Both struggling clubs really wanted all three points from this bottom of the table match but De Town and Bray had to be content with a point each. Tony Cousins was probably the happier of the two managers at full time, since his side were again reduced to ten men after just about an hour. This time Kerry ref, Kevin O'Regan flashed red at Jamie Mulhall. In fairness, Paul Skinner brought off a number of saves to ensure we got a point . Towards the end of the game, Davy O'Sullivan thought he had done enough to nab three points but their keeper Cherrie made a super save to ensure a seaside stalemate.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH / MAY
Congratulations to Philip Gannon on being nominated May's player of the month. There were discussions about extending May into one game in June and adding our last June game into July, but the maths simply confused our nomination panel, so the award for June will be based on a shorter match sequence. Philip will be presented with his merited trophy before the home game against Finn Harps at the end of the month.
As a number of locals brush up on their French language skills and the price of wine or beer in anticipation of a long stay in France for the Euros, De Town take a much needed break. Sitting at the bottom of the table isn't too comfortable and it's not easy to see what we can do some to start climbing out of the danger zone. But something has to happen, otherwise we're back down in the dreaded First Division.
The Supporters' Club would like to wish the very best of luck to Charlene, Farnagh who recently emigrated to Australia. Charlene was a loyal and true Town supporter and it's really difficult to see so many of our young and talented people leave the area as they seek out a better future for themselves. Charlene may be many, many miles away from the CCS but she was texting home recently to catch up on the latest scores and our league situation. The very best of luck Charlene and hopefully we'll see you back home in the not too distant future.
SOME FINE MESS
Our near neighbours and oft times rivals are currently in a spot of financial bother. Last weekend they weren't able to field a team to play Waterford (who are also struggling financially). But the reaction of the league director Fran Gavin wasn't too helpful. He commented that Athlone were bringing the game into disrepute and that their action was totally unacceptable. The league is supposed to be a soccer family. So what happens when a member gets into trouble? Kick them when they're down ? Despite Athlone having no money, the league will probably fine them.
CAR BOOT SALE
Well done once again to Liam Healion and his mighty team of volunteers who organised yet an other successful Car Boot Sale. Our next one will be the August Bank Holiday Monday when once again, the weather will be perfect and once again we're asking for volunteers to help out our present overworked gang.
At our last home game against Cork City, we had an excellent group of youngsters playing a game at half time. By all accounts, these same youngsters have a very bright future in the game. Inny FC under the expert guidance of Richie Fagan and Brendan O'Callaghan entered the Longford Schoolboy League for the first time this season and finished their season without defeat. At any level, this would be deemed an incredible feat. So well done to all the players and mentors who play the game with dash, flair and lots of good fun.
Seemingly the NRA have complained to the local council about our signs along the national road net works. And then the local council complain to us. We're trying to promote our games and also our town. It's frustrating then when you drive across the county border and within five miles see huge flashing signs advertising sheep shearing and later on, red and black signs promoting horse racing.
Good luck to all our young supporters who are facing the dreaded Leaving and Junior cert exams around now. At least they won't have to worry about getting to De Town games for the next couple of week ends and so will have oodles of time to study and revise.