ATHENRY AFC CLUB NEWS

i2i FOOTBALL CAMP COMES TO ATHENRY

Athenry AFC is pleased to announce that the i2i

Football Camp is coming to Moanbaun on Monday

1st July 2019 - Wednesday 3rd July 2019 from 
10:00am - 3:00pm. It is open 
to players aged

6-18 years and is Open to ALL Players from

ANY CLUB or TEAM not just Athenry.

All sessions will be run by Ex Professional UEFA

Qualified coaches. Cost is €60 (£53 sterling on link).

Please be aware that all players who attend this

camp must bring a packed lunch, drinks and

appropriate sports wear depending on the weather

conditions.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO------------>>>>>>>>>>>>>


SHIELD SUCCESS

What a great day as the U16 girls

claimed the GFA U16 Girls Shield. 
Well Done to all players and managers.

Athenry FC 2, Kilshanvey United 1,

Eammon Deacy Park, Galway
Scorers: Zoe Griffin & Nina Bodamor
Congratulations to Noel, Joe and all

the Ladies once again.

Link to pictures of a great day is here 

https://www.facebook.com/205026522954336/posts/1118988711558108/


IMPORTANT COACHES MEETING

Coaches meeting for all coaches, current coaches, retiring coaches and new coaches this coming Tuesday evening in the Clubhouse, Moanbaun at 8.00pm. We hope that all coaches can make the effort to attend. Please have a list of your registered players this past season and the split in numbers (if any) if your team is made up of two age categories. If anyone would like something specific dealt with at the meeting please contact Cormac by Monday evening.


AGM DETAILS

​Hi Members, (posted from facebook page)

The Club and Committee were delighted by the largest ever attendance of our AGM in memory. A packed house of people looking to contribute to the Club positively and drive the Club forward. There were some contentious motions put forward that served to highlight that the Club needs help from its members and also the parents of our juvenile players. It is an enormous task to run the Club, catering for huge numbers and also to drive the development on. The committee is made up of volunteers that are in the main coaching as well. We were delighted to see so many new faces at the meeting with some volunteering to go on the committee for the first time and others to join a fundraising committee. We would like to thank those parents and members of the our Junior team who have volunteered for either. This was a night the committee reached out for help in the huge task of running the club and people came forward, we are very grateful.

Points to note are that membership will remain the same for next season and that we will not be restricting entering teams subject to coach availability as would always be the case.

The Committee would like to thank everyone who attended our AGM and contributed their thoughts towards the Club. The objective of Athenry FC is to provide the best coaching, facilities and environment possible for the children to play but it needs help from everyone. 
If anyone who was unable to attend the meeting and would like to be a part of any function within the club, please message us and we will try and find something that matches the time you can give to the club.

The development is a huge part of our capability to expand our creaking facilities. If you can purchase a draw ticket it will help us to reach that goal or if you are unable to do so maybe you know someone that might do so.
 http://www.athenryfootballclub.com/limited-members-draw.html

Thanks again to everyone and the meeting has left the committee feeling that there is a will to help out there, we just had to let people know how badly it was needed.

Athenry AFC Committee


FAI SUMMER SOCCER SCHOOLS

It's that time of year as its FAI Summer Soccer School time. So 

why not give someone a treat and get them playing a bit of football 

at Athenry AFC. So if your aged 6-14 years of age and want to

play soccer from Monday 12th August to Friday 16th August, 

10.30am - 3pm then this is for you. Cost is €70 per camp with

a €10 discount given for more than one brother or sister signing up

and only €55 for a second camp booked. You get free gear as well!

For more info register here here ------------------------------------>>>>>


UNDER 12'S SUCCESS FOR BOYS & GIRLS

It was a case of the Double as we wish to

send Congratulations to our U12 Division 1

team (Boys) after being crowned champions.

Playing a year above themselves this

represents an amazing achievement for

these guys and their management of

Cormac and Barry. And it doesn't stop there

as we were also crowned the Under 12 (Girls)

Championship Cup Winners of 2019 in Eamonn

Deacy Park. Well Done to this talented group of players, to Brian and to all the supporters and dedicated parents. Well Done to all on your success.


CLUB AGM

That time of year again for the club as we try to put our plans into action for the new season ahead and reflect on the closing moments from this one. We are scheduled for Friday 17th May 2019 at 8pm at the Moanbaun Clubhouse, Athenry. All are welcome to attend as we are looking to get more people involved in our teams and club generally. Reminder: Please have any motions/changes you wish to see in writing, emailed to our Club Secretary by Wednesday the 15th of May. (athenry@galwayfa.ie)


COLE GOES GOAL CRAZY

An excellent result last night as it ended with a comprehensive win for Athenry in the GFA U21 League away in Oranmore on a scoreline of Oranmore FC 2 Athenry FC 8 (eight). It was a case of the Cole Connolly show as he scored 4 (four) in a fantastic team performance which saw Dali Mbongo, Jason Gorham, Conor Finnerty & Brian O'Curian all adding to the goal tally.


U14'S BOYS SOCCER WRAP UP

Some good results so far this week and some brave near misses as in the GFA Coley Smith U14 Premier away in Drom it ended Salthill Devon 2-1 Athenry with our scorer being Jack Kelleher. In the GFA Under 14 Division 2 a narrow win 1-0 at Moanbaun saw Athenry B beat Cregmore Claregalway with James Cronnelly scoring for the home side. 

AWAY DAY WIN FOR U12 GIRLS

In Kinvara in the GFA Girls U12 Championship it ended with Athenry scoring 6 in a 6-2 win as Alison McGreevy helped herself to a hat trick with Kerri O'Driscoll x2 & Tarron Kilkenny also scoring. This was their last league game and a highly enjoyable one it was to as they finished Runners Up in their league. They will be in Eamon Deacy park to collect their u12 girls Championship Cup and medals at half time (4.45pm) in the girls u18 final on the 12th May.​ Why not come down to celebrate with us.


ATHENRY INVOLVEMENT WITH GALWAY FA 

Athenry Club Coaches Mark Lawless and Roger Leggett got the Galway FA Under 12 team to the All Ireland Semi Final this season, our Club Players Liam Kelly, Gavin Gilmore, Ronan Jennings & Conor Trehy were also part of the Galway FA Under 16 squad in their All Ireland Semi Final. Despite brave and determined performances from them It wasn't meant to be this season as the Under 12's lost 4-1 to Donegal and the Under 16's lost 2-1 to DDSL. Nevertheless this is a great achievement for those involved in the Club, well done to you all.


ADVANTAGE MERVUE

A somewhat disappointing result in the GFA Western Hygiene Premier Division at South Park (The Swamp) as West Utd beat Athenry 1-0. In a performance that really never got going Athenry will still believe that anything can happen in football. We look forward to the next match.


​EUROPEAN CUP VISIT

Thanks to Philip & KamilFilms for bring the

Trophy to Athenry Football Club. Delighted

to welcome the European Cup won by Celtic

FC the #LisbonLionsin 1967. Looking forward

to the Biggest Street Performance & Guinness

World Record in Athenry this coming Monday.

The cup will also be display then too.Lets all

get behind this project and help make Athenry stand out on the map. #MyFieldsofAthenry​

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE https://bit.ly/2XDRXLJ  &  https://bit.ly/2JhrKP4.


TUSLA NATIONAL CHILD & FAMILY WEEK

Tusla National Child and Family Support Week is

about spreading awareness of the support services

that Tulsa provides to parents, children, young

people and communities across Ireland. We aim

to work closely with families, other agencies and

professionals so that we can respond quickly to

the needs of children and families. If you want to read more click above.


CALLING GALWAY'S FITTEST FAMILIES!!!

​Ireland’s Fittest Family 2019 – Applications NOW Open! 

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* Minimum age is 14 years old on 01 June 2019
* Each family will be comprised of four immediate members - e.g. Grandparents/ Parents/ Children/ Step-Children
* Series will be shot July - September 2019 


Click here for the online application form:
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