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Humphrey Cup 2013

posted 22 Nov 2013, 09:04 by St. James Gaels

PRESS RELEASE

 

John Humphrey Memorial Cup Dates Announced

 


 

Sam Maguire is back in town and it being November St James Gaels are again planning to brighten the winter with the best of Dublin’s Under 10 footballers battling for glory at the Iveagh Grounds in Crumlin.

 

While puddings are being potted and Christmas trees are being ordered, St James Gaels are making plans to celebrate Christmas in their usual fashion with a festival of Christmas football in the Iveagh Grounds on 28 and 29 December next.

 

On those dates the Crumlin Road venue will showcase the cream of under 10 talent in Dublin football in the annual John Humphrey memorial cup hosted by St James Gaels.

 

The competition is held in memory of John Humphrey, a young St James Gaels player, who died tragically in 1998.

 

Generously sponsored by John’s family the tournament is a fitting tribute to the memory of a young boy for whom sport played such a major part in his short life.

 

Gaels Chairman Ross Mulvaney describes the event as “the most special event in the club’s calendar” and he paid particular tribute to Paul Flanagan and the Humphrey family for all the time and effort they put into making it such a prestigious competition.

 

“We hope that all of the young players will enjoy their time with us at the competition. While every team likes to win the most important thing about this event is that everybody approaches it in a spirit that makes sport a winner.”

 

Fixture details will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

In the 2012 final St Vincent’s edged out hosts St James Gaels in a thrilling finale to two great days of football. On a wild, wet and windy day their Under 10 charges battled their way past the Gaels to come out on top on a scoreline of 1 7 to 0 5.

 

There is every reason to believe that this year’s competition, which also helps to raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, will culminate in yet another exciting finale on 29 December.

 

Aside from hosts St James Gaels the competition will include:

 

Castleknock, CualaLucan Sarsfields, St. Anne’s , St. Vincents, Templeogue/Synge Street, Thomas Davis, Whitehall Colmcilles and Parnells.

With an impressive range of facilities in the Iveagh Grounds on the Crumlin Road St James Gaels welcomes anyone with an interest in Gaelic Football with open arms.

St James Gaels currently fields two men’s adult Gaelic football teams, a Ladies team and juvenile teams from Under 8 to Under 18 age levels. In addition, for 5 to 8 year olds, we run our Gaels All-Stars Academy introduces boys and girls to Gaelic football in a friendly and fun atmosphere. We also have a Girls only training session – St James Gals – to help in ensuring that girls participate more fully. A developing section for Girls teams is currently fielding girls teams at Under 9 and Under 13.

 

Further information Contact:

Paul Flanagan 087 2412886

Billy Hannigan 087 2371611

 

Pictures of 2012 teams can be accessed at:

http://www.stjamesgaels.com/humphrey-cup/2012-competition/photos

 

A picture of John Humphrey is at:

http://www.stjamesgaels.com/humphrey-cup

 

Billy Hannigan,

7 Temple Manor Court,

Limekiln,

Dublin 12

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