Athea Utd Soccer

Church Gate Collection:

Athea United Schoolboy/Girls church gate collection will take place the weekend of 7/8th of December. Your support would be very much appreciated to continue the development of our under age teams.

Soccer Awards

We had our Desmond Schoolboys league, soccer awards night last Friday night in the Top of the Town. A great crowd turned out on the night to enjoy the presentations, finger food and music from DJ Pat O Donnell. Individual awards presented on the night are listed below:

U11 Player of the Year: Thomas Ahern

U11 Most Improved Player: Tom Ahern

U12 Player of the Year: Sean Twomey

U12 Most Improved Player: Alex Quinn

U12 Players Player of the Year: Jamie Collins

U13 Player of the Year: Fionn Histon

U13 Most Improved Player: Denis Gould

U13 Players Player of the Year: Tadgh Ahern

U14 Player of the Year: Callum Buckley

U14 Most Improved Player: Callum Gleeson

U14 Players Player of the Year: James Broderick

Junior Result:

Reidy Cup 1st round: Athea United 1 Shannonside 2

Team: Mareks Snah, Jason Quille, Conor Mullane, Jack Vaughan, Mark Reidy, Peter O’Connor, Podge Horgan, Ger Collins, Steven McEnery, Ronan Hayes, Cillian O’Connor.

Substitutes: Pa Kiely Mark Horgan

Scorer: Cillian O Connor 


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 25th. are as follows- Jackpot was €10,300.

Numbers drawn: 2, 22, 29, 32. No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky Dips to the following:-

Patie Sullivan, Lower Road

Mary Byrnes, Newcastlewest

Theresa O’Brien, Ardagh

Sabena Cahill, Ardagh

Nellie Flavin, Hillside Drive.

Sellers: Marian Chawke & White’s Bar

New Jackpot €10,400 at White’s Bar on Monday, December 2nd

Athea GAA


The U-21s travelled to Feenagh on Sunday last where they lined out against Daithí Brúdairs. Conditions weren’t great and damp underfoot, with wet and slippery conditions. The boys played well, but unfortunately couldn’t make it a win on the day. The score at the whistle read 2-10 to 2-02. However we must remember that many of our Athea players will still be U-21 in 3 years time, and no doubt there will be huge improvements by then.


The track lights will go on this week – it will be like the Christmas “light up” and indeed will make a great difference to the track

Strategic Plan:

Put the date – Wednesday December 11th, in your diary! At 7.30pm in the hall an open meeting will take place to which parents, all parish organisations, team players, our youth, indeed everyone is welcome. A 5 year strategic plan will be discussed and everyone’s ideas and help will be taken into consideration. Ideas for the pitch – gym – stand – walking track and all teams both hurling and football and ladies will be tossed about, so come along all parishioners, young and old, and air your views.

Finals Day

The u10s and u8s finished up their year recently with two well contested parish league finals in the high field. Perpetual shields were presented to the winning captains and all players received medals, and the parents supplied loads of food for the after match party.

U13 parish league

The three teams Dublin,Kerry and Limerick are all on level points after 3 rounds with each team having one win and one loss. Round 4 will be on shortly and teams will be notified.

Playing Pitch

There were two west finals played in Athea over the past couple of weeks, in Junior b football Knockaderry overcame Ballysteen while in u21 football Shannon Gaels defeated st senans. There was also a couple of schools ladies football matches, with all being very impressed with our facilities.


There is an important Coiste na nOg meting on this Wednesday night at 8.30 in the clubhouse, all parents and coaches are invited to attend.

School teams.

In Tarbert, Calum Buckley,James Broderick and Evan Curry are currently playing for the u14 team while in Abbeyfeale, Tomás Ahern, James Hunt,Tadhg Ahern, Rory Cleary and Fionn Histon played for Coláiste Ide agus Iosef first year team.