Dundalk Football Club is a professional association football club in Dundalk, Ireland. Dundalk compete in the League of Ireland Premier Division, the top tier of Irish football, and are the reigning League Champions and League of Ireland Cup holders, having won both in 2019. Founded in 1903 as the works-team of the Great Northern Railway company, they played in junior competition until they joined the Leinster Senior League in 1922. After four seasons in that division, they were elected to the Free State League, which later became the League of Ireland, in 1926.
In 1932–33 they became the first club from outside Dublin to win the league title, and have won at least one league title or FAI Cup in every decade since. They are now the second most successful club in the League's history, and the most successful in the Premier Division era. In 1936 they moved from their original home at the Athletic Grounds in the town centre to their present ground, Oriel Park. The team has played in white shirts since 1927, and adopted the present colours of white shirts with black shorts in 1940. The club's crest was also adopted in 1927 and is based on the town's old Corporation Arms.
Gortakeegan and Oriel Park