COBH AT HOME
Saturday night sees Cobh Ramblers make the long trip from the south coast to the CCS, kick off at 7.30. Cobh have been doing extremely well in their last few games , picking up four points from a possible 6. So even before they hit the road north, we've been warned. Each of our four remaining games is a Cup Final, as Tony Cousins says. He's completely correct. But, as every one knows, if we win these four games, then we wave goodbye to the First Division.
We have vastly experienced players on the pitch, most have been through the agonising heartbreak of last year. So the lads on th epitch will do their best.
What we really, really need for our remaining home games is a huge supporting local and vocal crowd . For these two vital upcoming home games, it's time to forget Little Mayo of this time last year. It's time to forget the overpaid players of the Premiership. They won't miss you.
Again, every one in Longford, town and county knows that we could do with a lift. We desperately need something to lift our flagging spirits but we are lucky. We have De Town. We have a wonderful local club flying the local flag. It's one thing following from your smart phone but nothing compares to being there in the flesh. Put simply, we need many,many more supporters to actually make the journey out the Strokestown Road and to roar our support. We need a sea of red and black and a cauldron of noise.In fairness, the support has been increasing of late, but we simply need more. Much more. Will you join us on Saturday night? We need you.
LEINSTER CUP FINAL
Though beaten 2-1 by St Patrick's Athletic, De Town put on a magnificient display last Tuesday night against the highly rated Dublin outfit. There was plenty of attacking ,open football on a perfect playing pitch on a lovely autumnal night. A share of the spoils would not have flattered De Town and they fought bravely right to the last whistle. In summary, it was a plucky if unlucky performance and most went home reasonably happy.Once again, the visitors were loud in their praise of our revamped facilities and rock bottom prices and friendly atmosphere.
DIGGER SAYS HI
Massive Town fan, Marty Stapleton is an economic exile based in the capital where he attaends as many games as possible to make up for not being able to attend CCS. Recently he was at the St Pats ground for the Cup game since we had a free weekend. Marty, one of the League's greatest fans met up with one of the Town's greatest keepers, Digger. Digger was there with his young daughter enjoying the evening's entertainment. And of course, he was hoping to see his former team back playing soon with the rich kids. In the interim, he sends best wishes to all his old friends in the misty midlands.
BANDS FOR SALE
Plastic or Loom bands are currently all the rage with the young and not so young these days.Two St Emers students, Zuzanna and Alicja Pawelec are particularly gifted in creating all sorts of designs in an amazing array of colours. Before the game against St Pats they produced some red and black bands and to the amazement of many, they even created tiny Town players from elastic bands. They sold out within seconds of going on display in the Clubhouse. So, the industrious sisters have been hard at work again and will have a limited number of red and black wrist bands available before the Cobh game in the Clubhouse. Tiernan Dolan will have a selection on Saturday night but get there quick as they're bound to sell out very fast again.
It's birthday wishes time again, this week both Stapleton brothers are in celebration mode. And what do they want as birthday presents....not much, automatic promotion.
GOING TO THE DOGS
There will be a huge fundraiser this Friday night at Longford Greyhound Track in aid of the Longford Town Youth Development set up. For supporters of a certain age, the evenue is a very special place. It was at the Park Rd venue that many current golden oldies used to watch De Town. The sweet memories will never fade but time has moved on and now we're back following the greyhounds! Admission is just €10 with proceedings starting at 8pm. It promises to be a fantastic night and certainly not one to be missed.