Mathews former clubs collide as Cronin leads Longford into battle at Tolka

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Alan Mathews was sacked by LTFC last weekend. 

Less than a week on from the shock news that Alan Mathews and Longford Town FC have parted ways, first-team coach Gary Cronin will lead Longford into a battle for mid-table supremacy when they face thirteen-time League of Ireland winners Shelbourne on Friday night.  A 5-0 home win over rock-bottom Wexford FC was not enough to save Longford Town’s most successful ever manager from the chopping board, as a slow start to the season effectively killed off the clubs hopes of an instant return to the Premier Division, with Mathews paying the ultimate price.

Ahead of this final game before the mid-season break, Gary Cronin will be looking to not only throw his name into the hat for the hot-seat position at Longford Town FC, but in the process claim a win which would see “De Town” move four-points clear of sixth placed Shelbourne and potentially within a single point of fourth placed Cabinteely. Continue reading

More goals expected as Longford and Cobh renew rivalries

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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

MATCH PREVIEW – Shelbourne FC V Longford Town #ITSBACK

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Sections of the “Reds” support have called for a fresh boycott of tonight’s game to oppose Dalymount Park move. Image via 98FM

After months of exciting off-season business at both Longford Town and Shelbourne, the big kick-off is now upon us as two of the division’s title favorites go head to head on the opening night of the 2017 season at Tolka Park (kick-off 7:45PM). Continue reading