Looks like the FAI are sticking with the same calendar and ignoring my suggestion to play the EA Sports Cup in the first half of the season with the final on the June bank holiday and the FAI Cup in the second with the final on the October bank holiday. We'll be having the same chats about attendances when 1800 turn up on a Monday to see us play our 8th game in April against UCD...
https://www.dundalkfc.com/2019-season-s ... confirmed/
The 2019 SSE Airtricity League season will begin on Friday, February 15 and it will end with the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final on Sunday, November 3.
The first game of the new campaign will actually be the President’s Cup between Dundalk and Cork City, which will be played on either Saturday, February 9 or Sunday, February 10.
Dundalk will then begin the defence of their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title on the next weekend, while the First Division will kick off a week later on Friday, February 22.
Another key date for the calendar is the EA SPORTS Cup Final, which will be played on Saturday, September 14.
The mid-season break will take place from Saturday, June 15 through to Thursday, June 27.
The official Fixture List for the 2019 season will be released on Wednesday, December 19.