Brilliant Longford Town FC are back in the big time

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk a major attraction at Bishopsgate next season

Padraic O'Brien


Padraic O'Brien


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Longford Town are going up! Local star Aodh Dervin celebrating with manager Daire Doyle and goalkeeper Lee Steacy following the wonderful win over Shels on Sunday Picture: Syl Healy

What a brilliant achievement. Longford Town FC are back in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division for the first time since 2016 following the wonderful 1-0 win over Shelbourne in the promotion/relegation play-off final at Richmond Park, Inchicore on Sunday last. 

Striker Rob Manley scored the decisive only goal in the 54th minute and all involved with Longford Town FC can savour this famous victory in looking forward to playing Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk, Bohemians, Derry City, St Patrick’s Athletic, Sligo Rovers, Waterford, Finn Harps and Drogheda United in the top flight next season.

Soccer success special in the Longford Leader, on sale this Wednesday