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LONGFORD TOWN v
COBH RAMBLERS
Saturday 24th February
City Calling Stadium / Kick-off: 7.30pm
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DROGHEDA UNITED v
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United Park
Saturday 17th March / 2.00pm
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LONGFORD TOWN v
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City Calling Stadium
W/E Sunday 18th March / TBC
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SLIGO ROVERS v
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The Showgrounds
W/E Sunday 25th March / TBC
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2017 SEASON TICKETS
ADULT: €110.00
CHILD (UNDER 16): €55.00
OAP/STUDENT: €88.00

Family tickets upon request.
Season tickets are available at
Bell’s Newsagents, Newtownforbes
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Interview with Town captain, Dean Zambra

Sat Feb 17th 2018

Interview by James Donnelly

James Donnelly sat down with Dean Zambra before Longford Towns final pre-season game v Newbridge tonight to get this thoughts before the league resumes next week for the 2018 season.

So Dean, how do you feel pre season has gone for the team and personally for yourself?

“I think it’s gone well. We were competitive against all the premier division teams and had some big wins too. Neale has balanced the minutes for everyone during the games so I think we are all up to a good fitness level now and ready for the first game.”

If you look around the first division this year, teams like Galway and Finn Harps have brought in some decent players and assembled strong squads; what do you think of LTFC’s new signings and how the team will compare?

“I see a few teams being very similar with no clear favourite. Neale has been able to add a lot of his ‘type’ of player this season to build on his signings from last year so I think we’re set up to be strong and compete with anyone.”

You’ve been named captain for the season, how do you feel about that and what do you hope to bring to the role?

“I did it last season when Kevin O’Connor was injured and enjoyed the role so I’m happy to have an opportunity to do so again this year. I’m hoping to be a good influence on our young players and to bring the managers message onto the pitch. I’m an experienced player now so it will be up to to me and the other senior players to lead the squad right way.”

Finally, what are your hopes for the 2018 season for yourself and the club?

“I hope to have a good year personally. I played a lot of games last year and I’d like to continue that this year and chip in with some more goals and assists also. For the team, we are working towards promotion and extended cup runs…I hope we can get promoted as it’s our main goal as a squad.


Pre-Season Friendly Result: Ashbourne United 0-11 Longford Town

Wed Feb 14th 2018

The scorers from last night’s 11-0 friendly victory against Ashbourne United were:

Evan Galvin, Dean Byrne, Jackson Ryan, each scoring 2, and one goal each from Jamie Hollywood, Darren Meenan, Chris Mulhall, Cian Byrne and Peter Hopkins.

Our next match is against Newbridge Town and managed by ex Town legend Paul Perth, and featuring in their squad, ex-Town legend Sean Prunty. Station Road is the venue, and kick-off on Saturday 17th February is 7.30pm.

MATCH REPORT | Longford Town 0-1 Limerick

Sun Feb 11th 2018

Match Report by James Donnelly

Longford played host to Limerick on Saturday last at City Calling Stadium in the clubs only home pre season friendly.

The Limerick side ran out 1-0 winners courtesy of Billy Dennehy on a cold, dark afternoon at the Strokestown Road venue.

The first half was fairly uneventful for both sides. Shane Elworthy and Peter Hopkins combining on the right hand side for Longford caused a few problems for Limerick. Shane O’Connor had the first real chance for De Town after his strike from outside the box just went over the bar.

Mark O’Sullivan rattled the crossbar for Limerick with a powerful header in the 12th minute which saw the Premier Division outfit retain most of the possession thereafter.

Elworthy was in the thick of it again not too long after when a wayward cross almost found its way into the back of the Limerick net but Brendan Clarke recovered well to keep it out.

Limerick marched back up the field only 3 minutes later with Daniel Kearns gaining possession before laying it off to Billy Dennehy who fired it into the bottom corner to put the Shannonsiders 1-0 up after 35 minutes.

Neale Fenn made two changes at half time, goalkeeper Jack Brady was replaced by Michael Kelly and Karl Chambers came on in place of Shane Elworthy. Chambers was straight into the action, putting in a few good crosses but nobody was there to connect with them. Daniel O’Reilly then played in a diagonal ball to Sam Verdon but it was just above his head. Verdon played a key role in midfield and will no doubt be one of our key players this season.

The second half, although slightly more entertaining than the first, showed no real signs of picking up. The rain and wind were a major factor and both teams struggled with the conditions.

Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Michael McDonnell, Aodh Dervin, Evan Galvin and a trialist all also got a run out with playing time before Limerick eventually ran out winners.

Next up is a friendly versus Ashbourne United on Tuesday where Neale will be looking to finalize his starting 11 and get a win in what will hopefully be a great season for Longford Town.

Longford Town: Jack Brady (GK), Shane Elworthy, Alan Kehoe, Adam O’Connor, Dan O’Reilly, Dean Zambra (Captain), Peter Hopkins, Shane O’Connor, Chris Mulhall, Sam Verdon, Darren Meenan.

Subs: Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Karl Chambers, Michael McDonnell, Evan Galvin, Aodh Dervin, Andy O’Reilly, Michael Kelly, Nika Kalandarishvili (Trialist)

Attendance: 100

Longford Town in action against Limerick at the City Calling

Sun Feb 11th 2018

Pictures by Longford Town Supporters’ Club

Longford Town were defeated by Limerick FC at City Calling Stadium with a first half Billy Dennehy goal. Match report to follow but here are the action shots and pictures of some of our fans returning for the first action of the year at the City Calling Stadium.


And some of our loyal fans returning to the City Calling Stadium for our first home game of the year.



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Longford Town Squad List

No. Player Position
1 Jack Brady Goalkeeper
2 Shane Elworthy Defender
3 Alan Kehoe Defender
4 Tristan Noack-Hofmann Defender
5 Daniel O’Reilly Defender
6 Dean Zambra Midfielder
7 Peter Hopkins Forward
8 Shane O’Connor Midfielder
9 Chris Mulhall Forward
10 Sam Verdon Midfielder
11 Evan Galvin Forward
12 Adam O’Connor Defender
15 Cian Byrne Midfielder
16 Aodh Dervin Midfielder
17 Jamie Hollywood Midfielder
18 Michael Kelly Goalkeeper
19 Karl Chambers Midfielder
20 Dean Byrne Forward
21 Darren Meenan Forward
26 Andy O’Reilly Midfielder

 

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