Late drama as Fenn is made to sweat for first win

Neale Fenn accepts the congratulations of Longford Town fans following his first win in charge. – Photo credit – @betweenstripes

An improved attendance, a first ever League of Ireland victory over Cabinteely, a clean sheet and a Daniel O’Reilly wonder-goal made up the story of the night as Longford Town FC claimed a maiden triumph under new boss Neale Fenn Continue reading


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

Mathews set to take charge of first home game

Alan Mathews will take control of his first home game as Longford Town manager since being appointed to the job for the second time. The former Cork City boss was in charge for the first time away to his former employers last Friday night and despite conceding five goals in a 5-2 defeat, there were some positives to take from the RTE live game at Turners Cross.

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Battling Drums make Longford work for victory

Despite going down to ten men after just eight minutes on League of Ireland soil on Monday night, Drumcondra almost forced an extra-half an hour against Premier Division Longford Continue reading

New look Longford set to excite


While there can be no denying Longford Town’s success over recent seasons with the triumphant 2014 league winning season being followed up by a top six finish in the top flight last year, critics have pointed to a lack of exciting football on display throughout Tony Cousins six plus year tenure. Continue reading

An in-depth look at Town’s new arrivals

With Longford Town FC’s first pre-season game just around the corner, the first team squad for the forthcoming 2016 SSE Airtricity League season has finally been announced. With no further signings expected before the big kick-off on March 4th, “De Town” look set to operate with just a twenty-two-man squad. That number is a slight reduction on recent years where twenty-three to twenty-five man squads were the norm under Tony Cousins. So who are the new faces to watch out for over the next month or so of pre-season and what do they bring to the club?

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