Dubs ready for double-header in Tower’s 27/12/2013
The hurlers get proceedings underway at 5pm with the football duel following at the floodlit Monastery Road venue at 7pm.
Tony Delaney, Round Tower GAA Club Chairman commented: “It’s a great honour for Round Tower GAA Club to host this great sports event and we are eagerly looking forward to it. It is a brilliant way to round off what has been a very historic and memorable year in the prestigious history of this 129 year old club.”
“2013 saw the official opening of the Monastery Road facility on 20th April when the Dublin Football team, managed by Clondalkin native and Round Tower man Jim Gavin, played the Galway Senior Footballers. In September Jim guided the Dublin footballers to All-Ireland glory and the Clondalkin native and the All-Ireland Champions were afforded a remarkable homecoming one Sunday in September when 4,000 people lined the streets of the village to mark the triumph.
“Jim’s achievement has further heightened the excitement and enthusiasm for Gaelic Games in Clondalkin, particularly amongst our young people,” Tony added.
“We’re delighted to welcome the All-Ireland Football Champions back to Monastery Road. In tandem with the footballers, the success of Anthony Daly and the Dublin hurlers has added momentum to the enthusiasm for our national games within the community and we look forward to watching them play on our magnificent home pitch. It’s a great opportunity for families to bring their children to see the Dublin footballers and hurlers up close. People from Clondalkin, surrounding communities, GAA fans and all are very welcome to join for this great occasion.”
On Christmas Day (pictured) members of the Dublin football panel, Eric Lowndes, Tomás Brady, Cormac Costello, manager Jim Gavin, selector Shane O’Hanlon, James McCarthy and captain Stephen Cluxton with nursing staff of St Teresa’s Ward, Elaine Jackson, Monica Cunningham, Orla Smith, Agnieszka Korczak and Orla Yourell, when the Dubs visited patients and staff at the National Kidney and Pancreas Transplation Unit, in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Pic: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE