Moanbaun, Athenry, Co Galway

                                      Est 1971

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GFA PREMIER DIVISION CHAMPIONS 2017/18   

GFA U18 PREMIER DIVISION CHAMPIONS 2017/18

ATHENRY FOOTBALL CLUB

2018/19 ATHENRY AFC ARCHIVES


The 2018/19 season saw our Seniors finish as Runners Up in the league to Mervue Utd despite pushing them all the way. The club won 4 Juvenile titles (see below) as well as many representative players being chosen from Athenry. The season will also be remembered for our major push for the exciting joint development with Athenry Athletics Club which will see many  changes made to our Moanbaun home as funding is raised and becomes available. 


​AGM NEWS 2018/19

Hi Members, (posted from facebook page)

The Club and Committee were delighted by the largest ever attendance of our AGM in memory. A packed house of people looking to contribute to the Club positively and drive the Club forward. There were some contentious motions put forward that served to highlight that the Club needs help from its members and also the parents of our juvenile players. It is an enormous task to run the Club, catering for huge numbers and also to drive the development on. The committee is made up of volunteers that are in the main coaching as well. We were delighted to see so many new faces at the meeting with some volunteering to go on the committee for the first time and others to join a fundraising committee. We would like to thank those parents and members of the our Junior team who have volunteered for either. This was a night the committee reached out for help in the huge task of running the club and people came forward, we are very grateful.

Points to note are that membership will remain the same for next season and that we will not be restricting entering teams subject to coach availability as would always be the case.

The Committee would like to thank everyone who attended our AGM and contributed their thoughts towards the Club. The objective of Athenry FC is to provide the best coaching, facilities and environment possible for the children to play but it needs help from everyone. 
If anyone who was unable to attend the meeting and would like to be a part of any function within the club, please message us and we will try and find something that matches the time you can give to the club.

The development is a huge part of our capability to expand our creaking facilities. If you can purchase a draw ticket it will help us to reach that goal or if you are unable to do so maybe you know someone that might do so. http://www.athenryfootballclub.com/limited-members-draw.html

Thanks again to everyone and the meeting has left the committee feeling that there is a will to help out there, we just had to let people know how badly it was needed.

Athenry AFC Committee


​ATHENRY (JOINT) DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Athenry Football Club together with the Athenry Athletics Club launched the Moanbaun Sports Development Project. This project will see a new IAAF Standard 8 Lane 400M track, a home for Athletics in Athenry and an FAI standard full size 4G all-weather pitch. A 3D generated image has been created of our ambitious development at Moanbaun in conjunction with Athenry Senior and Juvenile Athletics. It is exciting for us to see this image, we are looking forward to making this a reality.


ATHENRY AWARDS NIGHT 2018/19

Lots of celebration at Athenry FC as we had our awards night with no fewer than 60 awards and acknowledgements given to players from Seniors to U11's and to volunteers at the club. Complete list for 2018/19 season was as follows-


​Junior:
First team
Managers Player of the Year: Stephen Relihan
Players Player of the Year: Gary O'Connell
Reserves
Managers Player of the Year: Christopher Allen
Players Player of the Year: Liam Sheehan
Under 21's
Managers Player of the Year: Dali Mbongo
Players Player of the Year: Chris Burke
Senior Ladies
Managers Player of the Year: Laura Cunningham
Most Improved Player: Erica Madden
Boy's: 
Youth A 
Managers Player of the Year: Josh Wells
Players Player of the Year: Brian O'Cuirnain
Youth B
Managers Player of the Year: Cian Garmen
Players Player of the Year: John Gray
Under 16A
Managers Player of the Year: Gavin Gilmore
Most Improved Player: Flo Gomes
Under 16B 
Managers Player of the Year: Nathan Jarvis
Most Improved Player: Keith Giblin
Under 15A
Managers Player of the Year: Kieran O'Connor
Most Improved Player: Dara McCartin
Under 15B
Managers Player of the Year: Evan McCrossen
Most Improved Player: Conor Wilson
Under 14A
Managers Player of the Year: Sean McCoy
Most Improved Player: William Higgins
Under 14B
Managers Player of the Year: John McGovern
Most Improved Player: Danny McMahon
Under 13A
Managers Player of the Year: Senan Treacy
Most Improved Player: Hugh McDonald
Under 13B
Managers Player of the Year: James Diveney
Most Improved Player: Jack Duffy 
Under 12 Prem
Managers Player of the Year: Matthew O'Neill
Most Improved Player: Cory Walker
Under 12 Div1
Managers Player of the Year: Ethan Mitchell
Most Improved Player: Eoghan Cooley
Under 12 Div2
Managers Player of the Year: Davitt O'Brien
Most Improved Player: Darragh Naughton
Under 12 Div3
Managers Player of the Year: Jamie Corcoran
Most Improved Player: Cillian Leader
Under 12 Div4
Managers Player of the Year: Danny Petrus
Most Improved Player: Ethan Burke
Girl's
Under 16
Managers Player of the Year: Leona Tuffy
Players Player of the Year: Amy Coffey
Under 14
Managers Player of the Year: Shauna Donoghue
Most Improved Player: Rihanna Gorton
Under 12A
Managers Player of the Year: Kerri O'Driscoll
Most Improved Player: Sinead O'Mahony
Under 12B
Managers Player of the Year: Kara O'Neill
Most Improved Player: Eve Carroll

Players that represented Galway:
Juvenile - 16
Liam Kelly, Gavin Gilmore, Conor Trehy, Ronan Jennings, Jack Forde, Tarron Kilkenny, Ethan Mitchell, Niall McCarthy, Eoin Doyle, Josh Kearns, Ethan Flaherty, Senan Treacy, Kieran O'Connor, Finnian Coughlin & Colm Sweeney. (Gaynor Cup squad u13 - Ruby Mullen)
Junior (Oscar Traynor Squad)- 5
Tj Forde, Ryan Shaughnessy, Declan Cullen, Garvan Broughall & Nathan Ward.

Clubperson of the Year: Brian Sweeney 
Coach of the Year: Cormac McCarthy

Competitions won this season - 4:
Girl's Under 16 Girls Shield Winners - Managers: Noel Coffey & Joesph Mullen
Girl's Under 12 Championship Cup Winners - Managers: Brian Sweeney & Gerry Kilkenny
Boy's Under 12 Division 1 Winners - Managers: Cormac McCarthy & Barry Doyle 
Boy's Under 11 Power Cup - Managers: Cormac McCarthy, Barry Doyle & Mattie Egan



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