Thanks to our club members for their backing throughout the season. The strides made by the club in a short space of time is testament to the work being done by everyone. Without your support we would not have been able to make this progress.
At the same time, we need more support to be able to push onto the next level.
It really is a team effort here at St. Mochta's FC. I wish to thank all our volunteers who do a wonderful job behind the scenes in running the club on a daily basis. We have a large number of volunteers working in various roles around the club. They really have helped to grow the club to what it is today.
I've always said, you’re pushing an open door and if anyone feels they can benefit the club in any way, big or small, please get in touch with us as the club again faces many challenges in the year ahead.
Our many sponsors are also invaluable to us and again I thank them for their continued support over the past year and look forward to building on our already good relationships with them in 2016. Thanks to Barry and Westend Barbers, Blanchardstown 4 X 4, The Clonsilla Inn, Blanchardstown Credit Union.
At Senior level, Brian and the players comfortably achieved their target of winning the league and securing Senior Division football for the coming year. The team is in a fantastic position going into the new year, we can look forward to a very exciting second half of the season.
The club’s Senior Saturday team, managed by Brian Flynn, has continued to make real progress. The team are the league leaders and are in a fantastic position going into the second part of the season.
Our Under 17's & 19's are both performing extremely well. These young men are the future of this football club and I look forward to seeing many more of them make their senior debuts in the years ahead.
Our O Neill's Academy is growing all the time and again I thank Brendan Kennedy and all the coaches who voluntarily give their time to help these young boys and girls to develop both as people and footballers. Our Director Of Football Colin Hawkins is doing a magnificent job in such a short time involved in the club. Colin's vast experience, expertise and knowledge is a huge asset to all our players and coaches.
In 2015 we opened our new complex facilities, The Christy Hughes Centre Of Excellence and we made huge improvements to our fantastic grounds. We look forward to continuing our developments at our home in the near future. We will be installing lights on our main pitch which will benefit every player and club member. You will notice the many photos from team parties which are shared on our social media accounts. Sport is so much more than participation in games. Children have fun ,their confidence grows, and friendships can last a life time. I'm very proud of our coaches who every year get involved and have fun away from the pitch and training area.
Finally, I hope you all can spend your Christmas around your family. I would like to wish everyone a very happy time over the festive period. Here’s to an even bigger and better year ahead!
Yours in Sport,