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On Sunday week, Westport United will see a dream become reality when its new home ground is officially opened on the Golf Course Road in the town. United is one of the most successful clubs in Mayo soccer, claiming the the biggest competition in junior soccer in the country when they won the FAI Junior Cup back in 2005.
Athlone Town suffered another Division One defeat to Cobh Ramblers last Friday at St Coleman’s Park, Cobh, their fifth on the bounce.
The Tribesmen suffered a disappointing 1-0 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division loss against Finn Harps at Ballybofey last Friday evening as Sean Houston’s second half strike was enough to earn the Donegal outfit three points. However summer reinforcements will arrive in the west soon, according to Dunne.
The Athlone Town FC Supporters Trust held its inaugural meeting last Sunday, June 26, in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel where the future of the club was discussed.
The resignation of Alan Mathews and a number of key players last weekend means Athlone Town FC is now facing perhaps the biggest crisis in the club's 128-year history.
Galway United will be hoping to deliver another positive result when Longford Town visit Eamonn Deacy Park for tomorrow's SSE Airtricity League premier division clash ( 7.45pm).
Galway United remain quietly optimistic about making an impact in the SSE Airtricity League, but tomorrow's seasonal opener away to St Patrick's Athletic will be a demanding assignment at Richmond Park (7.45pm).
The possibility of having a Mayo League team in action in the League of Ireland in the next few years is one of the major aims of the new five year plan for the league that was launched last Saturday. The plan's executive summary outlined the steps to such a possability happening, stating: "We want to provide a pathway for our elite players and coaches to progress to the top of the domestic game. The Mayo Football League believes that a Mayo representative team should play in the SSE Airtricity U17 League by 2017, the U19 League by 2019, and shortly afterwards the Mayo Football League will apply to join the First Division of SSE Airtricity League."
Long-time Athlone Town supporter, Joe Cassidy, is embarking on an interesting fundraiser for the Midlanders ahead of the SSE Airtricity League First Division season.
With the SSE Airtricity League First Division only six weeks away, Athlone Town manager Alan Mathews is busy preparing for the new campaign.