Renmore AFC Honours



Renmore had success in 5-a-side competitions winning Claddagh, Salthill, Lennon and Mervue competions.



U11 Herterich Cup title



In January of 1979 the U15 won the Jim Murphy Cup.


On the Friday of the Whit Weekend (First weekend June), the Junior side won the Schweppe’s Cup beating Salthill Devon, on the Saturday the U-17 side collected the Richard Quinn trophy (5 of the U17s also played in the Junior side on Friday night), and on Whit Monday the U-15 side traveled to Sligo and brought home the Joe Wickham Connacht Cup to Renmore Avenue. Jimmy Nolan and John Naughton from the U15 sqaud went on to play for Galway United.


For the record, the goal scorers of that weekend, who will be forever etched in local folklore, were as follows: Paul Greaney, who snatched the only score in the Junior’s Schweppes Cup victory over Salthill Devon; Tommy Walsh’s extra time winner against Corrib Shamrocks in the U-17 decider after Mike Hasset had earlier headed home during normal time; and Jimmy Nolan who scored the winner in Sligo in the Joe Wickham U-15 Cup final, the first Renmore side to win a Connacht Cup title.


The Renmore Juniors won the Reserve title in 1979.



In 1980, a Renmore squad reached the final of the Community Games and lost to Cork by a last minute goal in the final.


The Juniors won the Reserve league title again in 1981


Due to a lack of adult involvment in the early 80s,  there were few juvenile successes. Schoolboy football picked up with the involvement of Juston Neary, Rob Alone, Donagh McCaffrey, Ivor Benson and Mike Noone.


The mid eighties saw the Junior side achieve further success with victory in both the Duignan and Quincintenial Cups in 1984, managed by a youthful Vinnie Hopkins.


In 1988, Renmore U-15 side, managed by Dermot Coll and captained by Mark Herrick, won the Wickham Connacht Cup, defeating Castlebar Celtic on a 3 – 2 scoreline in Renmore. The winning team included Cathal Jordon, Ivor and Garrett Stephens, Eoin Corcoran, Mark McNally, Niall Fallon, Paul Clabby, Enda Gallagher, Mark Kelly, Mark Herrick and Eoin Noone.



The Juniors won the Reserve league title again in 1991 beating Hibernians 2-1 in the final. Team was John Langan, Mike Noone, Neil McCaffrey, Paul Clabby, Ger Prendergast, Laurence Kelehan, Gearoid Geary, MArk Burke, Tommy Walsh, Justin Neary (Manager), Mike Canavan, Ciaran Connelly, Joe O Sullivan, Mark KAvanagh, Adrian Murphy, Ivor Stephens.



The Junior side were beaten 2-1 by Hibernians in the Bank of Ireland FAI Junior Cup in the Area semi-final. The game was decided by penalties.


Juniors were also runners up in the Joe Ryan Cup, losing to Hibernians.


The Juniors also got to the final of the Bernard Concar Cup in Mervue. Renmore beat  Cresent United in QFs (6-5 on penalties), Mervue Seniors (penalties) and lost 2-1 to Hibs in the final, Tom Molloy scoring. Martin Greaney got Player of the Tournament.



The Junior side, managed by Ray McDonnell, achieve noteable success in the F.A.I. Junior Challenge Cup. 


Renmore captured the Bank of Ireland FAI Junior Cup Galway Area trophy in January 1994, defeating local rivals Hibernians 2-1 in the final, held at the Digital Grounds. John Walsh and Noel Greaney were Renmores goalscorers on the day.


This side progressed to the semi-final of the prestigious national Bank of Ireland FAI Junior Cup competition only to be defeated by eventual winners Clonmel Town, having beaten fancied side Coachford from the Cork Athletic Union Football League by 1-0  in Turners Cross in Cork on 13th February (Donagh McCaffrey scorer) and then Clones Town 1-0 in the quarters at the Digital Grounds on Sunday 6th March. (Conor Molloy scorer). Renmore played Clonmel in Limerick on Saturday 16th April. 


This was a great achievement for the club by any standards. The team included Goal: Martin Greaney, Mike Newell, Defence: Paul Greaney, Noel Greaney, Mike Noone, Tom Molloy, Conor Molloy, John Walsh, Paul Bruton, Midfield: Donagh McCaffrey, Own Noone, Pat Lohan, Forward: Kevin Carr, Dermot Coll, Benny Fahy, Gareth Beatty, Alan O shaughnessy, Brendan Duffy, Paul Langan.



In March 1995,  the Juniors played Kilmore in the FAI Junior Cup in Baskin Lane. Kilmore were a goal down with 3 minutes on the clock when Ger Derby from Kilmore scored 2 late free kicks to win the cup 2-1.  Brian Kelly was Renmore's goalscorer.


In June 1995, The Renmore Soccer Squad and three quest players left Galway for the International Soccer Tournament in Tamasi Hungary, representing the Republic of Ireland. The side was managed by Justin Neary.  Players included Eoin Noone, Ollie Neary, John Walsh, Mark Herrick, Alan O Shaughnessy, Ciaran Connelly, Mike Noone, Noel Greaney, Done Farragher, Mike Newell, Paul Bruton, Dermot Coll, Pat Lohan and oein Keane.  Chairman Kevin McCaffrey also travelled. Eight countries participated . Renmore was grouped with Germany and Turkey and Hungary. The were  were victorious in the decider, having defeated the home side, Hungary. Scorers in the final were John Walsh, Paul Bruton, Alan O Shaughnessy with an 18 yard screamer, and Donie Farragher.


The sqaud raised £6,000 in sponsorship and all kit was sponsored by O Neills.



Renmore A.F.C. won the Heineken Premier League title for the first time in the clubs history – a great occasion for manager Justin Neary and the club. The final game in the league was against Hibernians  where Renmore drew 2-2.  Noel Greaney and John Walsh were the scorers in the final game.



U14s won McDonalds Gaillaimh U14 League, managed by Ted Alone and Vinny Byrne.


Further success followed when the Junior side captured the Connacht Senior Cup, defeating Senior League side Salthill Devon in a replay in Terryland Park. The side was managed by Dermot Coll. This was a great achievement for a Junior club.  On the way, they beat Ballyglass 3-1 (Noel Greaney, Paul langan and Eoin Keane scoring) and Manulla 1-0 (Ciaran Connelly) and Calry Bohs5-4 on penalties.


Two weeks later the same side was victorious in the Michael Byrne Cup final in Mc Sharry Park, Sligo, defeating Calry Bohs of Sligo.


At juvenile level, the U-14 side captured the league and cup double while the U-13 side was narrowly beaten in their league final.It was another good year for the club!



Renmore also became Division 2C League winners and the Division 2C Cup Finalists. 


In 1998, the Premier League trophy was won for the second time in three years, the side managed by Dermot Coll. 



U11: Lydon House Cup

U12: Connacht Cup Winners, Jimmy Melia Cup

U14: Solar travel World Cup, Knockout Cup

U16: Knockout Cup


The U14 and U15 teams travel to the Solar World Cup in Liverpool. Renmore were the Division 2C West League Winners and Division 2C Cup Winners

November 2006 - Renmore AFC player Rory Gartlan played in the U-15 Republic of Ireland Squad in 2 friendly games, on the 28th and 30th November, against Holland in Dublin.

The Renmore website is launched!


The Republic of Ireland U15 team lost the first match of their three-game trip to Qatar against the Aspire Academy when they were beaten 2-0 by their hosts. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U15s: Craig Sexton (Belvedere); Rory Gartlan (Renmore), Gareth Wallace (Wexford Albion), Jack Carty (Hodson Bay), Daniel Joyce (Belvedere); Jean Biamsumba (Confey), Stephen O’Donnell (Quay Celtic), Sean Skelly (Belvedere), Jordan Phillpott (Kilreen Celtic); Robert Brady( St. Kevin’s Boys), Conor Murphy (St. Kevin’s Boys). Subs: Jeffrey Hendrick (St. Kevin’s Boys) for Skelly (half-time), Ethan Mannion (St. Kevin’s Boys) for Biamsumba (50 mins), Eoin Wearan (St. Kevin’s Boys) for Phillpott (50 mins), Matt Doherty (Belvedere) for Carty (68 mins), Paul Whyte (Ballinroad) for Murphy (75 mins).

Ireland came agonisingly close to opening the scoring in the first-half when denied by the woodwork on three occasions but Phillpott found the range in the 36th minute. Aspire Academy 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland. Republic of Ireland U15s: Keith Wright (WFTA) ; Rory Gartlan (Renmore) (above) ; Stephen O'Donnell (Quay Celtic) ; Daniel Joyce (Belvedere) ; Matt Doherty (Belvedere) ; Eoin Wearan (St. Kevin's Boys) ; Sean Skelly (Belvedere) ; Robert Brady (St. Kevin's Boys) ; Jordan Phillpott (Kilreen Celtic) ; Ethan Mannion (St. Kevin's Boys) ; Paul Whyte (Ballinroad). Subs: Jean Biamsumba - (Confey) for Mannion, 50 Mins ; Conor Murphy - (St.Kevins Boys) for Whyte (Both 50 mins) ; Jack Carty (Hodson Bay) for Gartlan (60 mins)

Galway City Council apply for planning permission for a much needed clubhouse for Renmore AFC. Under the 2007 Sports Capital Programme Renmore AFC has been allocated €170,000.

Renmore captured the Richard Quinn U-18 league with a 3-1 playoff win over local rivals Mervue. Both sides finished the league undefeated & level on points. So the league was decided by a playoff. Played: 7; Won: 6; Draw: 1; Lose: 0; Points 19. The Under 18 team also had a very successful run in the Connaught Cup competition reaching the semi-Final stage where they played the eventual winners Castlebar Celtic. Team: Terry Lee(Coach) David Curran,David O’Connell,Sean Gibbons,Mike Ward,Peter B Power,Paul Conroy(Cpt)William Walsh,James Connolly,Lorcan Carbin,Noel Hynes,Peter J Power(Manager). Eoin Concannon,Alan Flannelly,Alan Hanley,Alex Lee, Enda Burke, Alan Deacy(V.Capt)Joe Boyle,David Hurley, Colm Hickey, Padraic Hickey,& Paul Pender.

Renmore Ladies were joint runners-up in the First Division and narrowly beaten in extra time in the Cup Final by the Tribes.


Republic of Ireland Under-16 manager Vincent Butler named a 17-player squad for the opening game of the new season, a friendly match against Wales. The Irish team began their season by drawing 2-2 with the Welsh on Thursday, August 30th, 2007 in Port Talbot. They had been 2-0 ahead inside the opening 23 minutes. Butler brought an 18-player squad to Turkey for another two friendly matches on Tuesday, September 18th and Thursday, September 20th. Renmore's Rory Gartlan played in both of the Turkey games.

Saturday 22nd September proved to be a very interesting day in Ladies soccer in Terryland Park as First Division League winners Tribes took on Renmore in a very entertaining Divisional Cup Final. Tribes 3 - 1   Renmore    (aet)

Renmore U14's Secure the League Title in May! Renmore 2  West Coast 1. On Thursday 22nd May in Terryland Park, Renmore U14's added the 1st Division Cup to the League Winners Title to complete the double.

The Ladies Soccer Team have won the First Division Cup Final. They beat Cois Farraige 5 - 1 in Terryland Park on Wednesday, 8th October. Congratulations and well done to the team and coaches.

Packie Bonner  turns the sod on Thursday, 20th November, 2008. At the event is Mike Crowe (Chairman, Renmore AFC), Mayor Padraig Conneelly, Tony Samuels (Chairman, Galway FA) and Packie Bonner (Technical Director, FAI).


Renmore under 10 lost out in the final of the Lydon Cup at a blustery Mervue last Saturday to a strong Barna A team. In the play off sections Renmore over came Mervue, Foyle Hibs and Colga. At the quarterfinals stage Renmore won 3-1 against Cregmore/Claregalway with goals from Dara Mulgannon, Eoin O Donnovan and Ryan Forde. In the semis against Kinvara two goals from Cathal Joyce secured a place in the final. In the final, Barna scored early and were leading 2-0 at half time. In the second half Renmore pressed on but could not break down the Barna denfence. Final score 4-0.

Renmore U14s emerged victorious in a thrilling playoff to the first division. The team had been very unfortunate to lose on penalties after extra time in the Connaught Shield Final.


Renmore U16s sweep to glory in Shield final. RENMORE’S U-16 Soccer team created history last weekend when they travelled to Strandhill in Sligo to capture the club’s first ever Connacht Shield title with a 6-2 victory over Leitrim side Manor Rangers.

The official opening of the Renmore AFC Clubhouse took place on Saturday 17th July. This was a very significant day in the history of Renmore AFC and the club was delighted to welcome the whole community on a glorious Saturday afternoon to celebrate this event.  The opening was officiated by Mr. John Delaney CEO of the F.A.I, Councilor Michael J Crowe Mayor of Galway City and Chairman of Renmore AFC. Fr. Mulkerrins of Renmore Parish blessed the building. . Fr. Mulkerrins of Renmore Parish blessed the building.


U16s win the U16 Connacht Shield Final against Corrib Celtic.  Renmore 1 – Corrib Celtic 0.

Renmore U16s complete the double by winning the Galway U16s Cup Final. Renmore 2 - Hibs 2 (5 - 4 after penalties).

Team: Martin Boyce (coach ),    Joe Healy , Ryan Burke,  Colm Kirrane, Daniel Lenihan,  Aaron Doyle , James Concannon, Eric Gannon, Shane Sheridan,  David Lawal ,Tom Doyle(coach). Brendan Brennan, Evan Boyce, David Heffernan, Fionnan Gallagher , Cathal O’Regan (Capt), Michael Morris,  Stephen O’Connor,  Cillian Greaney

The Shapiro Cup pre-season soccer tournament was held in Renmore in August. The event was for under 14 boys  from Ballyboro (Longford), St. Francis (Athlone) and Shiven Rovers (Roscommon)  as well as Renmore. The tournament was an all day event with all teams participating in 4 matches each with a 3rd/4th place play off followed by the final. Shiven Rovers and St. Francis played for 3rd place, with Renmore and Ballyboro reaching the final. After an entertaining game Renmore won out by 5 goals to 3 against the Longford team. Renmore’s success on the day was inspired by a complete squad performance with great work from Cian Garret, Aaron Moran, Dara Mulgannon and rock solid at the back Eoin O’Donovan who won player of the tournament.


U14 Connacht Cup        

Galway &District League U-14 League 

U14 Shapiro Cup     

Galway & District League U-11 Cup      

Galway&District league “Fair Play” Award

Renmore F.C. won the Under 14 Premier League cup at Renmore pitch.  Renmore’ s last game was a 4-0 win against Colemanstown with goals from Ryan Forde and Aaron Moran whose shot from 25 yards, landed in the top left corner. In the second half Moran struck for his second and Man of the match Adam Quirke scored a great individual goal. Renmore won the league with points to spare over Barna and Mervue and overall a great season for the squad, winning Connaught and League cups.

Renmore under 14 squad won the Connacht Cup title- Renmore 4 Westport 1.  Renmore started the game at high tempo and the early pressure was rewarded with a goal from Cian Garrett who struck home from outside the box. After 15 minutes, Garrett pounced again and slotted home from close range. With 25 minutes gone and good inter-play from Coyne and Mulgannon the ball was pushed wide where Ryan Forde crossed from the left wing to Cian Garrett who scored for his hat trick. On the 30th minute Forde dribbled at speed passed two defenders and slotted home for Renmore’s 4th. The second half and to their credit Westport fought back hard and tried to reduce the margin . After 10 mins Westport scored a cracker from 25 yards. The second half was a more even contest with both teams having chances .Renmore finished stronger with Adam Quirke hitting the cross-bar on two occasions.

Renmore U14 Squad:

Darragh Hale, Emmett Beirne ,Aaron Moran,Cian Garrett,Cian Gallagher,Jack Coyne,Ryan Doherty,Cian Davey,Ryan Forde, Denis Mulgannon, Eoin O Donnovan,Ron Costello, Larry Swan,Dara Mulgannon,Adam Quirke,Luke Brynes,Ronan Hennessy,Cathal Joyce

Unfortunately the U18s were beaten in the U18 Connacht Cup by Mervue Utd and by Oranmore in the U18 Premier Division Cup.


U15 Premier League Winners

Congratulations to the U15s who topped their table with  a 2-1 win over Salthill Devon A last weekend (19th May). A great result for thwe club. Well done to the managers Denis and Cecil and the team.  Check out the Galway FA website for the list of results that led to this great outcome.


Under 11 Division 2 Winners

Congratulations to the U11s who topped their table with  a 4-2 win over Athenry  last weekend (4th May). A great result under manager Gary Nolan.  Well done lads.  As always,  you have done the club proud!! We look forward

to next season already. Check out the Galway FA website for the list of results that led to this great outcome.



U16s Win Premier Division

Congratulations to Denis Mulgannon and the U16 team for an outstanding season and winning the U16 Premier League.  The team won 6 out of 8 games and won the league by 4 points,  taking some pretty impressive scalps with some great scorelines.  Well done to the team.


GFA U9 & 10 Finals Weekend
The Finals for the 9s and 10s took place in Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday 7th June.


U10s kicked off at 12.00 and Beat Salthil Devon 3-2 with an exciting Golden Goal from the half-way mark from Hassan Diarrassouba.  The lads beat Oranmore 2-1 in the second game, some some excellent goalkeeping from Emmanuell Abiodun keeping us in the game at crucial moments, and lost the final 4-0 to a strong Knocknacarra side, including a fantastic goal which has been well publisied.  Well done to the U10s for a great days work!!. 


U10 Finalists

U9s played Mervue and Barna in their 2 games.                                  


U9 knockout team


See the gallery for more photos.              

Renmore AFC 40th Anniversary Celebrations

In recognition of Renmore AFC’s fantastic history and as a thank you to all that have helped the club grow, Renmore AFC Committee had a reunion of past and present members in The Huntsman Inn on Saturday 16th November, 2013. This evening was a celebration of all things Renmore AFC but especially a chance to honour our President Bernard Shapiro. 


On Thursday 14th November, the club had the honour of meeting President Michael D Higgins and Mrs. Sabina Higgins in Aras an Uachtarain. President Higgins spoke glowingly of his time and friendship with Bernard and with the club,  rightly paying respect to Bernards achievements in founding and establishing the club and all of those who manage his legacy. Click here to see the photos of the Aras visit.



U14 take Championship!

Congratulations to Rory Mannion and Martin Greaney and the Renmore U14 team on securing the U14 Championship League title last weekend.  They beat Tuam Celtic 0-2 and won the league with a game in hand. Its been a great season with the lads taking some serious scalps in the process - Salthill Devon, Mervue, West Coast, Craughwell.  


U14 Renmore Squad




Congratulations are also due to the following teams and managers for a great season:

  • Eoin Noone and the Junior team who were promoted for the second season running. Back in first division.
  • Martin Greaney and the Renmore U15 team who finished 2nd in their league
  • Gary Nolan and U13 team who finished 3rd in their league
  • Tom Hurley and Dermot Dooney on taking U11s to Semi-Final of Kevin Power U11 Cup – lost 2-1 in extra time!


The Passing of a Legend - Ní Bheidh a Leithéid Arís Ann.
Bernard Shapiro R.I.P
Bernard Shapiro RIP
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Mr Bernard Shapiro,  Founding member and Honourary President of Renmore AFC. Mr Shapiro has been a stalwart for this club 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.
Renmore AFC officers, committee members, coaches and members would like to offer sincere condolences to his wife, Dympna, sons, daughters, and family.
Reposing in Aras Naofa funeral home in the grounds of The Church of St. Oliver Plunkett, Renmore on Thursday 11th December from 4 o'clock. Removal at 6.30 o'clock to the Church. Requiem mass on Friday 12th December  at 11 o'clock with funeral afterwards to The New Cemetery, Bohermore.  Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired to The Order of Malta.
May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.



Renmore Over 35s win the O35 Local League



Juniors with Western Hygiene League Division 1 title and achieve promotion to Premier League for the 2017/2018 Season.  Congratulations to Manager Paul Sinnot and Captain Paddy Gannon for an otstanding season. A special thanks to Eoin 'Bomber' Noone for putting the team on the path to success over the previous seasons. 


U15s in U15 Division 1 title and achieve promotion to Premier League for the 2017/2018 Season. Congratulations to Manager Gary Nolan for an outstanding season and consistent form over the seasons.


Galway United

When compiling a history of Renmore A.F.C. Soccer club one must not forget those players who played, or had a brief spell, with the club and went on to wear the Galway United jersey in the League of Ireland. They include Jimmy Nolan, Tommy Walshe, Anthony Sherlock, John Naughton, Mark Herrick, Gareth Beatty, Ollie Neary, Donie Farragher, Tom Lally, Alan O’ Shaughnessy, Alan O’ Donnell, and Declan Sheridan.


Irish Trials


U-15 : Kenny Farrell, Paul Conroy (also Galway & District League members in 2005, U16 in 2006).

U15 Irish Developement squad:  Alex Lee (also Galway & District League members in 2005, U16 in 2006)

U14: Rory Gaughan

U15: Johnny Roche


U15: Rory Gaughan, Rory Gartlan

U16: Johnny Roche

Galway Town Team Captain: Rory Gartlan


U15: Rory Gartlan


U16: Rory Gartlan