Athea Utd AFC


Athea Utd will once again be hosting 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. Bookings can be made at or phone 1890653653.

All participants on the camp will receive an exclusive kit (comprising of jersey, shorts and socks), backpack, football and a certificate of attendance. All coaches on all camps FAI accredited and Garda Vetted as well as having all other courses done which are relevant to the welfare of all participants attending the soccer camps.

Parents / guardians should take note that all bookings made after Tuesday, July 18th will be deemed late bookings and this will see the cost of participation increase to €75 per child. The same fee applies (€75) for walk-ons on the first day of the camp.

There are places still available on the camp at The Vales from July 24th to July 28th so the advice is to book your kids place on the camp asap. Its five fun filed days of soccer skills as well as making new friends so book your place asap.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 10th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,000. Numbers drawn 4, 5, 14, 18.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Liz Gould, Colbert Street. Paddy O’Connor, Ardagh. Kathleen Casey, Chicago. Anne McGrath, Glin. Leesha Mehan, Ballybunion.
Sellers Margaret Dalton & Doreen.
New Jackpot €7,100 at White’s Bar on Monday, July 17th

Athea GAA


The Athea Minors had a challenge game against Abbeyfeale in Abbeyfeale last week. One thought that Abbey would come out easy winners, having a wide area of players. However Athea were only beaten by 2 pts which indeed showed their strength, stamina and eagerness.


The next outing for the Minors is this Friday 14th v Drom/Broadford at 7pm here in Athea at Páirc na nGael.

Sunday 13th Athea/Mountcollins are at home to Ballysteen at 7pm. Your support is welcome.


At present the TUS workers are in the process of organizing a scoreboard which will be erected at the lower end of the pitch in the near future. The debt on the pitch is now under the €40,000 mark and thanks is extended to all who bought tickets for the draw, the 1st of which was held at the Top of the Town on Saturday night last.

Draw Results:

Fully paid up prize of €1,000 went to Paddy Collins, Knocknagorna. Seller: Gerard Collins.

€200 – Bridie Brouder, Templeathea. Seller: Matthew Tierney.

€500 – Mike O’Connell, Cratloe. Seller: Roger Ryan.

€150 – John Redmond, Lower Athea. Seller: Roger Ryan.

€150 – Gerry Moore. Seller: Declan Dalton.

€100 – Pa Walsh, Dalton St. Athea. Seller: Kevin O’Keeffe

€100 – Michael Scanlon. Seller: Declan Dalton.

€100 – Bernie Fitzpatrick. Seller: Patrick Ahern.

€100 – Helen Browne, Athea P.O. Seller: Roger Ryan

€100 – Jim Sullivan. Seller: Roger Ryan.

Sellers Prize: Dan McMahon.

Next draw is at Collins’ Bar.

You can still join in the draw for the remaining draws. Phone 087-1233361

Coiste na nÓg:


Monday July 10:


Our U16s played their first league match at home on Monday evening last, when they played Dromcollogher/Broadford in a cracker of a match. The visitors got off to a great start scoring 2-03 to our own 0-1 which was scored by Michael Tierney. We got back into the game when John Sexton scored his first goal of the night following a great pass from Michael Tierney. The visitors dominated the rest of the half, scoring six points without reply and a late free from John Sexton left Athea trailing by ten points at the break on a score line of Athea 1-02, Dromcollogher/Broadford 2-09. The second half was a different story as our young team upped their game and fought their way back into the match. The comeback started when John Sexton tapped over a free after the very impressive Jack O’Connor was fouled. Three minutes later, Jack was fouled again and John Sexton rose the white flag to narrow the gap. David O’Connor was the mastermind of many of the Athea attacks and popped up to score a wonderful point from thirty yards out, after playing a one- two with TJ White. The visitors responded with a point of their own, but when Jack O’Connor scored a brilliant goal to the delight of the home crowd, it lifted the whole team and they drove on from there till the final whistle. TJ Murphy was having a fantastic game in goals and the backs were tackling as if their lives depended on it. Dromcollogher/Broadford scored their second point of the half, but Athea’s response was fantastic again as John Sexton got his second goal of the night. Another point from the visitors was quickly cancelled out when Athea got their fourth goal, Brandon Finucane’s shot was well saved by the goalkeeper, but Jack O’Connor was on hand to rifle the ball to the back of the net to cut the lead to a single point. With three minutes left on the clock it was all to play for,  we were awarded a penalty when Jack O’Connor was fouled in the box. John Sexton made no mistake finding the back of the net to leave us two points ahead against all the odds. Dromcollogher/ Broadford threw everything they had at Athea in the final minutes, but our team stood strong and the visitors could only manage a single point before referee Frank Minogue blew the final whistle.  The final score read Athea 5-05, Dromcollogher/Broadford 2-13. This leave Athea at the top of the table after three rounds of matches and hopefully this young team will continue to excel as the championship progresses.     Panel: T.J Murphy, Eoin Sheahan, Alex McEldowney, Jack Hunt, Colin Broderick, Jamie O’Mahony, David O’Connor, Aidan Curry, TJ White, Brian English, Jack O’Connor, Andrew O’Riordan, Gavin Ambrose, John Sexton, Michael Tierney Subs: Thomas McEnery, Brandon Finucane, Evan Wallace, TJ Hunt and Danny Brady.

Cúl Camp:

Our Cúl camp began on Monday last with a record number of children attending, all having fun and learning the skills of Gaelic football. More details to follow next week.

Munster U16 Football:    

Well done to the Limerick U16s and their management and especially to our own Jack O’ Connor who was part of the Limerick U16 Football team that reached the Cup final in the John O’ Donovan Memorial Munster U16 football Tournament in Rathkeale on Saturday last. The team recorded a big victory over Waterford, before a hard fought two point win over Tipperary in the semi-final. Unfortunately they lost out to Kerry South in the final, but it was great to see our Club was represent by Jack who played very well when he was introduced to the game.

Fixtures for July:


Wednesday July 12:

Our U14s will play Rathkeale on Wednesday evening July 12 at home in Páirc na nGael at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 6.40pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Thursday July 13:

Our U12s will play Feohanagh/Castlemahon on Thursday evening July 13 at home in Páirc na nGael at 7.30pm. Players to be in the dressing room at 6.45pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Friday/Saturday July 21/22:

Our U10’s will be taking part in a Regional blitz on July 21/22. More details will follow closer to the time. Gum shields are compulsory


Monday July 24:

Our U16s are away to Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue on Monday evening July 24 in Banogue at 7.15pm. Cars leaving the village at 5.50pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated


Friday July 28:

Our U8s will be taking part in a Regional blitz on Friday July 28 More details will follow closer to the time. Gum shields are compulsory


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