Having already suffered nine SSE Airtricity League Premier Division losses on the spin Athlone Town face another severe task when visiting Richmond Park, the home of the champions St Patrick’s Athletic, this evening, Friday.
Last weekend two more unfortunate defeats were added to Athlone’s list as Limerick FC and Dundalk defeated the Midlanders. That both matches could have ended in draws merely added to Athlone’s sense of frustration.
An important Saturday for Westmeath in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship beckons tomorrow when Brian Hanley’s team visit Ballycastle for a clash with Antrim.
In an innovative new round robin series Westmeath, following a difficult spring, will hope to make an impact against Antrim, Laois, London, and Carlow.
Terenure College showed the mark of champions when they overhauled Buccaneers just before the end of a pulsating Ulster Bank League Division 1B thriller to end their season with a magnificent and flawless winning record on a 36-29 scoreline at Lakelands Park, Dublin last Saturday.
With ‘Nure having already claimed the title and Buccs assured of a play-off, the big crowd gathered to watch on a sun-drenched Easter Saturday. During a brilliant match 65 points were scored including eight tries and, with the homesters accumulating half a dozen of the touchdowns, they deserved the honours on the day. Credit too to the Pirates, though, as despite missing a number of key players Buccs did their utmost to spoil the party.