Oriel Park to host Adedokun's Ireland Under 15s

The match has been moved from Longford's City Calling Stadium

Barry Landy


Barry Landy



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Oriel Park experienced some adverse weather on Tuesday. PIC: Dundalk FC Twitter

Oriel Park will play host to the Republic of Ireland's Under 15 side next week in the first of two scheduled friendly matches against Cyprus. 

The Football Association of Ireland have confirmed that the double header originally slated to take place at Longford's City Calling Stadium will now be played at two separate venues - Oriel Park and the AUL Complex in Dublin. 

The match in Dundalk will kick off at 7pm on Tuesday March 6th while Jason Donohue's young charges will play again against their Cypriot counterparts on Thursday afternoon at 1pm in Dublin 17. 

"The Football Association of Ireland would like to thank Longford Town FC for their understanding, and Dundalk FC and the Athletic Union League for stepping in at short notice,' a statement read. The governing body say inclement weather is the reason the games have been moved. 

However, ground staff at Oriel Park will have to get the shovels out in the meantime as Dundalk FC's home is currently covered in snow. Our photographer Ciaran Culligan was at the Carrick Road venue today to get a look at the pitch and it's some way from playable. 

Temperatures are forecasted to remain low over the next number of days meaning the pitch condition will have to be monitored. 

Dundalk midfielder Val Adedokun will be pleased with the new venue for the games. He has been named in Donohue's squad for the games against Cyprus. He was first called into the Under 15 setup last October and was involved in a friendly double header against Poland the following month.