Tag: Wexford FC

Jack Doherty signs for Longford Town

Fri Jul 5th 2019

Longford Town FC are delighted to announce the signing of Jack Doherty from Wexford FC.

The 24 year old forward comes to Longford, having scored 6 goals in 18 games for Wexford.

He has previously played for Longford Town under Tony Cousins, making 4 appearances before leaving the club in 2015. He also had spells with Waterford and Limerick and also Ipswich Town in England.

Since joining Wexford in January this year, Jack has consistently produced match-winning performances and will be a great addition to Neale Fenn’s squad. With an eye for a goal and quick pace, Doherty revealed it wasn’t just De Town who came calling for his signature once the window opened.

“There were other clubs interested in signing me but I felt after speaking to Neale that Longford was the right place to come to…”

The young Tipperary man didn’t forget to mention his former club and was quick to thank them after signing for the Red and Black.

“Obviously I loved my time at Wexford…they done everything for me and i’ll be forever grateful. I just want to kep going where I left off from Wexford and bring that with me to Longford and my main goal is to try and go on and win the league with the team…”

Both Jack and other new signing Dylan Grimes are both available for selection tonight when De Town take on Limerick FC at Markets Field. Kick off is at 7:45PM.

Match Photos: Longford Town 1-0 Wexford FC

Sun Jun 9th 2019

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan 

Saturday Night Fever at the City Calling Stadium as Longford Town squeeze past Wexford with a late, late goal by Jamie Doyle.

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It was a late, late show at the City Calling Stadium tonight as Jamie Doyle’s vital goal netted all 3 priceless points – and if you wondered just how important that goal was….check out the pics from the scoring of the goal to the unbridled celebrations afterwards.

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The attendances have increased this season – it’s great to see our older supporters still enjoying the fare but it’s even more encouraging seeing so many younger fans turning up regularly to experience the real live atmosphere of the City Calling Stadium.

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The talented future stars of Longford and District Schoolgirls added greatly to tonight’s enjoyment at the City Calling Stadium. Apart from showcasing their undisputed footballing skills at half time, they also provided a guard of honour for both sets of players after the game – which made some of the players feel like rock stars. The girls are a very polite, friendly bunch of well disciplined and skillful footballers and they’ve a super future – a credit to their management and parents.

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Dean Byrne received his May Player of the Month trophy from Ciara McGuinness, aided by Shane Connolly. Shane, a son of the famed Pauric Connolly is also manager of Cherry Orchard FC, brought along his footie mad daughter for her second game this week at the City Calling Stadium to see De Town win again!! The night was also proved to be a bit of a reunion for Shane and our fabulous net minder Lee Steacy – Shane maintains he spotted Lee’s talent years ago and signed him up when only a young fella.

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And that about concludes the pictorial record for an other memorable Saturday night game at the City Calling Stadium.

RTE’s Late Late season may be over….but ours certainly isn’t !!

Thanks to everyone for coming out tonight to support De Town – it’s hugely appreciated- thanks too to the lads….but please…don’t leave it as late again, it’s not good for the auld hearts… C’mon De Town!!

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MATCH PREVIEW: Longford Town v Wexford FC

Sat Jun 8th 2019

Match Preview by Kieran Burke (@KieranBTS)

Longford Town will be looking to avoid a potential banana skin when they host an awkward Wexford FC side in the SSE Airtricity League First Division tonight, kick-off is at 7.30pm. 

Despite sitting bottom of the second tier at present, Wexford FC have dramatically improved on their showings from last season, when heavy beatings and an uncompetitive nature were regular occurrences for the South-East based outfit. This year, under the watch of rookie manager Brian O’Sullivan, Wexford FC have been more than competitive, even against sides that dwarf the amateurs of Wexford in terms of budget and resources. You only have to ask Bray Wanderers, who Wexford turned over earlier this season how big of a danger underestimating this side can be.

That win over Bray is just one of two for O’Sullivan’s team this season with the other victory coming at home to Athlone Town, who sit just two points ahead of Wexford ahead of the latest round of First Division fixtures.

As for the hosts, Longford Town come into this latest home fixture off the back of a nervy win over Galway United on Bank Holiday Monday, as Neale Fenn’s troops appeared to take their foot off the gas in the second half, almost costing the Midlanders a vital three points. First half goals from Dean Byrne & Sam Verdon were enough to ensure Galway’s second half strike was nothing more than a conciliation but Fenn is sure to demand a more consistent showing across the ninety-minutes from his players tonight.

Underestimation of Wexford FC simply won’t be a concern for the Town management, given the major fright Longford received in the first meeting away to Wexford earlier this season. Going behind to a Danny Furlong goal, Town eventually rallied late to come away from Ferrycarrig Park with a crucial 2-1 victory but to say it wasn’t pretty would be a major understatement.

That result was built off determination, belief and character and while those attributes are of the upmost importance for any side with title ambitions, a more assured performance from a Town team, who will enter the game as heavy favourites, would be more than welcomed by the home faithful.

With league leaders, Shelbourne away to Bray Wanderers at 3pm today, Longford Town’s players will already know ahead of kick-off if they can go top of the table with a win tonight, however, with just Bray Wanderers to face (away) before the mid-season break, no team with title ambitions can afford to lose ground at this vital stage of the season.

Action pic from Town’s 2-1 victory at Ferrycarrig Park, earlier this season. Pic: Ken Keenan


Match Preview: Wexford FC v Longford Town FC

Thu Apr 4th 2019

Match Preview by James Donnelly

Wexford FC v Longford Town FC
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Friday 5th April 2019
Ferrycarrig Park | Kick-off 7.45pm

Longford Town make the long trip down to Wexford on Friday night, just three days after travelling to Derry City and bowing out of the EA Sports Cup, and just six days after a fantastic 2-0 win at home to Shelbourne in the league.

De Town go into the game unbeaten in the league and having only conceded one goal so far. Wexford haven’t had the best of starts to the league campaign but have shown great improvement in recent weeks narrowly losing out to Drogheda United through an injury time winner last week and then defeating Bray 2-0 the week before.

Neale Fenn’s side should be confident ahead of the encounter in the sunny south east with the Red and Black emerging victorious in 6 out 7 past league games between the two sides.

There are no injury concerns for Longford and Carlton Ubaezuonu has resumed training with the team after his injury and should be match fit within a number of weeks.

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Wexford have the services of Danny Furlong to rely on this season and will no doubt be looking to their talisman to get them up and running. Chris Kenny is out injured for Brian O’Sullivan’s side and Sean Callan is out through suspension.

Neale Fenn spoke to LTFC.ie this week ahead of the game. “We’ve always found it difficult to go down there, the couple of times I’ve been down there, it’s been a dry pitch, and it’s been very slow, you know, we know what we’ve got to do. Wexford have been on a decent run the last couple of games and even though they lost to Drogheda, it was in the last minute, so they’ve improved but you know, we’re not scared, we’re gonna go down there full of confidence.”

Kick off at Ferrcarrig Park is at 7.45pm on Friday.

C’mon De Town!

Check out the highlights of last year’s 2-0 win away to Wexford by clicking the link below:

Wexford FC v Longford Town

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City Calling Stadium

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Athlone Town Stadium

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St. Colman's Park

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United Park

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Eamonn Deacy Park

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Tolka Park

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Carlisle Grounds

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Markets Field

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Stradbrook

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