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Club Notes

April 4, 2016

Congratulations to our Ladies football Féile team and their managers Ken Brogan, Anthony Brennan, Michelle Byrne, Aiveen O’Malley and Damien Grouse who won their division at the weekend. The team played 4 games on Saturday afternoon winning all of them. Despite the bad weather the standard of football was very high.Then it was off to O’Toole Park on Sunday morning for the final against neighbours Raheny who were also unbeaten. The girls put on a mighty display and even though they fell behind early on they eventually won by 6 points. Afterwards Dublin County Board Chairman Joe Keane presented the winning trophy to a delighted team Captain Sophie Brennan. Sophie was also celebrating her birthday and during the presentation her colleagues gave a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” This was a massive achievement as most of the squad is aged 12 and 13. Well done to all concerned. It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Our senior footballers continued their impressive start to the Season with a hard fought win over Kilmacud. At the moment we sit proudly on top of the league and hopefully the good form will continue for the rest of the Season.

We had wins also for our under 14, 16 and minor hurlers. Our under 12 footballers won both their games while the under 8 camogie girls won their first league game. The under 16 win came at the expense of the previously unbeaten Isle’s of the Sea.

Most games at the weekend were played in diabolical weather conditions and great credit is due to mentors, players and parents for their dedication.

Our senior 1 camogie girls start their league campaign tomorrow night (Tuesday) with a home game against Na Fianna. With some seasoned players and lots of new young talent available, our hopes (as always) remain high. The senior 5 team is away to Oliver Plunketts on Thursday night.

The adult ladies football team is away to St. Margaret’s in the Cup on Wednesday night. This is an incredibly young team and we thank them for their dedication.

Our senior hurlers have a crucial league game on Saturday evening at home against Raheny at 6pm while the juniors are away on Sunday afternoon.

Support for our teams especially at home remains disappointingly low. So, come on folks let’s get out and support our teams.

Don’t forget that on the 11th of June we are hosting a national under 13 football tournament with some of the top named clubs in Ireland participating. The overall coordinator of the event is Barry Mulligan. If you would like to sponsor any aspect of the event, please contact Barry.

It was great to see Kevin O’Brien back in action for the Dublin footballers as they finished their regular league schedule unbeaten. Hopefully Kevin’s injuries are now behind him and that we will see him star for club and county as the year progresses

All outstanding membership fees must be paid immediately. Membership fees are a vital part of the club’s finances, so please cooperate. If anyone is experiencing difficulty, please talk in confidence to Club Chairman Michael Hannon.

Due to the horrible weather, the state of our pitches is still a major concern. The most important thing is that we facilitate scheduled home competitive games and we will always try to do that. It is therefore imperative that all teams and mentors abide by the wishes of the pitch coordinator and pitch committee at all times. The pitches belong to you and we want them to be available for competitive fixtures.