FODH wishes to thank all its members for their continued support of Dublin hurling in 2012. It may not have been as good as we hoped but our minor hurling success was wonderful and a joy to behold. Well done to Shay Boland and his team.
FODH MEMBERSHIP 2013
Membership for 2013 is now available on www.fodh.ie. Members will receive their 2013 membership card, fridge magnet FODH calendar and FODH supporters’ car window sticker. All members will be entered in draws for Leinster championship match tickets and All Ireland hurling final tickets. In addition, members can participate in FODH competitions for the chance to win FODH merchandise –polo shirts, fleeces and golf brollies.
FODH will have supporters’ buses travelling to away league and championship fixtures and members can avail of subsidised cost for travelling to these away games. Regular updates on fixtures, match travel arrangements and other FODH news is communicated to all members by text in addition to updates by e-mail on team news, events and members’ competitions.
Adult Membership will cost €20 (unchanged since 2006) and juvenile membership is €10.
Supporters can join on line on www.fodh.ie by credit card or debit/laser card. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to FODH to Tom O Donnell, GAA Office, St Vincent’s Secondary School, Glasnevin Dublin 11.
FODH – SUPPORTING DUBLIN HURLING
All funding received from memberships and other fundraising activities is directed back to hurling related activities in Dublin. During 2012 FODH supported the following with funding:
Dublin Senior Hurling Team
Dublin Minor Hurling Team
Dublin Colleges’ Hurling Teams
Fingal Senior Hurling
Dublin Camogie Association
Colaiste Eoin Senior Hurling
Clann na Gael Fontenoy – Leinster championship winning team
1961 Dublin Hurling Team Re-union Function
Féile na NGael 2012 – hosted by Dublin
FODH Awards Night
In addition, funding was used to:
Subsidise FODH buses to away fixtures
Purchase of prizes for member’s draws
Text messaging to members
Purchase FODH merchandise
Many thanks for you continued support.
DUBLIN HURLING TEAM NEWS 2013
Manager Daly makes changes to panel
Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly has announced a new-look panel for the 2013 season, cutting four players from last year in a shake-up that has seen a number of young players drafted in for the new campaign. Peadar Carton, Daire Plunkett, Shane Stapleton and Conor Clinton have all been informed that their services aren’t required as Daly looks to make up for his side’s disappointing performances in 2012.
Carton was an established member of the panel, having made his debut against Laois in 2005, while Plunkett, Stapleton and Clinton were all relative new-comers. Daly has freshened things up by adding a number of new faces to his panel, with Cian O’Callaghan, Colm Cronin and Seán McClelland amongst those given the chance to impress by the Clare native.
It has been reported, however, that Cormac Costello and Eric Lowndes, stars of the Dublin minor team that lost the All-Ireland final replay to Tipperary in September, turned down an invitation to link up with the senior squad, preferring instead to focus solely on attempting to make a breakthrough with Jim Gavin’s footballers.
Boland and Fanning – new managers
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that former Dublin minor manager Shay Boland will make the step-up to take charge of the county’s U21 hurlers in 2013. Boland led the minors to All-Ireland finals in each of the last two seasons – they lost to Galway and Tipperary in 2011 and 2012 respectively – while delivering Leinster titles along the way
Na Fianna’s Pat Fanning is the new minor manager for 2013. He has had much success as a manager at underage level in the club and has guided the Dublin North colleges’ juvenile hurling team to a number of Leinster “A” titles.
We wish the hurling management teams well for 2013.
FODH “CELEBRATION OF HURLING 2012”
A very enjoyable night was had by all who attended the FODH “Celebration of Dublin Hurling” in the Red Cow Moran Hotel on November 16th last. Fingal senior hurlers were presented with their league medals and a number of awards were made on the night. The awards were as follows:
Young Hurler of the Year Cormac Costello
Adult Hurler of the Year Gary Maguire
Juvenile Hurling Club of the Year St Maurs
Adult Hurling Club of the Year Raheny
Primary School of the Year St Canices Finglas
Secondary School of the Year Ardscoil Rís, Marino
Tom Rock, Kilmacud Crokes was presented with the “Hall of Fame Award” for 2012.
Laoch Gorm Award
The “Laoch Gorm” awards were made to the player of the match in each of Dublin NHL games in 2012. The recipients of these awards are as follows:
Danny Sutcliffe (2)
FODH Special Achievement Awards
The FODH “ Special Achievement” awards acknowledged the unique success of a number of clubs and players:
St Brigid’s – All Ireland Féile Hurling and Football Winners 2012
Setanta – All Ireland Féile Hurling Winners 2012
The achievements of the following minor hurlers during 2012 was also recognized.
Cian O Callaghan
These players were accompanied by their parents at the event,
FODH – IMPORTANT DATES IN 2013
In addition to income from memberships, the major source of income for Friends of Dublin Hurling is the Annual Golf Classic. This has proved to be a very popular event among members and hurling supporters in general.
FODH Golf Classic 2013
Castlewarden Golf & Country Club is again the venue for the 2013 golf classic. It will take place on Thursday, 23rd May. The entry fee for a team of four is €300 (reduced from €400 in previous classics)
All Ireland Hurling Weekend Golf Classic
In addition, FODH is hosting an All Ireland Hurling Weekend Golf Classic in the K-Club on Friday, 30th August. The team entry fee for this is also €300 for a team of four.
8th Annual Celebration Night
The eight annual “Celebration of Dublin Hurling” will be held in the Red Cow Moran Hotel on Friday, 15th November
2012 DUBLIN HURLING ROLL OF HONOUR
Winners Runners up
SHC A Kilmacud Crokes Cuala
SHC B Ballyboden St Endas St Oliver Plunketts ER
IHC St Sylvesters Round Towers (C)
Junior A Na Fianna Faughs
Junior B Lucan Sarsfields St Finians (S)
Junior C Faughs O’Tooles
Junior D Raheny Kilmacud Crokes
Junior E St Marks Erin Go Bragh
Junior F St Oliver Plunketts ER Naomh Barrog
Under 21 A St Judes Ballyboden St Endas
AHL1 Ballyboden St Endas Craobh Chiarain
AHL 2 Lucan Sarsfields Na Fianna
AHL 3 Erins Isle Kevins
AHL 4 Thomas Davis Castleknock
AHL 5 Scoil Ui Chonail Cuala
AHL 6 St Oliver Plunketts E R Ballyboden St Endas
AHL 7 Kevins Kilmacud Crokes
AHL 8 St Brigids St Patricks (D)
AHL 9 O’Dwyers Clontarf
MHL 1 Final – Kilmacud Crokes v Cuala
MHL 2 St Judes Castleknock
MHL 3 Kilmacud Crokes O’Tooles
MHL 4 Setanta Craobh Chiarain
HURLING PARTICIPATION INCREASES – (Convention Report 2012)
No of teams playing hurling
Year u 8 – 12 u 13 – 16
2009 364 141
2010 410 137
2011 444 152
2012 509 158
FODH sends its best wishes to former “Hall of Fame” winners Jimmy Gray and Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin who are ill at the moment.