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Vote for Eoin!!

posted 18 Aug 2013, 13:36 by St. James Gaels   [ updated 18 Aug 2013, 13:48 ]
Eoin Darcy
Eoin Darcy of St. James Gaels has been nominated as Dublin's Finest Supporter. The competition, run by Dub's sponsors Vodafone, aims to reward those who have done most for Dublin GAA and for their club. The winner's club receives €2000 so everyone wins!

The contest is now down to the final five and public voting will decide the winner. Please vote for Eoin at http://hill16.ie/thedubhub/dublins-finest-supporter-voting-2013.html
The process is very simple and only takes a couple of minutes

As you can see from the picture (taken at the Klubz Factor event in the club last November), Eoin is prepared to do almost anything for the club so give him a vote and help St. James Gaels win the €2000. As well as the prestige and publicity for the club, that is at least one less raffle ticket to be bought

Eoin's profile from the site can be viewed below:

What does your club/county mean to you? 
My club is hugely important to me. I was one of the founding members of St. James Gaels and have been involved as a player, team manager, committee member and official from the start. My father, brother and daughters are all members, so it is a real family affair. The sense of community and common purpose that a club creates is great to be a part of.  

What is your greatest memory of Dublin GAA? 
That would have to be the 1983 All-Ireland football final when Dublin beat Galway. The atmosphere in Croke Park that day was electric and it was a really exciting match, even if the football was overshadowed by all the red cards. The way that the crowd got behind the team that day sets it apart. I remember that the Hill was dangerously overcrowded and there was quite a crush. The incidents on the pitch led to big sways of people on the Hill and a few people had to be passed back over the crowd’s heads after passing out. 

What is it about Dublin GAA that led to your devotion to your club/county? 

I love Dublin GAA because it is different. From the unique colour of the jerseys to the style and swagger of the players, Dublin GAA stands apart. I love the way Dublin have always played differently with fast, attacking play and very little cynicism. I love the fact that we are a dual county and I love the intense club rivalries that dissolve when we are all cheering the Dubs in Croker or Parnell.

Who is your favourite Dublin player of all time and why?
There is no way that I could pick just one player from all the players that I have watched over the years. Both football and hurling have changed so much since I started watching (late 70s) that I don’t think players can be compared across generations. That said – Brian Mullins, John O’Leary and Paul Curran really stood out for me. Paul Flynn and Liam Rushe are my favourites on the current panels. 

Why should Eoin Darcy be selected as Dublin's Finest Supporter for 2013?Nominator Molly Hand: Hard working, loyal, dedicated and passionate are just a few words that spring to mind when it comes to Eoin Darcy. Endless hours dedicated to our club, whether it is in his role as Secretary, mentor to the Academy, fundraiser, organising and helping with matches or general up-keep of the grounds. No matter what needs to be done Eoin is always ready to commit himself 100%.

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