Kevin O'Connor's fabulous 40th minute strike was cancelled out four minutes later by an other excellent goal from Cawley which made a point for both sides in this N4 derby. Played on a perfect pitch on a crisp chilly evening, a point was probably a fair result and one many would have taken before kick off. Sligo have had a very poor start to their season but they're a much better side than their current lowly rankings. They brought a very good travelling support, most of whom were expecting a bag full of points but were reasonably happy heading back up the N4. Our next challenge will be tougher down in Cork but if we can stand tall as we did in the final minutes against the Sligo siege, then you'd just never know. Best of luck and safe travelling to the small band of loyal supporters who head south on Monday afternoon.
The Supporters' Club would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the late Mel Diffley. Mel himself was a noted sportsman in Longford and both his sons Marc and Paul have very strong LTFC connections. May he rest in peace.
It's back on the road again this Friday night when we head back up to Louth. This time we face Drogheda a team we already beat on penalties in a cup tie. This time round, it'll be a tougher encounter but we're well capable of getting something up there. To reserve your seat on the bus, contact Kieran on 083 1670304 as soon as possible.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
A big thank you to all who contributed generously to our recent church gate collection. With so many entrances to the restored Cathedral a small army is now needed and so a big thank to all who turned up to make a stand at the various collection points. Our next Car Boot Sale is just around the corner and we'll be asking for more volunteers for that on the May bank holiday Monday.
Most of the membership cards for the Supporters' Club have now been distributed. If you've paid and haven't received your card, contact any committee member and you'll be sorted. If you have forgotten to join, there's always the next home game.
There was a fitting minute's silence in memory of the late Janette Devlin before the drawn game against Sligo Rovers on Friday night last. The large Sligo support were also excellent in observing the perfect silence and were a credit to their club. Janette's final wish was to have been at the St Pat's game but tragically died unexpectedly in the afternoon of the game. She'd have been chuffed with the respect shown her, a respect she surely deserved. May she rest in peace.