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MATCH REPORT: Town Under 15’s lose away to Cabinteely

Sun Apr 15th 2018


The U15’s played what turned out to be a very competitive game on Saturday in Kiltiernan and although both sides were battling it out for their first win of the season, it would be very fair to say that a lot of positive and entertaining football was played by both sides.

The game began as a close affair with both teams having chances, the better of which had fallen to Cabinteely inside the first 20 minutes. Cabinteely’s early dominance then led to by far the biggest chance of the game as Cabinteely were awarded a penalty after their right winger was judged to be fouled in the box.

The resulting penalty turned out to be the kick starter of Longford’s first purple patch of the game though, as the spot kick was blazed over the bar. Longford then pushed on and had a few very good chances of their own. Nick Palmer had a header that could be deemed the pick of these chances, as he headed inches wide from an excellent cross from Ben Grey.

Longford’s dominance was not to be rewarded though and Cabinteely capitalized, as they scored a very well worked goal just 5 minutes before the break. Again Cabinteely’s right winger played a big part in their positive attacking play, as his darting run in behind Longford’s defenders and quality pullback meant the chance they created was easily converted and the score was 1 nil to Cabinteely at half time.

Longford began the second-half with another strong period of dominance as they really piled the pressure on a defensively strong Cabo back four.

As they pushed for an equalizer, some very good chances were created through a mix of good build up play and early crosses, with Nick Palmer forcing a great save from the Cabo keeper. Then Josh Geogheann turned brilliantly before running through to a 1v1 chance which could’ve easily led to a goal only for an outstanding piece of last ditch defending.

The missed opportunities would again prove to be rued by Longford, as with 15 minutes to go, another swift attacking counter from Cabinteely put them 2 nil up.

The last 15 minutes of the game opened up as Longford chased a goal in an effort to try get back into the game, which led to chances at both ends, as Cabo had chances on the counter attack too.

Overall Longford may rue missed chances after the game, but ultimately the performance was a positive one and they go into next week with renewed confidence before their first home league game of the season, a Midlands Derby versus Athlone Town.

Squad list:

Dan Gilmour
Josh Kilkenny
Jason Glancy
Jack Tiernan (C)
Kyle Doughty
Aaron Brennan
Sam Hayden
Ben Grey
Josh Shiels
Nick Palmer
Josh Geogheann

Cody Lee (GK)
Jack Casey
Conor Lynam
Dylan Lynch
Adam Reilly
Andrew Lynch
Cian Neary

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MATCH REPORT: Longford Town 3-0 Cabinteely

Sun Apr 8th 2018

Report by Tony Ghee

Longford Town moved to within two points of the triple joint leaders Drogheda, Shelbourne and UCD with a 3-0 victory at home to Cabinteely at the City Calling Stadium last night as late, late goals from substitutes Hopkins and Byrne sealed a rather flattering triumph for Neale Fenn’s charges.

The Town took the lead after just seven minutes when Chambers sharp pass set Elworthy free down the right wing and his low cross deflected off Cabinteely defender Butler into the net just inside the post.

Four minutes later, a surging run from Galvin created an opening only for his shot to go just over the Cabinteely bar.

Longford suffered a big blow on sixteen minutes as star centre-half Danny O’Reilly had to be taken off with a head wound that required seven stitches, but he should be fit for next week’s trip to leaders Drogheda United.

The visitors produced a promising attack just after the half-hour mark but Watson’s twenty-two yard strike was straight at Town keeper Kelly.

The second-half produced far more chances for both sides and Cabinteely will be wondering how they failed to score as they missed several excellent chances, but a combination of good saves from Kelly, resolute defending including a crucial goal-line block from Noack-Hofmann, and poor finishing, all contributed to the Town recording their second successive clean sheet.

Twice during the second-half, Hofmann and Verdon combined to almost increase the home side’s lead. Two minutes after the resumption, Hofmann’s first cross from the left was just missed by the inrushing Verdon when any touch at all would have diverted the ball to the net. The second Hofmann cross on fifty-four minutes hit off Verdon’s back and ended up in the Cabinteely keeper’s arms.

Cabinteely should have found the Town net on 49 minutes but the Visitors missed two superb chances to draw level. The unmarked Ball found space inside the Longford box but his effort was well saved by Kelly, the rebound came out to Marty-Waters and his low ball across the box picked out Fox who somehow blazed over the Town bar from just eight yards out.

On 63 minutes, Cabinteely again came close to an equaliser when Andy O’Reilly’s cross found the unmarked Fox fourteen yards out but he headed over the Town bar.

At the other end, a Verdon long range shot whistled narrowly wide of the Cabinteely post but that was followed by two good opportunities for the visitors. On eighty-one minutes, a Ball corner to the back post was headed back towards the opposite post by Butler to the unmarked Knight who nodded wide. Three minutes later, former Longford winger Simon pounced on a mistake by Dervin to race in on goal, however, Town keeper Kelly magnificently saved Simon’s effort.

The Town sealed victory with two late goals from substitutes Hopkins and Byrne in the dying embers of the contest. A brilliant pass from Byrne in the eighty-sixth minute found Hopkins on the right, Hopkins controlled the ball with a deft touch before unleashing a powerful low diagonal shot that rocketed to the bottom left corner of the net. Then in injury time, Byrne waltzed his way past three defenders to fire home the Town’s third and final goal of the night.

Longford Town: Kelly, McDonnell, O’Reilly, Noack-Hofmann, Elworthy, Dervin, Zambra, Verdon, Galvin, Chambers, Mulhall.
Substitutes: O’Connor for O’Reilly (16 minutes), Hopkins for Chambers (59 minutes), Byrne for Verdon (85 minutes).

Cabinteely FC: McGowan, Tuite, Butler, Knight, Stokes, Ball, Lotefa, Watson, O’Reilly, Fox, Marty-Waters.
Substitutes: Casey for Lotefa (67 minutes), Simon for Fox (77 minutes).

Referee: Adriano Reale.


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Pictures from Longford Town’s 3-0 victory over Cabinteely

Sat Apr 7th 2018

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

A few action pics from tonight’s 3-0 victory over Cabinteely. Match report to follow.

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MATCH PREVIEW: Longford Town v Cabinteely

Wed Apr 4th 2018

Match Preview by Kieran Burke

Unbeaten in four of the five opening First Division games this season, Longford Town will be looking to continue their good start to the campaign with a home win against Dublin based Cabinteely.

The Stradbrook outfit come into this away tie off the back of a shock 3-2 win against free-scoring Drogheda United. Former Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers star, Kieran ‘’Marty’’ Waters is the main man in Pat Devlin’s ‘’Cabo’’ team and the diminutive forward got his season up and running with a goal just five minutes into that triumph over the County Louth side. Midfielder, Stephen Ball bagged himself a brace and he will have to be closely marshaled by Dean Zambra and co on Saturday night at the City Calling Stadium.

Local lad, Aodh Dervin was the top performer in ‘’De Town’s’’ fine away performance in Galway last Friday night, as the Midlanders claimed a valuable point thanks to a scoreless draw at Eamon Deacy Park. However, had Longford’s finishing been sharper, especially in the second half with the likes of Sam Verdon and Chris Mulhall missing glorious one on one opportunities, Neale Fenn’s charges could have left the West with all three points.

Local lad Aodh Dervin, hoping to have another influential game for Town.

Despite the missed chances, Neale Fenn and his coaching staff will be extremely delighted with the efforts at the back with Mick McDonnell again standing out for the ‘’Red and Black’’. The towering centre-half, who is experiencing his first ever League of Ireland season having signed from Paul Perth’s Newbridge Town, has been a fine addition alongside last seasons team of the year member, Dan O’Reilly. Throw in the eye-catching displays from new shot-stopper Mick Kelly, who of course played for Cabinteely last season, and Neale Fenn will be hopefully of a third clean sheet of the season on Saturday night.

Town custodian, Mick Kelly, who could be facing his old side, Cabinteely on Saturday

Target man, Chris Mulhall will collect his Supporters Club Player of the Month award before the Cabinteely game and should he replicate his scoring form from the recent meetings with Athlone Town and Wexford FC, there’s a very good chance the home faithful will leave City Calling Stadium happy on Saturday night. Kick-off at the Strokestown Road venue is 7.30pm with admission just €10 for adults, €8 for students/OAPS and €5 for children under 12. Bring a friend!


Injured: Darren Meenan (hamstring), Alan Kehoe (ankle)


Dylan McGlade is still serving a 3 game ban following his sending off v Shelbourne.

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Longford Town Squad List

No. Player Position
1 Jack Brady Goalkeeper
2 Shane Elworthy Defender
3 Alan Kehoe Defender
4 Tristan Noack-Hofmann Defender
5 Daniel O’Reilly Defender
6 Dean Zambra Midfielder
7 Peter Hopkins Forward
8 Shane O’Connor Midfielder
9 Chris Mulhall Forward
10 Sam Verdon Midfielder
11 Evan Galvin Forward
12 Adam O’Connor Defender
14 Michael McDonnell Midfielder
15 Cian Byrne Midfielder
16 Aodh Dervin Midfielder
17 Jamie Hollywood Midfielder
18 Michael Kelly Goalkeeper
19 Karl Chambers Midfielder
20 Dean Byrne Forward
21 Darren Meenan Forward
22 Ryan Jackson Midfielder
23 Dylan McGlade Midfielder
24 Daniel Ridge Midfielder
25 Uri Keller Goalkeeper