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Athlone Town FC News 14th April 2008

November 8, 2018

Lotto
Monday 14th April. Venue - Cartys.
Jackpot €1800 Numbers Drawn 5, 7, 15, 23 No Winner. Match 3x4 Dympna Kearney, 4x1, Paul Galvin, Jimmy Clancy. Each receive €40.
Next weeks jackpot €1950 Draw will take place in Nuts Corner
Lotto entries available in the club shop / bar and in outlets throughout the town or by logging onto www.locallotto.ie
Congratulations
Congratulations to St Josephs FC Under 11s who progressed to the semi finals of the Under 11 SFAI Cup at the weekend by defeating Mungret Regional 2 – 1. The semi final will take place in the next few weeks. Check local press for details.
New Signings
Three players who have progressed through our youth set up were recently signed by manager Dermot Lennon. They are Kevin Murray from Ballymurray, Roscommon, Craig Tone, Brideswell and Hafeez Sholola, Athlone. More news to follow on these exciting prospects.
Athlone Town TV
Missed some of the action, view edited highlights of all things Athlone Town FC by logging on to www.athlonetowntv.com
Athlone Town FC AGM
Athlone Town AGM will be held on Monday 21st April in the Town Bar, Lissywollen at 7.30PM. Membership fee for 2008 is €25 and must be paid before the night of the AGM.
Payment will be accepted in the club office and shop or by any committee member on match nights. Only paid up members will be entitled to vote on the night. All are welcome.
Athlone Town FC on Midland 103
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.
Website
Our new website www.athlonetownfc.ie is currently under development and we are at final draft stage and it should be online late April or early March. Check in for updates.
Best Wishes
Best wishes to Athlone Town player Jim Sheridan who married Emer last Friday in Sligo.
Here’s to a long and happy life together from everyone involved with Athlone Town FC.
Under 17s Go Top
Athlone Town 3 Firhouse Carmel 0
Athlone Town Under 17s produced a brilliant performance to totally out play a gallant Firhouse team in the latest round of matches in the DDSL Major League Division 1. James Craughwell continued his rich vein of goal scoring with a well take goal midway through the first half when a through ball from Kevin Dunne was taken on the edge of the box and James kept his nerve and slid the ball past the advancing Firhouse keeper. The score remained that way until the half time break.
In the second half Athlone scored two superb goals. The one from James Craughwell was taken again from a Kevin Dunne through ball and hit with power from the edge of the box and went in of the underneath of the crossbar. Robbie Benson’s who had just returned from International duty was pure brilliance. He took the ball on his chest controlled the ball well turned and volleyed the ball in to the back of the net from the edge of the box.
Athlone now top the division at the time of going to press with 34 points 3 ahead of Drogheda United who have 6 games in hand but in football you are better of having points on the board that games in hand and many teams have found that to be the case.

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