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Supporters Club Notes (27/07/14)

AN EXCELLENT WEEK

Last week was an excellent one for bringing home the turf, adding to the tan but most of all, it was an excellent week for Longford Town FC. Last Tuesday we entrtained Wexford Youths in our game in hand. With little over 20 minutes gone, we were three up and looked home and hosed. But sport has more twists and turns than a Longford by-road and with our right flank exposed, we found ourselves at the receiving end of two goals and all before half time. Despite being reduced to 10 men, (after a horrible challenge on Willie Tyrell), Wexford continued to press and certainly weren’t put off by the large local and vocal crowd. As the tension packed game wound down, the visitors left three at the back as they went in search of a valuable point. However with the likes of O Connor and Sullivan playing cool, intelligent balls, we managed to hold out for a very valuable if edgy win and maximum points. Afterwards, the Youths manager was thrilled with his side’s fighting spirit; so hopefully they’ll reproduce it for a few other teams later on.

Pictures from last week’s Wexford Youths match at CCS

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

Some well known faces prior to kick off at a hot and humid City Calling Stadium last Tuesday, including Mark Salmon receiving his Player of the Month trophy for June from Peter Nevin. Despite racing into a 3-0 lead, the supporters were put through some tense times before emerging victorious 3-2 against a gallant Wexford Youths side.

New developments at City Calling Stadium – Press Release

The ongoing structural developments at City Calling stadium are progressing apace. Longford Town FC are delighted to announce that the new media room is now completed and will be ready for use for the first time at the Club’s home SSE Airtricity League game against Waterford United this Saturday July 26th.

The new media room is part of a development at the City Calling Stadium which includes new general office, manager’s office and drug testing room. It is envisaged that work on this block will be fully completed in plenty of time before Longford Town FC host two Under 17 international games in September. This development along with the newly revamped press box in the main stand make the City Calling stadium one of the most media friendly grounds in the League.

Club secretary Carmel Browne commented “All at the club are very proud of our stadium, the ongoing developments certainly enhance the facilities and make a visit to City Calling Stadium a great experience for supporters and media alike so it’s fantastic to see the new office block nearing completion. However I must add that a big plus for the club has always been the high quality of the playing surface. This continues to be the case and great credit is due to the hardworking groundsman and staff at the stadium”.

Carmel added “Longford Town Supporters’ Club continue to work hard on fundraising to ensure work on the stadium can continue so great credit is due to all involved there too”.

All at the Club are looking forward to our upcoming home games in the SSE Airtricity league and to hosting the upcoming Under 17 internationals.

Supporters Club Notes (21-07-2014)

TOWN SINK COBH

Thanks to a stunning hat-trick by the club’s all-time record breaking David O’Sullivan, De Town maintained top spot in the First Division by defeating Cobh 0-3 down in Cobh. It’s a long way down to the Co. Cork town and it can be a tricky assignment and one wag summed it all up with “ hopefully that’s our last trip to Cobh”.

Speedy Recovery to Willie Tyrell

All at Longford Town FC are very disappointed to hear of the serious nature of the injury sustained by Willie Tyrrell following a tackle which resulted in a red card for a Wexford player in the SSE Airtricity League game on Tuesday night last at City Calling Stadium. Willie has suffered a broken leg which will see him sidelined for the foreseeable future. All at LTFC wish Willie well and send him best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.We look forward to seeing him at The City Calling Stadium in the very near future. Good luck Willie!

Longford Town artist features City Calling Stadium in exhibition

Here are a selection of photos taken by Longford Town fan and local artist Barry Masterson, some of which will be on exhibition in Longford this Thursday the 31st of July until the 3rd of August. The official opening of this group exhibition ‘Limericks Longford Artists’, in conjunction with Cruthú Arts Festival 2014, will take place at 7pm on the 31st of July, in the ex-Grasshoppers Boutique located between the Shopping Centre car park and the Courtyard Café, all are welcome. More information on the event and it’s whereabouts can be found on its facebook page. Barry has recently launched his own website where you can see more examples of his work. www.barrymasterson.com

Supporters Club Notes (15/07/14)

As mentioned in last week’s notes, this week’s musings are being brought to you by a different scribbler while our resident scribe is off for the time being working on his tan. While we are not sure if we can fulfil the promise from last week that they will be of a higher quality, we will say that they will have more of a Section O influence, so if it’s tea and silage you want to read about, you’ll have to wait until next week!

New Fixture Date for Rovers B vs Town

The fixture between Shamrock Rovers B and Longford Town in Tallaght Stadium, has been refixed for Friday August 1st, with an 8pm kick-off.

Shamrock Rovers B v Longford Town

Friday August 1st 2014

Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Kick-off: 8.00pm

Underage Awards at City Calling Stadium

There was a big turnout at the presentation of underage awards at City Calling Stadium following the SSE Airtricity League game against Shelbourne recently.

It was fantastic to see so many talented young local men decked out in the red and black. There was a buzz of anticipation in the Clubhouse as the Senior players arrived in following their impressive performance against the Dublin team which resulted in them going top of the SSE Airtricity league for the first time this season.

LTFC Club Chairman Jim Hanley addressed the group and thanked all the underage coaches, managers and staff for their tremendous work in the last couple of years. The underage structures at the club are now well established and there is an increased number of talented youngsters availing of the top class coaching provided by the Club for boys under 15 to under 19. It is also worth noting that the Gaynor Cup girls under 14 team who represented Longford this year also received awards at half time during this game.

The Club Chairman also spoke on the progress of the new development at City Calling Stadium. The new pitch and training pitch are now in place and seeded and will be ready for action in 2015. However there is still a long way to go and the continued support of the local community is crucial in order to complete the development.

In concluding his address Jim thanked all the players and their parents. They all showed great commitment throughout the season and represented Longford Town to the best of their ability at all times.

Longford Town Senior Manager Tony Cousins presented the awards. The deserving winners were as follows:

Under 17

Player of the Year: Conor Dillon

Most Improved Player of the Year: Aaron Nally

Under 18

Player of the Year: Peter Hanley

Most Improved Player of the Year: Francis Molloy

Under 19

Player of the Year: Lee Higgins

Most Improved Player of the Year: Damien McGarry

Congratulations and well done to all the award winners. The good news for all these players is that the new season for underage starts in a couple of weeks so trials have already taken place for all age groups with over 250 attending!

The future is looking bright. Regular updates on the progress of the teams in their respective leagues will be available in local media and the LTFC website. Good luck to all involved!

All-time Scorers List Updated…

It’s not too often that our stats man, Marty Stapleton gets it wrong. But after a check of the record books, he has spotted that in fact, David O’Sullivan needs one more to equal Richie Parsons’ record. We wouldn’t put it past Davy to put that right in the near future. To make up for the oversight, he’s put together a comprehensive stat breakdown of our top all-time scorers.

All-time scorers top 10 (1984/85 to date)

43- Richie Parsons
42- David O’Sullivan
37- Stephen Kelly
34- Eric Lavine, Keith O’Connor
33- OG
29- Dave Mooney, Alan Kirby
25- Dessie Baker
23- Mark Salmon

League (top two)

39- Richie Parsons
36- David O’Sullivan

Breakdown of Parsons’ 43 goals:

League: 39
Leinster Senior Cup: 1
League Cup: 1
FAI Cup: 1
LOI Shield: 1

Breakdown of O’Sullivan’s 42 goals:

League: 36
FAI Cup: 4
Leinster Senior Cup: 2

Richie Parsons goalscoring record season by season

92/93: 15
93/94: 14
99/00: 14

Davy O’Sullivan’s goalscoring record season by season

2013: 27
2014: 15

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