Athea United AFC

Premier Division (Sun, April 23rd)

Newcastle West  (2) 3

Athea Utd          (2) 4   Kevin Murphy (3), Shane Mulvihill    

Team: Pa Ahern, James Ryan, Jamie Collins, Joe Vaughan, Padraig Reidy, Kevin Murphy, Ger Collins, Shane Mulvihill, Darren Murphy, Gerard Ahern Dylan Griffin. Subs Ronan Hayes, Mathew Tierney.

Referee Pat King

Youths League Cup (Sat, April 22nd)

Pallaskenry (2) 5

Athea Utd   (2) 2     Andy Ahern, Joseph Dalton

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

Referee Jim Molyneaux


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 this coming 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.


Our latest Last Man Standing competition has produced a result with the two remaining finalists Michael O’Connor and Dylan Lynch have decided to split the winnings and walk away with €150 each. Congratulations to both.

On behalf of Athea United I’d like to thank those who participated and looking forward to see everybody involved again next season.

Thanks – The club would like to thank Darren Murphy for updating the LMS and keeping all those taking part up to date by email.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, April 24th are as follows – Jackpot was €5,900.

Numbers drawn 13, 24, 32, 32. No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Shelia Keane, Listowel. Jim Mulvihill, Upper Athea. Eileen Hannon, Listowel. Anne White, Rathkeale. Peg Cleary, Athea.
Sellers Declan Barrett & Top of the Town.
New Jackpot €6,000 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, May 1st

Athea GAA

County Intermediate Football Championship:

Round 1 (Group 2) of the Co. Intermediate football championship was played on Friday evening last 21st April at 7pm in Tournafulla. (Venue was changed from Mountcollins). Johnathan Hayes was the referee for the occasion.

Athea lined out against Castlemahon on this occasion. This, is was hoped,  would be a good start to the Championship after a disappointing game against Gerald Griffins recently.

The first half was a bit slow off the mark for Athea, however, goals from James Ryan & Kevin Murphy brought us back to leave Athea level with the opposition at half time.

This was a game of two halves and the second half was brilliant for Athea yielding 10pts. The final score was (2-12) to (0-13) with Athea the victors on this occasion.

Team: Denis Greaney (capt), Gerard Collins, Tommy Quaid, Matthew Tierney, Michael Reidy, Martin Chawke, Shane Mulvihill, Mark Reidy, Jamie Collins, Jason Kelly, Pat Ahern, Padraic Walsh, Darren Murphy, Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy. Subs: Jonathan Fitzgerald, Padraig Reidy, Shane Tierney, Neilo Keane, James Ryan, Sean Ryan, William Mullane, Raymond Brouder, Mark O’Connor, William Sexton, Kieran Hartnett, Dylan Griffin, Pa Kiely, Jason Dalton, Thomas Brosnan & Dan McMahon.

Manager: Pat Higgins, Selectors: Humphrey Doody & Derek Byrne. Physio & 1st Aid: Brigid Cahill, Kitmen: Kevin O’Keeffe & Brian McKenna.

The next outing for the team is this Friday, 28th against Cappamore in Ballyagran. (Check time & venue).

Upcoming Fixtures:

Junior B C’ship

Sunday April 30th       Athea vs St. Senans  venue and time tbc

Junior B  League

Tuesday May 2nd       Athea vs Knockaderry  in Athea at 18:30

Club Draw:

The ‘500’ Club draw will be starting up again shortly. This draw is the “mainstay” of the club and once again your support , as always, would be greatly appreciated. Ticket sellers will go house to house but if you’re not home and would like to be in with a chance to win one of the great monthly prizes – you can contact any of the GAA committee. Also if you would like to help to sell the tickets it would be great, especially if you are an Athea team member – it’s vital that everyone helps to reduce the debt on your club.

We have a pitch, walking/running track, clubhouse etc that Athea can be very proud of – ‘so get behind Athea GAA and lend a hand in one way ore another by buying or selling’.

Coiste na nÓg:


Monday April 24:


Our U16s got off to a winning start when they defeated South Liberties by three points in Dooley Park on Monday evening last. Andrew O’ Riordan opened the scoring with a great goal following a pass from John Sexton. Shortly after the home side equalized and added a point to take the lead. The sides were level again when John Sexton pointed a free. We increased our lead with another free this time from the boot of David O’ Connor. With ten minutes to go to the break, Jack O’ Connor burst up the middle, passed the ball to Evan Wallace whose shot was brilliantly blocked down, but Jack was quickest to react and scored Athea’s second goal. The home side came back and scored three unanswered points to leave the score at half time, Athea 2-02, South Liberties 1-04. At the start of the second half the sides were level as South Liberties got the opening point. A second pointed free from David O’Connor edged us in front. Ten minutes into the half, South Liberties got a goal to take a two point lead. Jack O’Connor reduced the lead to a point when he tapped the ball over the bar, but the home side restored their two point advantage when they scored a point of their own. Our boys kept their heads and a long ball in by Michael Tierney broke inside in the square and Gavin Ambrose made no mistake and finished it to the back of the net. Just before the final whistle, two great points from John Sexton left the final score Athea 3-06, South Liberties 2-06. Overall this was a great team performance and they will now be taking a break from matches till after the exams. Team: Colin Broderick, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Brandon Finucane, Thomas McEnery, Jamie O’Mahony, David O’Connor, Aidan Curry, John Sexton, Jack Hunt, Jack O’Connor, Luke Gleeson, Evan Wallace, Andrew O’Riordan, Michael Tierney. Subs: Gavin Ambrose and Padraig McMahon.


All players who have not registered must do so as soon as possible. Please contact Jacqueline or the managers of the teams to register your child.


Thursday April 27:


Our U12s will play their first game of the season this Thursday evening April 27 at home to Granagh/Ballingarry in Páirc na nGael at 6.45pm. All players are asked to be at the field for 6.15pm and gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday April 28:


Our U8s have their first football blitz of the year this Friday evening April 28. Gum shields are compulsory. Venue and time will be confirmed by text.


A text will be sent out to all parents regarding the training times for all age groups for this week.