A round-up of the club’s community activity during the month of March.

Louth Schoolgirls League Fundraiser

We welcomed the Louth Schoolgirls League to Oriel Park for a bucket collection ahead of the Waterford game to help raise funds for their Emerging Talent Programme squad (ETP).

The Louth Schoolgirls League (LSGL) is the fastest-growing girls’ football league in Ireland. Formed in 2019, with a series of fun football blitzes, the LSGL has grown rapidly since and now, as it enters its sixth season, offers regular and structured football opportunities to over 1,700 girls aged five to 16. This is all thanks to the tireless work of grassroots coaches and volunteers across its member clubs. 

Each ETP team competes in regional and national inter-league competition, whilst also travelling to an annual competition in Ireland or overseas. ETP players, families and volunteers undertake regular fundraising activities to help cover the cost of such trips.

Dundalk FC girls academy players wearing odd socks in support of World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

This year, all of the staff, first-team players and academy players took part in ‘Rock your Socks’ to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st. 

Staff and players raised €320 euro for the Down Syndrome Louth/Meath branch and handed it over to Philip O’Connell, who organised a coffee morning at Connell & Co on March 23rd.

“We were truly grateful for the support of people, many of whom travelled from different parts of Louth, who joined us for the fundraising coffee morning,” said Philip. 

“A special mention goes to the Dundalk Football Club, represented by John Mountney, Scott High and Liam Burns, who honoured us with their presence after generously raising funds for the Down Syndrome Louth/Meath branch.”

Cameron Elliot and Ryan O’Kane, pictured with students from the De La Salle

De La Salle Magazine Interview

Cameron Elliot, Ryan O’Kane and Liam Burns were invited to the De La Salle College where they spoke about their dedication and commitment to sport, nutrition and the importance of clear vision. 

The interview was conducted by the TY magazine committee in the De La Salle.

Liam Burns, Patrick Cregg, Jamie Walker and Jamie Gullan, pictured with members of Zoma Marketing

ZOMA 820k for Daffodil Day Fitness Fundraiser

ZOMA Marketing held an 820k for Daffodil Day fundraiser on March 22nd.

Located in the heart of Dundalk on Park Street, right outside the ZOMA office, they set up an area with bike/row/ski machines to raise funds for Daffodil Day, a cause close to their hearts. 

Liam Burns, Patrick Cregg, Jamie Walker and Jamie Gullan took part and were put through their paces for 20 minutes by cycling, rowing and skiing to help ZOMA raise their target of 820k in 12 hours.

Andy Boyle and Jamie Walker, pictured with the participants of the North East Adult Disability Services Blitz Programme

North East Adult Disability Services Blitz Programme

Dundalk FC is delighted to announce that the club, along with FAI Football For All and the club’s community partner PayPal, will deliver the exciting North East Adult Disability Services Blitz Programme.

Services from all across the North East region will participate in a fun-football blitz each month at DKIT Sport with up to 70 players taking part in non-stop, exciting matches with no shortage of skill and brilliant play on show!

As part of the initiative, Paypal staff will support the programme with various roles throughout the event, such as refereeing the matches!

At the March blitz, the players, many of whom are avid Dundalk FC fans and regulars at Oriel Park, got to meet Lilywhites defenders Andy Boyle and Jamie Walker.

“It’s heartwarming to see the community come together through football,” said Dundalk FC FSR Officer Aoife Burns, “and we look forward to more successful events in April and May.”

Dundalk FC at the Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade!

Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade

Members of the club’s fist-team, academy and off-field staff had a fantastic time at the Dundalk St Patrick’s Day Parade.

The event was well organised, the support was amazing and it was an honour to represent the club and connect with the community in a different way.

Well done to all involved!