By Paul Byrne
It’s been another turbulent week for Dundalk FC but there seems to be a bit of light shining through the gloom with general manager Paul Johnstone confirming that the club have been approached by an interested party with a view of taking over the club.
“We’ve had one official expression of interest. It has been put in writing so I would consider it serious. The offer is privy to the people involved and we have said that any expression would be treated with confidentiality.”
These comments came just days after a fundraiser meeting was held to try and safeguard the future of the club. There have been a number of initiatives outlined to take place over the coming weeks as worried supporters try and ensure the Lilywhites don’t go the same way as Monaghan Town who were forced to exit the league last month.
Dundalk will play a Chelsea X1 next month in a glamorous friendly tie in Oriel Park which they hope will attract big crowds to the Carrick Road venue.
Also in August the club will organise a concert on the August Bank Holiday weekend featuring the very best of Dundalk musical talent in an effort to raise money for the club. The concert entitled ‘Project Dundalk’ will feature Jinx Lennon , The Trampz and the Malarkeys.
Tickets are priced at €10 with a raffle taking place on the night for old memorabilia from past and present players. Dundalk FC legend Tom McNulty will also be in attendance in what is sure to be an excellent evening’s entertainment.