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RIVAL VIEWS: Wexford FC media officer Shane Marron speaks to #BTS

New name, same ground. Ferrycarrig Park remains the home of Wexford football.

It was heart-breaking to me personally, and a shock to us all when the news broke regarding the end of Wexford Youths. It was a well-run club, with great people involved. But in football, as in life, things move on, and as much as we can sometimes want them to, things cannot stay the same forever. You have to just pull up your socks, and get on with things.

So what about Wexford FC then? Continue reading

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


By Brian Kennedy 


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

Rival views – Cobh Ramblers

Longford Town v Cobh Ramblers

The View from the Opposition – By Thomas Stafford (@Thomas_Stafford)


Cobh make the trip to Longford for the first time since 2014 on Saturday following the conclusion of “De Town’s” two year spell in the Premier Division. There have been huge changes at Ramblers in that time, with the club now in a far better position both on and off the field.

Cobh are no longer a side merely existing in the First Division and now aim to compete for promotion on a yearly basis. Continue reading

Rival views – Shelbourne FC

In the first of a brand new feature this season on ‘Between the Stripes’ we hear the views from the other side of the stadium as opposition fans give their views on upcoming meetings with Longford Town. Throughout the 2017 campaign we aim to have a supporter from each of Longford’s upcoming opponents give us their own unique preview ahead of the match against LTFC. As well as hearing the thoughts of rival fans we will also learn the background story of these supporters and their aspirations, dreams and frustrations throughout the LOI season. First up we hear from one of Shelbourne FC’s most articulate and equally passionate supporters, Aidan Geraghty.  – @Aido1985
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