Supporters’ Club Notes (08/05/17)

Mon May 8th 2017


Fair play to the volunteers at the recent car boot sale. Once again, it was a massive success and the club itself is extremely grateful for the support we can afford to pass on. Although we're in mid May, plans are already well advanced for our June Bank Holiday car boot sale. Any extra volunteer help greatly appreciated.


We picked up one more point in the scoreless draw against Cabinteely on Saturday last at Stradbrook. What that means is we're just ahead of Athlone on goal difference following their surprise win over Cobh. Taking positives, so far in this second quarter, we're doing better than in the first quarter by three points, so surely that can't be bad.


On Saturday night, May 13th we face the students of UCD with the usual kick off time of 7.30pm at the City Calling Stadium. It might be exam times for many college students but for us this will be a testing game. UCD are a mere point behind table toppers Waterford, while we're a full 8 points behind them. A home win on Saturday night would really get us back in the mix but of course, it's going to be a real tough battle. They come to the City Calling Stadium after beating bottom side Wexford 2-0 and will surely fancy their chances. They'll bring their usual following of about 5 supporters so at least we won't have to worry about extra security. A few extra points would do nicely though.


The April winner of the Player of the Month award, Enda Curran will receive his trophy before the game against UCD on Saturday night. Desi Maguire is the Supporters' Club member who was drawn to make the presentation. Well done to Enda who ended his goal drought in spectactular fashion last month, netting five times which included a hat trick against hapless Athlone. Every month a different paid up member of the Supporters' Club is drawn to make the presentation. So, if you've joined up, the next presentation could be made by you.


We often complain about the lack of national media coverage for the domestic league and in particular the lowly first division. Well, there certainly was a reversal of that trend of late with the two towns coming in for a lot of talk, chatter and no end of slagging. Although it had nothing to do with us, there was no shortage of slagging and ( mostly ) good natured banter. But, you know, it's strange, if we go on to win the league, we wouldn't get as much national coverage. And you can bet on that !


Heartiest congratulations to our U17s who had a magnificent Cup win against a Galway side who consider themselves almost unbeatable. Congrats too to Adrian Massop whose young girls side are making considerable progress. And finally, welcome home to Donald (there's only one Donald) who has recently returned from some celebrations in the UK.


It's never too late to join the Supporters' Club and now it's better value than ever. We have a serious amount of discounts available to members and a whole series of free draws too. And your ten euro will be going directly to supporting the club, so it's a win win all round. And don't forget to check out our new Facebook page. Feel free to like and share and have a giggle at some of the photos from games of old and how some supporters have aged and some remain ageless.

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