Athlone Town FC News 12th May 2008

November 8, 2018

Kildare County 1 Athlone Town 1

Athlone travelled to Station Road to play Kildare County last Saturday. In a match where points were vital for both clubs it was Kildare who took the lead with virtually the last kick of the first half when a cross from ex Athlone Town player Colin Fortune fell to the feet of Philly Gorman who made no mistake from about 3 yards.

Whatever manager Dermot Lennon said to them during the half time interval seemed to work as from the offset the applied constant pressure to a Kildare defence struggling to cope. A free was given in the 65th minute and taking on his captains roll Ian Rossiter bent the ball round the outside of the Kildare wall and the ball nestled in the bottom right hand corner. Immediately after the restart Colm Jinks had a one on one with the keeper and when looking easier to score the ball somehow bounced of the keeper and went just wide of the goal. Chances fell to both sides in the remaining minutes but neither side could break the deadlock.

Next up for Athlone is a home game against league new boys Sporting Fingal managed by ex Athlone boss Liam Buckley on Saturday 17th May. Kick off is 7.30pm. Athlone have continuing injury worries with Ciaran Kelly (shoulder) and Niall Scullion (knee) definitely unavailable. Robbie Hamm (hamstring) who has just resumed light training is rated as very doubtful.

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Athlone Town FC Weekly Lotto

Monday 12th May. Venue – The Castle Inn
Numbers drawn were: 6, 9, 11, 20
Match 4 Winners [€1,950] – No winner
Match 3 Winners [€50 X 3] – Cian Hegarty, The 3 Stars, Willie Early

Next Draw will take place on Monday 19th May in the Palace Bar for a jackpot of €2100

Lotto entries available in the club shop / bar or by logging onto

Our weekly lotto is a vital fundraising mechanism for the club and we would ask all people with relatives and friends outside the town to let them know that they can still support “The Town” as our lotto is now available online by logging onto either or

Athlone Town FC on the Radio

Hear the latest news twice weekly about Athlone Town FC by tuning into Midlands 103 (Athlone 95.4FM and Mullingar 96.5FM) Mondays at 2.30PM and Fridays at 12.30PM.

Listen into Athlone Community Radio on 101.6 FM from 4PM Sundays when Robbie Mulvey brings you all the latest news from the club including weekly player interviews.

It is planned to offer these interviews as podcasts on the soon to be available website.


Our new website is getting close to final testing stage and it is hoped that there will be a full launch mid to late May. Check in for updates.

Under 17s – Shamrock Rovers 0 Athlone Town 1

The Athlone Town Under 17s made an early Sunday morning trip to Tallaght to take on Shamrock Rovers. In a tight game it was Athlone who took the lead when Robbie Benson skilfully set up Kevin Boland who brilliantly put the ball in the Rovers net. In the second half Rovers came more into the match and it was backs to the wall stuff for the visitors but they gallantly held on for a superb away win against one of the countries top under 17 teams.

Team P W D L F A GD Pts

1 RANGERS CYM 21 13 6 2 52 25 27 45

2 SHAMROCK RVRS 20 13 4 3 52 24 28 43

3 ATHLONE TOWN 21 13 4 4 41 14 27 43

4 HILLCREST AFC 22 14 1 7 54 43 11 43

5 DROGHEDA UTD. 18 13 1 4 56 20 36 40

6 MOUNT MERRION 24 12 4 8 47 30 17 40

7 ST PAULS 25 11 5 9 51 50 1 38

8 FIRHOUSE 26 11 4 11 57 49 8 37

9 WAYSIDE CELTIC 21 11 3 7 34 35 -1 36

10 KNOCKLYON UTD 21 8 8 5 39 36 3 32

11 LOURDES CELTIC 22 8 1 13 41 59 -18 25

12 SHERIFF YC 25 8 0 17 46 65 -19 24

13 ST JOHN BOSCO 24 7 2 15 40 73 -33 23

14 RAHENY UTD 24 6 1 17 40 86 -46 19

15 STELLA MARIS 28 1 0 27 15 56 -41 3

Volunteers Wanted

Athlone Town are looking for volunteers in the following areas.

Weekly Lotto Draw Ticket Sellers. (Generous commission offered)

Programme Content Suppliers / Sponsors

Match Day Event Controllers

Match Day Security

Signage / Poster Erection

Schools Free Ticket Delivery

Match Day Sellers

Community Relations

Activities Committee

General Stadium Maintenance

If you want to be a volunteer or can’t see a particular area listed that may be of benefit to the club and you have the necessary skills just contact the Club Office (090) 64 86427 or email . Full training can be arranged if required.

Player Sponsors

Season long player sponsorships are now available at €300 incl VAT. Sponsors name will appear in our very popular new match day programme “All Tangled Up in Blue and Black” under the player of their choice. Contact the Club Office on (090) 64 86427 or email for further details.