HARPS HERE ON FRIDAY
We play Finn Harps this Friday with a 8pm kick off. Please note change of date and time, even though some national papers have the game down for the next night. It was re scheduled in case the Republic of Ireland team qualified for the last 16 in the Euros.
So, it's certainly back to the bread and margarine following the baguettes and champagne of the Euros as we face Finn Harps. Just before the break the Harps hammered near neighbours, Sligo Rovers 3-0 and of course beat us too in our first game up in Finn Park. Our friendly against Cabinteely was called off as, seemingly the opposition couldn't field a team. Hopefully though, we'll have a few bodies rested and raring to go for the second half of the season.
That we need to improve is an understatement and that we need more local support is also an understatement. But if we could could win both our next game which are at home, then the second half of the season takes on a whole new and optimistic look.. See you there.
ST MEL'S BREWING CO.
The Supporters' Club, following some pleasant discussions with St Mel's Brewing Co. Ltd have just secured a welcome deal with the local brewers. Not alone have they decided to sponsor Kevin O Connor (and a case of St Mel's brew when he scores) but they're also sponsoring next week's game against Bohemians. Full credit to local men Eoin Tynan and Liam Hanlon of St Mel's Brewing Co. for their valued support for De Town.
The Supporters' Club will be running a competition on the club's Facebook page in conjunction with our local craft beer company with a crate of beer for the winners. Well worth checking out.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The presentation of the Player of the month award for May to Philip Gannon will be made before the game on Friday night. Even though, June will be a short month from a games point of view, we will also be having a June winner and that presentation will be made the following month.
Congratulations are in order for the hard working supporter Liam Healion on his recent golfing success. If only Shane Lowry had contacted Liam for some last minute tips, we could have had some international sporting success at the week end.
Former Town manager Alan Mathews has stepped down as manager of our near neighbours Athlone Town and who could blame him. Very often, like in life, you don't get what you deserve. If Alan could pen a book about his managerial experiences, it'd make for fascinating reading.
Welcome home to our legions of supporters who travelled all over France supporting the Green Army. Many photos appeared on social media and one group even managed the front page of the Leader but will we ever hear the full stories behind the travels?