Longford Town F.C.
The Longford Town Football Club is an Irish football club was established in 1924 from the town of Longford. Longford Town played the first 60 years after its founding in low leagues, but has since 1984 continuously a member of the League of Ireland since the rise in 2000 in the top season, the Premier Division.
When the club was founded in 1924, they asked the Bohemians of Dublin for permission to be allowed to make their colors to the team colors, this remained so until today. The first time the club played in the lower leagues, but did in 1931 to win the Leinster Junior Cup and rise in 1935 in the Leinster Senior League, the game strongest league in the Irish Free State under the League of Ireland. In 1937 and 1954, the semi-final of the Irish Cup was achieved in each case. In addition, the club was four times in the Intermediate Cup, the Cup for clubs from the leagues below the League of Ireland, win. But it took until 1984 to Longford Town in the League of Ireland was taken. After the first season, the classification followed in the newly created low season of the league, the First Division, in the club for a long time played second-rate. 2000 finally succeeded in the climb to the highest Irish League Premier Division. In 2001, the club qualified for the first time for the final of the Irish Cup, but lost to the Bohemians 0-1; but already in the next year but one stood again in the final, not only in the 'Cup, but also in the League Cup. During the final of the League Cup was lost, the club won by a 2-0 win against St Patrick's Athletic with the Irish Cup in 2003 for the first time in the club's history a national title. 2004 could this be defended against Waterford United with a 2-1, also succeeded in this year 's victory in the League Cup.
By the three cup final appearances to Longford Town qualified for each of the qualifying round for the UEFA Cup, but the club always failed in the first round; 2001/ 02 against Litex Lovech of Bulgaria, 2004/ 05 against FC Vaduz of Liechtenstein and 2005/ 06 against Carmarthen Town AFC from Wales, but against Carmarthen on 14 July 2005, the first victory in European competition succeeded.
- Irish Cup Winner ( 2) 2003, 2004
- Irish League Cup Winners ( 1) 2004