Athea Utd AFC


U16 Division 2 (Sat, August 26th)

Newcastle West Town A (1) 1

Athea Utd (2) 4  

Conor Hogan (2), Thomas McEnery, Brandon Finucane

Athea Utd U16s kicked off their season with a 4-1 away win over newly formed Newcastle West Town B in The Demense last Saturday. This was our first competitive game against this opposition and we didn’t know what to expect.

The game started even enough, as always, teams trying to weigh each other up in the first ten mins. Our midfield where holding their own, with our new boy Conor Hogan on the right of midfield, Andrew O’Riordan in the centre winning everything in the air and Eoin O’Shea on the left tormenting their defence with his pace. We opened the scoring on twenty minutes with a goal from Conor Hogan after great interlink play between Eoin O’Shea and Brandon Finucane on the left wing. The game was still ebbing and flowing when we got a break and Thomas McEnery scored a great individual goal. The home side started to put on the pressure and just before half time where rewarded with a goal.

In the second half we had to make a few changes with our influential defender Gavin Ambrose having to come off injured. Town started the second half stronger and we were on the back foot and for the most part they owned the second half, but in fairness to our lads they stayed strong. TJ Hunt and Shane Scanlon put in a shift in the backs.
Michael Tierney was in goals for us in this match and played a
blinder, and Michael set up our third goal from  a long kick out that a determined Brandon Finucane latched onto to score our third, which was against the run of play, and just before full time great work from Pierce O’Brien and Jack Hunt who set up Conor Hogan for our fourth goal and his second of the game.

Over all a good victory for our first game, well done to all the boys, and also to mention Paric Enright, David McEnery and Daire O’Shea who did great service when called upon.

Team: Michael Tierney, Shane Scanlon, Gavin Ambrose, TJ Hunt, Thomas McEnery, Eoin O’Shea, Daire O’Shea, Pierse O’Brien, Andrew O’Riordan, Conor Hogan, Brandon Finucane, Paric Enright, Jack Hunt, David McEnery.

Referee Donie Wallace

Premier Division (Sun, August 27th)

Athea Utd A  (0) 0

Granagh Utd  (0) 1

Team: Paul Kennedy, James Ryan, Padraig Horgan, Jack Burke, Joe Vaughan, Jamie Collins, Gerard Ahern, Ger Collins, Cillian O’Connor, Dylan Griffin, Darren Murphy,

Subs Ronan Hayes, Michael Reidy, Peter O’Connor, Cillian Liston.  Referee Paul O’Brien

Division 3 (Sun, August 27th)

Glantine B    (2) 7

Athea Utd B (2) 2    Brian Sheehy & Peter O’Connor


Saturday, September 2nd  

U14s home to Askeaton at 10.30am

Sunday, September 3rd  

Junior As away to Rathkeale A at 10.30am.

Junior Bs home to Carrig Cel B at 1.30pm.

Tuesday, September 5th

U16s away to Granagh Utd at 6.45pm.

Thursday, September 7th

U14s away to Breska Rvs 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 A, Athea Utd A, Ballingarry A, Broadford Utd A, Carrig Celtic A, Glin Rovers A, Granagh Utd, Newcastle West Rovers A, Rathkeale A, 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 Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm
U/14s on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.45pm
U/16s Wednesdays 7pm to 8.15pm
Junior As on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm & Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm.

Junior Bs on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.


Congratulations to Ger and Mary Ita Collins on the birth of their baby boy Bill, a little brother for Grace. Glad to hear all are doing great.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, August 29th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,700. Numbers drawn 3, 9, 11, 13.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Marian Chawke, Athea. Jim Cleary, Athea. Callum Buckley, Templeathea. Bridie O’Mahoney, Feoghanagh. A.J.D.E.S, Coole West, Athea.
Sellers Doreen & Collins Shop.
New Jackpot €7,800 at Brown Joe’s on Monday, September 4th

Athea GAA


The U-21s will be starting their games in the very near future and are an Athea/Mountcollins combination, competing in the West Minor ‘A’ competition. They will receive their medals at the outset, having been deserving winners last year. Their trainers will be Mark Reidy (Athea) and Tom McCarthy and James Brouder (Mountcollins). We wish them well for the forthcoming games.


The Intermediate team are finished for 2017 and will now have a well deserved break.


The club wishes to send congratulations and good wishes to Ger Collins and his wife Mary Ita on the birth of their new baby boy Bill recently. No doubt in years to come he will take to the pitch like his mom and dad.

500 Draw:

The next leg of the ‘500 draw’ will be held at White’s Bar on this Saturday night, September 2nd. If you still want to be in with a chance for the remaining draws – buy a ticket.


If anyone would like to sponsor an ‘advertising sign’ to go up at Páirc na nGael, either on the car park entrance or inside the pitch on the fence – they would be very welcome to do so. The club thanks those who already have done so.

Coiste na nÓg:


Friday August 25 & Saturday August 26


Our U10s had a busy weekend playing in Mick Neville Park on Friday evening and in the Billy Kirwan tournament in Foynes on Saturday morning. They played extremely well on both days especially on Saturday, when they defeated Shannon Gaels in the first round and then losing out narrowly after playing their hearts out to Askeaton/Ballysteen in the cup final. Well done to all our players and mentors. Thanks to St. Senans for the invite to attend. Panel: Timmy O’Keeffe, Sean Twomey, Louis O’Sullivan (Captain), Jamie Collins, Tom Ahern, Jack Sexton, Jamie O’Mahony, Millie O’Sullivan, Tomás Ahern, Jim Ahern, Abigail Daly, Jamie Lee Flynn, Emmet Daly, Alex & Jamie Quinn.

Fixtures for September:

U12 Finals Day:

Saturday September 2:

Our U12s will play Cappamore in the semi-final of the U12 finals day in Mick Neville Park this Saturday morning September 2 at 10am. They will then play either Pallasgreen or Cappagh in a final at 10.45am. Cars leaving the village at 9am. All support would be greatly appreciated.

U14 County Semi-Final:

Monday September 4:

Our U14s will play Monaleen in the County semi-final in Páirc na nGael on Monday evening next September 4 at 7.15pm. Players to be in the dressing room for 6.30pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

U16 County Final:

Our U16s will play Dromcollogher/Broadford in the county final. Date, time and venue to be confirmed. 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.