WATCH: Powerful video shows what it means to captain a League of Ireland club

Dundalk's Stephen O'Donnell, Dermot Keely and John Murphy all enjoyed success with the club

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Dundalk captain Stephen O'Donnell

What is it like being captain of the League of Ireland's best team?

Ahead of Dundalk's Champions League bow next month, club sponsors Fyffes have released a powerful video with current captain Stephen O'Donnell and former captains John Murphy and Dermot Keely.

All three men have led the club to successes on the field, with Murphy being the only one of the trio to hail from the area.

The Louth side are back-to-back Premier League champions are looking to join an elite club to have won the league three times in a row.

All three men have spoken about what it takes to lead a team in Dundalk, a town that is one of the most passionate in the country

"If they don't see the captain working hard, or doing his best or leading be example, there's not much chance the rest of the players are going to follow you", O'Donnell admitted.

"Train harder than everybody else. Player harder than everybody else. Do everything better than everybody else.", Keely added. The Dubliner was at Dundalk in two spells as a player and manager. "You have to have people that are prepared to go the whole distance or more. You don't have to say it, you just have to do it. You just walk the walk. People will do it after you."

"I done something for my county. I done something for my town. I done something for myself. I don't think you can get any better than that", Murphy concluded.

Dundalk currently lie three points clear at the top of the table, ahead of Cork City. The Louth side are in action on Friday night in The Brandywell against third-placed Derry City.