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Match Preview: Shelbourne FC v Longford Town

Fri Mar 16th 2018

Match Preview by James Donnelly

SSE Airtricity League First Division
Shelbourne FC v Longford Town FC
Friday 16/03/18, KO: 7:45PM
Tolka Park

Longford Town head to Tolka Park tonight off the back of a comfortable 3-0 win over Wexford FC at City Calling Stadium last weekend courtesy of goals from two former Shelbourne men; Chris Mulhall (2) & Dylan McGlade. Shels were away to Finn Harps in Ballybofey where they drew 1-1 courtesy of a goal from former Longford Town striker and record goalscorer David O’Sullivan.

Longford go into tonights game currently sitting on top of the First Divison with 5 points, Shels are in 8th place with 1 point. A hard fought 2-2 draw with Cobh Ramblers on opening day followed by last weekends win over Wexford saw Longford top the table. A defeat to UCD on the first day of the league saw Shelbourne head to Finn Harps after the weather cancellations, having not played a home game yet this season.

Alan Kehoe is still out injured from Longford and should not be expected back for a number of weeks. Shelbourne are missing Aidan Collins and Mark Hughes through injury while Alan Byrne and Derek Pendergast return to the squad this week.

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Supporters’ Club Notes (11/03/2018)

Sun Mar 11th 2018


De Town had a good 3-0 home win against Wexford FC last Saturday. A heavy drizzle before kick off made for some slippery conditions but at least we didn’t let our lead slip this time. While, once again we played some lovely passing football, we still weren’t secured of all three points until the closing stages when our superiority and class showed with two more goals. It was a game we could have scored more but while we hit the woodwork twice, Wexford FC cracked it once..surely an unusual statistic.

What was particularly pleasing was the fact that we kept a clean sheet. So after our two opening home games, we’ve scored five and conceded two with four points on the board. It’s early days yet obviously but this time last season, alarm bells were beginning to tinkle. With results elsewhere favouring us,our win puts us level at the top with Galway,Cobh and UCD. It appears that we’re going to have a tight season ahead. Brace yourself.


This Friday night, March 16th we travel to take on Shelbourne at Tolka Park with a 7.45pm kick off. The hosts have a single point to their name and despite having our former goal machine Sully, we hope their point tally will remain at just one. It’s hoped that Section O will be running a bus to add to the noise level. In past years, Longford people exiled in the capital city used to turn up in large numbers at Tolka. We’d love to see this continue. A win on Friday night would be the perfect start to a great Bank Holiday and sporting weekend.


The match programme for the Wexford game was another excellent production. Fair play to Kieran Burke and Marty Stapleton for their terrific contributions. If you failed to pick up a copy you’ll have missed the fact that our match sponsor was King Wing Foods (Hong Kong) Ltd. Who says we don’t have far away appeal? On a different note, nice to see Marty togged out in his hi-vis gear as he cycled home after the match.


This Monday, 19th March sees our first car boot sale. Gates will open at 4am – yes, 4am and fees will be taken then from the stall holders. In the old days, we used to start much later but according as the car boot sales grew in success, the arrival times grew ever earlier. And of course we could do with some volunteers, maybe not the early shift but to help with traffic management and clean up afterwards.


Those long serving volunteers are all looking for some extra volunteers. Andy is searching for some more to help sell the 50/50 tickets and Tom could do with a pair of extra hands with the half time raffle. And as stated we could do with extra help at the car boot sales. Well, will you help us?


One supporter who was on a bit of a long road trip on Saturday night tuned into RTE’s Sport results after the 11pm news. He was driving and couldn’t check his phone. Like all Town supporters, he’s a law abiding citizen. He heard all about the rugby and plenty about English soccer, a little bit of golf and interestingly a report on cricket. But zilch, zero, nada about our game against Wexford.

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Match Preview: Longford Town v Wexford FC

Thu Mar 8th 2018

SSE Airtricity League First Division
Longford Town FC v Wexford FC
City Calling Stadium
Saturday 10th March 2018 | Kick-off: 7.30pm

Article by Kieran Burke – @KieranBTS/@BetweenStripes

Surprise winners on the opening day away to many peoples fancies as a dark horse this season, Cabinteely, Damien Locke’s Wexford FC could prove to be surprise packages in their own right after an underwhelming 2017 season.

With much upheaval both on and off the pitch at Ferrycarrig last season, little was expected of Wexford FC, who were taking part in their first ever League of Ireland season, replacing Wexford Youths, who ceased to exist following relegation from the top flight in 2016.

Losing the likes of Danny Furlong and Graham Doyle, two of the most experienced and highly rated players in their respective positions, new boss Damien Locke was always likely to opt for a young playing squad given the lack of financial power Wexford FC could muster compared to the divisions more established sides.

Only winning on four occasions in the league last season, the South-East club’s humiliating FAI Cup exit to non-league Crumlin United compounded Wexford’s misery. However, a positive run of form towards the tail-end of 2017 offered fresh hope, mainly thanks to the arrival of a number of clearly talented youngsters in Aaron Dobbs, Dean Kelly and Danny Bolger.

Having secured the services of striker, Dobbs on a full-season loan this time around, much more is expected of the player and his Wexford FC team-mates, despite the fact the 2018 First Division is being touted as the most competitive in League of Ireland history.

With a strong pre-season under their belts, which included an impressive 3-0 win over Bray Wanderers at the Carlise Grounds, the positives vibes felt towards the end of last year have carried on and been multiplied by the dozen thanks to that opening day win over Cabinteely.

Sean Hurley bagged his first ever League of Ireland goal to seal the 1-0 triumph in the Capital a fortnight ago and the former Bray Wanderers and Waterford United youngster will have to be marshaled closely with the midfielders confidence at an all-time high, thanks to not only that match winner but a strong college football campaign during the off-season.

Elsewhere, the threat posed by Shamrock Rovers loanee and Wexford native, Aaron Dobbs should not be underestimated by Neale Fenn’s side. The pacey striker offers powerful running in behind the defensive line, while the number nine is also very strong in the air despite his diminutive stature.

Longford Town will be looking to call on the experience of last seasons 5-0 win at this very ground over Wexford, but as ever expect the visitors to set up quite deep and look to frustrate their Midland opponents.

While Damien Locke’s men did lose three of the four head to head meetings with Longford last season, Wexford FC did manage to record a scoreless draw in the very first league meeting of 2017 and the South-East club will look to approach this latest meeting in similar fashion.

Another quick start, as seen in the opening game against Cobh Ramblers, would be very useful for tonight’s hosts, however, patience may prove key given the visitors potentially defensive set-up and Town manager, Neale Fenn is sure to stress that to his players before the walk out onto the hallowed City Calling Stadium turf.

Enjoy the game!

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LTFC Sponsorship Packages for 2018

Fri Jan 26th 2018

2018 is set to be a huge season for De Town and we have many sponsorship opportunities, your company can avail of. Here’s what we offer.

Please get in touch via ltfc1924@gmail.com for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Sign in City Calling Stadium

€600 (small)
€1000 (Large) plus cost of sign (3 year deal-sign free)

  • Advertising space in City Calling Stadium for all league and cup games for the duration of the 2018 season.

Player Sponsor: €250

  • Your/your company name included alongside player’s photograph in every home match Programme and on the club website.
  • Link to your own website if required
  • Autographed colour photo of you with your chosen player.

Programme Advertisement

Full Page: €50 (per game)   

€500 (whole season 14 league games plus home cup games)

Half Page: €30 (per game)

€300 (whole season 14 league games plus cup games)

Quarter page: €20 (per game)    

€200 (whole season 14 league games plus cup games)

Companies who purchase a whole page advertisement for the full season may avail of a link to their website from the LTFC Club website (LTFC.ie). They will also receive a signed copy of the Longford Town FC 2018 squad photograph.

Pub Sponsor: €250 per game

  • Company name/logo in Programme
  • Stadium PA announcements during game
  • Manager and minimum of 5 players to visit pub after match
  • 4 complimentary match tickets

Back (lower) of Shirt Sponsorship: €5,000

  • Your company logo on lower back of all first Team kits
  • Framed LTFC shirt, signed by all squad members and management
  • Company logo on Club website with link to your website
  • Opportunity to provide 2 mascots to a home game in Airtricity league
  • Opportunity to meet players and manager post-match
  • Photograph of presentation of jersey during half time in home game.
  • 2 complementary passes to each home Airtricity league game.

Shorts Sponsorship: €2,000

  • Your company logo on Shorts of all first Team kits
  • Framed LTFC shirt/shorts, signed by all squad members and management
  • Company logo on Club website with link to your website
  • Opportunity to provide 2 mascots to a home game in Airtricity league
  • Opportunity to meet players and manager post-match
  • Photograph of presentation of jersey during half time in home game
  • 2 complementary passes to each home Airtricity league game.

Mascot Sponsor: €250

  • Each match sponsor can bring up to 4 guests to the sponsored game
  • Receive pre and post-match beverage
  • Pre-match cheque presentation with club photographer
  • Opportunity to provide 2 mascots per sponsored game
  • Opportunity to meet the manager and players post-match
  • Arrangement can be made to have an LTFC player visit your business to meet costumers/fans if requested
  • Match programme advertising
  • Complementary match programmes
  • Stadium PA announcements during game

Match Ball and Ball Kids: €100 per game

  • Company name/logo in programme
  • Stadium PA announcements during game
  • Ball Signed by LTFC squad printed at half time on pitch by a player
  • Souvenir photograph of the presentation
  • Opportunity to provide up to ten ball kids for the game

Match Sponsor: €100 per game

  • Company name/logo in programme
  • Stadium PA announcements during game
  • 4 complimentary match tickets

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