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Div 1 Championship

posted 19 Aug 2013, 15:13 by Unknown user
Senior Football Championship:
17/08/2013 - Tubberclair
Athlone 0-14 Maryland 0-10

Athlone travelled to Tubberclair on Saturday last to play Maryland and won on a scoreline of 14pts to 10pts.Playing with a strong breeze Athlone led by 7pts to 6pts at half time. Many observers thought that playing into a strong breeze in the second half a 1pt lead was not sufficient for the Athlone team, but with the losers of this game realistically out of this years championship and the winners still with a chance to reach the quarter-final the Shannonsiders played with great determination and plenty of skill. Every member of the Athlone team gave everything for the cause,but a special word of praise must go to Athlone substitute Joe Fallon who came on with 15 minutes to go and played with tremendous skill to settle the team down in the closing stages.

Athlone now play Bunbrosna in the last group match in a fortnights time.

Scorers for Athlone: Ray Connellan (4pts), Paul Bannon (4pts), Michael Greene (3pts), Charlie McMickan (1pt), Stephen Ward (1pt), Joe Fallon (1pt).
Athlone Team: M. Duddy, E. Maher, T. McEnroe, F. Murray, S. Ward, D. Kelly, D. Piggot, J. Stapleton, P. Bannon, J. Marshment, J. Egan. M. Greene, C.McMickan, A.St John, R.Connellan, Joe Fallon (for Aidan St John) and Danny Lynam (for Dermot Piggot).

see match photos on left.....  Thanks to Padraig Devaney, Photographer