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Garrycastle GAA Club Street League Finals

Sunday 25th August 2013

Garrycastle GAA Club Street League Finals
– Under 8’s Cup
– Under 8’s Shield
– Under 10’s v Padraig Pearses
– Skills Competition

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Town 19s Steal A Draw At The Death

Saturday 24th August 2013. Airtricity League Under 19 Elite Division
Athlone Town 2-2 Shamrock Rovers

A last minute equaliser from Eoin McCormack earned Athlone a share of the spoils at Lissywollen …

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Drama In Fahys Field As 9 Man Athlone Edge Out Mervue

Friday 16th August 2013. Airtricity League Division 1
Mervue United 2-4 Athlone Town

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El Clasico Win Sends Athlone 5 Points Clear

Saturday 10th August 2013. Airtricity League Division 1
Longford Town 0-1 Athlone Town

A 33rd minute strike from Barry Clancy gave Athlone Town victory over rivals Longford Town, sending them 5 points clear at the top of the table with seven games remaining.
As the old cliche goes, it was a game of halves, with Longford leaving the field in disbelief of their failure to convert second half chances into goals.
In the first half, Athlone were quickest out of the blocks and knocked the ball around like a team brimming with confidence. Their confidence almost got an instant boost when Mark Hughes looked to have sent a looping shot into the goal but for an acrobatic save from Chris Bennion.
Athlone were dealt a blow mid-way through the half however when captain Aidan Collins came out the wrong side of a challenge and left the field on a stretcher.
Longford came close to capitalising on a defensive mix up when Robbie Clarke toe poked a clearance just as keeper Paul Skinner advanced to collect, however with Skinner in no man’s land, and Clarke scrambling back, home striker Josh O’Hanlon couldn’t steer his effort on target and so crisis was averted.
With Athlone on top overall, the goal finally came in the 33rd minute when Barry Clancy sent a free kick around the Longford wall and into the bottom corner of the net with Bennion at full stretch.
While Athlone had most possession in the first half, it was a role reversal in the second as Longford got themselves into gear after the break.
Derek O’Brien proved a constant threat down the left wing, however his reliance on his right foot saw him constantly break stride to get the ball on his favored foot, allowing the Athlone defense a vital few seconds to block his advances.
With wave after wave of attack, Paul Skinner proved to be the hero of the hour with a string of fine reaction saves to keep a clean sheet and earn Athlone their eleventh win of the season and their ninth game in succession without defeat.

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Garrycastle Edge Out Athlone In Local Derby

Garrycastle 1-11 … 1-07 Athlone

Garrycastle came back from a 5 point deficit at half time, to run out 4 point winners over local rivals Athlone.

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One Goal, Two Referees And Three Points Keep Town On Top

Friday 2nd August 2013. Airtricity League Division 1
Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps

A debut goal from Enda Curran put clear daylight between first and second after a 1-0 win over Finn Harps put Athlone two points clear of rivals Longford at the top of the table.

Again it was a game where Athlone didn’t play particularly well, but although facing a hard hitting Finn Harps, they battled hard to go into the half time break goalless.

The second half saw the introduction of Conor Fitzgerald as referee, replacing Rhona Daly who didn’t reappear after the break. More importantly for Athlone however, the second half also saw Enda Curran come on to make his Town debut.

After many weeks of “will he, wont he” sign speculation, added to the attention from fellow Midlanders Longford, the Galway man entered the field to rapturous applause from the record attendance.

Just minutes into his debut it looked like Curran would have to go off again when he found himself on the receiving end of Keith Cowans knee, leaving the striker limping with a dead leg.

But his agony turned to ecstasy when, with just 10 minutes left on the clock, Curran linked up well with fellow debutant and former Salthill team mate Graham Kelly to fire low past Ciaran Gallagher for the winning goal.

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Nothing to do with me!!! Robbie Clarke tries to get the ball away after a heavy challenge leaves Paul McVeigh and Aidan Collins flattened

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Town Go Top In The Sunny South East

Friday 26th July 2013. Airtricity League Division 1
Waterford United 1-1 Athlone Town

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