A crowd of 3,546 was at Oriel Park on Monday night to watch our scoreless draw with Shamrock Rovers.
Since the 2022 SSE Airtricity League campaign got underway last month, there have been a number of incidents at grounds around the country that have led to clubs, including ourselves, being fined by the FAI.
With that in mind, we believe it is only right to acknowledge the impeccable behaviour and conduct of our own fans – and the travelling Shamrock Rovers supporters – who attended on Monday night.
Rivalry in football is a good thing and nobody ever wants to see that diluted but it was great to see it displayed in a way that did not threaten the safety of other fans or lead to fines from the association.
Ukraine Crisis Appeal
We would also like to thank everyone for the generosity shown to the bucket collection in aid of the Irish Red Cross’ Ukraine Crisis Appeal. A final figure will be announced in the coming days.
Last month, we noticed that a number of juvenile tickets were used by adults to gain entry to Oriel Park for the league matches against Derry City and Finn Harps.
In a bid to stop this, we made the decision to reduce the number of juvenile tickets available for the Shamrock Rovers game.
Going forward, we will be altering our match night operations slightly in line with security and safety concerns and issues.
A limited number of juvenile tickets will be on sale ahead of each home game but we would encourage supporters to purchase them in advance as no further tickets will be made available when the allocation is sold out.