1999/00 THROUGH TO 2001/02 SEASON
In order to compile as much of a comprehensive history of Ballinasloe Town
Association Football Club we have included the seasons 1999/00 seasons
through to 2001/02 for completeness despite not covering a full decade, the
subsequent match reports posted in other pages should lead to a more
comprehensive history. We intend to add to these years as we complete
our gathering of information.
1999/00 During this season we once again had to take the difficult decision
to field one Senior team as the club did not have a full complement of players
to field two teams. At youth level once again we entered a double figure number
of teams into the Athlone & District Schoolboys League with our U10's B winning
their League & Cup double, U12's A & B winning their respective leagues and
U16's narrowly missing out in their Final. It was in this season that current Senior
A manager Henry Loughnane & Niamh Connolly were both nominated for awards
at the FAI International Soccer Awards.
2000/01 This season saw the mighty Manchester United come to Ballinasloe
albeit the U18's who came as part of the transfer of David Morans. The game
finished 0-0 as David played in goal for the Red Devils as Tony Coyne & Declan
McCarthy took charge. This season also saw Henry Loughnanes first 'stint' as
manager of Ballinasloe Town when they won the Roscommon Knockout Cup in
a 'sudden death' penalty shoot out. at underage level U10's B won Division 1,
U10's C won Division 2 and U11's won the premier league title. The U14's made it to the last 8 of the SFAI Cup with a few familiar names starring in the team with Padraig Maloney, Gary Canavan and Liam Lynch to name but a few.