Hurlers will be given an opportunity to burn off some calories on St. Stephen’s Day in the Annual Declan Maguire Tournament. This is the 11th Anniversary of the Tournament.
The report below appeared on the Boden website in January 2005.
The Second Annual Declan Maguire Memorial Trophy held in the club on St. Stephen’s morning was a huge success with a total of over 44 players involved from either Firhouse or Rathfarnham. All the Maguire family were present – Ollie, Olive, Peter, Dermot, Gary, Paula and little Laura. Gary presented the trophy for a 2nd year in a row to Rathfarnham. Rathfarnham”s Captain this year Emmet Carroll expressed the views of the whole hurling section when he said how much Declan was missed by everyone and how he would have loved a day like today, for the hurling, the camaraderie and the craic. He also thanked all the players involved, the family for their attendance and all who helped in feeding everyone afterwards.
The report above, from Joe O’ Brien, alludes to the fact that Rathfarnham had just won a two in a row. Rumour has it that Firhouse have had the better in recent years – 7 in a row they claim!! Hurlers who turn right leaving the club play with Rathfarnham and those turning left play with Firhouse. Paul Ryan, despite now hanging out his washing in Rathfarnham, is the exception to this as he is contracted to play for Firhouse for life. Let’s hope that the numbers turn up on the morning to dust off the cobwebs, have the “craic” and remember one of our great players.
The game starts at 11.30am. It is preceded by the Over 35s V Juniors. This game will start at 10.30am.
The hurling game will be succeeded by the Married V Singles Football game.
Come along an enjoy the fun.