Longford Town will kick-off new season at home to Shamrock Rovers II

All set for start of 2020 SSE Airtricity League First Division: Feb 21/22

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Longford Town FC manager Daire Doyle

Longford Town will kick-off the new season at home to Shamrock Rovers II in Round 1 of the 2020 Airtricity League First Division with a 7.30pm kick-off at Bishopsgate (ex-City Calling Stadium) on Saturday 22 February.

In the first away fixture the following weekend, Friday 28 February, Daire Doyle’s side take on Drogheda at United Park, kick-off 7.45pm.  

The FAI have confirmed this week (Wednesday) that all applicants have been awarded licences for the 2020 SSE Airtricity League season. Following the work undertaken by the Independent Club Licensing Committee and the Independent Appeals Committee, the Premier Division will be made up of 10 teams, while the same goes for the First Division. There is no Limerick FC side in this season's 2020 league. 

Having taken the FAI to court over not being allowed to apply for a licence and winning the battle to do so, Limerick FC did not apply for a licence after all. As stated in the press release, "all applicants have been awarded licences" meaning that Limerick FC never completed the process to bring senior soccer to Limerick in 2020.

PREMIER DIVISION

Bohemian FC, Cork City, Derry City, Dundalk, Finn Harps, Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Sligo Rovers, St. Patrick’s Athletic, Waterford FC.

FIRST DIVISION

Athlone Town, Bray Wanderers, Cabinteely, Cobh Ramblers, Drogheda United, Galway United, Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers II, UCD AFC, Wexford FC.

Longford Town FC First Division League Fixtures 2020 are as follows:  

FIRST PHASE  

Round 1: Saturday 22 February - Longford Town v Shamrock Rovers II, Bishopsgate, 7.30pm

Round 2: Friday 28 February - Drogheda United v Longford Town, United Park, 7:45pm 

Round 3: Saturday 7 March - Longford Town v Bray Wanderers, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm

Round 4:  Friday 13 March - UCD. v Longford Town, The UCD Bowl, 7:45pm

Round 5: Saturday 21 March - Longford Town v Athlone Town, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm

Round 6: Friday 27 March - Galway United v Longford Town, Eamonn Deacy Park, 7:45pm

Round 7: Saturday 4 April - Longford Town v Cabinteely, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm

Round 8: Saturday 11 April - Cobh Ramblers v Longford Town, St Colman's Park, 7pm

Round 9: Saturday 18 April - Longford Town v Wexford, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm

SECOND PHASE

Round 10: Saturday 25 April - Shamrock Rovers II v Longford Town, Tallaght Stadium, 3pm 

Round 11: Saturday 2 May - Longford Town v Drogheda United, Bishopsgate 7:30pm 

Round 12: Friday 8 May - Bray Wanderers v Longford Town, Carlisle Grounds, 7:45pm

Round 13: Saturday 16 May - Longford Town v UCD., Bishopsgate 7:30pm

Round 14: Friday 22 May - Athlone Town v Longford Town, Athlone Town Stadium, 7:45pm

Round 15: Saturday 30 May - Longford Town v Galway United, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm

Round 16: Friday 5 June - Cabinteely v Longford Town, Stradbrook, 7:45pm

Round 17: Friday 12 June - Longford Town v Cobh Ramblers, Bishopsgate, 8pm 

Mid-Season Break: Saturday 13 June to Thursday 25 June - No fixtures 

Round 18: Friday 26 June - Wexford v Longford Town, Ferrycarrig Park, 7:45pm 

THIRD PHASE 

Round 19: Saturday 4 July - Longford Town v Shamrock Rovers II, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm 

Round 20: Friday 10 July - Drogheda United v Longford Town, United Park, 7:45pm

Round 21: Saturday 18 July - Longford Town v Bray Wanderers, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm 

Round 22: Friday 24 July - UCD v Longford Town, The UCD Bowl, 7:45pm

Round 23: Saturday 1 August - Longford Town v Athlone Town, Bishopsgate, 7:30pm

Week Ending Sunday 9 August - Extra.ie FAI Cup First Round 

Round 24: Friday 14 August - Galway United v Longford Town, Eamonn Deacy Park, 7:45pm

Round 25: Saturday 29 August - Longford Town v Cabinteely, Bishopsgate. 7:30p

Round 26: Saturday 12 September - Cobh Ramblers v Longford Town,  St Colman's Park, 7pm

Round 27: Saturday 19 September - Longford Town v Wexford, Bishopsgate, 7:45pm