Longford Senior Championship Final 2010 Live Video Broadcast
This years Longford County Senior Championship final will have the added dimension of being broadcast live across the internet. Viewers worldwide will see the 2008 contenders Longford Slashers pitted against the 2009 contenders Dromard in what should be a closely and keenly fought contest.
The broadcast which is being sponsored and provided by local technology company Information Providers Ltd, can be viewed by visiting the "Community" section of the following website www.Information-Providers.ie
The broadcast is particularly aimed at the Diaspora so make sure to inform your friends, relations, and family who are residing abroad, whether they be in New York, New South Wales, or Newfoundland, if they have a desire for viewing some action from home, to tune in.
In addition there will also be a live commentary, an on-line live chat application, video clips, pictures, and interviews on the website during the days in the run-up to the final. Viewers are strongly advised to check in with the site in the days prior to the game for further instructions and to test audio and video reception. The broadcast itself will begin at 3:00pm Irish time (GMT) on Sunday while the game itself is schedule for 4:15pm.
2. Make sure to tell your family and friends who are living away from home, feel free to cut and paste the information here, or invite participants via Facebook.
3. Refresh your web browser frequently so that you get to see any changes to this page, and especially after any service disruptions, otherwise your browser will not be aware that the issue has been resolved. To refresh your browser, press the F5 function key on your keyboard.
4. Test your Audio and Video Reception in the days prior to the game.
5. In the event of a serious outage occurring during the live vidoecast, views can tune into Shannonside Radio to listen to an Audio Commentary of the game. Shannonside Radio can be reached at http://www.shannonside.ie/
6. The quality of the Audio is likely to be better on the Shannonside Radio website. You could therefore have their website radio audio running in a second browser session in the background. You can listen to Shannonside audio stream on the following website http://www.shannonside.ie/
7. You can view in full screen mode by clicking on the square icon which appears on the bottom right hand corner of the video viewer. Note however, that the quality of Full Screen Video may not be as good as the smaller display
8. For better quality, if you have a digital projector, you could project the "small" video viewer onto a whiteboard or wall. The video quality is better in the small video viewer.
9. The quality of the video may degrade if you have low capacity/speed broadband. The higher capacity the broadband the better. So if you have the opportunity to view from a premises that has a higher speed, then you should consider this
10. We may at some stage after the game provide a stream of the official game video after it has been produced. Especially if any technical issues interrupt the live broadcast. We will look into the feasibiliy and the permissions required to do same.
11. The video can be viewed by pressing play in the window below.
A Word of Thanks and Best Wishes
We would like to express our deep gratitude to Brian Crossan and the staff at Crossan Cable ( http://www.crossan.ie/ ) for pulling out all the stops to provide very high capacity Broadband in Pearse Park at very short notice. Crossan Cable have their own high capacity fibre optic cable network and provide a top class service.
We would also like to thank Declan Gilmore for his assistance with camera equipment and sound advice. Declan will be selling the DVD's of the game, drop us an email and we will link him up with you. Pat Cahill the Chairman of Longford County Board for so willingly cooperating with this project, the Longford Leader whose articles we have referenced. And engineers technicians Robert Breslin and Krasi Ivanov for their long and diligent hours worked.
We would like to extend our best wishes to both Dromard and Longford Slashers players, their management, and clubs on behalf of Information Providers Ltd. There respective websites are http://longfordslashers.com/ and http://dromard.longford.gaa.ie/ .
Finally, the service is sponsored and provided free of charge. It has taken a lot of effort and a lot of long hours by many staff on a voluntary basis. In return all we ask for is an email from viewers who may appreciate the service or who may wish to provide feedback. We hope that those who are living abroad and cannot be at home for the match enjoy this facility and the game.
AUDIO: Leader Talk Podcast- County Final Preview
Courtesy: The Longford Leader
Published Date: 13 September 2010
By Fintan Duffy
On the Leader Talk podcast this week we look ahead to the 2010 Peter Hanley Motors, Longford Senior Football Championship Final.
Longford Slashes take on Dromard on September 26th in Pearse Park, in what is an eagerly awaited decider.
Joining Fintan Duffy on the Leader Talk panel are former Longford footballers, Padraic Davis from Drumlish, and Carrickedmond's Eugene McCormack.
We also get view from the Pearse Park press box, where the Longford Leader's Padraic O'Brien and county board PRO, John Duffy give us their views on who will lift the Connolly Cup
Longford Slashers overcome sorry Mostrim to book final ticket
Longford Slashers.....0-14 0-6.....Mostrim
Longford Slashers defender Dermot Brady averting the danger in getting the better of Mostrim forward Brian Farrell in the Senior Football Championship semi-final at Pearse Park on Sunday evening last.
Courtesy: The Longford Leader:
Published Date: 10 September 2010
By Padraic O'Brien
Displaying a lot of authority, Longford Slashers booked their place in the Senior Football Championship decider for the third time since 2006 and were in complete control against a Mostrim side who crashed to a disappointing defeat in the semi-final at Pearse Park on Sunday evening last.
New manager Denis Connerton has certainly made a big difference this season as Slashers are gradually realising their true potential and they will be approaching the county final against Dromard on the last Sunday in September with considerable confidence in the quest to regain the coveted Connolly Cup for the first since 1994.
Using their physical strength to excellent effect and who crowded out the Mostrim attack in winning the tactical battle, Slashers could afford the luxury of kicking a total of 12 wides and still emerge victorious by the emphatic margin of eight points in this one-sided encounter watched by an attendance of around 800.
Even the loss of prominent defender Paul Kelly (slight hamstring strain) for the entire second half failed to halt the rampant charge of the townies who were far too strong for the inexperienced Edgeworthstown outfit and particularly outstanding for the sky-blues was Niall Mulligan who was a real driving force at centrefield.
Mighty Mulligan received solid support from David Sheridan as Slashers laid the foundations for a surprisingly easy victory in dominating the exchanges in the middle of the park and thus their slick attack received a constant supply of the ball with deadly accurate centre-half-forward Colin Smith the chief marksman with seven points, five from frees.
The tough tackling Slashers defence were really resolute in giving little away and contained the threat of the Mostrim dangermen Brian Farrell and Michael Hussey. Excellent blocks by the influential Barry Gilleran and Paul Kelly during the course of the first half underlined the tremendous spirit that Slashers are showing this year and another current county player Dermot Brady also figured prominently in sweeping up a lot of the ball.
Determined corner-back Dominic Glennon also played particularly well and while it was generally a competent team effort despite some poor finishing, there is still room for improvement as Slashers prepare for the difficult task that lies ahead against last year's beaten finalists Dromard.
The young Mostrim team did not do themselves justice in the semi-final and trailed by 0-13 to 0-2 with just twelve minutes of the game remaining. But John Smith's charges kept plugging away and after Shane Kiernan blasted the ball over the bar in his bid for a badly needed goal in the 48th minute, another point followed from Brian Farrell who converted a free.
Two more goal attempts from David Morgan and Farrell were narrowly wide and the latter landed a well struck '45' to close the wide gap.
Photos Longford Slashers v Mostrim:
Please click on the link below for photos of the Senior Championship Semi Final, Longford Slashers V Mostrim
If you require DVD's of this game or any other game from this years Championship, or indeed Jerseys or other merchandise, drop us an email to: Sales@Information-Providers.ie and we will pass on your details to the relevant suppliers of same.