Achill Rovers Football Club ( Football Drama & Athletic Club ) is one of several football clubs in Mayo and a member of the Mayo Association Football League (Cumann Sraith Pheile Muigheo) and Mayo Youths Schoolboys & Schoolgirls League. Through these associations we are affiliated to the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) which in turn is affiliated to UEFA & FIFA.
Achill Rovers plays it's home matches at Fr O'Brien Park, The Valley, which is located on Achill Island County Mayo.
Soccer in Mayo is primarily played as a summer sport and Achill Rovers this season will field teams at Junior level ( adults ), boys under 16s, under 15s and under 13s.
The club will again be hosting an official FAI Summer Soccer School from 23rd - 27th July 2012.
Apart from being a soccer club, Achill Rovers is very much part of the local community. We organise coaching indoors, throughout the winter in Colaiste Acla, Dooega ( thanks to Martin Mangan ) – and outdoors at Fr. O’Brien Park during the clear summer evenings.
In recent years we have put in practice a framed coaching timetable. We now have a number of qualified coaches at varying levels, who all give their services voluntarily. In addition to these volunteers, we rely greatly upon the local community for their support in fundraising.
Running a football club in an isolated area such as Achill Island can be expensive. The closest away match within Mayo can mean a round trip of eighty miles or more!
Therefore we are very grateful to our sponsors whose donations keeps the teams going. and also the local people of Achill & those beyond who purchase our weekly Lotto tickets which is the lifeblood of our club.
Achill Rovers is currently enrolling new club members at U10s for the summer of 2013.
We also welcome any interest from parents looking to include their children in Futsal sessions for 6-7 year olds.
For more information about U10s training and U8 Futsal please click here