Club Notes - 201609
Ladies All-Ireland Senior Football Final
Best of luck to club players Sinead Goldrick, Niamh Collins and Niamh Ryan and their Dublin team mates when they take on Cork in the Ladies All-Ireland Senior Football Final next Sunday in Croke Park. Dublin and Cork have met numerous times in the past few years, with each game being a thriller. We’re sure that Sunday will be no different, and we look forward to Dublin emerging as champions from Sunday’s encounter.
The club extends its sympathy to U16 mentor John Gallagher on the death of his father, Maurice, in Banbridge, Co. Down last Thursday. May He Rest In Peace.
Cumann na mBunscoil
Best of luck to our 3 partner schools – Hollypark, Johnstown and St. Brigids – in this year’s Cumann na mBunscoil competition. This Wednesday, Hollypark take on Pius X, St. Brigids take on Loreto and Johnstown take on Soil Fhiachra. The Hollypark and Johnstown games are being played in Kilbogget at 3 p.m.
A reminder to all that all players and mentors are required to be registered as members of the club to ensure they are covered by the LGFA injury fund in the event of an incident while training/playing. Only registered players and mentors should partake in training and games.
Recent Club Results
Congratulations to our senior team who have qualified for the division 1 Cup final following a great win over Fingallians in the semi-final on Wednesday night. Well done also to our Minor B’s and both our U13 teams who have qualified for their respective championship semi-finals after their wins this weekend.
U10 Team take part in tournament in Cork
On Saturday 10th September a group of 22 girls and their parents from the Foxrock-Cabinteely GAA under-10 team travelled to Cork to take part in the Passage West GAA Ladies Football Blitz. This year, the blitz was one of the largest tournaments in the country with over 1800 girls representing 102 teams from 12 counties competing in the under 8 to under 10 age group.
The FoxCab team bus left Foxrock church at 6am on Saturday morning to travel down to Passage West. Despite the early start all the girls and parents were in high spirits. On arrival at Passage West GAA the girls joined the other 100 teams to take part in the Blitz Parade and which started just after 10:45. In the meantime the parents set up base camp adjacent to one of the pitches and settled in for a very enjoyable day of sport and fun. The girls were split into two teams of 11 and between them they played 11 matches during the course of the afternoon. Both FoxCab teams had to work hard against some very strong competition. This gave the girls an opportunity to demonstrate the full range of their footballing skills, team work and fighting spirit.
All the girls received a medal for participating in the blitz which finished by 4pm. The team then went on to a local hotel for a well-deserved refreshment and dinner before hitting the road back to Dublin.
The team and mentors would like to thank all of the parents for their support with special thanks to Crotty Insurance for sponsoring the team and to David Curren from Centra in Monkstown Farm refreshments.
Click here to see some more photos from the day.
Parking in Kilbogget
Members will no doubt be aware that we share Kilbogget Park with 2 other clubs. With all 3 clubs now back after the summer break, parking is at a premium. Should the car park be full, members are requested to find a proper parking spot and refrain from parking on the grass around the pitch areas.
Dublin Ladies Senior Football Champions 2016
Wow! What an evening and what a game. Our senior ladies turned in an outstanding performance on Friday evening in Parnell Park to retain the Michael Murphy Cup. This is the first time since 2008 that a team has managed to do this. Congrats to team captain Sarah Brophy and her panel on this outstanding achievement. Thanks to Pat Ring, Angie McNally, Niall Callan, Ena Brophy, Colm Kearney, Peter Clarke and Edwenia O’Malley for all the hard work and effort that has gone into getting the team prepared. Finally, thanks to all club members who were in Parnell Park on Friday to witness this historic occasion for the club. The Leinster campaign gets under way on Saturday October 1st with an away game against the Meath champions.
The panel on Friday night was: Ali Coleman, Amy Connolly, Amy Ring, Anne-Marie Murphy, Cara Cooke, Ciara Crotty, Ciara Murphy, Ciara Ni Mhurchadh, Ciara O Riordan, Eimear O'Herlihy, Emma McDonagh, Fiona Claffey, Hannah O'Neill, Laura Nerney, Laurie Ahern, Lorna Fusciardi, Niamh Collins, Niamh Ryan, Nuala Mohan, Sarah Brophy. Capt, Sinead Delahunty, Sinead Goldrick, Tarah O' Sullivan.
Pictures from the game are available here. FM104 were present on the night and conducted some post-match interviews with our players. The interview with Amy Connolly – who was the deserving winner of Player of the Match – is available here and the interview with Sinead Goldrick is available here.