Prunty & Cronin call for local support ahead of Sligo tie

Speaking exclusively to Between the Stripes founder Kieran Burke earlier today, Longford Town legend Sean Prunty and current assistant manager Gary Cronin called on the people of Longford to get behind the team this Saturday night when Premier Division strugglers Sligo Rovers visit the City Calling Stadium.

First to speak with Burke was 2003 & 2004 cup winner Sean Prunty, who spoke on his up and down relationship with Alan Mathews, the importance of strong local support and the emergence of young talent at the club.

Finally, assistant manager Gary Cronin followed up Prunty’s calls for a big home crowd on Saturday, particularly a big turn out from “Section O”.

Ends.

Between the Stripes LOI podcast episode 9

In form Bohemians striker, Dinny Corcoran joins the lads on this weeks show as does Portmarnock manager Willie O’Leary. Limerick reporter, Mike Ahern is also on the line to talk relegation worries at Markets Fields, while Burke and Brier talk all the latest transfers, news, results and fixtures in the wonderful world of LOI!

Longford looking for first win in Cobh this season on Saturday night

Cobh Ramblers vs Longford Town Preview by Andrew Dempsey (@AndrewDempsey2)

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Neale Fenn took over at Town following their 2-1 home win against Cobh a week previous.

Neale Fenn will be looking for his team to bounce back straight away from a bitterly disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Shelbourne as they make the long trip down to Cobh on the August Bank Holiday weekend (Kick-Off, Saturday at 7.15pm) Continue reading

Kaleem Simon signs back as Town look to topple Shels

IMG_8832 (1)Longford Town vs Shelbourne Preview by Andrew Dempsey (@AndrewDempsey2)

Shelbourne make the trip to face Longford Town in the SSE Airtricity League First Division at the City Calling Stadium (Kick-Off at 7.30pm).  Continue reading

Between the Stripes LOI podcast episode 8

It’s a European/FAI cup special on episode 8 of ‘Between the Stripes LOI podcast’ as co-hosts Kieran Burke and Jonathan Brier are joined by former Cork City chairman, John O’Sullivan. Also on the phoneline is Longford Town legend, Pat Flynn while the lads are also joined by an Italian based LOI fan! Finally, Ballincollig AFC captain, David Sweeney talks about the huge FAI cup tie coming up against Roddy Collins Athlone Town. All this and much much more on episode 8 of ‘Between the Stripes’ LOI podcast.

Between the Stripes charity fantasy football league launched!

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Check out the Attic House Facebook page here –https://www.facebook.com/attichouselongford/

Off the back of last seasons hugely successful and ultra competitive Between the Stripes fantasy football league, the competitiveness is set to increase ten-fold with our newly launched charity league! This pay to play league will see prize money on offer with the remainder of the proceeds split between a local charity and the upkeep of this very website and our LOI podcast (check it out on http://www.mixcloud.com/BetweenTheStripes).

The entry fee for the Between the Stripes charity league is €10 and this years chosen charity is the Attic youth cafe in Longford Town. For anyone who is unaware of what the Attic do, The Attic House Teen Project provides a safe environment for young people to meet where they are encouraged to engage in constructive, developmental activities leading to their own personal development and enabling them to involve themselves consciously in their own community. Unbelievably, they receive no government funding so it is our aim at ‘Between the Stripes’ to not only raise some funds for the Attic Youth Cafe but to increase awareness of the amazing work they do for the youth of both Longford Town and the entire county.

To enter the Between the Stripes charity fantasy football league simply email betweenthestripes1924@gmail.com where you will be given details on how to pay the entry fee via PayPal and once complete you will be given the entry-code.

We appreciate any and all support.

Kind regards,

The Between the Stripes team.

Town 19’s claim late point on emotional day

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Today’s LTFC team.

It was an emotional day at the City Calling Stadium as Longford Town’s under 19’s claimed a last-gasp equaliser from the spot against the Cavan/Monaghan football partnership. It’s been a tragic week in the Midlands, following the passing of seventeen-year-old Demola Adetosoye, with a number of “De Town’s” young stars attending his funeral on the same day as this very match. Continue reading