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LTFC Underage News (22/04/2018)

Sun Apr 22nd 2018

WEEKEND RESULTS

U19 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Sunday April 22nd
Longford Town 1-2 Finn Harps

Kamil Schlass with the Town goal. Harps scored the winner in the 85th minute to go top of the league.

U17 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Saturday April 21st
Finn Harps 4-1 Longford Town

David Dalton with Longford Town’s goal.

U15 SSE Airtricity League Group 2

Saturday April 21st
Longford Town 0-1 Athlone Town

A very similar story to last week for the lads only this time Longford Towns U15’s came one closer than at Cabinteely last week, in what was a very competitive and evenly matched Midlands Derby.

In front of a large crowd in Longford’s first home game of the season both sides were very evenly matched for the opening half with one stand out chance falling to either side. Unfortunately for Longford their chance from a Nick Palmer strike went just wide after a fantastic break away took place thanks to some great play from Josh Geogheann, Ben Grey and Sam Hayden.
The shot went just wide of Athlone’s post though, and only 5 minutes later Athlone’s first clear chance of the game would be dispatched ruthlessly seeing Athlone lead at the break 1 nil.

The second half remained as even as the first, but similar to the first half, chances were few and far between and only for a few threatening set pieces for either side, the half petered out and the game finished 1-0 to Athlone.

Again a lot of encouraging signs for Longford’s U15’s as they matched the performance of yet another good team.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

U19 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Sunday 29th April
Athlone Town v Longford Town
Athlone Town Stadium / Kick-off: 14.00

U17 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Sunday 29th April
Longford Town v Athlone Town
City Calling Stadium / Kick-off: 13.00

U15 SSE Airtricity League Group 2

Saturday 28th April
Mayo League v Longford Town
Venue TBC / Kick-off: 14.00

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LTFC Underage News (15/04/2018)

Sun Apr 15th 2018

WEEKEND RESULTS

U19 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Sunday April 15th
Longford Town 0 Shelbourne 2

U17 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Saturday April 14th
Shelbourne 1-0 Longford Town

U15 SSE Airtricity League Group 2

Saturday April 14th
Cabinteely 2-0 Longford Town

UPCOMING FIXTURES

U19 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Sunday 22nd April
Longford Town v Finn Harps
City Calling Stadium / Kick-off: 14.00

U17 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Saturday 21st April
Finn Harps v Longford Town
Killygordon / Kick-off: 14.00

U15 SSE Airtricity League Group 2

Saturday 21st April
Longford Town v Athlone Town
City Calling Stadium / Kick-off: 12.00

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LTFC Underage News (02/04/2018)

Mon Apr 2nd 2018

RESULTS

U19 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Wednesday, March 28th
Longford Town 1-2 Monaghan Utd-Cavan FP
Callum Ross-Lynch scored for Longford Town.

Saturday, March 31st
Drogheda United P-P Longford Town

UPCOMING FIXTURES

U17 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Tuesday 3rd April
Longford Town v Drogheda United
City Calling Stadium / Kick-off: 19.30

Sunday 8th April
Longford Town v Sligo Rovers
City Calling Stadium / Kick-off: 14.00

U19 SSE Airtricity League Northern Elite Division

Sunday 8th April
Sligo Rovers v Longford Town
The Showgrounds / Kick-off: 14.00

U15 SSE Airtricity League Group 2

Saturday 7th April
Longford Town v Shamrock Rovers
City Calling Stadium / Kick-off: 14.00

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Player Interview: Aodh Dervin

Thu Mar 29th 2018

INTERVIEW BY JAMES DONNELLY

Having made his first competitive start of the season against Athlone Town last weekend, LTFC Social Media Manager James Donnelly sat down with local star Aodh Dervin to chat about all things LTFC.

Having joined the Longford Town under-age system at 15 years old, the former Melview FC player lined out for the Red and Black for 3 matches in his first season while also still donning the Melview shirt. The lure of Dublin clubs and a higher possibility of being scouted came calling but the youngster ultimately decided to stay put in his home town.

“When I first played with Longford Town, it was a development squad. We only played 3 games and I still played with my local club Melview at the time too, but the league of Ireland was huge help. It gave you a reason to stay in Longford and not to go to Dublin teams, the under-age system is really good in Longford and it can only improve.”

Aodh is just one of a number of first team members who rose through the under-age ranks at Longford Town FC. Arvagh man Tristan Noack-Hofmann came through from the U17s along with Karl Chambers from the U19s in the last few years. A club Aodh has supported since he was a small child, he reminisced on memories of City Calling Stadium.

“As a kid it was obviously a dream to play for Longford. I used to go to the games and I always dreamt of walking out in front of the crowd. When I used to go to the games as a kid, I loved ‘Digger O’Brien’ the goal keeper and Sean Prunty. They’re the two I can remember the most.”

This interview remembers being a member of the Longford Town FC U16 team quite a few years ago and standing in City Calling Stadium after a game when a small, loud, 10 year old boy approached him. Carrying his football in one hand and wearing a Longford Town jersey that was down to his knees, he approached me and began to dissect my performance and proceeded to tell me where I struggled as a player and what I should do to improve. He then told me that one day he’d be on the senior team and show the league how to play football. That young kid is the player I’m now interviewing. When asked what advice he could give to the younger lads coming up through the ranks, Aodh revealed a more modest side than the one showed almost 10 years previous.

“To be honest James there’s not much advice I can give as I’m still young and learning. The big thing I have learned is always ask your coaches/ managers on how you can improve and become better because it goes a really long way…and maybe just enjoy your football. For a while I forgot to enjoy it but when you do enjoy it there’s no better feeling than it!”

Aodh is certainly enjoying his football, having got 90 minutes under his belt last week along with a few substitution appearances so far this season, I got his thoughts on being selected for the starting XI in the El Classico v Athlone.

“Starting against Athlone last week came as a bit of a shock but it was a great feeling being named in the team. I think my performance could have been better..I showed a lot of nerves early on and did some silly things but all the lads eased me into the game which made it easier as the game went on.”

While Aodh showed some nerves in the opening quarter, he soon settled and put in a sublime performance with numerous social media commentators naming him man of the match. Anyone who watches can see why he has been called up to the International team on a number of occasions. He is a great example of a home grown player who loves his club. There was Zak Hackett in the past, Sean Prunty, Michael Lee, to name but a few locals who’ve stood out…now we have Aodh Dervin. Longford’s own.



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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