Athea GAA


U21 County Premier Football Championship:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 2-13      St. Patricks 2-11

Our U21s had a hard fought win over city side St.Patricks in Mick Neville Park on Friday night last. It was St. Patricks who got of to the better start and had two points on the scoreboard after five minutes. We responded well with Mikie O’Mahony, Matthew Brouder and Shane Mulvihill and scoring points to give us a one point advantage. The city side dominated for the next fifteen minutes, kicking six points on the trot to bring their tally to eight points. We came back again just before the break scoring three great points from Gary Vaughan, Mikie O’Mahony and a Shane Mulvihill free which left the score at half-time Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-06, St. Patricks 0-08. We started the second half brightly and we were awarded a penalty when Kevin Murphy was pulled down inside the box. Shane Mulvihill converted the penalty but the city side hit back and scored two points to lead by one after five minutes of the half. A point each from Mikie O’Mahony and Shane Mulvihill was followed by a great goal by Stephen Cahill which seemed to settle the team. Points from Shane Mulvihill, Matthew Brouder and a brace from James Ryan had us in control as we were eight points ahead. Then the opposition scored a point and were then awarded a penalty which was brilliantly saved by Jonathan Fitzgerald and went over the bar for a point. A pointed free from the boot of Shane Mulvihill had us seven points ahead with five minutes left on the clock. Jonathan Fitzgerald was called upon again and made an excellent point blank save but St. Patricks continued to pile on the pressure and scored two late goals to leave just two between the teams. Our boys held on and won on a score line of Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 2-13, St. Patricks 2-11.

Team: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Timmy Finnegan, Jamie Lenihan, Diarmuid Flanagan, Dylan Griffin, William Mullane, Gary Vaughan, Stephen Cahill, Gavin O’Reilly, Mikie O’Mahony, Shane Mulvihill, Conor Moroney, James Ryan, Matthew Brouder, Kevin Murphy. Subs: Padraig Collins, Maurice Hayes, Cian O’Sullivan, Mark O’ Connor, Kieran Hartnett, John Lenihan, Tommy Quaid, Kevin Mahony, Brian O’Connor, Denis Greaney & Jason Kelly.


Sunday November 22:

U21 County Premier Football Championship Round 2:

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play Newcastle West this Sunday afternoon November 22 in Tournafulla at 12noon. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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If there is anyone who would like to get involved in any way with any of our underage teams especially with our U6s & U8s in 2016 please contact Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091. We have a great club and we would love for parents to join our fantastic team of coaches for the coming year.

Table Quiz:

A date for your diaries, Athea Coiste na nÓg table quiz will take place in the Top of the Town on Monday night, December 28th at 9pm. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Athea United Soccer



Saturday, November 21st –

U12s home to Creeves Celtic at 1pm

U16s home to Shannonside at 2.30pm.


Training for the U8s continues every Saturday morning in The Hall from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The U8s are managed by Mike Flynn and James O’Mahony and for players to play U8s they have to be born on or after January 1st 2008.


The following are the training times and these will remain in effect until further notice –

U8s on Saturdays 11.30am to 12.30pm in The Hall.

U10s on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm

U12s on Wednesdays  7pm to 8.15pm

U14s on Thursdays 7pm to 8.15pm

U16s on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Youths on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8pm

Juniors on Wednesdays at 8.30pm and Fridays at 7.30pm


The very popular Last Man Standing Competition resumes after the international break with 21 still standing.

The Top of the Town are sponsoring our first of this seasons Last Man Standing Competitions with €300 going to the winner and the club thanks them for their sponsorship. We also have a €50 sellers prize to the person that sells the winning line.

The very best of luck to everybody left in the competition.


There will be a fundraising dance for Ella Ahern at The Top of the Town on this coming Saturday night, November 21st. Her father Mike is a former Athea Utd player and we would urge people to support this fundraising event this weekend.


If there any persons who would be willing to help out the club by selling tickets for our weekly lottery draw they can contact Pa Walsh, Tim O’Riordan, Clare Ryan, Pat Hayes or any of the committee. Next week’s Jackpot will be €21,700


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 16th at White’s Bar are as follows –

Jackpot was €21,600.

Numbers drawn 4, 9, 19, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Elizabeth Moody, Moyvane. Brid Curtin, Ballyhahill. Ned & Mary Riordan, Clash, Athea. Kealan O’Connor, Ardagh. Kit Horan, Moyvane

Sellers: Agatha Barrett & Etty Aherne

New Jackpot €21,700 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, November 23rd.