Aodh Dervin started his second match in a row for De Town against Waterford and put in a top show , getting an A for his superb performance. Well done Aodh, the future certainly looks bright.
It was a long,long way down to Waterford for the ten or so supporters who were outnumbered by at least two hundred to one as the Waterford crowd finally emerged to acknowledge their team. They have high hopes down there but according to some locals, the team next year will have a distinct foreign feel. We wish them well, of course. On the night, we clapped the league winners onto the pitch and then almost upset their frantic celebrations. Once again, it was a game in which we deserved at least a share of the spoils but a late,late winner was enough to cue the celebrations for the home side.
FINAL GAME OCTOBER 7th
Our final game of the season will take place on Saturday October 7th at the City Calling Stadium when Wexford make the trip to the midlands. Some say the kick off is the usual 7.30pm, others maintain it'll be 7.45pm but we'll know for sure next week. Anyway, be there for 7.30pm and you can't go wrong. It has been truly a topsy turvy season but our final game against Wexford is an opportunity to end on a high and to plan for greater things next season. The player of the month for September will be awarded before the game.
Congratulations to our boss Neale Fenn who was awarded Player of the Tournament at the Sport Against Racism Ireland Soccerfest 2017 on Saturday last. Neale dazzled while on the Malaysia 97 team and was pictured receiving his award along with his former manager, Brian Kerr. Back in '97, Brian Kerr babes stunned the international soccer community be winning bronze in Malaysia in the FIFA World Youth Championships. A certain former Town favourite, Alan Kirby, Ballinalee was of course a huge start on that same team and was also present in the Phoenix Park, enjoying the banter with his family.
Belated happy birthday to the Stapleton brothers who both celebrated birthdays recently. Also congrats to our new crime buster Garda Ethan Fitzpatrick who graduated last week. And finally heartiest congrats to Peter Nevin who tied the knot with Orlaith at the week end.
If you haven't entered our relegation prediction competition on our Facebook page, there's still time. The week end results certainly threw up a few shocks and it'll be a while before the Fat Lady sings so there's still some time. So get clicking.
CAR BOOT SALE
With October just round the corner, our next and final Car Boot Sale is fast approaching. More details shortly.