New Town boss Fenn joins the lads on episode 4 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast


On episode 4 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast, co-hosts Kieran Burke and Jonathan Brier were joined by newly appointed Longford Town manager, Neale Fenn. The former Tottenham Hotspur, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers player revealed a number of interesting details, including the future of long-time club servant, Gary Cronin.

Elsewhere, the lads were joined on the line by 2014 league winner and current Shamrock Rovers star, Gary Shaw. With the Tallaght based club set for European action in Iceland on Thursday this is a must hear interview.

Finn Harps mega-fan Nigel Hegarty was on hand to update listeners on talk of a financial crisis at the Donegal club in a passionate interview. Meanwhile, big money transfers were talked about on the show as was all the latest LOI action.

Tune in below and don’t forget to give the show a follow on Mixcloud.


Mathews looks for more cup success against struggling Shamrock Rovers


shamrock-rovers-crestIt’s been a season of unwanted records for Longford Town in 2017, seventeen months without a home win up until the recent 3-1 triumph over Shelbourne at City Calling Stadium, without back to back league wins since the tail end of their 2015 Premier Division campaign and now “De Town” go in search of a first ever win over Shamrock Rovers senior side at the Tallaght Stadium. A struggling Shamrock Rovers side are the hosts in what may prove to be a far bigger game than anticipated for “Hoops” manager Stephen Bradley, given the Dublin clubs wretched league performance to date.

A 90th minute equaliser from Brazilian sensation Rodrigo Tosi saw manager-less Limerick nick a point at the Capital based venue on Friday night, a result which saw Rovers slip into a mid-table position, just three points above Sligo Rovers in the final relegation place. While talk of Irish footballs biggest name being dragged into a relegation scrap seems unthinkable, mutterings of discontent have long been heard from the Tallaght stands now, with rookie manager Stephen Bradley perhaps already looking over his shoulder in the Rovers hot-seat. Having failed to win this competition since 2013, the EA Sports Cup is Rovers most likely route to silverware this season but even at that it may not be enough to appease the Tallaght faithful should the “Hoops” record of six defeats in eleven league games not improve and dramatically at that.  Continue reading

Under fire managers meet at CCS on Saturday

Photo credit – Shannonside FM.

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

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

POLL: 90% say Town squad weaker than 2015

Photo credit

Having received an interesting tweet from a Longford Town supporter the other evening which stated ”De Town” are the 3rd highest ranked outsiders to win the league, with only Wexford Youths and Finn Harps listed at larger odds, the question of squad strength and transfer dealings jumped to mind.

Continue reading