl Camp started on Monday morning last with up to nearly eighty children attending. The coaches had the boys and girls on their toes from the very start. It’s a very enjoyable week so far for all the children and hopefully the weather will be kind to all during the week.

Athea Ladies Football

Athea Ladies Football team would like to congratulate Michelle and Noelle Curtin and Clare Carmody who represented Athea on the County U14 team who won the All Ireland U14C Championship on Saturday last v Derry in Ballymahon in Longford along with there management team of : Barry O’Halloran, Ken Beirne, Ray O Dell, Dan Larkin, Breda Corbett, John Hickey & the entire squad of 29 players. The U14 team won on a score line of 4 goals 12 points to 3 goals and  9 points with our girl Noelle scoring 4 points.