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LATEST CLUB NEWS


LIMITED MEMBERS DRAW RESULTS

Congratulations to our August draw winners in our Limited Members Draw who were as follows-

1st prize Cairde An Eachreich, 2nd prize Roberta Branagan & 3rd prize Elaine McAndrew. Tickets available NOW. The 50/50 draw can be entered by contacting Peter Gilhooley on 0872585521, Brian Sweeney on 0877731506 or message the facebook page.


WE WANT YOUR MATCH REPORTS

We are well into our season and we are looking for your Match Reports from ALL age groups to add to our websites database. These match reports are saved each season in the Club History section and become part of the history of the club for posterity for all to read. If you would like to submit a report/summary then please send onto 2evason@gmail.com. Dont worry about spelling, editing or structure of the report athenry football club dot com will do all that for you. So go on send them in.


YOUR FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEKEND

​Saturday - 22/09/2018
Connacht FA U14 Cup - Rd 1 @2.00pm Athenry B v Maree Oranmore FC B
Connacht FA U12 Cup - Rd 1 @10.30am Athenry C v Tuam Celtic AFC
Connacht FA U12 Cup - Rd 1 @10.30am East United FC v Athenry B in Castle Park
GFA Under 12 Div 4 - @3.00pm Moyne Villa C vs Athenry E in Headford

Sunday 23/09/2018
Western Hygiene Premier Division @11am Galway Hibs v Athenry FC
Connacht FA U16 Cup - Rd 1 @2pm Athenry FC v Moyne Villa
GFA Under 16 Div 1 - @2.00pm Athenry B vs CregmoreClaregalway FC B
GFA Girls U12 Champ - @10.30am Athenry FC vs Kilshanvey United
GFA Girls U12 Div 1 - @10.30am Athenry B v Colga FC B


​A FISTFUL OF GOALS

It was a case of the "Girls are not for stoppin'" as Athenry B had an excellent day winning in the Girls Under 14 league versus Corofin Utd with Emma Fitzgerald scoring a fistful of goals (x5), Nina Bodamer hitting a hat trick (x3) and Ruby Mullen grabbing a brace (x2) for good measure. Well Done to all the team on excellent performances throughout. In the GFA Under 18/17 Premier it was a case of all square as Athenry drew against Maree/Oranmore in a highly entertaining 3-3 draw.


ASTRO TRAINING SCHEDULES

Brand new for Season 2018/19 the latest Astro Turf training schedules have now been organised, if you would like to see when your up! Then please see our training Times menu to the left on club menu.


CRAUGHWELL FC NEXT UP IN CUP FOR SENIORS (A)

In the Second Round of the FAI NEW BALANCE Junior Cup it will be Athenry versus Craughwell United after their emphatic 4-0 win over East United in the first round. Date for next round game is Saturday 29th September with a 2pm kick off in Moanbaun, Athenry, Co. Galway. The game will be decided on the day with extra time and penalties if required. All support very much appreciated, please spread the word.


LATEST ATHENRY RESULTS

FAI Junior Cup – Round 1 Athenry FC 4-0 East Utd 
Scorers: Declan Cullen, Daniel Cunningham, Cole Connolly & Gary Forde
GFA Under 15 Premier Athenry FC 5-0 Mervue Utd 
GFA Under 15 Division 1 Athenry B 1-0 Salthill Devon B - Scorer: Cian Newton 
GFA Under 13 Division 2 Ramblers 2-0 Athenry B 


ATHENRY'S GALWAY FA COACHES

Athenry is pleased to announce that we have four Athenry coaches involved with the Galway Football Association's coaching structure for this new season. The coaches involved are Colm Brannigan (Kennedy Cup), Cormac McCarthy (U11) Roger Leggett (U12) & Mark Lawless(U12). In keeping with Athenry's ethos that coaching education is essential in any progressive club's development plan we would encourage everyone from players to prospective coaches to look at the FAI's coaching courses that are widely available through our link on our main welcome page and our dedicated coaches page. 


FAI CUP FIXTURE

The FAI NEW BALANCE Junior Cup First round will see Athenry FC host East United with a scheduled kick off at 2pm in Moanbaun, Athenry on Saturday 15th of September. The game will be decided on the day with extra time and penalties if needed. Support the lads!


FUTURE CLUB DEVELOPMENT

​The Moonbaun Sports Development Project Limited is a joint venture between Athenry Association Football Club, Athenry Juvenile Athletics Club and Athenry Senior Athletics Club to build a state of the art sports facility for the benefit of all the community at Moonbaun. We have jointly purchased 9 acres of lands to the rear of the soccer club and obtained planning permission for the development of a full size floodlit astra and eight lane running track around its perimeter. It's an ambitious project but together with these two fantastic local community groups, we intend to achieve it. Many of our players do athletics and vice versa, we have always had a great relationship sharing our existing facilities. We also share our facilities with many more of our community groups for which Athenry is blessed and will continue to do so with this facility. The local schools, sports clubs, community games, skylark centre, foroige and many more currently benefit and will benefit in the future from this facility. As 3 clubs that contribute towards the health and well-being of adults and kids alike with our combined 1000 members we are of the opinion that a greenway between Athenry and Tuam would have great benefits for our members.

Athenry AFC currently have a fundraiser towards the Moonbaun development. The 50/50 draw can be entered by contacting Peter Gilhooley on 0872585521, Brian Sweeney on 0877731506 or message the facebook page. This facility is for our kids, grandchildren and future generations as is the greenway. Anything that encourages our kids to get out and get exercise should be supported. Please give your support to this and other life enhancing local projects.


ACADEMY STARTS BACK SOON

Academy update as Little Stars for boy's & girl's aged 3 to 5 is starting back on Saturday 29th of September from 9am to 10am. AFC Academy training returns for boys born U8 (born 2011) & U9 (born 2010) on Saturday 22nd of September from 10.15am to 11.15am. Please register membership before then by copy and pasting our link into your browser  - http://www.athenryfootballclub.com/online-memberships.html


WEEKEND RESULTS

Western Hygiene Premier Division Result - Salthill Devon 3-1 Athenry FC 

GFA Under 12 Premier Division Result - Athenry FC 1-0 Galway Hibernians


NO TIME TO DWELL FOR SENIOR A

After the Cup Final loss in Ballinasloe Galway Premier Champions Athenry will now turn their attention to the league this week in the Western Hygiene Premier Division, Kick Off - 19:30pm in Drom. Salthill Devon v Athenry. All support appreciated.


SENIOR NEWS AS GOOD START TO SEASON CONTINUES

It was a case of six appeal for Athenry as they ultimately ran out comfortable winners in their first match of the season despite a very competitive first half in the​ Western Hygiene Premier Division in Moanbaun against Galway Bohemians. Winning 6-1 with the scorers being Colm O'Donovan, Ryan Shaughnassy, Daniel Cunningham, Cole Connelly, Cathal Fahy and Gary Mullen. They will now turn their attention to the inaugural Summa Sports CFA Champions Cup Final on Friday 31st August 2018 with a scheduled kick off at 7.30pm  at the Curragh Grounds, Ballinasloe, Co Galway where they will take on Carbury FC. 


U8'S SHINE IN BLACKWATER TOURNAMENT

Athenry FC Under 8’s travelled to the Kells Blackwater Tournament where they brought 2 teams who performed brilliantly throughout the day. Both teams met each other in the shield quarter final with the Cubs winning out and going on to finish overall runners up to Celbridge in an exciting tight final. Congratulations to Shane Tomas who was named player of the match in the final and a special mention must go to goalkeeper Nathan Flannery who performed flawlessly all day. We’re very proud of all the lads today on their conduct, heart, skill and discipline. The Kells Blackwater F.C. Annual Soccer Tournament takes place in August over a number of weekends and attracts up to 2000 players competing from the likes of Meath, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Westmeath, Kildare, Galway, Armagh, Down and Dublin to name just a few (phew!!!!) A lot of thanks must go to all of the players, management, parents/guardians and Athenry fans who travelled to this excellent tournament as well as a massive thumbs up to all at Kells Blackwater F. C. who make the whole event such an enjoyable one each year. Best wishes to you all for the season ahead from all at Athenry Football Club.


GIRLS BACK TRAINING

Under 12 & Under 14 girl's training is starting back this Wednesday 22nd August from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Moanbaun. For more information please contact Mike Noone on 087-776203.

Girls under 16 training returns on Monday the 27th of August at 7.00pm. New players are always welcome. For more information please contact Noel on 087-7786023.


SENIORS TITLE DEFENCE BEGINS SATURDAY

After last seasons exciting end to the season which culminated in Athenry beating Mervue in the play off final at Eamonn Deacy Park its Galway Bohemians this Saturday afternoon who provide the opposition as Athenry begin their defence of the league title. Kick off this weekend is at 2pm in Moanbaun against Galway Bohs. All support appreciated.


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