ATHENRY FOOTBALL CLUB NEWS
SATURDAYS JUVENILE REPORTS NOW ONLINE
A good saturdays footy saw some excellent performances from our juveniles from our U14's & U15's, why not read some of the match summaries in our Match Reports section in our club menu above now.
SENIOR WEEKEND RESULTS
Premier Division Athenry 4-2 Corrib Celtic (athenry goalscorers Colm O'Donovan, Nathan Ward, Ryan Shaughnessy 2)
Division 1 Athenry B 1-3 Knocknacarra
Registration for our ladies Under 16 and Under 12 is now open. With fixtures only a few weeks away, please ensure you are registered with the Club, or you will be ineligible to play. Registration can be completed on line or at the Clubhouse, every evening Monday to Friday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. New and old members welcome.
NEW TRAINING SCHEDULES POSTED ONLINE
Please see our club menu above for our all new 2017/18 Astro Training Times. Some important underage training sessions getting back underway over the next week or so. Girls U12 training is back on this Sunday 10th September at Moonbaun at 10.30am til 11.30am.
Athenry Football Club Saturday's Academy starts back on the 23rd September. U10 boys training will commence on Friday the 15th of Sept at 6.30 pm. U11's are back 22nd September from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Shin guards mandatory. Please don't forget to register at my club finance on our welcome page.
MIXED RESULTS FROM WEEKEND
Following on from last weeks winning start to the new season Senior A won 4-2 at home to Salthill Devon in the Western Hygiene Premier Division and Athenry B went down 4-2 in the Western Hygiene Division 3 encounter against Claregalway in Castle Park.
LATEST SENIOR RESULTS
Western Hygiene Premier - Renmore 1-7 Athenry A
Western Hygiene Division 3 - Corrib Celtic B 0-1 Athenry B
NEW CLUB SHOP LAUNCHED
Athenry Football Club now has a new Club Shop link were you can purchase your all new 2017/18 club gear directly from BalonDirect.com delivered directly to your door, so if you want to look smart in your all new Balon Sports club apparel then why not click on our club shop link in our welcome page or copy and paste the following link into your browser https://www.balondirect.com
U14'S GEAR UP FOR TOURNAMENT AT WEEKEND
A round robin u14 pre-season tournament should provide some entertaining fare on Sunday morning in Moanbaun for anyone out for a stroll! Games begin at 10.30am with Aisling Annacotty from Limerick, Temple Villa from Athlone, Galway Hibernians and our good-selves, each team is hoping to learn a few new tricks and practice old ones for the new upcoming season kicking off on the 2nd September. The games will be competitive and of high quality with all participating teams having last year competed very favourably in their respective district leagues and national competitions. There will be three games in the group culminating in a cup and shield decider. Please come out and support us, and show some local hospitality to the visitors. See you there!
Membership Renewal - In order for players to participate in Athenry Football Club Teams for Galway F.A. League and Cup Competitions, Club Membership 2017/2018 for all underage players must be paid before 25th August 2017. For Senior Players the closing date is 17th August 2017. If your membership is not received by this date then you cannot be included in the squad to be registered with Galway F.A. League & Cup competitions. Memberships can be paid online through our website at www.athenryfootballclub.com on our welcome pay through the my club finance link. Assistance with membership registration is available at the clubhouse during the following times; Monday to Friday: 6.00pm - 8.30pm, Saturday: 10am - 12noon. Please ensure that you have paid your membership by the dates above to avoid disappointment of not being included in competition teams. Reception will also be open each day from Monday from 10am to 3.30pm for anyone needing assistance with registration and to take in any forms.
FIVE STAR PERFORMANCES
Five Athenry FC players all played their part in the 4-1 victory over West Waterford and East Cork today to put Galway DL top of their group with 3 out of 3 and into the semi finals in the 2004 Elite section in the Macron cup at Drom. Two goals from Daire McCarthy to cap an excellent game for him, a cool finish to the corner from Glen Kelly and an energetic end to end performance from Darragh McNellis. Well done boys.
KELLS BLACKWATER FC TOURNAMENT 2017
Athenry u15s head for Kells, County Meath on Sunday 13th August 2017, for a tournament that has been part of a number of our recent
pre - season campaigns at various age categories for our club. This is an excellently run tournament and affords our young players
opportunities to play against high calibre opposition. The tournament is played over two weekends, the 13th and 20th August, involving early starts and a bit of a commute for parents and children !
Some of the teams participating in the tournament include such clubs as Bohemians, St Kevins Boys, Corduff, Naas AFC who have close to
professional academies, and each year our club and players learn something new from their experiences here. This team did a double last year in league and cup u14, and big things are expected from them this coming season, with their elevation to the Premier u15 League, in a division that is highly competitive. Best of luck to managers and players for the coming season, and in their trip to Kells.
Direction to Kells - please copy & paste in your browser
DUBLIN SHOWING AN EXCELLENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
A mighty weekend had by adults and children alike, and the football wasn't bad either !!! Athenry players had an early rise and start to be in Terenure, Dublin Kick Off 10.00am against a stellar St Kevin Boys, and the premier schoolboy nursery handled the Athenry challenge effortlessly running out easy winners. In the second game, Athenry secured a win against Moone Celtic, making a do or die game in the final group game against St John De Bosco, Drimnagh. Athenry trailed 1-0, but two excellent strikes by Glenn Kelly and Adam Molloy saw Athenry secure second place and into the quarter finals. St Francis Boys were the opponents, and the Athenry team while competitive were out on their feet, and went down 3-0. First games of the new season, a great preparation for the up coming league campaign , and no shame in our performances against Dublin sides in the middle of their summer soccer season. All positive, some excellent performances from all our players, and the new arrivals fitted into affairs seamlessly. We wish our representative players all the best on the District League side in the Macron Cup in Salthill this coming week. Next stop for these lads is the coming two weekends in Kells Blackwater tournament in Co Meath. As always thanks to all the parents who travelled and carried our players this weekend. Also to those who tended to injuries and made sure kids were well nourished.
SOCCER CAMP IS SOLD OUT
The club would like to thank all those who have booked a place on our FAI Summer Soccer camp that will take place from Monday 14th August through to Friday 18th August at Moanbaun, Athenry. We look forward to welcoming all of those boys and girls to our club. This event is now fully booked.
PRE SEASON TOURNAMENT NEWS
The Tom Lally Challenge Cup which features the winners of the Joe Ryan Cup (Galway Bohs), the Lillis Cup (Athenry B) and the Winners and Runners Up of the Galway Premier League respectively (Athenry A & Mervue Utd) will see fixtures take place on the following days- the first Semi Final takes place on Tuesday 8th August at 7.30pm where Galway Bohs will play Athenry B and the other Semi Final is on Wednesday 9th August at 7.30pm where Athenry A play Mervue United with the Final to be played on Sunday 13th of August Kick Off TBA. All games take place at Eamonn Deacy Park. All Proceeds will be shared with the clubs. Admission is €5 Adults and Children U14 are free.
Dear Members - This is a reminder that the Athenry AFC Club member registration for ALL ages is now open for new season.
Please register online and print off your FAI registration form and return it to your team manager. We ask that you
register as soon as possible so as to reduce the significant burden of managing this process on club registrar and
committee. You can register online Here's looking forward to a successful 2017/2018 for us all...!
Thank you, Athenry AFC Committee
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