Rod’s squad gain promotion as Athlone clinch title against Waterford 9 years ago

Rod’s squad gain promotion as Athlone clinch title against Waterford

Athlone Town clinched the Division One title tonight and the League of Ireland looks to have a new hipster in town.

A massive crowd packed in to Lissywollen tonight as Roddy Collins' Athlone gained promotion to the top-flight thanks to a 1-0 win over Waterford.

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The home supporters were sent home – or wherever they decided to celebrate – happy as the club enjoyed promotion for the first time in more than two decades.

Philly Gorman was the hero when his spot-kick was the difference between the sides and Collins will bring more colour to the Airtricity League next season. And he will also increase the hipster population by one.

Roddy Collins celebrates at the end of the game 27/9/2013

Mervue’s victory over Longford sealed promotion and we expect a good night of celebration in the Midlands.

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You stay glassy Rod.