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Longford Town Awards Winners for 2019 Announced

Sat Nov 9th 2019

Longford Town FC’s Award Night took place in the Longford Arms last night, and it was a great success.

Town goalkeeper Lee Steacy won the coveted Player of the Year award, and much deserved it was too! He also announced that he will be re-signing for the 2020 season.

Town’s midfield dynamo, Aodh Dervin won Young Player of the Year.

Dylan Grimes’ cheeky backheel against Drogheda United won Goal of the Season.

Over 420 votes were polled online for the Goal of the Season, and Dylan polled 37% of the vote!

Shane Elworthy won Section O Player of the Year. Congrats to all our winners and here’s to 2020! #cmondetown



Congrats to Town players on making the PFAI Team of the Year

Tue Oct 22nd 2019

You can now vote for Longford Town’s Goal of the Season 2019.

View the video above or on our YouTube channel and choose your favourite using the poll below.

The deadline for the competition is Friday 1st November 2019 at midday and the winner will be announced at our LTFC Awards Night on Friday 8th November in the Longford Arms Hotel.

GOAL A | Peter Hopkins (v Drogheda Utd)

GOAL B | Dean Byrne (v Drogheda Utd)

GOAL C | Michael McDonnell (v Bray Wanderers)

GOAL D | Dean Byrne (v Limerick)

GOAL E | Dylan Grimes (v Drogheda Utd)

GOAL F | Sam Verdon (v Drogheda Utd)

GOAL G | Dean Byrne (v Galway Utd)

GOAL H | Aodh Dervin (v Athlone Town)

GOAL I | Jack Doherty (v Bohemians)

GOAL J | Dean Byrne (v Wexford FC)

Full details on how to vote on http://ltfc.ie/vote-for-longford-town-2019-goal-of-the-season

MATCH REPORT: Longford Town 1-0 Limerick

Sat Apr 27th 2019

MATCH REPORT BY TONY GHEE

Longford Town moved back to the top-of-the First Division as a Lee Steacy penalty save and a stunning Dean Byrne goal earned the ‘Red & Black’ a narrow one-nil victory over Limerick FC at the City Calling Stadium.

The first half provided very little excitement with shots being blocked or fired well wide by both sides.

However, the Town came close to taking the lead on thirteen minutes when Mick McDonnell’s header from Anto Breslin’s corner was saved by Limerick keeper Jack Brady, the ball came back out to Adam Evans but his close range shot was cleared off the line by a Limerick defender and then Sam Verdon completely missed connecting with his rebound effort from just six yards out.

Limerick missed a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock on fifty-two minutes when they were correctly awarded a penalty.

Sean McSweeney threaded a perfect pass through to Conor Ellis who was upended inside the Town box by Shane Elworthy and referee Alan Patchell pointed to the spot. Up stepped Shane Tracy but his low spot kick towards the bottom left corner was superbly saved by Town keeper Steacy.

Lee Steacy superbly saved a penalty in this game.

Limerick’s woes continued seven minutes later when they were reduced to ten players as striker McSweeney was shown a straight red card for a two footed lunge on Elworthy.

Longford Town made use of their extra man to take the lead on seventy-four minutes with an exquisite move that was brilliantly finished by substitute Dean Byrne.

Carlton Ubaezuono won possession just inside his own half and exchanged passes with Sean Brennan, Brennan cleverly switched play to the right wing where he found Byrne, and the substitute swapped passes with Elworthy, stepped inside and rifled a twenty yard shot to the Limerick net.

TEAM LINE-UPS

Longford Town (4-1-4-1): Steacy, Elworthy, McDonnell, Kenna, Breslin, Zambra, Ubaezuono (Chambers 80 minutes), Dervin, Brennan, Evans (Byrne 57 minutes), Verdon (Dobbs 71 minutes).

Limerick FC (4-2-3-1): Brady, Kelly, Williams, Brouder, Fitzgerald, Tracy, Murphy, Ellis, Hughes, O’Sullivan (Hanlon 85 minutes), McSweeney.

NEW SIGNINGS: Town sign Lee Steacy and Anto Breslin

Sat Dec 1st 2018

Longford Town FC have announced the signings of goalkeeper Lee Steacy and defender Anto Breslin for the 2019 season.

Lee comes from Shelbourne FC but before then, he had spells with Bray Wanderers, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers.

Anto Breslin comes from Wolves having signed for them as youngster from St. Kevin’s Boys.

LTFC’s Marketing Manager, James Donnelly caught up with Lee for a quick chat and Lee stated that the reason he signed for Neale Fenn’s side was “because De Town’s style of play is exactly the type of team I want to play for. They’re a young side who aren’t afraid to try and play football the right way!”


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