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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Inter-county management in most counties a tough station

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Ironically I was out pucking a few sliotars around with the children on the An Ghaeltacht club pitch in the stunningly beautiful Gallarus at Baille na nGall, in West Kerry last week, home club to the late Páidí Ó Sé, when I got a text message to say that Paul Bealin had been let go as Westmeath senior county manager.

I couldn’t help thinking back to the heady days of 2004, and the county’s 0-12 to 0-10 Leinster final win over Laois and David O’Shaughnessy raising the Delaney Cup.

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Galway footballers have a long road ahead

Fri, Aug 08, 2014

There has been progress made by the Galway footballers over the past few months, and their performances have improved since the league. However, based on their 1-20 to 2-10 defeat to Kerry last Sunday in Dublin, the road ahead is still long and windy.

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Athlone face tricky test at the Showgrounds tomorrow

Fri, Aug 08, 2014

Having come within a whisker of claiming a victory at the Carlisle Grounds against Bray Wanderers last Friday only to end up sharing the spoils, Athlone Town will be keen to deliver a spirited performance when visiting the Showgrounds tomorrow, Saturday.

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Clubs opt not to ratify Bealin for a second year

Fri, Aug 08, 2014

Westmeath footballers will have a new manager in 2015 following a vote at Wednesday’s County Board meeting in Mullingar.

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Best Managed Companies deadline is today!

Fri, Aug 08, 2014

There was a considerable increase (from 26 per cent in 2012 to 42 per cent in 2013) in the number of Best Managed Companies who cited raising capital for growth as one of their biggest challenges, according to an analysis of companies who took part in the awards over the last three years. The analysis also found that employee bonus/profit sharing schemes continues to rise as one of the main incentives used in retaining the right people to drive the business (60 per cent in 2011, 62 per cent in 2012, 85 per cent 2013).

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Athlone need Bray victory after Pat’s disappointment

Fri, Aug 01, 2014

Following two defeats against SSE Airtricity Premier Division title contenders Dundalk and St Patrick’s Athletic, Athlone Town know that some sort of dividend must be attained at the Carlisle Grounds.

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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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