Daire Doyle expresses his delight upon O’Connor’s arrival

New Longford Town signing Shane O’Connor (right) pictured with manager Neale Fenn.

Article by Kieran Burke – @KieranBTS.

Speaking exclusively to Between the Stripes earlier today, Longford Town’s new assistant manager Daire Doyle expressed his delighted following last nights capture of former Ipswich Town and Waterford FC midfielder Shane O’Connor. A First Division winner with Alan Reynold’s Waterford last term, O’Connor is just twenty-seven but has already played for eight clubs including some pretty big ones in the likes of Shamrock Rovers and Cork City, while the midfielder has experience abroad with Port Vale and in Northern Ireland with Portadown.  Continue reading

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Between the Stripes daily transfer update 18/12/17

Article by Andrew Dempsey. @AndrewDempsey2

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Waterford FC have made another serious signal of intent as the ‘’Blues’’ have announced that Gavan Holohan is to join up with the Premier Division new-boys at the RSC for the 2018 season. In addition to this, Derry City have confirmed the return of Jamie McDonagh to the Brandywell after a spell at the Showgrounds with Sligo Rovers. In First Division news, Cobh Ramblers Striker Cian Leonard joins a growing list of players re-signing for Stephen Henderson’s charges at St. Colman’s Park. Continue reading

Talented ‘keepers Corbet & Maher sign for top-flight clubs

Article by Kieran Burke – @KieranBTS

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PFAI First Division goalkeeper of the year Niall Corbet has this morning sealed a switch to newly promoted Waterford FC for 2018. The UCD shot-stopper is now the second member from last year’s First Division representative team to be snapped up by second tier winners Waterford, who recently re-signed Garry Comerford to their ranks. Continue reading

Episode 12 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast

After a two week break the lads are back with a bang as Dundalk FC star Brian Gartland, Cobh Ramblers ‘keeper Paul Hunt and Town’s number one Jack Brady are all on hand as special guests for episode 12. Elsewhere, there are a couple of fan interviews with Waterford FC die-hard Alan Forristal and Republic of Ireland follower Sam Dunphy as the debate over “Kenny for Ireland” continues to heat up after some poor recent results for the “Boys in Green”. Finaly, there is all the latest fixture reviews and previews as well as discussion on all the hottest topics surrounding the domestic game and you can tune in right now using the Audioboom player below, or if you prefer the show is also available on Itunes, simply search ‘Between the Stripes LOI podcast’ in the Itunes store. Enjoy!

Late drama as Fenn is made to sweat for first win

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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

Under pressure Longford looking for RSC revival

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Town boss Mathews has faced heavy criticism on social media after recent results. Image via http://www.ltfc.ie

When the fixtures were announced ahead of the 2017 season many saw this Friday’s game at the RSC as being a potential promotion six-pointer. With both Waterford and Longford spending freely during the off-season, the bookmakers made the two joint favorites for the First Division title. However, while Lee Power’s “Blues” have won seven of their opening twelve league games, Longford Town already find themselves twelve-points behind the early leaders with just three wins to their credit this season. Continue reading

RIVAL VIEWS: Brian Kennedy on the similarities of old foes Waterford and Longford

IT’S A LONG WAY TO ABBEYCARTON .

By Brian Kennedy 

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Travelling all of the 137.8 miles to be at the City Calling Stadium this week will be fans of a rejuvenated Waterford FC. It’s a long way to play “De Town” – but we live in hope the journey is worth the trip.

Longford have a few things in common with us. We both had long spells in a greyhound stadium, both won the FAI Cup twice, Alan Kirby remains a favourite of both sides and Longford Town’s biggest league defeat is 8-1…courtesy of us! We also share a particular cup final in October of 2004 which gives me more nightmares then when I first saw The Shining! Continue reading