Best Value Ticket in Town: Johnston Calls for Support

November 8, 2018

This season you can watch Dundalk FC play in the Airtricity League for as little as €10.

Dundalk FC General Manager Paul Johnston has called on people to “get behind the club” ahead of their first home game of the season, after they announced reduced match ticket prices which makes them the best value adult ticket in the Airtricity League Premier Division.

Seán McCaffrey began his reign as manager with a good point against Monaghan United at Gortakeegan at the weekend, and now his side are preparing for their first outing of the campaign at Oriel Park as they welcome Saint Patrick’s Athletic on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

And Johnston wants the town to row in behind a “new and exciting era”, with McCaffrey bringing some of the best young players in the country to the club in the off-season.

Some of those players are also products of our own town, with Stephen McDonnell, the vice-captain this year, and Mark Griffin, who is on the way back from injury, products of the Dundalk Schoolboys’ League and two of the most exciting young players in the country at the moment.

To help encourage people to come up to watch the games, the club has decided to abolish the Category pricing system that has been in place over the past two years.

Instead, fans will be able to watch top-flight football from the Ground for just €10 throughout the season, with the Stand priced at €15.

“We recognise the financial difficulties individuals and families are facing and we have tried to price the games as affordable as possible,” Johnston said.

“It is a brave move by the club and now we need the footballing public of Dundalk and the greater area to get behind this so we can continue to offer this pricing and value for money.

“We have continued to receive fantastic support from our loyal fans – the manager and players have all remarked how struck they were by the magnificent support they received in Monaghan.

“But we need everyone who has an interest in football in this town to come to Oriel Park and help push the club forward.

“The club are taking a sensible approach in terms of our playing budget. We can only spend what we are taking in. Many clubs have gone down the route of spending beyond their means, but we can’t and won’t do that.

“The more people that come to Oriel Park, the more we will be able to support Seán in strengthening his squad. That’s the simple maths of it.

“We need people to come out and support us.’

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