By Damien Ahern

Split the Bucket

The club will be launching a novel and very popular fundraising initiative shortly. Patrons are asked to put 2 Euro in envelopes provided, write their name and number on the envelope and pop in a club bucket, at the end of a defined period of 1 or 2 weeks, the money collected will be split between one lucky winner  and the club.  More details to follow.

Intermediate Football League

Athea 0-9 Castlemahon 0-6
We got our first win of the campaign on Saturday evening last in rain drenched Coolyroe. We had a good panel of 21 players available and put in a good display. Especially prominent were Darren Murphy and Michael Tierney. The side were level 3pts apiece at half time but we got on top in the second half to run out deserving winners. All our 9 points came from play, with the returning Kevin Murphy kicking 4 and T.J. Hunt with 3pts the main scorers. Team –  Kieran Harnett, Eoin Sheahan, Martin Chawke, Luke Gleeson, Pierse O’Brien,  Michael Reidy, David O’Connor, Micheál Dalton, Michael Tierney, Darren Murphy,  Daire O’Shea, T.J. Hunt,(0-3) Mark Reidy, Andrew O’Riordan(0-1), Kevin Murphy(0-4), subs, Shane Mulvihill, Evan Wallace, Gerard Ahern(0-1), T.J. Doherty, Colin Broderick, James Lee.


Well done to Athea Utd on winning their league and gaining promotion to the premier division of the Desmond league and also to their U12 team who won the shield last week.


Work has begun on our two training pitches at  the High Field, with the initial work being to raise the bottom area and to level the top area, before drainage and sanding. When completed, this will be a huge addition to the club and take some pressure off the main pitch which is in constant use.

Club Draw
Tickets for the Club Draw are now distributed to the sellers, and can also be purchased online through Club Force. The first draw will take place in August. Tickets are priced at €50, which covers entry into 5 draws, with the top prize each month being €1,000, among other prizes. It could be you!!!

Ladies Notes

U12 Girls

Well done to our U12 team who gave a great performance against St. Senan’s in Athea on Friday night. Their skill and determination is a joy to watch. Thanks to St. Senan’s for a sporting game. Speedy recovery to  Lily Carmody who sustained an injury during the match.

Clothes collection

Many thanks to everyone who supported our recent clothes collection. 900kg of clothes was collected on the day. Our next collection is fixed for Monday 6th November.

Minor League Final 

Athea will have home advantage when they take on a strong Cappagh team this Friday night 26th May at 7 pm in Athea. Best of luck to the team and management. All support for the girls is greatly appreciated.

Áth an tSléibhe – Coiste na nÓg –23ú Bealtaine 2023
Traenáil Peile Buachaillí & Cailíní:
Boys & Girls Football Training
Nursery,U7,U9 & U11 – Dé hAoine (Friday) @ 6.30pm
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out.
Traenáil Peile Buachaillí:
Boys Football Training
U13 – Dé Luain (Monday) @ 6.30pm
U15 – Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm in Athea & Dé hAoine (Friday) @ 7pm in Glin
U17 – Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm in Glin & Dé hAoine (Friday) @ 8pm in Athea
Traenáil Iomána Buachaillí & Cailíní:
Boys & Girls Hurling Training:

Nursery, U7 & U9 – Dé Domhnaigh (Sunday) @ 10am
U11 – Dé Domhnaigh (Sunday) @ 10am and Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm
Newcomers welcome, please come and try out
Limited number of Helmet and Hurley’s available for newcomers for first few weeks.
Traenáil Iomána Buachaillí:
Boys Hurling Training:

U13 – Dé Domhnaigh (Sunday) @ 10am and Dé Céadaoin (Wednesday) @ 7pm
Tabhair leat sciatha Guma agus uisce le do thoil.
Please bring Gum shields and water.
Ballraíocht: Membership:
Membership for all Coiste Na Nog members (Nursery to U 17) needs to be paid ASAP.

U8 Girls Football

Athea U8 Ladies footballers played a great match vs Cappagh last Wednesday, on a lovely summer’s evening in Cappagh. It was a super match with both teams showing great football skills throughout. The girls are getting stronger with every game and are having great fun together along the way. Keep it up girls!

U7 Boys & Girls Football

Well done to our U7’s who took part in a blitz on Saturday morning in Askeaton. In it they played St. Kieran’s and Askeaton/ Ballysteen / Kilcornan. They showed great skill and determination in each game. Keep up the good work. Our next match is a blitz away to Kileedy/Cappagh/ Shannon Gaels in Kileedy on June 3rd

U9 Boys & Girls Football:

Athea travelled the short distance to Abbeyfeale on Friday evening last to play our first U9 football blitz of the year against the home side Fr. Caseys and Shannon Gaels. Athea had a panel of 30 players fielding two teams with both teams playing 4 matches each. It was a great evening of football with excellent skill shown by all teams and great support on the sideline. Training continues every Friday and the players are really improving each week thanks to their Coaches Mike Reidy, Brian Ahern, Ursula Ahern and the many others who help out. Our next match is at home against Mountcollins/St. Senan’s/Monagea on June 2nd.

U13 Football Division 3A Round 3: 

We travelled to Monagea on Thursday last to play the third round of the league against a team that had won their opening two rounds. Athea started brightly dominating possession but finding it very hard to score and breakdown the tight Monagea defence. With the aid of the breeze we were leading 4 points to two as we approached half time however two late attacks by Monagea just before halftime yielded a goal and a point leaving Athea 1:03 to 0:04 down at the break having played with the wind in the first half. The team regrouped at half time introducing three subs and moving Tom Mullane for goals to centre forward. Athea and Monagea exchanged points at the start of the second half, but the changing point in the game came on the 5th minute of the second half when Tom Mullane went on a great solo run down the right wing and delivered a perfect cross field ball to Tadhg Hunt who finished to the roof of the net. Following the goal Athea were reenergised with Mark Collins and Daniel Hunt driving forward from mid-field to score points, Aaran Hunt scoring a long range goal and Shane & Sé Ahern working Hard in attack and Paddy O’Connor, Cathal Fitzgerald and the youngest man on the team Nathan Ambrose outstanding in defence. The final score following a great game of football was Athea 2:08 to Monagea 2:04. Panel: Tom Mullan, Paddy O’Connor, Tony Ambrose, Nathan Ambrose, Cathal Fitzgerald, Jack Leahy, Daniel Broderick, Mark Collins, Daniel Hunt, Tadhg Hunt, Arran Broderick, Arran Hunt, Eoin Ahern, Conor Leach, John Ahern, Joe Scanlon, Owen Kenrick, Liam Og Reidy, Se Ahern, Shane Ahern, Jamie Brosnan. Our next match is at home to St. Kieran’s on June 1st.

U11 Boys & Girls Hurling

Our U11’s were out against Knockaderry on Tuesday evening in a very competitive match with nothing between both teams both showing great skill. Well done boys and girls. Our next match is away to Templeglantine on Tuesday 30th May.

Cluichí Coiste na seachtaine seo:
This week’s Coiste fixtures:

Tuesday 23rd May
U11 Boys & Girls Football – Athea V Granagh Ballingarry in Athea @ 6.45pm

Thursday 25th May
U13 Boys Hurling – Ballybricken Bohermore Fedamore V Athea in Caherelly @ 7pm

Friday 26th May
U9 Boys & Girls Hurling – Blitz at home to Tournafulla & Rathkeale in Athea @ 7pm

Saturday 27th May
U7 Boys & Girls Hurling – Blitz away to Newcastlewest and Feohanagh Castlemahon in Newcastlewest @10:30am

Nótaí Eile: Other Notes:

Cúl Camp
Registration is now open for this year’s Cúl Camp. It will take place from 10th – 14th July. Book now by visiting