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 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 announce Verdon & Finnegan arrivals following 1-0 defeat to “Blues”

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Just minutes after Longford Town’s 1-0 home defeat to Waterford FC at City Calling Stadium on Saturday night, the Midlands club announced the double signings of defender, Paul Finnegan and central midfield player, Sam Verdon.  Continue reading

Cabinteely complete shock signing of striker Swan

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Image via http://loi.cabinteelyfc.ie

First Division side, Cabinteely have today announced something of a coup with the signing of former UCD goal hero, Ryan Swan. The twenty-one-year old striker arrives following an unsuccessful spell in English football with Exeter City. In fact, Swan failed to make a single first team appearance for the “Grecians”, who he signed for following a now famous run of three goals in four European games for the “College”.  Continue reading

Jordi Balk becomes a “Saint”

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Struggling St.Patrick’s Athletic have today completed a third high-profile signing of the week, with Dutch defender, Jordi Balk joining the Dublin club. Sitting second bottom in the top-flight, ahead of Sunday’s visit of run-away league leaders and European progressives, Cork City, the “Saints” recently held an emergency meeting Continue reading

Fenn goes in search of away win at first attempt

UCD vs Longford Town Preview – By Andrew Dempsey (@AndrewDempsey2)

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Neale Fenn looking for his first away win in charge of LTFC. – Photo credit: www.instagram.com/betweenthestripes

Longford Town will aim to extend their five game unbeaten run as they meet UCD at the UCD Bowl on Friday night, kick off at 7.45 pm.

Neale Fenn got his first win as new Town boss with a late Daniel O’Reilly winner over Cabinteely. “The Red and Black” will surely be keen to gain some sort of revenge over “College” as the Dublin side have come out victorious on both clashes between the clubs so far this season.

Longford will have to do without Mark Langtry who is sidelined with a knee injury. It is hoped that Davy O’Sullivan will play some part as he is still recovering from a recent groin issue. Continue reading

Transfer news and rumour mill – 4/7/17

  • First Division leaders Waterford FC have endured a busy Independence day with one in and one out of the RSC today. Departing the club is LOI veteran, Dave Mulcahy, who has been forced to step away from the “Blues” title push due to work commitments. However, filling the void left by the former “Bohs” man will be Shamrock Rovers defender, Sean Heaney, who arrives on loan for the remainder of the 2017 season.
  • A day on from Kieran Sadlier’s transfer to Cork City, Sligo Rovers have today announced the loss of another midfield player from their squad with Liam Martin having his contract cancelled by “mutual consent” due to “personal reasons.”
  • Finn Harps were today dealt a blow with the news that on loan Dundalk striker, Ciaran O’Connor was not only returning to his parent club but was on route to Dalymount Park for the remainder of the season in a new loan deal. O’Connor’s move to Bohemians has now been confirmed as the “Gypsies” look to ease some of the pressure on main marksman, Dinny Corcoran.
  • Despite rumors linking Cabinteely FC captain, Daire Doyle with a move back to his former club, Longford. Between the Stripes have been told by sources that the LOI veteran is not on the move.
  • Often linked with a move back to the LOI, former Derry wizard, Niall McGinn has this morning announced a move to Korean club, Gwangji FC.
  • St.Patrick’s Athletic have announced the departure of former Shamrock Rovers midfielder, Patrick Cregg from Richmond Park. This comes in the wake of the “Saints” double capture of high-profile names, Killian Brennan and Owen Garvan.

Have we missed a confirmed transfer from today in the LOI? Do you have a hot transfer rumuor? If so drop us a tweet on @betweenstripes, find us on Facebook by searching ‘Between the Stripes’ or get us on the good old email at betweenthestripes1924@gmail.com.