[125] They also won the Leinster Senior Cup—the club's first 'treble' since 1966–67. The Lilywhites. In addition, the following books have been published: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. [66] Following his departure, the club appointed Jim McLaughlin as player-manager in November 1974. The history of Dundalk F.C. For their first visit to play Fordsons after adopting white shirts, Dundalk were obliged to wear borrowed shirts with their own navy blue shorts and black socks, as the home side also wore white shirts. [182] Floodlighting was installed in 1967 to allow matches to be played there—the first being the visit of Vasas SC of Hungary in the 1967–68 European Cup. If change colours were needed red shirts were used, and for the Cup Winners' Cup ties away to Hajduk Split in 1977, and Tottenham Hotspur in 1981, all-red kits were worn. A draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands,[131] followed by a victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Tallaght Stadium, were the first points earned by an Irish club in the group stage of European competition. Dundalk vs. Finn Harps - 4 October 2020 - Soccerway. [219], Players in the League of Ireland are typically signed on single season contracts, meaning they become free agents at the end of each season. [128] They drew Legia Warsaw for the play-off, with the first leg played in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in front of a crowd of 30,417. An all-red away kit was introduced in the 1990–91 season, and away kits have typically been variants on red or black since. Dundalk Football Club is a professional association football club in Dundalk, Ireland.Dundalk compete in the League of Ireland Premier Division, and are the League Champions and League of Ireland Cup holders, having won both in 2019.Founded in 1903 as the works-team of the Great Northern Railway company, they played in junior competition until joining the Leinster Senior League in 1922. The 17-year-old has flourished in the club’s academy teams since arriving from Malahide United in 2017 and signed his first professional contract with the club last January. They played challenge matches at first, then became founder members of the first Dundalk and District League (DDL), formed in 1906. Carlingford, Co.Louth Volunteer Fitness Trainer New Oak Boys AFC (U18s) Oct 2019 - Dec 2019 3 months. [225] Indeed, the network refused to pay the fee asked to broadcast the home leg of Dundalk's Champions League victory against BATE Borisov in 2016,[226][128] only a few months after they were named RTÉ's "Team of the Year" for 2015. Statistics and scores. Dundalk FC [Youth] Spread the word. They defeated Galway United at home, then, with players and supporters waiting on the pitch to hear the results of Shelbourne's and Derry City's respective matches, news filtered through that both had failed to win, confirming Dundalk as Champions. Welcome to the official Facebook page of Dundalk Football Club. Dundalk Football Club (/dʌnˈdɔːk/; Irish: Cumann Peile Dhún Dealgan) is a professional association football club in Dundalk, Ireland. [147] Manager Vinny Perth was dismissed following Dundalk's exit from Europe in the first qualifying round of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League. After starting out as a rugby club in the mid-1880s, the GNR became a football team in 1903 and two years later it was one of the founding clubs of the Dundalk and District League. are defunct as of 2019. [247] The player who has won the most caps while at the club is Billy O'Neill, who won 11 caps for Ireland—his international career being cut short at the age of 23 by the outbreak of World War II. Football Club was established in 1885 as a rugby football club. [123] They also won that season's League Cup,[124] the club's first League and League Cup Double. Prior to the formation of the WNLI, a loosely affiliated club, Dundalk City L.F.C., experienced success in the Dublin Women's Soccer League during the 2000–2005 period, culminating in victory in the 2005 Women's FAI Cup Final. [119] With the club in danger of insolvency during a disastrous 2012, it was taken over by local businessmen Andy Connolly and Paul Brown (owners of the team's official sponsors, Fastfix), and Dundalk subsequently managed to remain in the top-flight by defeating Waterford United in the play-off. [162], For most of the next 60 years, away colours were not required. Attendances started to drop noticeably during 1992–93,[93] as the new English Premier League, broadcast live on BSkyB, was growing in popularity. [226], Commercial broadcaster Eir Sport televises a number of live league and European matches during the season, though, again, clubs receive little or no financial dividend, as the matches are considered a marketing opportunity for the League, rather than a commercial interest for the network. The club was founded in 1903 as Dundalk G.N.R.—the works-team of the Great Northern Railway. The club was converted to a membership-based limited company— "Dundalk Association Football Club Limited" —on 25 January 1932,[20][21] effectively coming under the ownership of its supporters, who elected a management committee every two years. The new club, known locally as "the Railwaymen", adopted the Dundalk Athletic Grounds (a facility near the town centre shared by several sporting codes) as its home ground. But McLaughlin resigned in May 1983, saying he needed a change. Dundalk compete in the League of Ireland Premier Division—the top tier of football in Ireland—and are the highest-ranked Irish side in European football as measured by UEFA club coefficients. ',[15] and the name of the club was formally changed to 'Dundalk A.F.C.' Land. League of Ireland soccer club who play at Oriel Park in Dundalk. were not fully integrated. [17] By 1944–45 only Dundalk remained. The logo of the charity replaced that of official sponsor Fyffes on the chest of the shirt. [122] But Kenny kept the nucleus of the new side together for the following season, and went on to guide the club to its first league title since 1994–95. For enquiries, please contact office@dundalkfc.com Be the first to know when we launch. [90], O'Connor won his second League Cup in 1989–90,[91] and another league title followed in 1990–91 in an end of season, winner takes all match in Turner's Cross against Cork City. In advance of dropping the 'G.N.R.' Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. Speaking from his home in Italy, the Albanian goalkeeper said he was looking forward to arriving in Ireland at the end of the month to get back on the pitch. The record transfer fee received (when all clauses were eventually triggered and paid) was approximately £80,000 (equivalent to €200,000 in 2019)[223] for Steve Staunton, who was signed by Liverpool in August 1986 for an initial fee of £20,000. Dundalk Young Irelands GFC are located at Upper Marshes on the south side of the town of Dundalk, Co. Louth. [183], Oriel has since been upgraded to a Category 2 Stadium, able to accommodate 3,100 seated spectators for European matches. [143], The club's kit supplier is Umbro, who signed a three-year deal beginning with the 2020 season. The 24-year-old joined Albanian side…. [251], They have played against a number of famous names in European football,[252] such as Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Celtic, FC Porto, PSV Eindhoven, Ajax, Red Star Belgrade, Hajduk Split, Legia Warsaw, and Zenit St Petersburg. As a non-profit organization, all of your donations to Dundalk RFC are also tax-deductible. Dundalk Football Club is a professional association football club in Dundalk, Ireland.Dundalk compete in the League of Ireland Premier Division, the top tier of Irish football, and are the highest-ranked Irish side in European football as measured by UEFA club coefficients.They won their most recent league title and League of Ireland Cup in 2019, and their most recent FAI Cup in 2020. [149] They finished the league season in third place, which ensured European qualification for an eighth consecutive season. [23] Almost 10 years to the day after Dundalk G.N.R. Welcome to the official Facebook page of Dundalk Football Club. [43] Dundalk couldn't manage to retain the title that season, finishing as runners-up, and they were also runners-up in the Shield. All Dundalk Football Club Songs. [139] Despite falling 13-points behind early 2019 leaders Shamrock Rovers in April, which saw Rovers being called "title-winners in waiting",[140] they overhauled the deficit within weeks,[141] and subsequently won the club's 14th league title with four games to spare. Our grounds are Clancy Park, Point Rd, Dundalk – named after club founder Jimmy Clancy who died in 1986. [138], Hoping to achieve continuity, the new owners replaced Kenny with his Assistant Manager, Vinny Perth, as Head Coach, with John Gill returning as First Team Coach. [3] There are no records of the club being active between 1907–08 and 1912–13, but they re-joined the local league in 1913 for what was the final season before the outbreak of World War I. Kick-off Times; Kick-off times are converted to your local PC time. They played in local competition until 1922–23 when they joined the Leinster Senior League. Both nicknames have been in use since at least the 1950s. [30] But the new team fell short in both the Shield and the League, and, despite the cup double and improved gate receipts, the additional income was not enough to cover the increase in costs. [163] Alternative colour combinations have been used since 2012, although black remains the most common base away colour. Dundalk FC. Il Dundalk Football Club (in irlandese: Cumann Peile Dhún Dealgan) è una società calcistica irlandese con sede nella città di Dundalk. [230] In 2017 the Louth County Museum celebrated the achievements of the club with a new exhibition entitled "One Team, One Dream", which ran for over a year. [208][209], The man who purchased Hiney Park, Gerry Matthews, was subsequently invited to join the board as CEO in 2006. [193]—a riff on a Mogwai album title. In 2004, Former Arsenal and Man City goalkeeper David Seaman announced his retirement from football. The 28-year-old, who made 61 appearances for the Lilywhites between 2010 and 2013, will have full responsibility for the club’s underage set-up with the aim of developing players for the first team. The ground has had an artificial playing surface since 2005. Even though they won the play-off,[114] they were still denied a place in the 2007 Premier Division, with Galway United (who had finished third in that season's First Division) selected by the FAI's 2006 IAG Report to be promoted ahead of both Dundalk and Waterford. [52] The 1995–96 UEFA Cup tie against Malmö was moved to United Park in Drogheda, due to the Oriel pitch being re-laid that summer, and the 2002–03 UEFA Cup tie against Varteks was moved to Tolka Park in Dublin because Oriel did not meet UEFA's upgraded standards for football stadiums at that time. ", "Wild scenes of celebration at Oriel Park", "Shock Departure of Dundalk's Latest Manager", "Historic day as Co-Operative takes over Dundalk", "Carter saga ends with Cats getting the cream", "Devastated Dundalk in a league of its own undoing", "Dundalk seeking solution to €430k debt crisis", "Five managers in as many years – now stability at last for Dundalk? The new club, known locally as "the Railwaymen", adopted the Dundalk Athletic Grounds (a facility near the town centre shared by several sporting codes) as its home ground. Another club, Transport (sponsored by CIÉ), joined in 1948–49, but they failed to be re-elected for 1962–63, leaving Dundalk again as the only surviving club with works-team roots. [231] In 2018 a short documentary entitled "Chasing Doubles" was published on YouTube by Dundalk Sport and Lightstorm Media. Help: Dundalk Football Club information page serves as a one place which you can use to see how Dundalk Football Club stands in overall table, home/away table or in how good shape Dundalk Football Club is. [243] A number of players have won five league titles—Martin Lawlor being the first to reach the mark. [155] But they promptly lost to non-league opposition in the first round of that season's FAI Cup,[156] and they returned to white shirts for the following season, this time paired with black shorts. But they did win the season-end Top Four Cup for the first time. 4y PA Sport Dundalk 0-2 Legia Warsaw [177], In 1936 the club moved permanently to land made available by former committee member P.J. Jan. 7, 2016. Proof that they could compete at a national level gave the management committee confidence to press ahead, and the club was converted to a membership-based company— "Dundalk A.F.C. [46] The new board invested heavily in both Oriel Park and the squad ahead of the 1966–67 season,[47] and signed a new player-coach, Alan Fox, from Bradford City. Available in lightweight cotton or premium all-over-printed options. Dundalk’s business network and business voice consist of 200 members representing all business sectors in the town. [46], The financial issues that occurred in late 1994, which saw the club become effectively insolvent, forced the liquidation of the 1966 company, and it was taken over by "Dundalk AFC Interim Limited", made up of former and current directors under chairman Enda McGuill. [119] With the assistance of the Dundalk FC Supporters Trust, the club was rescued by the owners of its official sponsors, Fastfix — Paul Brown and Andy Connolly. works in name only, and the club's management committee decided to make it independent of the company. Run in Europe in Oriel Park plus other club information, including address telephone. 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