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Michael O’Connor set to declare for Northern Ireland

Dundalk man Michael O’Connor is set to declare for Northern Ireland.The former Dundalk FC, Finn Harps and Shamrock Rovers striker has been in great form for Linfield this season in the NIFL Premiership, scoring eight goals.The 20-year-old has previously represented the Republic of Ireland at U18 and

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McGahon says sale of land for Louth GAA stadium is a ‘no brainer’

Local councillor John McGahon has thrown his support behind the sale of council land off the 52 Inner Relief Road to Louth GAA to build a new state of the art stadium.In September GAA delegates voted to build a new €8 million stadium at a site between DkIT Sport and The Authentic Food Company which

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Fyffes Fit Squad set to return to Dundalk

Following successful visits to four Dundalk schools ahead of the summer break, Fyffes ‘Fit Squad’ initiative is returning to the town with another two events in the pipeline.On November 23rd next, 120 pupils from Saint Nicholas Monastery NS on Philip Street and Redeemer Boys’ NS in Ard Easmuinn will

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Georgie Poynton departs Dundalk FC

Dundalk FC have confirmed that Georgie Poynton has left the club after five years.The Republic of Ireland underage international became the club’s youngest ever player to sign a pro deal at Oriel Park in February 2014 at the age of just 16, after impressing for the Lilywhites’ Under-19 panel followi

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Rhiannon claims third in final Ulster Cyclocross League standings

Sunday saw the eighth and final round of the Ulster Cyclocross League taking place in Ormeau Park in Belfast.With only the best seven rounds counting towards the overall score, the Cuchulainn riders were all keen to gain maximum points. Conditions were challenging to say the least, with an abundance

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Former county boss Paddy Clarke passes away

Louth GAA is mourning the loss of former county manager Paddy Clarke.The Drogheda man passed away on Saturday following illness in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.Clarke managed the county senior team between 1997 and 2001, winning the All-Ireland B title in 1997 against Clare and the National League D

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Kenny raises homeless issue at PFAI Awards

Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny raised the issue of homelessness after he was named the Premier Division manager of the year at the PFAI awards on Saturday.Kenny guided the Lilywhites to the second league and cup double of his reign in 2018 and a fourth league title in five years.While he said he w

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Prizes galore at Dundalk Golf Club

There was a huge crowd in the Clubhouse on Sunday for the annual presentation of prizes to the winners of the various competitions played over the course of the season. The event also saw the formal presentation of the Barton Shield Leinster Pennant to Captain Gerry Byrne and Lady Captain Pat Cleary

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Dundalk FC’s Duffy named PFAI Player of the Year

Dundalk FC’s Michael Duffy has been named the PFAI Player of the Year as part of a hat trick of wins for the club at the PFAI Awards.The 24-year-old winger is just the third Dundalk player to win the award, following in the footsteps of Richie Towell in 2015 and Daryl Horgan in 2016.Duffy saw off co

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Shamrocks FC to host Texas Hold Em Night this Saturday

Shamrocks FC will host a Texas Hold Em Night this Saturday in the Clan na Gael Hall on the Castletown Road.The event is a fundraiser for the club’s children’s football academy.Entry on the night is €20 and all are welcome along for what should be a good night’s craic.Further details are available by

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Gabriel Sava departs Dundalk FC

Goalkeeper Gabriel Sava has announced his departure from Dundalk FC.The 32-year-old joined Dundalk from Drogheda Utd at the start of the 2014 season and has largely been back up to firstly Peter Cherrie and then Gary Rogers since then.Despite being a fringe player, Sava played his part in each of hi

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Glenmuir FC to hold race night fundraiser this Friday

Glenmuir FC will hold a ‘Night at the Races’ fundraiser this Friday night in The Malt House Bar and Restaurant on the Dublin Road.The event gets underway at 8.30pm with the first race at 9pm.You can sponsor a horse or jockey for just €10.Everyone is welcome along on the night for what should be a go

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Dundalk FC’s Stephen Kenny nominated for PFAI Manager of the Year award

Dundalk FC boss Stephen Kenny has been nominated for the PFAI Premier Division Manager of the Year award.The Lilywhites manager won the award every year between 2013 and 2016 but missed out to Cork City’s John Caulfield last year.This year he is up against Bohemian FC’s Keith Long and Alan Reynolds

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Blackrock’s Dunne called into Republic of Ireland provisional squad

Blackrock’s Jimmy Dunne has been named in the provisional Republic of Ireland senior squad for the international friendly against Northern Ireland (November 15) at the Aviva Stadium and the UEFA Nations League clash with Denmark (November 19).The defender, who earned his first U21 cap earlier this y

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Huge turnout at the Market Square for Dundalk FC homecoming

There was a huge turnout at the Market Square yesterday evening for Dundalk FC’s homecoming with the league and FAI Cup.Thousands turned out as Stephen Kenny’s double winners made their way over Hill Street Bridge and through the town on an open top bus. Those gathered in the Square were entertained

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High Roller event tests Cuchulainn cyclists

It was another busy weekend for the town’s cyclists, in particular in the Cooley Mountains where Cuchulainn Cycling Club hosted its annual High Roller event.The event, held on every path, track and by road in the area, is unlike anything else in the cycling or even sporting world. Riders are split u

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New League of Ireland season to commence on February 15th next year

Dundalk FC might have just completed their season with a league and cup double but the FAI have revealed the start dates for the 2019 SSE Airtricity League.The new season will begin on Friday, February 15 and it will end with the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final on Sunday, November 3.The first game of

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Public meeting in Dromiskin on Friday to discuss new ladies football club

A public meeting will take place in Dromiskin this Friday to help establish a ladies football club in the area.The meeting will take place in the St Joseph’s GFC clubrooms at Cluskey Park at 8pm and all are welcome to attend.This is an initial meeting to help sow the seeds for a new ladies GAA club

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Rain expected to clear for Dundalk FC homecoming

The early morning rain is expected to clear for Dundalk FC’s homecoming in the Market Square this evening.That’s the verdict of Louth Weather in their latest update for the week ahead.Stephen Kenny’s double winners will set out over Hill Street Bridge at 5.45pm, arriving in the Market Square for a c

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STATSports announces new deal with Chinese Football Association

Local company STATSports, founded by Dundalk men Alan Clarke and Sean O’Connor, has announced a deal with the Chinese Football Association (CFA) which will see the company provide its APEX wearable player tracking system to all China’s national soccer teams.The APEX technology tracks each athlete’s

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