Athlone Town FC News 5th May 2008

November 8, 2018

Athlone Town FC Notes

Longford Town 3  Athlone Town 0

Athlone Town travelled to Flancare Park on Saturday and returned home on the wrong end of a 3 – 0 scoreline.  In a game of very few chances it was Longford who had luck on their side when ex Athlone player Like Hardy struck a ball just outside the area which deflected of Colm Jinks and then onto the foot of Robbie Hamm before looping over Town keeper Anthony Jinks into the net.  Next chance again came Longford’s way when a cross in from the left again hit off Colm Jinks and rebounded into the net to give the home side a 2 – 0 lead.

Despite luck not being on their side Athlone continued to battle hard and had 3 good goal scoring chances two of which fell to Colm Jinks and the final one to Noel McGee who from 5 yards with the keeper to beat couldn’t control the high bouncing ball and ballooned the ball over the bar.  In the final minute with Athlone pushing all players forward Longford broke away and the subsequent pass across the box from Darren McKenna split the Town defence gave yet another ex Athlone player Davoren the easiest of tap ins from one yard.

Next up for Athlone is a trip to Station Road on Friday 9th May where they will take on Kildare County.  Kick off is 7.45pm.  Athlone have continuing injury worries with Ciaran Kelly (shoulder), Claudio Nardone (ankle), and Niall Scullion (knee) all definitely unavailable. Robbie Hamm (hamstring) is rated as very doubtful.


Athlone Town TV

Missed some of the action, view edited highlights of all things Athlone Town FC by logging on to


Athlone Town FC Weekly Lotto

Tuesday 28th April. Venue – The Olive Bar
Numbers drawn were: 7, 9, 21, 25
Match 4 Winners [€1,800] – No winner
Match 3 Winners [€150 X 1] – Noel Marsdaen

Next Draw Tuesday 2nd May (€1950) – The Castle Inn

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

The Athlone Town under 17s match that was scheduled for Sunday 4th May was abandoned when their opponents Knocklyon were unable to travel for the 11am kick off. 


ADSL Finals

The ADSL League and Cup Finals were held over the Bank Holiday weekend in Athlone Town Stadium and there was some terrific soccer played in these games.  Athlone Town TV was there all day Sunday filming the action and highlights of these games will appear on from Wednesday evening onwards.


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 matchday 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.