ATHENRY CLUB NEWS 2019/20
WEEKEND STAND OUTS
Some smashing results this weekend as on Sunday our U15 Championship Girls won in Oranmore on a scoreline of Maree/Oranmore FC 0, Athenry FC 6 the scorers were Ruby Mullen x2, Lilly Warde x2 & Victoria Lundstrom x2. Well Done some great finishing in this match.In the Galway FA U16 Division 1 in Raheen we saw Athenry B beat Kinvara United 1-0 with Kian Newton scoring the all important goal which he seemed chuffed with! The day before U12 Premier side won 4 nil versus Cregmore/Claregalway at home with Eoin Doyle x2, Eoghan Cooley & an Own Goal completing the win. In the Galway FA U12 Division 1 in Moanbaun it ended Athenry B 4-0 Knocknacarra FC with the scorers being Rian Donoghue, Jack Griffin & Emilis Dambrauskas. In Senior Soccer in the Galway Premier Division in Oranmore it all ended Maree/Oranmore FC 2 Athenry FC 4 Colm O'Donovan scored a brace with Cathal Fahy & Cole Connolly chipping in. In the Galway FA U16 Premier game that took place in Raheen
we saw another very close game that ended Athenry FC 3, Maree Oranmore FC 4. Well done to both sides for such an entertaining match that had supporters on the edge of the pitch jumping around. The scorers for Athenry were Liam Mulveen, Darragh McCartin & Mikey Kelly. We are very grateful to the Galway Football Association for their excellent score and fixture service.
UP FOR THE CUP
Saturday 19th October will see the third round of the FAI Junior Cup where Athenry will play Colemanstown United away. There are no easy games in the cup especially the top competition for Junior sides in the country and it promises to be an interesting tie.
SUPREME U15'S CRUISE INTO NEXT ROUND OF FAI CUP
Terrible weather but excellent 'bouncbackability'
from a young Athenry side who won 5-1 with a
hat trick from Alex complimented by a goal
apiece from Cahal and Jack and a fantastic
defensive display. Full match report now online
here - U15 REPORT.
ATHENRY SOCCER WRAP UP
In soccer news Athenry Seniors drew 1-1 with a young Galway Hibs side with Cathal Fahy scoring in the first half. In some notable underage games we saw a lot of goals and exciting action as in the GFA Girls U17 Division in Headford it ended Moyne Villa 2, Athenry FC 7 with Chloe Quirke grabbing a fustful of goals (x5) and ever reliables Nina Badamor & Ruby Mullen chipping in with a goal each. In the GFA Reserve League in Raheen it ended up Athenry Reserves 6 Merlin Woods FC/Medtronic 2 with Morgan Leggett x2, Brian O'Cuiran x2, Marcos Vasconcelos & Adam Pomphrett all scoring.
Due to severe storm weather predictions ALL training has been cancelled this evening: Boy's U11 - 5.15pm to 6.25pm, Boy's U13 - 6pm to 7.25pm, Boy's U16 - 7pm to 8.25pm, Boy's U14 - 8pm to 9.30pm, Boy's U14 - 8pm to 9pm (@District).
Patsy dropped into the Coffee Doc this morning to present the ladies prize for the club golf fundraiser. Ladies involved were Fiona Burke, Cathy Vaughan, Michelle Leggett and Marie Mogan.
VIRTUOSA FAHY IN FORM OF HIS LIFE
A game that saw drama and goals as a performance that bordered on the exquisite from Cathal Fahy saw Athenry snatch a 3-2 win at plucky Renmore. This was a real humdinger of a match that saw Athenry take a two goal lead, the first a long shot from Fahy that sailed into the net then a second from Adam Kelleher from a Fahy assist to provide a cushion against the home side. But the home side rallied to level only for another Fahy strike from range five minutes from time to seal their passage into the 3rd round of the New Balance FAI Junior Cup.
SENIORS WIN IN PHYSICAL MATCH
In the Galway FA Premier Division on Saturday it ended Athenry 2 West Utd 1 with Declan Cullen & Colm O'Donovan scoring the all important goals. A challenging first half for the referee saw few chances but the second half erupted into life going into the latter half of the second half as Athenry took the lead with a disputed Declan Cullen goal as the goalkeeper was adjudged to have crossed the line with the ball when saving. With this advantage Athenry went in search of another and grabbed it with a deflected Colm O'Donovan volley to ease Athenry nerves but with West grabbing a superb screamer of a goal from outside the box it was all hands to the pump to hold onto their advantage, which they just about did to earn themselves maximum points from a tricky tie with the previously unbeaten visitors who really had a go.
NOONE HITS SIX AS ATHENRY GIRLS GO GOAL CRAZY
In the GFA Girls U12 Championship on Sunday away to Barna/Furbo it ended Bearna Na Forbacha B 1 Athenry FC 7 with Molly Noone grabbing a stunning x6 (six) goals with Kate Kennedy also getting on the scoresheet. In the U13 Premier Division away in Headford it finished Moyne Villa 2 Athenry FC 5 with another goal grabber Kerri O'Driscoll scoring a fistful x5 (five) and Nina Bodamer was in goal scoring form once again with her grabbing a brace (x2) and Chloe Quirke & Ciara Cousins adding another each. Ruby Mullen was excellent in this 4-0 win against Maree/Oranmore for U17's at home.
SENIORS PUT DOUBTERS IN THEIR PLACE
The demise of Athenry's first team has been much heralded in certain sections of the media recently but it was a weekend not to forget as they hit six away goals to shrug off any doubting voices as they gave an all round performance to win in style. A comprehensive 6-1 win over Corrib Celtic on Sunday with goals from the evergreen Cathal Fahy x2, Adam Duffy x2, Stephen Relihan and Jackson Da Silva was a signal to the rest of the league that they are still very much a formidable outfit. The important thing to note is that Annaghdown is never an easy place to go and come away with a win let alone a win like this.
GOAL FEASTS FOR ATHENRY JUVIES THIS WEEKEND
There certainly was a glut of goals for the boys & girls in Maroon both for and against this week as Thursday saw U12's win in the Galway FA U12 Div 5 in Drom 4-1 with Danny Petrus x2, Liam Murphy & Ethan Burke all scoring and Petrus taking the MoM award. In the Galway FA U13 Div 2
game in Millers Lane it finished up Knocknacarra B 0, Athenry B 5, Scorers being Oliwier Lenartowicz, Cian Hannon, Ethan Mitchell, Shay O Driscoll and Senan Mc Donnell. In other results over the weekend we saw a 9-0 (yes NINE!) win in the Galway FA U18 Championship in Raheen with Liam Kelly x5 (FIVE!), Adam Wynne x2, Sean Byrne & Alex Park scoring. In the GFA Girls U15 Championship it ended Craughwell United 2, Athenry FC 1 with Aoife Kelly scoring. In the SFAI Sketchers Cup U13 away in Abbeycartron a nerve jangling match saw the final result end Ballyboro 3, Athenry FC 4, Scorers: Scorers Eoin Doyle, Shay O'Driscoll, Eoghan Cooley & Ethan Mitchell. And in the SFAI Sketchers Cup U15 Cup in Moanbaun it ended Athenry 7 Renmore 0 with scorers being Nathan Fox x3, Matthew Fitzgerald, Ciaran Brown, Conor Lawless and an own goal. Full match report now online from U15 SFAI Cup game here--->U15 SFAI Match Report
LIAM HITS HAT TRICK AS NINA NEVER STOPPED SCORING
Some excellent results from the weekend as teams got back into the swing of things for the all new season ahead. A fantastic game in the Boys SFAI Skechers Cup (U16) in Raheen pitch as it ended 4-3 to the home side with a Mulveen hat trick and Nathan Fox adding to his rich vein of scoring already this term. Both sides should get massive credit for a close and exciting affair. And it looks like the football never really ended last season for Nina Bodamor as she carried on from the last campaign with a brace against Colga with a Player of the Match performance from Amy Coffey contributing to securing the points for her talented team mates in another exciting game of football. Underage Saturday & Sunday Results are below. Enjoy......
SFAI Skechers Cup U16 - Athenry 4-3 Knocknacarra- (Liam Mulveen x3 & Nathan Fox)
GFA U16 Div 1 - MacDara 1-3 Athenry B (Sean Orlando, Luke Morgan and David Donoghue)
GFA Girls U17 - Athenry FC 2-1 Colga FC Scorers: Nina Bodamor x2, PofM: Amy Coffey
GFA Girls U13 Prem - Athenry FC 3-3 Craughwell United (Molly Noone, Kerri O'Driscoll & Cora Sweeney)
Galway FA U14 Div 2 Kilshanvey United 4-1 Athenry B (Conall O'Corcora) MotM-James
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