The management of St Brendan’s Park FC has taken the decision to cancel Academy training this Saturday morning. Sadly our club has lost a dear old friend today with the passing of John Dowling (known affectionately as JD). JD played for many years in the early days of our club and spent years as a dedicated coach and team manager.
As his funeral takes place on Saturday morning we have taken the decision to not have football this Saturday morning at our club as a mark of respect for JD and his family.
The full Academy returns to training on Saturday morning June 30th for our final training session before our summer break.
FAI Summer Soccer Schools at St Brendan’s Park FC will be on the week beginning July 23rd. Book early to avoid disappointment, visit camps.fai.ie for information and to reserve your place on the FAI camp. Our own club coach Donagh O’Brien will supervise this camp.
Also St Brendan’s Park FC will host its own weekly soccer camps on the weeks of July 16th and July 30th. These club camps are for boys and girls and will operate Monday-Friday from 10am to 2pm. Mike McCannon and Warren McDonald will be camp supervisors. More information on booking and fees will follow in a few weeks regarding our own club camps.
Photo: Team captains Jack Kelly (u10) and Ademola Idowu (u9) with Director of football Padraig McCannon before one of the terrific academy matches played this weekend at Christy Leahy Park.
Our under 9 and under 10 squads played some challenge games against each other on Saturday during our academy session. A fantastic morning of football was had by all.
Well done to all the players and coaches for taking part.
The Academy returns next Saturday with all age groups kicking off at 10:00am.
Academy membership 2018
Please note that anybody seeking to join our academy must contact academy coordinator Preston McEvoy as spaces are very limited. To enquire please email Preston at
We brought two U9 teams to Camp on Saturday where we enjoyed 4 fantastic matches against the host club.
The players have enjoyed their recent challenge matches and clearly all their hard work is paying off. Thanks to Camp Juniors for looking after us on the day and we look forward to meeting again in the new year.
Next Saturday is the final training session before Christmas so hopefully everyone can attend.
St Brendan’s Park FC u9s had a hectic schedule on Saturday as we traveled to Fenit to play against Fenit Samphires. Due to our squad size we took 20 players and left as many again at home as they prepare to face Camp Juniors next Saturday.
The 2 teams that went to Fenit played 2 matches against the hosts. We played the 7v7 format which worked very well. Both clubs enjoyed the afternoon. The players displayed great skill and determination in the 4 matches played on a cold December afternoon. The attitude from all players was exceptional and the players are a credit to themselves and their clubs. Many thanks to Fenit for inviting us out to play.
Meanwhile earlier on the same day the remainder of our u9 squad enjoyed a fantastic training session at Christy Leahy Park working on the 7v7 format. The players practiced well and will be in great shape for their trip to Camp next week. More matches will follow after Christmas and we all look forward to seeing this group of players continuing their hard work into 2018 and beyond.
We will be having our pre Christmas Sale Starting this coming Saturday from 11 o’clock on wards. All the products for sale will only be available through the club and the price for which these item are can only be got through the club.
Item currently are:
•Bobble hats & Beanie hats from €12
•Aston T-Shirt from €20
•Aston 1/2 Zip Squad Tops from €35
•Aston Skinny Pants from €35
•Burren Bag from €30
NEW ST.BRENDANS PARK FC SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
In conjunction with O’Neill’s Sportswear, the Club will shortly be unveiling a new jersey for the seasons ahead and we would like as many members as possible to enter a competition to decide what it looks like!
We are inviting all members to enter a competition, where they will design what they believe should be the Clubs shirt going forward.
The only stipulation is that the design MUST include the Clubs traditional RED and BLACK colours only.
The winner of the competition will receive a personalised shirt with the winning design!
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or paper versions can be handed to any of the coaches, Management Committee members, or you can also use the following link!
Entries must be received no later than Monday, 20th November next.
BEST OF LUCK!
Unfortunately this means we have to cancel our u7 session as the astro pitch is unavailable.
Anybody still waiting on kits will be phoned when they are in, and the kit will be dropped to them.
Thanks for choosing the PARK FC and we hope to see ye again next season,
Regards Leon and John.
Our u9’s(2008) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 10am and finish @ 11.15am. Our u8’s (2009) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 11.15am and finish @ 12.30pm.
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Our under 6(2011/12) academy is finished for the season. We shall see you all again in March. Enjoy the break!