Here we go again for another new and hopefully successful year. Hard luck to our Colleges team who were defeated by Kilkenny CBS in the Leinster championship quarter-final. Thanks to the mentors and players from both North and South teams for their hard work over the winter. Hopefully a lot of these players will be on our minor team as we battle to hold on to the Leinster Crown. Good luck to Ger Cunningham and his team as they start the League campaign. He has has a very young panel and he will also be missing the Cuala players. The panel have been training extremely hard and have a good home record against Tipp in recent years. We have a busy year ahead and are delighted to help with the promotion of hurling in the capital city. We will run buses to all Dublin’s away games starting with a visit to Cork on Saturday February 18th.We will run a bus to Armagh on Saturday February 25th to support Cuala hurlers. The return fare to all games is €10 for 2017 members and €15 for non-members. New members can sign up on www.fodh.ie. The annual fee is €20. All those who sign up by February 28th will be in a draw for a 32 inch TV. We will have our AGM at Parnell Park on Monday March 13th. The bus to Cork for next Saturday’s game will depart Connolly Station at 2pm and The Post Office Rathcoole at 2.30pm. We will stop at Fermoy for a short break. To book a seat text your name and pick up point to 0872331983 by 6pm Thursday February 16th.