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The Blues are back in action this Friday, as they make the journey to Oriel Park to face Dundalk FC in their first league game back after the mid-season break, and we have all the details you need ahead of the game.

Fixture: Dundalk FC vs Waterford FC

Competition: SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division

Date: Friday 28th June

Venue: Oriel Park

Kick-off: 7:45pm


After defeating Kerry FC on Monday evening to secure our 16th Munster Senior Cup, the Blues return to league action after a two-week break to take on Jon Daly’s Dundalk side in Oriel Park this Friday. With a win and a draw picked up against the Lilywhites so far this year, the Blues will look to continue that run of form in Oriel Park on Friday.

Both sides had to settle for a 0-0 draw in 15th March in Oriel Park, before the Blues picked up a strong four-one victory against Dundalk in May thanks to an inspired Maleace Asamoah performance that saw the Blues number eleven net his first-ever hat-trick.

The Blues will look to push on from their strong first-half of the season, in their first season back in the Premier Division. With 31 points from their opening 21 games, the Blues currently sit in joint third spot in the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division table.


The Lilywhites welcome the Blues to Oriel Park on Friday, as they look to kick-start their season after a difficult first-half to the season for Jon Daly’s side.

With just 19 points picked up from their opening 21 games, the Lilywhites will look to reignite their season under the guidance of Jon Daly, who took over from Noel King at the end of May.

The Lilywhites headed into the mid-season break in good form, picking up 7 points from their final 4 games – including wins against St. Patrick’s Athletic & Sligo Rovers.

With a new lease of life around Oriel Park in recent weeks, the Lilywhites will look to get their first result of the season against the Blues on Friday evening.


Gbemi Arubi misses out on the trip after picking up a knock against Kerry FC on Monday night. Barry Baggley & Maleace Asamoah remain on the sidelines. Calum Costello comes into the travelling squad for the game.


“Dundalk is a very difficult place to go. They haven’t conceded a goal in eight games in Oriel Park, so that shows you the size of the task ahead of us tomorrow night.

With the new manager they have in Jon Daly & the quality of players they have, it will be a difficult challenge ahead, but we want to try & re-start after the short break with a positive display.”

29 March 2024; Waterford head coach Keith Long is interviewed by LOI TV before the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division match between Waterford and Sligo Rovers at the Regional Sports Centre in Waterford. Photo by Michael P Ryan/Sportsfile


Tickets for the away-end for Friday’s game are now on sale HERE. There are limited seated tickets available, along with a full-terrace allocation available to purchase.

Ticket prices for the game are as follows:



Fans unable to attend the game in Oriel Park can watch the game live on LOI TV on Friday evening from 7:15pm. Match passes remain on sale HERE.

Build up to the game & live in-game updates will be provided across our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram & X), along with pre-game & post-match content.