Blast From The Past

BLAST FROM THE PAST: FAI Cup Semi Final 2004

Sun Jan 28th 2018

A look back to the RTE coverage of the 2004 FAI Cup Semi Final at Flancare Park v Drogheda United. This game finished in a scoreless draw, but a 2-1 victory in the replay at United Park with goals by John Martin and Sean Dillon ensured a second successive FAI Cup Final visit to Lansdowne Road. The rest is history.

Thanks to Cathal McGuinness for the captured video footage.



Blast From The Past 2001-02

Sat Jan 13th 2018

Longford Town played St Patrick’s Athletic at what was then called Flancare Park in the 2001-02 shown live on RTE. Town were battling relegation and this game finished 1-1, Stuart Holt with the goal for Town. We finished in the relegation playoffs, v Finn Harps, a 6-5 penalty shootout win preserving our status in the Premier Division for the 2002-03 season.

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(Credits: Cathal McGuinness for the footage, and to Longford Town TV, our YouTube channel)

Blast From The Past – Longford Town v Athlone Town (1983)

Fri Dec 22nd 2017

In 1983, whilst still a non-league side, they hosted reigning League and League Cup Champions, Athlone Town. Longford Town had Zac Hackett as player-manager and famous names such as dual GAA star, Dessie Barry and Heysham El Khershi, here’s a few snippets from the programme of that occasion.



Blast from the Past: 1969 (Longford Town v Shelbourne)

Wed Dec 20th 2017

Another trawl through the archives, this time, the FAI Challenge Cup Second Round game between Longford Town and Shelbourne. Here’s a few snippets from the programme as well as some of the restaurants, bars and entertainment of the time.



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