Shelbourne v Longford Town – A Photo Essay

Mon Feb 27th 2017

Recently a superb photo essay with some well chosen words has been uploaded and is well worth checking out. Eamonn Donohue is the man responsible for what he terms a “quick Apostolic Blessing from a League of Ireland evangelist”. Eamonn is a former RTE journalist with a soft spot for De Town but when it comes to either the pen or the lens, he’s truly gifted. Check out his very humourous book Cabra Cadabra.

You can find his excellent photo essay here.

MATCHDAY 1: Shelbourne 0-0 Longford Town

Sat Feb 25th 2017

A difficult league opener for the town as we played out a goalless draw against Shels tonight.

A missed penalty in the first half for Longford Town by David O’Sullivan had Shels counting their blessings but some clear cut chances before and after the break had the traveling town fans optimistic for a win.

Don Cowan went off with a knock in the first half and was replaced by our new singing from UCD, Mark Langtry, who made his debut for the town tonight. Noel Haverty went off in the second half with a knock also and was replaced by Rhys Gorman in central defence.

Many a chance came Longford’s way in the second half and Shels had a goal cleared off the line but it just wasn’t to be for either side as the match ended scoreless.



Shelbourne v Longford Town Team News

Thu Feb 23rd 2017

Longford Town manager Alan Mathews is pleased to announce that he has a full squad available for selection for Friday’s trip to Tolka Park for the team’s opening First Division test against Shelbourne.

There are plenty of new signings including former Shels players Jack Brady and Gavin Boyne, while Aidan Friel, Dylan McGlade, Stephen Walsh, Dean Zambra, Jake Kelly and Enda Curran will also be vying for places in the starting eleven.

Key players from last season include 2017 captain, Kevin O’Connor, Rhys Gorman, Kealan Dillon, all time club top goal-scorer David O’Sullivan, Don Cowan and Noel Haverty.

Five players from the club’s underage system are included in the first team’s 25 player squad with Tristan Noack-Hofman who played in the Premier Division last season and young striker Dan Beya who scored in the pre-season friendly against Bohemians, the most likely to be included in Friday’s match day squad.

Kick-off at Tolka Park on Friday night is 7.45pm.

Longford Town’s captain for the 2017 season, Kevin O’Connor