SHAMROCK ROVERS AT HOME
This Friday night sees us take on Shamrock Rovers in the last game of the league and our final one in the top flight for at least one more season. Despite drawing away to Galway, we prop up the league and now face all sorts of battles ahead of us. A few seasons ago when were also at the wrong end, Section O had a song “The Eircom League is upside down” and then we were able to laugh at it. Times have changed.
It's been a poor season on many fronts and that's an understatement. We've heard all the excuses before, many times. And there's little to be had from rehashing them all here now.
It's simple to talk the talk but not too many walk the walk. The last time we dropped to the lower division, it took us seven long seasons to get back up again. If that happens again, most of the Supporters Club and a lot of the committee will be getting the free travel pass. New recruits urgently needed.
Dundalk are champions again and for the 3rd year in a row. Not bad for a club that was on its knees just five seasons ago. They're simply the best team with the best manager that Ireland has produced in living memory. And yet when they played us last week, only a handful of locals bothered to come out and see them. A dull, boring game in England was on the telly and seemingly that was a better way to spend an evening.
CAR BOOT SALE
And finally, our final Car Boot Sale of the year takes place this bank holiday Monday with a very early kick off. If you're wondering what is meant by early, well for the last event, some arrived on the Sunday night. It lasts all day with the final whistle sounding at 3pm. These car boot sales are hugely important for the club's finances and your support would be greatly appreciated. As per usual, we're looking for volunteers both during and after the event. Already, some of the old reliables are saying they're unable to be present for the clean up after 3pm so if you could spare a few minutes, it could make a huge difference.