How it all began ?


John and Jim Ballantine with Pat Quinn

Eric and FRiends

Paddy Gerry Eric Carlile (Legend) and Pat

Louth - Captains Lounge photo

Whites on tour at Elland Road

The Louth Branch was formed for the start of the 1993/94 season  From the original committee, Chairman, Greg Tipping and Secretary, Gerry Cunningham still remain, as well as many of the original members who now occupy committee positions such as : Pat Quinn, Mickey Foley, and Liam Quinn. Our first official trip took in Southampton at Elland Road in March 2004, when 33 members travelled over by boat. The match was unremarkable but the weekend was superb and many friendships were made for life. The club is well represented throughout Dundalk, North and South and Mid Louth as well as Monaghan and Armagh. Committee members are in Peadar McArdles, Ann Street, Dundalk every Monday night (except for bank holidays)The Louth Branch of the Leeds United Supporters club has been fully affiliated to Leeds United since 1994. There are currently 21 supporters clubs in Ireland, North and South. The Louth Branch contains circa 100 members and is heavily centred around, Dundalk, Mid, South and North Louth, Co. Monaghan, and South Armagh.

So you want to join the Louth Branch ?

Tolka Whites

Greg, Sean, Conal and Gerry on tour at Tolka Pk


Cooley Watters on tour with GC and The Don( minus his head) v Blackburn Sept 2012

Membership cost €15 Euro per member, €7 Euro per Junior (under 16), and €30 Euro for the whole family. It is a condition of membership that each member/family sell at least half of the annual draw card which is distributed around Easter. The SC organises two official trips to Elland Road each season. These trips are kept as low as possible where transport to the airport, match tickets, hotels etc are all organized for each member. Many members travel over regularly in smaller trips. Greg Tipping will organize the hotel for paid up members and Gerry Cunningham will organize match tickets for paid up members. Match tickets are only organized for paid up members of the SC. Members must organize their own flights outside of club trips

Some of the games we have attended


Lee Bowyer cracking in the equalizer v Anderlecht in front of the Kop and Louth Branch in Captains Lounge


Leeds v Valencia Champions League S-F Programme

The Louth Branch has been at Elland Road through thick and thin over the years. We have seen Champions League Semi-Finals, David Wetherall (twice), Brian Deane and Harry Kewell winners v Man United. There were dark days also witnessing the whites lose 0-4 at home to both Liverpool and Man United and 1-4 to Arsenal. Then there was the classic 4-3 home win v Spurs and the exhilarating 3-2 victory over Newcastle. Many of us enjoyed a late Lee Bowyer winner v Anderlecht in the Champions League (see right) and had the hairs tingle at the back of our spines for the Champions league anthem before the Champions league Semi Final match v Valencia. There were dour displays, inspirational displays and Leeds United displays. The ecstacy, the frustration, the joy, the sadness. Yes it all comes with being a Leeds United fan and a member of the Louth Branch. We have witnessed in large numbers the Whites take on clubs as diverse as Hartlepool to Liverpool, Northmpton to Arsenal, Everton, and Chelsea to Huddersfield.  Not to mention the agony of play off final defeats at the Millennium to Watford and Wembley to Doncaster. The Louth Branch were at them all. We have endured over eight season of Ken Bates austerity but We are Leeds United Louth Branch” and we have outgrown him.


Mickey Foley listening to Tony Currie in the Lorne Hotel 1997

Tony Currie Night One of our greatest occasions encompassed the visit of Leeds United legend, Tony Currie for a weekend to Dundalk back in March of 1997. Not only was the man one of the “Greats” to wear the white shirt, but proved to be a super person also. A magic weekend was had by all on that occasion.


Gerry C presenting a piece of Irish crystal to Leeds manager Kevin Blackwell

Louth Branch meets Leeds United In March of 2005, the Louth Branch met up with the Leeds United squad (by invitation) in the Neptune Hotel in Laytown, County Louth and made a number of presentations. Our thanks goes to Kevin Blackwell for making his squad so accommodating, particularly for the younger members.

Where to Watch The Louth Branch watch all live Leeds games in Bennets of Bridge Street, Dundalk


Bull Quigley,Mickey Foley, Greg Tipping, Ivor Martin, and a tired Paul Minogue


Liam Quinn and Leeds “Louth Branch Residents” Anne and Pete Sebine

Pre match v Palace 2012

Greg T and Pat Q and Quigleys and Terry McQuaid

Charity Quiz Nights The Louth Branch has raised many thousands of Euro for local charities over the years. Over €10,000 has been raised and distributed over the past number of years to such worthy causes as : Cunamh (child support agency), Dundalk Simon Community, Concern and Dundalk Mental Health. These are not only great for charity but really enjoyable social nights and usually take place in Peadar McArdles, Anne Street, Dundalk. In more recent times we have endured leaner years. Next season it’s ten seasons outside the Premiership. We’ve seen the Yeovils, the Prestons, the Barnsleys and the Colchesters of this world, but because we are Leeds fans the good times will become all the sweeter.  and yet there is barely a league game at Elland Road that the Louth Branch is not represented. There are members of the committee present in Peadar McArdles each Monday night from 8:30PM until 10:30PM (except Bank holidays) and all will by happy to answer your queries. If you want to join an exciting, innovative branch full of camaraderie and take part in club events, the Louth branch is the one for you. If you want to join solely for tickets then this is not the branch for you. We view ourselves as one of the most progressive, innovative and supportive branches within the LUSC family worldwide and will be around for some time to come yet.

Contact Nos for Committee

Secretary: Gerry Cunningham (

Pat and Deano

Pat and Deano

Greg and Sully 2005

Greg presenting Player of year trophy to Neil Sullivan 2005/06

Dundalk) – 086/2630363 Chairman : Greg Tipping (Dundalk) – 087/2380799 Treasurer : Liam Quinn (Dundalk) -086/8834174 Vice Chairman : Pat Quinn (Killeavy) – 0044 7729397576 PRO – Mickey Foley (Dundalk) – 086/1279549 Terry McQuaid (Monaghan) – 086/8232010