Longford Town

Longford Town, founded in 1924, were elected to the League of Ireland in 1984 and have returned to the Premier Division after winning the promotion playoffs last season.

The club’s most successful period was between 2001 and 2005 reaching three FAI Cup finals, winning the blue riband trophy twice as well as a League Cup title in that period and qualifying for European football in 01/02, 04/05 & 05/06. Current manager Daire Doyle will be hoping recent additions Aaron Bolger & Paddy Kirk will add to their existing squad and keep The Town in the Premier Division.

Nine-man Longford grab win over Dundalk

Longford Town ended their five-game losing streak with a resolute and hard-working performance in this bottom of the table Premier Division clash at Bishopsgate.

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Match Preview: Longford Town v Dundalk

Longford and Dundalk will battle it out in a relegation battle as they look to keep the chase on the pack as the Lilywhites are looking to get themselves out of a position they never thought they would be in at the beginning of this season. They meet at Bishopsgate this evening with kick-off at 7:45 pm.

The Lilywhites travel to the midlands in ninth position with only the hosts behind them with a seventeen point gap between them. A win for Longford would be welcome but would it be enough when it comes to seasons end is the question.

The hosts lost their last league fixture away to St. Patrick’s Athletic as Chris Forrester inspired his side to maintain the chase on Shamrock Rovers at the expense of Longford. The story has been a familiar one this season with ‘The Town’ performing well but just not getting the ounce of luck needed to turn certain results into wins. They have lost their previous five games and will be lucking it doesn’t become unlucky six in a row.

Dundalk is down to the bare bones in terms of players but Vinny Perth’s focus is on a late league run as well as a trip to the Aviva Stadium come November as his way of a ticket to European football next season.

“We’re three wins away from Europe and we’re going to battle our backside off to do it in the league as well,” Perth commented when speaking to the media this week. “I don’t think that’s out of the running. I think this team can win seven or eight games in a row, but we need bodies back.

His side came out of Waterford last week with a point but both sides will feel they should have taken all three. The men from Oriel know that the points tally is just nine points between ninth and fourth and a series of wins could bring them back up the table, consistency and momentum is a must if they are to mount a late run in the league.

Wilfried Zahibo, Patrick McEleney, David McMillan and Brian Gartland are all long injured for Dundalk. While there will be observations over Darragh Leahy, Daniel Cleary, Daniel Kelly and Michael Duffy. Raivis Jurkovskis and Sonni Nattestad will be back from international duty and will be expected to be part of the matchday squad.

Longford will assess Shane Elworthy who is doubtful after a head injury last week v St. Pats, while Rob Manley and Karl Chambers are doubtful also.

Dylan Grimes is out through an ankle injury and won’t feature. 

Burns fires Pats to victory

Chris Forrester’s eighth goal of the season followed by a Darragh Burns strike in the 87th minute secured the three points for St. Patrick’s Athletic as they came away 3-2 winners over Longford Town at Richmond Park tonight.

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Match Preview: St. Patrick’s Athletic v Longford Town

A crowd of 2,500 people will be allowed to attend Richmond Park as second place St. Patrick’s Athletic host bottom of the table Longford Town in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tonight (7:45pm).

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UCD gain Cup revenge on Longford

UCD got their revenge from last season’s Premier Division relegation playoffs against Longford, by confirming their presence in the Extra.ie FAI Cup quarter-finals, with a 2-1 win at the Belfield Bowl, with all the score changes happening in the second 45 minutes.

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Manager Daire Doyle

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irl Ireland
Current Team
Longford Town

League of Ireland Premier Division

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Fixtures

(Series 28)
Premier Division
The Brandywell

(Series 29)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 30)
Premier Division
The Showgrounds

(Series 31)
Premier Division
United Park

(Series 32)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 33)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 34)
Premier Division
Oriel Park

(Series 35)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 36)
Premier Division
Finn Park

Results

(Series 27)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 26)
Premier Division
Richmond Park

(Round 2)
FAI Cup
Belfield Bowl

(Series 25)
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

(Series 24)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 23)
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

(Series 22)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(1st Round)
FAI Cup
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 21)
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

(Series 20)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 19)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 18)
Premier Division
Finn Park

(Series 17)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 16)
Premier Division
Oriel Park

(Series 15)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 14)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 13)
Premier Division
United Park

(Series 12)
Premier Division
The Showgrounds

(Series 11)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 10)
Premier Division
The Brandywell

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Online Event

(Series 9)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 8)
Premier Division
Richmond Park

(Series 7)
Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

eLOI Group C
Online Event

(Series 6)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 5)
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

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Online Event

eLOI Group C
Online Event

(Series 4)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 3)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 2)
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

(Series 1)
Premier Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 18)
First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

(Series 17)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 16)
First Division
Stradbrook

(Series 15)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 14)
First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

(Series 13)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 12)
First Division
Carlisle Grounds

(Series 11)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 10)
First Division
Tallaght Stadium

(Series 9)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 8)
First Division
St. Colman's Park

(Series 7)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 6)
First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

(1st Round)
FAI Cup
Turner's Cross

(Series 5)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 3)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

(Series 4)
First Division
Belfield Bowl

(Series 2)
First Division
United Park

(Series 1)
First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Tweets

Longford Town Squad Statistics

Player
irlAaron O’Driscoll2929025962300
irlDylan Grimes2827123115200
irlAodh Dervin2725222930800
irlPaddy Kirk2423120280400
irlLee Steacy2020018000002
irlRob Manley2520517273110
irlKarl Chambers2215714720100
irlDean Zambra1818014370000
irlAaron Robinson2016413890410
irlShane Elworthy1615112690200
irlAaron Dobbs23111211712200
irlMichael McDonnell1313011620110
irlJoseph Manley1612410950200
irlAaron McNally1713410692100
irlMichael Kelly9908100001
irlJoe Gorman8807201100
irlDarragh Nugent8807201000
irlDean Byrne14956940000
irlAaron Bolger10826800200
irlDean Williams8806533100
irlCallum Thompson11475370000
irlConor Davis163134314000
irlSam Verdon7252370100
irlMatthew O’Brien5232190100
irlCallum Warfield9181831100
irlAaron McCabe505320100

Longford Town Men's Archive

Player
irlCallum Thompson11475370000
irlAaron Bolger10826800200
irlJoe Gorman9908401100
irlSam Verdon8353020100
irlNiall Barnes101400000
irlLuke Dennison1101200000

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