Athea United Soccer

Premier Division

Newcastle West Rvs (1) 4

Athea Utd (0) 0

Team: Mark O’Connor, Michael Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Padraig Reidy, Shane Mulvihill, Kevin Murphy, Joe Vaughan, Gerard Ahern, Jamie Collins, Darren Murphy, Cilian O’Connor. Subs used Sean Ryan, Ronan Hayes, Mark Horgan.

Referee Pat O’Connor

Sunday, August 28th

Juniors home to Newcastle West at 11.30am.

Thursday, September 1st 

U12s home to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 6.45pm


U/10s on Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm

U/12s on Wednesdays 7pm to 8.15pm
U/14s Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm
Youths on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Juniors on Tuesdays 7.15pm to 8.30pm and Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm.

Note – Training commences this week for all of our underage teams.


The Registration for the 2016-2017 season remains unchanged from last season –
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.
Youths €35 per player.

Juniors €50

Underage Family Discount –
There will again be a family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10 extra.


U14 Boys will commence on Saturday, September 3rd
U12 Boys will commence on Thursday, September 1st
U10 Boys will commence on Saturday, September 3rd
Youths will commence on Saturday, September 3rd

Juniors will commence on Sunday, August 21st


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, August 22nd are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,600. Numbers drawn 6, 9, 23, 30.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky dips to the following – Andrew Barrett, Dingle. Bridie Brouder, Gale View. Oliver Barrett, Rathronan. Murphy Family, Dirreen. John Barrett, Templeathea.

Sellers Doreen Cahill & Top of the Town.
New Jackpot €6,700 at The Top of the Town on Monday, August 29th

Athea GAA

County Intermediate Football Championship:

Thursday August 25:

Our Intermediates will play Mountcollins in the fourth round of the County Intermediate football Championship this Thursday evening August 25 at 6.30pm in Abbeyfeale. All support is greatly appreciated.

Saturday September 3:

Our Intermediates will play Adare in the final round of the County Intermediate football Championship on Saturday September 3 at 4.30pm in Tournafulla. All support is greatly appreciated.

Pitch use:

At a time when our new pitch is well established we would hope that our club members make full use out of the high quality surface and goalposts. The more practice that a young player puts in the better they get. With the long evenings and dry pitch there is plenty of opportunity for players to use the pitch for practice in addition to training sessions. Some players are already doing so and the extra practice is serving them well. With the facilities we are developing combined with plenty of hard work and practice we won’t be long improving our results.

Facilities long ago:

Submissions are invited from past members who can remember the contrast between pitches long ago and what the current players have available to them. We will add to our notes the best submission received in the next two weeks where the differences are best articulated. Submissions should be handed in to Rose’s shop/Brouders or emailed to [email protected]

We would hope to invite further entries in the coming weeks on “long ago topics” from writers with good memories.

Club Draw:

We held our third Club draw in Batt’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.

The following were winners on the night:

Monthly Prize Money:
1st €500 – Patrice Cleary, C/O Colm Hassett.
2nd €150 – Jim & Bridie Ahern, Templeathea, Athea.
3rd €150 – Tommy Denihan, Lower Road, Athea.
4th €100 – Liam Lynch, Tralee.
5th €100 – John Mahony, Coole West, Athea.
6th €100 – Dr. Kieran Murphy, Westbury House, Athea.
7th €100 – Ann O Sullivan, Ballydwyer.
8th €100 – Gerry Griffin, Brookfield House, Athea.

Sellers Prize €50 – Colm Hassett.

White Paint:

If anyone has any type of unwanted old white paint lying around in an attic or a garage please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091. The paint will be used to line the new pitch for up-coming matches in the next few weeks.

Athea Coiste na nÓg:



Monday August 22:

Our U16s will play South Liberties away next Monday evening August 29 at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.45pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Monday September 5:

Our U16s will play Granagh/Ballingarry away on Monday evening September 5 at 6.30pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.30pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.