They face two games in three days against Premier Division sides.
Athlone Town continue their tough pre-season schedule this weekend with two games in three days.
First they welcome Finn Harps to Lissywoolen on Saturday before completing their North-West swing with a trip to face Sligo Rovers for the second time on Tuesday.
Clara teenager Jack Reynolds made the breakthrough at the club last season, having been part of a succession of successful underage teams for the midlanders.
He says he's feeling the benefits of a difficult opening few weeks:
You can catch an extended interview with Reynolds on this Sunday's Inside Line on Midlands103.