Two of Athlone Town's upcoming games in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division have been rescheduled.
It was confirmed today that Athlone's home fixture against Sligo Rovers, which was originally scheduled for Friday, May 9, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 20, at Athlone Town Stadium with a 7.45 pm kick-off time.
The club's away trip to face Shamrock Rovers, originally scheduled for Friday, May 16, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 17, at Tallaght Stadium with a 7pm kick-off time.
This evening (Friday) Mick Cooke's charges travel to Richmond Park where they will take on reigning champions St Patrick's Athletic.
The two sides will meet again this coming Monday, April 28, in a Leinster Senior Cup quarter-final in Lissywollen.
Athlone defeated Wexford Youths, 1-4, in their opening round fixture, which took place during the pre-season preparations.
St Pat’s, managed by two-time Athlone manager Liam Buckley, beat Dundalk, 2-1, in the first round. Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Fahey was on-target for St Pat’s in that victory at Richmond Park. St Pat’s have won the Leinster Senior Cup on seven occasions and were runners-up to Shamrock Rovers in last season’s final.
Athlone’s last appearance in the Leinster Senior Cup final was in 1999 when they lost to Wayside Celtic. Athlone last won the competition in 1992 when beating non-league St Francis in the final after a replay. Athlone defeated St Pat’s in the 1988 final, while the Town were runners-up in the Leinster Senior Cup in 1896, 1976, 1980 and 1996.
Next Monday evening’s game is scheduled to take place at 7.45pm.