Athea Utd AFC





Saturday, October 28th     

U10s home to Mountcollins at 11.30am

U14s away to Killeaney at 2.30pm

Sunday, October 29th    

Junior Bs away to Creeves Celtic at 2.30pm

Monday, October 30th     

U16s away to Mountcollins in the cup at 12 noon


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 Mondays 7.30pm to 8.30pm
U/14s on Thursdays 7pm to 8.15pm
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.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, October 17th are as follows –
Jackpot was €8,400. Numbers drawn 2, 16, 26, 29.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Mary Condon, Croom. Theresa Sexton, Coole West. Karina & Callum Buckley, Templeathea. Peg O’Keefe, Athea. Agatha Barrett, Markievicz Park.
Sellers Brouders Shop & Mike Buckley.
New Jackpot €8,500 at JP’s on Monday, October 23rd

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, October 23rd are as follows –
Jackpot was €8,500. Numbers drawn 1,10, 22, 27.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Bridget Flaherty, Knocknasna. Pat Lyons, Lisselton. Noel & Anne White, Rathkeale. Michael O’Connor c/o Brouders Shop. Mattie Histon, Ardagh.
Sellers Brouders Shop & Denis Murphy.

New Jackpot €8,600 at The Top of the Town on Monday, October 30th

Athea GAA


Athea GAA are extremely grateful to the Kiely Bros of Birmingham – (who were originally from Glenagower) and who recently gave sponsorship to the club. The company, who are involved in road maintenance and waste disposal, have done well for themselves and wanted to give to the GAA for their good fortune. Indeed a very nice gesture – well done.

Incidentally if anyone would like to sponsor an advertising plaque for the pitch or parking area, the club would be delighted to assist them with details.


Unfortunately the U21s game which was to be played on Saturday evening last against St. Senan’s in Ballyhahill had to be cancelled due to the very stormy weather. Details of the re-scheduled game in the near future.


The walking/running track is being used quite a bit these days with the roads and grass being so wet, it is also so much safer with no traffic and ideal for kids and young people getting their exercise.


Make sure and get all your photos and bits and pieces of news items for the Journal GAA section into the printers here in Athea in the next week or so.


Saturday October 28:


Athea/Mountcollins Rangers will play St. Senans this Saturday October 28 in Ballyhahill at 4pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Card Game:

The GAA Monday night 41 card game is on next Monday October 30 at the Top of the Town, all card players welcome for a fun night. The game starts at 9pm and will be finished for 11p.m. The game is 2 x 3s, bring a team or come on your own and we will have partners for you, cash prizes.

Best 15 since ’82:
There is a lot of interest in the possible make up of this team, and to answer one query, Conor Mullane who was a youthful fullback on the 1968, senior winning team is eligible for selection as he was also Full back on the 1982 West Junior winning team. We recently got as far as 1991 and the trilogy with Rathkeale in Newcastle west and Tournafulla, after which the Junior team struggled for a few years, but a flock of young lads were starting to emerge from the Coiste na nÓg ranks, to bring the club to new heights. These boys won the west U21 B championship in 1994 and 1995, The County U21B in 1995 and the West U21 A Championship against a star studded Glin team after two epic battles in Ballyhahill, having easily disposed of Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale along the way. They defeated Oola, again after a replay in the county semi final. The County U21 A final against Ballylanders also ended in a draw, but we lost the replay in Ballingarry. This group of players went on to back bone the Junior team in 1997 who won the West and County Junior Championship, our first County Championship win since ’68. The final was played in Abbeyfeale on the 14th of December, which was the second replay after two drawn games in Tournafulla against a Dromcollogher/Broadford team who were about to embark on their own journey into the history books. The third and final game, which also went to extra time was witnessed by one of the biggest crowds ever to attend a club football match in Limerick, supporters travelling from all corners of the county as well as North Kerry and North Cork. They definitely got value for money as the game was in the melting pot until the final minute, when John Cotter scored the winning goal.

A lot of the players on this panel will be pushing hard for a place on the best 15, especially Tom Stackpoole and John McAuliffe who also played starring roles in the 1982, 1987 and 1989 West winning teams. The rest of the panel was Benny Collins, R.I.P. Pat O’Connor, Nelius Hunt, Donal Woulfe, Timmy Reidy, Henry Scanlon, Patrick Ahern, Denis Collins, Teddy Mulvihill, Philip Woulfe, Gary O’Keeffe, Tim Quaid, Sean Ahern, Seamus Ahern, Declan White, Michael Ahern, Mike Hayes, Brian Ahern, Brian Hanrahan, John Hunt, John Cotter and Tadhg Hanrahan.
Next on the list is The County Intermediate winning team on 2002 and County senior finalists in 2003.

Coiste na nÓg:

Upcoming Fundraisers:

We will be holding a Donkey Derby in November and our Annual Table Quiz in December. All support for both events would be greatly appreciated. More details to follow in the coming weeks.