Athea United Soccer


Division 1 League (Sun, January 17th)

Feenagh      (0) 1

Athea Utd (2) 3             Kevin Murphy (3)

After almost two months of inactivity (Sunday November 8th being our last game) soccer resumed with a number of fixtures finally beating the weather. One of those was our junior game away to Feenagh where we recorded a hard earned three one win. Athea dominated the early exchanges and had a few chances before we broke the deadlock when Kevin Murphy finished clinically for his sixth goal of the season. The midfielder got his and our second of the game five minutes before half time when he showed great control to create an opening for himself and his finish matched the build up to fire past the keeper. Half time 2-0 to Athea.

The trend more or less continued in the second half with our front two of Dylan Griffin and Darren Murphy keeping the home defence on their toes while the midfield of Steven McEnery, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill and Murphy creating chances for our two up front. With ten minutes left we made it three nil when Murphy completed his hat trick and his eighth goal of the season, due mainly to the unselfishness of brother Darren who could have scored himself but played the ball to Kevin to get his first hat trick of the season. Just before the end Feenagh got one back from the penalty spot Full time 3-1.

Team: Pa Ahern, Mike Reidy, Jamie Collins, Padraig Reidy, Matthew Tierney, Steven McEnery, Gerard Ahern, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Murphy, Dylan Griffin, Darren Murphy. Subs James Ryan, Martin Chawke, Joe Vaughan.

Referee: Tony Fitzmaurice.

Youths Division 2 League (Sat, January 16th)

Glantine v Athea Utd, walkover to Athea Utd


Saturday, January 23rd

U14s home to Newcastle West B at 11.30am.

Youths home to Carrig Celtic at 2.30pm.

Sunday, January 24th

Juniors home to Rockhill Rovers at 2.30pm.


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 7pm


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


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 18th at Batt’s Bar are as follows –

Jackpot was €22,400. Numbers drawn 5, 10, 14, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Sean Fitzgerald, Athea. Triona Costello, Asdee. Padraig O’Connor c/o Kostal. Ann & James Quirke, Duagh. Patricia Scanlon, Glin.

Sellers Mike Buckley, Etty Aherne.
New Jackpot €22,500 at JP’s on Monday, January 25th.

Athea GAA

Croke Park Draw:

Athea are selling tickets for the National Club Draw for 2016. First prize is a new Opel Corsa car, 2nd prize a Trip with the 2016 All-Stars, while 3rd prize is a travel voucher for €1,500. There are many more excellent prizes to be won. Tickets are €10 each and are available from Committee members. All support would be greatly appreciated as all monies raised from the sale of these tickets will go directly against the cost of our pitch development. Please contact Mairead Donovan or Jacqueline O’Connor for more details.

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.


Congratulations to Tom and Caroline Collins on the birth of their son during the week.


The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the O’Halloran family on the passing of Sean. May he rest in peace.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:


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.