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Saturday 1 October 2016

O'Dwyer's will host the Late Late on Friday

THE O'Dwyer's Late Night Gaelic Football League begins this Friday.

It will run for five weeks. It caters for boys and girls, aged 12 to 18.

The aim is to bring the community together through Gaelic games.

Balbriggan is one of the largest and most ethnically diverse towns in Ireland, with over 100 nationalities living side by side.

"We hope to attract young people from all backgrounds and cultures to our club and introduce them to Gaelic Games," says Gary Dunphy of O'Dwyer's.

Coaches from O'Dwyer's will be present to give advice.

ACTION

The action will take place on the new all-weather facility in Balbriggan, the biggest in Fingal.

The Late Night Gaelic Football event has been organised by O'Dwyer's, the Gardaí and the Fingal County Council.

One of the aims of the project is to reduce the risk of anti-social behaviour.

Late Night Soccer Leagues have been operating across various locations in Dublin since 2008 with much success.

Getting young people to take part in meaningful activity is a key part of the initiative.

And O'Dwyer's hope there will be a positive spin-off for the club.

"The soccer initiative has been successful, so we'd like to build on that through our national sport of GAA," states Gary.

"We'd look forward to further engagement with the young people and the different communities."

All are welcome to take party. More information on www.odwyersgaa.com

Who knows, some future Dubs could be taking their first steps beneath the Friday Night Lights.

FODH rally the troops

THE Friends of Dublin Hurling are running buses to Nowlan Park this Sunday for the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 semi-final between Dublin and Cork (2.0).

They'll leave Connolly Station (11.am) and Rathcoole Village (11.30am).

The cost is €10 for members and €15 for non members.

To book a seat, text your name and pick-up point to 087-2331983 before 6pm on Friday.

E-Mail: niallscullyfootball@eircom.net

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