Athea Utd Soccer


U12 Division 2 (Sat, March 23rd)                                               

Athea Utd (0) 2   (Jack Sexton, Louis O’Sullivan)

Pallaskenry (0) 0

Our twelves were in action at The Vales on Saturday morning in their first home game where Pallaskenry were visitors. It was a lovely day for a match and we were rewarded with a good win for our young players. There were no goals in the first half but early in the second half Jack Sexton put us ahead and midway through the half Louis O’Sullivan doubled our lead with a sweetly struck free kick. Pallaskenry put on a bit of pressure in the last quarter but the Athea held firm for a good win. Well done everybody.

Team: Timmy O’Keeffe, Jamie Collins, Fionn Histon, Sean Twomey, Louis O’Sullivan, Jack Sexton, Jamie O’Mahoney, Eric Barrett, Jamie Lee Flynn, Millie O’Sullivan. Referee Niamh Kilkenny

U16 Division 2 (Sat, March 23rd)                                               

Rathkeale (0) 3

Athea Utd (2) 4  (Paric Enright, Andrew O’Riordan 2, James Broderick)

Plenty of goals in Holycross last Saturday afternoon as our sixteens got their first win of the season with a four three win against Rathkeale. In truth there was more than a goal difference between the sides as we led four nil at one stage and it was only in the last fifteen minutes or so that the home side put the ball in the net. Paric Enright put us ahead on six minutes and four minutes later Andrew O’Riordan doubled our lead. Good play down our left saw Eoin O’Shea and James Broderick played a one two with Eoins well struck effort rebounding off angle of post and crossbar. Half time 2-0 to Athea.

Six minutes into the second half Andrew got his second and our third to put us in the driving seat. Midway through the half James Broderick got his first goal at U16s when he scored from close range after a corner from the left. Rathkeale got one back with fifteen minutes left and soon after got a second with a screamer from outside the box. We had chances to put the game to bed and held on solidly despite the home side scoring with the last kick of the game.

Team: Evin Curry, Shane Scanlon, TJ Hunt, Aidan Swan, Gavin Ambrose, Paric Enright, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’Shea, Jack Vaughan, Andrew O’Riordan, James Broderick. Sub Killian O’Connor.

Referee Wayne Fitzgerald

Junior Division 1 (Sun, March24th)                                          

Feenagh (3) 4

Athea Utd (3) 6  (Sean Ryan 2, Darren Murphy, Ger Ahern 2, Dylan Griffin)

A topsy turvy season continued in Feenagh last Sunday morning when our juniors got only their third win of the league. We were one down inside four minutes but two goals from Sean Ryan had us ahead and we extended this lead with a Darren Murphy goal. By half time however Feenagh were back on level; terms. Into the second half and a brace from Ger Ahern had us five three but Feenagh came back with their fourth before Dylan Griffin restored our two goal cushion with the final goal of the game.

Team: Ger Collins, Jason Quille, Mike Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Jack Denihan, Conor Mullane, Morgan O’Connor, Dylan Griffin, Ger Ahern, Darren Murphy, Sean Ryan. Sub used Ronan Hayes. Referee Pat O’Donnell


Saturday, March 30th
U/8s away to Killeaney at 11.30am
U/10s home to Ferry Rangers at 11.30am

Sunday, March 31st

Juniors home to AK Utd in the League Cup Q/F at 11.30am

Tuesday, April 2nd

U/14s away to Rathkeale at 6.30pm
Wednesday, April 3rd
U/11s home to GB Rovers at 6.30pm
Thursday April 4th
U/16s away to Ferry Rangers at 6.30pm


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, March 25th are as follows –
Jackpot was €6,800. Numbers drawn 18, 19, 28, 29.

No Jackpot Winner.
Lucky dips to the following – Willie McAuliffe, NCW. Margaret Sullivan, Ballybunion. Phyllis Enright c/o Kostal. Mike & Mary Copse, Ardagh. Tom O’Keeffe, Athea.

Sellers Agatha & Pat Hayes
New Jackpot €6,900 at White’s Bar on Monday, April 1st

Athea GAA


A great crowd attended the showing of the Singers, Dancers & Chancers DVD at Collins’ Bar here in Athea on Saturday night last. All the performers really enjoyed looking back at their performances on the GAA fundraiser enjoying the laughs, the jokes and all that went with the show. Well done to all who made it possible. The DVDs are now on sale in Collins’ Shop – a nice keepsake of the night.

Mackey Draw:

Tickets are now on sale for the Mackey Draw with some fantastic prizes as always. Athea club are great supporters and no doubt this year will be no exception. So if you need a ticket, contact any of the committee or ring me on 087-1233361. If you’re not in, you can’t win!


Hurling starts this coming Sunday morning at 11.30am for U-6s, U-8s and U-10s. This is a great day for the Athea club  and who knows maybe one day in the not too distant future we may have a Limerick hurler in our midst.


This Saturday Athea line out in Rathkeale against Newcastlewest at 3pm in the Intermediate Championship. Your support on the day would be very welcome. Here’s wishing them all the best.

The club wishes a speedy recovery to Seamus O’Donnell.

Coiste na nÓg:


Our u14s played their opening game of the season on Sunday morning last against St. Senans in Athea. It was a lovely morning for a match and the pitch as usual was in great condition. St. Senans proved too strong on the day but we were missing a few players with injuries. Best for Athea were, Donnchadh Barrett, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, James Broderick, James Lee and Sean Twomey. Others who played well were Tomás Ahern, Calum Gleeson, James Hunt, Rory Cleary, Ciaran Hunt, Rory O’ Mahony and Jim Ahern who scored a well worked goal.

Féile Peil.

On Saturday next March 30th we play in the first rounds of the Annual Féile Peil which in the All Ireland for U14 footballers. We have four matches starting at 10am against Dromcollogher/Broadford in Pallaskenry followed by games against Belville Gaels (11.15am in Pallaskenry), Knockaderry/Monagea (12.30pm in Pallaskenry) and Rathkeale/Cappagh (1.45pm in Kildimo).

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:


Training continues from 5pm-6pm in Páirc na nGael every Thursday evening.


Training for U6 up to U12 has moved to Páirc na nGael on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. All new players welcome.


Gaelic for Mothers and Others: