Athea Utd AFC


Athea Utd again organized a charity tournament on our Astro Turf at The Vales on St Stephens Day with all monies raised on the day, which came to €750 going to the St Vincent de Paul (Local Branch). The first game was timed for 11am and all the games went smoothly. We had some close games with a high percentage going to penalties.


Round 1

(A) The Reindeers 0 The Turkeys 0. (The Turkeys won 2-1 on pens)

(B) The Fairies 0 The Donkeys 0. (The Donkeys won 2-0 on pens

(C)The Wise Men 2 The Carol Singers 4

(D) The Snowmen 0 The Tinsel Boys 0 (The Tinsel Boys won 2-1 on pens)

Semi Finals

The Turkeys 0 The Donkeys 0 (The Turkeys won 3-2 on pens)

The Carol Singers 2 The Tinsel Boys 1

Final 1pm

The Carol Singers 1 The Turkeys 0


After the games earlier that day we assembled that evening at The Top of the Town for the presentations. The tournament raised €750 for the local St Vincent de Paul. A cheque for same was presented by the tournament organising committee to Tom O’Keeffe and Pat O’Sullivan who accepted it on behalf of the St Vincent de Paul.

The winning team was The Carol Singers and were captained by Mike Ahern. The other awards went to Gerard Ahern (player of the tournament) and Brian Sheehy (goal of the tournament).


The club would like to thank everybody who helped out with the smooth running of our annual St Stephens Day tournament .

Thanks to all the players who took part and thanks to Pat King who refereed all the games. Thanks to Kevin O’Keeffe, John Hunt, Clare Ryan, Pat Hayes and Pa Walsh for their work in organising the tournament and to John who was MC on the day. A big thanks to Betty & Johnny of The Top of the Town who sponsored the trophies and medals and for the food that night.

Junior Division 3 (Sun, January 7th)
Carrig Cel B (1) 1
Athea Utd B (1) 2           Morgan O’Connor, Peter O’Connor

Team: John Geoghegan, Ronan Hayes, Jason Quille, Raymond Brouder, Jamie Sheehan, Eoin Moroney, Morgan O’Connor, Conor Mullane, Peter O’Connor, John Sexton, Brian Sheehy. Subs Jack Denihan, Neilo Keane, William Sexton, Michael Dalton, Jason Dalton, Dan McMahon.
Referee Tony Fitzmaurice.

U12 Division 2 (Sat, January 6th)
Athea Utd v Shannonside, walkover to Athea Utd

Premier Division (Sun, January 7th)
Newcastle West Rovers A v Athea Utd A, off due to frozen pitch.


Saturday, January 13th
U12s home to Glantine in the cup at 10am


All players should check with their respective managers with regard to the resumption of training.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, January 8th are as follows –
Jackpot was €9,400. Numbers drawn 3, 9, 22, 23.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Michael O’Connor, Lower Road. Declan Barrett, Athea. Aine Barrett, Listowel. Kevin O’Keeffe, Athea. Mgt Reidy, Upper Athea.
Sellers Brouders Shop & Liz Gould.
New Jackpot €9,500 at White’s Bar on Monday, January 15th

Athea GAA

Coiste na nÓg Table Quiz:

Well, a huge crowd gathered at the Top of the Town after Christmas for the annual Coiste na nÓg table quiz. It was one of the biggest crowds ever with 22 tables vying for 1st place! And of course there was no cheating! Or maybe some couldn’t be helped checking their phones, it may have been that they had ‘Nomophobia’ (fear of not having your mobile). It was all in good fun anyway and lots home on holidays with their families took part. There was an abundance of spot-prizes and thanks to all who donated them. The ‘Coiste’ is the backbone of up and coming teams, so both girls and boys should get involved especially with Athea’s super pitch, stand, gym and running track. Here’s to 2018 for a healthy and sporting year for all ages.


Well, 2018 will be a celebratory year for the Athea Club, with the 1968 team having their “50” year celebration, and hopefully players will travel from England etc for the celebration. The pitch also will have its ‘official opening’ which indeed is something to look forward to. Also your are all asked to put your thoughts together to see what major fund-raiser can be held to raise money to further reduce the field debt. Last year’s ‘Lip Sync’ was a great parish night out. We need something similar for around Easter time.