Athea United Soccer


Saturday, January 2nd –

U12s home to GB Rovers in the cup at 11.30am

Youths at home to Carrig Celtic at 2.30pm

Sunday, January 3rd –

Juniors away to Carrig Celtic at 11.30am


Training for the U8s has finished until after Christmas and will resume in early January. All parents/players will be notified of the recommencement date.


All players check with their respective managers with regard to training times over the holiday season.


Athea Utd are again organizing a charity tournament on the Astro Turf at The Vales on St Stephens Day will money raised this year to The Going Strong. The first game is timed for 11am sharp and is open to all players with an Athea connection. Trophies for the winners and runners up etc will be presented that evening at 7pm at The Top of The Town, Athea.


Team A Cott-Offside – John Cotter (capt), Martin Chawke, Nelius Hunt, Shane Tierney, Sean Ahern Paul Mahoney, Deirdre Fitzpatrick Ryan Carroll.

Team B Keane To Win – Neilo Keane (capt), Ger Collins, Pa Ahern, William Cronin, Joe O’Connor, Brian Sheehy, Gerry Twomey, Jamie Collins.

Team C Reidy-Or-Not – Stephen Reidy (capt), James Ryan, Conor Mullane Pa Chawke, John Geoghegan, Jack Vaughan, David O’Connor Shane Mulvihill

Team D Saving Roger Ryan – Roger Ryan (capt), Padraig Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Mark O’Connor, Sean Liston, Tommy Quaid, TJ Reidy, Maurice Hayes

Team E Life Of Brian – Brian Ahern (capt), Cillian O’Connor, Mark Horgan, Colm Hassett, Kieran Dalton, Tim O’Riordan, John Hunt, Gerard Ahern

Team F Magic Mike – Mike Reidy (capt), Steven McEnery, Sean McGrath, Gary Carroll, Morgan O’Connor Emmet White, Marie Kelly, Dylan Griffin

Team G Murphy’s Law – Darren Murphy (capt), Noreen Barry Sean Ryan Mark Melbourne Mike Ahern, Eoghan Nash Eoin McCarthy Michael Mathews.

Team H Enright-To-Win-It – Timmy Enright (capt), Mathew Tierney, Conor McGrath, Pa Kiely Jack Denihan, Dan McMahon John Brosnan, Kevin Murphy.


11am Quarter Final (A) Cott-Offside v Keane To Win

11.20am Quarter Final (B) Reidy-Or-Not v Saving Roger Ryan

11.40am Quarter Final (C) Life Of Brian v Magic Mike

12 noon Quarter Final (D) Murphy’s Law v Enright-To-Win-It

12.20pm Semi Final (1) Winners (A) v Winners (B)

12.40pm Semi Final (2) Winners (C) v Winners (D)


1pm Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2


  1. First game starts at 11am sharp.
  2. Seven (7) minutes a side.
  3. Players are asked to arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes before kick-off times.
  4. All games will start at designated times.
  5. Moulded studs or astro-turf runners only. No metal studs.


Presentations of trophies will take place at The Top of the Town at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

NOTE All money raised will go to The Going Strong. We will have buckets in a few locations at The Vales on St Stephens Day and anybody wishing do make a donation can do so. There will be hot beverages available, tea, coffee and soup as well as sandwiches. All are welcome to The Vales on St Stephens Day for out now annual Christmas Tournament.


Congratulations to junior player Gerard Collins and his wife Mary Ita on the birth of their first child, a girl Grace. Another Athea Utd supporter.


The club extends its sympathy to Tommy O’Grady of Brown Joe’s Bar on the recent passing of his mother Peg. May She Rest In Peace.


Jackpot   €22,100

No’s. Drawn:  1,  4,  8,  29. No Jackpot Winner

Lucky Dips

John O’Connor, Listowel, James Carmody, Ballybunion

Margaret White, Coole West

Ann Marie Carthy, Lisselton  Kevin Stack, Moyvane

Xmas Draw €50:  Francie Houlihan, Tralee, John Fealy, Athea

Seller’s Prizes: Liz Gould & Agatha Barrett

Next Draw:  January 4th 2016 at  White’s Bar

Jackpot  €22,200

On behalf of Athea Utd Soccer Club I would like to wish all players, managers, officers, supporters, our fantastic lottery ticket sellers, Donal and Lillian at The Parish News a Very Happy and Holy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Looking forward to an injury free year in 2016 and hopefully a successful season for our club.

Athea GAA

Medal Presentation:

A medal presentation for our Intermediate team will take place at the Top of the Town bar on Saturday night January 2. All are welcome to attend.

Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2016:

There are two groups of six teams who will contest the Championship.

Group 1: Cappamore, Glin, Claughaun, Mungret, Bruff & Galbally.
Group 2: St. Senans, Athea, Cappagh, Adare, Mountcollins & Castlemahon.

Round 1: Athea v St. Senans,

Round 2: Athea v Cappagh,
Round 3: Athea v Castlemahon,
Round 4: Athea v Mountcollins,
Round 5: Athea v Adare.

Club draw:

We held our final Club Draw at the Top of the Town bar on Saturday night last. Below are the lucky winners on the night.

€500- Bibi Gleeson, Upper Athea, Athea.

€250- Kieran Harnett, Templeathea, Athea.

€150- Neddie Hunt, Coole East, Athea.

€150- Morgan O’ Connor & Pa Chawke, Athea.

€150- Patrick Ahern, Garrygloss, Athea.

€150- Margaret McAuliffe, Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale.

Hamper: Treasa Sexton, Coole West, Athea

Hamper; Sean McAuliffe, C/O Garrygloss, Athea.

Voucher: Tom Barrett, Fairy Street, Athea.

Thank you to all those who have supported our Club draw this year and to all our ticket sellers. It is greatly appreciated by the Club.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

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. The quiz master is John Hunt so everyone will have to have their thinking caps on for a very enjoyable night.

Winter Welly Walk:

A Winter Welly Walk will take place on Friday January 1st to raise funds to help with the cost of hosting Feile. Registration will take place in the hall at 11.30am. The walk starts at 12 noon and everyone must wear Wellies.

It’s a two hour walk through forests, mountain top and a ringfort and it promises to be an enjoyable day for all the family. The cost is €10 per family or €5 per person.


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.


Our 2016 Calendar is on sale now at Rose’s shop and Collins’ shop at a cost of €10. It has loads and loads of pictures from the year gone by in Coiste na nÓg. These would make a lovely present for people both home and abroad.

Athea Gun Club

Athea Gun Club will hold their Fundraising Dance at the Top of the Town on Sunday, December 27th.

Prizes as follows:

1st – €250 Hamper

2nd – 32” TV

3rd- €50 Hamper.

Tickets can be obtained from any member of the Gun Club

To all members: cards must be in before the 26th of December.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

On behalf of the Gun Club I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Jerry Brouder