Our U11 Footballers turned out in great numbers to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1916 Rising on Sunday, as part of the South Dublin County Council programme of events in St Enda’s Park.

To honour the day, the boys played a commemorative game of football, emulating their Scoil Éanna counterparts of a century earlier, 15 v 15 with frequent changes made sure that everyone who showed up played a significant role in proceedings. And although this was supposed to be a ‘friendly’ kickabout, once again the boys showed that the competitive spirit is never far from the surface, as every ball was hotly contested. Late arrivals were accommodated, as others departed early for Croke Park and parents provided plenty of vocal support from the sideline.

All in all, a very fitting way to honour the men of the 1916 Rising: boys playing Gaelic football in Scoil Éanna.

Many thnaks to Dave Rusk for the photos. For more photos, see here