Fenn targeting summer additions

With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Longford Town boss Neale Fenn has admitted he will look to bolster his squad during the mid-season break. Defeating Midland rivals Athlone Town 3-1 at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday night, to move back to within a single point of league leaders Shelbourne, Fenn admitted he could be forced to let a number of players leave “De Town” due to a lack of minutes this season.

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Henderson declares an end to Ramblers play-off hopes

Despite showing plenty of positives during Friday nights narrow 1-0 defeat away to Shelbourne at Tolka Park, Cobh Ramblers manager, Stephen Henderson declared post-match “we’re out of this, we’re not going for any play-offs” as the “Rams” fell to eighth place in the SSE Airtricity League First Division standings.

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First Division clash selected for Between the Stripes Match Day Live coverage as Shels host Cobh

Between the Stripes Match Day Live will make its second visit of the season to Tolka Park on Friday night to bring League of Ireland fans live and exclusive online commentary as Shelbourne host Cobh Ramblers in the First Division.

Not only that, but BetweenTheStripes.ie founder, Kieran Burke will be joined on commentary by former “Reds” goalkeeper and current Longford Town FC star, Lee Steacy.

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Wages issue arises again at Limerick FC

Between the Stripes Match Day Live was present at Tolka Park last night, as Shelbourne ran out deserved 2-0 winners against a well below par Limerick side in a crucial First Division tie. However, while taking nothing away from what Shelbourne boss, Ian Morris described as the “Reds” best performance of the season, Limerick’s well below par showing may be explained by a breaking news story on the night regarding issues surrounding players wages at the Munster club. READ ON for more…

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Clubs self interests come to the fore once more during Delaney scandal

BetweenTheStripes.ie founder, Kieran Burke outlines his frustrations at the lack of a coherent response from the League of Ireland clubs on the on-going John Delaney/FAI governance scandal, while also explaining why co-operation between the clubs could play a vital role in shaping the future of the national league.

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Burke & Brier scoop 200/1 League of Ireland bet after podcast predictions

A decade had passed since every home team in the League of Ireland all won on the same weekend, but that ultra unlikely outcome did indeed come to pass this weekend as all ten home sides claimed three points over their visitors. 

Normally you would say "nobody saw that coming" but quite incredibly that wasn't the case for the hosts of Between the Stripes LOI podcast as Kieran Burke & Jon Brier landed an astonishing 200/1 ten fold accumulator on Saturday night. 

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Bohemians V St.Pat's chosen for live match commentary

This Friday’s hottest ticket in town showdown between Dublin rivals, Bohemians and St.Patrick’s Athletic is the latest game to receive the Between the Stripes Match Day Live treatment with Kieran Burke & James Donnelly set to bring listeners live online commentary from Dalymount Park from 7:40PM on MIXLR.COM/BETWEENTHESTRIPES - Sign up now totally free!

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Fenn heaps praise on Kenna after derby day masterclass

A man of the match display from Conor Kenna in the Midlands derby left Longford Town manager, Neale Fenn piling the praise on the shoulders of the veteran defender, who has been displaying the art of defending to its absolute finest degree since arriving at the Midlands club during the close season. Fenn spoke to BetweenTheStripes.ie and Shannonside FM reporter, Kieran Burke regarding Kenna’s latest premium performance after Friday nights El Clasico derby victory away to Athlone Town.

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Live and exclusive commentary for Midlands derby

Between the Stripes Match Day Live brings you exclusive full match commentary from the Midlands derby on Friday, March 22nd, as old foes Athlone Town and Longford Town go in search of a crucial three points and the claim to local bragging rights.

Kieran Burke & Ger Brilly go live from Lissywoolen at 7:30pm, with kick off in the game known as “El Clasico” at 7:45pm.

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Clubs must keep pace with social media or become forgotten forces

As we roll into week five of the new domestic football season, the usual surge in attendances associated with the start of a new campaign has once again been prevalent throughout the country. However, this year it seems to be different. Traditionally, the early season buzz would soon fade away, and quite rapidly in some cases, with only those maintaining a position at the top of the table maintaining any sort of swell in attendance and interest figures.

However, this season the general excitement levels and interest in the League of Ireland seems to have found an extended breath to kickstart the 2019 campaign. Already this season we have seen sold out signs erected at the likes of Dalymount Park, Richmond Park and this weekend it seems the Brandywell will do like wise as the defending Champions, Dundalk visit Derry City. But why the extended period of seemingly main stream interest in the league?

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Kenny backs Forrester to find his feet

St.Pat’s boss, Harry Kenny was asked on star signing, Chris Forrester’s slow start to life back in the League of Ireland, following Friday’s sickening derby day defeat at the hands of Dublin rivals and current league leaders, Shamrock Rovers.

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