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Athlone Town FC Notes 7th April 2008

November 8, 2018

Athlone Town FC Notes
Monaghan United 1 Athlone Town 2
Athlone travelled to Monaghan last Friday night in search of their first points on the road. The first half was a tame affair with neither side creating any clear cut chances. It was in the second half that the match really came to life.
Just 5 minutes into the half a cross from the right was met by the head of Colm Jinks whose glancing header rebounded of the legs of the Monaghan defender and the ball trickled over the goal line to give Town the lead.
Monaghan replied almost immediately when from a Ciaran Kelly goal kick the ball was returned up the right side of the pitch and a perfect cross was met by the foot of Northern Ireland Under 21 international Darren Meehan who drilled the ball home from 6 yards giving the Athlone keeper no chance.
After this setback it was all Athlone with Eric Lavine trying a 35 yard shot only to see it lobbing over the Monaghan keeper and the ball then hitting the crossbar. It wasn’t long though before Town took the lead again. A cross from Colm Jinks was headed into the path of an inrushing Ian Rossiter who volleyed home from 10 yards.
Athlone contained Monaghan after that and took a well deserved 3 points and now look forward to home games against Limerick and Kildare over the coming week.
Next Match
Athlone Town have two matches at home during the coming week. On Saturday 12th April they play host to Mike Kerley’s Limerick 37 with kick off at 7.30pm and on Tuesday 15th April they play host to Kildare County in the rearranged match that was postponed due to the weather. Kick off for this one is 7.45pm.
Manager Dermot Lennon has selection worries to cope with as Des Hope (knee strain) and Nigel Keady (hamstring) both picked injuries in the recent victory against Monaghan United. Jim Sheridan will also be unavailable for the next 4 weeks as he is getting married on Friday 11th April in Sligo.
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 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 Weekly Lotto
07/04/08– The Grove Bar
Numbers drawn were: 8, 9, 10, 16
Match 4 Winners [€1,1650] – None
Match 3 Winners [€50 X 3] – Tom Fitzgerald x 2, Noel Enright

Next Draw: Monday 14th April in Cartys for €1,800 Jackpot
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 it is hoped that there will be a full launch mid to late April. Check in for updates.
Best of Luck
Everyone involved with Athlone Town FC would like to wish Under 17 player Robbie Benson the best of luck in the forthcoming Under 16 international matches being played in Blarney and Listowel.
Under 17s
St Pauls 1 Athlone Town 1
Athlone town travelled to Artane, Dublin to take on an ever improving St Pauls team. Manager Anthony Sherlock had to plan without Robbie Benson who was away on international duty with the Irish Under 16s this week.
Playing with a strong wind at their backs in the first half Athlone failed to make the most of the conditions and went into the dressing room at half time 0 – 0.
In the second half St Pauls adjusted better to the wind and went 1 – 0 up. Despite this Athlone came back into the game when a super run by Kevin Horan down the left enabled him to cross in a superb ball and James Sherlock was on hand to put the ball in over the line. Other chances followed with Kevin Dunne and Jay Deane failing to take chances.
At the end of the day it was a fair result but one that Athlone could have taken the 3 points from. Athlone now stand second in the league to Drogheda United who have a few games in hand.
Athlone are at home Sunday 13th April against Firhouse Carmel. Kick off in Athlone Town Stadium is 11am.
Congratulations
Congratulations to Buccaneers RFC from everyone at Athlone Town FC on becoming AIB League Division 2 champions and gaining promotion back to the top division at their first attempt.
Best Wishes
Best wishes to Athlone Town player Jim Sheridan who marries Emer this coming Friday in Sligo.
Here’s to a long and happy life together from everyone involved with Athlone Town FC.
Condolences
Athlone Town FC would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jim Courtney, Athlone who died recently.

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