Allianz Follow The Dubs/Match Programme
Allianz ‘Follow The
Dubs’ To The Top
300 primary schools are primed to ‘Follow The Dubs’ in 2015 as Allianz again support ’ s unique league campaign initiative. Last year’s prize of a Park Etihad Skyline tour for an entire class is again on offer thanks to Niamh McCoy and Julianne from the GAA Museum.
Photo: pictured at the launch of the 2015 ‘Follow The Dubs’ campaign were Ciaran Whelan, Julianne , GAA Museum, Jerry Grogan, and players Matthew Lawton, Anthony Jackson, Kate Myler and Robert Doyle.
Following their hurling and team has been made very attractive with the arrival of a full poster, featuring. Paul Flynn, Danny Sutcliffe, Caitriona Power and Sinead . All the home and away Allianz league fixtures are featured and ‘guess The Score’ sheets are provided for weekly competitions where children can win Dublin merchandise courtesy of Allianz. Friends Of Dublin Hurling are fully supportive of the project which has been a big hit in schools for almost twenty years.
is particularly grateful to Allianz, and to Ciaran Whelan in particular, for continued support for the promotion of Gaelic games in the capital. in now in its 87 year and it continues to thrive with record numbers registering for all codes.
The schools participating in the Respect Go-Games this evening are: Bishop Galvin NS, Templeogue, , , , , St. Mary’s, , St David’s, .
is grateful to International Sport for supporting follow the Dubs. spring series
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St Martin De Lead the Way
St. Martin De N.S., , had not appeared in a Park final for nearly 20 years until 2013 when in an unforgettable day for the school both boys and girls teams won their finals within the space of an hour. The boys returned in 2014 and won Corn Matt Griffin against a talented St. Ann’s by 3-14 to 4-6.
Credit for recent successes must go to teachers
Shane Kelly, Matthew Cody, Carole and Julie Fitzmaurice and to the coaches from Thomas Davis G.A.A. led by Nollaig Ryan G.P.O.
The teachers and Thomas Davis club have made Gaelic games the biggest participation sport in the school. 17 of the 25 on the panel are members of Thomas Davis. All of the girls’ team are members of Thomas Davis except one. She is a member of St. Ann’s, .
Captain Murray gave a remarkable display in the final. He scored 1-2 from play and 7 points from frees. He has all the skills, is two footed and takes the frees from the ground. He excels in all sports but says that football is his .
Jason was the goalie and made remarkable saves throughout the campaign. Junior driving runs and precision tackling turned the tide in the final when they were 3 points down with 2 minutes to go. Goals from and Killian sealed victory. classic celebration made all the national papers.
The future is bright for St. Martin’s with throngs of the younger boys and girls being coached in school and in Thomas Davis.
Tara was the captain of the girls’ team and has thrown down a challenge to Murray and the boys to a boys v girls game in June. This will be an all ticket sell out on the All Weather pitch.
Name: Rebecca Cooke.
Age: 12. School: St. Helen’s,
. Position On
Field: Midfield. Fav Player:
Bernard Brogan. Fav Food:
Fruit Salad. Fav Music: Pop.
Fav Film: Score. Fav TV:
Monday night Football. Fav Book: Steven Gerard Autobiography. Fav : Blue. Fav School Subject: Irish, PE. Fav County Other then Dublin: . Fav
Computer Game: FIFA 15.
Best Sporting Advice: Rebecca led St Helen’s to ‘ with both feet’. victory in Park
Declan Proud of Girls
Declan Darcy enjoyed a wonderful career with and Dublin and is still contributing as a selector with he current Dublin team.
He attended Park in December as a coach and mentor to the girls’ team that were victorious in Corn Linn. On the team were Declan’s two daughters Lauren and Ella. These two talented performers are certainly a chip off the old block. Watch out for them in the future as they hone their skills under he expert tutelage of the dedicated father.