Athea Utd Soccer

U16 Division 2 (Tuesday, April 3rd)

Ballingarry 6             Athea Utd 0

Referee Ger O’Connor

U14 Division 3 (Saturday, April 7th)

Askeaton 6               Athea Utd 2

Referee Liam O’Connor

Division 3 (Sunday, Apr 8th)

Broadford Utd B (1) 5

Athea Utd B 0  (1) 2     Kevin O’Keeffe,  Morgan O’Connor

Team: Mareks Shah, Cillian Liston, Ronan Hayes, Jamie Sheehan, Michael Dalton, William Sexton, Eoin Moroney, Peter O’Connor, Sean Liston, Kevin O’Keeffe, Brian Sheehy. Subs Morgan O’Connor, William Cronin, Dan McMahon.

Referee Sean Hartnett


Saturday, April 14th  

U8s away to Killeaney at 11.30am

Sunday, April 15th  

Junior As home to Abbeyfeale Utd A at 11.30am

Monday, April 16th  

U12s away to AK Utd B at 6.30pm

Friday, April 20th  

Junior As home to Glin Rvs A at 6.30pm

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, April 9th are as follows –
Jackpot was €10,700. Numbers drawn 1, 4, 14, 24.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following –  Peg O’Keeffe, Coole West. Helen Barry, Batts Bar. Johanna Dunleavy, Athea. Joan O’Connor, Turraree. Angela & Catherine, Hillside Drive.
Sellers Mgt Dalton & Agatha.
New Jackpot €10,800 at JP’s on Monday, April 16th

Athea GAA


Unfortunately our Intermediates weren’t able for a very efficient Chaughaun team in Croagh on Saturday evening last. The very soft pitch didn’t help matters either. However, no doubt the boys will bounce back from their defeat of 1-08 to 1-18. it was good to see Jonathan Fitzgerald at the match following his recent match injury. He is wished a full and speedy recovery.

Junior B.

The Junior B team are back training under the guidance and leadership of Neilus Hunt and Roger Ryan. They are wished all the best for the season.


The Minors will play the Knockaderry/Monagea combination on this Friday 13th April at 6.30 in Monagea. Hopefully the ‘13th’ being on Friday will not be a bad omen for Athea.


Invitations have now been sent out to all the players of the 1963 and 1968 teams who brought victories to Athea in those years. It is hoped that it’s going to be a very ‘memorable’ night in October at The Devon Inn, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Co. Final and of course the 1963 also.


Don’t forget to get ready for the Lip-Along later on in the year. Have your favourite songs ready and also all those you would like to see taking part.

Coiste na nÓg:


Our U16 match against Glin on Monday night last was postponed. A new date will be fixed shortly.

Fixtures for April:

Friday/Saturday April 20/21:


Athea U10s will play their first blitz on Friday 20 or Saturday 21 of April. Time and venue to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday April 26:


Athea U12s will play their first match on Thursday April 26. Time, venue and opponents’ to be confirmed. All players must have gum shields. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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.


Training for U6s, U8s & U10s will resume this Friday evening April 13 in Páirc na nGael at 6.30pm. Training for U12s will also resume this Friday evening April 13 in Páirc na nGael at 6pm. All players must be registered in order to train. If any player needs to be registered, forms will be available before training in the meeting room in Páirc na nGael or contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091. All players must wear gum shields at training.

Athea Ladies Football

Our Intermediate team played Oola in the first round of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening last in Páirc na nGael. It was a very exciting game of football with never more than a kick of a ball between the teams. It was a perfect evening for football and we led at the break by two points. It was point for point in the second half but unfortunately a late goal for the opposition left the final score Athea 1-11, Oola 2-10. We have a bye in the next round and will play Knockainey on Saturday April 28. Team: Sarah O’Connor, Jackie Stackpoole, Katie Collins, Amy Carmody, Rebekah Daly, Patsy O’Connell, Michelle Curtin, Rachel Greaney, Lisa O’Connor, Anita Quinn, Noelle Curtin, Megan Carroll, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Sandra Larkin, Ciara Hunt, Maeve Carmody, Claire Carmody and Maeve Murphy.

Fixture for April:

Saturday April 28:

Ladies Intermediate Championship:

Athea will play Knockainey on Saturday evening April 28. Venue and time to be confirmed. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Underage Training:

U6 to U12:

Training for U6 up to U12 continues in Páirc na nGael on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 6.30pm. All new players welcome.