1903 as GNR AFC Dundalk.

Playing History:

Dundalk and District League 1903 to 1914
Dundalk League and Newry and District League 1918-21
Leinster Senior League 1922-1926
League of Ireland 1926 to date


Management Committee 1903 to 1932.
The Dundalk Association Football Club, Limited (Member Based). Incorporated: April 15th 1932, and Voluntary liquidation early 1966 and replaced by a new shares based structure.
Shares Based Dundalk Football Club Limited. Incorporated: April 25th 1966 (taken over by DFC Interim Company in Dec 1994)
Shares Based Dundalk FC Interim Co. Ltd. Dec 1994. Voluntary winding up 2000 to accommodate transfer of ownership to the C-op.
Member Based Dundalk Co-Op. 2000-2005.
Private Co 2006 to 2012 … Dundalk Town Ltd.
New structure from 2013 consisting of a partnership between Dundalk FC Trust and Fastfix Company.
Jan 2018…Club taken into USA consortium ownership led by Chicago based investment company Peak6sports.

Ancestor clubs:

GNR Rugby Club (Early 1890s to 1903).

Previous names:

GNR Dundalk until 1930


Oriel Park since 1936-37

Previous grounds:

Athletic Grounds and P J Carroll Recreation Ground.


12 League of Ireland
2 League of Ireland First Division
10 FAI Cup
6 League Cup
2 Shield
5 City Cup
2 Top Four Cup
1 Inter City Cup
7 Leinster Cup
10 President’s Cup

Record League victories:

9-0 v. Jacobs (home) 1932; 9-0 v. Shelbourne (home) 1980.

Record League defeat:

1-9 v. Limerick (away) 1944.

Most games played:

All Competitions: 580 Tom McConville.
League: 400 Martin Lawlor.
European Competition: 19 Tom McConville

Record Goalscorers (All Games):


All-time: Joey Donnelly 141
In a season: Joe Sayers 43 (1935-36).

Record Goalscorers (League):

All-time: Joey Donnelly 70.
In a season: Premier Richie Towell 25 (2015); Div 1 Philip Hughes 21 (2006);

Full internationals:

11 players capped for Ireland (42 caps in total).
First: Bob Egan 1929; Most Recent: Mick Fairclough 1982.

Qualifications for European Competition:

First: 1963 Champions Cup
Most Recent: 2018-19 Europa League
9 Champions Cup/League ….24 games
3 Cup Winner’s Cup …………8 games
2 Fairs Cup …………………..6 games
4 UEFA Cup …………………8 games
3 Europa League …………..16 games
21 times qualified …. Played 64 games