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Ballybrack FC Newsletter June 2011

Volume 1, Issue 1

End of season glory for club

Mini World Cup on the way

have many more to come, Well done Jamie, Dave and all the lads.

Under 16’s league winners

A good season ended on a high recently with 2 teams claiming league honors. The Under 16’s claimed the 16B1 league title in great style only losing one game all season to claim the title at the first time of asking and are already looking forward to next season and looking for more success. Well done to Mark, Billy and all the lads. The Under 8’s also claimed the Sunday 8E1 league title , in only their 2nd year in football they have claimed the top honors, hopefully they

Under 12’s cup final

It was also a good season for the Under 13’s and Under 14’s who both finished 2nd in their league and gained promotion for next season. Both teams had strong seasons and were unlucky not to claim league honors but have the satisfaction of knowing that they have gained promotion and can maybe go one step better next season, well done to all involved. The Under 15’s finished 2nd in Major only just missing out on the league title, they will now be in a playoff with a team from Premier to see if they will be promoted to Premier football next season, best of luck to the lads in this game.




Our annual Mini World Cup is just over the horizon and will be taking place from Saturday 19th June to Sunday 3rd July and will finish with the final’s and family fun day on the last day. Over the years the Mini World Cup as been a huge source of fun for all involved and is getting bigger and bigger each year. Registration is now open and forms can be collected in the club and in various shops in the area. To ensure the event continues to be a success all managers will be expected to be involved in getting things ready and ensuring the smooth running of the event. Remember it’s all about the kids.

Inside this issue: TIGERS TAKE 1ST











The Under 12’s lost the SDFL Cup Final in Firhouse last week when they were beaten 4-2 after extra time by Beech Park. Our lads started the game as underdogs with Beech Park already claiming the league title but the lads put in a great display and after 90 minutes the two sides couldn't be separated with the score at 2-2, extra time was required with Beech Park scoring twice to claim the cup. Unlucky on our lads who should be proud of themselves after making it to the final and putting in a great display. Well done to Lloyd, Mick and all the lads.

June 2011

Volume 1, Issue 1

Tigers take 1st steps

Under 11’s sponsored walk

The Tigers took their 1st steps on the playing field recently when they played in tournament run by Shankill FC in Shanganagh Park. It was a wonderful experience for all the kids who had a great time and look forward to many more days like this. Under 11’s at the Smelting Tower

Player profile

Name : Finn Murray Age : 8 Team : DDSL 8E1 Team Supported : Liverpool Favorite Player : Luis Suarez Favorite Food : Pizza TV Program : Goalmouth

Player profile

Name : David Keegan Age : 14 Team : DDSL 13B Team Supported : Leeds United Favorite Player : Jonathan Howson Favorite Food : Spaghetti Bolognese TV Program : Soccer AM

End of Season Disco A Disco will take place in the club on Friday 3rd June for all kids from the age of 8-12 years of age. The disco is open to both members and non members. Why not send the kids along and let them end the season with a bit of fun. The disco will run from 7.30pm— 9.30pm and admission is €3.

On Sunday 22nd May the Under 11’s took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for their trip the George Best Cup in Belfast. The players, management and a few parents walked from the football club up to the Smelting Tower in Kilternan and back down again while refreshments were provided at the Smelting Tower. They completed their walk of 7 miles in just under 3 hours and although they came back a little bit tired and sore they all had a great time. Well done to all involved.

New pitch nears completion As everyone can see the much anticipated astro pitch is near completion and should be finished within the next few weeks. Everyone in the club is looking forward to getting the new pitch and it can only benefit the younger kids and the club in the long run. We will be hoping to plan a grand opening of the pitch so stay tuned for further developments.

Registration fees for next season The club are pleased to announce that registration fees for next season will remain at €120 per child. We recognize at the club in these difficult times that money is tight and this is why we have decided to keep the cost to the same as last season and there will be NO additional cost to the players to train on the new astro pitch. We have the cheapest fees around and unlike other clubs in the area who fees are nearly double ours, they have also increased their fees for next season and they also charge their players an additional weekly fee to train on an astro pitch. We hope to give you some big news regarding a way of paying the fees in the very near future, stay tuned for developments on this. Chairman. Peter O’Hanlon

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