Part 1 of a closer look at Dublin’ Senior Ladies Football Champions Foxrock Cabinteely

When Foxrock Girls Gaelic Club was founded in 2000 they had no home pitch. Foxrock Parish kindly granted the newly formed Girls Gaelic Club the facility on the Parish Field in Cornelscourt.

Wednesday evening became their official training evening with matches at the weekends.

In 2005 Foxrock Ladies Gaelic club amalgamated with Cabinteely Ladies GAA to become Foxrock Cabinteely GAA Club. Players initially came mainly from the areas of Foxrock, Cabinteely, Ballybrack, Loughlinstown and Shankill.

In Episode 18 of the Dub Club Chronicles, AIG travel to speak to Emma McDonagh, Amy Connolly, Tarah O’Sullivan as the Foxrock Cabinteely Senior team head once again into Leinster having secured their fourth consecutive Dublin Championship.

This weekend they stand up for another test against Sarsfields of Laois. In 2015 they met in the Leinster Final, with Fox Cab successful. Last year they met in the provincial Quarter Finals, and once again there was no stopping Foxrock.

And with a star studded line up, including no less than six inter county players, it’s hard to see anyone stopping this Foxrock side anytime soon.

The Future Ahead for Fox Cab

“I remember going in buying football boots and the guy that was serving me…said, ‘Are they for your brother?’” – Emma McDonagh

Foxrock Cabinteely have won five Dublin Senior Championships since 2012, with their fourth in a row this year. They’ve won the Leinster Championship for the past three years on the bounce. And this Sunday they go to Coralstown in Kinnegad in the hope of retaining the trophy for another year. Along with more league and cup wins, and an All Ireland 7’s title, the trophy cabinet is quite full for a team with such a short history.

“People might say that after winning Dublin once it’s not the same. But this is our fourth year in a row winning Dublin, and we want to take it one step further.”

“In years to come when we bump into each other, it just takes that look, that you just know what you’ve achieved as a group. It’s that fire in our bellies, we don’t want to just settle on what we’ve done. We play it because we love it, but there’s that fight that we want to win.” – Amy Connolly.