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Dundalk, Republic of Ireland

About Dundalk

Dundalk Football Club was founded in September 1903 as a Great Northern Railway Association Club, called Dundalk GNR. Based in the town of Dundalk, the team were renamed to Dundalk FC in 1930 and have since been amongst the most successful clubs in Irish football, winning a large number of domestic honours. They are nicknamed The Lilywhites, in reference to their traditional home colours, and their main rivals are Drogheda United, with whom they contest the Louth Derby.

The 1930s marked the team's first taste of consistent success, beginning with a win in the President's Cup in 1930-31. That trophy was followed up by the club's first ever league title win in 1932-33, before Dundalk added the Dublin City Cup to their trophy cabinet in 1937-38. This decade laid the foundations for the club to enjoy continued success in the years that followed.

In total, Dundalk have been able to collect nine League of Ireland titles, with their most recent title win coming at the end of the 1994–95 season. This currently ranks them as the fourth most successful team in the league's history. In addition, they have picked up nine FAI Cups, four League of Ireland Cups and two League of Ireland Shields. Furthermore, the club have competed in several European competitions, where they have played against some of the continent's most famous teams, including Liverpool, Ajax, Rangers, Celtic and PSV Eindhoven.

Joey Donnelly is the club's all-time record goalscorer, while Tommy McConville holds the appearance record, having played more than 500 matches for Dundalk. Some of the side's other notable former players include the likes of Martin Lawlor, Joe Sayers and Philip Hughes.

Dundalk play their home matches at Oriel Park, which first opened back in 1919. The stadium's record attendance was set at 22,000, but recent redevelopments have reduced its capacity to around 4,500, with approximately 3,000 seated spaces.

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