ATHENRY CLUB NEWS 2019/20
NEW TRAINING SCHEDULES
Athenry AFC is pleased to announce our brand new
2019/20 season training schedules are now available
online. To view click our picture link here.------>
ENJOYABLE DAY AT MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
Athenry played at Mervue's Fahy's Field
this weekend in the Sonny and Paddy McHugh
Memorial Tournament and had a fantastic
experience playing some great soccer in
their matches. The competition incorporating
the Ned Keogh Cups also featured an award
winning mobile petting farm featuring Alpacas,
hens, guinea pigs, & sheep which kept
everyone occupied and entertained throughout
the day when it distracted them away from the
football. Thank You Mervue for your hospitality.
Some great pictures from their facebook page.
Athenry Football Club Academy starts back on
Saturday the 14th of September from 9.00am
For Boy's and Girls aged 3 years to under 10.
Keep an eye on the Page for more information.
Academy Coordinators are Richie Humphreys
and Ronan Hoarty Members can sign up through
the link on the Club website
www.athenryfootballclub.com. If you would be
interesting in giving a hand on Saturday's please
get in touch, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or msg 0860434517.
BUSINESS AS USUAL AS BUSY WEEK
With the start of the FAI Summer Soccer Camp at Moanbaun today and a Registration evening coming up on Thursday from 7pm-8pm its full speed ahead as the club aims to get as many players signed up in time for a fully packed season ahead. So why not pop down to have a look at what the club can offer for underage and adult players and why not get involved with your local club. So remember Thursday 15th Aug 7-8pm is Registration evening.
ATHENRY PREPARE FOR SEASON AHEAD
Athenry Seniors have very little time to refect on a 6-1 defeat to a very well organised and mid season Ballina Town at the weekend in the CFA Summa Champions Cup. With the season just around the corner Athenry will be looking to get their league preparations well underway over the next few weeks. Provisional fixture sees Athenry away in Drom to Salthill Devon at 7.45pm on Friday 23rd Aug. Come on and support the boys.
GIRLS FOOTBALL COACHES
Would you be interested in helping to improve Girl's Football at Athenry Football Club or you may know someone that would. Age groups are U10, U12, U13, U15, U17, U19.
No experience needed, Coach Education can be provided. Training is usually twice per week, games are played on Sunday's. See Facebook for info and contact details.CLICK HERE
U14'S OFF TO DROM
Boy's Under 14's are in action this week at the Galway Cup held in Drom home of Salthill Devon Football Club, fixtures get underway Wednesday 7th August in what is a four day event. This is the 15 year running now and has proven to be a great opportunity for all the players involved. The 2006 Club fixtures are as follows: Wednesday @1.00pm - Athenry FC vs Cavan/Monaghan - Pitch 3, @4.45pm - Knocknacarra Football Club vs Athenry FC - Pitch 4. Thursday @3.35pm - Mervue United AFC vs Athenry FC - Pitch 1. Best of luck to Simon and the lads.
U12'S GO TO THE DB SPORTS CUP
The DB Sports Dublin Summer Cup on 3rd August 2019 will see Athenry U12's compete in this excellent tournament. Athenry FC will have two U12 teams going as part of their preparations for the Belfast Youth Cup on the 9th and 10th August where they will play the best national and
foreign sides. Group A sees our young players play against St Kevin’ Boys, Dublin,
Freebooters FC, Kilkenny, Arrow Harps, Sligo and Lucan United, Dublin. Group B sees our players up against Finglas United, Dublin, Kells Blackwater, Meath, Killarney Athletic FC, Kerry and Shamrock Rovers, Dublin. Good Luck All.
REGISTRATION EVENING ON TUESDAY
We are holding a registration hour this Tuesday between 7.00pm and 8.00pm. Once you have completed Membership online (athenryfootballclub.com) print off the FAI form at the end, sign it and return. For players born 2007, 2008 and up, ID is required to complete registration, either a Birth Cert or Passport. This new season is not far away now, to ensure all players will be registered properly with the FAI and GFA, we need to start sending in players forms.
Many thanks, Athenry AFC - SEE POSTER HERE - SEE CLUB MEMBERSHIP HERE
Athenry Seniors present a Golfing Fundraiser at Loughrea Golf Course from 4th August to 11th August with over €3000 worth of prizes on offer. The four ball Texas scramble will feature teams of four with an entry fee of €100 per team with Green/Tee Box sponsorship available for €100. Further details can be found on our Events page here GOLF or by contacting Patsy 0871868701 or Siobhan (Loughrea Golf Course) 091841049.
COACHES LISTING NOW ONLINE
We are getting 2019/20 season ready as we are making preparations for the year ahead. Managerial appointments are being put in place as our ever expanding squad lists take shape.
Our Athenry FC Academy Co-ordinators are Richie Humphreys 0872980700 & Ronan Hoarty 0870929584. They will be facilitating teams from U11's and below. Teams in competition for this season will be from U12 up for Boy's and Girl's and the Academy teams are U11's down to Little Stars (minimum 3 year olds). So why not take a peek to see who your manager and their management team are. SEE NEW COACH LISTS HERE
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Athenry AFC Registration for 2019/20 is now open.
Please return FAI form and documents to the
Clubhouse as soon as possible. We welcome new
players to the club from little stars to our bigger stars!
ATHENRY AFC U11'S GO TO BELFAST CUP
The draw has been made for the inaugral Belfast Cup that will take place between 9th -11th August 2019 at Ulster University, Jordanstown. Athenry have been placed in Group C alongside some illustrious names such as Sheffield United, St Kevin's Boys FC, Rosario, Aisling Annacotty AFC & Finn Harps. So why not go and see some of Europe's best 11 year old's who may
capture the imagination of the football world in years to come. Other teams confirmed include Leeds Utd, Linfield, Glentoran & Hibernian Ladies(edinburgh).
CHAMPIONS CUP COMES TO ATHENRY
The prestigous CFA Summa Sports Champions Cup 2019 Quarter Finals will all take place on
Sunday 11th August 2019 with kick offs scheduled for 2.00pm. The competition will see some mouth watering fixtures for the second year running of this much talked about Cup. Athenry will welcome an excellent Ballina Town side who are still in mid season in the Mayo Super League and it promises to be a fantastic spectacle for all watching spectators.
Other fixtures will see Mervue Utd at home take on Westport Utd and an all Sligo League fixture in MCR FC v Carbury FC as well as an all Roscommon League fixture in St Peters FC v Ballinasloe Town. These games feature the best of the best featuring respective Champions and Runners Up in their respective leagues and the quality of football that will be on offer in each fixture must not be understated. All Cup games will decided on the day, if still a draw after 90 minutes plus one period of extra time (10 minutes E/W) FIFA Rules on Penalty’s to apply.
CAN YOU SPARE 5 MINUTES?
The Athenry Football Club Management Committee is seeking to understand the current views of our members and identify areas of the Club that we can improve & develop in conjunction with our membership and our community. Fully completed questionnaires (with email addresses provided) will automatically be entered into a draw for 1 years Full membership & a meal for 2 at the Raheen Woods Hotel. All members are encouraged to complete this survey in an honest/frank and most of all constructive manner. The survey contains 9 questions, will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is your chance to have a say in the future of your club. The results will be used to inform decision-making to improve what Athenry Football Club offers to our members. We thank you in advance for your participation and sharing your views with us. Your participation is appreciated and will help to shape the future of your club. Please click our link here-
LADIES SOCCER KICKS OFF
Some fixtures to keep your soccer appetites going as we publish the latest Ladies Athenry AFC fixtures.
26th June 2019 - GFA Ladies Sr League 7pm in Newbridge-Shiven Rovers v Athenry
01st July 2019- GFA Ladies Sr League 7pm in Annaghdown-Corrib Celtic v Athenry
6th July 2019- GFA Ladies Sr Cup 1/4 Finals 7pm in Moanbaun-Athenry v Colemanstown
10th July 2019- GFA Ladies Sr League 3pm in Moanbaun - Athenry v Shiven Rovers
20th July 2019 - GFA Ladies Sr League 7pm in Colemanstown - Colemanstown Utd v Athenry
24th July 2019 - GFA Ladies Sr League 7pm in Moanbaun Athenry v Corrib Celtic
28th July 2019 - GFA Ladies Sr League 2pm Moanbaun Athenry v Cregmore/Claregalway
RESULT - 22/06/2019 GFA Ladies Senior League Corrib Rangers 6-2 Athenry
WE USE CLUBFORCE
Did you know that Athenry AFC use Clubforce for our online membership service and Limited Members Draw and that membership is now open. Clubforce currently has over 1600 clubs on its books and provides an all-in-one sports club management platform that allows club volunteers to efficiently manage all aspects of their club reducing paperwork and clerical errors, improving data integrity and saving precious volunteering time in the process. Administration, fundraising
and communications are managed securely via desktop and mobile app and supported by real-time reporting. Used by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Clubforce are an Approved Payment Processor, SEPA Payments Approved (via AIB) and a Certified Data Protection Practitioner since 2015.
GOFUNDME LAUNCHED FOR CLUB DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERSHIP
Athenry Football Club together with the Athenry Athletics Club launched the Moanbaun Sports Development Project. This project will see a new IAAF Standard 8 Lane 400M track, a home for Athletics in Athenry and an FAI standard full size 4G all-weather pitch. A 3D generated image has been created of our ambitious development at Moanbaun in conjunction with Athenry Senior and Juvenile Athletics. It is exciting for us to see this image, we are looking forward to making this a reality. With this in mind we have launched a GoFundMe page, if you would like to help in this exciting partnership then click our link here- GoFundMe Page
GREAT NIGHT FOR AWARDS GET TOGETHER
Lots of celebration at Athenry FC as we had our awards night with no fewer than 60 awards and acknowledgements given to players from Seniors to U11's and to volunteers at the club. To see a full list of recipients please see here -Awards Night Recipients & Pictures.
COACH OPENINGS AT ATHENRY AFC
Athenry FC are beginning preparations for the 2019/20 season. We are looking to add some fresh faces with new ideas to our team of coaches. There are 23 teams in competition throughout the year with over 550 members, catering both male and female. Whether you are a seasoned coach or a beginner looking for somewhere to get started, we encourage you to get in touch and see what happens. Please see here for more info ----> Club Coach Openings
NEW COMMITTEE ELECTED
After our AGM we now have a complete list of all Athenry FC Club Officers that were elected on the night. See Here for new appointments - NEW COMMITTEE
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