OXFORD United will face two second-tier teams during their pre-season tour to Ireland this summer.

Karl Robinson’s squad are due to play three games on successive evenings in July, following a training camp.

They kick-off on July 9 against Portmarnock AFC, from Division 2 of the United Churches League.

The standard will go up considerably for the final two games, both against SSE Airtricity Division 1 clubs.

Longford Town, which is a 90-minute drive from the capital, will be followed by a meeting with leaders University College Dublin.

Robinson told United’s website: “They are three good games for us to start with.

“It’s during their season so we know we will be playing teams in good shape and that will be a test for us.

“Everyone will get game time over the three days and we know there will be a lot of fans out there to enjoy themselves and support us so it’s a week we are really looking forward to.”


  • Mon July 9: Portmarnock AFC (7.30pm)
  • Tue 10: Longford Town (7.45)
  • Wed 11: UCD (7.45)