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As the SSE Aitricity League First Division season edges closer, Athlone Town manager Colin Fortune is encouraged that the club are opting for a Midlands training base again in 2017.
In August all of Mayo were rooting behind one man, when Castlebar's Nicholas Quinn became the first Mayoman since 2008 to take part in the Olympic Games. The 23-year-old student won his heat in the 200m butterfly in a time of 2:11.67 but just missed out a place in the next round of the competition. He also took part in the 100m butterfly finishing fourth in his heat. The young Castlebar man returned to the county town to a hero's welcome after his efforts in Rio.
The big game in Athlone at the weekend saw Cushla Park host a local derby between Monksland United and Willow Park.
Last weekend they celebrated the opening of their new home with a comfortable 4-0 over Glenhest Rovers in the FAI Junior Cup third round, and this Sunday Westport United will be hoping to have some more celebrations as they look to claim a three-in-a-row of Super League titles.
The two sides who will be joining the big boys of Mayo junior soccer next season are now known, as Achill Rovers clinched second place in the Premier Division with a dramatic 3-2 win away to Partry Athletic last Sunday. The islanders booked their place as Brandon McGing put them in front for the first time in the game with seven minutes left to ensure they pipped Bangor Hibs to the promotion spot. Partry who were battling to stay in the division themselves took the lead early on through Jason Duddy, before John Kiernan pulled them level five minutes later. Athletic went back in front before the breakthrough, Michael Seoighe heading home. However Achill dug deep and Sean McNamara levelled it up with 24 minutes left on the clock before McGing's late strike sealed the deal for them.
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.
With the SSE Airtricity League First Division only six weeks away, Athlone Town manager Alan Mathews is busy preparing for the new campaign.
Having earned a valuable point at the Carlisle Grounds against Bray Wanderers last Saturday evening Galway United conclude the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season when hosting St Patrick’s Athletic at Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow (7.45pm kick off).