Athea United Soccer


Saturday, January 9th

U14s home to Newcastle West B at 11.30am.

Sunday, January 10th

Juniors away to Carrig Celtic at 11.30am.


Training for the U8s will be resuming shortly, all parents/players will be notified of the recommencement date.


All players check with their respective managers with regard to training times.


Athea Utd again organized a charity tournament on our Astro Turf at The Vales on St Stephen’s Day and this year the money raised is going to The Going Strong. The first game was timed for 11am and all the games went smoothly. We had some close games, especially the semi finals which both went to penalties while just the one goal separating the two teams in the final.


Quarter Finals

Cott-Offside 0 Keane To Win 3

Reidy-Or-Not 1 Saving Roger Ryan 0

Life Of Brian 0 Magic Mike 1

Murphy’s Law 0 Enright-To-Win-It 3

Semi Finals

Keane To Win 0 Reidy-Or-Not 0 (4-3 on pens)

Magic Mike 1 Enright-To-Win-It 1 (1-0 on pens)


Keane To Win 0 Magic Mike 1


The presentations of the trophies took place at The Top of the Town that evening. The winning team, Magic Mike were presented with their winning medals by club secretary Pat Mulvihill and who presented winning captain Michal Reidy with the cup.

The other awards went to Dylan Griffin (player of the tournament), Kevin Murphy (goal of the tournament) and Kevin O’Keeffe (save of the tournament).


The club would like to thank everybody who helped out with the smooth running of the St Stephen’s Day tournament

Thanks to all the players who took part, thanks to Pat King who refereed all the games, to Denise O’Riordan who provided the hot beverages and sandwiches which were most welcome, to TJ Reidy whose canopy kept the supporters dry from the rain. Thanks to Kevin O’Keeffe, John Hunt and Pa Walsh for their work in organising the tournament and to John who was MC on the day. A big thanks to Betty & Johnny of The Top of the Town who sponsored the trophies and medals and for the food that night. We raised over €700 for the Going Strong and the club would again like to thank everybody who made the day such a success.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 4th at White’s Bar are as follows –

Jackpot was €22,200. Numbers drawn 7, 10, 20, 25.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Ned Riordan, Athea. Nora Mahoney, Markievicz Park, Athea. Geraldine Ahern, Duagh. Birdie & Michael Kinsella, Athea. Nora & Christopher Mahoney, Athea.

Sellers Paul Collins & Etty Aherne.
New Jackpot €22,300 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, January 11th

Athea GAA

Medal Presentation

After a very successful year on the playing front, our Intermediate team were presented with medals having won both the County League- Division 3 and also the West Limerick Championship. Seamus McNamara, former Athea player and current County Board Assistant Secretary, made the presentations.
A great night was had by all in attendance on the night.


Athea GAA Senior Club AGM takes place this Saturday January 9th in the Clubhouse at 9pm. All are welcome to attend.



Athea GAA club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Curtin family, Moyvane on the passing of Patrick Curtin. May he rest in peace.


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.


New Year:

We would like to wish all our players, members, sponsors and supporters a very happy, peaceful and sporting New Year.


Athea Coiste na nÓg:


Table Quiz:

Many thanks to all those who supported our table quiz on Monday Dec. 28th. Thanks to all who kindly gave spot prizes on the night and to Johnny and Betty Cotter of the Top of the Town Bar.


Winter Welly Walk:

A big thank you to all who took part in our Winter Welly Walk on Friday last. Both young and old enjoyed a very interesting walk through fields, forestry, a ring fort and mountain tops. John Hunt was an encyclopedia of local history for the two hour walk. Many thanks to all those who helped out on the day.



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.