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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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"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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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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"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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"Why can't we win the league" says new Longford keeper Lee Steacy

New Longford Town FC goalkeeper, Lee Steacy sat down exclusively with Betweenthestripes.ie founder Kieran Burke this afternoon to discuss the twenty-five-year-old’s big shot at first-team football in the Midlands next season.

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Former Madrid youth, Felix Bape speaks exclusively to BTS

Former Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid youth player, Felix Bape spoke exclusively to Between the Stripes reporter, Kieran Burke on a range of topics, from his time in the Spanish capital to trialing with First Division strugglers, Athlone Town just to earn a shot at playing League of Ireland football.....A must read. 

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