Athea Utd AFC


The FAI Summer Soccer School, hosted by Athea Utd AFC at The Vales last week was another outstanding success. We had 90 children attending the camp thus proving the growth and popularity of soccer in the country.

Head Coach was Dayle Danaher and the coaches at the camp were Sean Ryan, Rebecca McGuinness, Dean Maune, Dyon Keane, Michael Keane and Leanne Forde with Tagh McEvoy  a coaches assistant. On behalf of Athea Utd like to thank Dayle and all the coaches who looked after all the children last week who did their job in a very professional manner.

All the children received a full kit, backpack and football as well as learning skills and making new friends as well.

Looking forward to the 2018 soccer camp.

NOTE – Thanks also to Ned and Mike who had The Vales in splendid condition for the duration of the camp.


Athea Utd extends its sympathy to the family, relations and friends of Bobby Horgan, Robertstown, Foynes who passed away last week. Bobby was the founding Chairman of the Limerick Desmond Schoolboys/Girls League, a position he held for many years. May He Rest In Peace.   

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, July 31st are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,300. Numbers drawn 11, 24, 25, 28.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Agatha Barrett, Athea. C Mulvihill, Athea. Sean Flaherty, Carrigkerry. Maig Mulvihill c/o Patricia Quinn. Martina O’Connor, Glin.
Sellers Declan Barrett & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €7,400 at JP’s on Monday, August 7th

Athea GAA

Páirc na nGael:

Once again many hands gave of their time to yet again improve the look of the pitch. On Saturday last Pat O’Sullivan and Derek Byrne must be complimented for the brilliant job the did in lining the pitch. It’s now looking fabulous.

Also on Saturday Eddie Barrett and Aidan Curry erected the ‘hippi’ fence – Paul Curry (Chairman) has nick-named them “Chubb and Lanking Fencing”. In all a great day’s work by everyone – well done.


The club extends so many thanks to everyone who gave so generously to their annual church gate collection at the weekend – it was much appreciated and it’s with all your help that Páirc na nGael and Athea GAA is thriving! You can be proud.

Mackey Winners:

Well done to joint winners Kevin O’Keeffe and Roger Ryan who won €500 between them in the Mackey Draw and to John O’Connor who won €100.

500 Club Draw:

The next Club Draw will take place on next Saturday night at Collins’ Bar. If you’re not in – you can’t win, a few tickets still remaining, if you want one phone 087-1233361.


The next championship game will be on this Friday in Abbeyfeale against Mountcollins. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Coiste na nÓg:


Wednesday July 26:


Athea 4–15     Mungret St. Pauls 2–02
The U14s had another good win away to Mungret St. Pauls B on Wednesday last, July 24th. We found it hard to get going in the first half with Mungret St. Pauls posing lots of problems, good displays from Gavin Ambrose, Gearoid O’Sullivan and Pierce O’Brien kept their forwards at bay, so we still led at half time 0–6 to 1–1. The first fifteen minutes of the second half was our best for a while with Eoin O’Shea, Michael Tierney, Andrew O’Riordan and Brandon Finucane taking complete control, we built up an unassailable lead. Final score 4–15 to 2–2.  Our next league game is at home to Claughaun on Wednesday August 9th at 7pm. We hope to play Tarbert in a challenge match this Thursday in Tarbert.
Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Gavin Ambrose, Fergal Pierse, Dermot Pierse, Andrew O’Riordan, Pierce O’Brien, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’Shea, Paraic Enright, Brandon Finucane, Michael Walsh, James Broderick, T.J. Hunt, Cillian O’Connor, James Lee and Evan Curry.
One of the stars of the Mungret Team was 11 year old Muiris Ahern, son of former Athea Senior star, Sean Ahern, Garrygloss (still playing Junior B with Athea) and Grandson of Mossie and Nellie Ahern, Garrygloss.

Thursday July 27:


Athea 5–06     Mountcollins 2–03
Athea were away to Mountcollins on Thursday evening last with a bare team. In the first half Mountcollins were playing with a strong breeze which left the score at half time Mountcollins 2-03 to Athea 1-00. In the second half the Athea team played some great football and outscored Mountcollins by twelve points. It was a great team effort from each of the Athea players well done to both teams; football was the winner on the night. Final score Athea 5-06 Mountcollins 2-03.Team: Tomas Ahern, Donnchadh Barrett, Timmy O Keeffe, James Hunt, James Lee, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Tadhg Ahern, Michael Walsh and Rory O’Mahony.

Fixtures for August:


Monday August 7:

Our U16s will play Cappamore in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening August 7 at 7pm. Players to be at the field for 6.15pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday August 9:

Our U14s will play Claughaun in Páirc na nGael on Wednesday evening August 9 at 7pm. Players to be at the field for 6.30pm.Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Thursday August 10:

Our U12s will play Cappagh in Páirc na nGael on Thursday evening August 10 at 7pm. Players to be at the field for 6.30pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


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