Drogheda United Football Club
() is an Irish football
club currently playing in the Premier Division
of the League of Ireland
. The club hails from Drogheda, Ireland
and, since 1979, plays its home matches at Hunky Dorys Park
The current club is the amalgamation of two former Drogheda
area clubs, Drogheda United founded in 1919 and Drogheda F.C. founded in 1962. The clubs merged their operations to form the current club in 1975 and have achieved huge success since 2005 by winning two Setanta Sports Cups
and an FAI Cup
. The highlight came, though when they claimed their first ever League of Ireland title on 19 October 2007, beating Cork City at home 2-1 with three games still remaining.
Founded in 1919 the original Drogheda United were a non-league club for all of their early years of existence but in 1963 another Drogheda Club - Drogheda F.C.
(founded in 1962) were elected to the League of Ireland
when the league was expanded to include twelve teams rather than ten. In their first season there they finished tenth and also in each of the next three seasons finished in the bottom three. In the 1967-68 season they achieved a respectable fifth place finish and the following season finished in sixth place. When the league expanded to include fourteen teams the club dropped down the table again finishing in the bottom five in each of the next six seasons and also recording their heaviest league defeat 8-1 to Cork Hibernians
in the 1970-71 season. They did, however, get... Read More