Athlone suffer cup knockout by Shelbourne

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

In an all First Division clash in the first round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup, Shelbourne got the better of Athlone Town at Tolka Park last Friday night.

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Connacht start the rugby season at Dubarry Park

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

On-field rugby action for the season commences with a hugely attractive match between Connacht and Wasps at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday afternoon.

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Athlone seek their second senior championship win

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

The third round of Westmeath senior football championship fixtures throw in this weekend with the Group 1 contest between Athlone and Tyrrellspass in Hogan Park, Moate, on Saturday evening (7.15pm) being the standout game.

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Crunch time looms as the Westmeath SFC progresses

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Another interesting weekend in the Westmeath SFC is imminent with six matches set to take place. In Group 1, Tyrrellspass and holders St Lomans of Mullingar, will be hoping to maintain their winning runs, but Athlone and Killucan require points also.

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Athlone native Carty ready to sting Wasps

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

A return to the hallowed turf of Dubarry Park awaits Jack Carty on Saturday afternoon as he dons the out half jersey for his first senior appearance for Connacht on home soil.

Speaking ahead of this eagerly anticipated friendly clash, the former Marist College student is looking forward to the Wasps' challenge noting that pre-saeason preparations have been progressing smoothly under the watchful eye of new head coach Andy Friend.

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Essential machinery upgrade funded at Athlone Golf Club

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Funding under the Sports Capital Programme has enable the purchase of a special rough mower at Athlone Golf Club.

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Garrycastle maintain winning ways as Athlone fall short

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Reigning champions St. Lomans had to allow for extra reserves as they saw off the stern challenge provided by Athlone in Hogan Park, Moate on Sunday evening. Reduced to 14 players midway through the second half, Luke Dempsey's charges could have succumbed to intense Athlone pressure at this time and when Ryan Gaffey pointed to put the Shannonsiders in front, it seemed that St. Lomans were facing a rare Westmeath senior football championship loss.

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Buccaneers announce new coaching team

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

A new coaching triumvirate is in place at Buccaneers for the coming season, the kick off for which is fast approaching on August 25th. Peter O’Donnell comes in as Head Coach and he will be assisted by Aidan Wynne with Michael Harding in charge of the club’s Seconds team. All three are young, ambitious and progressive, and will work together along with Buccs U-20 mentors in fashioning the Pirates style of play for all teams.

O’Donnell is a former front row player with nearly 20 years coaching experience. He joins from Ashbourne who enjoyed a really successful spell during his term in charge from 2015. In that period the Co. Meath club were Leinster Junior 1A league winners last season and captured the All-Ireland Cup crown in both 2017 and 2018.They were Towns Cup Plate winners in his first season there and also claimed the Spencer Cup and McGowan Cup (twice) during that time. Peter had also held assistant coach roles at Naas and Old Belvedere (two clubs in Division 1B with Buccaneers in the forthcoming AIL). He has also worked with the Ireland Womens national team and also the Womens Development Sevens squad as well as various Leinster underage squads and schools in the province. O’Donnell’s prime area of expertise is with the forwards while Wynne will focus on the backs.

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Athlone and Garrycastle aim to continue on winning ways

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The Shay Murtagh Precast Westmeath senior football championship takes centre stage across many of the counties GAA fields this bank holiday weekend with both Athlone and Garrycastle seeking to build upon opening day victories.

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Athlone suffer the penalty as UCD hit the spot

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

League leaders UCD needed a dubious penalty kick to see off the challenge of bottom club Athlone Town at the ATFC Stadium last Friday night. Referee Garvin Taggart punished the home team for a push in the penalty area following a corner kick. It seemed a harsh decision but Gary O’Neill slotted home the spot kick early in the opening half for the only goal of the game. The Students had chances in the second half to seal victory but Athlone held out to deny the Divisions top scorers any further goals.

Four new signings by manager Terry Butler all made their debut with Kyle Hogan and Victor Ekanem starting while Nathan Doyle and Jamie Broderick came on in the second half.

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Enticing encounters await supporters in Westmeath senior football championship

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Another interesting weekend beckons in the Westmeath Senior Football Championship with the Sunday evening meeting between holders St Loman’s and Athlone promising to be an interesting encounter.

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Positive facility development at Athlone Town

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

In a welcome and positive development for the football club, Athlone Town AFC have confirmed that works will begin on a new astro turf playing facility at Lissywollen.

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