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Westmeath look to Galway after edging out Carlow

Thu, May 26, 2016

Westmeath claimed a third Leinster SHC Round Robin win in a row after defeating Carlow by 0-22 to 2-15 at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday.

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Athlone Town put their off-field woes to one side to beat Letterkenny

Thu, May 26, 2016

It has been an eventful week for Athlone Town, who were scheduled to stage an open meeting at Lissywollen.

Supporters staged a protest ahead of Saturday evening’s FAI Cup second-round match against Letterkenny Rovers.

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Sporting success is all about history and geography

Thu, May 19, 2016

If you are ever fortunate enough to bump into a good solid and really decent Galway man called Pat Comer, take some time out of your busy schedule to have a conversation with him. You will be well rewarded for doing so.

Pat is one of those rare and special individuals that you always feel better for having been in their company. In his current life, Pat is a movie maker and has done some splendid work in the past few years. Some 30 years ago he was a top quality goalkeeper playing with Galway for a decade or more and he also represented Ireland with distinction in the International Rules series.

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Westmeath face Offaly in Leinster Championship

Thu, May 19, 2016

Westmeath will face a Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter-final clash against Offaly at Cusack Park on June 12.

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Athlone Town face big test against high-flying Limerick

Thu, May 12, 2016

Athlone Town travel to the Markets Field on Friday evening for another difficult SSE Airtricity League First Division assignment against runaway leaders Limerick FC.

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Buccs lose out to Ballynahinch after positive start

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Despite a splendid hat-trick of tries by Eoghan O’Reilly, Ballynahinch again proved Buccaneers’ nemesis when they defeated the Midlanders 41-19 in their Ulster Bank League promotion play-off at sunny Ballymacarn Park on Saturday.

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Chindea hat-trick gives Athlone Town much-needed win

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

A Marco Chindea hat-trick ensured Athlone Town finally recorded an SSE Airtricity League First Division win when they defeated Cabinteely at Lissywollen last Friday.

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Westmeath host neighbours Offaly in Leinster Championship

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Encouraged by a fine Allianz Hurling League campaign, Westmeath will be hoping to cause a Leinster Championship round robin series shock when hosting neighbours Offaly at Cusack Park, Mullingar, on Sunday.

Michael Ryan’s improving team claimed the Division 2A title with a narrow win against Carlow, but were subsequently denied promotion to Division 1B following a play-off defeat to Laois. That match showed Westmeath that they still have some distance left to travel, but Ryan was able to reflect on a satisfactory spring. Now the objective is to earn a top two spot to advance to the knockout stages of the provincial championship.

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All or nothing for Buccs in crucial encounter with Ballynahinch

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Buccaneers face a long journey and an acid test when they travel north on Saturday to take on Ballynahinch in the Ulster Bank League promotion/relegation play-off at Ballymacarn Park. Kick-off for this repeat battle of the 2013-14 season in the Mourne Mountain foothills is 2.30pm.

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Athlone searching for first win of campaign against Cabinteely

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Athlone Town host Cabinteely in the SSE Airtricity League First Division at Lissywollen on Friday evening.

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Senior Football Championship roundup

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Holders St Loman's, Mullingar were defeated 1-13 to 0-13 by Tyrrellspass at Cusack Park on Sunday evening.

Tyrrellspass produced a gritty display to surprise Loman's, who never fully recovered following a costly opening-period lapse. During that burst Tyrrellspass reeled off 1-3 without reply including an expertly taken penalty from Ger Egan which yielded a goal. Jason O'Toole and David Whelan were prominent as Loman's tried to launch a comeback mission, but a well-organised Tyrrellspass side held on to record a hugely encouraging victory.

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