Dolans drive Garrycastle to championship glory

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Seventh county medal for Dessie Dolan

For over an hour after the final whistle on Sunday at Cusack Park Garrycastle players, management, and supporters stood chatting happily, taking photographs, discussing events, and simply basking in the glory of arguably their sweetest Westmeath SFC victory.

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Town go down fighting

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Despite summoning a brave rally Athlone Town still suffered an instant SSE Airtricity League Premier Division relegation which ‘disappointed’ manager Keith Long.

Pointless when inheriting the role as the Midlanders boss, Long has plenty to reflect upon in the coming weeks and months. “We will have to digest what has happened and learn lessons from what has happened since we came in,” is Long’s verdict. “It was a difficult task and we were under no illusions coming in here, but we need to go away and have a look at ourselves to reflect on the season past.”

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Buccs face Corinthians on Friday night

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Buccaneers take on Connacht rivals Corinthians in a floodlit encounter at Dubarry Park, Athlone, when the Ulster Bank League resumes on Friday night, October 31, 7.30pm kick off.

Both clubs were among the pacesetters in Division 1B last season, virtually permanent features in the top three before Buccs lasted the pace that bit better to claim the runners-up berth. Surprisingly, Buccs and Corinthians have struggled somewhat in the current campaign with the Pirates in fifth position and the Galway club lying in eighth place, just one point above the bottom two clubs.

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Town still hoping to avoid the drop

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Long knows all about the young talent Bray possess. Photo: Sportsfile

Ninety minutes at two different venues on Friday will define Athlone Town’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season.

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County football final on Sunday should be interesting

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Sunday’s Cusack Park Westmeath Senior Football decider between Garrycastle and Mullingar Shamrocks promises to be a fascinating affair.

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Raharney crowned hurling champs

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Raharney claimed the Westmeath Senior Hurling Championship title defeating Castlepollard 2-12 to 1-9 at Cusack Park, Mullingar last Sunday.

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Long hopes Athlone can avoid the drop

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

Stephen O’Donnell, Dundalk, in action against Derek Prendergast, Athlone Town last weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

Two rounds of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division action remain so Athlone Town’s margin for error has reduced significantly.

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Buccs defeated in thrilling derby

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Alan Gaughan is presented with the Audi Athlone Man of the Match award by Richard Hickey, Michael Moore Car Sales.

Galwegians consolidated their position as Ulster Bank League Division 1B leaders when they defeated Buccaneers 29-25 with a last-move try in a thrilling Connacht derby played in glorious sunshine at Dubarry Park, Athlone, last Saturday.

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Table toppers Dundalk the visitors on Friday

Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Rory Gaffney led the line on Friday night. 
Photo: Sportsfile

Athlone Town’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division loss at Thomond Park against Limerick has put the Midlanders in a spot of bother ahead of Friday’s Lissywollen encounter with Dundalk.

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Athlone face critical contest in Thomond Park this weekend

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Athlone Town face Limerick FC on Friday night. Photo: Sportsfile

Six SSE Airtricity League Premier Division draws in a row ensure Athlone Town now only trail second from bottom UCD by one point as the season edges towards an exciting conclusion.

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Connacht derby comes to Dubarry Park

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Buccaneers host leaders Galwegians in the Ulster Bank League Division 1B at Dubarry Park, Athlone won Saturday afternoon with a 2.30pm kick off. A bumper attendance is anticipated for this first Connacht derby of the season.

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Date for Garrycastle semi-final confirmed

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Garrycastle cruised into the Westmeath SFC final when easily dismissing Coralstown/Kinnegad’s challenge by 1-14 to 0-6 at Cusack Park last Sunday.

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