Athea GAA


The club wish to offer sincere sympathy to Derek Byrne of Gortnagross and his family on the death of his father Joe last week in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. ‘May the light of heaven be his’.

Intermediate Championship:

The first round of the Intermediate Championship will take place on this Friday 21st April against Castlemahon in Tournafulla t 7pm. All support would be welcome.

U16s Div. 3:

The U16s meet South Liberties on Monday, April 24th at Dooley park at 5.15pm.

Junior B League:

Athea meet St. Kieran’s in Coolcappagh on Tuesday, April 25th at 6.30pm in the Junior B League Round 2.

Intermediate Championship Round 2:

Athea vs Cappamore on April 27th in a location and time to be confirmed.

Rás na Mumhan:

‘Pairc na nGael’ was the hive of excitement and activity on Saturday last when the cyclists, weary after their hard trek, finished their stage 2 to a very welcome refreshments treat served up by Coleen Reidy and other helpers. The area from the hall up to the pitch had many onlookers all cheering the cyclists on. Paul Kennedy of NewcastleWest was presented with his prize there –  well done to all who helped out on the day.

Junior B:

Match last week against Rathkeale. Neilus Hunt, Morgan O’Connor and Roger Ryan are managing the team this year

West Minor A Championship:

Athea/Mountcillins Minors v St. Kieran’s this Friday in Coolcappagh. Time to be confirmed.

Athea Utd AFC

Desmond Cup Q/F (Sun, April 16th)

Broadford Utd 5

Athea Utd    1  (Og)    

Team: Pa Kiely, Mark Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Joe Vaughan, Padraig Reidy, Kevin Murphy, Jamie Collins, Shane Mulvihill, Cillian O’Connor, Darren Murphy, Dylan Griffin. Sub Dan McMahon.

Referee Paul O’Brien

U14 Division 3 (Wed, April 12th)

Athea Utd v Abbeyfeale Utd B, walkover to Athea Utd.


Saturday, April 22nd
Youths away to Pallaskenry at 2.30pm

Sunday, April 23rd
Juniors away to Newcastle West at 11.30am.

U10s away to Rathkeale at 6pm

Tuesday, April 25th
U12s away to Carrig Celtic at 7pm

Wednesday, April 26th
U14s away to Ballingarry at 6.45pm


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 17th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,800. Numbers drawn 2, 9, 18, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Paddy Molyneaux, Ardagh. Siobhan & Pat c/o Peadars. Carmel McMahon, Duagh. Michael McCarthy, Glin. Michael O’Connor Knockanure
Sellers Karina Buckley & Agatha.
New Jackpot €5,900 at White’s Bar on Monday, April 24th