Supporters’ Club Notes (10/04/17)

Mon Apr 10th 2017


Don't forget our Car Boot Sale is this Easter Bank Holiday Monday, April 17th. As usual it takes place in the car park of the City Calling Stadium from very early till 3.00pm. In the unlikely event that you still haven't experienced the colour and craic of your local Car Boot Sale, then this is your opportunity. For the club, it's an important fund raiser and for the buyer/seller it's one of the best in the country. The weather is promised to be excellent so see you there. And if you'd like to lend a hand, give Liam Healion a shout; no previous experience necessary.


A big thank you to all who contributed to our church gate collections at the weekend. The costs of running any club seems to rise with each passing month and we're most grateful to everyone who helped our cause.


The sun shone brightly down in Wexford last Friday night but that was about as good as it got. It was a strange meeting of two relegated teams who now prop up the lowest rungs of the ladder. Wexford according to some reports are in deep financial trouble, which is a great shame if true. Maybe they'll be baled out by Clare Daly. Anyway, we had umpteen chances of scoring but a nil all draw was the result which didn't do much for our hopes of climbing the league ladder. However, the hosts were pretty dangerous on the break and a defeat would have been an awful result. as one traveller said, that's two clean sheets and we remain unbeaten in our last three games. The glass is half full.


Already, we're into the second quarter of our league with the arrival of Shels to the City Calling Stadium this Saturday night. We should have beaten them in our first game but since then, they've produced some very good results and will be a hard egg to crack this Easter. But, our luck has to change and it looks like some of our new signings are starting to show some promise. Our haul from our first quarter has been disappointing and every supporter hopes and expects for a better second quarter.

The team, in fairness have had a tough week, drawing at home to a robust Waterford side, beating Athlone away in a thriller and then journeying south to Wexford. Being a supporter can be demanding, being a player/manager is demanding.


Well done to Davy O’Sullivan who bagged another hat trick last week in the EA Sports Cup match against Athlone. Martin Stapleton may correct this but how many players have scored three hat tricks for the club, two of them against the same opposition. Well done, Davy. Keep on banging them in.

It may be no consolation but congrats too to Boyle Celtic on reaching the semi-finals of the FAI Junior Cup. They were beaten 4-2 on penalties AET by Evergreen from Kilkenny. The beautiful game is obviously alive and well in rural Ireland.

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