HOME GROUND & FACILITIES
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.
FULLY EQUIPPED GYM
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.
HOW TO GET TO OUR PITCHES
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
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)!