Gutsy Raharney nearly cause Leinster shock

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-13

Raharney 1-8

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Buccs away in Limerick on Saturday

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Sebastian Fromm carved a huge gap in the Pirates’ cover last weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

Buccaneers head to Limerick on Saturday where they face UL Bohemian in the Ulster Bank League at the back pitch at Thomond Park, kick-off 2.30pm.

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Westmeath Company wins Connacht and Leinster award

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Athlone company, Nearfield Communications, was named the Best Early Stage company at the recent Connacht and Leinster final of the 2014 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition.

Nearfield Communications, which is based in Athlone, overcame tough competition from two other finalists to win €20,000 to help finance the early stages of its ventures. The company will now go on to compete in the all-island final of the competition, which will take place on Wednesday November 26 at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast.

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Garrycastle advance in Leinster

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

James Duignan was key in injecting a bit of urgency into Garrycastle’s play.
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Garrycastle 1-11

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Raharney face tough test on Sunday

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Raharney will be hoping to cause a Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship semi-final shock on Sunday against Offaly outfit Kilcormac-Killoughey.

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Buccs looking to build on Belfast win

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Buccaneers host Dublin University at Dubarry Park, Athlone on Saturday afternoon in a key Ulster Bank League Division 1B tie.

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Wallace replaces Long as Town manager

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

New Athlone Town manager Eddie Wallace

Eddie Wallace, who served as assistant manager to Keith Long, has been named as the new manager of Athlone Town.

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Garrycastle in Leinster Club Championship action on Sunday

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

After claiming a seventh Westmeath title Garrycastle will be hoping to make a significant impact in next Sunday’s Leinster Senior Club Championship quarter-final clash with Longford’s Emmet Óg, Killoe.

The Mullingar contest promises to be an interesting encounter as Killoe are quietly confident of claiming a scalp or two in the provincial competition. Garrycastle, All-Ireland finalists in 2012, enjoyed a surprisingly comfortable county decider win over Mullingar Shamrocks and have the potential to launch a bid for honours again.

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Buccs hope to respond up north

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Buccaneers travel north on Saturday to take on Belfast Harlequins in the Ulster Bank League Division 1B fixture which kicks off in Deramore Park, just off the Malone Road, at 2.30pm.

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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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