Athea Utd AFC


We held our Annual Awards Night last Friday night, May 25th at The Top of the Town, Athea which was very well attended. The Awards Night is about reflecting back on the season and how our players did individually and collectively as part of a team. The players of the year were presented with their awards while the U8s and U10s were presented with medals for participating in the league.

Also on a league viewpoint the club congratulates Daire O’Shea who won the Limerick Desmond U14 Division 3 player of the year. Daire is also on the Limerick Desmond U14 squad who will be taking part in the 2018 Kennedy Cup in UL.
The following are the Athea Utd Players of the Year for 2018

U9 Player of the year Mark Ahern

U9 Most improved player of the year Thomas Barrett

U10 Player of the year Jamie O’Mahony

U10 Most improved player of the year Jamie Flynn

U10 Team Mate of the year Michael Ahern

U10 Best Female Millie O’Sullivan

U11 Player of the year Rory Cleary

U12 Player of the year Josh Quilter

U13 Player of the year Donnchadh Barrett

U14 Player of the year Daire O’Shea

U15 Player of the year TJ Hunt

U16 Player of the year Colin Broderick

Junior A Player of the year Dylan Griffin

Junior B Player of the year Morgan O’Connor/Eoin Moroney


The club would like to thank all those who attended on the night, especially the players parents and families who made it another great success. Well done to all our players who played with pride in the jersey throughout the past season.
Thanks to Pat O’Donnell who provided the music/disco on the night and which was just superb and did some of the presentations.
Thanks also to Betty, Johnny and staff at The Top of the Town for hosting our awards night and who provided the fantastic food as well as being most helpful throughout.
Congrats to all our award winners on the night but for those who didn’t remember next season is only around the corner and it could well be you this time next year

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 childs 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.


Premier Division (Sun, May 27th)  

Athea Utd A 2   Darren Murphy, Gerard Ahern

Carrig Celtic A 5

Team: Gerard Ahern, Morgan O’Connor, Padraig Reidy, Conor Mullane, Mark Reidy, Jamie Collins, Ger Collins, Darren Murphy, Mareks Shah, Kevin O’Keeffe, William Cronin.  Referee Paul O’Brien

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, May 28th are as follows –
Jackpot was €11,400. Numbers drawn 5, 12, 25, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Billy McKenna, Upper Athea. Julie Finucane, Athea. Mary Hayes, NCW. Tommy Greaney, Glin Road. Joan Enright, Templeathea.
Sellers Liz Gould & Collins’ Bar.
New Jackpot €11,500 at Donie’s on Tuesday, June 5th

Athea GAA

Premier Game:

Well “The Mothers and Others” lined out at Pairc na nGael here in Athea for their 1st game against a well established Herbertstown on Sunday evening last. I couldn’t make it but I heard it was ‘a fun-filled game’ nothing taken too seriously and as I said previously it’s just a great way for the young mothers to get time for themselves training on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm. They have “fun”, “fitness”, “football” and “frolics”. No doubt  there will be a few pains and aches this week – but well worth it.

500 Draw:

If you haven’t yet got your ticket for the 500 Club Draw you are advised to do so very soon as the first draw will be starting shortly. There are some great prizes – with an extra €1,000 for fully paid up members. You can get tickets from any of the club members or phone me Kathleen on 087-1233361.


Would you like to advertise your company or even if you are an individual, at home or abroad, you might like to have your name on a board at Pairc na nGael. Each board pays an annual minimal fee and this helps to defray the debt on the pitch. Enquiries to Paul Curry on 087-6501673.

Coiste na nÓg:

Matches: Thursday May 24: U12:
Athea U12s played their third game away to Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan on Thursday evening last in a very tough game. In the first half Athea were slow off the mark, Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan scored 1-03 to Athea’s single point. We made a few changes in the second half and Athea played much better and kicked some great scores from play. At the end of the game the score line read, Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan 4-08, Athea 1-05, so well done to both teams. Football was the winner on the night. Panel: Seán Twomey, Fionn Histon, Jamie Collins, Jack Sexton, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, Tadhg Ahern, Rory Cleary, Michael Kelly Murphy, James Hunt, Alex Quinn and Ciaran Hunt.

Fixtures for June:

Thursday June 7: U12s:

Our U12s will play to Glin on Thursday evening June 7 at 6:45pm. Cars leaving the village at 6pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday June 10:U14s:

Our U14s will play Claughaun away on Sunday evening June 10 at 7pm. 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 6.30pm to 7.30pm. 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

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 O’ and enter Athea under my club.

Athea Ladies Football

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:

Our Gaelic for Mothers and others team now know as the Athea Giants played their first ever match on Sunday evening last against St.Brigids in Páirc na nGael in front of a large crowd of supporters. Our ladies have only been training for five weeks and they put their heart and soul into the game. An amazing twenty four ladies togged out for Athea and every one of them got to play and enjoy the match experience. For some of mother and others, it was their first time ever playing a football match and the whole team did extremely well and we kicked some fine score. Many thanks to St.Brigids for a sporting game of football. A big thank you to our referee Derek Byrne. Both teams enjoyed light refreshments in the Clubhouse after the game. Panel: Loretta Brouder, Lisa Hunt, Mairead Quille, Maura Ahern, Kathleen Ambrose, Sarah Reidy, Deirdre Mullane, Trish Russell, Jackie Broderick, Olivia Quinn, Helen Cleary, Mag Carroll, Laura Brosnan, Kayrena Hanrahan, Christina McKenna, Lorraine O’ Connor, Diane Cleary, Mary Teahan, Siobhan Sweeney, Linda Hunt, Julie Barrett Finucane, Stacey Galvin, Bridget Scannell and Katie Scanlon.

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