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RIP JOE MARTIN (1931-2023)

Everyone at Dundalk Football Club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Martin at the age of 91. A prolific goalscorer who hit 109 goals in 212 appearances for the club between 1949 and 1960, the man dubbed ‘the local hope’ played an integral role in our 1952 FAI Cup [...]

By |January 17, 2023|0 Comments

RETRO: CHRISTMAS 1978

The introduction of summer football means that League of Ireland fans have had to look elsewhere for their Christmas football fix over the past two decades. It wasn’t always like this. Traditionally, Christmas was a hectic time for domestic football with the Leinster Senior Cup final and league games regularly pencilled in for St [...]

By |December 22, 2022|0 Comments

ZURICH ’63: THE LOST PICTURE

A rarely-seen photograph that captures the first steps of a historic journey will hang proudly at Oriel Park for years to come, thanks to the efforts of lifelong Dundalk FC supporter David Humphries. The image shows Dundalk FC players and officials lining up for a picture outside Russell’s Bus Saloon on Park Street - [...]

By |October 19, 2022|0 Comments

1987: WHEN CRUYFF CAME TO ORIEL

Thirty-five years ago this evening, the great Johan Cruyff - one of the most iconic footballers of all time - graced Oriel Park with his presence when Dundalk played host to the mighty Ajax Amsterdam in the second-leg of our European Cup Winners Cup first-round tie. A three-time European Cup winner with Ajax as [...]

By |September 29, 2022|0 Comments

HEAD-TO-HEAD: DUNDALK FC V WEXFORD

Dundalk make the trip to Wexford for the first time in six years on Friday night with a place in the quarter-finals of the Extra.ie FAI Cup up for grabs.The Lilywhites have a good record at Ferrycarrig Park. In the seven previous encounters between the sides in the sunny southeast, Dundalk have won five, [...]

By |August 25, 2022|0 Comments

UEFA AND FIFA PRESIDENTS PAY TRIBUTE TO DES CASEY

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and his FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino have paid their own personal tributes to former FAI President and Honorary Secretary Des Casey ahead of his funeral in Dundalk on Friday. The two leading figures in the world game have written to FAI President Gerry McAnaney to offer their sympathies to the [...]

By |August 25, 2022|0 Comments