Athea Utd

Desmond Cup 2nd Round (Mar 11th)

Feenagh (1) 3

Athea Utd (0) 0

Team: Mark Reidy, Cillian Liston, Padraig Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Mike Reidy, Dylan Griffin, Gerard Ahern, James Tyan, Conor Mullane, Darren Murphy, Andy Ahern

Referee Paul O’Brien

U14 Division 3 (Mar 10th)

Athea Utd v Adare Utd, walkover to Athea Utd

U10s (Mar 10th)

Athea Utd had Pallaskenry as visitors to The Vales on Saturday afternoon and played some nice football. This replicates the work on the training ground which resulted in some good goals which impressed the home supporters. Well done to all the players who play in the blue and white, keep up the good work.


Sunday, March 18th

Junior As home to Carrig Celtic in the League Cup at 11.30am

Monday, March 19th
U8s away to St Itas at 11.30am
U12s home to AK Utd B at 11.30a


All players should check with their respective managers with regard to training times.


Last Friday night at The Vales Athea United hosted an FAI Safeguarding 1 Course which was run by Barry McGann, FAI Football Development Officer for Co. Limerick. This is a very important course that is mandatory for all club officers and managers. There was plenty interaction between everybody and well done to all who attended and successfully completed this very important course. The course certificate is good for two years.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, March 12th are as follows –
Jackpot was €10,300. Numbers drawn 1, 8, 12, 22.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Bridget Flaherty, Knocknasna. Christy Lynch, Shanagolden. John Barrett, Templeathea. Gerry Brouder, Gale View. Kay O’Connor, Lower Road
Sellers Agatha & Margaret Dalton.
New Jackpot €10,400 at The Top of the Town on Monday, March 19th

Athea GAA


The Intermediates travelled to Adare on Saturday last where they lined out against Adare (who incidentally are winners of the Senior Championship). Despite losing by 3 pts this was a very good performance considering the opposition’s status. The final score was (0-11) to (0-8) Div 2 of the league.

Mackey Draw:

Well, the Mackey draw is on the horizon with some great prizes. Please support both the Ladies and Men’s GAA Clubs by buying a ticket as they get a percentage of all sales. Further details from Paul Curry on 087-6501673 or Liz O’Sullivan on 087-6699783.

Executive Meeting:

Following an Executive meeting during the past week, topics up for discussion were fund-raising and also the Commemoration Night. Well, letters are being sent out to team members in the near future in the hope that as many players who were involved in the victories of those past games will be able to attend the 50 year celebration on October 5th at The Devon Inn. It should be a great night and who knows there may be a ‘celebrity’ face or two attending.

Also it is hoped that the fund-raising event which will take place in November will come in the form of Lip-Sync or something very similar – maybe Lip-to-The-Song.

Coiste na nÓg:


Many thanks to all those who have registered so far this year. If there is anyone who has yet to register please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 ASAP as all players need to be registered to be covered by insurance. The playing season and training will commence shortly. Details to follow.

Garda Vetting:

As we prepare ourselves for the New Year of training and matches we need to remind ALL our coaches who will be involved with children up to the age of 18 years old that they MUST be Garda Vetted.
It is a very easy process to go through. If any of our coaches are not Garda vetted they will not be allowed to coach any team until they have processed their details.
GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 years of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent / Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age.
If you have received an email to confirm your clearance, please forward a copy of this email to Jacqueline as soon as possible so records are up to date.

If you have any problems you can contact Athea’s Child Welfare Officer, Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091.

Child Protection Workshop:

Many thanks to the twenty coaches/committee members who completed the child protection workshop in the clubhouse on Wednesday night last.

Foundation Football Course:

There is a Foundation Football course taking place in Fr.Caseys GAA Club Abbeyfeale on Friday evening March 23 from 7pm-10pm and Saturday morning March 24 from 9.30am-1pm. You need to attend both days to complete the course. Places are limited so if you want to book a space please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091 as soon as possible.