Goal-fest on the cards as old foes Cobh and Longford meet again at St.Colman’s

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COBH RAMBERS V LONGFORD TOWN – SSE AIRTRCITY LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

Despite the long journey ahead and memories of a humiliating 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Saturday’s opposition still fresh in Longford minds, ”De Town” head south looking to extend their current unbeaten run to five games in all competitions. There have been some unforgettable meetings at St.Colman’s Park between Cobh Ramblers and Longford Town in recent years and with both sides in an immediate hurry to make up lost ground on current leaders Waterford FC, this could turn out to be yet another goal-fest by the sea. 

Speaking to Between the Stripes ahead of Saturday’s game, Cobh boss Stephen Henderson spoke of his expectations for another tough test against a strong Longford side:  Continue reading

Curran double helps Longford to first home win since October 2015

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A brace from former Galway man Curran helps Longford on their way to first home win since October 2015. Image via http://www.galwayunitedfc.ie

Going into Saturday night’s game at the City Calling Stadium, Longford Town were without a home win for over seventeen months so to concede after just three minutes was far from the ideal for Alan Mathews side. However, an Enda Curran brace and a second half strike from captain Kevin O’Connor saw “De Town” through as they cut the gap on leaders Waterford FC to eight points. Continue reading

New discount scheme launched for Cobh away game

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Between the Stripes are delighted to announce a new discount scheme for the next supporters bus to Cobh Ramblers on April 22nd. Having ran extremely successful supporters buses to the games in Tolka Park and Athlone Town already this season, we are hopeful this new discount scheme, which will see €5 off for Longford Town FC season ticket holders, supporters club members and anyone who has traveled on one of our buses already this season, will encourage new faces on board for the remainder of this season.

St.Colman’s Park has traditionally been a ground which Longford Town fans have traveled in strong and vocal numbers to and in order to keep that traditional alive we will be departing Longford at 12:30pm on Saturday, April 22nd. Both players and staff of “De Town” have spoke recently of the encouragement they receive from the backing of a strong away support and they would most certainly appreciate the sort of atmosphere we saw created in Tolka Park and Athlone earlier this season again at St.Colman’s Park on Saturday week.

If you wish to travel on the Between the Stripes supporters bus to St.Colman’s Park you can find details of how to do so on the poster at the top of this article. We are requesting early booking if at all possible as it makes our job a lot easier in terms of securing the correct sized bus and setting costs etc. As well as the new €5 discounts on offer, we are still offering special rates for children and families. We hope to see as many of you on board as possible. For continued updates check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Post-match audio interview with Daniel O’Reilly

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Following Friday’s 0-0 draw away to Wexford FC, we spoke to Town centre-half Daniel O’Reilly. https://soundcloud.com/user-615495322/daniel-oreilly-on-scoreless-draw-with-wexford?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

RIVAL VIEWS: Brian Kennedy on the similarities of old foes Waterford and Longford

IT’S A LONG WAY TO ABBEYCARTON .

By Brian Kennedy 

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Travelling all of the 137.8 miles to be at the City Calling Stadium this week will be fans of a rejuvenated Waterford FC. It’s a long way to play “De Town” – but we live in hope the journey is worth the trip.

Longford have a few things in common with us. We both had long spells in a greyhound stadium, both won the FAI Cup twice, Alan Kirby remains a favourite of both sides and Longford Town’s biggest league defeat is 8-1…courtesy of us! We also share a particular cup final in October of 2004 which gives me more nightmares then when I first saw The Shining! Continue reading

Saturday night a test of character as much as it is ability

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Town boss Alan Mathews. Image via http://www.ltfc.ie

Longford Town will not only be looking to end a two-game losing streak on Saturday evening when they host Waterford FC at the City Calling Stadium, but the Midlanders will also be hoping to gain a first home win since the tail-end of the 2015 season! Under the stewardship of Tony Cousins, Gary Cronin and then Alan Mathews during the disastrous 2016 season, “De Town” failed to win a single league or cup match (excluding Leinster Senior Cup) on home soil Continue reading

“El Clasico”preview – Longford must show character following Cobh humilation

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Expect a red hot atmosphere when Longford’s “Jolly boys” come to Town for Friday’s derby.

Arch rivals Athlone Town and Longford Town will reunite on Friday night at Lissywoolen, and despite the familiarity of this derby game over the last decade or so, there will be a very new look to this “El Clasico” fixture. Continue reading