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Local side Firhouse Clover to take on Longford Town at IT Tallaght

Local side Firhouse Clover will next weekend hope to continue on with their successes of late with a fixture in the Leinster Senior Cup.

The football club play in the senior division of the Leinster Senior league are managed by Keith Baker Assiasnt manager Ed Saul and Coach Paul O’Brien will look to move onto the next stages of the cup with a win against Longford Town. “The Town” suffered relegation from the Premier Division just last season after a poor campaign, with this in mind the Tallaght side will be hoping to take full advantage.

We spoke to assistant manager Ed Saul who told us why this is a date in the calendar for the locals;

“There has been a lot of changes at the club and many of last season’s squad have moved on so we have assembled a new squad full of young hungry players who in the future hope to play at League of Ireland level themselves. If we help develop young players and they move on to a higher level we would be very happy to see that. We have 5 players in our squad that played U19 level with Longford recently so obviously they are buzzing for the game. The game itself V Longford Town is in the Leinster Senior Cup which pits junior and intermediate teams from Leinster against the League of Ireland teams from leinster in a knockout cup competition.

This is really a bonus game for us as our priority is staying in the Leinster Senior division but all that will be put aside and it gives it a chance to test ourselves against a established League of Ireland side at home in Tallaght IT”.

Ed also spoke highly of the management team at Longford telling us of his support for manager Alan Matthews who himself has had to assemble his own squad having just recently taking on the job. Ed urges the people of Tallaght to come along on the day and get behind the local side;

“We hope the football people of Tallaght can come out and support us on the day as were flying the flag for the Leinster Senior league and admission is only €5 and kick off is 2pm Sunday 12th March”.

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About Rachel Lynch

Rachel Lynch
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