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. 
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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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Improving Buccs hoping to build on excellent win

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Richie Hickey presents the Audi Athlone Man of the Match award to Josh O’Rourke after Buccaneers’ win over Garryowen.

Buccaneers and Garryowen served up a six-try thriller in which the home side stayed cool to claim a deserved 25-22 Ulster Bank League Division 1B victory at sun-soaked Dubarry Park, Athlone on Saturday. The Pirates were worthy of the spoils for they were the more ambitious side holding on in a frenetic finish.

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Town face tough test away to Derry

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Alan Byrne plays a central role in Long’s team. 
Photo: Sportsfile

It may be a strange sequence of results, but Athlone Town’s run of five SSE Airtricity League Premier Division draws in a row provides the Midlanders with ample encouragement that relegation can be avoided.

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Buccs in action at Dubarry Park

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Danny Qualter may play, depending on Connacht commitments

Buccaneers face a tricky test at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon when they host Garryowen in Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League.

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Town host Bohemians in vital Friday night encounter

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Owen Heary's Bohs have had an impressive run

Having narrowed the gap on Bray Wanderers and UCD, Keith Long’s Athlone Town will be hoping to post another positive result when hosting Bohemians at Lissywollen on Friday.

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Audi Athlone team up with Buccaneers RFC

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Audi Athlone is pleased to announce it is continuing as title sponsor to Buccaneers Rugby Football Club for a fourth season.

Audi Athlone and Buccaneers have much in common, both striving for performance and distinction, with style and power key elements to their combined ambitions. Buccaneers, who play in Dubarry Park, Athlone, compete in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League. Their young squad will be bidding to build on the progress made in recent seasons as they aim for promotion to the top flight this term. Their youth and exuberance should ensure that their spirited play will be innovative and stylish, qualities associated with Audi.

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Preparations underway fo next weekend’s clash

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Keith Long has done sterling work turning Athlone into durable opponents. Photo: Sportsfile

Four SSE Airtricity League Premier Division draws in a row ensure Athlone Town can look forward to the remaining six contests of the year at this level with equal measures of hope and expectation about avoiding an instant relegation.

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