Athea United


The FAI Summer Soccer Schools for 2015 are now underway throughout the country. Athea Utd are again hosting a soccer camp and this commences next Monday July 27th and runs all week. Places are filling up quickly and we have limited places available so if you want to have your child or children on the soccer camp please book now. PLACES ARE LIMITED.

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 booking  a place on the camp this week 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 at or by calling 1890 653653

There is no change to the cost of club registration from the 2014-15 season so the fees for the upcoming 2015-16 season are as follows
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.
Youths €35 per player.
There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.
For example a family with an U/8 player and an U/10 player the registration will be €30, a family with an U/16 player and an U/12 the registration will be €40 while a family with a youths player and an U/14 player will be €45

In line with club policy no player(s) will be allowed play for Athea Utd in the schoolboy league or junior league until they have their registration paid. All managers are to collect the respective registration and to implement this club policy.JUNIOR REGISTRATION NOTICE FOR 2015-16
Would all Junior players please take note that the registration fee for the coming 2015-16 season is €50.


The 2015/16 junior season commences on Friday, August 21st.


Pa Walsh is the club’s registrar for the coming 2015/16 season.


Athea Utd will be having teams in all age groups. However we are still looking for manager for our U8 team so if anybody wishes to help out with this side please contact Secretary Pat Mulvihill on0877934417 or email [email protected]


As part of the Athea Parish Festival we plan to run a junior soccer tournament at The Vales on Monday, August 3rd (Bank Holiday Weekend). The format would be two semi finals and the final afterwards. Duration of games to be 30 minutes per half, straight to penalties in all games in the event of a draw. We will have full details in next weeks notes.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 20th at Batt’s Bar are as follows –
Jackpot was €19,900. Numbers drawn 15, 20, 24, 26.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Joan O’Connor, Kilcolman. Shelia Hickey, Listowel. Jim Mulvihill, Upper Athea. Bridget O’Connor, Markievicz Park, Athea. Jim Carmody, Templeglantine.

Sellers Agatha & Brouder’s Shop.
New Jackpot €20,000 at JP’s on Monday, July 27th.

Athea GAA

Athea Gaa “Gone To The Dogs”:

To raise much needed funds for our proposed pitch developments we are holding a Race night at the Greyhound stadium in Tralee on Saturday August 15. Athea Ladies will also be celebrating their 25th Anniversary on the night. This will be a great night out for all the family including face painting, bouncing castle, best dressed lady, best dressed man, spot prizes, etc. Tickets are on sale at a cost of just €10 euro each and this includes entry into the races and entry into the Buster draw for €500. Children are free. All support would be greatly appreciated.

At the moment there is still an opportunity to sponsor a race at our race night.

  • Sponsor a Race on the night – €500 (includes a full page ad in Programme)
  • Joint Sponsor a Race – €250 (includes a half page ad in Programme)
  • Place a full page advert in the Race Programme – €100
  • Place a half page advert in the Race Programme – €50

Please contact either Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091, Paul Curry on 087-6501673 or Liz O’ Sullivan on 087-6699783 or any member of the committee Paul Collins, Leo Geoghegan, MaryIta Casey, Eilish Geoghegan, Roger Ryan, Neddie Hunt or Mairead Donovan if you would like to support our fundraiser.

Club Draw 2015:

The next of our club draws will be held at Brown Joe’s bar this Saturday July 25. If anyone still wants to purchase a ticket please contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673. There are seven draws left with a total prize fund of €11,800 to be won

Matches: Minor County 13 aside:

Athea 9-07          Crecora/Manister  3-08

Athea played their first minor match in the County 13 aside competition against Crecora/Manister in Crecora on Tuesday evening last. This was a game full of goals and thankfully Athea got nine of them and in a very exciting game. We were first on the scoreboard when Brian Sheahan scored a goal after thirty seconds. The home side responded with a point of their own but a goal each for James Ryan and Brian Sheahan gave us a commanding lead. The home side fought back and scored three unanswered goals to take the lead. Shortly after Sean Ryan scored a point to level the match, but the opposition went ahead again when they scored another point. However we went in ahead at the break thanks to three points, one from James Ryan and two from his brother Sean which left the score at the break Athea 3-04, Crecora/Manister 3-02. At the start of the second half the home side scored two points to level the match. We took the lead once again when Brian Sheahan got his third goal of the night. Jack Denihan who had a fine game scored a point but the opposition railed again and scored a goal to bring the gap back down to one point. From then on our boys upped a gear, goals from Ronan Hayes, Jason Kelly, William Sexton and Sean Ryan gave us an unassailable lead. The home side scored a goal and three points to close the gap but points from William Sexton and Sean Ryan added to a great goal from the boot of Tony McAuliffe gave Athea the win on a score line of Athea 9-07, Crecora/Mainster 4-07.

Team: Conor Fitzgerald, T.J Doherty, Jack Vaughan, Killian O’ Donoghue, Jason Dalton, Jason Kelly, Sean Ryan, James Ryan, William Sexton, Jack Denihan, Ronan Hayes, Tony McAuliffe, Brian Sheahan & Micheál Ambrose.


Friday July 24:

Athea Minor 13 aside:

Our Minors have a match away to Kilteely/Dromkeen on Friday evening July 24. A bus will leave the village at 5.20pm. 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

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Wednesday July 22:U14:

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

Wednesday August 5: U14:

Our U14s have a match at home to Shamrock Gaels on Wednesday evening August 5. Players to be at the field for 6.45pm and all players must have gum shields.


Friday July 24: U6, U8 & U10:

Training continues for U6s, U8s and U10s in Páirc na nGael this Friday evening July 24 at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday July 28: U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael this Tuesday evening July 28 at 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields.


Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening July 28 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.

Athea GAA ‘Gone To The Dogs’ – August 15th 2015

In aid of upcoming Pitch Improvement Works

You may well be aware by now that Athea GAA club is proposing to carry out pitch improvements later this year as part of an overall Club Development Plan. The first phase of the Plan is targeted to be carried out in August/September. The works which will cost in excess of €100k entail reprofiling the existing pitch and carrying out extensive drainage works as well as laying a sand carpet pitch. Once completed the pitch will be of the highest quality and much more durable in bad weather. A number of fund raising initiatives have been held in 2015 and we have received great support to date. To help raise additional money and to reduce the amount which we will have to borrow we have planned a Gone to the Dogs night on Saturday August 15th 2015 in Tralee Greyhound Track. We are seeking support to help make the night a great success.

In you are in a position to support us the following sponsorship options are on offer:

  • Sponsor a Race on the night – €500 (includes a full page ad in Programme)
  • Joint Sponsor a Race – €250 (includes a half page ad in Programme)
  • Place a full page advert in the Race Programme – €100
  • Place a half page advert in the Race Programme – €50

Tickets are also on sale at €10 each which includes admission on the night and entry into the buster draw. Children are free. The night should be a great social event for the Club and Community and will also celebrate the Athea Ladies Football Club’s 25th Anniversary since its foundation and first County title win. A number of the players past and present, including the “10 in a Row” team, will be there to celebrate the occasion. There will be face painting, bouncing castle, best dressed lady, best dressed man, spot prizes, etc. on the night. Your support of this event would be greatly appreciated and will help us deliver a project at Páirc na nGael which can be enjoyed by many from the Community for years to come.

If you are interested in supporting us in any way then please contact Paul Curry 087 6501673, Jacqueline O’ Connor 086 0670091 or Liz O’ Sullivan 087 6699783 or any member of our committee.