Extratime.ie Sportscast - Longford's Maiden European Voyage 2001 - The start of Stephen Kenny's managerial career

Sat, Apr 25 2020

The programme cover of Longford Town's preliminary round home UEFA Cup tie against Litex Lovech in 2001 Credit: Gary Reilly

For our bonus pod this week, we bring you the second part of our look at two contrasting spells of Stephen Kenny's managerial career. 

This week we look at Kenny’s first step into management when he brought Longford Town into Europe for the first time ever in the club’s history.

This is a companion piece to last week’s show on the short tenure of Stephen Kenny in Tallaght with Shamrock Rovers in 2012. You can listen back to that show here.

Declan Marron, Andrew Dempsey and Macdara Ferris talk about how Stephen Kenny, in his first management role at the age of just 26-years-old, took Longford Town from the bottom of the First Division to playing in Europe in the UEFA Cup. 

For further reading, check out Andrew's excellent piece here on this European tie where he spoke with, amongst others, with Stuart Byrne and Alan Kirby on what it was like to play under Kenny during this exciting time for Longford Town.