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Friday 18 August 2017

Kevins are keeping the dream alive

KEVINS are the oldest hurling club in the city. They are putting the final preparations in place for their Easter Tournament.

It will take place on Good Friday and Easter Saturday at Dolphin Park.

"43 teams will be taking part over the two days. There will be a magical atmosphere," says club PRO, Eoghan Redmond.

Big crowds enjoy the spectacle. It's a real celebration of the ancient craft.

Eoghan is thrilled that the club is prospering.

"The Kevins Hurling and Camogie club continues to grow," he explains.

"We are now fielding teams at every age group from U8's to minor.

"These teams are being fed from the Nursery, which is booming.

"The older kids have successfully merged with Liffey Gaels to form Rialto Gaels to the benefit of both clubs.

"Camogie is flourishing in the Barn. We have new teams at U8 and U10 this year."

The local schools are also benefiting from the efforts of Kevins.

"We are now providing coaching and mentoring to over 12 schools in the area," adds Eoghan.

"The future is certainly looking bright for Kevins. And as they say, Mol an oige agus tiochaidh si."

The Easter Tournament will see hurling grades at U8, U10, U11, U12, U14, U16 and minor. There will be camogie at U8 and U10.

More information from Paul McManus (086-2414260) or check out www.kevins.ie

SEAN IS TOP BOSS

DAVY Billings has a good young manager on the campus at Belfield.

Sean McNicholas led UCD to glory in the Leinster Junior Football Championship.

In the big Dublin derby, they beat DIT. Sean's tactics won the day.

And as they say, he didn't lick that knowledge from a 99.

His Dad, John, is the Dublin GAA Fixtures Master in Parnell Park.

STARTER'S ORDERS

CASTLEKNOCK'S Annual Race Night is on this Friday at Kavanagh's of Laurel Lodge.

Tote betting and a raffle with top prizes. Details from 086-0201709/087-2378529/086-0703874.

email: niallscullyfootball@eircom.net

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