Moanbaun, Athenry, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Athenry Football Club facilities comprise of a main club house with a fully                                                                                                 equipped gym with showering facilities, six dressing rooms & also includes                                                                                               meeting rooms. 
Our pitches which are cared for by a dedicated groundsman include three

full sized grass pitches located in Moonbaun/Raheen, one three quarter                                                                                                 length grass training pitch and one all weather astro turf pitch which is                                                                                                     available for hire and can be booked by contacting our club house. 

The clubs has an open membership policy and is  open to new members,

rates are available from the clubhouse. There are also various ongoing

classes at our club house, details are  once again available from the club. 

Over the last 35 years the facilities in the club have been greatly improved

and developed. The club’s first training session involved a plug-in

generator going across the road to a house. The first pitch was in the

Raheen area of Athenry across from the hurling pitch. The dressing room

was a glorified shed! We had two pitches in Raheen in the late 70’s and

early 80’s with a portable generator with lights to train under and no

showers. We trained in Raheen stables for a year, jumping fences

sometimes during the 5 a-sides. We then moved to Carnaun for a

few years and changed on the side of the road but still had our trusty old

generator. We moved back to Raheen in the 1990’s and were reduced to

one pitch but had the luxury of a training pitch as well with lights powered

by proper electricity and dressing rooms with showers (heaven!). We then

purchased our own pitches and our present facilities in Moonbaun & Raheen. Any visitor will be able to see we now have a top class training facility in Athenry for the playing of soccer in the area. If you want to hire the facility please contact any club committee member.

Our gym contains everything you need to get fit. It is currently available 4 days per week when reception is availble and is open from 5.00pm til 9.00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 5.30pm til 9.00pm on Friday.
Cost is now €6 per evening session and €25 for a full months access on the days it is open.


GENERAL DIRECTIONS - Athenry Football Club is situated to the north just outside of Athenry Town not far from the railway station, home matches are played at two venues. The first Moanbaun comprises of two full size pitches, one training pitch, one all weather pitch and a main clubhouse. They also play at Raheen back pitch which is part of the GAA grounds. Both pitches can be accessed by following one of the three routes below and consulting the map below them.

RAHEEN WOODS HOTEL ROUTE - Turn left from Joyces supermarket car park (situated in Prospect on the map below) and go forward straight over the mini roundabout, the GAA grounds is on your right. Follow the road to the bridge and bend to the right, then over the railway crossing and past the Raheen Woods Hotel, take the next right onto the new road and then take the next left. Go forward and on your left you will see Athenry FC (look for the floodlights)!

POST OFFICE ROUTE - In the town of Athenry with the post office on your left (situated in Gorteenacra on the map) and the childrens playground on your right go forward and bend with the road first left then sharp right, the petrol garage is on your right. Take the immediate next left after the car park which is on your left. Head over the bridge with the traffic lights on the Tuam Road. Keep going forward until you come to a roundabout on the new road, take the left then the next right. Go forward and on your left will be Athenry FC (look for the floodlights)!

RAHEEN PITCH ROUTE - Turn left from Joyces supermarket car park (situated in Prospect on the map) and take a right at the mini roundabout into the town of Athenry (the GAA pitch is on your right), forward into the town until you see Kelly's pharmacy ahead. Take a left and you will pass the church on your right and the Garda station on your left, over the railway track and go forward until you see the Moanbaun stone on your left. Raheen GAA & Soccer pitch is on your right. Carry on to the new road and take a right then a quick left to Moanbaun pitch on your left. (look for the floodlights)!