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Dub Club Chronicles Volume 19 – St. Judes GAA

By December 21, 2018 No Comments

AIG are off the Tymon for the next installment in the Dub Club Chronicles

From 40 members, 40 years ago, to over 1,600 now. And in Orwell Green something special just happened.

Founded in 1978, St. Judes starting it’s humble existence like so many clubs in the areas surrounding Dublin. And probably their most successful year, AIG follows the history of the club from their days in Terenure and Bancroft to the Tymon Park pitches. Culminating in their Senior Footballers reaching the County Championship Final. And of course their Senior Camogie Panel capturing this year’s We Are Dublin Senior Camogie Championship Crown.

Dublin Senior Footballer Kevin McManamon explains how special it would be to win the Championship with the friends he made and grew with in the club as they continue to chase that elusive trophy. He recognises the countless volunteers who have built the St. Judes Club with their bare hands over the years.

Back at the end of October, it was heartache for Judes Senior Football team, losing to Kilmacud Crokes in the championship final. After taking a number of scalps to reach the final game, Crokes had the better game plan and finished 2-12 to 0-13 winners.

Club Chairperson Geraldine Mangan believes that the club will get there some day soon. And also stresses the importance of their juvenile structure to drive that home. The club has been evolving and progressing for some time now. The club is very involved with the local schools, and already have a massive nursery and academy. And now there’s a second generation of children coming through the ranks.

Dublin Senior Camogie Champions

Dublin Senior Camogie Star Hannah Hegarty has risen through the ranks in the last number of years and has solidified herself as serious inter county star. This year Hannah was part of Judes Senior Camogie Side to capture the County Championship for the first time in the clubs history.

With her parents from the country, St. Judes is not her family club, but she considers it to be so. It’s become a part of who Hannah is. and it the bond she has made with her friends, from under 8’s right up to Senior.

“The people that started the club  have pushed out a boat that is still sailing on.”

video credit: AIG via YouTube

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