Blast From The Past

Blast From The Past 2001-02

Sat Jan 13th 2018

Longford Town played St Patrick’s Athletic at what was then called Flancare Park in the 2001-02 shown live on RTE. Town were battling relegation and this game finished 1-1, Stuart Holt with the goal for Town. We finished in the relegation playoffs, v Finn Harps, a 6-5 penalty shootout win preserving our status in the Premier Division for the 2002-03 season.

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(Credits: Cathal McGuinness for the footage, and to Longford Town TV, our YouTube channel)

Blast From The Past – Longford Town v Athlone Town (1983)

Fri Dec 22nd 2017

In 1983, whilst still a non-league side, they hosted reigning League and League Cup Champions, Athlone Town. Longford Town had Zac Hackett as player-manager and famous names such as dual GAA star, Dessie Barry and Heysham El Khershi, here’s a few snippets from the programme of that occasion.

Blast from the Past: 1969 (Longford Town v Shelbourne)

Wed Dec 20th 2017

Another trawl through the archives, this time, the FAI Challenge Cup Second Round game between Longford Town and Shelbourne. Here’s a few snippets from the programme as well as some of the restaurants, bars and entertainment of the time.

Blast From The Past – Longford Town v Sligo Rovers (1984)

Mon Dec 18th 2017

We go back to 1984 with a great bit of history, Longford Town’s first season in the League of Ireland and their first ever league match at Abbeycartron against Sligo Rovers which ended 1-0 to the visitors. Here’s a selection of articles from the historic first programme and where our League journey started.

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