It had been on the cards for quite a while now but Dundalk FC have tonight confirmed the sale of the club to a US consortium led by PEAK6 Sports. In a club statement on their website, they explained that the consortium includes people who have 'significant experience in football,' with PEAK6 already owning a stake in Bournemouth.
A spokesman for the consortium, Jordan Gardner, described how they had followed Dundalk's fortunes over the last few seasons and after months of discussion have finalised the deal to take 100% control of the club:
What Stephen Kenny and the players have accomplished under the stewardship of Andy Connolly and Paul Brown is nothing short of remarkable. We are excited to take up the reins and help build on the club’s success. We are confident that with all of us working together there will be many more good days and nights ahead for Dundalk FC.
Connolly and Brown have been made honorary ambassadors of the club, with Brown saying 'We have always said that we would only step down if we found the right kind of owners for the club and in this consortium we believe we have done that.'
There has been no indication of the consortium's plans for the upgrade of facilities as the club but fans are hopeful that this is a positive development for a club that was at death's door just a few years ago.