Our Cup dreams ended in a 3-0 nil away loss to Shamrock Rovers last Friday night. The score line was a bit harsh on a battling Town side in a game played in front of about 2,000 supporters, many of them travelling up the M4 for the occasion. Some Rovers fans were hoping for an other First Division team in the next round but good luck to the Hoops whoever they draw. Tony Cousins fielded a strong team which surprised a few Town supporters. Some then were pointing to two losses in a row but quite frankly, nothing can be read into those results with two totally different competitions in question. Shels drew their game and will have a replay before we face them later in the week. Again, a few were hoping before the game that we wouldn't be in that position which of course increases the injury and fatigue risks. As the cliché goes, it's a case of putting it behind us and focusing on a much more important game this Friday night.
SHELS ON FRIDAY
It's back up the M4 on Friday night, August 29th when we visit Tolka Park to take on Shelbourne at 8pm which is a massively important game for both sides. Automatic promotion could be the mouth watering prize up for grabs and an enthralling contest is in prospect. Win and we have a bit of a comfort cushion, fail to win will mean unbearable tension till the season's final game. Sport has a way of dishing out incredible highs and lows but surely we're due some highs at this stage. But then, what we might be due and what we'll end up can so different. Nervy times for sure.
But for sure, what we want on Friday night is a massive and vocal travelling support. For every away game this season, there has been a magnificent travelling support and it has definitely made a difference to the team. There's many the Longfordian living in exile in the capital and we really hope as many of them will make the journey to Tolka Park on Friday night to shout on De Town. When we played in Cup finals in Dublin, the Exiled Longfordians were out in force, this Friday night is equal in importance to any of those Cup Finals. We really do need your support up there.
BUS TO TOLKA
Straight away after the Rovers game, names started to pour in for a place on the bus to the game against Shels on this Friday night. If you're interested in securing your place, don't leave it too late as places continue to be snapped up. You can travel in comfort, forget about the parking hassle and you'll have no toll charges to pay ( a saving of almost six euro straight away ). So what are you waiting for , contact Kieran on 083 167 0304 straight away and book your seat.It's a vital game and the team wants as many travelling fans as possible.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH / AUGUST
The evenings are drawing in, there's a chill in the air and schools are reopening which means only one thing.....it'll soon be time to nominate your player of the month for August. As soon as the final whistle goes on Friday night, you can forward your texts and the lines will stay live till Sunday night. We hae to put a deadline on it as the winning name has to be added to the trophy and the trophy to be ready and in place for the next home game. Last month there was an avalanche of nominations but they were way past the deadline. So, text your nomination along with your own full name to 087 9896269.
September is going to a busy month in the City Calling Stadium and one important date to note in your sporting diary is Tuesday September 9th . St Pats travel up to Longford to face us in the Leinster Senior Cup Final with kick off at 7.45 pm. They were surprisingly held to a draw by Shels last Friday night in the FAI Cup game which surely should give us a bit of a confidence boost. Whisper it, but we're still in line for a double this season.
De Town may not have nailed a place in the next round of the FAI Cup but fair play to Avril Gilchrist who nailed it in an other way last week. Avril is a mighty and loyal supporter who travels far and near supporting the red and black as well as working tirelessly in the Clubhouse during home games. Well Avril really nailed her love of De Town when she got her nails painted in spectacular read and black fashion recently. Urzula's Nail Bar were responsible for the incredible creation. Could this be the start of a new trend?