Athea Utd Soccer

Junior Div 1 (Sun, September 9th)

Breska Rvs (1) 1    

Athea Utd (0) 1     (Ger Collins)

Team: Jonathan Fitz, Cillian Liston, William Cronin, Jack Denihan, Cillian O’Connor, Conor Mullane, Brian O’Connor, Ger Collins, Steven McEnery, Sean Ryan, Darren A Murphy. Sub Mike Reidy

Referee Tony Fitzmaurice

U14 Div 4 (Sat, September 8th)

Carrig Cel (2) 3    

Athea Utd (1) 2     (Michael Walsh, Evin Curry)

Team: Tomas Ahern, Calum Gleeson, Darragh Reidy, Conor Mullane, Callum Buckley, Michael Walsh, Dylan Steward, Daire O’Shea, Evin Curry, Killian O’Connor, James Broderick, Tadhg Ahern, Donnchadh Barrett.

Referee Wayne Fitzgerald


Saturday, September 15th 

U/8 Boys Group 5
Granagh Utd v Athea Utd at 10am

Sunday, September 16th

Junior Div 1

Athea Utd v Newcastle West Town Reserves at 11.30am

All players check with your respective managers regarding training times for the new season.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 10th are as follows –
Jackpot was €12,900. Numbers drawn 7, 25, 27, 31.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Timmy Kane, Moyvane Rd. Nora O’Connor, Asdee, Eileen Flavin, Templeathea, Majella Duggan, Ardagh. Nellie Ahern, Garrygloss.
Sellers Agatha & Paudie Reidy
New Jackpot €13,000 at Donie’s Bar on Monday, September 17th

Athea GAA


Our Intermediates team lined out against Rathkeale on Saturday evening last in the West Intermediate football final and despite the team’s best efforts – they failed to ‘gain the spoils’. The final score being 3-10 to 1-7.

However “they live in hope” for their next “must win” game against Mungret. This is the 5th round of the championship and Athea are the top of the group. They will meet Kilbready(Martinstown) on this Friday and a win will automatically see them through to the semi-final. They are wished all the best.


Well done to the Minor team who, on Sunday evening last, had a very exciting game in Tournafulla against Knockaderry/Monagea. It was “nail-biting” and at the whistle they had won by just 1 point. They now meet Glin in the County Final.


Please get your tickets as soon as you can for the “50th” Celebration Social at the Devon Inn. Tickets can be got at Collins’ Shop – music by Neily O’Connor. If you want a “Family Table” you are asked to book it as soon as possible with either Paul Curry 087-6501673 or Kathleen Mullane 087-1233361 or Pat Sullivan on 087-2997628.

Coiste na nÓg:

U10 Billy Kirwan Tournament:

Athea U10s competed in the St. Senans run Billy Kirwan tournament in Shanagolden on Sunday morning last. We played St. Senans in the semi final in the first match. After a slow start, we came into the game towards end of the first half and dominated the second half, but lost out in the end to a good St. Senans team. We then went onto to play Askeaton in the shield final and the game was all square at half time Athea 3-01 to Askeaton 2-04,

despite Athea playing against a very stiff wind. We totally dominated the second half from start to finish and won the game. Each and every player played their hearts out in very testing conditions and they produced the best football they played all year. Team: Tom Ahern, Thomas Barrett, Jamie O’ Mahony, Patrick Healy, Mark Ahern, Jamie Quinn, Eric Barrett, Millie O Sullivan (Capt), Tomás Ahern, Jamie Lee Flynn, Alex Quinn & Tony Ahern.


U16 Playoff:

Thursday September 13:

Athea will play Rathkeale/Cappagh in a playoff in the Bog Garden Rathkeale on this Thursday September 13. Cars leaving the village at 5.40 pm. All support would be greatly appreciated. Gum shields are compulsory


U6, U8 & U10:

Training for our U6, U8 & U10 players 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.

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:

Our Gaelic for Mothers and Others team played Miltown/Castlemaine in Pairc na nGael on Sunday morning last. It was a very exciting game for all the spectators to watch and great to see all the players from both teams enjoying and displaying the skills of football on a Sunday morning. Many thanks to Mary-Ita Casey for refereeing the match and special thanks to everyone who brought refreshments for all to enjoy after the match.  Panel: Loretta Brouder, Jackie Brouder, Trisha Russell, Deidre Mullane,  Katherine O’Connor, Helen Cleary, Mary Teahan, Diane Cleary, Olivia Quinn, Nora Hunt, Michelle Cahill, Laura Brosnan, Stacey Galvin, Sarah Reidy, Margaret O’Connor, Christina Healy, Christina McKenna, Donna O’Sullivan  and Helen O’Connor.

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, fun and friendship.