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Sunday 22 October 2017

Athlone Town clinch Division One Title and promotion

Athlone Town players celebrate after clinching the Airticity League First Division title
Athlone Town players celebrate after clinching the Airticity League First Division title
Athlone Town manager Roddy Collins during tonight's game

A massive crowd packed in to Lissywollen tonight and they were not disappointed as Athlone Town confirmed their promotion to the Airtricity League Premier Division and the Division One title with a 1-0 win over rivals Waterford United.

The victory  for Roddy Collins men and their first win over Waterford United in 21 attempts since the visitors were relegated from the Premier Division in 2008 and sees Athlone promoted for the first time in almost two decades.

Enda Curran was taken down in the area in the first half and Philly Gorman stepped up to score for the only goal of the game.

Mervue United’s victory over Longford Town tonight meant that a draw would have been enough for Athlone to secure the title.

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