Dundalk supporters meet new owners

Dundalk FC supporters had the opportunity to meet the new owners of the football club on Sunday evening at a questions and answers session in the Youth Development Centre.

US Investment firm Peak 6 officially completed their takeover of the club two weeks ago with previous owners Andy Connolly and Paul Brown handing over the reins after five hugely successful seasons with the club.

Peak 6 are no strangers to investing in football clubs over this side of the Atlantic with the Americans already owning a 25% share of Premier League club Bournemouth as well as a small share in Italian giants Roma. The company which is based in Chicago was represented on Sunday by Jordan Gardner, Mike Treacy and Fred Spencer while new CEO Mal Brannigan was also in attendance to answer fans questions. Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny as well as general manager Martin Connolly were also in attendance.

Approximately 300 Lilywhite supporters were in attendance to find out a bit more about their club’s new owners with the floor open to questions to all in the room. One of the first questions put to the new owners was what were their medium-long term plans for the club.

Newly appointed CEO, Mal Brannigan, outlined what plans the new owners had for the club.

“The plans in the short, medium and long term are to continue to build on what Andy and Paul have achieved here over the last number of years. What they have achieved to date has been outstanding. We’ve lent Cork City the league title and we plan on taking it back next year. The aim is to continue to build the product on the pitch. We want to become a focal point for the town and in the long run we want to be known as a European football club who play in Ireland rather than the other way around. We want to be up there and compete in Europe every single year.” stated Mal.

With regards to the upgrading of facilities and infrastructure in Oriel Park, Mal was hesitant to commit to any work being done in the near future.

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