We’d like to wish send our best wishes to Seán Dillon, a true Longford Town legend, and double FAI Cup winner and League Cup winner with De Town. He’s served Dundee United Football Club, De Town and Shelbourne with distinction and marks 10 years with the Tangerines with a well deserved testimonial. Enjoy the night Seán!
Longford Town suffered a second home defeat of the season to the hands of Cabinteely last Saturday at the City Calling Stadium. Jack Watson and Kieran ‘Marty’ Walters scored the goals for the visitors.
The Longford Town Under 17’s lost their opening National League game away to Drogheda despite dominating the contest. Drogheda scored the only goal of the contest from a corner in the 5th minute with their only real attempt on goal. Cian Cheevers came close to equalising twice on 29 and 41 minutes but failed to convert either opportunity. Killian Flynn also came close to earning a point for the Town only for his 74th minute shot to come back off the post.
Saturday March 25th
CCFL Premier League
Longford Town v Hodson Bay, City Calling Stadium, 2.30pm.
The weather certainly played its part in our first Car Boot Sale of the season. According to the weather forecasters we should have called it off but car boot folk are hardy folk. So despite driving rain and high winds in the afternoon, the show still went on. Traditionally the St. Patrick’s Day event is the quietest but we still had an excellent turn out. Some were turned off by the forecasters but those who did turn up have a great day. Once again, fair play to our incredibly dedicated volunteers who were out of their beds way before day break to ensure the coffers of the club continue to tick over. Later on in the day, there was a vast array of volunteers making sure Longford had a great parade and again full credit, especially to all the children who participated. It’s easy to be negative and knock local efforts, it takes a bit more to get involved and make a difference. Well done to all local volunteers.