Sports – 30/04/2020

The 1950 Athea Football Team

This photo was sent to me by Denis O’Connell, son of Christy O’Connell who died recently ar dheis De go raibh a anam. This team included three of the greatest footballers to have graced the football pitch and would have been automatic selections on any county team: Eoin Liston, Sonny Murphy and Timmy Woulfe. That is not to say that the others were not great as well but these three were exceptional. Timmy is the only member of that team still alive and it is a credit to his endurance that he was the lynchpin at midfield of the senior team hat won the  County Senior Championship 18 years later!!

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Sports – 23/04/2020

No sports activity at the moment but we hope that will change a little in the not too distant future,

I got this photo which has been doing the rounds on the Cratloe Community Alert Whatsapp group.

The adults in the back are Mossie Ahern, Garrygloss and Jeremiah O’Connor, Upper Athea (both looking in the prime of their lives!!). Can anyone name the players and what year it was taken?

Name That Team


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Sports – 09/04/2020

Athea United

by Bobby Barrett

THE PA WALSH STAND. Plans (as much as we can hope for in current times) this year are to complete the construction of our stand at The Vales. We are pleased to announce that this stand will be called The ‘Pa Walsh Stand’. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pa and his family during these difficult times. This is only a small acknowledgement of the years of hard work Pa has done for this club. He is a fantastic club man and has always put the club at the forefront of his thoughts as secretary/chairman/manager/committee member and not to forget as a player.
Pa is a fantastic and loyal friend to all here in the Club and the in the Parish of Athea and it is an honour and a privilege to name the stand the “Pa Walsh Stand “. To finish with a saying that always resonates with Pa, “It matters not if you win or lose but how you play the game”.

Drawings of the planned stand

Pa Walsh with his league-winning team in his managerial days

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