FAI CUP SECOND ROUND: Bohemians beat Longford Town on penalties in spirited display

Sat Aug 24th 2019

Match Report by Andrew Dempsey (Full report on

James Talbot was the hero for Bohemians as they eventually saw off a heroic Longford Town in the second round of the FAI Cup.

Andre Wright gave the hosts the lead before Jack Doherty levelled minutes later in extra-time. Penalties ensued where the Gypsies won out as Talbot saved Lee Steacy’s spot kick at the death.

The Midlanders can be immensely proud of their performance against such respected opposition, with plenty of their young stars shining.

Longford Town: Lee Steacy; Anto Breslin, Shane Elworthy, Conor Kenna, Michael McDonnell; Dean Byrne, Aodh Dervin, Dylan Grimes (Peter Hopkins, 72), Sam Verdon, Dean Zambra (Karl Chambers, 103); Aaron Dobbs (Jack Doherty, 87).

Subs not used: Joseph Manley, Jack Menton, Paul O’Conor, Aaron McCabe.

Booked: Sam Verdon (56), Anto Breslin (104).

Pictures by Ken Keenan

Almost 200 photos from the game are on our Facebook page, thanks to Ken Keenan Photography.

Longford Town defeated 2-0 by Shelbourne who take one step closer to the title

Sun Aug 18th 2019

Match Report by James Donnelly

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Shels took one step closer to the title after a 2-0 victory away to Longford Town tonight at the City Calling Stadium.

Shels controlled the majority of the first half. Enjoying a large share of the possession, they didn’t test Lee Steacy too much with Farrell and Brennan both having shots go high over the bar. The deadlock was broken on 19 minutes by Denzil Fernandez when he raced through on goal to round Steacy and score, despite the avid protests from the Longford defence and fans.

Dean Byrne could have equalized for the home side just before half time when he shot from distance but McCabe pulled off a great save to deny the number 20.

The second half saw Longford press Shels for an equalizer but it was Ian Morris’ side who got their second of the night through a skillfully worked free kick. The ball was played out to Fernandez who slipped in a cross that sub Greg Moorehouse easily tapped in from close range after just coming on the pitch.

Longford tried but they never truly tested Shelbourne in the second half. The ref nearly lost control of things with some flying challenges going in at the end with both teams picking up a few yellows.

The goals never came for the home side. Conor Kenna went close and Anto Breslin almost scored a beautiful free kick but was denied at the death by McCabe and Shelbourne go home with three massive points in the hunt for the title.

Team Line-Up

Longford Town: Lee Steacy; Anto Breslin, Shane Elworthy, Conor Kenna, Joseph Manley; Aodh Dervin, Dylan Grimes (Jack Doherty ’75), Michael McDonnell; Sean Boyd, Dean Byrne, Sam Verdon (Aaron Dobbs ’64).

Subs not used: Karl Chambers, Adam Evans, Jack Menton, Tristan Noack Hofmann, Dean Zambra.

Booked: Aodh Dervin (’35), Sean Boyd (’85).

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

Congrats to Stephen Kelly and the Longford Kennedy Cup squad

Sun Jun 16th 2019

Everyone at Longford Town FC would like to congratulate the Longford Kennedy Cup squad and their manager Stephen Kelly and his staff who came in third place in the tournament held in Limerick this week. 🙌

This is a fantastic achievement by this Longford team. The future is bright for football in Longford and we will hopefully see some of this talented bunch of young players pull on the Red and Black of De Town in years to come. 🔴

Bank Holiday win for Longford Town as they defeat Galway United 2-1

Mon Jun 3rd 2019

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

It took Dean Byrne just 11 minutes to find the back of the Galway net this evening.

7 minutes later, it was Sam Verdon who put us 2 up. It looked then like the floodgates might open but in a tight and tense finish, we secured all 3 vital points with a 2-1 scoreline.

A few more pics from this evening’s win versus Galway.

Being a mascot is something really special…treated better than royalty and rightly so…a great evening for great memories.

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