Improving Buccs hoping to build on excellent win

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Richie Hickey presents the Audi Athlone Man of the Match award to Josh O’Rourke after Buccaneers’ win over Garryowen.

Buccaneers and Garryowen served up a six-try thriller in which the home side stayed cool to claim a deserved 25-22 Ulster Bank League Division 1B victory at sun-soaked Dubarry Park, Athlone on Saturday. The Pirates were worthy of the spoils for they were the more ambitious side holding on in a frenetic finish.

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Town face tough test away to Derry

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Alan Byrne plays a central role in Long’s team. 
Photo: Sportsfile

It may be a strange sequence of results, but Athlone Town’s run of five SSE Airtricity League Premier Division draws in a row provides the Midlanders with ample encouragement that relegation can be avoided.

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Buccs in action at Dubarry Park

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Danny Qualter may play, depending on Connacht commitments

Buccaneers face a tricky test at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon when they host Garryowen in Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League.

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Town host Bohemians in vital Friday night encounter

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Owen Heary's Bohs have had an impressive run

Having narrowed the gap on Bray Wanderers and UCD, Keith Long’s Athlone Town will be hoping to post another positive result when hosting Bohemians at Lissywollen on Friday.

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Audi Athlone team up with Buccaneers RFC

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Audi Athlone is pleased to announce it is continuing as title sponsor to Buccaneers Rugby Football Club for a fourth season.

Audi Athlone and Buccaneers have much in common, both striving for performance and distinction, with style and power key elements to their combined ambitions. Buccaneers, who play in Dubarry Park, Athlone, compete in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League. Their young squad will be bidding to build on the progress made in recent seasons as they aim for promotion to the top flight this term. Their youth and exuberance should ensure that their spirited play will be innovative and stylish, qualities associated with Audi.

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Preparations underway fo next weekend’s clash

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Keith Long has done sterling work turning Athlone into durable opponents. Photo: Sportsfile

Four SSE Airtricity League Premier Division draws in a row ensure Athlone Town can look forward to the remaining six contests of the year at this level with equal measures of hope and expectation about avoiding an instant relegation.

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Henshaw in line for return to Guinness Pro 12 action

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Athlone’s Robbie Henshaw is expected to return to action tomorrow. Photo: Sportsfile

International Robbie Henshaw is expected to return to action for Connacht in tomorrow evening’s Guinness Pro 12 joust with Edinburgh at Murrayfield (7.35pm).

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Town face another crucial contest in Drogheda

Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Damien Richardson is confident that a mix of youth and experience is essential for success. Photo: Sportsfile

Buoyed up by a splendid display against title-chasing Cork City, Athlone Town will be hoping to maintain their improved SSE Airtricity League Premier Division form when facing Drogheda United away this evening.

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Five talking points from an epic Gaelic football weekend

Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Physicality and power of inter-county GAA teams at a new high

Some of the hits last Saturday in the Mayo and Kerry game were breathtaking.

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Town encouraged by two draws

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Athlone Town manager Keith Long is adamant that Athlone can climb off the bottom of the table. Photo: Sportsfile

Eight SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixtures remain for Athlone Town, who have taken ample encouragement from last weekend’s two draws.

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Three reasons why Mayo can beat Kerry on Sunday

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

1. Both O’Sheas are in fantastic form

The performances of both Seamus and Aidan O’Shea were top class in their victory over Cork in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Two critical games this weekend for the Town

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Pat Fenlon’s Shamrock Rovers will play Athlone tonight. Photo: Sportsfile

Ten SSE Airtricity League Premier Division encounters remain for Athlone Town so the margin for error is reducing with each passing week as Keith Long’s charges seek to avoid the drop.

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