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Dublin GAA teams honoured by Fingal County Council



The Dublin Senior Football Team and the Dublin Ladies Senior Football Team were honoured by Fingal County Council for their achievements in 2016 at a special ceremony in County Hall, Swords.

The chairman of the Dublin Co Board, Sean Shanley, and Chief Executive John Costello were present along with Paul Flynn (Fingallians), Paddy Andrews (St Brigid’s) and Darren Daly (Fingal Ravens) from the men’s team and Niamh McEvoy (St Sylvester’s), Sinead Ahern (St Sylvester’s), Emma Colgan (Fingallians) and Oliva Leonard (St Maur’s) from the Ladies team.


Members of the Dublin Men’s and Ladies Senior Football Teams pictured with The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Darragh Butler, and members of Fingal County Council as well as Chief Executive Paul Reid.

The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Darragh Butler, said 2016 had been a very good year for Dublin GAA with the men retaining their All-Ireland Football Championship and the National Football League titles, while the Ladies reached a third successive All-Ireland final and the semi-finals of the National League.


The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Darragh Butler makes a special presentation Dublin Senior Team player Darragh Daly (Fingal Ravens) to mark the team’s achievements in 2016. Also in the picture are the chairman of the Dublin Co Board, Sean Shanley, with Paul Flynn (Fingallians), Paddy Andrews (St Brigid’s) and Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid.

“If you look at the Dublin GAA crest you will see the Fingal Raven prominently displayed and we are proud of the contribution that clubs and players from our area play in the success of Dublin’s GAA teams from under-age to senior,” said the Mayor.

The Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid also paid tribute to both teams and, in particular, the players. “You are role models for people in the county because of what you on daily and a weekly basis,” he said.

Many of the Councillors present at the presentation also took the opportunity to speak and congratulate the players on their achievements and the inspiration they provide to the citizens of the county.

In reply, the chairman of the Dublin Co Board, Sean Shanley, thanked the Mayor and Council for honouring the teams and also praised the Council for their assistance in helping clubs throughout the county, particularly in the provision of playing facilities.


The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Darragh Butler makes a special presentation Dublin Ladies Senior Team player Niamh McEvoy (St Sylvester’s) to mark the team’s achievements in 2016. Also in the picture are Sinead Ahern (St Sylvester’s), Emma Colgan (Fingallians) and Oliva Leonard (St Maur’s).


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