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)!