Kilkenny 3-21 Dublin 0-18.
All teams are entitled to one bad day and we definitely had it on Sunday. Forty two people travelled on the Fodh bus and there was anger and frustration on the way home. Some said they would not be travelling again. Our players worked hard but they did not work smart. The tactic of the short puck out backfired badly. The forwards must be very frustrated that they are not trusted to win a few long puckouts. We had an extra man for 40 plus minutes and it seemed as if they had him. We never had one shot on the goal. Vincent Hogan wrote ‘Kilkenny’s direct approach was proving far more productive than Dublin’s preference for short puckouts and working the ball through the lines and, accordingly, into heavy traffic. It was a tactic that might work better on a faster surface come Summer but Nowlan Park in January was not the place to play what the locals scoffed at as ‘tippy tappy hurling’.
Hopefully, next Sunday the boys can get back to their best and give us a heartwarming performance.
Clubforce organises our online registrations. They send out reminders to members to sign up for 2020. If you have already done so then disregard their notices.
Hard luck to St.Vincents camogie team who were beaten by Sarsfields of Galway in the all-Ireland semi-final. The final score was 1-13 to 0-8.
Dublin senior camogie team start their league campaign on Sunday against All-Ireland champions Galway. The game will be at 2pm at IT Blanchardstown Good luck to John Treacy, Willie Braine and the team for the year ahead. It is unfortunate that the camogie and hurling games on Sunday are on at 2pm but at different places. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a camogie game could be a curtain raiser to a hurling game. It happens in Kilkenny, Clare, Limerick etc. Hopefully in the era of 2020 we may see it in Dublin soon.
Congrats to Danny Sutcliffe and Hannah Hegarty who are the team captains for this year. Both are members of St Judes Club
50 members renewed online last week. Thank you. Visit fodh.ie to do so if you haven’t already done so.
Dublin play Laois on Sunday in Parnell Park. We will be selling memberships before the game.
Annual General Meeting:
This will be held on Wednesday February 12th at Parnell Park at 7.30pm. We really need some new blood to drive on fodh. Please come along on the night.
We are now at the quarter-final stage and good luck to UCD who travel to UCC and to DCU who are at home to WIT. See fixtures attached.