Athea United Soccer

U12 Division 3 (Sat, February 13th)

Athea Utd     (2) 5   Mountcollins (1) 1

Our twelves maintained their unbeaten record in the league with a five one win over Mountcollins at The Vales last Saturday afternoon. The first half saw few chances but enough to give us a narrow lead at half time. We opened the scoring through Fergal Pierse and James Broderick restored our lead before half time after Mountcollins had earlier equalized. The second half saw the Athea side improve and we created a good few chances and were rewarded with three further goals, Gearoid O’Sullivan making it three before Michael Walsh added two more goals to cap off a good display, especially in the second half.

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Evan Curry, Callum Buckley, Calum Gleeson, Daire O’Shea, Fergal Pierse, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Michael  Walsh, James Broderick, Rory O’Mahony, Killian O’Connor, Donnacha Barrett, James Lee. Referee: Pat King.

Desmond Cup 1st Round (Sun, February 14th)

Athea Utd     (0) 0 Rathkeale A  (1) 2

We faced premier side Rathkeale A in the first round of the Desmond Cup last Sunday morning and it was the visitors that left The Vales with a two nil win. On reflection the score line was about right as while we had a few chances the away side had the quality on the day. This was our first defeat since losing to Glin Rovers in the Munster Junior Cup so hopefully we can get on another good run.

Team: Pa Ahern, Mike Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Padraig Reidy, Martin Chawke, Steven McEnery, Kevin Murphy, Joe Vaughan, Jamie Collins, Darren Murphy, Dylan Griffin. Subs Gerard Ahern John Cotter, Jonathan Mulvihill. Referee: Donie O’Gorman.


Saturday, February 20th

U14s away to Shountrade at 1pm.

Youths away to Broadford Utd at 2.30pm.

Sunday, February 21st

Fixture to be confirmed.


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.


Our second competition of the season will be getting underway the weekend after next. We would like to have all cards returned by this Saturday, February 6th as all entries etc have to be typed up. Mike Hayes is sponsoring this Last Man Standing competition and the club thanks him for this. Prize money is €300 while the club are giving €50 to the winning seller.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for February 15th at White’s Bar are as follows –

Jackpot was €22,800. Numbers drawn 15, 20, 22, 25.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Margaret Reidy, Upper Athea. Betty Murphy c/o Top of the Town. Mary Brosnan, Athea. Tim, Mike, Padraig & Mark, Upper Athea. Mary Riordan, Dirreen.

Sellers Brouder’s Shop &Agatha.
New Jackpot €22,900 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, February 22nd.

Athea GAA

Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Draw):

The Club Limerick Draw (Mackey Draw) will recommence in March and we would really appreciate your support. The draw is an important source of revenue with 50% of all funds collected returned to the local club with the remaining money going towards the development of our county teams, the Green & white, etc. CLUB Limerick Draw also provides Clubs with Finance to Fund their ongoing developments both on and off the field. All members this year will receive a 10% discount card which can be used in Elverys, Limerick Race Course, Limerick Greyhound Stadium, Thomond Park Stadium, Irish Country Hotels and Timmy Macs Resturant in the Woodlands House Hotel Adare. Like previous years there will be 10 monthly draws from March to December. This year’s prize fund has been increased with in excess of €300,000 up for grabs. For the March and June draws there will be a star 1st prize of €20,000 cash or a choice of car. The top prize for all remaining draws will be €10,000. The second prize will be €3,000, third prize €2,000 and fourth prize €1,000. With sixteen other cash prizes up for grabs plus a guaranteed Lotto Jackpot of €10,000 every month there are lots of chances to be a winner.  If you would like to find out more and join for the coming year please feel free to contact any committee member or our draw coordinator Mairead Donovan.

Total Prize Fund in Excess of €360,000

Guaranteed Star Car Prizes March 161 LK & June 162 LK.

All draws

1st Prize €10,000

2nd Prize €3,000

3rd Prize €2,000

4th Prize €1,000

5th – 9th Prize €500

10th -20th Prize €250

Guaranteed Lotto Jackpot €10,000 Every Month (Match 4 numbers 1-36)


The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to Diarmuid O’Riordan and the O’Riordan family on the passing of Jerry O’Riordan. May he rest in peace.

West Board All-Star Award:

The Club would like to congratulate Shane Mulvihill who was selected as West Intermediate Football All Star for 2015. Shane was one of our most prominent members last year and his free taking abilities were top class. Shane will be presented with his award on February 20 in The Rathkeale House Hotel. Well done Shane. Anyone who would like to be there on the night tickets are available from Jacqueline.

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.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:



Training for U10s resumes in the hall on Friday evening February 26 from 7.15pm to 8pm. There will be a charge of €2 per player. Gum shields are compulsory.


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.