Galway FA Press Release; Regarding Return to Football.
The past few months have been extremely challenging. The constant uncertainty of what lies ahead has made this winter a tougher one than normal. Our game has not escaped the impact of this virus with the voiding of the 2019/2020 season and the severe schedule impacts to the 2020/2021 season with the ban on games and contact training since early October and the increased restrictions that came into effect over Christmas which now completely halts activity until at least 1st February. The situation has also escalated drastically over the past week and all reports are suggesting that the worst is yet to come as our hospitals come under increasing pressure.
This makes any future planning about what is in essence, a hobby, very difficult. However, for most of us involved, football is so much more than a hobby and normally offers us a chance of respite from the daily grind. We have no concrete dates except the current Government date of 31st January, and it has been impossible to get any further dates on record.
The Galway FA are continuing to review the various options for completing the 2020/2021 season and will finalise a decision on the best approach as the Government guidelines on restrictions become clearer. Voiding the 2020/2021 season is not being considered. We are continuing with the expectation drawn from the Government guidelines that football will return in the spring and we will have opportunities to complete our competitions. This will involve either an extension to the season to avail of the long summer evenings, reducing the number of rounds in competitions where viable, removing the odds and evens juvenile format, or a combination of all these.
Within our Clubs, the appetite to return to football when its’ safe to do so is clear and this is certainly the intention of the Galway FA. Various virtual consultations will take place with the Clubs over the coming weeks as the
situation evolves. We encourage all of our Clubs and their members to follow all of the Government Guidelines over the coming weeks and to stay focused on the fact that football will return in 2021.
Everyone at Renmore AFC would like to congratulate Kevin and all the Mr Waffle team on their tenth anniversary!
Kevin and his businesses have been a fantastic supporter of our club and community, for which we are incredibly grateful.
We hope everyone is staying safe and we encourage our club members to support Kevin, our local businesses and supporters in the build up to Christmas.
RenmoreSoccer.ie is also a bit of a fan of Mr Waffle. Particularly partial to the Veggie with Madness!!! Well Done Kevin & Co.
William Henry "Fatty" Foulke was 6ft 2in tall and weighed 24 stone, he is the original subject of the chant "Who ate all the pies?". His story is one that shows its not just rugby that can accommodate different types of players.
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Over 70 years ago Adolf and Rudolf Dassler had a quarrel, which led the brothers to separate their company into Adidas and Puma. The dispute completely divided the inhabitants of Herzogenaurach, the town where their companies were both founded, and still has a huge impact on the area today.
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To get some respite from the civil unrest and the pressure from Franco's forces Barcelona undertook a tour of the US and Mexico. Irishman Patrick O'Connell, who was the manager of Barcelona at the time, led this American odyssey netting $15,000 for the club in the process. This money was later used to revive the fortunes of the great football club. Barcelona's hall of fame at the Nou Camp contains a bust of Patrick O'Connell in commemoration of his roll in helping the cub to make it through the Spanish Civil War.
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It is a little-known fact that the Barcelona Football Club that we know, and many people love, would not exist if it were not for the actions of controversial Irish man Patrick O'Connell back in the mid-1930's. The club was fighting for its' very existence due to fascist aggression during the Spanish Civil War. Because the Catalan club was so closely associated with Republican causes Barcelona came under enormous pressure and almost folded.
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Thank you to everybody who has registered on Clubforce. If you have not registered please do so before Saturday 17 October. The option to pay by instalments will be removed for registrations after this date. Only registered members will be allowed to participate in club training activities from next Saturday 17 October. We hope you are enjoying Renmore AFC.
If you can help in any way please do contact any committee member, we would really appreciate your assistance.
The FAI has confirmed the suspension of all adult amateur and underage football matches in the country following the government's introduction of nationwide Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions from midnight tonight. Non-contact training can continue as per Return to Training Protocols. We hope to be back to matches by the 30th October. We urge everyone involved in our Sport to push our Community to stick to the plan and get these numbers down again. Our thoughts are with all of those local businesses that are now in an untenable position and to those that have lost their jobs. Let's support them by doing our bit and following these guidelines.
The shop is open in the clubhouse Saturday morning 10am to 11am. Club shorts and socks now available.
Crested Nike shorts 5/6 yrs available
Crested Nike shorts 9/10 yrs available
Crested Nike shorts 13/14 yrs available
Children's socks All Sizes available €8
Children's shorts up to 10 yrs €15.
Adult socks €10
Adult shorts €18.
The Senior A side made the long journey in the Western Hygiene Supplies Division 1 to Letterfrack to play West Coast United. They aimed to carry on their performance levels from pre lock down and didn't disappoint as they won 2-1 with a confidence building victory to get a great start to the season ahead. In the Western Hygiene Supplies Division 3 it ended Renmore B 1-2 Athenry B with plenty of decent performances to build on.
GFA U12 Division 4
Renmore B 1 V 2 Salthill Devon C
GFA U12 Division 1
Renmore 0 V 0 Knocknacarra B
GFA U14 Division 2
Renmore 3 V 3 Ballinasloe Town
GFA U16 Championship
Kinvara Utd 4 V 2 Renmore
Dates, times and locations can be found in our academy page in club menu. Parents please take a moment to click on and read the FAI Safer Return Protocols guidelines as well as Player & Parent Responsibilities and Before You Train checklists. Unfortunately parents cannot remain at the training unless of course you are coaching and we are always looking for coaches. Arrive on time, don't forget shin guards, boots and labelled water bottle and goalies need to bring their own gloves.
Renmore U16's were in Connacht Cup Final action Sunday as they faced their local rivals Mervue United at Eamonn Deacy Park.
With the score still 0-0 at half time it was Conor Cooke who was the busier keeper but he was in good form keeping out a very quick Mervue front line for the first 40 minutes. It was disappointing to lose a goal so quickly after the restart and this set to tone for the second half as it ended 6-0 to Mervue. A learning experience for a young side who will be looking forward to the new season ahead.
Renmore AFC would like to announce that Lorcan Fox itec, bbs (sports massage therapist) is now back taking appointments from Monday June 29th.
To contact him and arrangement a visit then please find him on facebook.
JUNIOR PRE-SEASON has started with Renmore Junior Squads back training this week.
All new players are very welcome. Anyone wishing to train please contact First Team manager, Stuart Donoghue, B Team manager, Emlyn Coyne or contact us via Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you to the club.
The Galway FA held a very successful EGM on the online communications platform Zoom tonight, Wednesday 3rd June. The EGM was well attended with only 2 of the clubs unable to attend. The committee had given a recommendation at an earlier Zoom meeting to agree with the motion which was: 'The Galway FA will void the 2019/2020 season'.
The Football Association of Ireland welcomes the new measures announced by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ministers Shane Ross and Brendan Griffin today, as we continue to work on a safer return for all football under the jurisdiction of the FAI, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the resumption of the Premier League this week, the Renmore AFC Last Man Standing competition returns.
There are just 10 entries left in competition!
Please respond to the text with your full name and selection for Week 4 from the list below BEFORE 4pm this Thursday 18th.
Dont be SAD because thats DAS backwards and DAS not good!!!
Great to see our academy and younger members keeping themselves active and improving their skills at home in conjunction with Renmores partner Power Soccer. Keep it up Dylan, Lily, Paddy, Caoimhe, Aonghus, Oisin, Liam, Greg, Eanna, Finn, Siofra and all those Power Soccer Renmore and beyond players. https://www.facebook.com/134227366600596/videos/240525887026926/
Renmore AFC urges all our members to please observe the social distancing guidelines in place. Social distancing is an essential part of slowing the spread of #coronavirus. In order to pull together we must stay apart. Protecting public health is a priority and the most important thing is that our players, staff, and supporters remain safe. Working together we can get through this.
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Renmore AFC as a locally based community club are aware of our responsibility to keep everyone informed about this pandemic. Please see our link above to keep yourself up to date on the latest scientific developments on this disease from WHO. By following the latest health experts and governemt guidelines we can all keep each other safe.
A solitary fixture involving Renmore at the weekend wont make it any less important to the U18's in GFA Premier League action on Sunday.
Galway FA U18 Premier League
2pm in Renmore
Renmore v Tuam Celtic
Lots of fixtures to tell you about as we had a blanket call off last week. As we settle down until storm Denis arrives these are the upcoming games scheduled for Saturday 15th February 2020.
GFA Reserve League
3pm in Annaghdown
Corrib Celtic v Renmore
Galway FA U14 Div 2
12:30pm in Athenry
Athenry B v Renmore
Galway FA U12 Div 3
10:30am in Kilconly
Kilshanvey Utd v Renmore
After the success of our LMS competition we are at it again!!! So if you would like to be in with the chance of winning the Renmore AFC Last Man Standing competition for 2020 then get onboard now!
Details are as follows- with Gameweek 1 starting on the weekend of 22nd/23rd February. We will be taking entries for the first two Gameweeks to get the competition started. Please get your two teams in on or before 6pm, Friday 21st February. Entry: €10
Tickets are on sale now, to enter please contact one of the Team Managers and/or a Committee member. LMS entry cards are also available from the clubhouse.
As always we greatly appreciate your support!
The lottery of penalties saw Renmore go out of the TP Brennan Connacht Cup at the weekend. Despite taking the lead away to Manorhamilton Rangers at Bee Park it was left to a marathon penalty shootout after extra time which eventually saw the home side through. Renmore AFC would like to wish Manorhamilton all the best in the next round.
Juvenile Renmore AFC tops ordered in December are now available to collect Saturdays at the Clubhouse.
The final order for tops for this season is going in at the end of January for delivery in February.
If you would like to be included in this order call by the clubhouse to get sized.
We are always grateful for all of those business's and individuals who give their sponsorship and valuable time to our local community based club. We are always looking for more people to get involved in any capacity that you may think you can help with. Its rewarding, beneficial to you and us and yes sometimes hard work but most of all its enjoyable! So why not give us a shout and see what we can do for each other!
Renmore Football Club would just like to say a BIG Thank You to all of those people who make our club a worthwhile venture! Without our supporters, players, their families, the sponsors, parents, coaches and volunteers we would find it impossible to keep this fantastic show on the road.
Renmore Football Club hope you and your families all had a great Christmas and would just like to take a moment to say enjoy the festivities and keep safe as we look forward to the resumption of the exciting 2019/2020 season ahead.
GFA Reserve League
Colga 1-2 Renmore
Renmore went top of the Reserve league after a good away win against Colga. Shane McHugh opened the scoring midway through the first half only for Colga to reply quickly aided by a defensive lapse by Renmore. But before the half was out a volley from Stuart Donoghue saw the points go to the visitors as it remained that way with no more goals in the remainder of the game as Renmore did have chances for a more emphatic three points.
A remarkable 6-3 scoreline saw Renmore U14's win away to Knocknacarra FC in Cappagh Park on Saturday. With Daniel Ofili, Lemar Luciano & Ailill Connolly all grabbing doubles against a lively home side Renmore will have relished this win to move them up the table.
Some other standout results from last week's Connacht Cup Underage games also include a satisfying win in the U16 Connacht FAI Cup where it ended Boyle Celtic 2 V 6 Renmore and in the U18 Connacht FAI Cup away it finished Ballaghdereen 1-3 Renmore.
A couple of important games to tell you about before the Christmas break as the First Team will play their final game of 2019 at home to Tuam Celtic this coming Saturday 14th December at 2pm with the chance to move top of Division 1 and the Reserves will have a home tie against title rivals Macdara on December 21st with a 2pm kick off also.
Western Hygiene Division 1
Renmore 2-0 Mervue B
A gutsy win from Renmore that took guile and strength as the Renmore back line came into their own in this win as the home side brought the game to their local rivals in the first half. With a MoM performance from Cathal Walsh who was excellent throughout it still was a nervy encounter between the two sides as both missed penalties on the day and it took until the second half for the breakthrough to come from a fantastic header from Rory Glynn, continuing his rich vein of form and with Shane Trout finishing the game off with a wonderful goal Renmore deservedly move to second in the table.
Reserve League Result:
Renmore 2-1 West Utd
A well deserved win from a performance that showed grit as well as some excellent team play as Renmore Reserves go second in their respective league with this win.
Despite going behind in the first half some excellent defending kept them in the game until the latter 20 minutes of the match when substitute Daniel Corbett scored with a marvelous header after excellent work from Shane McHugh and with a Man of the Match performance from Kieron McGinty it was only fitting that it was he who fired home the winner with a long range effort that cannoned in off the post to put the game to bed and win the three points.
Two home games in different Cup competitions and two different results on Sunday.
In the noon kick off it ended with Renmore U16's progressing to the next round of the Connacht FAI Cup U16 as they ran out winners over Cregmore/Claregalway FC on a scoreline of 3 goals to 2. A game that ebbed and flowed from the kick off, a real credit to both sides as both fought tooth and nail to win this.
In the FAI Youth Cup it ended in the visitors Colga winning 1-0 in a very tight game that could have gone either way.
Western Hygiene Division 1
Knocknacarra 1-3 Renmore AFC
Renmore made it 2 wins in a row and moved up to 4th in the league with a solid performance against a young and excellent Knocknacarra side in Cappagh on Sunday morning. Renmore went 1 nil down early on but grew into the game and goals from Paddy McKernon and Cian Gallagher (2) sealed a 3-1 win. Renmore were boosted by the return of club legend Paul Sinnott and are hoping to kick on against rivals Mervue B this Saturday in Renmore at 2pm.
All support is appreciated for what is sure to be a cracking game!
Division 1 Galway League.
Renmore 3-1 West Coast Utd
After going behind early in the 2nd half Renmore battled back with a resolute win against a determined and tough to breakdown West Coast Utd. With the game finely poised scoreless at half time it was the visitors who opened the scoring but with Eoin O'Boyle in supreme form ably assisted by Flo Jouffe Gerrard they gained parity shortly afterwards. With a superb brace from substitute Shane Trout, who firmly put his recent injury travails to one side the game was over with the visitors also being reduced to ten men. A tough but deserved win that Renmore were made hard to work for.
Despite a spirited second half performance from the Tuam side Renmore deservedly came out on top as they bounced back from recent results to claim their spot in the Third round of the cup on a scoreline of Dynamo Blues 2-4 Renmore.
In other games some brilliant results, in the FAI Cup on Saturday U17's Renmore played a superb tactical game as they scored four in their match against a strong fancied Westport United side and today on Monday a local derby ended with all the points going to neighbours from over the road as it ended Mervue 0-1 Renmore in the Galway FA U18 Premier League.
Well what a game, end to end with plenty of goals, incident and high drama for the watching fans of both sides as it finished Kinvara Utd 4 Renmore 4 away in Killina. With this mid table clash ending in a draw with the Renmore goals coming from Ailill Connolly, Christian Ryan, James Lee & Daniel Ofili a bit more luck and who knows what may have happened. The U14's whom compete in the Galway FA's Division 2 will look forward to their Connacht Shield match against Ballymote Celtic on November 2nd with a 2pm scheduled kick off. Wishing them all the best in this competition.
Western Hygiene Division 1 RESULT:
Renmore AFC 2-3 MacDara
It was a bad day at the office for the First Team, over the weekend, as they twice threw away the lead to MacDara who snatched all 3 points in Renmore to end the home side's 100% league record. The home side's goals came from Paddy Gannon and Rory Glynn.
Renmore will hope to bounce back immediately this Friday night when they face a tough away trip to Tuam Celtic.
U14's lost out to Kilshanvey 4-1 with Daehan Cool scoring the consolation goal for Renmore. Their next match will be this Saturday 19th October in the Galway FA U14 Division 2
Kick off is at 12.30pm Away in Kinvara
Other Underage Results from the weekend
U12 Div 3 - Renmore 4 V 1 Tuam Celtic B
U14 Div 2 - Renmore 1 V 4 Kilshanvey
Youth Cup - Maree/Oran 1 V 2 Renmore
U16 Prem - Cregmore 2 V 4 Renmore
Renmore will be hoping to keep the momentum going as they face a home match against Connemara's Macdara this Saturday 12th October at 2pm. Despite keeping another clean sheet in their previous game Renmore will be wary of their visitors who will be looking to kick start their season. All support is appreciated and welcomed this coming weekend.
In the U1`3 SFAI Sketchers Cup it finished Renmore 3 - 0 St Josephs B. U15's lost in the Championship 5-1 to Bearna Na Forbacha and in the U17 FAI Cup U17 Renmore had a convincing and impressive 4-1 away victory over Conn Rangers of the Mayo League with the home side replying with a penalty.
A terrific hat trick saw Renmore carry on from their fantastic start to this season in a win that saw them go fourth in the table with two games in hand. In a tetchy game it was club skipper Paddy Gannon who showed the way scoring first with a header to get the ball rolling before a Cian Gallagher hat trick and a Flo Jouffe Gerard strike won the points for Renmore.
Renmore reserves ran out good winners away to Tuam Celtic in their Reserve league fixture 4-0. In a match which saw first team manager Stuart Donoghue score, three excellent first class saves from Renmore keeper Stephen Doherty and a Man Of The Match performance from Daniel Corbett it was a great away day for the confident squad as they face Loughrea Rams in Renmore next Saturday at 2pm. Get out and support the lads!
It was a case of what may have been as a gallant Renmore side went out of the FAI Junior Cup to Athenry.....just.
Despite going 2 nil down it was a brace from Cian Gallagher (one a penalty) that made this tie a fascinating affair with both sides creating chances as the game progressed. Renmore battled back into this game and if it wasn't for a moment of individual brilliance from Athenry there might have been a different outcome.
Next up is a derby versus Mervue B next Sunday (6th Oct) at 11am in Mervue.
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Under 14's lost out to Arrow Harps in Riverstown Sligo in the U14 SFAI Skechers Cup on a scoreline of 6-2. Two excellent strikes from outside the box from Warren Ward & Christian Ryan respectively saw Renmore put in a battling performance.
Good Luck to Harps in the next round.
This year all players will register via Clubforce which will make life much easier and hassle free for both players/parents and for us as a club in collating registrations.
This will involve using the link below to register your child and make the payment for registration. The deadline for submission of membership to the Galway FA is Wednesday 21st Aug for Junior players and the 28th of August for all juvenile players to be eligible for the first round of fixtures. The link below will be the ONLY method of registering for the coming season.
Should you have any queries please contact email@example.com, any team manager or committee member.
Bernard Shapiro, founding member and Honorary President of Renmore AFC was a stalwart for Renmore since 1973, shepherding it through its early days and laying the foundation for the current success.
He will forever be remembered and honoured in the annals of the club's history and in the history of soccer in Galway. A fitting tribute to an inspiring man.
We are grateful to the Connacht Tribune for their permission to link to their article that was published shortly after Mr Shapiro's passing in December 2014.
Renmore AFC is pleased to announce we have now set up our ALL NEW online club shop and club merchandise can be readily purchased from NOW.
If you would like to buy official Renmore AFC club merchandise then please see our new club shop picture link above.