Longford Town have a free weekend due to the League’s midterm break for clubs in both divisions.
Last weekend the Town played match 14 of the 28 match season and one has to say its a pity that there is no game this weekend as the players and management would want to put Friday’s performance behind them. It’s now up to everyone to get the house in order and get the team back in winning ways on Friday week in Drom when the Town take on a fast improving Salthill Devon.
Salthill caused as big an upset as the Town’s loss when they beat the highly fancied Finn Harps team who now have lost their last two games. It was bad enough losing the game on Friday but the loss of team captain Mark Salmon must be a big worry for Town manager Tony Cousins. If his injury is very serious Cousins may have to look to replace him during the July transfer window.
Cousins has already strengthened his squad with two new signings during the week. Midfielder Rhys Gorman made his debut on Friday night when he replaced the injured Mark Salmon in the 71st minute. Gorman joined the club from Shamrock Rovers where he was rated as one of the best up and coming players at the club. The second signing is Glen O’Connor who joined the club from Leinster Senior league side St Patricks Cym. Glen is a defender who is also very highly rated and he was one of the big successes when Cym were very unlucky to loose to Cobh Ramblers in the FAI Ford Cup. Noel Haverty and Ethan Nkololo should be back for the trip to Drom on Friday week but Willo McDonagh will miss the game as he serves a four match ban.
The winning numbers in last week’s Lotto draw were as follows 14,18,24, 30. No jackpot winner. 100 euro winner Patricia Neary, Templemichael Tce, Longford. 25 euro winners Mai Harvey 30 Pauric Collum Heights Longford; Mary Finnegan Annaly Park Longford. Lotto tickets are on sale every Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-6 in Longford shopping Centre. Lotto tickets are 2 euro each or 3 for 5 euro.
Last weekend the Town club lost one of its greatest supporters when our good friend Robbie Shaw passed away.
Robbie has been a loyal Town supporter for many years and has supported us through thick and thin.
Back in the days when we were in the league of Ireland B Robbie travelled to matches when travelling was unpopular. Robbie may be gone but not forgotten.
To his wife , his son, daughters, son in law, daughter in law relatives and his many friends we extend our deepest sympathy.