The record-breakers - St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh. The double champions of the Navan Road.
Firstly, they brought home the Dublin Ladies Football Division 6 Féile title, and they followed that up by securing the Dublin Camogie Division 3 Féile prize.
The echo of their deeds is stretching all around Ashtown. “It was such a super achievement. The whole club are so proud of them,” states mentor, Alan O’Shaughnessy.
“Camogie is going very well in the club. The Féile triumph will bring it on even more.
“You’ll have all the younger players coming up trying to emulate the success, and that’s what you want to see.
“We hope that we have started a production line, and that we will be in the mix to compete for honours every year.”
Plunkett’s certainly put in the graft. Some wonderful players have emerged from the locality to play for the Dubs.
“It’s marvellous to see our Dublin players taking the time to coach the kids. They help out greatly. There’s never a bother for them to take a session. And it is tremendous to see them giving back something to the club.
“It is all about being a part of a GAA club. And the young players look up to our Dublin players so much.”
Alan is confident that many more Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh girls will wear the blue. And the Féile fliers will be among them.
“We have plenty of talent here and it augurs well for the future.”