Athea United AFC


The Annual Athea Utd Awards Night will take place at The Top of the Town on Friday week, May 25th commencing at 9.30pm. Keep this date free in your diary. 

Athea Utd are delighted to announce that we will again be running a FAI Soccer Camp this year. The camp will take place at The Vales from Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th and is open to boys and girls of all abilities from 6-14 years of age. Bookings can be done online at or by calling 1890653653 to book your child’s place.

The cost to participate is €65 per child with a family discount if they bring another brother or sister along to the same camp.

Each participant will receive an exclusive kit, backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches.

All coaches / head coaches are Garda Vetted as is mandatory under FAI guidelines.


Division 3 League Cup Semi Final (Sun, May 13th)

Athea Utd B 2

Broadford Utd B 5

Referee Sean Hartnett


Sunday, May 20th  

Junior As away to Broadford Utd A at 11.30am

Junior Bs home to Broadford Utd B at 2.30am.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 14th are as follows –
Jackpot was €11,200. Numbers drawn 2, 3, 23, 27.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Tom Stackpoole, Athea. Chloe Barrett, Listowel. Mary Hayes, NCW. Domhnall De Barra, Athea. May McCarthy, Listowel.
Sellers Mgt Reidy & Pat Hayes.
New Jackpot €11,300 at JP’s on Monday, May 21st

Athea GAA


The Intermediates lined out against Claughaun in Round 2 – Div 3 of the league on Wednesday evening last here in Athea. Unfortunately the opposition again proved too strong for our boys with the final result reading (1-11) to (0-8). However, there are still more games ahead with room to improve.

Junior B:

The Junior B team played Ballysteen on Sunday last in Ballysteen. The score at the whistle was (0-6) to (0-17) in favour of the opposition.

500 Draw:

Promoters will be out and about in the near future selling tickets for the annual 500 Club Draw. Don’t miss out being in with a chance to win one of the great prizes. For fully paid up members of the €80 or those who pay by direct debit there is €1,000 extra to be won. Ring me on 087-1233361 or alternatively tickets can be got from GAA members


I’m sure there are many companies or individuals who live abroad or at home who might like to take an advertising board in the Páirc na nGael car park. There is a yearly minimal fee and it’s a great help to the GAA debt as well as being the first thing you will see on approaching the GAA pitch. Enquiries to Paul Curry on 087-6501673

Coiste na nÓg:

Church Gate Collection:

Athea Coiste na nÓg would like to thank all those who supported our Church Gate Collection last weekend. It is greatly appreciated by the Club.


Thursday May 9:


Athea 0-08 Feenagh/Killeedy 1-02

Athea U12s played their second game at home to Feenagh/Kilmeedy on Thursday evening last. It was a great game of football with both teams giving it their all. Athea came out on top at the finish thanks to some wonderful team play and scoring of points. The final score was Athea 0-08,   Feenagh/Kilmeedy 1-02. Team: Tomás Ahern, James Hunt, Callum Buckley, Sean Twomey, Evan Curry, Tadgh Ahern, Jamie Collins, Rory Cleary, Jim Ahern, Ciaran Hunt, Michael Kelly, Louis  O’Sullivan, Jack Sexton and Fionn Histon.

Friday May 10:


Athea had sixteen players and field two teams for the football blitz in Killeedy on Friday evening last. We played six matches and won five of them. Both Athea teams played very well and each player improved with every game. Great credit to all the players and huge thanks to their supporters for travelling to the blitz. Panel:  Aaron Hunt, Loren Healy, Jack Leahy, Paddy O’Connor, Tony Ambrose, Kane Brouder, Daniel Hunt, Se Ahern, Mark Collins, Tom Mullane, Daniel Broderick, Aaron Broderick, John Ahern, Eoin Ahern, Cathal Fitzgerald and Tadgh Hunt.

Fixtures for May:

Friday/Saturday May 19/20:


Our U10s have a Regional football blitz this Friday/Saturday May 19/20. Date and venue to be confirmed by text.

Thursday May 24:


Our U12s will play Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan away on Thursday evening May 24 at 6:45pm. Cars leaving the village at 5:45pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated


U6, U8, U10 & U12:

Training for our U6s, U8s, U10s and U12s continues this Friday evening in Páirc na nGael from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. All players must have gum shields in order to take part and must be registered. All new players are welcome.

Cúl Camp:

Our Cúl camp will be held in Páirc na nGael in Athea on Monday July 9th and runs until Friday July 13th. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity. COST: €60 for 1st child, €50 for 2nd child, €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. A Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camp kit and Backpack are provided to each child when they attend the camp.
You can register and pay online at

Coaching for the Coaches:

Former All-Star and All-Ireland football medal winner Paudie Kissane of Cork will be doing a Coaching session at the field this Saturday May 19 at 1pm. Paudie is a well respected coach around the country and is currently the Limerick Senior Football coach. This session is coaching for coaches and potential coaches. It would be great to see all our coaches there as it would be of great benefit to the Club, the coaches and the players going forward. Everyone is welcome to attend on the day

Eamonn Ryan Cork Ladies Football Manager will also be doing a coaching for the coaches’ session in Páirc na nGael in Athea in the coming weeks, (date to be confirmed).

Online Shop:

Athea GAA Club have an online shop up and running. You can buy our club gear for children and adults. Just log onto and enter Athea under my club.

Holy Communion and Confirmation:

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received their first Holy Communion and the sacrament of Confirmation in the last few weeks.

Athea Ladies Football

Fixture for May:

Friday May 18:

Ladies Football League:

Athea will play Knockainey this Friday evening May 18 in Knockainey. 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.

Gaelic for Mothers and Others:

Football training for Gaelic for Mother and others continues every Tuesday evening in Páirc na nGael from 7pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome to come along for an hour of football and fun.