ATHLONE TOWN

Website - http://www.athlonetownfc.ie/


Team Profile

Nickname:The Town

Ground: Athlone Town Stadium

Capacity: 6000

Phone: 090 6486427

Address:
Athlone Town,
Lissywoollen,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath


Athlone Town F.C. was founded in 1887 and is the oldest Association football club in Ireland. They were first elected to the League of Ireland in 1922 when they finished sixth of twelve, and won their first major trophy when they won the 1924 FAI Cup, beating Cork side Fordsons in the final.

Athlone spent six seasons in the League before being replaced by Drumcondra at the end of the 1927/28 season, next entering League of Ireland competition in 1969. They won their first League title in !980/81, repeating the feat two years later.

Athlone played their home games at St Mel's Park up until the end of the 2006 season, and moved into their new home at Lissywoollen at the start of the 2007 season.

League Champions:Twice
1980-81, 1982/83

First Division Champions: Twice
1987/88, 2013.

FAI Cup Winners: Once
1923/24

League Cup Winners: Three times
1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83

Team headshots are courtesy of Ashley Cahill of AC Sports Images