GALWAY PREMIER CHAMPIONS 2016/17, MICHAEL BYRNE CUP WINNERS 2016/17
LILLIS CUP WINNERS 2016/17, U14 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS & CUP WINNERS 2016/2017
CONNACHT CUP WINNERS 2015/16
ATHENRY FOOTBALL CLUB est 1971
ATHENRY AFC MATCH REPORTS 2017/18
KELLY DRAWS COMFORT IN MAN OF THE MATCH PERFORMANCE
U15 Premier League Oranmore Maree 1 Athenry 1
The newly promoted u15's opened their league campaign against Maree/Oranmore tonight in a highly competitive game in Raheen, with an excellent 1-1 draw. A physically strong Oranmore side bullied the opening exchanges, but Athenry settled and a fine free kick by Glenn Kelly was parried by the Oranmore keeper and the ever alert Kieran O'Connor opened his account at this level with a toe poke to the net, ....nice when you can get them! The second half opened evenly and mid-way through a break by an Oranmore forward Gavin Smith saw him slot the ball to the net. 1-1. The game was lively, a highlight for Athenry being the combination plays between Ronan Jennings and Liam Kelly who were slow to start, but finished strongly and both were unlucky not to score. Overall, a fair result for both teams, Athenry having a solid central defence in Colm Sweeney and Glenn Kelly, aided by Man Of The Match Mikey Kelly. Onwards and Upwards !
ROONEY SEALS THE POINTS AGAINST RANGERS
CORRIB RANGERS 1-2 ATHENRY
Under 14B Division 2.
Athenry traveled to Westside with the memory of a tough defeat last season. Corrib came at Athenry early on, but the the strong defence of Ronan Barrett, Niall Daly and Shane fox couldn't be broken. 20 minutes in Evan McCrossen in goal pulled of a fantastic save from a ferocious free kick, stopping it hitting the top corner. Half time all level.
10 minutes after the restart ,Corribs midfielder put his head to a well placed cross to the back post 1-0 to Corrib. 5 minutes later Thomas Fleet after a great game picked up his second yellow. (off). With 10 men Athenry's leaders stepped up Luke Morgan, Colin Jordan, Conor Wilson and Andrew Cronnelly picked up the pace. With a battle on his hands Savio Marquez up front powered his way and the ball into the Corribs net. 1-1. But not happy with that Jack Foley and Ben Rooney came on with fresh legs BANG 💥 Ben sticks the ball in the net . 1-2 to Athenry. With 10 minutes left Thomas Carr & Sean Orlando fought hard to see Athenry over the line. Niall Daly was Man of the Match.
But it was a fantastic team performance.
KEEPER FLANNERY KEEPS ATHENRY ON COURSE FOR WIN
U14 Premier League Maree/Oranmore 1 Athenry 4
A tough game as the opener for this season, and so it proved, Athenry having a thorough examination in Oranmore this afternoon. Despite Athenry starting better, it was Oranmore who had the first two chances, and two very smart saves by Cian Flannery kept the scores level. The opening goal was a low drive by Finnian Coughlan midway through the first half, the second came some five minutes later by Kieran O'Connor. The second half saw a superb team goal finished by Mikey Kelly to the net, and finally a goal made in Gort Na Ri, the twin McCanns interchanging, with Hughie McCann finishing to the net. Athenry conceded late on a consolation goal. Overall a great result, fine performances all round, Daire McCarthy, Adam Molloy, Kieran O Connor prominent. Onwards and upwards.