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Ireland’s No1 Website! Our Season Starts Here!

First Team News
// 29 Feb 2012

The 2012 season is edging ever nearer and dundalkfc.com have kicked off another campaign of extensive coverage of the Lilywhites.

We’ll be hearing from every member of Seán McCaffrey’s new-look squad, as we kick off the Premier Division season in Monaghan this Friday before welcoming Saint Patrick’s Athletic seven days later for our first competitive home game in exactly 20 weeks!

While the players will be bidding for success on-the-pitch, we’ll be chasing it off it as we look to maintain our title as Ireland’s number one club website and programme.

Having taken it slightly easier over the off-season, we are ready for the new season, and we hope you are too.

First-team news, interviews, DFCTV action, blogs, stats-filled press kits, live updates, instant match reports, injury updates, competitions, special features and much, much more will be coming your way in the weeks and months ahead.

As usual, we will also be bringing you all the latest club news while highlighting and promoting upcoming events at Oriel Park.

With a large volume of new stories going online, please remember to check the news page for anything that you may have missed. We also have a new rolling bar so that ten stories are on the main news section at all times.

Our new splash page will also help to keep you up-to-date with upcoming events.

Our coverage of the opening game is listed below…

– Paul Walsh knows all too well the dangers of Gortakeegan. Read here.

– John Mountney has penned the first instalment of his new blog ‘The Full Mountney’. Read here.

– Assistant manager Darius Kierans says he is confident that Dundalk’s previous results in Monaghan will have no bearing on this weekend. Read here.

– Experienced defender Liam Burns recalls his last visit to the venue when he ended up in hospital. Read here.

– Left-winger Nathan Murphy is looking forward to adapting to his new role under McCaffrey. Read here.

– We have taken a look back at five games in Gortakeegan that shook Dundalk. Read here.

– Michael Rafter has spoken about the importance of confidence to strikers. Read here.

– Dan Cunningham has revealed all about his first meeting with McCaffrey. Read here.

– Monaghan United goalkeeper Chris Bennion spoke about his love for Dundalk before eyeing three points for his new club. Read here.

– McCaffrey is sweating on the fitness of five first-team players. Read here.

– First-team coach John Whyte insists players are not affected by historical results. Read here.

– Despite being No1 on the squad list, Peter Cherrie says he is not guaranteed a start in Monaghan. Read here.

– Luke Danville is relishing his step-up to the Premier Division. Read here.

– We have looked at all the necessary and needless facts ahead of the game. Read here.

– Stephen McDonnell has lightened the mood ahead of the match with our first ‘Fifteen for Friday’ of the season. Read here.

But that’s just for a start – next week will be even bigger and better!

We hope you enjoy, and here’s to a good 2012 season!

C’mon De Town,
Ireland’s No1 Club Website!