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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Grattan Utd 2006

Denis Pop O'Neill was honoured at Grattan United’s 80th anniversary function in the Kiln last evening.

Grattan United PRO Joe Lynch, like everyone else in the Northside club, has the greatest respect for O'Neill, their long serving president: “He is an icon of local football, a pioneer. The likes of himself and the late Christy McGrath are among the unsung heroes, now almost a lost generation.”

“I honestly don't think that Denis O'Neill has got the credit he deserves. He is a stalwart, a legend down the years. Remember him taking the gear down to Church Road on the bar of the bike and a couple of extra pairs of boots there too. There is not much of that kind of loyalty and commitment around anymore.”

Grattan won the coveted Murphy’s Stout AOH Cup ten years back and last evening’s function served as a reunion for the successful team. PRO Lynch thanked Murphy's for their hospitality saying that they provide a great deal of support for local sport.

The club’s plans for their base, O'Neill Park, are proceeding well and proposals for Phase Two are close to the planning application stage. Lynch says that this will include dressing rooms, showers and meeting facilities to replace the temporary structures that have served them so well for the past few years.

“We are getting a great feedback in the area. City Hall have been very helpful, recognizing the value of what we do. We put in much work ourselves to meet the right criteria and that puts us in a good position to avail of the various sports grants schemes.”

Roll of Honour:

1976: AUL Third Division Shield.

1980: City (O’Keeffe) Cup.

1981: City Cup.

1981: Youths 1 League Cup.

1982: AUL 1B

1982: Youths 2A.

1989: City Cup.

1996: AOH Cup.

2000: Youths 1 League Cup.

2001: AUL 1A

2002: Youths League Cup.

2004: Linnane League Cup

2004: Murphy Youth Cup

2006: Premier A.

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