Adrian Carberry extends stay with Athlone Town

Fri, Oct 30 2020

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Athlone Town have announced that manager Adrian Carberry is set to extend his stay as manager of the First Division side.

The former Athlone player, who took over as manager last December, has secured a deal which will see him remain with the club for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, with an option for the 2023 season.

 "I am delighted to be staying on as the men's senior team's head coach,” Carberry said, speaking to the club’s media team.

"It's been a difficult year for everybody, due to the national health emergency, however I was very pleased with the commitment shown by the players, and all those associated with the club.

“Looking at the table, we feel ourselves that certain results didn't go our way. That should not take away from the performances and we were extremely competitive throughout the truncated season.

"We beat the eventual champions Drogheda United away, and felt we should have won the game at home which ended 3-3.

"We can take all the pluses forward with us for the 2021 season.”

Carberry led the side to a ninth place finish in this year’s shortened First Division campaign, winning four games.

The Town will be boosted by the news as they face into their FAI Cup Quarter-Final against Shelbourne on Saturday at Athlone Town Stadium (kick-off 3pm).