Top marks for Thomas Davis TOP marks to Thomas Davis for their staging of the Evening Herald/ Dublin Bus Dubs Stars on Sunday.
At high noon, the 80 club stewards began their duty, and the occasion proved a big success. Every detail was covered. The club put huge effort into staging the spectacle.
A fine crowd came out to see the double-bill. A temporary stand was installed for their benefit.
The Tallaght club possess excellent facilities, and all were impressed with the all-weather pitch on the Kiltipper Road.
A tidy programme was produced. There was no shortage of hot food, drink and lively music. Thomas Davis even made sure the day stayed dry. Overall, a job well done.
Lucan lift Cup
LUCAN SARSFIELDS won the 13th John Humphrey Memorial Cup. St James's Gaels hosted the two-day U10 football festival.
The Iveagh Grounds on the Crumlin Road saw some sparkling stuff. The Whitehall Colmcille-St Vincent's semi-final was a thriller.
Lucan beat Templeogue Synge Street in the other semi-final before producing a super show against Whitehall in the final.
Castleknock, St Anne's, Cuala, Thomas Davis and the Gaels also contributed much to the party.
As always, Paul Flanagan ensured that the competition ran off with all the precision of the queen of England's visit.
"The standard of football was excellent. There was no shortage of thrills and spills," remarked Billy Hannigan of the home club.
Ciaran Behan (Lucan) was selected as the Player of the Tournament. The Best Endeavour award went to Lorcan Odell (Templeogue Synge Street).
Other players earning the applause were Charlie Kerr (Lucan), Conor Brennan (St James's Gaels), plus the Whitehall duo, Fearghal Sweeney and Adam McDermott.
In the third place play-off final, St Vincent's defeated Templeogue SS.
Tribute to Paddy
TRIBUTES have been paid to Paddy Henry, who died over the holiday period.
Paddy played on the Dublin team that won the 1942 All-Ireland Football title. The Dubs beat the fancied Galway in the final following narrow wins in the Leinster final against Carlow and in the All-Ireland semi-final against Cavan.
Dublin were captained by a Kerryman, Joe Fitzgerald, who worked as a garda in Rathmines and played for the famous Geraldines. Five players from St Mary's of Saggart played for Dublin that day -- Caleb Crone, Peter O'Reilly, Paddy Bermingham, Gerry Fitzgerald and Paddy O'Connor.
The Dubs trailed at half-time but they won out, 1-10 to 1-8. Just over 37,000 people saw the game.
Dublin All-Ireland winning team of 1942: Charlie Kelly; Bobby Beggs, Paddy Kennedy, Caleb Crone; Paddy Henry, Peter O'Reilly, Brendan Quinn; Mick Falvey, Joe Fitzgerald; Jimmy Joy, Paddy Bermingham, Gerry Fitzgerald; Mattie Fletcher, Paddy O'Connor, Tommy Banks.
A REMINDER that the McAnallens GAA club in Sydney are holding a reunion match at Páirc Ciceam, Ballymun on Saturday, January 28.
There will be a men's and a ladies' football match. All those who played with the club are invited to take part.
Email or text the following, stating your name, position and the year that you played:
Gents' contact: Shane Treanor 00353-86-1608672. Shane.firstname.lastname@example.org. Ladies' contact: Aimee Louise Hazley 00353-87-6316183. email@example.com.