DFC | Dundalk FC unveil new purple third kit which will raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

League champions will wear the new kit in domestic cup games

Dundalk FC have launched a new third kit which will help raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The all purple ensemble, which was unveiled at Oriel Park on Wednesday, will be worn in selected domestic cup games, striating with next Monday’s EA Sports Cup tie with St Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park.

The limited edition kit is now available for pre-order on the Dundalk FC website. The club will donate €10 from each sale towards the funding of vital equipment at Temple Street, as well as making a €100 donation for every goal the Lilywhites score in the EA Sports Cup and FAI Cup this season.

A further part of the initiative will see the club’s main sponsor, Fyffes, remove its name from the front of the new jersey — replacing it with that of Temple Street Foundation for the duration of the 2019 campaign.

“We are delighted to support Temple Street Children’s Hospital, and I am proud that we have been able to collaborate on the initiative with Fyffes and CX+Sport,” said Dundalk FC chairman Mike Treacy. “The collaborative effort from everyone involved shows the importance to us of working with local partners.

“As well as this exciting project, we will be announcing further initiatives in the coming months as part of a wider community scheme which will see us give back to the people of Dundalk and beyond, who for many years have given this club their unwavering and loyal support.”

Fyffe's managing director, Ger Cunningham, lauded the club for its commitment to the project. “A sense of corporate social responsibility is at the core of everything we do, so much so we are delighted to cooperate with Temple Street Children’s Hospital once again in this innovative new approach to fundraising.

“The work that Temple Street and other hospitals and health treatment centres do to safeguard and treat the health of our young people is a cause wholly worthy of everyone’s support,” he added.

Dundalk FC Head Coach Vinny Perth added: “Alongside a number of our players, I saw first hand the vital work that the excellent staff at Temple Street do when we visited the hospital last Christmas.

“The treatment and support they give to the families who pass through the hospital in some very difficult circumstances are genuinely world-class, and the staff there are unsung heroes. I will be proud to see our players wear this kit and look forward to seeing the fans wearing it as they follow us on our cup campaigns this season.”

You can order the new Dundalk FC 2019 third kit at the link below.

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