CAR BOOT SALES
With two Monday bank holidays following each other in rapid succession, our hard working volunteers are flat out organising the 2 car boot sales. The first one is this Easter Monday bank holiday and the second one is on the May Bank Holiday Monday, May 1st. Both kick off very early in the morning and the final whistle goes at 3pm and as usual both are held in the spacious and well appointed car park at the CCS. Our car boot sale are well established at this stage with people travelling from as far away as Donegal to support them. Liam Healion too, would like some support and even if you have just one hour, he'd really appreciate it. These events are of huge benefit to the Club and your support is greatly appreciated.
When the list of those injured players appeared before the Shelbourne clash, many didn't give us a chance. It looked as if our threat up front had all but disappeared in a list of injuries. When the visitors went up after a mere 3 minutes, it looked like we'd witness no resurrection this Easter. Thankfully the players had other ideas and really got stuck in with the crowd getting right behind them. Many were waiting for Enda Curran to turn on the style and those waiting disciples were well rewarded with 2 excellent goals. It was clearly obvious from his own reaction, that Enda was as thrilled as the supporters. The Shels players obviously got a right good talking to at half time judging by their body language as they exited the tunnel. But a Kevin O'Connor cruise missile of a goal, soon their mountain became a lot steeper. Naturally Shels bombarded De Town goal as the game progressed but again, the Town showed great resolve and true grit in holding out for a fantastic Easter Rising result. It was our first home league win since the autumn of 2015 and was greatly appreciated by all Town supporters in the stadium. The win also saw us jump up to 5th place. As the rain fell at the end of the game, the Shels manager vented his anger on the match officials both on the pitch and in the tunnel afterwards. But despite the falling rain, we went home happy that the Easter bunny had delivered three valuable points to a hungry team and set of supporters.
AWAY, AWAY AGAIN
It's Shels again on Monday night, April 17th in Tolka Park with a 7.00pm kick off. Our third meeting in a short time, this game is in the EA Sports Cup Second Round. Then on Saturday April 22nd, we travel the long distance to the south coast to play Cobh Ramblers. The Cobh game has a 7.15pm kick off time and as usual will be played in St. Colman's Park. They shocked us last time out with a comprehensive 3-1 win. But despite our incredibly long list of early casualties, confidence continues to grow and this game promises to be a real test of resolve.
And talking of away, away, some of the Murray family, Andy and Paddy were absent from our win on Saturday night so maybe, if they'd stay away more often, the results might be more favourable. Only joking, lads.
Our new chairperson, Avril Gilchriest is certainly active since she took over the role. Once again, she had organised a game at half time, this time the young talent of Killoe was on display. She also was on shop duty and has already organised some extra volunteers for the post Car Boot Sale operation. She's some lady for one lady, our Avril.
It's not too late to join the Supporters' Club. As a matter if fact, it's never too late. Just ask anyone behind the counter in the clubhouse and you'll be sorted. Word has it that our Treasurer is shortly taking the Chinese takeaway very seriously.