Athea Utd AFC

Premier Division 3 (Jan 22nd 2017)

Athea Utd   (1) 2         Darren Murphy,   Kevin Murphy

Glin Rvs     (1) 2

Whenever a team equalises in the injury time the general narrative would be that they were lucky. On Sunday however the Athea players will feel that they were very unlucky to finish the game with only a point to show for it. It was one of our best if not our actual best performance so far this season. We started confidently with an extended period of possession. Our reward for it was a goal finished very well by Darren Murphy from outside the box. It came after a move involving Jamie Collins, Sean Ryan, Gerard Ahern and Dylan Griffin. It was our own fault that we conceded a quick equaliser as we sat back to easily having taken the lead.

We got back to playing good football before half time and felt we should have capitalised on our good play. Clear cut chances were hard to come by and we began to wonder if we would ever be given that chance. Glin however were the team to take a chance as they scored a very good second goal despite the best efforts of Cillian O’Connor, who had an excellent game in goal. We pressed and pressed for an equaliser. Sean Ryan hit the bar and Darren Murphy, Kevin Murphy and Dylan Griffin all went close. It was two minutes into injury time however that the ball was played to Kevin Murphy outside the box and he hit it on the half volley into the top corner. A brilliant goal to secure a well deserved point.

Team: Cillian O’Connor, Michael Reidy, Padraig Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Jamie Collins, Sean Ryan, Gerard Ahern, Gerard Collins, Kevin Murphy, Darren Murphy, Dylan Griffin. Sub Mark Reidy for Joe Vaughan. Also Matthew Tierney, Dan McMahon, Ronan Hayes, Peter O’Connor, Stephen McEnery.

Referee Ger O’Connor

Youths Division 1 (Jan 21st 2017)

Athea Utd   (2) 2     Andy Ahern (2)

Carrig Cel   (2) 4

Team: Seamus Leahy, John Sexton, Cillian Liston, Timothy Tierney, Adam Casey, Jayden Palmer, Cian Enright, Sean Ryan, Joseph Dalton, Andy Ahern, Michael Dalton

Referee Donie Wallace

U14 Cup v Ferry Rangers was off


Saturday, January 28th     

U12s away to Abbeyfeale Utd at 11.45am.

Sunday, January 29th   

Juniors away to Newcastle West at 11.30am.


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


Killeaney v Athea Utd 


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 23rd are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,300. Numbers drawn 13, 15, 19, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Nora Long O’Connor, Asdee. Breda & Margaret c/o Listowel Tidy Towns. Angela Cusack c/o Kostal. Pat Kennelly, Knockanure. DD Dolan c/o Paudie Reidy.
Sellers Margaret Reidy & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €6,400 at White’s Bar on Monday, January 30th

Athea GAA


Our A.G.M. will take place this Saturday night January 28 in the club house at 9pm. All are welcome to attend.

Intermediate Football Championship Draw 2017:

There are two groups of six teams who will contest the Championship.

Group 1: Glin, Claughaun, Mungret, St. Senans Bruff & Galbally.
Group 2: Athea, Cappamore, Pallasgreen, Mountcollins & Castlemahon.

Round 1: Athea v Castlemahon

Round 2: Athea v Cappamore,
Round 3: Athea v Pallasgreen,
Round 4: Athea v Mountcollins,
Round 5: Athea v Gerald Griffins.

Lip Sync Battle:

The demand for tickets for the Lip Sync Fundraiser has exceeded all expectations. Tickets are now fully sold out. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS FOR SALE AT THE DOOR. We wish to advise that there will be 450 – 500 seats available on the night but the stage will be visible to all. There will also be screens erected to improve the audience’s experience. There will be no reserved seating (except for our VIP guests – who are our main sponsors). Doors open from 7pm. We are currently sourcing spot prizes for our raffle on the night – please get in touch with any member of the committee if you would like to donate. As part of their fundraising efforts, 4 lip sync acts are currently planning events.

There will be a Darts Tournament at Brown Joes Bar on Friday January 27th organized by the ‘Brown Joes Burlesque Boys’. There is a €5 entry fee and the tournament starts at 9pm sharp.

A  Quiz at the Knockdown Arms on January 27th is currently being organized by ‘The Druids of Lalaland Act’. There is €100 up for grabs for the winning table. Quiz starts at 9pm!

A Duck race will take place on January 29th at 12pm at the Bridge Athea organized by the Top of the Town Zombies (Ducks currently on sale at Shops & Pubs in Athea)

‘The Tina Divas’ have a hamper up for grabs at Kathleen’s Hairstylists! All you need to do is sponsor the group and you are in with the chance of winning!! Please spread the word!

Limerick GAA – Season Ticket 2017
Limerick GAA recently launched their Season Ticket for 2017 with proceeds going towards the Limerick Senior Hurling training & development fund. The tickets cost €100 are now on sale. This would make an ideal present for the GAA fanatic in your household. The season ticket entitles the bearer to free entry to ALL Limerick County Board Club games in 2017, the option to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final Ticket (if Limerick Senior Hurling team are involved) & Discounts available from a wide variety of outlets including Elverys, Limerick Greyhound Stadium, JJ Kenneally & Sons Jewellers, Irish Country Hotels, Limerick Race Course & Timmy Mac’s Bistro & more outlets to follow. Please contact any of our committee members or Jacqueline on 086-0670091 for more details.

Cards took place at Brown Joes bar on Monday evening last. The winners with thirteen games were Stevie Leahy, Mary Ita Leahy and Ciaran Griffin. In second place with twelve games were Fr. Duggan, Joe Murphy and Karen Murphy. The winners of the table prize were Gerard O’ Connor, Patsy Ahern and Pat O’ Sullivan. The raffle prize winners were Karen Murphy, Margaret McAuliffe and Norrie Woulfe. Many thanks to all those who supported our card game and we would be hoping to see you all again next week at the Top of the Town bar at 9pm sharp. This is part of the clubs fundraising for the pitch development which to date has cost €130,000. All monies raised will go towards reducing the debt of the pitch development.