Athea Utd Soccer

U14 result Tuesday 24/09/19 away to  Kilcolman.
The first half Athea started  well and  after 15 minutes Rory Cleary put us  1 nil up with a great strike outside the box. But just before the half time whistle came,  Kilcolman made it  1 :1 from the  penalty spot.
Second half and Rory Cleary scored again to put us 2:1  ahead. Athea pushed on and Callum  Buckley made it 3 when his free kick hit the net. After 20 minutes Callum made it  4  1  from  the penalty  spot and  with only  5 minutes  to  go James Broderick  scored to make it  5  1 on the night. It was another great  team performance. Team: Tomas Ahern, Callum Gleeson, James Hunt, Michael Walsh, James Broderick, Callum Buckley, Evan Curry, Fionn Histon, Rory Cleary, Louis O’Sullivan, Josh Quilter, Donnacha Barrett, Denis Gould, Tadgh Ahern.

U11’s played Rathkeale on Sunday 29/09/19

U 12 result 28/09/19:

Athea United 5 Ferry Rangers 0

Team: Timmy O’Keefe in goal, back 3 of Louis  O’Sullivan, Jack Sexton and Jamie Collins, midfield of Alex Quinn, Fionn Histon and Jamie O’Mahony with Thomas Ahern and Eric Barrett up front.
Scores: Alex Quinn, Jim Ahern, Louis O’Sullivan, Thomas Ahern, Jamie O’Mahoney, Eric Barrett.
Substitutes: Jamie Flynn and Emmet Daly

Junior result V Glantine 28/09/19

Athea United 2 Glantine 5

Team: Mareks Snah, Jamie Sheehan, Connor Mullane, Gary Vaughan, Ronan Hayes, Steven McKenry, Dylan Griffin, James Ryan, Peter O’Connor, Darren Murphy and Cillian O’Connor.
Substitutes: Mark Horgan, Gavin Kennely, Jason Quille.
Scorer: Cilllian O’Connor


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, September 30th. are as follows- Jackpot was €9,500.

Numbers drawn: 11, 14, 25, 32. No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Michael O’Connor, Knockanure, Danny Harnett, Kostal, Bridie Noonan, Dromcollogher, Treasa Sexton, Coole West, Eilish Geoghegan, Athea.

Sellers: Agatha Barrett & Collins’ Bar.

New Jackpot €9,600 at Collins’ Bar on Monday, October 7th.

Athea GAA


Athea GAA Club would sincerely like to thank everyone who gave so willingly to their church-gate collection over the weekend. Despite the very wet night on Saturday, all those going up to mass stopped their cars as well as those on foot and all put “hands in their pockets” to contribute. The money raised will go to further enhancing the pitch facilities. And it will be great in the very near future to be able to go up when it’s dark and to be able to walk/run on the track with the floodlighting.


I’ve also heard the other day that our recently formed “hurling club” is coming on in leaps and bounds – with the young players improving by the training session and isn’t it great to see so much sporting activity going on – considering the huge amount of obesity in young people nowadays. The message is “ get them off the phones and X-boxes and on to the playing field. 


Our U-21s lined out against a strong Foynes team in Glin on Sunday evening last in “Round 1” of the West U-21 championship. The majority of our boys were around the 17 age mark, so it was a good experience for Noel Barry, trainer, and the team. They put on a great display and only lost by 3pts in the end (2-5) to (2-8).

Billy Collins Cup

Subject to weather conditions Athea will host a hurling match between Cappawhite and Kilmoyley this Saturday October 5th 2019 at 4pm.
The teams were chosen by our  Honorary hurling President Billy Collins  and will play for his Cup.
Billy has many friends in both clubs.
This should be a good hurling spectacle and comes at a time when our own club has given the chance this year for many young players to play the small ball game.
The club is very grateful to Billy for his support.