Athea United Soccer


Athea Utd will hold its Annual Awards Night next Friday night, July 15th at The Top of the Town. Time 9.30pm. All are welcome to attend

Parish Tournament 2016 

As part of the Parish Festival Athea Utd ran a very successful underage tournament last Saturday afternoon in the Community Hall at 2 pm. We had four teams taking part with each team playing each other once with the top two going through to the final.

Tournament results are as follows –

Ireland 3 Northern Ireland 2

England 1 Wales 1

Northern Ireland 0 England 2

Wales 4 Ireland 0

Ireland 0 England 4

Northern Ireland 3 Wales 2

As a result of the above games Wales and England qualified for the final. Calum Gleeson put England ahead but Wales rallied and goals from James Broderick, Alex Quinn and Gearoid O’Sullivan put them in a strong position. Calum got his second of the final to bring England back into the game but Wales defended their lead to win the parish tournament. After the final all the players proceeded to the kitchen area where all were presented with medals and Wales captain Ciaran Hunt was presented with the Parish Tournament Cup by Athea Utd Secretary / PRO Pat Mulvihill.

The club would like to thank Tim Sexton for helping out with the teams and the running of the tournament on Saturday. Thanks also to Steven McEnery who refereed all the games at the tournament and to Mike Buckley and Kevin O’Keeffe who got the names and made out the various teams


Athea Utd are delighted to announce that we will be running a FAI Summer Soccer School camp this year. The camp will take place between Monday, July 25th and Friday, July 29th and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age.
This is a great opportunity for your child to develop their football skills, whilst making friends and having fun in the process. Entry to our camp costs €65 per child with a special sibling discount of €10 per child if one or more siblings join the same camp.
An exclusive FAI Summer Soccer School kit, football, and backpack is provided for all children who enrol on our camp this year.
Only a limited number of places are available at our camp this year so we urge people to book as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
To find out more, or book your child’s place at our club

All coaches will be Garda vetted as per FAI policy.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 4th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,900. Numbers drawn 17, 20, 23, 24.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – P O’Sullivan, Abbeyfeale. Eileen Kelly, Athea. Nora Dineen, Ardagh. Kathleen Salomon, Brosna. Mary O’Connor, Markievicz Park.

Sellers Brouder’s Shop & Agatha.
New Jackpot €6,000 at JPs on Monday, July 11th

Athea GAA

Club Draw 2016:

We held our first Club draw in Brown Joe’s Bar on Saturday night last. A big thank you to all who have supported our draw this year. Tickets are still available to purchase. This draw is a major source of funding for us and this year we are hoping you can continue to support us. Your support would be greatly appreciated as all monies raised will help fund the ongoing development of our pitch. Please contact Mairead Donovan on 087-7703673, if you have any queries. The following were winners on the night:

€1000 fully paid up member’s prize – Tommy O’ Mahony, Templeathea.

€200 Direct Debit member’s prize – Elaine Tierney, Knocknagorna.

Monthly Prize Money:

1st €500 – Lal Browne, Dalton Street,

2nd €150 – Dick & Marian Chawke, Gortnagross

3rd €150 – Tommy Denihan, Lower Road,

4th €100 – Pat O’ Connor, Lower Road,

5th €100 – Tom Stackpoole, Gortnagross,

6th €100 – Elaine Tierney, Knocknagorna,

7th €100 – Paudie Mullane, Knocknagorna,

8th €100 – Tommy O’ Mahony, Templeathea.

Sellers Prize €50 – John Geoghegan & Raymond Brouder


County Football League Division 2:

Saturday July 9:

Our Intermediates will play Castlemahon in Division 2 of the County football league in Castlemahon on Saturday evening July 9 at 7.30pm. All support is greatly appreciated.

West Junior B Football Championship:

Sunday July 10:

Our Junior Bs will play St. Senans in the next round of the West Junior B championship on Sunday July 10. Venue and time to be confirmed.

County Minor 13 aside Football:

Friday July 15:

Our Minors will play Crecora/Manister in the County Minor 13 aside football Championship on Friday evening July 15 at 7.30pm. Cars will leave the village at 6pm. All support is greatly appreciated.

Friday July 22:

Our Minors will play Croom in the County Minor 13 aside football Championship on Friday evening July 22 at 7.30pm. Venue to be confirmed by text. All support is greatly appreciated

Athea Coiste na nÓg:

Matches: U10s:

Our U10s played matches against Cappagh and St. Kierans in the blitz in Askeaton on Friday last. We played some excellent football kicking some fine scores. Team: Tomás Ahern, Jim Ahern, Tadhg Ahern, James Hunt, Rory Cleary, Tim O’Keeffe, Ciaran Hunt, Brid Hunt, Ailísa Ahern, Tomás Ahern and Louis O’ Sullivan.



Thursday July 7:

Our U12s will play Claughaun at home this Thursday evening July 7 at 7pm. Venue to be confirmed by text. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.


Friday July 8:

Our U8s have a Regional Blitz in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening July 8. Cars leaving the village at 6.10pm Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.


Monday July 11:

Our U16s will play Ballylanders away on Monday evening July 11 at 7.15pm. A bus will leave the village at 5.30pm sharp. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.


Wednesday July 13:

Our U14s will play Mungret/St.Pauls at home on Wednesday evening July 13 at 7.15pm. Venue to be confirmed by text. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.


Monday July 25:

Our U16s will play Bruff at home on Monday evening July 25 at 7.15pm. Venue to be confirmed by text. Gum shields are compulsory. All support is greatly appreciated.

Cúl Camp:

We will be hosting our annual Cúl camp from next Monday July 11 to Friday July 15. It will be held in Páirc na nGael from 10am to 2.30pm each day.  The cost of the camp is €55 for the first child, €45 for the second child and €40 for the third and any other child. The camp is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years. Each child will receive free GAA gear and backpack. Players need to bring a packed lunch and drink, gum shield, suitable playing gear, rain jacket and changes of gear on wet days, sun cream and baseball hat, towel and water.  For any further information please contact Jacqueline at 086-0670091 or you can book a place for your child on the Cúl camp website, see Please note online booking will close at 12 noon on the Friday prior to the camp.