“El Clasico”preview – Longford must show character following Cobh humilation

Expect a red hot atmosphere when Longford’s “Jolly boys” come to Town for Friday’s derby.

Arch rivals Athlone Town and Longford Town will reunite on Friday night at Lissywoolen, and despite the familiarity of this derby game over the last decade or so, there will be a very new look to this “El Clasico” fixture. Continue reading


More goals expected as Longford and Cobh renew rivalries

Former Town ‘keeper Paul Hunt receiving a player of the month award at his old club. Image via www.ltfc.ie

Despite a tightening of the purse-strings, not that they were ever too lose to begin with, at St.Colman’s Park this off-season, Stephen Henderson’s Cobh Ramblers will arrive at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday night fully confident that they can pull of an early upset in this seasons promotion race (kick-off 7-45PM). Outspoken boss Henderson has slated the FAI’s decision to only allow one promotion place in the First Division this season and to his credit he has publicly admitted a successful season for the “Rams” in 2017 would be to simply ensure the club is still around to challenge again in 2018. While this may sound extreme to some Continue reading

Classy Longford cruise to derby day victory


With Athlone Town’s evening game against Wexford Youths in the Leinster Senior Cup called off early Saturday morning, it was all eyes and focus on the City Calling Stadium for the Midlands derby as the hosts ran out deserved 3-1 winners. Continue reading

Midlands derby match preview

LONGFORD TOWN V ATHLONE TOWN – Saturday, 20th Feb – City Calling Stadium, 3:00PM KO. 

It was on, it was off and now finally it’s on again. Nothing could get in the way of the first and perhaps only Midlands derby of the season taking place Continue reading