Cliftonville second-leg tickets to be sold at discounted rate

DUNDALK FC have introduced a special discounted ticket offer for the prestigious Setanta Sports Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg tie with Cliftonville at Oriel Park on Monday 18 April.

DUNDALK FC have introduced a special discounted ticket offer for the prestigious Setanta Sports Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg tie with Cliftonville at Oriel Park on Monday 18 April.

All tickets bought this week are available at €10 for either stand or ground, with children under-14 years only €5. This special offer includes all tickets bought from either the Oriel Park ticket office during normal office hours this week or from the Ticket Desk in the Merchandise Shop during the UCD league game, next Friday 1 April. A Credit / Laser card hotline on 042-933 5398 is also open from 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays.

While progress to date in the Setanta Sports Cup has come as a great boost to the club, it has also put supporters under considerable financial strain with eight games scheduled over a four week period in April ahead of the eagerly awaited May Bank Holiday Monday clash with Shamrock Rovers.

The special early booking offer - which is a half-price offer on a normal stand adult ticket - represents significant savings for all categories of tickets and is designed to provide some relief to hard pressed supporters.

Newly appointed Dundalk FC board member Ciaran Bond said: “This is a way of thanking the regular fans for their great loyalty and support for the team and club in difficult times. We also hope that it will attract the large floating supporter who has a keen eye for both great value and a very special sporting occasion. Cup semi-finals do not come along too often and this being the decisive second leg against Cliftonville in the prestigious Setanta Sports Cup, it should be a very special night on Oriel Park.

“Special arrangements are in place to ensure that Season Ticket holders are also looked after, by reserving a allocation of discounted tickets until next Friday evening. We hope that this special offer will help to fill Oriel Park to capacity and make for a great atmosphere for what is the first Oriel Park semi-final since 2002.”

The Oriel Park ticket office is open weekdays from 9am to 5.30pm. A Ticket Desk will also be in operation in the Merchandise Shop before, during and after the UCD Airtricity League match next Friday night.

Travel and match tickets news – Cliftonville away

The first leg of the Setanta Sports Cup Semi-Final against Cliftonville takes place on Monday, April 4 at Solitude, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm. Travel and ticket arrangements will operate similar to the previous visits to Windsor Park and The Oval, where match tickets will only be available to those travelling on official inclusive travel arrangements.

Dundalk FC will be arranging a fleet of coaches for supporters which will depart from Oriel Park at 5.30pm, with the Lilywhite facilities available from 4pm. An additional departure (subject to demand) will operate from Boggers Bar, Ardee departing at 5pm.

Groups who wish to travel together can do so by reserving a coach (or block of coach seats) as part of the official party, including the possibility of a coach originating from and returning to a starting point other then Oriel Park

Travel and Match Ticket Costs are:

€27 Adult; €19 Concession (Under 16yrs and Over 65yrs); Under 16 years – born after April 1995; Over 65 years – born before April 1946. Photo ID is required on match day. No separate student concessions tickets are available.

Bookings can be made at Oriel Park Ticket Office – each weekday from 9am to 5.30pm, at the UCD Match - Special Booking Desk in Oriel Park or by Credit / Debit / Laser Card Hotline – 042 933 5398 during normal office hours.

Note to supporters: Payment in full at time of purchase (no deposits taken); Match tickets will be distributed on coaches en route to match; Car parking available in Youth Development Centre Car Park; Drinks and food not permitted on coaches; Catering facilities will be available in Solitude; It is a condition of travel and admittance to stadium that ticket holder agrees to personal searches by security personnel; Please see Cliftonville FC website for Solitude Ground regulations and Code of Conduct.