Our prediction for this Ireland Premier Division match:
All eyes will be on Oriel Park as Dundalk locks horns with Shelbourne in an eagerly awaited Ireland Premier League clash. Both sides will be eager to secure a victory, setting the stage for an enthralling contest. Dundalk will miss the services of Daniel Kelly due to suspension, while Cameron Elliott and John Mountney are sidelined with injuries. Shelbourne, on the other hand, will be without Patrick Barrett, Shane Griffin, Matthew Smith, and Brian McManus, further testing their depth.
Dundalk's home advantage and attacking prowess, combined with Shelbourne's determination to make their mark, suggest that both teams will go all out for a win. Football enthusiasts can anticipate a thrilling encounter with plenty of goal-scoring opportunities as Dundalk and Shelbourne battle it out for three points in the Ireland Premier League fixture. In their last meeting in the top flight the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Team (Dundalk):
Dundalk are the second most successful club in the Republic of Ireland in the term of titles won. In 2015 Dundalk clinched their 11th Premier Division trophy and the same season they lifted their 10th FAI Cup title. The club was founded in 1903 and their biggest rivals are Drogheda United.
The Lilywhites made it to the 2016/2017 Europa League group stages and, against all odds, they shared the spoils with AZ Alkmaar in Netherlands on their debut in Group D. Dundalk play their home matches at Oriel Park and the capacity of the stadium is 4,500 (3,000 seated). The venue was opened in 1919 and in 2005 the pitch was converted to an all-weather surface, becoming the first ever Irish club to do so.
Their home colours are white and black, whilst they play their away games in black jerseys with yellow stripes and black shorts. Joey Donnelly is one of the notable footballers who played for Dundalk in the past as he scored 141 goals for the club in all competitions.