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#GNR120 – 120 YEARS ON, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

https://youtu.be/tHmG8BLU-70 One hundred and twenty years ago… They didn’t know it at the time, but when the likes of William O’Neill and his fellow workers from the Great Northern Railway decided to change codes from rugby to football in 1903, it was the first act of a story full of twists and turns and [...]

By |September 26, 2023|0 Comments

1963: THE HEROES OF ZURICH

September 25th, 1963 is a date that will be etched in the annals of Irish sporting achievements. On that evening, 1,670 kilometres away from Oriel Park, history was made at the Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich as Dundalk Football Club did what no other Irish club had done before: win a game away from home [...]

By |September 24, 2023|0 Comments

1963: OUR EUROPEAN DEBUT | DUNDALK FC 0-3 FC ZURICH

It's sixty years since we made our debut on the European stage against FC Zurich in the preliminary round of the European Champions Cup. The tie, which was played in front of 23,000 - the official figure of 17,000 was widely disputed - at Dalymount Park on Wednesday, September 11th 1963, saw Dundalk wear [...]

By |September 11, 2023|0 Comments

1988: THE BLOND NUMBER SEVEN | DUNDALK FC V RED STAR BELGRADE

https://youtu.be/eXLMO_FTzzU?si=oSiOHasJxqqQLagc On Thursday, September 7th, 1988, Dundalk played host to Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup. The Serbian, ex-Yugoslav, giants are regarded as one of the best sides to have graced Oriel Park. Gavin McLaughlin takes a look back at a night when Red Star's 'blond number seven' caught the eye. Even in [...]

By |September 7, 2023|0 Comments

RETRO: 1994 | DUNDALK FC 2-4 MAN UTD

Watch full coverage of the pre-season friendly at Oriel Park in July 1994 when Alex Ferguson’s double-winning Manchester United side played Dundalk in Gino Lawless’ Testimonial.Goals from Warren Patmore and Tony Loughlin put the Lilywhites into a two-goal lead before Eddie Van Boxtel became the first goalkeeper to save an Eric Cantona penalty. United, [...]

By |July 30, 2023|0 Comments

1963: THE FIRST LOUTH DERBY

While this evening’s meeting represents the 173rd time that Dundalk and Drogheda United have locked horns, the first-ever meeting between the clubs took place almost 60 years ago. The date was Sunday, August 16th, 1963, the venue, Oriel Park, as reigning league champions Dundalk, who were bound for the European Cup, played host to [...]

By |April 28, 2023|0 Comments
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