New boss Ryan happy with hurling panel

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Padraig Brehony, Galway, in action against Joe Clarke, Westmeath. Photo: Sportsfile

Though Westmeath’s hurlers suffered another Walsh Cup defeat on Sunday in Mullingar losing 1-21 to 0-16 against Galway, new manager Michael Ryan was encouraged by another gritty display.

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Wallace continues to build Town squad

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Athlone Town have announced that manager Eddie Wallace has added two more players to his squad for the 2015 SSE Airtricity League First Division season.

Michael Brown joins the Midlanders from Bray Wanderers, while Aidan Friel, formerly of Strabane Athletic, will also feature in the Athlone shirt.

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Improving Westmeath footballers claim two wins in a week

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Two second-half Westmeath goals in Ballymahon enabled Tom Cribben’s improving team to defeat neighbours Longford by 2-11 to 0-10 in the Bord Na Mona O’Byrne Cup on Sunday.

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Buccs finish with a flourish

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

A late scoring blitz by Buccaneers earned them a bonus point 25-7 victory over Shannon in their Ulster Bank League Division 1B game at Dubarry Park, Athlone on Saturday. The game between two youthful sides was still in the balance entering the final quarter with the Pirates deservedly 10-0 ahead before the final scoring salvo stunned the visitors.

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Cribbin wants Westmeath to gain confidence

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Bryan Menton, Meath, in action. Photo: Sportsfile

A busy week in the Bord Na Mona O’Byrne Cup ends on Sunday for Westmeath against neighbours Longford at Ballymahon.

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Disappointing defeat for Buccs

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Garryowen 28

Buccaneers 20

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Buccs impress in bonus point victory

Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Buccaneers 32

Malone 14

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Westmeath hoping to make impact in O’Byrne Cup

Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Forward movement: Dennis Glennon is one of the key men that new manager Tom Cribbin will be looking to as Westmeath look to get back to winning ways. Photo: Sportsfile

Westmeath make a welcome return to competitive inter-county action on Sunday, January 4 when hosting Meath in the Bord Na Mona O’Byrne Cup.

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Connacht Senior Cup final glory for Buccaneers

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Buccaneers forwards drive the Galwegians pack back over their line for their second try scored by Scott Flanagan

Buccaneers defeated Galwegians 28-14 in a lively Connacht Senior Cup final played at Galway Sportsground last Sunday. Buccs were full value for their double score victory played on a cool but mainly bright afternoon in front of a modest attendance. Both squads did not have the use of contracted players, but the teams put in a committed, absorbing, and entertaining battle for the coveted trophy which makes a long overdue return to the Midlands.

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Athlone Town prepare for new season

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

New Athlone Town manager Eddie Wallace

New Athlone Town manager Eddie Wallace is busy preparing for the 2015 SSE Airtricity League First Division season.

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Understrength Buccaneers suffer disappointing home defeat

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Buccaneers prop Martin Staunton endeavours to breach the Ballymena defensive line during Saturday's match

Buccaneers were especially generous leaking three tries in a 23-8 Ulster Bank League Division 1B defeat against Ballymena at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday. This win strengthened the Northerners’ promotion push as they sit in second place in the league table. It also ensured the hosts' miserable home form continues as only one win has been posted to date this season. Ironically, the Pirates have lost just once on their travels, and they stay in fifth place in the standings.

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Moate All Whites claim Leinster Junior title

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Moate All Whites delivered a fine display to claim the Leinster Junior Championship at Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.

John Corbally's goal from a penalty early in the second half was the decisive blow as Moate All Whites surprised a Rob Kelly-inspired Straffan, who staged a dramatic late rally.

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