New Supporters Club to launch in February

Gavin McLaughlin

Reporter:

Gavin McLaughlin

The Lilywhite Supporters Club will be officially launched on February 5
A new, independent Dundalk FC Supporters Club will be officially launched on Thursday, February 5 at 8.30pm in McGuinness’ Bar (formerly Peadar McArdle’s), Anne Street.

A new, independent Dundalk FC Supporters Club will be officially launched on Thursday, February 5 at 8.30pm in McGuinness’ Bar (formerly Peadar McArdle’s), Anne Street.

The Lilywhites Supporters Club is made up of long term Dundalk FC supporters and will run alongside the club in a bid to offer financial support and enhance the profile of the League of Ireland champions.

The launch night will feature a Q&A session with Dundalk captain Stephen O’Donnell, centre-back Brian Gartland and new goalkeeper Gary Rogers. Lilywhites legend Tom McNulty will also be present to say a few words.

A raffle will also take place on the night with the prizes up for grabs including a 2015 season ticket and a Dundalk FC home jersey. Tickets for the raffle will be made available in the coming days.

The yearly membership fee for the Supporters Club is €30, which can be paid in two instalments. A family membership is also available at €50. Incentives available to members will be announced at the launch night.

The committee members, who are expected to stay in place for the first year, are as follows - Chairmen: Alan Gray and Dean Arrowsmith; PRO: Stuart McDonnell; Secretary: Andrew Gallagher; Treasurers: Aidan Larkin and Conor Hoey; Registrars: David Curran, Chris Clarke, Declan O’Shaughnessy and Mark Murray; Design: Killian Walsh/Grandson Design.

The Lilywhites Supporters Club sat down with Dundalk FC officials last week and club chairman Ciaran Bond said it was a positive meeting.

“They are an independent group and there is definitely a need for supporters clubs and a role for volunteers to help out at the club,” said Bond.

“It’s important that we have people on the ground, not just for fundraising, but for things like selling programmes and boosting the image of the club.

“The more people involved with the club, the better it is for everyone.”