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Twitter reaction from Town players and staff after our playoff defeat to Cabinteely

Sat Oct 12th 2019

After our defeat to Cabinteely last night in the Playoff Second Leg that marks the end of our season, many of our players and staff tweeted their reactions and gave thanks to the fans and staff and showed their love and appreciation for the club. Many thanks to our hard working squad, staff and volunteers, and also thanks to all our sponsors and supporters in 2019. We will see you all again in 2020.

#cmondetown 🔴⚫️

MATCH REPORT: Longford Town 1-1 Cabinteely (Cabinteely win 3-1 on penalties)

Sat Oct 12th 2019

Match Report by Andrew Dempsey

Cabinteely have continued their fairy-tale promotion hunt with a dramatic penalty shootout win over Longford Town – with Stephen McGuinness’ heroics sealing their passage to face Drogheda next week.

For Longford, their season is over despite a gallant effort, with its ending coming in the most cruel way possible via a penalty shootout.

Full match report on extratime.ie

Team Line-Ups

Longford Town: Lee Steacy; Shane Elworthy (Joe Manley ‘104), Conor Kenna, Michael McDonnell; Jack Doherty, Dylan Grimes (Peter Hopkins ’75), Paul O’Conor; Dean Byrne (Sam Verdon ’72), Aaron Dobbs, Adam Evans (Aodh Dervin ’95)

Subs not used: Sean Boyd, Karl Chambers, Luke Dennison

Booked: Conor Kenna (’49), Adam Evans (’87)

Sent off: None

Cabinteely: Stephen McGuinness; Jack Tuite, Eoin Massey, Conor Keeley, Keith Dalton (Yuta Sasaki ’87); Jack Hudson, Paul Fox, Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters (Luke Clucas ‘112); Zak O’Neill (Shane Barnes ‘110), Rob Manley, Karl Manahan (Daniel Blackbyrne ’62)

Subs not used: Peter Quinlan, Dean Casey, Jonny Carlin

Booked: Rob Manley (’31), Zak O’Neill (’90), Yuta Sasaki (‘120+2)

Sent off: None

Referee: Alan Patchell

Attendance: 992


Thu Oct 10th 2019

Match Preview by Tony Ghee

This Friday night at the City Calling Stadium, the second leg of the Promotion Play-Off between Longford Town and Cabinteely takes place with the game getting underway at 7.45pm.

This tie is delicately poised after last Friday’s goalless stalemate at Stradbrook in which both sides created good chances to win the contest. However, a combination of good goalkeeping, missed one-on-one opportunities, a disallowed Cabinteely goal, and a Longford Town effort that may or may not have crossed the line, all resulted in a clean sheet for both sides.

Longford Town almost took the lead after seven minutes when a Dylan Grimes corner was cleared off the Cabinteely line, an incident that sparked a debate as to whether the Town should have been awarded a goal.

Aaron Dobbs for Longford and Keith Dalton for Cabinteely both missed one-on-one chances with keepers McGuinness and Steacy coming out on top, while Paul Fox had a Cabinteely goal ruled out for offside.

Cabinteely had to play out the closing stages with ten players after former Longford defender, Kevin Knight, was dismissed for a poorly timed challenge on Town Centre-half, Mick McDonnell.

Both sides will be confident of success with Longford possibly having a very slight edge backed by an expectant big home following, however, Cabinteely have won two and drawn two of this season’s four meetings between the sides, including a one-nil victory at the City Calling Stadium back in May.

The potent threat of Kieran Marty Waters and the Division’s top scorer, Joe Manley, will give the visitors belief of scoring goals on the night and both will require close marshalling by the home defence.

On the plus side for Longford Town is the fact that they secured last week’s draw without the suspended Shane Elworthy and the ill Dean Byrne, while Aodh Dervin, Peter Hopkins, and Karl Chambers were all deemed unfit to start and had to settle for places on the bench. All of these players are now available to start the second leg with the only player out being the suspended left-back, Anto Breslin.

Action from last week’s scoreless draw v Cabinteely in the first leg of the playoff.

The winner of the match will have first leg home advantage against Drogheda United in the next round of the play-offs beginning Friday, October 18th.

Cabinteely come to City Calling Stadium this Friday!

Tue Oct 8th 2019

⚽️😍 Friday night’s game cant come quick enough! 😍⚽️

Cabinteely come to the City Calling Stadium for the second leg of the first round of the playoffs on Friday.

It’s 0-0 and all comes down to this with the winner moving on to take on Drogheda United in the next round.

The Supporters’ Club are delighted to announce that the fabulous Longford Samba Band will be adding greatly to the colour and atmosphere on Friday night. (Yes, Friday, not Saturday).

At least 10 gifted drummers will be showcasing their extraordinary talent from 7.25pm until just before the teams emerge from the tunnel.

If you haven’t yet heard their uplifting sounds, then you’re in for a special treat this Friday night when the City Calling Stadium will echo to the sounds of South America.

Arrive early this Friday night and be prepared to sample the Samba sound.

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