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LTFC’s new signing Tom Morris signs from Port Vale

Pictures by Paddy Donnelly

Longford Town FC are delighted to announce that Tom Morris from Port Vale FC has signed for the Club. The young defender signed for the Club. The young defender who can play in central defence of left full back completed the move to the SSE Airtricity league today. Tom paid a visit to City Calling Stadium this morning. Town star Etanda Nkololo welcomed him and showed him around the ground. We look forward to seeing Tom strutting his stuff in the red and black before long.

Meanwhile all at Longford Town FC would like to take the opportunity to wish Chris Deans well with his future career. The long serving defender has been forced to retire from football due to a niggling injury. Chris has been a great servant to Longford Town and showed his true class with outstanding displays at centre half in the club’s marathon playoff games in 2013. Thanks for all the memories Chris and best wishes for the future.

 

Longford Town Youth Development programme – FAI High Performance Director Mr Ruud Dokter visits City Calling Stadium

The Youth Development committee (YDC) of Longford Town FC were delighted to welcome FAI High Performance Director Mr. Ruud Dokter to a meeting at City Calling Stadium this week.

The purpose of the meeting was to review the recently updated Longford Town FC Youth development policy in light at the new ground developments at City Calling Stadium. In welcoming Mr Dokter to City Calling stadium and Longford chairman of the Longford Town FC Youth Development committee Paul Bayliss stated that the aim of the youth development programme at the club was to educate young local players to progress to representing the club at national level. Paul briefly outlined the current situation at the club with regard to underage coaching and teams. Mr. Dokter having reviewed the new LTFC development programme, was very complimentary about the work being carried out at the club. In a positive light he commented that in order for any club to successfully progress  “You need a philosophy for the club, an adapted style of play, then each team, irrespective of age, should be in a process of education to play a certain way… All coaches have to believe in the philosophy; then the structures need to be solid and good communication is key.  The head of youth development has a huge role to play”.

Supporters Club Notes (27/07/14)

AN EXCELLENT WEEK

Last week was an excellent one for bringing home the turf, adding to the tan but most of all, it was an excellent week for Longford Town FC. Last Tuesday we entrtained Wexford Youths in our game in hand. With little over 20 minutes gone, we were three up and looked home and hosed. But sport has more twists and turns than a Longford by-road and with our right flank exposed, we found ourselves at the receiving end of two goals and all before half time. Despite being reduced to 10 men, (after a horrible challenge on Willie Tyrell), Wexford continued to press and certainly weren’t put off by the large local and vocal crowd. As the tension packed game wound down, the visitors left three at the back as they went in search of a valuable point. However with the likes of O Connor and Sullivan playing cool, intelligent balls, we managed to hold out for a very valuable if edgy win and maximum points. Afterwards, the Youths manager was thrilled with his side’s fighting spirit; so hopefully they’ll reproduce it for a few other teams later on.

Pictures from last week’s Wexford Youths match at CCS

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

Some well known faces prior to kick off at a hot and humid City Calling Stadium last Tuesday, including Mark Salmon receiving his Player of the Month trophy for June from Peter Nevin. Despite racing into a 3-0 lead, the supporters were put through some tense times before emerging victorious 3-2 against a gallant Wexford Youths side.

New developments at City Calling Stadium – Press Release

The ongoing structural developments at City Calling stadium are progressing apace. Longford Town FC are delighted to announce that the new media room is now completed and will be ready for use for the first time at the Club’s home SSE Airtricity League game against Waterford United this Saturday July 26th.

The new media room is part of a development at the City Calling Stadium which includes new general office, manager’s office and drug testing room. It is envisaged that work on this block will be fully completed in plenty of time before Longford Town FC host two Under 17 international games in September. This development along with the newly revamped press box in the main stand make the City Calling stadium one of the most media friendly grounds in the League.

Club secretary Carmel Browne commented “All at the club are very proud of our stadium, the ongoing developments certainly enhance the facilities and make a visit to City Calling Stadium a great experience for supporters and media alike so it’s fantastic to see the new office block nearing completion. However I must add that a big plus for the club has always been the high quality of the playing surface. This continues to be the case and great credit is due to the hardworking groundsman and staff at the stadium”.

Carmel added “Longford Town Supporters’ Club continue to work hard on fundraising to ensure work on the stadium can continue so great credit is due to all involved there too”.

All at the Club are looking forward to our upcoming home games in the SSE Airtricity league and to hosting the upcoming Under 17 internationals.

Supporters Club Notes (21-07-2014)

TOWN SINK COBH

Thanks to a stunning hat-trick by the club’s all-time record breaking David O’Sullivan, De Town maintained top spot in the First Division by defeating Cobh 0-3 down in Cobh. It’s a long way down to the Co. Cork town and it can be a tricky assignment and one wag summed it all up with “ hopefully that’s our last trip to Cobh”.

Speedy Recovery to Willie Tyrell

All at Longford Town FC are very disappointed to hear of the serious nature of the injury sustained by Willie Tyrrell following a tackle which resulted in a red card for a Wexford player in the SSE Airtricity League game on Tuesday night last at City Calling Stadium. Willie has suffered a broken leg which will see him sidelined for the foreseeable future. All at LTFC wish Willie well and send him best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.We look forward to seeing him at The City Calling Stadium in the very near future. Good luck Willie!

Supporters Club Notes (15/07/14)

As mentioned in last week’s notes, this week’s musings are being brought to you by a different scribbler while our resident scribe is off for the time being working on his tan. While we are not sure if we can fulfil the promise from last week that they will be of a higher quality, we will say that they will have more of a Section O influence, so if it’s tea and silage you want to read about, you’ll have to wait until next week!

New Fixture Date for Rovers B vs Town

The fixture between Shamrock Rovers B and Longford Town in Tallaght Stadium, has been refixed for Friday August 1st, with an 8pm kick-off.

Shamrock Rovers B v Longford Town

Friday August 1st 2014

Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Kick-off: 8.00pm

Underage Awards at City Calling Stadium

There was a big turnout at the presentation of underage awards at City Calling Stadium following the SSE Airtricity League game against Shelbourne recently.

It was fantastic to see so many talented young local men decked out in the red and black. There was a buzz of anticipation in the Clubhouse as the Senior players arrived in following their impressive performance against the Dublin team which resulted in them going top of the SSE Airtricity league for the first time this season.

LTFC Club Chairman Jim Hanley addressed the group and thanked all the underage coaches, managers and staff for their tremendous work in the last couple of years. The underage structures at the club are now well established and there is an increased number of talented youngsters availing of the top class coaching provided by the Club for boys under 15 to under 19. It is also worth noting that the Gaynor Cup girls under 14 team who represented Longford this year also received awards at half time during this game.

The Club Chairman also spoke on the progress of the new development at City Calling Stadium. The new pitch and training pitch are now in place and seeded and will be ready for action in 2015. However there is still a long way to go and the continued support of the local community is crucial in order to complete the development.

In concluding his address Jim thanked all the players and their parents. They all showed great commitment throughout the season and represented Longford Town to the best of their ability at all times.

Longford Town Senior Manager Tony Cousins presented the awards. The deserving winners were as follows:

Under 17

Player of the Year: Conor Dillon

Most Improved Player of the Year: Aaron Nally

Under 18

Player of the Year: Peter Hanley

Most Improved Player of the Year: Francis Molloy

Under 19

Player of the Year: Lee Higgins

Most Improved Player of the Year: Damien McGarry

Congratulations and well done to all the award winners. The good news for all these players is that the new season for underage starts in a couple of weeks so trials have already taken place for all age groups with over 250 attending!

The future is looking bright. Regular updates on the progress of the teams in their respective leagues will be available in local media and the LTFC website. Good luck to all involved!

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