Good to see Dundalk are moving ahead with work
THERE was good news on the sporting front in the last week.
Finally there was white smoke from Oriel Park in terms of new additions to the playing squad for the new season, but more importantly there was the announcement that work would start on installing a new pitch ahead of the new season.
Purists and critics such as former Irish manager, Brian Kerr won’t like the fact that a grass surface is not being sown, but Dundalk have to manage their own affairs as they see fit and have indicated a desire to return to a grass playing surface in due course in tandem with stadium developments.
At least the new surface should ensure that Dundalk will be able to host their first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League in the summer.
While Tallaght were welcoming hosts for Dundalk’s European action last season, it stuck in the craw to see bus and car loads of Dundalk supporters leave town on big match days and local traders lost out the boost such big match days bring to local shops, bars and restaurants.