Town favorites for Waterford reunion

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For almost the first time this season, Longford Town FC will start as the bookies favorites for victory as they travel to a familiar stomping ground in the RSC. It’s the second round of the FAI Cup and this tie has the makings of a classic encounter with so many plots and sub-plots to talk about in the build up to tomorrows game. Continue reading


Cousins days may be numbered regardless of Inchicore outcome

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Longford Town FC slumped to new lows on Tuesday night as a comical attendance figure of just 249 turned out to watch Tony Cousins side suffer a humiliating 4-2 defeat against newly promoted Wexford. Continue reading

Do or Die for “De Town” on Tuesday night


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The sunshine has arrived just in-time for the ground staff at City Calling Stadium, where a football match resembling a water-polo contest took place against Shamrock Rovers on Saturday evening, and supporters of the Midlands club will be hoping the turn in weather will coincide with a turn in fortune for Tony Cousins rock-bottom side. Continue reading

Between the Stripes speak to Shannonside FM

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Earlier today, ‘Between the Stripes’ and legendary Longford Town FC fan Donald Keogh were the special guests on Shannonside FM’s Sunday Sport show. Among the topics discussed were last nights devastating defeat to Shamrock Rovers, the upcoming relegation six-pointer versus Wexford and other hot issues such as attendances and the running of the club. You can catch the interview in full at the following link – 

The team at ‘Between the Stripes’ wish to take this opportunity to thank Shannonside FM for their continued support of our website and we would encourage all our readers to in turn support your local radio station, Shannonside FM!

Under fire managers meet at CCS on Saturday

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Two under-fire managers will meet on the sidelines at City Calling Stadium, this Saturday evening, as Pat Fenlon brings his stuttering Shamrock Rovers to bottom of the table Longford Town. Continue reading

St.Christopher’s charity betting column – May 6th, 2016

We looked something like this too after last weekends slip up. – Photo credit – Shannonside FM.

We hold our hands up, last weekend we backed against our own team…….And thankfully it backfired as “De Town” rescued a brilliant 2-2 draw away to Galway. However, bad calls like that aren’t going to do much for the good people at St.Christopher’s so we are back again this week in the hope of raising some much needed funds for them. Once again we’ve got a full card of League of Ireland action to choose from and below you can now find our weekend selections:

FIVEFOLD: Drogheda United, UCD, Dundalk, Finn Harps and Sligo Rovers @26/1. €5 stake returns €135.30

Current pot stands at €134.

Best of luck.


Gary Shaw speaks to ‘Between the Stripes’ ahead of “CCS” return


Signing for Tony Cousins Longford Town in January, 2012, nobody could have ever predicted Gary Shaw would go onto become one of the Midland clubs all-time fans favorites. Initially spotted playing non-league football for Newbridge Town, by then Town boss Gareth Cronnin, in 2010, the deal to bring the towering striker to the “Flansiro” fell apart Continue reading