NEWSLETTER- July 2010
Seniors Bow Out of All Ireland SHC
Dublin senior hurlers’ involvement in the 2010 SHC ended with a one point defeat to Antrim in the qualifier game played in Croke Park recently. The despair shown by the players and team management at the end of the game and afterwards is a reflection of the disappointment felt by all involved. A tremendous effort was put in by the players, manager Anthony Daly and his selectors in preparing for the championship games and it was most disappointing to lose out on a quarter-final spot against Cork by the narrowest of margins.
Tough luck on all the players who now return to the business of club hurling and the county championship games. As the curtain comes down on their senior inter-county activity, the players will now focus their attention on club activity.
U-21 Leinster Success
Dublin u-21 hurlers, under the guidance of senior selector Richie Stakelum, captured the Leinster u-21 title by overcoming Wexford in a close encounter in Parnell Park. The result of this game was in doubt right to the closing stages when a goal from Daire Plunkett provided the impetus for the Dubs to power onto victory on a scoreline of 2-15 to 0-15. Dublin will now play Galway in the All Ireland u-21 semi-final on the 22nd August. The arrangements for this game are yet to be announced and the likely venue is Tullamore. FODH will be organising a supporters’ us to this fixture – details to follow.
Minors Reach All-Ireland Semi-final
John Murphy’s minor Dubs recovered from their recent Leinster final defeat to Kilkenny to reach the All Ireland semi-final by defeating Antrim in the quarter-final on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-11. They now meet Munster champions, Clare, in the semi-final on Sunday, 15th August in Croke Park.
Celebration of Dublin Hurling 2010
The annual “Celebration of Dublin Hurling” will take place in the Grand Hotel Malahide on Friday, 19th November. On this occasion FODH will recognise the terrific work being done in the development and promotion of hurling in the county. Awards will be made as follows:
Adult Hurling Club of the Year
Juvenile Hurling Club of the Year
Secondary School of the Year
Primary School of the Year
The latter two awards will recognise the excellent work being done in schools to promote hurling.
Hall of Fame Award 2010 – Your chance to nominate prospective recipient !!!
The annual FODH ” Hall of Fame” is awarded to a person who has contributed in a significant way to the promotion and development of hurling in Dublin. Past recipients include the late Jimmy Boggan, Sean Óg Ó Ceallacháin and Jimmy Gray.
Dublin hurling supporters are invited to suggest potential recipients of the 2010 award. Submit your nomination along with why you feel this person deserves to be considered for the “Hall of Fame Award” by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to Tom O Donnell, GAA Office, St Vincent’s CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
All nominations will be considered by the selection committee and the winner will be announced in the Grand Hotel on the 19th November
Members Competition Winners
Many thanks to all those who participate in our regular members competitions and congrats to the following members who were winners in the FODH memmbers’ draws in May and June:
Your prizes are being dispatched in the next week.
County Balla Ball Finals
FODH held the inaugaral finals of its Balla Ball competition in Clanna Gale Fontenoy Club in Ringsend. The adult winner was Paddy McAvinue from St Brigid’s while Eoin O Conghaile from Lucan Sarsfields scooped the juvenile award.
All Ireland Balla Ball Competition
In conjunction with the All-Ireland Hurling 7 – a – side tournament the FODH sponsored 2010 All-Ireland Balla Ball Adult & U-16 competitions will be held in Kilmacud Crokes grounds Glenalbyn on Saturday 4th September at 1.00p.m.
To Enter: Send the following details to Humphrey Kelleher
Name, Club, Adult / u-16, Mobile Telephone Number. to Humphreykelleher@gmail.com or text (086) 2544328
FODH Website Revamp
It is proposed to re-vamp the FODH website in the coming months. We hope to include interviews with players, team managers and other hurling personalities on a weekly / monthly basis that are exclusive to the site. There will be an opportunity for our members to have their opinions on Dublin hurling and indeed hurling in general aired on the site (see below). There will be thought provoking items included in the “O Grady Says” column and much more.
Any comments / suggestions from our members regarding any chenges to the site would be most welcome. E-mail email@example.com with any views that you might have about the site.
Each week members will be asked to submit their opinions on a range of topics that relate to Dublin hurling. All those who respond will be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets for the annual “Celebration of Dublin Hurling” that takes place this year in the Grand Hotel in Malahide on Friday, 19th November. You can e-mail your response to the question posed each week to firstname.lastname@example.org of send it to Tom O Donnell, GAA Office, St Vincent’s CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. The most constructive responses will be published on www.fodh.ie.
The first topic that we would like your views on is as follows:
” Can Dublin win a senior hurling All Ireland in the next ten years? “