Athea Utd AFC



Saturday, August 26th

U16s away to Newcastle West Town B at 2.30pm.

Sunday, August 27th

Junior As home to Granagh Utd at 11.30am.

Junior Bs away to Glantine B at 2.30pm.

Tuesday, August 29th

U16s home to Kilcolman Rovers at 6.45pm.


U12 Division 2 – Athea Utd, Ballingarry A, Granagh Utd A, Kilcolman Rovers, Kildimo Utd, Newcastle West Town B.

U14 Division 3 – Adare Utd, Askeaton, Athea Utd, Breska Rovers, GB Rovers, Glantine, Killeaney

U16 Division 2 – Athea Utd, Ballingarry, Granagh Utd, Kilcolman Rovers, Newcastle West Town B, Shountrade.

Junior As (Premier Division)

Abbeyfeale Utd, Athea Utd, Ballingarry, Broadford Utd, Carrig Celtic, Glin Rovers, Granagh Utd, Newcastle West Rovers, Rathkeale, Shannonside.

Junior Bs (Division 3)

Athea Utd B, Ballingarry B, Broadford Utd B, Carrig Celtic B, Creeves Celtic, Glantine B.


The registration for the 2017-2018 season again remains unchanged from the previous season –
U/8s, U/10s & U/12s €20 per player.
U/14s €25 per player.
U/16s €30 per player.
Juniors As and Bs €50

Underage Family Discount –
There will again be a underage family discount for families of underage players and for each additional child this will be €10.

For example –

An U/16 player and an U/10 player the registration will be €40

An U/14 player and an U/12 player the registration will be €35


U/10s on Mondays 6pm to 7.30pm

U/12s on Wednesdays 7pm to 8.15pm
U/14s on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.45pm
U/16s Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm
Junior As on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm & Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm.

Junior Bs on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, August 22nd are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,600. Numbers drawn 2, 8, 22, 24.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Agatha Barrett, Athea. Patricia Mulvihill Quinn, Upper Athea. Donie, Daniel, Liz c/o Donies Bar. Sharon Reidy, Athea. Fiona O’Keeffe Rathronan.
Sellers Marian Chawke & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €7,700 at White’s Bar on Monday, August 28th

Athea GAA


I’ve been asked to mention if anyone out their knows the whereabouts of the number 17 and 22 jerseys recently used. Could they please return them to Margaret O’Connor for washing or indeed to Paul Curry, Chairman, a.s.a.p.

500 Draw:

The next ‘500 club draw’ will be held at Gerard White’s on September 2nd. If you still want to buy a ticket for the remaining draws you can do so by contacting any of the committee or ring me on 087-1233361.

Executive Meeting:

Following an executive meeting last Wednesday, it has been proposed that another fundraising effort should be held in the New Year hopefully. So you are asked to get your thoughts together and see what ideas can come through. One of the ideas on the night was to have a top Country and  Western act perform, so get brainstorming, especially those who were involved in the Lip-Sync last year – they may want to ‘come on board’ again. The next executive meeting will be on 5th September.

Pitch Development:

Things are going well with the pitch development and it is hoped in the very near future to have the track lights erected before the darker winter evenings.

Coiste na nÓg:


Thursday August 10:


Athea U12s played their third game on Thursday night August 10 at home to Cappagh in the second phase of the league. The first ten minutes Cappagh were 2-02 to no score ahead, but before half time, the score was Athea 3-02 to Cappagh 3-03. In the second half both teams played some great football and kicked some great scores. When the referee blew the final whistle the score line read Athea scored 6-07 to Cappagh 5-04. Well done and well played to both teams, Team: Thomas Ahern, Calum Gleeson, Donnchadh Barrett, James Hunt, James Lee, Evan Curry, Callum Buckley, James Broderick, Rory Cleary, Rory O’Mahony, Michael Walsh, Tadhg Ahern, Ciaran Hunt & Fionn Histon.

Saturday August 19:


The U14 team had a great win in the Tarbert GAA 7 aside tournament last Saturday in Tarbert. Six teams took part, Tarbert, Ballylongford/Asdee, Ballydonoghue, St.Senans (Mountcoal), Shannon Gaels (Glin/Gerald Griffins) and Athea. We played four games, defeating Ballydonoghue in the semi-final and Tarbert in the final. The panel of ten players played exceptionally well especially player of the tournament Gearoid O’Sullivan in goals. The panel was Eoin O’Shea (Capt), Andrew O’Riordan, Brandon Finucane, T.J. Hunt, Paraic Enright, Conor Mullane, Daire O’Shea, Cillian O’Connor, Gearoid O’Sullivan and Michael Tierney.

The full 15 aside team are currently training hard for their county semi final against Monaleen which is fixed for Athea on Monday evening September 4 at 7.15pm. They are playing Ballylongford/Asdee in a challenge

match this Thursday in Athea at 7p.m.

Monday August 21:

U8 & U10 Blitz:

We hosted an U8 and U10 blitz in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening last. Over one hundred players from Ballydonoghue, Mountcollins, Shannon Gaels and Athea took part in the blitz. All teams played three games each with all children getting to play. Athea U8s and U10s did extremely well in their games showed great levels of skill and getting some great scores. There were refreshments afterwards in the clubhouse for all the children and for all who attended on the night. Thanks to our referees, Kevin O’Keeffe, Ronnie Twomey, Neilus Hunt and David O’Connor. A big thanks also to anyone who helped out on the night, it is greatly appreciated.

Fixtures for August/September


Friday/ Saturday August 25/26:

Our U10s have a regional Blitz on Friday/Saturday August 25/26 in Mick Neville Park. Date and time to be confirmed by text.

U14 County Semi-Final:

Monday September 4:

Our U14s will play Monaleen in the County semi-final in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening September 4 at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing for 6.30pm. 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.