A resilient Athlone defeated by Dundalk

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Dundalk’s Brian Gartland was happy with how the game unfolded. Photo: Sportsfile

Every fixture until the end of the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division season carries huge significance for Athlone Town, who host St Patrick’s Athletic at Lissywoolen tomorrow evening.

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Westmeath’s Festival of Football a huge success

Fri, Jul 25, 2014

John Delaney speaking at the FAI confederation of supporters clubs conference in The Mullingar Park Hotel on Wednesday. Photo: Thomas Gibbons

It has been a busy week as Westmeath has provided a splendid backdrop for the FAI’s six-day Festival of Football with the association’s AGM scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday July 26.

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The Midlanders seek to avoid relegation

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Gorman feels the team played well under Mick Cooke. Photo: Sportsfile

Suddenly Athlone Town are acquiring belief and momentum as the Midlanders seek to avoid an instant relegation.

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The Town continue to improve with three victories in seven

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Athlone Town manager Keith Long says he’s happy with the Town’s win over Limerick. Photo: Sportsfile

Three Athlone Town victories in their past seven SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games ensures Keith Long’s improving team have given themselves a chance of beating the drop.

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Crucial contest against Limerick tonight

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Despite a lively performance Athlone Town were defeated by Derry City at Lissywollen last Sunday which ensures tonight’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash with Limerick FC at the same venue is a crucial contest.

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Westmeath must prepare for the 2015

Fri, Jul 11, 2014

With Westmeath already departed from the All-Ireland football and hurling championships, talk in the county continues about how improvements can be made to avoid such early exits again.

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Dessie Dolan retires from inter-county football

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Dolan announced his retirement at the weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

Westmeath legend Dessie Dolan has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

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Paul Bealin wants to stay on as Westmeath senior football manager

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Westmeath suffered an All-Ireland round 1B qualifier loss to Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park last Saturday, but Bealin is hoping to see out his three-year term. “There are some fantastic players in Westmeath,” Bealin said.

“I’m there for three years unless they want to change me and that’s up to themselves but it is my intention to stay on.”

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Fogarty early favourite for hurling job

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Martin Fogarty is viewed as the early favourite to succeed Brian Hanley as Westmeath hurling manager.

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Athlone Town host Derry on Sunday

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Having registered seven points in their last four SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games Athlone Town will be hoping to make an impact when hosting Derry City at Lissywollen on Sunday afternoon.

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Westmeath face Cavan in round 1B qualifier

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

These are tough times for Westmeath as Paul Bealin’s team face a tricky All-Ireland senior football round 1B qualifier away to Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park tomorrow (throw-in 3pm). Westmeath have suffered 12 Allianz Football League and Championship defeats in 13 fixtures, so arresting that worrying trend is what the Midlanders are tasked with. Derry (3), Dublin (2), Fermanagh, Cork, Kildare, Mayo, Tyrone, Kerry, and Louth have all outsmarted Westmeath, who haven’t recorded a win since May 19, 2013 when Carlow were dismissed 3-15 to 1-10.

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Athlone Town quietly confident of causing a stir at Dalymount

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Having shown signs of improvement at the end of the first half of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season, Athlone Town will be quietly confident of causing another surprise at Dalymount Park this evening.

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