The weekend kicked of with a successful boxing night in the Tallaght basketball arena. Well done to the organising committee under the under the stewardship of Tony ‘Rocky’ Hassett. A special word of thanks to the participants and of course on behalf of the football section we pass on a very special thank you to Dara Shovlin, Sean Cantwell, Shane Gallagher, Shane Hogan, Dermot Manley, Niall Clarke, Mark O’Sullivan, Paul Naughton, Andrew Brennan, Cillian Blake and Brian Devlin. You did us proud lads.

The Football League opened this weekend and we had much to shout about. First up the Seniors had a good win at home to Ballymun, the County Champions 2-11 to 0 – 12. A great effort was put in by everyone and it was nice to get our league campaign off to a good start. It just proves the standard of Div.1 football in Dublin. However we won’t get carried away. Thanks to George King Butchers for match sponsorship.

Next up it was the Inters and they had a very good away win against Ballyboughal. They came out on top 1 -12 to 1 – 10. Ballyboughal is always a tough fixture and to go out there and come away with the spoils was particularly satisfying. Despite some late pressure the team showed great resolve to claim the points. A good blend of youth and experience is developing and the team have won their last 3 competitive games. Keep up the good work everyone.

The Junior A game was called off due to the weather. While the Junior B’s received a walkover at home to Parnells.

Rounding things off in the afternoon, the Junior C’s had a great win away to Ballinteer 6 – 8 to 3 – 4. They say goals win games. However, I think the team might have taken this a bit too far! Well done lads and don’t forget there is still training this week!

In other news we would like to congratulate Darren O’Reilly and DIT on their Sigerson success over the weekend beating UCC in the final of the Sigerson Cup on a scoreline of 3 – 8 to 0 – 7. Darren had little chance to celebrate his colleges’ success before lining out for the Seniors against Ballymun.

Likewise congratulations to Michael Darragh MacAuley on his selection for Leinster in Sundays’s Interprovincial Final against Ulster. Unfortunately, Ulster came out on top on a scoreline of 3 – 12 to 0 – 17..

Finally, can I ask if there is anyone out there who would like to be more actively involved in the football section to contact myself or anyone on the football committee and we would be delighted to have you on board.

Ger Flaherty.