Just want to confirm times for our big end of year get together. It has been brought to my attention that Ireland versus Australia in the rugby is on the same day as our proposed Railway Cup match and AGM. Therefore to accommodate all events we will proceed on the day as follows;
Saturday 26 November
12pm RD Railway Cup
Terenure Sports Club
6pm Ireland vs Australia
Sunday 11 September 2016
Realt Dearg 3-14 St Josephs OCB 6-11
Realt Dearg: Marc MacLiam, Kevin Deady, Caoimhin Concannon, Barry Ruth, Michael Richardson, Tom Keohoe, Ronan Moloney, Derek McKenna, David O’Connell, James Kenny, Stephen Barry, Stephen Bunny, Keith Lawler, Rory O’Loughlin, Mick Conlon
Subs: Conor O'Droma, Gavin O'Connell, Brian Finn, Stephen Casey, Aodán Hurley, Kieran O'Brien, David Berney, Kevin McEvoy, Brian Kelly, Shane Murphy, Cillian Thornton
Cathal Mulkere & Conor Ó Droma
Ross Kelly, Harry Stone, Trevor Jackman
Mike Weaving (Physio)
Realt Dearg appear in their second county final this Sunday 11 September at 2pm in O'Toole Park. All support welcome on the day.
Mike Butler will have us all kitted out in the clubs finest merchandise - Red and black is so hot right now!
Directions to the pitch below;
Realt Dearg Abú and indeed, No Fault
Monday 29 August
St Finians versus Realt Dearg C
Realt Dearg's C Team rounded out a very busy weekend for the club by taking to the field against St Finians in River Valley. The Stars performed very well with a lot of improvement in the second half to finish on a very respectable scoreline of 1-09 with a lot of improved performances all over the pitch. A great credit to everyone involved and the C management.
Realt Dearg: Mike Butler, Kevin McEvoy, Kieran O'Brien, Gavin Deacon, Patrick Ryan, Ross Kelly, Domhnaill Carberry, Cillian Thornton, Ray Cahill, Gary Walsh, Brian Finn, Dave Sheehan, Niall Kennedy, Bernard Herlihy and James Brooks.
Sunday 28 August
Junior F Championship
Realt Dearg B versus Na Gaeil Oga
The Stars had a very great win over Na Gaeil Oga in what was a very tight battle that was ultimately decided by a very very late goal with the last puck of the game which sealed our victory. A great day for the club with our second team in a county final for the second year in a row. Details of the game on Sunday 11 September to follow in fixtures.
Realt Dearg: Marc McLiam, Mike Richardson, Caoimhin Concannon, Gavin O'Connell, Ronan Moloney, Tom Kehoe, Aodan Hurley, David O'Connell, Conor O'Droma, James Kenny, Steve Barry, Stephen Casey, Shane Murphy, Rory Kavanagh, Keith Lawlor
Junior C Championship
Realt Dearg A versus Skerries Harps
A very disappointing result for Realt Dearg's A team. The game started with Realt Dearg on the attack. A goal from play was called back for a penalty which we then scored which was also disallowed for a foot over the 21 yard line. The result hop ball resulted in a free out. The was the start of an unfortunate theme for the day. We battled hard but couldn't get the right side of the man in the middle. Realt Dearg Abú
Realt Dearg: Gary Thompson, Ultan Dillon, Cathal Hester, John Barry, Eoin O'Dwyer, Niall Mullane, Brendan Walsh, Paul Warren, Conor Maharaj, Podge Buckley, Colm Gahan, John Tarpey, Jamie O'Hara, Gary Hurney, Martin Murphy. Subs: Brad Harte, Colm O'Gorman, Ronan Conlon, John O'Callaghan
Junior C Championship
Réalt Dearg A 3-14 v 0-9 Kilmacud Crokes
Drimnagh Castle, 19 June 2016
A key game in the Junior C championship with the two undefeated teams competing to top Group 2. Home draws for the knock-out stages at stake. Tricky, slippery conditions resulted in a slow start to this game from the Stars men with Kilmacud getting some early scores. The men in black gradually began to find their feet and eventually reached the break with a 4 point lead.
The real story of this game was epitomised by the exceptional workrate and relentless pressure exhibited by Réalt Dearg in the second half. Time and time again, Crokes were repelled by the well organised defence which conceded just two points in the second period. Excellent interplay, teamwork and superior fitness were the reasons for victory as the Stars ran out big winners in the end. Serious kudos to Derek Kenny for marauding from a point from cornerback which was a particular highlight.
Réalt Dearg: Gary Thompson, Derek Kenny, Cathal Hester, Brian Gavin, Eoin O’Dwyer, Niall Mullane, John Barry, Paul Warren, Conor Maharaj, John Tarpey, Colm Gahan, Matt Lynch, Jamie O’Hara, Gary Hurney, Martin Murphy
Podge Buckley, Ronan Conlon, John O’Callaghan, Ultan Dillon
Castleknock 2 - 05 Realt Dearg B 3-15
The Stars recorded a second victory of the week for the club with another fine performance against Castleknock thanks to goals from James Kenny, Rory O'Loughlin and Deise.
We had our prodigal sons back in the guise of Mick Conlon and Stephen Bunny who both contributed points. Also a mention for Dave Berney who made his debut for the club.
Team: Marc Mac Liam, David O'Connell , Barry Ruth, Kevin Deady, Mike Richardson, Ronan Moloney, Tom Keohoe, Ultan Dillon, Ronan Conlon, Stephen Casey, Stephen Bunney, James Kenny, Jack McNamara, Rory O'Loughlin, Shane Murphy
Subs: Mick Conlon, David Berney, JB, John O’Callaghan
Na Fianna vs Realt Dearg
No confirmed final score on this but Na Fianna did win comfortably. Still it was great to get a second team fielded for a midweek fixture. The match also seen a trio of players, James Brooks, Michael Cummins and Bernard Herlihy, make their debut for the club. Welcome to the club lads. Thanks to everyone who togged out and made it to the game. Realt Dearg Abú
Squad: Ross Kelly, Michael Butler (Tipp), Gavin O Connell, Kevin McEvoy, Mike Butler, Aodan Hurley, David Sheehan, Gary Walsh, Niall Heavey, Michael Cummins, Cillian Thornton, Bernard Herlihy, Gavin Deacon, Kieran O'Brien, Niall Mullane, James Brooks, Brian Kelly
Tuesday 18 May 2016
Kilmacud Crokes 2-10 Realt Dearg 'A' 3-17
Realt Dearg recorded an impressive win over Kilmacud in Silverpark on a great evening for a hurling match. The Stars got off to a flier with first half goals from O'D and Tarpey leading by 6 points at half time 2-06 to 6 points.
The lads kicked on in the second half thanks to a goal from Martin Murphy from a free. Kilmacud had 2 lads sent off but the Stars kept the peddle on the metal and finished with a flurry of points from the forwards including the substitutes. Ronan Conlon made his RD debut and was very impressive. If he's looking for inspiration he need look no further than Podge Buckley who informed the sideline on several occasions he was feeling pushed to his limits in the second half but hared after each ball hit in like his life depended on it. No fault
Team: Gary Thompson, Chubba, Hesty, Hitman, Derek McKenna, Niall Mullane, Brendan Walsh, Paulie, O'D, Ronon Conlon, Colm Gahan, Matt Lynch, Martin Murphy (KK), Tarpey and Podge.
Subs: John O'Callaghan, Gary Hurney, JB, Ultan, Mike Richardson and Deise
Thanks to everyone who turned out last Saturday for Trevs testimonial. Thanks to Commercials Hurling Club who provided the opposition on the day. Thanks also to Tom Doyle who did up a class picture of captain fantastic himself Trevor Jackman. A huge loss he will be on the pitch but hopefully involved with the club for many years to come.
Some pics of the day below courtesy of Kevin Deady.
Realt Dearg Abú