GALWAY PREMIER CHAMPIONS 2017
CONNACHT CUP WINNERS 2016
ATHENRY FOOTBALL CLUB est 1971
2016/17 ATHENRY FOOTBALL CLUB NEWS
ATHENRY FC AWARDS NIGHT
You are all welcome to attend the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry on May 21st from 7pm til 9pm as individual awards are to be presented for U12's to First team players in each team, it will be an enjoyable evening as we have our end of season celebration for the season. All cups won this season will also be on display. We would like to take this time to appreciate all the members, players and coaches that have put so much into your the club over the 2016/17 season. Please invite your friends to come along. It is an honour for the Club to have done the double this season with the Premier League title and Michael Byrne League Cup.
ATHENRY ARE CHAMPIONS.......AGAIN!
Athenry beat Galway Hibernians in a convincing four nil win in Moanbaun on Saturday to be crowned the Western Hygiene Premier Division Champions for a second time in three years. More news to follow.......
CLUB AGM DETAILS ANNOUNCED
The club will be hosting its annual general meeting on Monday 15th May 2017 at 8pm in Moanbaun clubhouse. All members are very much welcomed and encouraged to attend this important event.
SENIORS WIN TO KEEP TOP OF TABLE
Western Hygiene Premier Division Result - Athenry FC 2, Salthill Devon FC 0, Scorers: Conor Cannon & Gary Forde.
Only 2 matches remain as they are top of the league and they play Corrib Celtic on Tuesday 2nd May at 7.00pm and Galway Hibs on Saturday 6th May at 3pm. Come out and support YOUR team as it aims to win the league to add to the Michael Byrne cup they have already won this season.
Fixture today Wednesday 19th April:
Western Hygiene Division 4 Kick Off 7pm Loughrea B v Athenry B Ref:Howard McCarthy
Galway FA Under 14 Championship Kick Off 6.30pm Athenry v Cregmore/Claregalway FC Ref: Kevin Ruane
U14'S WIN CHAMPIONSHIP CUP
Athenry came from behind to win the the Championship Cup in Eammon Deacy Park on Saturday 15th April, despite making the early running it was Hibs who went ahead with Daire McCarthy equalising before the break and as the game progressed Athenry began to find their feet and shooting boots and went on to win 4-1. Full match report now online.
RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS
15-04-2017 Western Hygiene Division 4 Athenry B 2 V 0 Dynamo Blues B
15-04-2017 GFA Under 14 Championship Cup Galway Hibs 1 V 4 Athenry (FINAL)
12-04-2017 Galway FA Under 13 Premier Craughwell United 0 V 3 Athenry
11-04-2017 Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship Athenry 2 V 3 Cregmore/Claregalway FC
11-04-2017 Galway FA Under 12 Premier Athenry 1 V 3 Cregmore/Claregalway FC
11-04-2017 Galway FA Under 12 Division 1 Athenry C 2 V 5 Corofin Utd
11-04-2017 Galway FA Girls U16 Group A Kilshanvey 1 V 2 Athenry
Following on from adding a bit more silverware in the form of the Michael Byrne League Cup to the Athenry trophy cabinet this season Athenry Senior 'A' faced a tricky away tie against Loughrea Rams in Bushfield but came through with flying colours winning 5-0 to keep the momentum going in the league. With the season still very much in full swing they will turn their attention to their next fixture on Saturday 8th April in the Western Hygiene Premier Division at 3pm v Corrrib Celtic as Athenry B face an away trip to Tuam to play Dynamo Blues B in Division 4.
BOYZ EASTER CAMP
Don't forget our 2 day soccer camp takes place on wednesday 12th and thursday 13th of April at Moanbaun from 9am til 1pm for ages 6 to 10, all participants will recieve a free ball and all enquiries can be directed to Michelle at 085 7323661.
SPORTING CLUB PLANS ANNOUNCED april fool!!!
Athenry Football Club are pleased to announce that we will be seeking views on our new proposed sports club concept that is to be announced this week. With Gaelic football, basketball, hurling and camogie to be incorporated into the club within the year we will be seeking submissions from anyone who would like to get involved with the management of these new teams. It is envisaged that the clubs name will change to Athenry Sporting Club in recognition of our new all sport concept. Any submissions for new sports such as judo and boxing will be considered at a later date.
MICHAEL BYRNE CUP CHAMPIONS 2017
Athenry FC 3, Salthill Devon FC 1, Scorers: Gary Forde, Conor Cannon & Cathal Fahy. Match Report to follow.
This Saturday see's the Galway FA Under 14 Championship Cup Final Galway Hibs v Athenry FC Kick off: 12.00 noon. The stadium will open at 11.00am for spectators. €5 admission fee, children free.
Then on Sunday we have the Galway FA Under 15 Div 2 Cup Final Athenry B v Loughrea Kick off: 2.30pm The stadium will open at 1.30 pm for spectators. €5 admission fee, children free.
FINAL BACK ON THIS WEDNESDAY
The much delayed Michael Byrne Cup Final will take place on Wednesday 29th March at 7:30pm at Eamonn Deacy Park where Athenry will take on Salthill Devon in what promises to be an excellent game of football. The final will be officiated by the experienced refereeing team of N.Crosby, D.Corbett, and PJ Norman. Good Luck to both teams, but hopefully the Maroon Boys can bring home the trophy!
ATHENRY LADIES SEASON COMMENCES
Athenry FC will commence battle in the Galway FA Senior Ladies League against Merlin Woods FC on Sunday 26th March with a 2.30pm kick off at Doughuisce Park in Galway City. All away support welcomed and appreciated. Don't forget our Soccer Sisters Camp 2017 takes place on 10 April –11 April in Moanbaun, Athenry, please book early to avoid disappointment. BREAKING NEWS - FIFA Girls Football Festival takes place this Saturday 25th March from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in Lecarrow sports grounds in Roscommon and best of all its FREE to register with the FAI. Check out and copy & paste the link into your browser http://www.fai.ie/domestic/fifa-lyg-registration-form
Senior A won their league game as they take a 10 point lead over Mervue United with victory over Galway Hibs and Senior B had a penalty shoot out win in the Connacht Shield Last 32, winning 6-5 over Dynamo Blues B as the game ended 1-1 with Sean McGrath scoring. It was a convincing win in the Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship in Moanbaun as Athenry defeated Craughwell United 5-1 with goals coming from Daniel Grealish, Dali Mbongo, Christopher Allen, Odhran Monaghan and an own goal.
Our Major Club Fundraiser of a 12 hour music festival kicks off at 2pm on St Patricks Day continuing into the early hours at the Raheen Woods Hotel, all are welcome. Plenty to do on the day, face painting etc, as ever your support is what will make this event a success. Funds are needed to to further the growth of the Club. The future strength of the Club is in your hands! Kids disco from 2pm to 4pm aimed at members from 4 to 10 years. 4pm to 8pm members between 11 & 17 years old. Adults only (18+) after 8pm. The Treblemakers are the main line act from 10pm to 12 midnight. Please spread the word.
Thursday 9th March: Youths Division 1 Cup – Quarter Final @19:30pm in Headford - Moyne Villa vs Athenry FC
Friday 10th March: Galway FA Under 14 Division 2 @19:30pm in Headford Moyne Villa B vs Athenry B
CUP FINAL OFF....
The Micheal Byrne Cup Final this Tuesday evening (7th March) has been CANCELLED due to constant rain and a waterlogged pitch at Deacy Park. A new date will be arranged as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on our social media forums for the latest news.
WEEKEND NEWS & BEYOND
Seniors will be hoping to bounce back this coming Tuesday 7th March in the Michael Byrne Cup Final versus Salthill Devon at Deacy Park after the disappointment of their Connacht Cup exit in Mervue's All Weather pitch. In a humdinger of a game that will be very much remembered by the watching crowd as it ended 6-5 to the Mayo men of Castlebar Celtic, despite Athenry leading on three separate occasions. They now have a great chance of adding to the Senior Reserves Lillis Cup win a month or so ago, so all support on the night will be very much welcomed and appreciated to support the Maroon Boyz. In other news U12 Girls won in the Premier beating Craughwell Utd 2-1 with Leah Joyce scoring twice and collecting the POM.
Hoping to bounce back after last week's result Athenry Senior A have a busy week or so with a Western Hygiene Premier Division
clash at 3pm on Saturday 25th Feb in Moanbaun where Athenry will take on St Bernards. Then on Tuesday 28th February its the Michael Byrne Cup 2016/17 Final with a 7.30pm kick off at Eamonn Deacy Park where Athenry FC play Salthill Devon.
Staying with Saturday 25th February the following fixtures apply
Western Hygiene Division 4 @2pm in Tuam Dynamo Blues B vs Athenry B
Western Hygiene Reserve League @2pm in Raheen Athenry Reserves vs Moyne Villa
Connacht Shield Under 18 – Quarter final @2pm venue TBC Ballisodare Utd vs Athenry B
Galway FA U15 Division 2 Cup – Semi final @2.30pm in Roscam Merlin Woods FC vs Athenry B
Galway FA Under 14 Championship @12:30pm in Maree, Maree/Oranmore B vs Athenry
Galway FA Under 14 Division 2 @11am in Raheen, Athenry B vs Loughrea
Galway FA U13 Premier Cup - Quarter final @3pm in Moanbaun Athenry FC vs Salthill Devon
Galway FA Under 13 Division 2 @10:30pm in Moanbaun in Athenry B vs Craughwell United B
Galway FA Under 12 Premier @2pm in Cappagh Park Knocknacarra vs Athenry FC
Galway FA Under 12 Division 1 @12:30pm in Cappagh Park Knocknacarra B vs Athenry C
Galway FA Under 12 Division 2 @10:30am in Raheen Athenry D vs Kiltullagh B
Then on Sunday 26th February
Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship @2pm in Raheen Athenry FC vs Cregmore/Claregalway FC
Galway FA Under 12 Division 3 @10:30am in Craughwell Craughwell United C vs Athenry E
Galway FA Girls U14 Group A @2:30pm in Moanbaun Athenry FC vs Kinvara Utd
Galway FA Girls Under 12 Premier @10:30am in Mervue Mervue Utd vs Athenry FC
Galway FA Girls Under 12 Division 1 @10:30am in Drom Salthill Devon B vs Athenry B
Tuesday 28th February
Michael Byrne Cup 2016/17 Final @19:30 in Eamonn Deacy Park Athenry FC vs Salthill Devon
SATURDAY NEWS AND SUNDAY FIXTURES
Good day today for Athenry B in the Western Hygiene Division 4 with a 1-0 win over St. Bernard's with Colin Bane scoring, in the Galway FA Under 15 Division 2 Leitrim Ramblers won 2-0 over Athenry B and in the Western Hygiene Reserve League Renmore won 3-0. Sunday fixtures see's a pick of the bunch game in a top of the table clash with the Western Hygiene Premier Division fixture at 11am in Mervue where Athenry will be hoping to consolidate their top of the table position. In the Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship its a 2pm kick off in Clarinbridge where Colga will play Athenry. In the Under 15 Premier at 12:30pm Athenry play in Moanbaun against Moyne Villa and in the Under 14 Division 2 at noon Athenry make the long trip to Letterfrack to play West Coast Utd. Somewhat closer to home is the Under 13 Premier game at 11am in Raheen when Athenry take on Bearna Na Forbacha and last but certainly not least is the Galway FA Girls U16 Group A at 2.30pm in Maree when its Maree/Oranmore versus Athenry.
Senior A had a 2-0 conceded win against Yeats Utd of Sligo in the T P BRENNAN CONNACHT CUP first round, a competition that see's a different format to previous seasons with the top 16 teams from each province of Galway, Roscommon, Sligo/Leitrim & Mayo automatically being entered into the draw and all other teams going straight into the Shield competition.
Athenry B made it through to the second round of the Connacht Junior Shield with a 3-2 win over Knocknacarra with Stuart Donoghue scoring a hat trick at Raheen and in the U13 Premier League Cup it was Athenry who came out on top with a 3-1 victory over Kiltullagh in somewhat cold weather in Moanbaun. With Glenn Kelly opening the scoring and Daire McCarthy getting two and booking their passage into the next round of the Divisional Cup.
SOCCER SISTERS COMING TO ATHENRY
The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter camps programme is open to girls between the ages of 7-12 years old and gives them the chance to play football in a fun environment with girls of their own age and ability. Athenry host the camp on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April and all bookings must be made via fai website link of front of page. The camps cater for girls of all levels of skill from those who have never played up to those who play regularly. It is aimed at attracting new girls to play football, but to also foster the enjoyment of those already playing the game. The 2017 Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camps will be taking place in 125 locations across the country providing 3,000+ girls the opportunity to get involved. The two day camps are all overseen by FAI accredited coaches and for €30, the girls will also receive an Aviva Soccer Sisters Umbro kit (Jersey, shorts & socks) and a football, as part of the camp. A full list of camps is available on www.soccersisters.ie (please copy and paste into your browser)
SENIOR 'A' INTO MICHAEL BYRNE CUP FINAL
A good day at the office as Athenry Senior 'A' are through to another final as the season reaches the business end. With a Michael Byrne Cup final now to look forward to against Salthill Devon after an excellent 8-2 win over East Utd more silverware beckons for the club. U13's went down 3-0 in their SFAI semi to Wesport.
IMPORTANT SEMI FINALS
We have two very important matches coming up amongst our many other fixtures for this Sunday with the Michael Byrne Cup Semi-final with a scheduled Kick Off at 11:00am in Moanbaun where Athenry will take on East Utd. We also have our U13's in SFAI Cup Semi-final action at 2pm in Westport where Athenry will take on the hosts. Good Luck to all of our teams both home and away over the weekend.
INTERNATIONAL CLUB AND PLAYER RECOGNITION
We are delighted to announce Athenry FC player Aaron Leggett has been selected to represent the Republic of Ireland Men’s Under 18 home based side in the upcoming double header against Wales which will take place in Wales between the 18th and 23rd February. Congratulations to Aaron from everyone at the Football Club. This represents great kudos for the club also and we hope he will be the first of many to gain this recognition as the seasons progress.
RANGERS HIT FOR SIX
ATHENRY FC Senior 'A' kept themselves at the summit of the Galway Premier as they had an excellent 6-1 win in Athenry at the weekend, a result that was never really in doubt this performance showed the strength in depth with the assembled squad as the team will face more competitive games over the coming weeks as Mervue, Athenry's closest rivals came back from 2 nil down to win 3-2 against Loughrea last week.
A full programme gets back underway this weekend with both Seniors & Underage fixtures now out for the Galway League, please see below for scheduled match times & venues for Athenry FC teams.
Saturday 28th Jan:
Western Hygiene Premier Division KO: 14:00 Venue: Moanbaun, Athenry
Athenry FC vs Corrib Rangers Ref: Niall Crosby
Western Hygiene Reserve League KO: 14:00 Venue: Raheen, Athenry
Athenry Res. Vs MacDara Ref: Mike Walsh
Galway FA Under 14 Division 2 KO: 12:30 Venue: Raheen, Athenry
Athenry B vs Tuam Celtic B Ref: Derek Geasley
Galway FA Under 12 Championship KO: 15:30 Venue: New Village
Oughterard vs Athenry B Ref: Beachla Folan
Galway FA Under 12 Division 1 KO: 10:30 Venue: Moanbaun, Athenry
Athenry C vs Maree/Oranmore C Ref: Gerry Fahy
Galway FA Under 12 Division 2 KO: 10:30 Venue: Moanbaun, Athenry
Athenry D vs Bearna Na Forbacha B Ref: Tommy Murphy
Galway FA Under 12 Division 3 KO: 10:30 Venue: Raheen, Athenry
Athenry E vs Salthill Devon D Ref: Edward Ward
Sunday 29th Jan
Youths Championship Cup KO: 14:00 Venue: Moanbaun, Athenry
Athenry FC vs Colga FC Ref: Colman Brady
Galway FA 17/18 Youths Division 1 KO: 14:00 Venue: Raheen, Athenry
Athenry B vs Kiltullagh Ref: John Doyle
U13 SFAI Cup - Rd 32 KO: 14:00 Venue: St Marys
St Marys vs Athenry FC
Galway FA Girls U14 Cup KO: 12:00 Venue: Oranmore
Maree/Oranmore vs Athenry FC Ref: Gerry Fahy
There will be no under 7 boys on in Oranmore this Sunday, but under 9 boys games will go on this weekend.
TIME TO LOSE THE CHRISTMAS PUD!!!
After the Xmas break its now time to get back to it as the latest fixtures are now out for this coming week. First up is on Friday 13th January when Athenry Youths will play in the Galway FA 17/18 Youths Division 1 at 7pm in Headford as they take on Moyne Villa. On Saturday normal service is resumed as we have a host of matches as the Galway FA Under 12 Premier side play at 10:30am in Annaghdown versus Corrib Celtic, at the same time (10.30am) in the Galway FA Under 12 Division 1 Athenry C take on Mervue B in Mervue and the Under 12 Division 2 side take on West Coast Utd in Letterfrack. In the Under 14 Division 2 at midday Athenry B take on Cregmore/Claregalway FC B in the local derby. The day finishes off at 3:30pm in Cappagh Park where Knocknacarra C play Athenry E team.
On Sunday after the long break the Seniors get back to action in the Western Hygiene Premier Division at 11:00am in Annaghdown where Corrib Celtic are the opponents. A home game this time in the Galway FA Under 12 Championship at 10:30am as Athenry B play Kiltullagh, then in the Galway FA Under 16 Championship at 1pm Athenry play West Coast Utd in Athenry. At 2pm in the Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship Athenry are at home to MacDara, then the girls get back into action as the Galway FA Girls U14 Group A game takes place at 2.30pm in Craughwell where Athenry are up against Craughwell United.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR MEMBERS, SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
With a good Christmas break behind us we look forward to a successful and brand new year, we at www.athenryfootballclub.com would like to wish all of our visitors a safe and prosperous 2017. Please come back safe to the club when fixtures get back up and running in the new year. It's been a great 2016 lets hope this new one is just as good!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Athenry FC would like to extend seasons greetings to all of our players, members, parents/guardians, sponsors & volunteers and we hope you all have a great time over the Christmas holidays and be safe over the festive period and the New Year.
SOME RESULTS BEFORE THE FESTIVE PERIOD
A good away win see's Athenry's flagship side progress to the semi final of the Michael Byrne Cup with a 3-1 win over in Annaghdown over Corrib Celtic. With the 17/18 Youths in the Championship losing by the odd goal in five against Loughrea and Under 16's losing in the Championship 2 nil v Moyne Villa it promised to be a mixed weekend for Athenry but our Under 14's Championship side won 4-2 away to Tuam Celtic and Under 12 Premier side won 2-0 away in the local derby v Cregmore/Claregalway to make it not a bad weekend at all!
NO LET UP FOR CHRIMBO!
Even though its Christmas we still have a busy programme of games coming up this weekend with Juvenile matches and a very important Quarter Final draw in Annaghdown versus Corrib Celtic for our Senior team. On Saturday 17th December the day kicks off with U12's playing a Galway Premier derby against Cregmore/Claregalway away at 10.30am, then we have another away game in the Galway FA Under 14 Championship with a scheduled Kick-off at 12:30pm where Tuam Celtic take on Athenry FC. The following day on Sunday we have the
Seniors in Michael Byrne Cup Quarter final action at 11:00am in Annaghdown v Corrib Celtic. Then we finally have a game at Athenry when our U16's play Moyne Villa in Moanbaun at 1pm in the Championship. Then another away game to finish the weekend in the Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship at 2pm in Loughrea as Loughrea Rams play Athenry FC. Good Luck to all teams and players and especially to those playing in maroon!
THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
Athenry FC is pleased to announce we are running our ever popular Last Man Standing Comp once again, to access rules, regs etc please copy and paste the link below in your browser. €250 Guaranteed prize, Entrance fee: €10
THIS WEEKS FIXTURES
A much reduced programme as we approach Christmas with the following fixtures available for your enjoyment this weekend.
Saturday the 10th of December see's the Western Hygiene Reserve League kick-off at 2pm in Raheen, Athenry where Athenry FC are up against Kinvara Utd, games later on in the day include the Galway FA Girls U14 Group A with a kick-off time of 2.30pm away to Cregmore/Claregalway FC. Then we have Senior 'A' back in action in the Western Hygiene Premier Division in Moanbaun, Athenry
versus West Utd at 3pm. On Sunday 11th December we have two away fixtures when in the Galway FA Under 13 Premier at 11am its up to Cappagh Park against Knocknacarra (watch out for the big slide!) and we have the Galway FA 17/18 Youths Division 1 v Moyne Villa also at 11am in Headford.
ATHENRY BOW OUT OF CUP
Athenry made the long journey to Carrick United of Tipperary and despite having the better of the early exchanges and the woodwork conspiring to keep out the boys in maroon they lost on a scoreline of 4 goals to nil in the FAI Junior Cup Fifth Round. A somewhat physical game at times saw Athenry go in at half time 2 nil down and shortly after the restart concede another, despite being reduced to 10 men and working hard to get back into the game this was Carricks day and we wish them all the best in the final 32 and now look forward to the Saturday Western Hygiene Premier Division fixture versus West United with a scheduled Kick-off of 3pm at Moanbaun.
Athenry B are the Lillis Cup Winners with a win on penalties after extra time at Eamon Deacy Park last night against Claregalway. With the game finely poised at two all after a Stuart Donoghue brace after 90 minutes & extra time it was Athenry who won 3-2 on penalties with keeper Mark Lawless with two fine saves. Well done to Barclay, Stuart and all the lads and to striker come goalie Mark Lawless with an excellent performance between the sticks!!! We would like to wish vice captain Neil Murphy a full and speedy recovery from the knee injury he got yesterday evening. Full Match Report Now in our Senior Reports Section.
ATHENRY FC IN LEEDS ACADEMY!
Last week saw a travelling party from Athenry FC of five coaches and four players attend the Leeds Academy in Thorp Arch, Leeds. It is a dream of every player to play in England, and two girls Chloe Quirke and Leah Joyce and two boys Ronan Jennings and Daire McCarthy fulfilled that dream early in life! All four had the envious task of attending the academy for the week, to see the daily life of a professional footballer, and how a professional footballer is manufactured! To see how they got on check out our new features section 'This Is Moanbaun' in our club menu above.
CUP FINAL NEWS
Athenry Senior Reserves are through to the Lillis Cup Final 2016 which will be held on November 30th Wednesday at 19:30pm in Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway. All support welcome
LETS GET BUSY BUSY BUSY
As the darkness descends and the cold begins to bite! We are as busy as ever providing soccer for our players no matter what age group. Here are the latest fixtures for you to enjoy and get involved in. Please support the club by attending games, volunteering, sponsoring every little bit helps. All latest news and any changes to fixtures can also be found on galway fa website and our own facebook page.
Saturday 26th November:
Galway FA Under 12 Division 1 @10:30am In Moanbaun, Athenry C V Craughwell United B
Galway FA Under 12 Premier @10:30am In Moanbaun, Athenry V Knocknacarra
Galway FA Under 12 Division 2 @10:30am In Raheen, Athenry D V Tuam Celtic
Galway FA Under 12 Division 3 @12:30pm In Moanbaun, Athenry E V Corrib Celtic C
Galway FA Under 14 Division 2 @12:30pm In Kinvara, Kinvara Utd V Athenry B
Galway FA Under 14 Championship @12:30pm In Leitrim, Ramblers V Athenry
Western Hygiene Division 4 @14:00pm In Raheen, Athenry B V Craughwell United
Western Hygiene Reserve League @14:00pm In Clarinbridge, Colga V Athenry
Galway FA Under 12 Championship @14:30pm In Westside, Corrib Rangers V Athenry B
Sunday 27th November:
Galway FA Girls Under 12 Division 1 @10:30am In Moanbaun, Athenry B V Cregmore/Claregalway FC B
Galway FA Girls Under 12 Premier @10:30am In Moanbaun, Athenry V Salthill Devon
U13 SFAI Cup - round 4 @10:30am In Bohermore, Galway Hibs V Athenry
Western Hygiene Premier Division @11:00am In Annaghdown, Corrib Celtic V Athenry
Galway FA Girls U16 Group A @12:00pm In Moanbaun, Athenry V Cregmore/Claregalway FC B
Connacht Cup Under 16 - round 3 @13:00pm In Raheen, Athenry V Renmore
SENIOR 'A' PLAN AN AWAY DAY IN FAI JUNIOR CUP
Athenry FC's involvement in the FAI Junior Cup fifth round continues with an away trip to Carrick Utd of Tipperary. Athenry last played Cup holders at the time Carrick in the 2008/09 Fai Junior Cup, going out on penalties at Tom Drohan Park. Carrick Utd v Athenry ties to be played Dec 2nd/3rd/4th/5th. For those away fans the address for google maps and sat navs is Tom Drohan Park, Coolnamuck, Carrick Beg, Carrick-on-suir, County Tipperary. Good Luck to the Boys In Maroon!
FAI JUNIOR CUP WIN GOES NATIONAL
Athenry Seniors beat Galway Hibernians 2-1 as Gary Forde grabbed the all important goal to catapult the maroon boys into the National Draw of the FAI Junior Cup (fifth round). A Jamie O’Driscoll header got the ball rolling so to speak in the first half before the visitors got a late equalizer in the half. Both sides had chances to add to the scoreline but its Athenry who go through.
Athenry Team-T. J. Forde, Gary O’Donnell, Ryan Shaughnessy, Declan Cullen, James Farrell, Gary Delaney, Colm O’Donovan, Jamie O’Driscoll, Conor Cannon, Cathal Fahy, Alan O’Donovan, Gary Forde, Paddy Quinn, Mick O’Halloran, Seamie Crowe.
AND EVEN MORE SUNDAY FIXTURES!
Galway FA Girls Under 12 Premier 10:00am in Cregmore - Cregmore/Claregalway FC V Athenry
Galway FA Girls Under 12 Division 1 10:30am in Doughiska Park - Merlin Woods FC V Athenry B
FAI Junior Cup 11:00am in Athenry - Moanbaun - Athenry V Galway Hibs round 4
Galway FA Under 16 Championship 13:00pm in Tuam - Tuam Celtic V Athenry
FAI Umbro Youth Cup 14:00pm in Athenry - Raheen - Athenry V Corrib Celtic round 2
Galway FA Girls U16 Group A 14:30pm in Drom - Salthill Devon V Athenry
This sunday 13th november we have a few fixtures for your enjoyment, come on down and support!
Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship At 15:00 Craughwell United vs Athenry FC In Craughwell
Galway FA Under 16 Championship At 13:00 Athenry FC vs Moyne Villa In Athenry - Raheen
U15 SFAI Cup - Round 2 At 14:00 Athenry vs Castlebar Celtic In Athenry - Moanbaun
U10 GIRLS NOTICE BOARD
Just a reminder that there is a game coming up in Oranmore on this coming Sunday 13th. We will be meeting at the cages for 11.15am. Please Text Karen 085 7546528 to confirm attendance.
U15B ATHENRY'S KELLY & STOKER SCORE TWO EACH
Athenry's defence are starting to gel as a unit as Athenry U15B won a game that saw them take a while to get going but ultimately prevail in this game. With two goals from Richard Stoker and two from Liam Kelly it was the home side who won this encounter and a Man Of The Match performance from Nathan Jarvis was the icing on the cake. See Our Match Reports for full game coverage.
SENIOR 'A' HELD & OTHER TEAM NEWS
A 1-1 draw on friday night up in Drom for Seamie Crowe's Senior 'A' who still remain unbeaten so far this season. U14 Girls had a great game as they won on a scoreline of Athenry 8 - 5 versus Colga FC with the scorers being Chloe Quirke with 4 goals and Leah Joyce and Caitlin Mullen each with a brace. Player of the Match was a free scoring Chloe Quirke who had a great game in an otherwise overall excellent team performance. Juvenile match reports now online.
MATCH REPORTS NOW ONLINE
A couple of match summaries now online for your enjoyment in our Juvenile section.
Dont forget - Reminder that our Halloween Party will now be on next Saturday the 5th of November. 11.00am to 12.30pm at the Clubhouse. Academy Fancy Dress Halloween Party Venue The Clubhouse, Moanbaun, Athenry Prizes for all in costumes. Training will continue as normal.
BREAKING RESULTS & FIXTURES
RESULT - Western Hygiene Reserve League - Athenry 6 - 1 Corrib Celtic
RESULT - Western Hygiene Division 4 - Athenry B 3 - 3 Loughrea B
FIXTURE - FAI Umbro Under 17 Cup in Bohermore - Galway Hibs v Athenry 2pm
FIXTURE - Galway FA Under 16 Championship in Athenry, Raheen - Athenry v Craughwell United 1pm
FIXTURE - Galway FA Girls Under 12 Premier in Athenry, Moanbaun - Athenry v Colga 10.30am
***Please see http://galwayfa.ie/fixtures/ for further games on
JUVENILE MATCH REPORTS NOW ONLINE
We will endeavour to bring you the best of our Underage soccer headlines and reports as soon as we get them, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a 'journo' then why not submit one to your coach or PRO Colin Bane for publication. Dont worry about spelling, grammar etc we will do all the editing if needed, we just want your enthusiasm to show through in the report. So if your 5 upwards to 105 then get writing and submitting to see your work in lights. Latest U15B match report now online.
RESULTS RESULTS RESULTS
Athenry Football Club's Senior 'A' were involved in another good game of football over the weekend as they beat Oranmore-Maree 4-3 and are through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup (4th round) after a tough game with the scorers being Colm O'Donovan, Cathal Fahy, Jamie O'Driscoll & Alan O'Donovan. In other senior action Senior 'B' are through to a final as they won away in the Lillis Cup Semi Final against Cregmore/Claregalway 2-1 with the scorers being Stuart Donoghue & Damien Fahy. In the Reserve League it was a real goalfest as it ended Moyne Villa 1 Athenry 5 as Oliver Rabbitt, Seamie Crowe, Gary Forde, Sean Fitzsimons & Mick O'Halloran all scored away in Headford.
In juvenile news lots of really good results as well with U15's 'B' in Division 2 drawing 3-3 with Ivan Power, Liam Kelly & Richard Stoker all scoring at home in Moanbaun as they staged a comeback from being 2-0 down at half time, well done to a resilient group of players! In the Galway FA 17/18 Youth Championship another win as it ended Cregmore 2 Athenry 3 as the following were all scorers Elliott Langan, Adam Kelleher & Christopher Allen and in the respective Galway FA 17/18 Youth Division 1 game it was another series of goals as Athenry 'B' won 6-2 v Oughterard with Morgan Leggett and Dylan Walsh each grabbing a double, Szymon Slowiak & Cyprian Drozdal also adding to the total in Raheen pitch. It didn't end there also as in U15 Premier action a free scoring Alex Park grabbed a brace against Tuam Celtic with Athenry winning 2-1. Further results can be found on our facebook page.
FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEK
Another very busy week for the club as we have a host of games to tell you about, with Senior 'A' not playing until Sunday we have on Saturday 22nd October the Lillis Cup Semi Final at 2.30pm away to Cregmore/Claregalway as Athenry B attempt to get to a well deserved final. In the Western Hygiene Reserve League at 2pm another away game for the Senior Reserves v Moyne Villa in Headford with John Canty referee overseeing procedures. In juvenile soccer we have the following-
Under 15 Division 2 At 12:30pm Athenry B vs Loughrea In Athenry - Moanbaun
Under 13 Premier At 10:30am Kiltullagh vs Athenry FC In Kiltullagh
Under 13 Division 2 At 10:30am Athenry B vs Kinvara Utd In Athenry - Raheen
Then on Sunday 23rd October we have the FAI Junior Cup Third Round tie at 11am where Maree/Oranmore are versus Athenry 'A' in Oranmore. In the 17/18 Youths Division 1 at 2pm its Athenry B vs Oughterard in Athenry, Raheen pitch with Referee Joe O'Hansberry and that game is preceded by the Galway FA Under 15 Premier match at 12pm when Athenry FC are up against Tuam Celtic in Athenry's Moanbaun pitch with the same referee.
YOUTH PLAYER SELECTED FOR DUBLIN
Our very own Aaron Leggett has been selected for the 20 panel Connacht Youth team who will play in the FAI Youth Inter Provincials this weekend at the Dublin AUL Complex. Good Luck to Connacht and to Aaron.
SENIORS EXCELLENT WEEKEND RESULTS
An excellent win against the reigning champions as Athenry 'A' beat St Bernards in Abbeyknockmoy courtesy of an Alan O'Donovan penalty and with Athenry B scoring 5 against St Bernards B in a 5-3 win with the scorers being Damien Fahy, Padraic Corcoran x2, Nyiko Mpekoa & Colin Bane in Raheen it was an altogether excellent weekend for the Seniors. The Reserves also drew 3-3 with Renmore in Moanbaun.
In the FAI Umbro Youth Cup in the first round Mervue Utd lost out to an excellent Athenry 4-2 as Aaron Leggett, Adam Kelleher, Matthew Gavin & Dali Mbongo all scored to set up the team for a bit of a run in this illustrious competition.
For all Athenry weekend results please see Athenry Results Push Button link to the Galway FA Website on our Welcome page.
KICK START 2 COURSE AT ATHENRY
Athenry FC will be hosting an FAI Kick Start 2 course over 2 days on 22nd & 23rd October with both days being from 9:30am to 5:30pm at Athenry Soccer Club.
The Two Day Course Requires that the following courses are completed before commencement: Safeguarding 1, Kick Start 1, 4v4 Workshop.
The course is a mix of theory and practical so please bring a pen, notepad and gear to participate in the sessions. It is designed to assist coaches in the development of the player’s (aged 9-12 years) soccer specific and FUNdamental movement’s skills in game related functions, progressing into small sided games.
For Coaches please note the course will take place on either grass or all-weather depending on the weather. Contact Person: John Morris Burke, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete Fixtures List For Athenry FC
Fri 14th Oct
U16 Championship 19:45 Mervue Utd B vs Athenry FC In Mervue
Sat 15th Oct
Western Hygiene Div4 14:00 Athenry B vs St Bernards B In Athenry Raheen
Western Hygiene Reserve 14:00 Athenry FC vs Renmore In Athenry - Moanbaun
U14 Championship 12:00 Cregmore/Claregalway FC vs Athenry FC In Cregmore
U14 Division 2 At 12:30 Loughrea vs Athenry B In Loughrea
U13 Premier At 10:30 Athenry FC vs Craughwell UnitedIn Athenry - Raheen
U12 Premier At 10:30 Salthill Devon vs Athenry FC In Drom
U12 Championship At 10:30 Athenry B vs Moyne Villa In Athenry - Moanbaun
U12 Division 1 At 10:30 Athenry C vs Corrib Celtic B In Athenry - Moanbaun
U12 Division 2 At 10:30 Athenry D vs Cregmore/Claregalway FC D In Athenry Moanbaun
U12 Division 3 At 17:00 Athenry E vs Colga C In Athenry - Moanbaun
Sun 16th Oct
Western Hygiene Prem Div 11am St Bernards vs Athenry -Abbeyknockmoy
FAI Umbro Youth Cup - Round 1 At 14:00 Mervue Utd vs Athenry FC In Mervue
GREAT WEEKEND FOR SENIOR A
A mixed bag of results to report from this weeks games- on Friday 7th October in the Western Hygiene Reserve League it ended MacDara 5, Athenry FC 3, the Scorers being Colin Thorton x2 & Joey Burke in Carraroe. Then on Saturday 8th October a very successful day in the Western Hygiene Premier Division which saw an excellent and important win as a Cathal Fahy goal seperated Athenry from Mervue Utd in Moanbaun and in Juveniles it ended Bearna Na Forbacha B 4, Athenry B 3, in the U15 Div 2 with the Scorers being Richard Stoker, Liam Keogh & Jack Burke in in Furbo.
CLUB FIXTURES FOR OCTOBER WEEKEND
Friday 7th October see's a couple of fixtures with the Senior Reserves away to MacDara in Carraroe @7.30pm and in the 17/18 Youths Division 1 also @7:30pm Athenry B will play Moyne Villa in Headford. On Saturday 8th October we see a heavyweight clash in the Western Hygiene Premier Division @2pm when Athenry are up against Mervue Utd at home in Athenry, Moanbaun. Other juvenile fixtures on the day include the following-
Under 15 Premier @12:30am Athenry FC vs Tuam Celtic in Athenry, Moanbaun
Under 15 Division 2 @15:30pm Bearna Na Forbacha B vs Athenry B In Furbo
Under 13 Premier @10:30am Athenry FC vs Craughwell United in Athenry, Moanbaun
Under 13 Division 2 @14:30pm Corrib Rangers vs Athenry B in Westside
After goalfests for the Youths and Under 16's last week it was another good weekend as Senior A went through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 win in Millers Lane against Galway Bohemians in Rd 2 with the scorers being Colm O'Donovan & Cathal Fahy. In the Western Hygiene Reserve League it finished all square as Athenry FC drew 2-2 with Colemanstown Utd in Raheen with scorers Dali Thando & Oliver Rabbitt.
In Juvenile soccer in the Under 14's Championship Athenry won 3-0 v Maree/Oranmore B, in Under 14 Division 2 action Athenry B lost 5-1 to West Coast Utd in Raheen and the Under 12 Premiers lost 3-1 against Maree/Oranmore with Sean McCoy grabbing a consolation goal.
CALLING ALL THE LADIES!
Athenry Football Club is requesting Ladies over 17 interested in playing football for Athenry FC to contact Michelle on 0857323661. All levels are welcome. Training is starting back next week.
FIXTURES FOR OCTOBER
Our three senior teams all have kick offs at the same time on Saturday 1st of October leading to a busy day for all.
Saturday see's the important Round 2 FAI Junior Cup @2pm where Galway Bohs host Athenry 'A' In Millers Lane, the other fixtures on the day include the following - Western Hygiene Division 4 @2pm Athenry 'B' vs Colemanstown Utd B In Athenry's second pitch in Raheen. Then the Western Hygiene Reserve League is on @2pm where Athenry Reserves play Colemanstown Utd in Athenry, Moanbaun.
In Juvenile age groups we have the following fixtures -
Under 14 Championship @12:30pm Athenry FC vs Maree/Oranmore B In Moanbaun,
Under 14 Division 2 @12:30pm Athenry B vs West Coast Utd In Athenry - TBC
U13 SFAI Cup - Round 2 10:30am Tuam Celtic vs Athenry FC In Tuam
Under 12 Premier @10:30am Athenry FC vs Maree/Oranmore In Athenry - Moanbaun
Under 12 Championship @2pm Maree/Oranmore B vs Athenry B In Oranmore
Under 12 Division 1 @10:30am Renmore vs Athenry C In Renmore
Under 12 Division 2 @10:30am Salthill Devon C vs Athenry D In Drom
Sunday 2nd October see's the following fixtures:
U17/18 Youths Championship @3pm Craughwell Utd vs Athenry FC In Craughwell
Under 16 Championship @1pm Athenry FC vs Moyne Villa In Athenry - Raheen
U15 SFAI Cup - Round 2 @2pm Athenry vs Castlebar Celtic In Athenry - Moanbaun
Galway FA Under 12 Division 3 @10:30pm Ramblers vs Athenry E In Leitrim
WEEKEND FIXTURES FOR ATHENRY FC
We have five home fixtures this weekend, with Saturday 24th September seeing the following Galway FA Under 15 Division 2 At 12:30 Athenry B vs Ramblers In Raheen &
the Galway FA Under 13 Division 2 At 10:30 Athenry B vs Loughrea In Moanbaun. On Sunday 25th September we see action in the Galway FA 17/18 Youths Championship
At 14:00 Athenry FC vs Colga In Moanbaun, Galway FA 17/18 Youths Division 1 At 14:00 Athenry B vs Merlin Woods FC In Raheen and action in the Connacht Cup Under 16 - Round 1 At 14:00 Athenry FC vs Corrib Celtic In Moanbaun. Good Luck to all and ALL support greatly appreciated.
***New coaches listings with contact numbers have been posted in our COACHES section.
WELL DONE MRS CHAIR PERSON
Athenry mother Michelle Leggett has been crowned Connaught Woman’s Way & Beko Mum of the Year 2016. As Chairperson of the Athenry Soccer Club she also coaches the girls and is a qualified referee, recently she set up a senior ladies soccer team for women in the town. Celebrating their 13th year, the Woman’s Way & Beko Mum of the Year Awards give children, spouses and family members the opportunity to recognise and reward the work mothers do for their families and communities. Hundreds of nominations were submitted by spouses, children, siblings and relatives from all over Ireland.
SOME IMPORTANT DATES FOR ACADEMY
Athenry's Soccer Academy is back! We will be back up and running with our ever popular weekend Academy this Saturday (17th Sept) With the following groups -
U9 Boy's (2008) 9.00am to 10.00am & U8 Boy's (2009) 10.15am to 11.15am
All the rest of Saturday morning groups are back on the 8th of October.
CLARIFICATION ON UNDERAGE'S FOR SEASON 2016/17
Please see what age group you can play in for 2016/17 with our easy reckoner!
U6 - 2011, U7 - 2010, U8 - 2009, U9 - 2008, U10 - 2007, U11 - 2006, U12 - 2005,
U13 - 2004, U14 - 2003, U15 - 2002, U16 - 2001, U17 - 2000 & U18 - 1999
Athenry U12A beat Craughwell 2-0 in the Connaught cup in Athenry. Callum Redmond got both goals. In the U15 Premier Athenry won 4 nil v Bearna with Scorers being John Gray, Alex Park x2 & Conor Whelan and in the Lillis Cup the Senior Reserves won on a scoreline of Athenry FC 3, Craughwell Utd 1, Scorers were Stuart Donoghue x2 & Damien Fahy.
LEAGUE WIN FOR ATHENRY FC SENIOR 'A'
Senior A started their league campaign with a home win against Gerry Moran's Colemanstown United with a young Ryan Shaughnessy having a terrific game, this followed on from their Michael Byrne Cup win over West Utd last week. Senior B won the local derby in the Western Hygiene Division 4 the day before when they beat Cregmore/Claregalway FC 4 goals to 3. Not a lot of joy at Juvenile level this week but with Under 14's in Championship
action winning 2-1 versus Corofin Utd there was something to cheer about with new boy Glenn Kelly scoring on his debut. As the season begins keep checking our social media and website for all the latest news as we get it.
FIRST FIXTURES ANNOUNCED
The first set of fixtures for the new season have been announced. They will take place on the weekend of the 27th/28th August. (All KO times are at 11am unless otherwise stated).
Seniors A will begin in the Michael Byrne Cup with an away fixture in the 'Swamp' with West Utd vs Athenry and Athenry Seniors B will be in the Lillis Cup (taking place 27th August, all KO times 2pm) with Athenry B vs Maree/Oranmore B.
More details on each of these games are available on the Galway FA website.