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Players Registration Day – Saturday 30th March

Players Registration Day – Saturday 30th March

Will take place in the club house between 3pm and 5pm.

Players Payments outlined below:

U4 – U10 €30 per player. (Family Option €50)
U12 – U18 €40 per player. (Family Option €60)
Senior player €80
Payment Options
  1. Payment via Paypal via the clubs web site at
  2. Bank transfer ref your name in the transfer eg “John Smith”. Bank name “Bank of Ireland” BIC = BOFIIE2D, IBAN = IE60 BOFI 9033 6516 2021 17.

Any Queries Contact Alan Haughey 087 7916515

AIB Leinster Club JFC 2018 Here We Come

The Irelanders will play St Brigid’s of Offaly in Drogheda on Saturday 8th of November at 1:30pm in the Leinster junior Football Final.

Please. Please can all the town come out and support our lads on their journey
Not only is it a great time for our small club , but it is also a great time for de town
Let’s all put our shoulders behind this MACHINE and push them on as far as they can go and you never know what may happen.

If your interested in donating to the club please click here.

Leinster Junior Club Football Championship Semi Final Win



Young Irelands booked their place in the Leinster Junior Championship Final after recording an impressive win over Kilkenny champions Tullogher/Rosbercon on Saturday afternoon.

The game in New Ross saw the Louth champions turn in an excellent team performance that had them in control for long periods as they booked a meeting with St Brigid’s of Offaly on Saturday, 8 December.

The Dundalk men were assisted by a rather harsh first half dismissal of a player from the home side but it is unlikely that that decision had too much of a bearing on the result as the Irelanders always looked to be the better side.

Despite the long trip, it was the Young Irelands who made a bright start to the game and after Cian O’Donoghue opened the scoring they continued to push forward and followed up with points from Dermot Mone and O’Donoghue again before Jordan O’Donoghue made it four.

The Kilkenny side finally got into the game and kicked the next three points but their hopes suffered a major setback when they were reduced to 14 men.

Just before the break Oisin McCabe settle his side when he fired over to give his side a 0-5 to 0-3 lead at half time.

The home side were still very much in contention at that stage but their hopes were soon to be dashed as a third quarter blitz from Young Irelands saw them take control of the game as scores from Dermot Mone (2), Cian O’Donoghue and Johnny Lynch stretched the lead to 0-9 to 0-3.

The Kilkenny men did battle back with three successive points but that was the end of their scoring as the Louth men completed the job with points from Lynch, Derek Maguire, Mone and Dean Maguire.

YOUNG IRELANDS: Fergal Sheekey; Stephen Bellew, Ciaran Murray, Peter Nixon; Cian O Naraigh, Derek Maguire 0-1, Oisin McCabe 0-1; Derek Rogers, Sean McLoughlin; Dean Maguire 0-1, Dermot Mone 0-4, Mark Savage; Cian O’Donoghue 0-3, Johnny Lynch 0-2, Jordan O’Donoghue 0-1. Subs: Aidan Sheekey for D Rogers, Shadam Azeez for S Bellew, Aaron Rogers for O McCabe, Kevin Keelan for J O’Donoghue BC, Aaron Murray for C O’Donoghue.

AGM Monday 26th November 2018 at Páirc Éire Óg, commencing at 8.00pm.

You are welcome to attend Dundalk Young Irelands Annual General Meeting  on;

Monday 26th November 2018 at Páirc Éire Óg, commencing at 8.00pm.

Nomination / Motion Form which should be returned as soon as possible. Nomination forms will not be accepted after commencement of the AGM so please have your form completed on arrival for AGM. Completed forms may also be returned to any cub officer before the meeting.

Only fully registered members (paid or honorary) are entitled to vote. If only part of your membership subscription (from 2018) is paid you are not entitled to vote unless you clear your arrears before-hand.

Kindly ensure that the people Nominated by you for any position on the Club Committee, as an Officer or as a Team Mentor, are aware they are being nominated and have given their approval for their names to go forward.

Also enclosed is the Secretary’s Report. Items in this will be open for discussion on the night.

I would ask that team mentors from each grade have a small oral report ready to give at the meeting.

Please try to return any motions by Friday 16 Nov so they can be circulated to other members before the AGM. These can be on a return e-mail and do not necessarily have to be completed on the attached form.

Agenda for meeting:

Adoption of standing orders

Minutes 2017 AGM

Secretary’s Report

Treasurers Report

Chairman’s Address

Election of Officers


Other Business

Is Mise

Gearoid O’Hanrachtaigh

Gerry Hanratty


Eire Og Dun Dealgan

086 3727340

DYI Club Coaching Officer Required

The club is looking for a club coaching officer to help streamline and organise under age coaching.

See below link for full details,

Club Coaching Officer Role  

If you are interested in the above position or have any questions please contact

Gerry Hanratty on 086 3727340 or email

Visit the below links for additional Information

Senior Team win Junior Championship Final

Anglo Printers JFC final

Dundalk Young Irelands 1-4 Glyde Rangers 0-6

Dundalk Young Irelands won their third championship title since 2007 in Dowdallshill on Sunday afternoon, sending Glyde Rangers to a second successive junior final defeat.

Mark Savage’s second half goal will be what the decider is ultimately remembered for, but even that came in scrappy circumstances after his original penalty attempt had been saved low to David Brennan’s left. The loose ball fell kindly for the Irelands’ No. 14 and he slid it to the net, an incident which typified the telling influence of lady luck on the day.

It was a dour spectacle in which no player can claim to have performed to anywhere near their best, with the slippery conditions and the magnitude of the occasion failing to help either side in their efforts.

Glyde were arguably the better of the pair having controlled the first half in almost its entirety. But, just like they did against Glen Emmets 12 months ago, they were guilty of passing up too many scorable opportunities, especially at the death.

Brian Duffy had the goal at his mercy with men steaming inside. He should have stroked the ball over to send the match to a replay, but attempted for the glory pass – which, if successful, could have altered the game’s fate. However, Peter Nixon, from nowhere, fractured the move, reaching his right hand into the clouds and clawing the airborne leather away. It was an heroic, championship-saving intervention.

The drama wasn’t concluded though, as, with practically the final kick, Ciaráin Sheridan dragged his ‘45 attempt off target, as Glyde’s season ended in ultimate disappointment.

There was a typical final paradox on the field at full-time. Many of the sky blues lay crestfallen, whereas Young Irelands’ rejoiced, both before and after Aidan Shevlin’s closing whistle, with a premature invasion having taken place.

Selector Kieran Maguire – a Young Irelander to the core – had his sons, Derek and Dean, playing and was almost overcome with emotion: “I’m delighted. The Irelanders, it’s in our family.

“We eat football in our household. The boys will tell you at times that they won’t want to come home if they played badly because they’ll be told so.

“Adrian O’Donoghue, it’s the same in his house. You eat football and you love football.”

Fr John Mulligan 5K Run

The first Fr John Mulligan 5K Run will take place on 15th September 2018.

Register at or click the link.  

Date & Time

Saturday 15 September 2018 11:00

Race Timing


Route Description

There will be a few juvenile races starting at 10am

Race start and end – At Dundalk Young Irelands club house, Rockfield Court,Hoeys lane, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Refreshments afterwards prizes for top 3 male and female athletes.

Dundalk Young Irelands website:

To register its € 15 and for a family its € 40

Contact Niall Fergus on 086 1542192 for more details.