Athea Utd AFC

2018 AGM

Athea Utd held its Annual General Meeting last Saturday night, June 16th at The Top of the Town

Chairman Denis Murphy. Secretary Pa Walsh. Treasurer Clare Ryan. Vice Chairman Ned White. Asst-Secretary Tim O’Riordan. Asst-Treasurer Kevin O’Keeffe. PRO Pat Mulvihill. Child Welfare Officer Pat Hayes. 

Athea Utd were represented at last weeks Kennedy Cup in UL by Daire O’Shea who had a very good tournament and started a number of games. Highlight of the week was his goal against Clare on the Tuesday morning, a brilliantly executed thirty five yard volley that gave Limerick Desmond the lead. Daire all round display against Clare was rewarded when he was chosen as the player of the match in that game. Well done Daire, you did your family, club and league proud.

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.

The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, June 18th are as follows –
Jackpot was €11,700. Numbers drawn 15, 19, 21, 24.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Tara, Niamh & Fionn, Markievicz Park. Deirdre Cahill, Knocknasna. Tim Murphy, Templeglantine. Pat Sullivan, Listowel. Luke & Ava Leahy, Upper Athea.
Sellers Agatha & Pa Walsh.
New Jackpot €11.800 at Collins’ Bar on Monday, June 25th

Athea GAA

Club Draw

I’m not sure how many have seen the giant poster portraying the many different clubs that use out fantastic G.A.A. Pitch – advertising the club’s main fundraiser. As we are all well aware, if our youth get involved in sport from a young age, it keeps them not only fit and active but it also keeps them off the street and out of trouble and away from all electronic devices: x-boxes, I pads etc. which at this present day seem to have taken over young lives.  The pitch is being used by Coiste na nÓg, the senior players, the ladies football the “mothers and others” and so many more and of course the running track is a great asset to all who like to keep safe and off the busy roads.  So, if everyone in the parish and beyond get behind the club and buy a ticket per family or individual the outstanding debt of €35,000 plus can be brought down and, who knows, you could be a winner.

The West Intermediate semi-final v Gerald Griffins took place in Glin on Saturday evening last. This was a hard fought game and thankfully Athea were victorious on this occasion and won by a score of 0-10 to 0-5. This now sees them through to the West Final against Rathkeale, date to be confirmed. Give them your full support.

Coiste na nÓg:

Matches: Friday June 8:


Athea had twenty players and fielded two strong teams with each team playing 3 matches each, against Askeaton/Ballysteen, St. Kierans and Shannon Gaels. Panel: Eoin Ahern, Liam Óg Reidy, Se Ahern, Tadhg Hunt, Nathan Ambrose, Aaron Hunt, Lauren Healy, Patrick Healy, Patrick Hayes, John Ahern, Daniel Hunt, Jamie Brosnan, Connor Leach, Mark Collins, Tony Ambrose, Tom Mullane, Kane Brouder, Rory Cahill Knight, Jack Leahy and Paddy O’Connor.

Fixtures for June: Thursday June 21:


Our U12s will play Newcastle West on Thursday evening June 21 at 6:45pm in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6.20pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Friday June 22:


Our U10s have a home blitz this Friday evening June 22 at 6.30pm in Páirc na nGael. Players to be at the field for 6.10pm. Gum shields are compulsory. All support would be greatly appreciated.


 U6 & U8:

Training for our U6s and U8s 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.


Training for our U12s continues this Monday evening in Páirc na nGael from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. All players must have gum shields in order to take part.

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 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:

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