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A rollercoaster week sees Brian Gartland leave the club to be followed by recently appointed manager Noel King. The end of King's short lived reign opens an opportunity for the return of Golden Era boss Stephen Kenny, hopes which are swiftly dashed by his arrival at St Patrick's Athletic. Managerless Dundalk conclude a crazy week with a injury time…
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The crisis deepens at Oriel park as Dundalk begin the week with a record 10 match ban for Goalkeeper George Shelvey for comments made to the referee after the Louth Derby and concludes with a timid performance in the south east which sees Waterford put 4 past the Lilywhites once again porous defence. The weekend concludes with an open letter from f…
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A spirited Dundalk match league leaders Shelbourne but ultimately fail to turn possession into goals leaving the Oriel clash with the league leaders as a 0-0 stalemate. A promising start to the weekend ends deflatingly with a very damaging defeat to 10 man Drogheda United. Jethren Barr's 76 minute dismissal followed by Jamie Gullen's set piece equa…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on a disappointing Louth Derby defeat away to 10 man Drogheda Utd which leaves Noel King's side five points adrift of their local rivals at the bottom of the table. There's also a look ahead to this weekend's trip to face Waterford at the RSC while James catches up with club owner B…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's first victory of the season against Bohemians and the winning start for new boss Noel King. There's also a look ahead to this weekend's crunch double header at home to Shelbourne at Oriel Park on Friday night and away to Drogheda Utd on Monday. All that, and more, on th…
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New boss Noel King enjoys a dream debut as a rejuvenated Dundalk play with an energy and dynamism conspicuous only by its absence on previous outings this season. The formerly shot shy Lilywhites pepper the Bohemians goal with attempts on target and score two high quality goal. A Zak Johnston inspired defence keeps Bohs at bay while George Shelvey'…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss the appointment of Noel King as the new Dundalk FC manager and the fall-out of it leaking last Friday night in the walk of the side's 1-1 draw away to Sligo Rovers. The lads also look back on that game and ahead to this Friday's visit of Bohemians to Oriel Park. All that, and more, in…
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A seismic week at Oriel Park as veteran Noel King is announced as the shock replacement for Stephen O'Donnell as Dundalk's new manager. Meanwhile the Lilywhites take 1 point from 6 on the road with defeat to Bohs and a 1-1 draw to Sligo Rovers as chances and goals remain at a premium. EP 158 looks for the positives in King's appointment, discusses …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on another weekend without a Dundalk goal following a scoreless draw at home to St Patrick's Athletic on Friday followed by a 1-0 loss away to Bohemians on Monday. There's also a look ahead to the trip to The Showgrounds this Friday to face Sligo Rovers and an update on where the ma…
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An eventful week in Oriel Park see's Stephen O'Donnell's reign come to an end as the former Captain is relieved of his duties as manager. Under the caretaker management of Brain Gartland and Liam Burns the Lilywhites show improved energy and endeavour to earn a 0 - 0 draw against St Patricks Athletic. Ep 157 discusses the highs and lows of O'Donnel…
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In this week’s episode of The Press Box, Craig and James are joined by LOI Central’s Johnny Ward to discuss Stephen O’Donnell’s dismissal as Dundalk FC manager. The lads discuss whether it was the right call, where it went wrong for the 38-year-old and whether the club can lift themselves off the bottom following his departure - starting with this …
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Dundalk's nightmare start to the season continues with another heavy defeat on the road against Derry City. Without a win in their opening 8 games Dundalk begin brightly before conceding a series of soft goal as Derry stroll to an easy victory. A late Ryan O'Kane consolation repeats a now familiar pattern. Ep 156 discusses where things have gone wr…
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Dundalk's sluggish start to the season continues as an initially promising display against table topping Shelbourne comes undone with the concession of 2 second half goals leaving Robbie Benson's injury time header a mere consolation, while Monday's Louth derby see's the Lilywhites again fail to register a goal against second from bottom Drogheda. …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James reflect back on the 2-1 defeat to Shelbourne on Good Friday and the scoreless draw with Drogheda Utd on Easter Monday. With just three points from the first seven games, the lads debate whether relegation is possible, Stephen O'Donnell's future and where the first win is coming from? There's …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James react to Dundalk's 2-0 Leinster Senior Cup quarter-final defeat against St Mochta's on Tuesday night which proved yet another setback for Stephen O'Donnell as his team were outplayed on the night by the Leinster Senior League side. Despite a first clean sheet last Friday against Waterford, th…
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Dundalk steady the ship with the first clean sheet of the season to earn a point in a goalless draw with newly promoted Waterford. With keeper Ross Munro making several saves and debutant Zak Johnson combining well with Louie Annesley there are some signs of improvement in a hitherto porous defence, but the inability to convert chances at the other…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss the appointment of Peter Halpin as Dundalk's new Chief Executive Officer and the announcement of two new investors in the club. There's a discussion on where things are at off the field and how a united front is needed to help the club move forward. There's also a look back at the def…
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Dundalk fail to respond to an opening home defeat against Galway and suffer a nightmare performance against Sligo Rovers. In an echo of last season's Cup capitulation Sligo settle the contest in the first 30 mins by taking advantage of a series of unforced errors in Dundalk's creaky defence with the Lilywhites failing to muster a response for the r…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's 2-0 defeat at home to Galway Utd and ahead to this weekend's double header away to Bohemians in Dalymount Park on Friday night and against Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park on Monday. There's also a debate over flares in the League of Ireland, Martin Connolly's exit from the c…
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The optimism kindled by an opening day point in Tallaght evaporates with a home defeat to John Caulfield's newly promoted Galway Utd. The revenge mission for last year's humbling cup defeat fails to materialise as Galway establish a 2 nil lead in the open 30 minutes which they comfortably defend for the remaining hour of play. Dundalk now move on t…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's draw away to champions Shamrock Rovers and give their first impressions on the new recruits who helped Stephen O'Donnell's side to a good opening day point in Tallaght. There's also a look ahead to this Friday's first home league match of 2024 against First Division cha…
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Optimism is kindled by a opening day draw away to champions Shamrock Rovers. After a closed season of radical changes on and off the field Stephen O'Donnell's new look Dundalk impress with a discipline and dogged display that limits Rovers to one shot on goal. With 11 new arrivals providing intense competition for places all eyes now turn to the fi…
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The Press Box returns for a fourth season with Craig and James reflecting on the changes on and off the field at Dundalk FC over the winter months. The guys discuss the club's prospects for the year ahead, field your questions and give their verdict on the new League of Ireland season. All that, and more, in this week's podcast.…
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Ep 150 discusses the comings and goings at Oriel over the closed season and asks if fans can expect a stronger squad as a result. We discuss Stephen O'Donnell's gamble on allowing club legend Patrick Hoban's depart to Derry City and speculate on the logic behind the decision. We also discuss first impressions of the incoming members of the squad as…
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With European football still a possibility on the final day Dundalk do what they have to against UCD and score a comprehensive win, but the hope kindled by Drogheda Utd's 2 goal half time lead over Shelbourne dissipates as the dire Drogs self destruct in the second half to see the Lilywhites conclude the campaign in 5th position. Ep 149 looks back …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James reflect on the season just gone after Dundalk just missed out on a fourth placed finish despite a 5-1 win away to UCD on the final day. With uncertainty over the ownership of the club, the lads discuss where things go from here. There's also many listener questions answered. All that, and mor…
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On this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss another hectic week at Dundalk FC with Friday's 2-0 win over Bohs including an outburst from head coach Stephen O'Donnell about "negativity" around the club and news of Patrick Hoban's potential departure from Oriel Park despite having a year remaining on his deal. There's also a look…
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Dundalk find form on the field with an away win against struggling Sligo Rovers and a home victory to leapfrog Bohemians and keep the slimmest of Euro qualification chances alive. Off the field speculation about a change of ownership intensifies and manager Stephen O'Donnell hits out at negative narratives surrounding the club.…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James discuss Dundalk's 2-0 win away to Sligo Rovers and the potential unexpected route it has opened to Europe next season. There's also a discussion over where the club goes over the off season and if a new ownership is on the way. All that, and more, in this week's podcast.…
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Despite European football still being up for grabs Dundalk slump to a 1 - 0 defeat in Tolka Park in a lacklustre display in which the Lilywhites fail to muster a single shot on goal. As the curtain falls on Dundalk's competitive season Ep 147 reflects on an underwhelming campaign, if the solution to our defensive woe's require new signings and asks…
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Dundalk complete a clean sweep of Louth derbys this season, coming from behind to beat Drogheda Utd 3 - 1 in Oriel Park to secure a second win of the week. Paul Doyle shines in midfield, scoring the equaliser and combining well with Yli-Kokko and Robbie Benson to win the midfield battle, while Daniel Kelly and Patrick Hoban also find the net. Ep 14…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on a mixed weekend for Dundalk FC which saw the side lose 3-1 away to St Patrick's Athletic on Friday night before responding with a convincing 5-0 win at home to Cork City on Monday. As well as hearing from Stephen O'Donnell, there's a look ahead to the Louth Derby fixture with Dro…
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After the trauma of Galway's cup exit Dundalk faced into a double fixture weekend with confidence at a low ebb. An much improved first half in Richmond Park gave signs for encouragement before defensive fragilities surfaced again in the second half with Pats taking the 3 points. However confidence should improve after Monday's 5 nil hammering of Co…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on a humiliating 4-0 loss to Galway Utd in the FAI Cup quarter-finals and ask where it ranks amongst the club's worst Cup defeats. There's debate over the management, the players, recruitment and the ownership while we also get your views on the situation at Oriel Park. All that, an…
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Dundalk crash out of the FAI Cup in a mauling by 1st Division leaders Galway Utd. The Lilywhites concede 3 goals in the first 30 minutes and then fail to mount a response in the remaining hour of play. Ep 144 discusses the questions this exceptionally poor performance raises about the squad, management, ownership and future direction of the club.…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James are joined by well known Galway Utd supporter Johnny Ward from the LOI Central podcast to discuss Friday's FAI Cup quarter-final tie between the two sides at Eamonn Deacy Park. There's also a chat with Greenore native and Galway captain Conor McCormack ahead of the big game. All that, and mor…
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Dundalk slump to a home defeat to Derry City as Oriel Old Boy Will Patching returns to haunt his former club with 2 goals and an assist. While defensive frailties are on display again Dundalk do dominate possession and create a plethora of chances but fail to convert until an injury time penalty as the Derry goal enjoys a charmed night.…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James reflect on Dundalk's 3-1 defeat to Derry City and get the views of supporters on whether it was, as said by Stephen O'Donnell, the best performance of his tenure. They also give their views on the season to date and how the club is going on and off the field. All that, and more, in this week'…
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Dundalk emerge pointless from Tallaght again as a Roberto Lopes goal proves the winner in a game where the Lilywhites created chances but failed to convert. As European qualification hangs in the balance ep 142 discusses if the Lilywhites squad has the necessary depth and quality, or is the lottery of the FAI Cup the only route to European Competit…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on Dundalk's 1-0 defeat away to Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium and ahead to this Friday's visit of Derry City to Oriel Park. There's also a discussion on the side's away form and scoring issues on the road, as well as a debate on juvenile ticket prices in the league. All that, …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James reflect on Dundalk's FAI Cup win away to Bray Wanderers in woeful conditions on Friday night and look ahead to the trip face Galway Utd in the quarter-finals. There's also a look ahead to this weekend's crunch league match against Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium. All that, and more, in th…
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Dundalk overcome Bray Wanderers to proceed to the 1/4 finals of the FAI Cup in a rain soaked Carlisle Grounds. Daryl Horgan's first goal since his return to the club is enough to see of the Seagulls. A Connor Malley first half penalty miss and a Daniel Kelly's 73rd minute effort which was cleared off the line are the only other major moments in a g…
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James look back on the 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park and discuss some concerning elements despite Dundalk picking up the three points, particularly in relation to the attendance. There's also a look ahead to this weekend's FAI Cup tie against Bray Wanderers. All that, and more, in this we…
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At first glance 4 points from 2 games against Shelbourne and Sligo Rovers should have Dundalk fans content, but as the race for European Qualification intensifies fans will remain concerned about defensive fragility of a team that conceded too easily and struggles to create chances. Ep 140 asks if Dundalk's current struggles are a temporary dip in …
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In this week's episode of The Press Box, Craig and James debate the club's exit from Europe at the hands of KA Akureyri and what could have been done to ensure the journey lasted at least one more round. There's also a look back at Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Shelbourne and a look ahead to this Friday's visit of Sligo Rovers to Oriel Park. All tha…
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