Tag: Fai cup

2004 FAI Cup heroes feature on Talk of the Town cover

Sat Aug 10th 2019

Our match programme for this tonight’s cup game features a special souvenir cover designed by Barry Masterson. The image is of former Town cup heroes Eric Lavine & Paul Keegan celebrating during our famous cup triumph over Waterford back in 2004 at Landsdowne Road. 😍 Get in early to grab yours as there is a limited number of copies! 🙌 Also in this week’s edition there is a brilliant interview with LTFC legend and cup winner Alan Kirby in which he discusses his cup wins and Town memories. 🔥



Match Preview | FAI Cup | Longford Town v Athlone Town

Sat Aug 10th 2019

Match Preview by James Donnelly

Extra.ie FAI Cup First Round

Longford Town FC v Athlone Town AFC

Saturday 10th August 2019 • Kick-off 7.30pm

City Calling Stadium

The final El Clasico of 2019 sees Athlone Town come to the City Calling Stadium tonight, still feeling the effects of their 5-1 league defeat at the hands of the Red and Black last week.

With goals coming from Aodh Dervin, Anto Breslin, Sean Boyd, Peter Hopkins and Sam Verdon, De Town easily dispatched of our near neighbours with Athlone pulling back the single consolation goal due to a mistake by Verdon in injury time, a mistake he made up for by scoring Longford’s fifth goal from the penalty spot only moments later.

The turn-around time between games may not be enough for Athlone to change things up and possibly pull off a win tonight, unless Town boss Neale Fenn opts to rest key players ahead of our huge league game at home to Shelbourne next week. Anything can happen in the cup so don’t expect a similiar game to last week in Athlone.

Going on recent form, De Town are clear favourites with our win last week and a good win over Galway United the previous week, whereas Athlone have struggled in the league and had their last win at the start of July over Wexford FC at home.

[caption id="attachment_22183" align="aligncenter" width="658"] Longford Town players celebrate Aodh Dervin’s opening goal during last week’s El Clasico in which De Town defeated Athlone 5-1. Pic: Ken Keenan[/caption]

Speaking to LTFC.ie ahead of tonight’s big cup clash, Manager Neale Fenn stated how important it was to not dwell on last week’s game, as anything can happen in the cup.

“It’s gonna be difficult you know, forget the result last week, we might have caught them on an off day, it’s gonna be a difficult game, Athlone came at us last week for a period and gave us a little bit of trouble.”

Since Longford Town’s foundation, we have met Athlone four times in the FAI Cup, with two of those ties going to replays. Out of the six games in total, De Town have won five games with Athlone winning one. Our biggest FAI Cup win over Athlone came in 2004 in the quarter final replay when we won 3-0 away thanks to goals from Shane Barrett, Alan Murphy and Phillip Keogh.

Team news: Jack Doherty is OK to feature and could be on the bench tonight after recovering from his ankle injury. Other than that, Longford have a full selection to choose from.



Extra.ie FAI Cup First Round Draw

Mon Jul 8th 2019

Longford Town FC have been drawn to play Athlone Town at the City Calling Stadium in the first round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup. 🙌 It’s El Clasico! All fixtures are scheduled for the week ending Sunday, 11th of August.

UCD v Letterkenny Rovers (non-league)

Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps

St Patricks Athletic v Bray Wanderers

Cobh Wanderers (non league) v Limerick

Maynooth University Town (non league) v Waterford

Lucan United (non league) v Killester Donnycarney (non league)

Bohemians v Shelbourne

Cabinteely v Cork City

Cobh Ramblers v Dundalk

Crumlin United (non league) v Malahide United (non league)

Collinstown (non league) v Galway United

Longford Town v Athlone Town

Glebe North (non league) v Sligo Rovers

Derry City v Wexford

St Michaels (non league) v Glengad United (non league)

Drogheda United v Avondale United (non league)


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