Soccer

People within the town of Athlone have a deep infinity with soccer. Athlone Town who are the oldest club in the League was founded in 1887. Many might remember the historical night AC Milan came to St Mels park and left with a point. There were many more famous nights in Athlone over the years and some of Athlone Community Colleges proudest moments were some of our ex students who went onto to represent Athlone Town and had international success to follow.

Girl's Soccer

✦ FAI Schools - Soccer Roll of Honor

✦ 4 Leinster Schools ‘A’ Cup Titles

✦ 1 Leinster 1 st Year FUTSAL Soccer Title

✦ 17 West Leinster League Titles

FAI Schools - Soccer Roll of Honour

Year
Student Name
Representative Honours
International Schools Cap
1998-99 Robert Shine
Damien Rushe
Leinster Schools u18
Leinster Schools u18

2006-07John Connellan
Leinster Schools u18
Irish Schools International
2007-08Ian Coffey
Leinster Schools u18

2007-08Garvan BroughalLeinster Schools u18
Irish Schools International/
(Vice-captain of team 2009)
2008-09Garvan Broughal
Stephen Relihan
Leinster Schools u18
Leister Schools u18
Irish Schools International
2009-10
Shane McInerney
Leister Schools u18
Irish Schools International
2009-10
Tom O’Halloran
Leister Schools u18
Irish Schools International
2010-11
Robert Murray
Leister Schools u18

2012-13
Eoin McCormack
Leister Schools u18
Irish Schools International Squad
2016-17
Conor Layng
Leister Schools u18
Irish Schools International
2018-19
Adam Lennon
Leister Schools u18
Irish Schools International

Players from Athlone CC who have gone on to play in FAI National League

  • Warren Parkes (Athlone Town FC)
  • Tom Silke (Athlone Town FC & Longford Town FC (FAI Cup winner with them)
  • Damien Rushe (Athlone Town FC & Longford Town)
  • Ian Coffey (Athlone Town FC)
  • Garvan Broughal (Athlone Town FC)
  • Stephen Relihan (Athlone Town FC)
  • Tom O’Halloran (Athlone Town FC)
  • Eoin McCormack (Athlone Town FC & Galway Utd)
  • Robert Murray (UCD)
  • Conor Layng (Athlone Town FC & Galway Utd)
  • Adam Lennon (Athlone Town FC & UCD)
  • Anthony Hayes (Athlone Town FC & Current Professional coach in the UK with Charlton Athletic FC – and currently undertaking his UEFA pro-licence coaching course)
  • Robert Hamm (Athlone Town FC)
  • David Brookes (Current Athlone Town FC player)
  • Niall Scullion (Athlone Town FC/ former captain of the club)
  • Kayleigh Shine (Athlone Town Ladies FC)
  • Allie & Robyn Heatherington (Athlone Town Ladies FC)

Hall of Fame Boys

Adam Lennon Conor Layang Niall Scullion

Ex Student Testimonial : Adam Lennon

I am so pleased that I made the decision to attend Athlone Community College. The school provides a strong academic base while also allowing students to express themselves in whatever field that may be. Although I eventually chose to put all my time into soccer, Athlone Community College allowed me to experience various forms of Athletics as well as allowing me to play Gaelic Football with all my friends and classmates. As may schedule started to become busier, Athlone Community College allowed me the freedom of being able to complete my studies while I represented the school for both Leinster and the Republic of Ireland. The education I received was second to none and I am now currently studying Sports and Exercise Management at University College Dublin along with receiving a soccer scholarship from the University. None of this would have been possible without the backing of an excellent support group from the school

Hall of Fame Girls

Kayleigh Shine