Athea Utd AFC

U14 Division 3 (Fri, September 1st)

Athea Utd (0) 2      Daire O’Shea (2)

Askeaton (0) 2 

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Calum Gleeson, Shauna Sweeney, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Conor Mullane, James Lee, Michael Walsh, Daire O’Shea, Evin Curry, James Broderick, Donnacha Barrett, Fergal Pierse.    Referee Pat King.

U16 Division 2 (Tue, August 29th)

Athea Utd         (0) 1    Andrew O’Riordan

Kilcolman Rvs  (1) 2

Team: Colin Broderick, Shane Scanlon, TJ Hunt, Gavin Ambrose, Andrew O’Riordan, Michael Tierney, Paric Enright, Eoin O’Shea, Jack Hunt, Conor Hogan, Brandon Finucane, Thomas McEnery, Eoin Sheahan, Pierce O’Brien, Jack Vaughan, Aidan Curry, Daire O’Shea.

Referee Jim Molyneaux

Premier Division (Sun, September 3rd)

Rathkeale A  (3) 5

Athea Utd A (0) 0

Team: Mark O’Connor, Padraig Horgan, Jack Burke, Joe Vaughan, Jamie Collins, Gerard Ahern, Ger Collins, Cillian O’Connor, Shane Mulvihill, Dylan Griffin, Darren Murphy,

Subs Mathew Tierney, Michael Reidy, Peter O’Connor, Andy Ahern. Referee Pat King

Division 3 (Sun, September 3rd)

Athea Utd B  (0) 0

Carrig Cel B   (0) 2

Team: Tony McAuliffe, John Geoghegan, Michael Dalton, Pa Kiely, Cillian Liston, JJ Sheehy, Peter O’Connor, Jamie Sheehan, Tom O’Loughlin, John Sexton, Brian Sheehy.

Subs used Neilo Keane, Sean Liston, Morgan O’Connor, Jason Dalton.   Referee Pat O’Donnell


Thursday, September 7th

U14s away to Breska Rvs at 6.45pm.

Friday, September 8th

U12s home to Granagh Utd A at 6.30pm.

Saturday, September 9th

U8s home to Shannonside at 11.30am

Sunday, September 10th   

Junior As home to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 11.30am.

Junior Bs away to Ballingarry B at 2.30pm.

Tuesday, September 12th

U10s home to Killeaney at 6.30pm.


U12 Division 2 – AK Utd B, Athea Utd, Granagh Utd A, Newcastle West Town B, Rathkeale, Shannonside A

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

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

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 Cillian O’Connor and Stephanie Barrett on the birth of their first baby, a boy Brogan last week. Glad to hear all are doing great.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 4th are as follows –
Jackpot was €7,800. Numbers drawn 1, 4, 5, 29.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – MP Stack, Ballylongford. Rita Hannon, Listowel. Joan Dalton, Glenagower. Patsy Meehan, c/o Liz. Liz Twomey, Kilmorna.
Sellers Margaret Dalton & Collins’ Shop.
New Jackpot €7,900 at Batt’s Bar on Monday, September 11th

Athea GAA

500 Draw:

The next leg of the ‘500’ club draw was held at White’s Bar on Saturday night last – the following were the lucky winners.

€500 – Marina, Niamh & Cillian, Garrygloss, Athea and U.K.

€150 – Maurice & Anne-Marie Horgan, The Garage

€150 – Stephen & Jackie O’Connor, Moyvane

€100 – Paddy O’Donoghue, Keale

€100 – Finucane family, Athea Village

€100 – Mossie & Nellie Ahern, Garrygloss

€100 – Ciara, T.J., James & Alice Hunt, Coole

€100 – Deirdre Fitzpatrick, c/o Pa Aherne

Seller’s Prize – Roger Ryan.

Well done and congrats to all the lucky winners and remember there are still more draws left and you can join anytime.


Jamie Kelly of Clash is presently looking back on GAA news and articles from years gone by, in the hope of compiling an Athea GAA history book. He has also delved into stories from long ago and it’s surprising what has come up. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, all the information collected by Jamie will be put into book form.

GAA Track:

Well with the evenings getting darker much earlier, it’s great to have the walking/running track up at the pitch. In the near future it is hoped that lights will be going up all along the track, which indeed will be a great asset to everyone.

Fund Raising:

Well with the winter months ‘on the horizon’ the club are asking for ideas for fund raising to further reduce the €40,000 approx debt on the magnificent pitch and facilities. Ideas have come in such as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – a Barn Dance – Battle of the parishes – a parish Lip-Sync – a celebrity County & Western singer. Maybe others have more ideas so if you have the club would be delighted to have them, so that maybe whatever is decided that it could be held early in 2018.

Coiste na nÓg:


Saturday September 2


Our U12s took part in the finals day blitz on Saturday morning last in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. We met a strong Cappamore team in the first match and we found it hard to get scores. In the second match we played Cappagh and despite a great performance we came up short on the day. All the boys did their very best, Tomas Ahern was fantastic in goals and we got some wonderful scores in this match especially the goal scored by Michael Walsh in the first half. I would like everyone who travelled to Mick Neville Park on the day and to Limerick Coaching and Games for their great organization on the day.  Panel: Timmy O’Keeffe, Tomas Ahern, Donnchadh Barrett, James Lee, James Hunt, Calum Gleeson, Evan Curry, James Broderick, Michael Walsh, Callum O’Mahony,  Rory Cleary, Rory O’Mahony, Ciaran Hunt, Tadhg Ahern and Fionn Histon.

Monday September 4:

Athea 4–11 Monaleen 1–5
Our boys played very well in this County semi-final in Athea last Monday night. The score line is a bit unfair on the opposition as they had a lot of possession but were a bit wayward in their shooting. We started well and some early scores settled us as we took the game to the opposition. At half time we led 3-7 to 0-4, the second half was more even but we defended very well, none more so than Gavin Ambrose at full back and Gearoid O’ Sullivan in goals who even saved a penalty. We now play Galtee Gaels (Kilbeheny/Anglesboro) in the county final. They had a big win over Granagh/Ballingarry in their semifinal.
Team: Gearoid O’ Sullivan, Fergal Pierse, Gavin Ambrose, Conor Mullane, Dermot Pierse, Andrew O’ Riordan, Brandon Finucane, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’ Shea, Paraic Enright, Daire O’ Shea, Michael Walsh, T.J. Hunt, Pierce O’ Brien and Cillian O’ Connor, Subs James Lee, James Broderick and Evan Curry.

Guess the Score:

The Coiste na nÓg will be running a Guess the score competition for the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo. Lines cost €2 each with the winner taking home €100. If you would like to support our fundraiser please contact any of our coaches or players. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Fixtures for September:

U14 County Final:

Our U14s will play Galtee Gaels in the Shield County Final. Date, time and venue to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

U16 County Final:

Our U16s will play Dromcollogher/Broadford in the Cup 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.