SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Dundalk FC issue statement following reports of a clash between supporters after Friday night's match with Cork City

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Caoimhín Reilly

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Dundalk FC issue statement following reports of a clash between supporters after Friday night's match with Cork City

Oriel Park. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Dundalk FC have today issued a statement following reports of a clash between rival supporters after Friday night's SSE Airtricity League Premier Division meeting with Cork City at Oriel Park.

The Lilywhites won the match 1-0 thanks to Patrick Hoban's goal, however, the club is now investigating an off-field incident which is alleged to have taken place post-match.

A statement released on the club's website read: ' The Club is aware that following the victory against Cork last Friday evening, an incident occurred after the game involving a minority of Dundalk and Cork fans. This is currently being investigated by Dundalk FC and if any offending fans are subsequently identified as having been instrumental in the incident, the Club will take the appropriate action, it sees fit, against any offending fans.

'The amazing atmosphere that existed throughout the game at Oriel Park on Friday reflected the passion, desire and energy each Lilywhites’ fan has to make 2018 another successful season. Fans and visitors need to know that coming to a match in a Dundalk, they will do so in a safe environment.'

Dundalk face St. Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park tomorrow night.