Athea Utd AFC

Premier Division (Sun, April 9th)

Killeaney (1) 3

Athea Utd (1) 4    Jamie Collins, Shane Mulvihill (2), Kevin Murphy

Team: Cillian O’Connor, Michael Reidy, Mark Reidy, Mark O’Connor, Padraig Reidy, Kevin Murphy, Ger Collins, Shane Mulvihill, Jamie Collins, Darren Murphy. Subs Steven McEnery, Ronan Hayes.

Referee John Roche 


Wednesday, April 12th
U14s home to Abbeyfeale Utd B at 6.40pm

Saturday, April 15th
U10s away to Askeaton at 11.30am

Sunday, April 16th
Juniors away to Broadford Utd in the Desmond Cup at 11.30am


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


Athea Utd are delighted to announce that the FAI will be running a Kick Start 1 coaching course here at The Vales on Saturday, April 29th. FAI Development Officer Barry McGann will be taking the course which will last the full Saturday. All our managers/coaches, junior players as others within the club who would like to do the course should contact club secretary Pat Mulvihill on 0877934417.


Athea Utd are delighted to announce that we will again be running a FAI Soccer Camp this year. The camp will take place at The Vales from Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age.
There will be more details available over the coming weeks.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, April 10th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,700. Numbers drawn 9, 10, 15, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Noreen & Denis Murphy, Athea. P O’Sullivan, Abbeyfeale. Chloe, Leah, Doreen, Ardagh. Norma Long O’Connor, Asdee. Sabrina Cahill, Ardagh.
Sellers Top of the Town & Agatha.
New Jackpot €5,800 at The Top of the Town on Monday, April 17th

Athea GAA

GAA History:

Jamie Kelly of Clash has agreed to interview people and put together a booklet on the history of Athea GAA as its coming up to the anniversary of the club. There are many knowledgeable individuals in the parish who know so much about past matches, players, incidents that occurred and so much more. If anyone out there wouldn’t mind doing a short interview with Jamie they might let  Chairman Paul Curry know or indeed any of the committee.

As it would be lovely to have this keepsake in years to come names that have been mentioned with an abundance of past GAA knowledge in Athea are Johnny and Conor Mullane, Billy Collins, Sean Hanrahan, Seanie Connors, Tom O’Keeffe, Timmy Woulfe. If anyone can think of anyone else who might give a few minutes of their time to help Jamie in his search for information you might come forward, it would be great.


Athea will have their 1st Championship game against Castlemahon at the end of next week. The date and time has still to be confirmed. We wish them well in this first game.


Sympathy is extended by the club to Margaret O’Connor, Upper Athea and Jerry Brouder of Templeathea on the death in England of their sister.


Congrats and well done to the Athea U14s boys who played against Shannon Gaels on Monday evening last in Ballyhahill. They had an outstanding game and the scoreline of 6-10 to 1-2 showed this.

Team: Gearóid O’Sullivan, Pierse O’Brien, James Lee, Cillian O’Connor, Dermot Pierse, Andrew O’Riordan, Eoin O’Shea, Brandon Finucane, Conor Mullane, Daire O’Shea, Michael Walsh, Callum Buckley, Gavin Ambrose, T.J. Hunt, Evan Curry, James Broderick.


The final card game of the season took place at the Top of the Town on Monday night last. The club extends a sincere thanks to everyone who supported the games during October until now. Hopefully the cards will be back again in the Autumn – see you then.