Dundalk FC is delighted to announce a new partnership with Dole Ireland which will see the global leader in fresh produce become the title sponsor of the club’s MU17 and MU19 academy teams.

Dole is the new name for Total Produce – partners of Dundalk FC for much of the last decade.

An Irish success story, Dole is now the world’s largest fresh produce provider, employing 38,500 employees and supplying over 100 billion portions of fresh fruits and vegetables every year to consumers across Ireland, Europe, North America, and beyond.

“Dole’s association with Dundalk FC extends back to the 1950s, from McCann Fruit to, more recently, Total Produce, so we’re particularly proud to be sponsoring our hometown club’s MU17 and MU19 academy teams,” said Vincent Dolan, VP of Marketing in Dole.

“Fruit, sport, good health, and well-being are inextricably linked so this partnership represents a perfect fit for Dole,” he added,  “so we’re really looking forward to seeing the next generation of Dundalk FC players develop over the coming years.”

Dundalk FC Academy players Eoin Kenny and Anthony Moyo. Photo: Ciaran Culligan

“We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Dole,” said Dundalk FC chief operating officer Martin Connolly.

“As a club, we place a big emphasis on developing and nurturing our academy players, and this backing from Dole will help our MU17 and MU19 players to try and maximise their potential.

“Dole Ireland’s origins in Dundalk and the North East can be traced back to the 1850s and we are proud to extend our association with a company that was born locally and is now recognised as one of the biggest fruit and vegetable companies in the world.”

For more information on Dole plc, visit the website here.