ATHENRY ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB
FAI JR CUP MATCH TO BE REARRANGED
Unfortunately due to weather conditions the FAI Junior Cup match versus Tramore AFC was called off at half time as the pitch was unplayable. A new date will be set for this 5th Round tie and will now be played away at Graun Park. For those supporters wishing to travel the full address is Tramore AFC, Graun Park, Crobally Lower, Tramore, County Waterford. All support welcomed and appreciated.
UNDERAGE RESULTS SERVICE
Athenry U12D had a great win v Craughwell as they ran out 4-0 winners in Raheen. With Gavin Egan scoring a brace and Jamie Corcoran and Emilis Dambraukas each adding one it was a thoroughly excellent performance from the boys at home. Jamie Corcoran who took his goal very well earned the Man of the Match award. Great to see a team work for each other.
In the GFA Under 15 Division 1 it ended Salthill Devon B 1 Athenry B 2. This represented a hard earned win despite numerous chances but once again a team who worked their socks off to gain the points even when under pressure. Scorers on the day were Darragh Gilhooley and Savio Marques with Luke Morgan deservedly picking up the Man of the Match award.
U14 Division 2 Result was as follows Athenry B 4-2 Corrib Celtic - With it all to play for at the turn around with the game finely poised at nil all at halftime this match could have gone either way and despite conceding the first goal the team called on their resilience to fight back as they levelled and went on to play some sublime football to run out 4-2 winner. On the day the Scorers were David Crotty, Liam Shaw, James Cronnelly and Luke Stapleton with the Man of the Match award being shared by jointly by Gavin Lane and Marc Cummins.
SENIORS TO FACE WATERFORD TEAM IN FAI JR CUP
In the FAI New Balance Junior Cup (5th round) Athenry will face Tramore AFC after their 2 nil win over St Josephs. Fixture is scheduled for 2nd of December at 2pm in Athenry. This will be followed on 8th December when they get back to the bread and butter of the Western Hygiene Premier Division at 2pm where they will face Corrib Celtic at home.
LATEST UNDERAGE RESULTS
GFA Under 12 Division 3 - Athenry D 4 - 0 Craughwell United B
GFA Under 12 Division 1 - Kiltullagh 1 - 3 Athenry B
GFA Under 13 Division 2 - St Bernards B 0 - 3 Athenry B
GFA Under 13 Premier - Knocknacarra 0 - 0 Athenry
GFA Under 14 Division 2 - Athenry B 4 - 2 Corrib Celtic B
GFA Under 15 Division 1 - Salthill Devon B 1 - 2 Athenry B
GFA Under 15 Premier - Cregmore/Claregalway FC 4 - 0 Athenry
KIDS WRAP UP
It was a case of happy days as Athenry Under 10 boy's went away to Craughwell on Saturday (24th Nov 2018) in the Galway Southern league. They came away with three victories after winning all three of their matches, an entertaining day with some sublime football on display. In other news it was a case of well done U13B as they gave a superb performance to run out 3 nil winners over St Bernards in a game that took a while to come around. Congratulations to these boys who give their all every time they get the opportunity to play.
UNDERAGE STAND OUTS
In juvenile weekend games a few excellent results that garner a further look at. In the Under 12 Division 3 it was a case of goal crazy Athenry who ran out 7-1 winners against Galway Bohs 1 with a great team performance to keep the smiles going. In Under 12 Division 2 away in Tuam it ended Tuam Celtic Afc B 2-3 Athenry C with Sean Mulhall & Eanna McDonagh x2 scoring with Sean claiming the MOTM award. In the older Under 15 Division 1 it was a goalfest of a game as it ended Athenry B 5 Tuam Celtic B 2 in Raheen which once again showed how good team work on the pitch translates to a happy weekend off it!! The scorers were Kian Newton x2, Thomas Carr, Jack Foley and Conor Wilson with the MOTM award being jointly shared between Kian Newton and Conor Wilson. Well Done Lads.
Athenry have an astro pitch for hire, the 9 aside pitch is available for €50 per hour or can be cut into two for 5 aside pitches. Please Contact Donal on 087-1266265
FIXTURES AND A RESULT!!
In the Galway FA Under 15 Division 1 it ended Athenry B 5 - Tuam Celtic B 2. This was a great win and an excellent performance from the boys in Raheen last weekend. The scorers saw a Kian Newton brace with Thomas Carr, Jack Foley and Conor Wilson all chipping in with a goal apiece. With a really good display from the team it was Kian Newton and Conor Wilson who received the Men of The Match Award jointly. Next games up for Athenry teams (weather permitting) include the following for Saturday 3rd Nov 2018.
Western Hygiene Premier Division @1pm Athenry FC v West Utd FC
Western Hygiene Reserve League @2pm in Annaghdown, Corrib Celtic v Athenry FC
Connacht FA U16 Cup - Round 2 @12 noon in Drom, Salthill Devon FC v Athenry B
Connacht FA U14 Shield - Round 1 @12.30pm Athenry B vs Kiltullagh Pioneers FC
GFA Coley Smith U14 Premier @12.30pm Athenry FC vs Salthill Devon
GFA U12 Premier @10.30am Athenry FC vs Mervue United AFC
GFA U12 Div 1 @12noon in Oranmore, Maree Oranmore FC C vs Athenry B
GFA U12 Div 2 @10.30am in Tuam, Tuam Celtic AFC B vs Athenry C
GFA U12 Div 3 @10.30am Athenry D vs Galway Bohs
Saturday Academy for Little Stars, Boys u6/u7 & Girls are cancelled Saturday due to yellow weather warning. Boys u8/u9 will be decided at 9.30am in the morning.
FAI JUNIOR CUP DRAW
New Balance FAI Junior Cup Fourth Round draw has taken place.
The draw for the Fourth Round of the New Balance FAI Junior Cup is as follows
All matches will take place on the weekend ending 11th November 2018.
Dynamo Blues FC v Athenry FC
Loughrea Rams FC v Colemanstown United F.C.
Corrib Rangers or Renmore AFC or Colga FC v Mervue United AFC
ALL SQUARE AS ATHENRY RUE PENALTY MISS
It was a case of it ending all square in the Galway Junior Premier Division as it ended Athenry 1-1 Mervue United. Athenry had led 1-0 at half time through a 32nd minute Jamie O'Driscoll goal and were then awarded a penalty in the second half but this was saved and with the game heading into its last 10 minutes Mervue scored an equaliser to gain a point. A disappointing end to a game that wont see either side happy but plenty of more points on offer in the coming weeks.
SENIORS COME THROUGH TOUGH TIE
Seniors came through a tricky FAI Junior Cup 3rd Round match against a determined West United on a scoreline of 2-1. In a really tough game of football Athenry went behind to a West penalty as early as the 10th minute but hit back with two goals in quick succession as they began to exert their authority on the game as the half came to an end. Second half saw West come back strong and the game saw numerous chances for both sides with more bruising encounters along the way! Ultimately it was Athenry who will march on to the 4th round draw.
THANK YOU RITEWAY
Our U12 Premier Team is looking quite dapper in their new kit sponsored by RiteWay Engineering , Athenry AFC says a big thanks to Chris and all at RiteWay for your continued support. Our sponsors keep on giving to our club, very much appreciated. Riteway Engineering are the leading supplier of bespoke engineering components and solutions to the Medical, Telecommunications and Automotive industries and are based in Ballybane Ind Est, Galway.
SENIORS KEEP UP PRESSURE AT TOP
A first minute penalty was enough versus Loughrea Rams away from home to get the ball rolling against tough opponents who had won the corresponding fixture last season. With Loughrea losing a man just before half time and Athenry adding another just after half time there was no danger of this happening this season as Athenry added another on the hour to make it a comfortable 3 nil win.
U16 Girls Premier Division saw the following result Athenry FC 8 Kilshanvey United 2. A real corker of a match that saw Athenry go goal crazy against a sporting United side. Scorers were as follows K. Donnelly x2, C. Mullen x1, C.Quirke x1, Z. Griffin x1 & N. Bodamor x3. In the Girls U12 Championship it ended all square in a 1-1 draw with Barna last weekend in very blustery conditions, goal scorer was Hazel Burke. The U12 Division 1 team had a great win at home beating Oughterard 2-1. Scorers were Anna Jordan & Jenni Mcnamara. Well done girls. Both teams showed their resilience by both coming back form being a goal down. In Boys football in the U13 Premier Division it ended Galway Hibs 1,
Athenry FC 1, goal scorer was Igor Cygan and the MOTM was Jason Coffey. In the GFA under 15 Division 1 it ended St. Bernard's 3, Athenry B 3, Scorers: Kian Newton, Thomas Carr & Colin Jordan.
MOTM was Evan McCrossan.
FAI NEW BALANCE JUNIOR CUP DRAW
In the Galway draw for the 3rd round of the FAI's New Balance sponsored Junior Cup the following fixtures apply week ending 21st October 2018.
Athenry FC V West Utd
Dynamo Blues FC V NUIG FC
West Coast Utd or St. Patrick’s V Colemanstown FC
Corrib Rangers V Rathmore FC or Colga FC
Loughrea Rams V Galway Bohs FC
Salthill Devon FC V Mervue Utd
Sometimes a game of football can be a real tale of attrition for both players and watching spectators alike but check out this result from the GFA Under 14 Division Two. It was a case of scorers delight as both sides really went for it with Athenry coming out on top (only just) as it finished Athenry FC B 6 Craughwell United FC B 5, Scorers: Ben Shields, Liam Shaw, Marc Cummins, James Connelly, Luke Stapleton & Ignacio Diaz. Well done to both teams in providing an entertaining game for all. In other news in the GFA Under 12 Division 2 match it finished Cregmore/Claregalway FC B 2
Athenry C 3 in another enthralling game that saw the maroon boys come out on top. Well done once again to two teams who came to play football.