WATCH: Between the Stripes TV pre-season special

Featuring highlights and exclusive interviews from Dundalk V Longford Town, Athlone Town V Finn Harps, Bray Wanderers V Bohemians & Longford V Sligo Rovers, Kieran Burke & Jonathan Brier preview the new LOI season in depth with some wonderful insight, debate and analysis ahead of Friday's big kick-off. Featuring interviews with Neale Fenn, John Gill, Sean Gannon, Terry Butler, Liam Buckley, Dylan McGlade & Gary Cronin.

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Salthill's "favourable commercial rates" comments leave a sour taste

Despite the positive news breaking tonight of Salthill Devon’s agreement to lease the facilities of Drum to Galway United as a training base for the 2019 League of Ireland season, BetweenTheStripes.ie reporter, Kieran Burke has hit out at the junior club over what he describes as a tasteless statement regarding “favourable commercial rates” by the Devon.

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"I want to hit double figures" says refreshed Town striker Dean Byrne

Fresh from a spell back with Harwicke Town, the club where Dean Byrne was first spotted by Longford Town boss Neale Fenn, the twenty-three-year-old striker talks exclusively to BetweenTheStripes.ie.

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Conor Kearns: “We need to stick to our core philosophies, and we need to have that belief in ourselves”

Following the Students pre-season friendly against 2019 First Division title favorites Shelbourne at the UCD Bowl, BetweenTheStripes.ie reporter, Andrew Dempsey caught up with UCD’s Conor Kearns, fresh off the back of a call up to Stephen Kenny’s home based Republic of Ireland under-21 squad.

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United's pain is Galway's shame

Following the news that Galway United were forced to conduct a pre-season training session in Athlone due to an on-going row with local junior sides, BetweenTheStripes.ie’s Kieran Burke delved deeper into the conflict as well as offering some much needed analysis on the situation.

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Sam Verdon: “I felt it was the right thing to do but, still, it was difficult to leave Longford”

During his one-and-a-half-year stint at First Division Longford Town, Sam Verdon established himself as one of the key men keeping Neale Fenn’s side ticking over as the now 41-year-old Londoner sought to revolutionise a product lacking side languishing in the First Division.

The former St Patrick’s Athletic recently caught up with BetweenTheStripes.ie reporter Andrew Dempsey to look back on League of Ireland adventure to date while also looking to an exciting 2019 in the Premier Division with newly-promoted Finn Harps.



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St.Mel's Brewing announce landmark sponsorship deal with Between the Stripes

BetweentheStripes.ie is delighted to announce St.Mel’s Brewing as official sponsors for the duration of 2019. Based in Longford Town, the craft beer distillers are the first locally based company to come on board as official sponsors of Between the Stripes in a deal that will see St.Mel’s Brewing advertise across all our platforms.

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Between the Stripes TV launches with pilot episode

History was made on Thursday afternoon as Between the Stripes TV officially launched on Youtube with its pilot episode coming from Cootehill in County Cavan. Hosted by BetweenTheStripes.ie founder, Kieran Burke the pilot episode focused on a charity game involving Dundalk FC legends and Cootehill Harps. As well as bringing viewers match highlights, there were some intriguing post match interviews with Dave Rogers, Chris Bennion and Cootehill Harps founding member, Gerry Arrowsmith.

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"We're looking for the play-offs 100%" says Athlone's Cian Byrne

“We are looking for the play-offs 100%” says new Athlone Town youngster, Cian Byrne. The ex-Lucan star is set to come up against his former club and Athlone’s arch midland rivals Longford Town in the 2019 First Division season.

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