Longford Town FC are delighted to announce that they have secured a new Ground sponsor. Their new sponsor for the forthcoming seasons is City Calling Group. From today 21st February 2013 Longford Town’s home venue will be known as City Calling Stadium. Coupled with this City Calling Group will also become the club’s main shirt sponsor.
In response to the new sponsorship Longford Town’s Chairman Jim Hanley has expressed his thanks and excitement at the new sponsorships that comes at a time when the economic downturn has affected revenue across the country like never before. Attracting such a substantial sponsorship is a very rare occurrence in the Airtricity premier division let alone the First Division. Jim commented “we are delighted to welcome our new sponsors and we are thrilled that Longford Town FC has been able to attract an Irish Company with such potential international status. He added “it is important for us that this relationship is developed and endures during the forthcoming years. The new sponsorship endorses our commitment to sustaining a financially sound base for Longford Town football club for the future”.
The managing director of the City Calling Group, Phil Munnelly is no stranger to Longford Town FC as he has been a club sponsor with Munnellys for a few seasons now. Phil who regularly attends home Airtricity League games was key to Keith Gillespie joining the club two seasons ago.
Phil commented "The City Calling Group are delighted to support Longford Town FC in their endeavour to achieve Airtricity premier division status. It is important for the club and the people of Longford that this ambition becomes a reality as quickly as possible. It’s great to anticipate top flight football occurring weekly in the midlands again”. Phil added “I’d like to wish Tony and the team all the best for the 2013 season and I look forward to seeing them play at the City Calling Stadium in the near future”.
Keith Gillespie would also like to formally announce that he will be retiring from football at the end of this season and taking up a full time post within the City Calling Group. Keith, Longford Town’s player of the season 2012, commented “obviously from a footballer’s perspective retirement from the game you love is a decision you take with a heavy heart. I have enjoyed every minute of my time playing for Longford Town and Tony Cousins but like all good things they must come to an end. I can assure you that I will be giving my all this season to try to get Longford Town back to the Premier Division”. “I’m looking forward to our first home game in the City Calling Stadium on Saturday when we play Shelbourne in a friendly game”.