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Athlone Town have one final chance to record a win this year when they complete their First Division campaign on Friday night. A dreadful season on the field ends with a visit to Ferrycarrig Park where fellow strugglers Wexford FC provide the opposition in a bottom of the table clash.
Athlone Town ended their home programme of games in the First Division last Friday night when a first clean sheet secured a point against Cobh Ramblers. It ended a run of twelve straight defeats and is the first point claimed since the end of May when Longford shared the spoils at Lissywollen.
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.
With only five SSE Airtricity League First Division games remaining Galway United travel to the banks of the Boyne to face Drogheda United in a crucial encounter tomorrow, 7.45pm kick off.
One of the hoary auld reliables of the newspaper game is when your publication date coincides with April Fools Day. It is the one day of the year when the normal stuff that passes for local news is embellished into extraordinary auld stuff designed to catch the eye, but to be not too good to actually convince people that it is true. I remember about a decade ago, on one April 2, fielding calls from some concerned parishioners of the Cathedral who were shocked to hear our story of the previous day that a Monsignor Faproilio from The Vatican was introducing ATM-style confessionals in the Cathedral, from which you would receive your penance on a small receipt.
Yes, yes, I know that the snow which we had spoken about last week in this column did not come, but even if we did not have the snow we had the cold and bitter wind which blew constantly during the Easter weekend.
Athlone Town suffered their second heavy defeat of the season when they were hit for six by Drogheda United at United Park last Sunday afternoon (March 11).