Between the Stripes LOI podcast MEGASHOW – Episode 7

MEGASHOW: 6 guests, 2 co-hosts, 1 megashow as Burke & Brier speak to Longford Town’s new signings, Paul Finnegan and Sam Verdon. Dan Gorman is on the phone line to talk Denis O’Connor and Bray Wanderers, while there are passionate fan interviews from Galway United and Drogheda. Finally, Johnny from Junior Soccer Portal has all the latest non-league news for followers of the junior leagues. All this and much much more on episode 7 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast. Please listen, like, share & follow us on Mixcloud! #BTSLOIPOD

Town looking for bounce back win away to Wexford

Wexford FC vs Longford Town Preview 

By Andrew Dempsey (@Andrewdempsey2)


Longford Town travel down to Ferrycarrig Park in the SSE Airtricity League First Division on Friday night looking to bounce back from defeat against the other South-East based club, Waterford FC. (Kick-Off 8pm). Continue reading

“Fabio” O’Brien: “I was asked to play for Town in 2016” – Between the Stripes LOI podcast episode 6

Drogheda United and League of Ireland legend, Declan “Fabio” O’Brien was the star guest on this weeks show as host Kieran Burke talked to the new manager of Leinster Senior League club, Verona FC. “Fabio” talked Europe, Drogheda, his time with Longford and working on Soccer Republic in an insightful interview.

Also on this weeks show, reporter, Dave Donnelly debate the recent Shamrock Rovers and Celtic friendly match with Burke, who also had Sligo fan Shane Morrison on the show to discuss the “Bit O’Reds” latest struggles.

Town survive late pressure to overcome Drogheda in five-goal thriller (U-17’s)

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A fantastic first-half performance from James Dermody’s Longford Town under-17 side set the foundations for a wonderful 3-2 win over Drogheda United on Sunday afternoon. Taking the lead after just four minutes, you could have been forgiven for thinking “De Town” were in for an easy ride after Dylan Steward fired home from close range after an excellent through ball. However, Drogheda United were showing some early threat of their own, particularly down the left-hand-side.

With the senior side losing 1-0 to Waterford FC at the same venue last night thanks to an error from ‘keeper Paul Skinner, Rhys Murphy Monghan would have been eager not to recreate any such incident here. Continue reading

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

Town under-19’s smash six past local rivals

Tonight’s game took place at City Calling Stadium.

Longford Town FC continued their impeccable record against arch rivals Athlone Town this season, but tonight it was the under-19’s who had their “El Clasico” moment as Darren McGarry’s side put six past a sloppy Athlone side. Continue reading

Cabinteely complete shock signing of striker Swan

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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