According to a report in a local newspaper in Dundalk today, former owner of Dundalk FC Gerry Matthews will close the doors to the Youth Development Centre this weekend as a result of an ongoing dispute between Mr. Matthews and the club.
Mr. Matthews is still in control of the lease for Oriel Park but apparently has offered to hand over the lease along with the Youth Development Centre at a cost of €250,000.
The dispute currently stops Dundalk FC receiving grants to upgrade the stadium and facilities as they do not own the lease.
The matter is currently with both Mr. Matthews & the clubs solicitors.
The full interview with Mr. Matthews can be found in the Argus Newspaper as (front page) seen below.