Rafa Benitez' Newcastle to take on Bohs at Dalymount Park

It is the first time the Toon Army will play in Dublin in 16 years

Rafa Benitez and his Newcastle side will spend a week in Kildare's Carton House in preparation for life in the Championship next season.

As part of their preparation they will travel to Dalymount Park to take on Bohs on Saturday 16th of July and Keith Long is excited to welcome Benitez' side to Dublin.

"We're delighted to welcome such an iconic club with a big Irish following to Dalymount Park," he said via the club website.

"Our players are looking forward to pitting their wits against a team full of international players and some household names."

It will be Newcastle’s first visit to Dalymount Park in 16 years. The Gypsies last hosted the Magpies in a friendly in July 1998 when a Derek Swan penalty past Shay Given secured a 1-1 draw against Kenny Dalglish’s side.

The sides also met in the UEFA Cup in 1977 when, after a 0-0 first leg in Dalymount, Newcastle proceeded to the next round after a 4-0 win at St James’ Park.

Tickets will be priced at €15 for adults, €10 for student/concession and €5 for children.