Athea United Soccer


The junior season commences on Friday, August 21st.

The youths season commences on Saturday, August 22nd.

The schoolboys season commences on Tuesday, August 25th with the U16s first into action.

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.


There will be training for the U16s next Tuesday night, August 18th from 7 to 8pm. There will also be registration taken up at training


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Tuesday, August 4th at The Top of the Town are as follows –
Jackpot was €20,100. Numbers drawn 7, 17, 23, 26.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Mary & Josh Keane, Kilmorna. James Dillon, Listowel. Timothy Stack c/o Liz Gould. Tom Geoghegan, Upper Athea. Bridget McCarthy. Kilbaha.

Sellers Brown Joe’s & Declan Barrett.
New jackpot €20,200 at Donie’s on Monday, August 10th.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, August 10th at Donie’s are as follows –
Jackpot was €20,200. Numbers drawn 4, 16, 25, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Dave McElligott, Knockanure.  John McEnery, Moyvane. Ned Black, Athea. My Chub c/o Brouders Shop. Michelle & Grainne, Hillside Drive, Athea.

Sellers Brouder’s Shop & Doreen.
New Jackpot €20,300 at White’s Bar on Monday, August 17th.

Athea G.A.A.

Athea GAA “Gone To The Dogs”:

Tralee Greyhound stadium is the place to be this Saturday night as we are “Gone To The Dogs” to raise much needed funds for our proposed pitch developments later this year. 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.

Bus to Tralee:

If you want to book a seat on the bus to the greyhound stadium please contact Jacqueline O’Connor on 086-0670091, adults are €5 and children accompanied by an adult are free.


Sunday August 9:

County Intermediate Football Championship:

Athea 2-04            Mungret/St. Pauls 0-09

Athea have qualified for the knockout stages of the County Intermediate Football Championship after a hard fought win over Mungret/St. Pauls in Askeaton on Sunday last. This was a very tough physical match and scores were hard to come by. Both sides found it hard to break down each other’s defence, but after eight minutes a long ball in from Gerard Ahern found Darren Murphy on the edge of the square and he made no mistake slotting the ball into the net for the opening score. Mungret/St. Pauls hit back and scored three unanswered points to level the match. Shortly afterwards great work by Dylan Griffin found Gerard Ahern forty yards out, his pin point pass found James Ryan all alone inside the twenty meter line and he rolled the ball past the oncoming keeper for our second goal. The opposition’s running game was causing us problems and they were rewarded when they won a penalty after twenty minutes for a foul inside the box. Kieran Hartnett, who was making his Championship debut saved the penalty brilliantly and cleared his lines to the delight of all the Athea supporters who had travelled to the match. Shane Mulvihill pointed a free after James Ryan had been fouled to extend our lead. Mungret/St. Pauls attacked again this time been denied by the post, soon after Matthew Tierney denied them a certain score when he blocked down superbly. Two minutes to half time Mungret/St. Pauls scored a point but Patrick Ahern raised the white flag after great work by Michael Reidy just before the whistle to leave the score at the break Athea 2-02, Mungret/St. Pauls 0-04. The second half was always going to be tough and it was the city side that scored the first two points of the half to close the gap. James Ryan scored a wonderful point from twenty five yards out to put three between the teams. Mungret/St. Pauls responded well and scored two more points, but the experienced Gerard Ahern split the posts with a wonderful point with fifteen minutes left on the clock. A pointed free for the opposition left just one point between the teams and a nail biting finish ahead of all of us. A combination of poor shooting and brilliant defending, including a super block down by Jamie Collins meant Athea held on for the win and a place in the knockout stages of the Championship on a score line of Athea 2-04, Mungret/St. Pauls 0-09.  A big thank you to all our supporters who travelled to cheer on our boys. Team: Kieran Hartnett, Michael Reidy, Tom Collins, Raymond Brouder, Dylan Griffin, Shane Mulvihill, Jamie Collins, Martin Chawke, Darren Murphy, Gerard Ahern, Shane Tierney, Patrick Ahern, Philip Collins, James Ryan.  Subs: Padraig Reidy (Raymond Brouder), Mark O’Connor (Philip Collins), Sean Ahern (Dylan Griffin), Brian Ahern (Pat Ahern), Pa Kiely, Steven McEnery, Neilo Keane, Dan McMahon, Jason Dalton, Pa Chawke, Timmy Enright & Garry Carroll.


Tuesday August 18:

Minor 13 Aside:

Athea will play Galtee Gaels at home in the Minor 13 Aside Championship on Tuesday August 18 at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday September 2:

County Intermediate Football Championship Round 5:

Athea will play Oola in the final round of the County Intermediate Football Championship on Wednesday September 2 in Croagh at 6.45pm. All support would be greatly appreciated

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 5: Athea V Oola, August 28-30

Quarter-Final: September 5

Semi-Final: September 19

Final: October: 3

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Matches: U14:

Athea 5-19    Shamrock Gaels 2-02.

Our 14s played a must win game against Shamrock Gaels on Wednesday evening last in Páirc na nGael. We started brightly and opened the scoring when John Sexton scored a goal after great work by David O’Connor. We then scored three unanswered points one each for John Sexton, TJ White and a super pointed free from the boot of David O’Connor. We continued to pile on the pressure and a long ball in from John Sexton was fisted to the net by the quick thinking Jack O’Connor. A point each for Brian English and John Sexton gave us a commanding lead. Unfortunately we fell asleep for the last five minutes of the half conceding two goals and two points to leave the half time score Athea 2-05, Shamrock Gaels 2-02. In the second half our boys totally dominated keeping the visitors scoreless for the rest of the match. We scored four goals and fourteen wonderful points to the delight of all the Athea supporters.  Ryan Greaney, John Sexton, Jack O’Connor, TJ White, Jason Dillon, David O’Connor and Jack Hunt all getting on the scoreboard. We will now play Cappamore in the Shield semifinal on Sunday August 23rd in Athea. Well done boys. A big thank you to all our supporters who were there to cheer on our young team. Team: Daire O’Shea, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Brandon Finucane, David O’Connor, Jamie O’Mahony, Thomas McEnery, John Sexton, Jason Dillon, Eoin O’Shea, TJ White, Brian English, Aidan Curry, Jack O’Connor, Ryan Greaney, Luke Gleeson, Jack Hunt, Padraig McMahon & Danny Brady.


Thursday August 13: U12:

Our U12s have a match at home to Granagh/Ballingarry this Thursday evening August 13. Players to be at the field for 6.15pm and all players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday August 14: U8:

Our U8s have a Regional Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening August 14. Cars leaving the village at 6 pm. All players must have gum shields.

Monday August 17: U16:

Our U16s have a match away to Adare on Monday evening August 17. Cars leaving the village at 6pm and all players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Friday August 14: U6 & U10:

Training continues for U6s and U10s in Páirc na nGael this Friday evening August 14 at 6.30pm. All players must have gum shields.

Tuesday August 18: U14:

Training continues for U14s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening August 18 at 6pm. All players must have gum shields.


Training continues for U12s in Páirc na nGael next Tuesday evening August 18 at 7pm. All players must have gum shields.