Rival views: Shamrock Rovers FC

Written by Phelim Warren (@freewheeler12)


As Longford Town come to Tallaght Stadium for this EA Sports Cup Quarter-final, what can or should the visitors expect? Continue reading


O’Sullivan looking for hat-trick of El Clasico Hat-tricks!

With rumors of Athlone protests at tomorrows game, it could be a fiery atmosphere at CCS. 

Prior to the start of the 2017 SSE Airtricity League season, very few would have predicted the meetings between local rivals Longford Town and Athlone Town would carry such significance, at least not in the lower reaches of the First Division standings. While Athlone’s off season sagas led to predictions of a wooden spoon finish for the year ahead, Alan Mathews Longford set off as joint favorites among the bookmakers for promotion back to the Premier League, which the “Red and Black” were of course relegated from in 2016. However, nine games into the new campaign and it is the “Blue and Black” of Athlone who lead the way in the battle of the Midlands clubs, as the currently managerless side sit seventh, one point above their arch rivals

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Join the Longford Town supporters club now!


Longford Town supporters club was established during 1999/2000.

The supporters club committee and its members volunteer their time both on match day and in their spare time, to promote and raise money for the club. 

Any money raised through membership and fundraising goes towards ground maintenance, match posters, additional merchandise, the running of the clubhouse, player of the month awards and contributing to the general running of the club. 

We are delighted to announce the following local businesses which have came on board with the LTFC Supporters Club for the 2017 year.

Present your LTFC supporters club membership card to receive;

10% discount Focus Menswear

10% discount Gannon’s Pharmacy

10% discount QPP

10% discount MJ Earley’s Textiles

5%  discount Cullen Footwear

10% discount O’Connor’s Florist

10% discount on snooker Railway Bar

Existing benefits of membership include:

– 10% off LTFC Merchandise

– Draw to present player of the month

– Other potential draws throughout the year!

Membership for the year costs only €10 and you can join at any home game, or by contacting the supporters club committee members. We are hoping to secure more local businesses involvement in the coming weeks.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the local businesses who are participating in our membership initiative and also the local businesses who have kindly sponsored players, matches, mascots, signs and pub sponsors.

Thanking you for your continued support,

Avril Gilchriest.


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


(Image from http://www.cobhramblers.ie)


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

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


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.