JD leaves a void that will never be filled
At 5.20 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 John Dowling (JD) passed from this life leaving a void that will never be filled. He is survived by his loving wife Gaye, daughter Niamh, sons Tomas and Kieran, grandson Conor, sisters Mary and Catherine and brothers Elisha and Damien and Many friends.
As well as being a family man JD was a fantastic club man as hundreds of past players of St. Brendan’s Park FC will testify to. For those of us who were members of the 1974/75/76 St. Brendan’s Park FC squads we have many treasured memories of JD who always had a smile on his face. To the players lucky enough to have played with JD in that era they will remember him as always giving one hundred per cent. He was never one to carry a grudge and he was a great believer of what happened on the field stayed on the field. For many years he organised trips to Irish International Soccer matches that were played in Lansdowne Road, now known as the Aviva Stadium.
We have lost a great friend – may he rest in peace.
Thanks to Christy Leahy for the above piece .
Very sad news reached us this morning on the passing of our lifelong friend John Dowling (JD as he was affectionately known by all ). Funeral arrangements later. R I P.
Reposing at The Gleasure Funeral Home Friday 4.15pm to 6.15pm. Removal at 6.15pm to St.Johns Church. Requiem mass at 10am on Saturday followed by interment at New Rath Cemetery.
May the sod lie gently on JD.
St Brendans Park Fc will be providing a Guard of Honour at the removal of JD on Friday night at 6-15pm. All members present and past are welcome to participate .
This coming weekend St Brendan’s Park FC will be supporting Barnardos children’s charity with money being collected at all of our club events at Christy Leahy Park.
Our club will make a donation to the charity so we ask that all parents and visitors to our club grounds this weekend please support this deserving cause by putting a few euro in the collection buckets.
Barnardos is a children’s charity which works with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and they campaign for the rights of all children.
Please help to support such a worthy cause
St. Brendan’s Park fc are hoping to facilate girls soccer for the under sixteen age group. We will be holding an information meeting on Sunday 19/11/17 at 3.30pm for parents followed by a training session at 4pm. Any Girls born in 2001/2002/2003 intrested in playing soccer in tralee or the surrounding areas contact us Padraig McCannon ,director of football, 0872606538 or on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a link to a recent study by UEFA into the benefits of teenage girls playing soccer.
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
The following, St. Brendan’s Park Fc players, have been selected to attend the FAI Emerging Talent Programme Regional Block training days at Killarney Celtic FC, Killarney on the dates in October 2017 outlined below.
Luke Casey 2005
Darragh Cunnane 2005
Odhran Ferris 2005
Richard Healy 2005
Cian O’Gara 2005
Michael Tansley 2005
nathan aherne 2006
Bruno Borowzy 2006
James Fisher 2006
Seamus Kelly 2006
Andrew Kerins 2006
Immanuel Manu 2006
Oisin o Halloran 2006
Justin o Sullivan 2006
Jay jay Olijatian 2006
Jack Slattery 2006
Dates and Schedule
The arrangements for the RETP- October 2017 block training sessions are as follows:
- Monday October 30th – 11am – 12:30
- Tuesday October 31st – 11am – 12:30
- Monday October 30th – 1:30pm – 3pm
- Tuesday October 31st – 1:30pm – 3pm
All players should report 30 minutes ahead of training, bring boots for suitable for artificial turf and should also bring a bottle of water with them for training. Where possible, players must wear their League Centre training kit.
If you have any queries regarding these training session, or if a player is unable to attend any of these sessions, please contact Regional Centre Coordinator Darren Aherne as soon as possible at 086 0489019.
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 email@example.com 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!
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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!
Jack Moriarty last week where he received his 3 Premium Level tickets for Ireland vs Moldova and €100 SPAR fuel Voucher from club treasurer Ken Twamley. Jack has been a stalwarth of the club and has developed many young kids into the adults they are today. Enjoy the retirement Jack!