Dundalk supporters to hold meeting at Oriel Park amid continuing financial crisis

Lilywhites faithful have scheduled a meeting to discuss and address the financial concerns that currently afflict the Louth club
Supporters of Dundalk Football Club have arranged a meeting to raise the profile of the financial problems currently being faced by the Lilywhites and to discuss fundraising initiatives.

The meeting will take place at the Lilywhite Lounge of Oriel Park on Tuesday July 10 at 20:00 BST.

The board of Dundalk recently reissued a plea for support and the supporters have reiterated that the club is 'a matter of weeks away from financial collapse.'

A statement from the Dundalk supporters asks for the backing of the local and national media in order to raise the profile of the club's problems.

"Dundalk FC has been in the League of Ireland since 1926. It is the fourth most successful club in the history of the league and is a valuable asset to the local community.

"Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond the control of the supporters of Dundalk FC, our club is a matter of weeks away from financial collapse which would spell an end to League of Ireland football in Dundalk.

"We the fans are holding a meeting on Tuesday 10 July in the Lilywhite Lounge at Oriel Park and we need as many representatives of local and national media as possible to attend in order to raise the profile of our plight.

"We are one town, one team. We will not stand idly by and watch the club we love collapse.

"This meeting is to discuss possible fundraising initiatives which will ensure that Dundalk FC sees out this season and to lay the foundations for the long-term financial stability of the club."

Earlier in the season, League of Ireland Premier Division side Monaghan United withdrew from the league due to financial problems.