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Athlone Town's Clash With Shamrock Rovers Goes Ahead

Their ladies side also travel to Limerick this weekend.

Athlone Town's SSE Airtricity First Division clash with Shamrock Rovers II tomorrow in Tallaght will go ahead. 

That's despite Rovers next three first team fixtures being called off because of an outbreak of covid-19 in the squad.  

A win for the midlanders would give them an eight point cushion over Shamrock Rovers in 8th place in the SSE Airtricity First Division and move them to within five points of Cobh Ramblers in 7th.

Aaron Greene and Jack Byrne have tested positive for coronavirus this week, while several other players are in isolation having been close contacts.

Games with Derry City, Finn Harps and St. Pat’s will all be rearranged.

None of those cases are linked to the second team squad, who train separately to the first team in Dublin.

Tonight, Drogheda can close the gap on First Division leaders Bray to two points with victory at home to Wexford while Cabinteely go to UCD.

Meanwhile, Athlone Town ladies will look to move off the bottom of the Women's National League tomorrow. 

Tommy Hewitt takes his side to Limerick to face Treaty United of Limerick at 2:30. 

The midlanders came out on top 3-2 the last time the sides met back in September.

A win against their rivals could lift them as high as 6th in the table if results go their way. 

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