NO NORTHERN DELIGHT
Finn Park provided no joy De Town as our run of poor results continues. A scored penalty for the hosts in the second half was enough to dampen spirits on a bitterly cold night. Although we had a few chances, Harps were absolutely determined to continue their relative impressive start on their home patch. Oonagh Casey, originally from Lanesborough but now exiled in Letterkenny, was on hand to take some excellent photos but some of them make for tough viewing! They're available on the club website if you haven't viewed already.
It's back up the N4 to Dalymount when we face Bohemians again on Friday with a 7.45 kick off. With Friday being April 1st, here's hoping we can make fools of the other red and black outfit and get some points on the board. It's going to be tough of course but the following weekend could be tougher still when we play the current champions, Dundalk, at home.
CAR BOOT THANKS
The sun shone on our Easter Monday car boot sale but for the real early comers, it was a frosty start. But then again, those early risers are made of stern stuff and they paid little heed to the frost. We've two car boot sales behind us already with the next one on Monday May 2nd. A huge thanks to the many volunteers who gave of their precious free time to make these opening two car boot sales, such a success. From very early on Monday morning until well into the afternoon, there were different groups helping out. It's great to see the team supported on the pitch but it's equally to see the club supported in the car park! Thank you again for your valued support.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The player of the month for March will be awarded before our next home game. This season a different member of the Supporters' Club will make the presentation, just as the players head back down the tunnel after their warm up. To be in with a chance of making the presentation, make sure you join the Supporters' Club as soon as possible.
With so much material available on the Easter Rising, some other sporting gems also became available. Fifty years ago this week, De Town were lying a credible 4th in the Leinster Senior League. Ahead of us were Belgrove, T.E.K. Utd and Transport. The teams below us were St Jame's Gate, Jacobs, Aer Lingus, Glebe North, St Brendan's, Dundala Rovers, Home Farm, UCD and propping up the league were the Gas Co. Waterford were then top of the League of Ireland and following a Waterford v Shelbourne clash, the headlines read “Hooliganism, injuries and batons follow Kilcohan game" “and Mob take over after the Reds hold Waterford” and that was 50 years before Roddy took over down there.