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Saddlers to head to Republic of Ireland during pre-season

23 May 2024

Fixture News

Saddlers to head to Republic of Ireland during pre-season

23 May 2024

Walsall’s preparations for the 2024/25 season will see the first team squad head out to Republic of Ireland on Sunday 28th July before returning on Wednesday 31st July.

While out in Ireland, the Saddlers will take on Drogheda United in a friendly at Weavers Park on Tuesday 30th July, (7pm KO).

Mat Sadler’s side will also enjoy a training camp whilst in Ireland and there are also some planned fan events during the trip. More details on the fan events will be revealed soon.

An allocation of 1,125 tickets for the friendly against the Drogs will be available for Saddlers fans to purchase from our Ticket Office and our e-ticketing site.

The tickets will initially go on sale to 2024/25 Season Ticket holders at 9am on Friday 24th May. 

They will then go on sale to 2024/25 Members at 9am on Tuesday 28th May before going on general sale to all supporters from 9am on Thursday 30th May.

Tickets will be priced as follows:

Adults - £18

Over 60s - £9

Under 18s: £4.50

Family (2 Adults & 2 U18s): £39

Located approximately 30 miles from Dublin, Drogheda has excellent transport links, with many direct flights available to Dublin International Airport from across the UK. With limited accommodation in Drogheda itself, supporters are advised to book accommodation in Dublin, which can be done so via the following link or other comparison sites:

Walsall FC Co-Chairman Ben Boycott is looking forward to the fixture and strengthening the growing relationship between the two clubs.

“We are very excited by the growing collaboration between the two clubs in the areas of recruitment, strategy, best practices, and more, which over time we believe can only benefit the sporting outcomes of both clubs,” he said.

“This friendly match is simply one more step in that process, as we gain the opportunity for in-person collaboration between the management teams and valuable minutes for various players. 

“I'm looking forward to this friendly as a positive step in continuing to grow the sporting relationship between the clubs, in addition to the great experience that it will provide for our supporters.”

Elsewhere in pre-season, Walsall will host Premier League club Aston Villa at the Poundland Bescot Stadium on Wednesday 17th July, 7.30pm. 

We can also confirm further friendlies as Sadler’s team will visit Alvechurch on Saturday 13th July, 3pm, and National League outfit Tamworth on Saturday 20th July, 3pm.

We are also pleased to confirm the launch of the official Walsall Football Club WhatsApp channel, which can be accessed here:

Follow now for all the latest news including pre-season plans, matchday information and exclusive content.

Walsall Football Club would also like to thank official tour sponsors Pallet-Track, S&S Steelstock, RayGray Snacks, Experienced Energy Solutions, Howard Evans Roofing & Cladding & Brellis Recuitment for their support of our pre-season trip to Ireland.


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