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Longford Town FC granted First Division Licence

Wed Feb 5th 2020

Longford Town FC is delighted to announce that we have been granted a licence to compete in this years SSE Airtricity League First Division. A special mention to Archie Bell and Paddy Donnelly and those behind the scenes which work extremely hard every year in securing the licence to play. Now we await the fixtures…

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SSE Airtricity League First Division fixtures due on Friday 10th January

Thu Jan 9th 2020

As confirmed by the SSE Airtricity League Twitter account, the SSE Airtricity League First Division Fixtures will be released at 1.00pm, Friday 10th January 2019. FIXTURES | 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣ First Division season Fixtures for the 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣ First Division season will be released at 1pm tomorrow 🙌 Make sure you’re following @SSEAirtricityLg to find out who you

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Press Release: Record-Breaking Sponsorship Deal for Longford Town FC

Thu Nov 28th 2019

Bishopsgate Group announced as official club sponsor of Longford Town FC in record-breaking sponsorship deal

Longford Town FC is delighted to announce their new sponsorship deal with the Bishopsgate Group.

Bishopsgate is a large contractor payroll solution for national and international companies who provide operatives into the UK market. As the official sponsor of Longford Town FC they will play an active role in supporting the club in their endeavour to secure promotion to the SSE Airtricity Premier League.

 The new sponsorship agreement will see Bishopsgate welcomed as the new main sponsor of Longford Town FC, with their logo featuring on the first-team home and away kits, title rights to the stadium which will now be known as ‘Bishopsgate’ and additional hoarding in and around the grounds.

Jim Hanley, Longford Town FC Chairman has said of the sponsorship deal;

The new deal is incredibly important to the club as it sees Longford Town partner with a well-established company that focuses on the commercial benefit of association with our league, with many fans, volunteers and ambassadors working in the UK and the construction sector. It ensures that the club and our wider community can benefit from the record-breaking sponsorship deal we have agreed with the Bishopsgate Group.

Luke Shannon-Little, Managing Director of Bishopsgate Group, has said;

Being able to support and work alongside a football club that has clear focus and ambition, and has demonstrated clear success within the Airtricity League is an exciting opportunity for Bishopsgate. The connection between Bishopsgate’s business within the construction sector and the significant increase in Irish construction enterprise means both Bishopsgate and Longford Town FC can mutually benefit from the new deal, providing opportunities to the surrounding local communities. I am excited to see what the new season brings and hopefully this marks the start of a long and beneficial relationship.

Bishopsgate Group has been appointed the new 2020 official club sponsor of Longford Town FC. For more information surrounding the deal please contact James – media@ltfc.ie

 

MATCH REPORT: Cobh Ramblers 1-3 Longford Town

Sat Sep 21st 2019

Match Report by Tony Ghee

Cobh Ramblers 1 (Cian Leonard ’32)
Longford Town 3 (Adam Evans ’24, ’58, Dean Byrne ’48)

Longford Town ended the regular league season with a three-one victory over Cobh Ramblers at St. Colman’s Park, to finish in third place, just behind second placed Drogheda on goal difference in the final league table.

The victory ensures second leg home advantage for the Town ahead of their October play-off against fourth placed Cabinteely who ended the regular season with a win away to Wexford FC.

Longford Town took the lead on twenty-four minutes with the game’s first real opportunity courtesy of a fine finish from winger Adam Evans.

A right-wing cross from Peter Hopkins was brilliantly controlled by Evans just inside the Cobh box, he danced to the right past defender Fleming and superbly drilled a low shot to the bottom left corner of the Cobh net.

The home side equalised on thirty-two minutes when striker Cian Leonard converted a penalty, after Town defender Joe Manley had brought down Ian Turner.

The Town regained the lead just three minutes after the resumption, after a fine flowing move
resulted in Dean Byrne firing home a brilliant shot from the edge of the Cobh box from a Hopkins left-wing cross.

The Midlanders increased their lead on fifty-eight minutes when Evans scored his second goal of the contest, heading home from Hopkins inswinging corner, to put the visitors three-one up.

The Town should have gone further ahead on sixty-eight minutes. A sublime, quick-footed move involving Byrne, Jack Doherty, Evans and Hopkins, ended with Evans cross being headed narrowly wide at the back post by Hopkins.

Longford Town’s promotion play-off first leg away to Cabinteely FC will take place at Stradbrook on Friday, October 4th, while Longford will host the second leg at the City Calling Stadium on Friday, October 11th.

Team Line-Ups

Cobh Ramblers (4-4-1-1): Hunt, Fleming, O’Riordan, Lyons, Taylor, Henry, Hurley, Turner, Lamb, Foley, Leonard.
Substitutes: Murphy for Lamb (64 minutes), Cronin for Foley (64 minutes)

Longford Town (4-2-1-2-1) or (4-3-3): Steacy, Manley, Kenna, Noack-Hoffman, Zambra, O’Connor, Doherty, Byrne, Hopkins, Evans, Dobbs.
Substitutes: McCabe for Doherty (79 minutes), O’Neill for Hopkins (85 minutes), Ubaezuonu for Dobbs (89 minutes)

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