A new range of Dundalk FC training and leisurewear will launch with the opening of the new club shop at the North Link Retail Park this Friday.

While exact details of the launch are set to be confirmed by the club this week, the new shop will be located in the Moran CCTV premises.

A full range of new gear from Umbro will be available with the launch of the club’s new away kit set to take place in mid-December. The new home jersey for 2021 will not be available until the New Year.

Asked about the new merchandise ahead of Sunday’s FAI Cup semi-final win over Athlone Town, the club’s Chief Business Officer David Minto said: “It’s coming this week. We’re waiting on the stock to arrive but we’re hoping to open the new club shop on Friday with a full range of training and leisurewear.

“We’ve seen the samples and they look really good and we’ll have plenty of sizes and plenty of products available.”

David said the new shop at the retail park would allow for social distancing to take place better than at the existing shop at Oriel Park.

“We’ve done a deal with Peter Moran. He has been very gracious with us and given us a premises for a couple of months as part of a bigger deal that we hope to do with him next season. We’re very grateful to Peter and Richie for the opportunity to use the premises.

“The reason we got the shop was because it’s a huge shop and we’re able to socially distance customers. We can get plenty of people in but still have them safe,” he said.

Asked what Christmas shoppers could expect, Minto said: “There’ll be new jackets, new training wear, new quarter zips, new polo shirts, new tracksuit bottoms, a new jacket. A full range basically. We’ve gone for a slightly different colour as well which I think the supporters will love.

“Hopefully the away jersey will follow in mid-December but we’ll make a big announcement on the jersey very shortly,” he said.