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Next Senior Men's Match: Fri, Apr 19th (A) crest

Campion Hinds and Van Geenen Return for 2024

Athlone Town AFC are delighted to announce that Jamar Campion Hinds and Noah Van Geenen have both agreed to extend their stay with the club for the upcoming season.

Jamar, known for his skillful play and finishing ability, has been a key player since joining the club last year. His decision to continue with Athlone Town underscores his dedication to the team’s success and development.

Noah Van Geenen, equally respected for his consistent performance and quality on the ball, has also been a crucial part of our squad. His commitment for another season strengthens our defensive capabilities and overall team dynamics.

Together, Jamar and Noah’s combined talents and experience will be invaluable as we aim to build on last season’s achievements. Their continued presence in the team is a huge boost for the club, the fans, and their teammates.

We are excited about the upcoming season and confident that with players like Jamar and Noah, Athlone Town AFC will continue to grow and achieve great success.

For further information or media inquiries, please contact:
media@athlonetownafc.ie

Muireann Devaney Departs Athlone Town AFC

It is with a mix of gratitude and best wishes that Athlone Town Football Club announces the departure of Muireann Devaney from our team. As Muireann moves on to embrace new challenges with her new club, we reflect on her time at Athlone Town with great appreciation.

Muireann has been a great player for the club. Her contributions to the club have been outstanding, and her presence will be greatly missed by teammates, staff, and fans alike.

As Muireann embarks on this new chapter in her career, we extend our heartfelt thanks for her time with us and wish her every success in her future endeavors.

For more details, please contact:
media@athlonetownafc.ie

New Youth Training Academy Launched

Athlone Town AFC is proud to announce the expansion of its Youth Academy, introducing a comprehensive training and competition program for young football enthusiasts aged 6 to 14 years, set to commence in the coming weeks.

The Athlone Town AFC Training Academy is a ground-breaking initiative designed to nurture the future stars of the beautiful game, providing a platform for young talents to develop their skills, technique, and tactical prowess while fostering a deep passion for football.

The Athlone Town AFC Training Academy comprises two distinct programs tailored to the specific needs and age groups of young players:

  • The Junior Academy – Catering to players aged 6 to 10, this program lays the foundation for budding football stars, instilling essential skills and techniques from an early age.
  • The Pre-Academy – Aimed at players aged 11 to 14, this program offers a more advanced training curriculum to refine their abilities and prepare them for the challenges of competitive football.

For more information, click here.

Aspiring players can choose between full-time and part-time options to accommodate their schedules and ambitions:

  • Full-time – The Club Teams program, spanning 10 months, immerses players in a dedicated football environment, providing extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Part-time – The Clinics and Camps program, running for 1 month, offers players the flexibility to enhance their skills during specific periods of the year.

For more information, click here.

The Athlone Town AFC Training Academy distinguishes itself with a comprehensive set of features:

  • Technical Training: A focus on skill, creativity, and technique enhancement.
  • Tactical Training: Spatial awareness and game intelligence development.
  • Speed, Strength, and Agility Training: Targeting quickness, reaction abilities, and injury prevention.
  • Professional Coaching: Expert coaches and mentors dedicated to guiding player development.
  • Holistic Approach: Emphasis on life skills such as respect, discipline, teamwork, commitment, and hard work.
  • Competitive Opportunities: Participation in regional leagues, as well as national and international tournaments.
  • Limited Class Sizes: To ensure personalized attention and coaching excellence, each class accommodates a maximum of 30 players.

The Athlone Town Stadium Complex, situated in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, will serve as the vibrant hub for this innovative academy, providing world-class facilities and a conducive learning environment.

To signify your interest in embarking on a path towards footballing excellence, click here. If you have any queries, please contact us at admin@athlonetownafc.ie

Powered by Valeo Futbol, the Athlone Town AFC Training Academy represents a significant milestone in the development of young football talent in the Midlands and beyond. We look forward to nurturing the next generation of football stars and shaping a brighter future for the beautiful game.

Pre-Season Friendlies Confirmed

We are happy to announce that our Men’s Senior team will welcome League of Ireland Premier Division opposition to the Athlone Town Stadium in two pre-season friendlies next month as we look forward to the 2024 season.

On Saturday 13th January 2024 at 3pm, we will host St. Patrick’s Athletic, while on Saturday 27th January 2024 at 6pm, we will host Shelbourne FC.

In our first outing of 2024, we look forward to welcoming the recently crowned FAI Cup champions, St. Patrick’s Athletic, while Leinster Senior Cup ties against Maynooth University Town and Longford Town will take place either side of our second friendly against Damien Duff’s Shelbourne FC.

The busy start to the year will see us play five fixtures at home and one fixture away in the first four weeks of the season.

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Kerryanne Brown signs for Athlone Town AFC

We are absolutely delighted to confirm that Kerryanne Brown has joined Athlone Town A.F.C.

At 20 years of age, Kerryanne has already made her mark with over 70 appearances in the NI Premiership and has proudly represented the Republic of Ireland at U16 and U17 levels. Her talent and professionalism promise to bring a new dimension to our team.

As we look forward to the season ahead, we’re excited to add Kerryanne to the already impressive squad of players we have assembled ahead of the 2024 season.

Manager Ciaran Kilduff has said, “It’s great to have Kerry join our team, and she is exactly the type of player and person I want at our club. She is an exciting prospect for Irish football and I’m looking forward to getting to work with her and the squad in the coming weeks”

Welcome, Kerryanne! Your future is bright at Athlone Town, and we’re delighted to be part of your journey.


Season Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 season. Season Tickets include entry to All Home Games for Men, Women, and underage for Athlone Town AFC.

Purchase your Season Ticket before Christmas and save €30 with the Early Bird rate!

Ruban Candal signs for Athlone Town AFC

Athlone Town AFC is thrilled to announce the signing of the highly-talented Portuguese international player, Ruban Candal.

The 20-year-old dynamo, who primarily operates as a left winger and attacking midfielder, brings with him an impressive resume, having developed his skills at the esteemed FC Porto and represented the Portuguese National Team at various youth levels.

Ruban Candal’s journey to Athlone Town AFC has been nothing short of remarkable. Hailing from the renowned Portuguese football powerhouse, FC Porto, Candal honed his skills within their youth ranks, making significant contributions at U15, U17, and U19 levels. His participation in the UEFA Youth Champions League served as a testament to his exceptional abilities and potential.

Notably, Candal has also proudly donned the Portuguese National Team jersey, showcasing his talent on the international stage at U15, U17, and U19 levels. His inclusion in the national setup further underscores his status as a rising star in the football world.

Athlone Town AFC, in collaboration with the Valeo International Academy, an elite global football training organization, demonstrated its commitment to nurturing young and ambitious talent. The club’s recent success, making it to the playoffs this past season for the first time in years, has laid the foundation for a promising future.

Speaking about the signing of Ruban Candal, Athlone Town AFC’s Director of Football, Dario Castelo, said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ruban to the Athlone Town family. His pedigree, having come through the ranks of FC Porto and represented his country at multiple youth levels, speaks volumes about his abilities. We believe he will be a crucial addition to our squad and contribute significantly to our continued growth and success.”

Ruban Candal himself expressed his excitement, saying, “I am thrilled to embark on this new chapter in my career with Athlone Town AFC. I’ve heard great things about the club’s ambition and commitment to developing young talents. I can’t wait to contribute to the team’s success and make the fans proud.”

The signing of Ruban Candal marks an exciting milestone for Athlone Town AFC as they look forward to building on their recent achievements and cultivating a bright future for Irish football.

Season Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 season. Season Tickets include entry to All Home Games for Men, Women, and underage for Athlone Town AFC.

Purchase your Season Ticket before Christmas and save €30 with the Early Bird rate!

Athlone Town AFC players selected on Women’s TOTY

The Athlone Town women’s team ended the season on a high following the dramatic victory in the FAI Women’s Cup last month, adding to their President’s Cup win at the start of the year.

During the recent PFA Ireland Awards for 2023, Dana Scheriff and her American counterpart Madison Gibson were named on the Women’s Premier Division Team of the Year.

Gibson recently committed to re-signing for the upcoming season, providing a significant boost to The Town’s plans for the 2024 campaign.

In the 2023 SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division Awards held at the end of last month, Scheriff not only secured her place on the Team of the Year but also claimed the prestigious Golden Boot award as the league’s top scorer.

Dana Scheriff picks up TOTY & Golden Boot at LOIW Awards

It was a year to remember for Dana Scheriff scored a brace at this year’s end of season awards. In just her second season at The Town, she earned herself a place in the Women’s Premier Division Team of the Year and won the league’s Golden Boot award.

Dana’s last minute equaliser in the final League game of the season against Shamrock Rovers that ended in a 4-4 draw saw her reach the 13-goal mark to beat the Hoops’ Áine O’Gorman as the season’s top scorer.

The American native was also on the scoresheet in the FAI Women’s Cup Final that helped send The Town on their way to their first ever FAI Women’s Cup and first FAI Cup for the club in 99 years.

Having spent most of her debut season out injured, Scheriff certainly made her mark this year and her key goals won’t be forgotten. Both Dana and the club will look back on 2023 as a year of great success!

ATAFC’S Mary Philips named LOI Academy WU17 Player of the Year

Congratulations to Athlone Town AFC’s u17 Women’s player Mary Philips who was named the League of Ireland’s Women’s under 17 Player of the Year. Here she is collecting her award at last month’s highest ever attended FAI Cup men’s final at the Aviva Stadium.

Mary had a great year with the u17 women’s team and played a key role in helping The Town reach the WU17 League of Ireland Cup Final. The Portlaoise native also made her senior debut this year in a 2-1 win over Wexford Youths at Athlone Town Stadium on November 4th, and was on the bench for The Town’s FAI Women’s Cup Final win over Shelbourne.

Philips also represented Ireland this year at u19 level, earning herself 3 caps for her country.

2024 Fixtures Announced

The 2024 SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division and the SSE Airtricty Women’s Premier Division fixtures have been released.

Our Senior Men’s will take on Wexford FC on the opening day of the season on Friday, February 16th at Athlone Town Stadium with a 7.45pm kick-off. The first Midlands ‘El Clasico’ will take place on Friday, March 22nd at Athlone Town Stadium, kicking off at 7.45pm.


Our Senior Women’s game will start their season in the President’s Cup against Peamount United. Fixture details TBC. Their opening league game will take place at Athlone Town Stadium against Galway United with a 7.30 kick-off time.