Athlone Town Facing Crucial Clash With Long-Time Rivals

Town are taking on Shelbourne this weekend.

Athlone Town are entering a crucial phase of their Women's Premier Division campaign this weekend.

Last year's FAI Cup champions take on the beaten finalists, and long time rivals of Athlone, Shelbourne, followed by league champions Peamount United in their next fixture.

Shels are expected to challenge for silverware again this year, while Athlone have already claimed the scalp of Peamount in the President's Cup at the start of the season.

Fresh faces have come in to strengthen Town's attack, with Casey Howe and Kerryanne Brown combining for three goals in their 5-2 win over Glentoran in the All Island Cup last weekend.

Speaking to Midlands 103's David Hollywood, the midlanders' manager, Ciaran Kilduff, says new players have produced competition for places:

The game gets underway in Lissywollen at 7.30pm tomorrow evening.

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