ATHENRY ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB 




HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY

​Athenry Football Club would love you to show 
your Colours and join us in the parade on Sunday

17th March. Meeting at 11.15am outside District

Health and Fitness. The theme is the Salmon of

Knowledge, so if you can dress up as a fisherman,

mermaid, or warrior, or in your favourite football shirt, 
you are all welcome at any age! Parent are very

welcome to join in the parade with your child. 
Pick up straight away after parade is at the car

park beside Scoil Croi Naofa.


SOME IMPORTANT CUP DATES FOR YOU

Provisional Cup dates for Athenry coming up, please keep them in mind and check with managers for confirmation of kick offs etc. First team listed at home.
24/03/2019
U17/U18 Premier/Championship Cup

@12:00pm Mervue Utd B V Athenry Qtr Final
31/03/2019
Connacht FA U16 Cup
 

14:00pm Tuam Celtic V Athenry Qtr Final
GFA Girls Under 12 Championship Cup

@15:00pm Eamonn Deacy Park Corrib Rangers V Athenry​
06/04/2019
U13 Premier and Championship Cup

@14:00pm away in Clarinbridge Colga V Athenry Qtr Final​


ATHENRY GIRLS BRACED FOR SUCCESS

​It was a case of the girls showing the way forward today as some fantastic results this Sunday. Chloe Quirke (x2) scored a brace against Corrib Rangers away from home in the GFA Girls Under 16 league as they ran out comfortable 4-0 winners with Zoe Griffin & Caitlin Mullen getting in on the act also. In the GFA Girls U12 Championship away in Kilconly it was another brace this time from Gemma Davies (x2) that secured the points with Alison McGreevy, Sophie Costello & Kerri O'Driscoll having excellent games as they won 5-1 versus Kilshanvey and finally in the GFA Girls U12 Division 1 at home in Moanbaun it ended Athenry B 4-2 Knocknacarra B as the scorers: Anna Jordan (x2) & Mollie Noone (x2) once again grabbed a brace apiece each to cap of an amazing team performance under the watchful eye of referee Jimmy McElroy as Athenry experienced four seasons in one game of football!


SATURDAY WEEKEND RESULTS WRAP UP

TP Brennan Connacht FA Cup - Last 16 At Westside
Corrib Rangers Football Club 3, Athenry FC 1, Scorer: Conor Cannon
GFA Under 18/17 Premier At Raheen, Athenry
Athenry FC 1, Colga FC 1, Scorer: Brian O Cuirnain
GFA Under 15 Premier At Raheen, Athenry
Athenry FC 2, Renmore AFC 1, Scorers: Kieran O Connor & Liam Mulveen
GFA Under 15 Division 1 At Moanbaun, Athenry
Athenry B 0, Mervue United AFC B 3,
U13 Div 1 and 2 Cup - round 2 At Moanbaun, Athenry
Athenry B 1, Corrib Celtic 2,
GFA Under 13 Premier At Drom - Salthill Devon Football Club 0, Athenry FC 2,
Scorers: Adam Lavelle & Hugh McDonald

WORTHWHILE VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP 

On Monday March 25th Jigsaw Galway is hosting a one day interactive

workshop for those who work or volunteer with young people. Please

#contact Aoife on 085-8011732 or email aoife.guilfoyle@jigsaw.ie for

more information or for a booking form. Jigsaw Galway is a free,

non-judgemental and confidential support service for young people

(15-25) living in Galway city and county. They provide guidance and

support for young people who are going through a difficult or distressing

time. Also providing advice and guidance for anyone is concerned about

a young person in their life or work.They are based at Fairgreen Road,
Galway city, H91 AXK8 (across from the new Coach Station) and can be dropped into.


FIXTURES TODAY

Some exciting ties today for the club, weather dependant of course. In the TP Brennan Connacht FA Cup Last 16 at 3:00pm in Westside its Corrib Rangers v Athenry in what promises to be a cauldron of atmosphere if past meetings are anything to go by. With the pitch open to the elements the blustery conditions may play a part in the proceedings. Other Youth/Juvenile fixtures include the GFA Under 18/17 Premier match also at 3:00pm in Raheen, Athenry where Athenry face Colga FC. In Under 15 action its the following GFA Under 15 Premier 12:30pm in Raheen, Athenry vs Renmore, GFA Under 15 Division 1
1:30pm in Moanbaun, Athenry B vs Mervue United B and in U13 Div 1 and 2 Cup - round 2 10:30am in Moanbaun, Athenry B vs Corrib Celtic & in the GFA Under 13 Premier Athenry play at 10:30am away in Drom against Salthill Devon. Good Luck to Seniors and Underage alike. Wear those wind-breakers!!!


NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Unfortunately after a pitch inspection the U12's girls Championship Final was called off due to an unplayable pitch and both Cup Finals were called off. We hope to be able to announce a new date on Monday.


WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS 

In the Western Hygiene Premier Division at Moanbaun it ended Athenry FC 2 Corrib Celtic 1 with Stephen Cunningham & Cathal Fahy scoring for the home team to maintain the momentum at the top. The Western Hygiene Reserve League away game featuring Moyne Villa v Athenry Reserves was conceded by Moyne Villa. In the U15 Premier and Championship Cup round 1 it finished Athenry FC 3 Ramblers United 1. An excellent result with Kieran O'Connor, Mikey Kelly & Nathan Fox netting.


SENIOR FIXTURES FOR WEEKEND
Fixtures for tomorrow (Sat 23rd Jan) are as follows - In the Western Hygiene Premier Division
at 2:00pm in Moanbaun it's Athenry vs Corrib Celtic and in the Western Hygiene Reserve League
at 2:00pm away in Headford it's Moyne Villa vs Athenry Reserves. Good Luck to both teams in their endeavours and to all of our Juveniles as well.

SENIORS KEEP UP THE PRESSURE
In the Western Hygiene Premier Division on Saturday 2nd February in Moanbaun at home it ended
Athenry FC 4-0 Maree Oranmore FC. This result maintained the pressure on the teams at the top as they scored four goals in a dominant first half display with goals from Declan Cullen, Gary Forde, Cathal Fahy and Stephen Cunningham. Three changes at half time and all subs used before sixty minutes saw Athenry maintain their control on the game as it ended 4 nil. Next game up is Merlin Woods FC/Medtronic at home next Saturday at 2pm. which we look forward to.

GIRLS FINAL DAY (DATE CHANGE)
The GFA Girls Under 12 Championship Cup Final will take place on Sunday 3rd of March where Athenry will take on Corrib Rangers at Eamonn Deacy Park with a scheduled Kick Off @1.00pm.
So let's get behind these girls and give them all the support they need to bring home the Cup. All support is welcome. 

SENIORS INTO LAST 16 OF CONNACHT CUP
In the TP Brennan Connacht FA Cup last 32 in Moanbaun, Athenry it ended Dynamo Blues F.C. 1, Athenry FC 3 in a game that saw the venue reversed it was Athenry who progressed with a 3-1 win over Dynamo Blues. A tough game that saw Athenry take control with goals from Gary Forde, Conor Cannon and Seamie Crowe. Next game in the league is Oranmore at home.

​A RICH HISTORY A RICH TRADITION
St Patrick's Day March 17th 1971 was a momentous day in the 
history of Athenry AFC as it saw players cast their thoughts into 
making the decision to take the first tentative steps to form a soccer
club. A follow up decision was taken to hold a meeting in the Canton
Hall on 3rd April of the same year and a church gate collection that 
resulted in collecting a battle chest of IE£61 and IE£12 in membership
fees. To read more click on our original club crest. We are grateful to
the Athenry Parish Heritage Archive and to the author Dessie Glynn for
his massive contribution in producing this rich source of material which
shows how the club was formed.

AWAY DAY FIXTURE FOR SENIORS IN CONNACHT CUP
Sunday (27th Jan) see's Athenry Senior 'A' in Connacht Cup action against Tuam's Dynamo Blues with a 2pm Kick Off. This game represents a great chance for the away team to move into the next round but they wont let complacency creep in as the victors will be in the last 16 and Athenry will be ready and expect a tough battle to progress. All Support is very much appreciated as the lads make the short trip to Tuam. 

GALWAY UTD BATTLE CRY
Galway United Co-Op has now commenced work on its project of 
‘Reclaiming The Dyke’ for the first league game of the season on 
Friday February 22 versus Dublin's Shelbourne FC. They are calling
for all supporters to march up the Dyke from Woodquay to Eamonn 
Deacy Park in support and solidarity with the club. ​

SENIORS WIN WELL
In the Western Hygiene Premier Division it ended Athenry 3 West Utd 1 with an excellent win that was never easy but one which saw the home side always in control as Cathal Fahy, Cole Connolly and Nathan Ward adding the goals that secured a crucial three points in this important premier league clash.

EXCITING TIMES AHEAD FOR THE CLUB
Great to see our 3D generated image of our ambitious development at Moanbaun in conjunction with Athenry Senior and Juvenile Athletics. If you would be like to enter our 50/50 draw message us on facebook and we will send you details of how you can help our club make this a reality. 50% of the funds go to the club development and 50% in prize money. Your support is needed to make this a reality. Please see our dedicated page with monthly winners and how you can help YOUR club develop.

http://www.athenryfootballclub.com/limited-members-draw.html

CHRISTMAS PUD WELL AND TRULY RAN OFF!!!
An excellent and hard fought 4-3 win for the First Team against Loughrea Rams in the TP Brennan Connacht Cup sets up a Round of Last 32 against Dynamo Blues (Tuam) on January 28th 2019 with a scheduled K.O- 2pm (subject to confirmation). It was also a good weekend back after the break as this was preceded with the U16's doing their bit in the Connacht Cup 3rd round with an exciting 5-2 victory over Oranmore with Gavin Lawless and Liam Kelly both grabbing a couple of goals each and Thady Moran adding another. In the ​U14 Division 2 another morale boosting win as Athenry 'B' won 2-1 over a very decent St Bernards side which was a fantastic result and performance away from home. Scorers on the day for the maroon boys were James Cronnelly and Daniel Tear with an excellent set piece finish. 

SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL
Athenry Association Football Club would like to wish all of our club's players, management, supporters and volunteers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and succesful New Year. We would also like to say keep safe and come back refreshed for January. All the best from www.AthenryFootballClub.com

LIMITED MEMBERS DRAW RESULTS
Our November 2018 Prize Draw Results were as follows- 1st prize - Gerry McGough 2nd prize - Gerry Ahern 3rd prize - Paul Mitchell. Many thanks to all of our draw members and supporters. 

ATHENRY BOW OUT OF FAI JUNIOR CUP ON PENALTIES
Jamie O'Driscoll scored to give Athenry the lead in this game as they went into the break a goal up. 
But with Tramore coming back into the game and equalising the match was level as extra time couldn't separate the two teams either and so to the dreaded penalty shootout which Athenry lost 7-6. Good Luck to Tramore in the next round and thank you for your hospitality.

WE ALL LOOK TO SUNDAY FOR A RESULT
In the FAI NEW BALANCE Junior Cup Fifth round replay it will be Tramore AFC (Waterford) vs Athenry FC (Galway) with a scheduled Kick off at 2pm (dependant on weather & pitch conditions. As the game was abandoned due to conditions last time home advantage swithes to the Waterford side. The game is to be decided on the day and extra time (10 mins e/w) and penalties if needed will be used. All travelling support welcomed to cheer on the maroon boys.

ACADEMY TAKES A CHRIMBO BREAK
Our Saturday Academy training will be back in the New Year on Saturday January 5th 2019. Athenry Association Football Club would like to wish all of our players and everyone associated with the Academy a Happy & Prosperous Christmas and come back refreshed and safe after the New Year.


U13'S AMAZING COMEBACK  
Last week saw an amazing game in the Galway Under 13 Division 2 as Athenry B came back from a three goal deficit to beat a strong Renmore side 5-4 at home. Has to be said that the team performed brilliantly in the second half and showed that teamwork and belief still stands a team in good stead in football. Well done to all and their supporters for never giving up. Scorers on the day were Stephen Kinsella x2, Owen Diviney, Bartek Woleniuk & James Diviney. In the U13 A Premier it was honours even as it ended Athenry FC 2, Galway Hibs 2. This game took place in atrocious conditions but both teams battled til the end. Scorers on the day were Sam Nyham & Daniel Tear.