Training Details

Outdoor Athletics 

Monday 7pm – 8pm, Moanbaun Track – for athletes born 2014 or older and looking to be involved in athletics competitions during the year

Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Moanbaun Track – for athletes born 2014 – 2018. This is a general athletics session aimed at general athletics development for both competitive and non-competitive athletes

Wednesday 7:30pm – 8:30pm, Moanbaun Track – for athletes born 2005 – 2013. This is a general athletics session aimed at general athletics development for both competitive and non-competitive athletes

New training time to be decided for Shot put training – for all athletes in the U12 age group and older. This will take place at the shot put circle adjacent to the old astro cage at Athenry soccer club


In joining Athenry AC all athletes agree to train with the designated club coaches at the designated training sessions above at the designated training grounds. Alternative training for groups of athletes for discipline specific reasons is permitted ONLY with prior permission from the club executive. Parents training their own children at one of the designated training facilities is permitted. The designated training grounds for Athenry AC are the Moanbaun track and the shared facilities at Athenry FC (shot put / long jump / astro cage). No other training locations are permitted without approval from the club executive (this is an insurance issue). Failure to adhere to the above rules may lead to revoking of club membership.

Children should not be dropped off at training without being handed over to one of the coaches/volunteers.  This is in case coaches are delayed or training gets cancelled at short notice and no once from the club is present. on Wednesday training session, parents of children in the 5-7 year age groups are requested to remain at training in case their children require the use of the bathroom (parents responsibility to take them – not coaches). Athenry AC Juvenile do not have the coaching resources to provide chaperoning to bathrooms etc. Children should also be collected from the drop off point after training. No child in primary school will be allowed to leave the training ground without being collected by a parent.

We try as hard as possible not to have to cancel training, but occasionally it happens due to adverse weather conditions, unavailability of training locations, unavailability of coaches or other things outside of our control.  If this happens then we will endeavour send out a text message, email and also via the Spond app..

Be aware that it is a legal obligation for us to have all coaches and regular volunteers Garda vetted.  If you regularly stay around at training, you will be asked to fill in a Garda vetting form.  For anyone who coaches or volunteers then the current Garda vetting form can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.  Completed forms should be returned to the Childrens Officer (current Iain Shaw)

Current Active Registered Coaches:

Iain Shaw, Cathy Melia, Sinead Gannon, Stephen Doggett, Caroline Molloy, Simon Brady, Brian Somers, Niamh Coffey, Clare Greaney, Liam Shaw, Sean Flaherty