Bearna Na Forbacha


About Us

Barna United FC was set up in 1996 with approx. 15 under 8s, who mainly trained on a Saturday morning in the Bearna National School hall.

The club was re-organised in 1999, and has grown consistently through the years - now we have upwards on 300 players. The Club has been a player in the Galway and District League since the 2004/05 season.

The Club boasts teams that participate also in Connacht and Irish Cups from Under 11 up to Under 18 age groups and, starting from 2010, the club has its own adult team competing in the Galway and District League and Irish and Connacht Cups. From Under 10 down to Under 7's the club players partake in various development leagues and mini blitz's with other clubs where the emphases is on development, participation

and fun.

The club has at its core a strong community based ethos and draws members from the greater Bearna/Na Forbacha area, and its environs. The club is unique in that all its officers and team coaches are parents of the players of the club. The clubs motto 'to bring out the best' is based on the desire to bring out the best in all of its players no matter what age, gender or ability of the individual.

In 2010 the Club had a name change to that on the geographical spread of the club members and also due to the restarting of an adult team which previously was based and call ‘Na Forbacha'. The new name is Bearna Na Forbacha Aontaine.

Barna Furbo United currently play their home games at the Community fields at 'na Forbacha'. Also training sessions are held there and at various other venues such as Salthill Devon's facilities at Drom, MB Astro at Inverin, St Endas College in Salthill and at various other schools and indoor and outdoor facilities in the Galway area. By early 2017, however, we will have our own astro pitches at our site in Na Forbacha. We are very proud of the club's achievement in this regard, and look forward to developing the lands further in the future.

 BnF Club Executive 2016/17




Kieran Devenish

087 9894958


Niall O'Ruanaigh

087 2482639


Liam Roche

087 2830641

Executive member

Noel O'Toole

Executive Member/irish Language Officer

Joe Reddington

Child Protection officers

Ali McComiskey & Sean Naughton

086 3471526 & 086 8108093 

Executive Member

Michael Reaney

Coaches and Team Managers 2017/18


Contact Number

 Football Chairman

Niall O'Ruanaigh

087 2482639

Adult Men

Derrick McDonnell

087 6465446

BnaF Academy

Niall O'Ruanaigh (Boys) Erin Lynch (Girls)

087 2482639 & 085 1442869


Ger Cox/Ray Nolan

087 6893796 & 087 8301689

U16 A Boys

Vincent Gavin

086 8098361

U16 B Boys

Jerry Tormey /Jimmy McHugh

086 3482897


Joe Treacy/Eoin Kavanagh

087 6179510 & 085 8110481

U14 A's

Mark O'Connor

087 6002483

U14 B's

Tommy Coen

087 2993604

U13 A's

Ray Connolly

087 6941348

U13 B's

Mark O'Leary

086 2047009

U12 A's

Niall O'Ruanaigh

 087 2482639

U12 B's



Gareth Beatty/Kevin Kelly/Karl Nesbitt

087 3294467 (Gareth)


Mike Keane/Dermot Lally/Dave O'Reilly/Steve Keady/Alan Shaughnessy

086 8501307 (Mike)


Gareth Beatty/Billy Clery

087 3294467 (Gareth)


Kevin Donaghey

086 6030496

Senior Ladies

Erin Lynch

085 1442869

U12/U14 Girls


U10 Girls


U8 Girls


Child Protection Officers

Ali McComiskey & Sean Naughton

086 3471526 & 086 8108093