As the blue and white faithful begin their journey to the capital for the weekend, club chairman Haulie Kerins wished everybody a safe journey and expressed his hope that the exodus would be replicated again in two weeks time for the final!
The lads take on red hot favourites Kilmacud Crokes in the All Ireland senior football semi final on Sunday next , 8th Jan ( throw in 13.30) in Croke Park but despite the underdog tag, the blues are not just there to make up the numbers and intend making life very uncomfortable for the Dublin kingpins.
Haulie was effusive in his praise for the lads, citing their near misses in previous years in big games as a motivating factor, whilst lauding their resilience, commitment and above all the many sacrifices made during the year as the reason Sunday’s historic outing will take place.
Haulie said “ the sacrifices the lads have made is unbelievable- whilst supporters celebrated over the Christmas period, the lads were training very diligently and played challenge games.
They also have an excellent management team who have ensured that our preparations have gone very well and who will make sure that we are in tip top shape come Sunday - it's been a long year but a very fruitful one and one which will go down in history in the annals of the club”.
Finally, Haulie expressed his sincere gratitude to local businesses and individuals for their wonderful generosity in supporting our fundraising in recent weeks, which demonstrates the esteem the club and this team holds within the Strand Road community.