How did you end up playing for your club

Just reading on a few thread were it was noticed that Alan Brogans kid plays for castleknock , was wondering on here did every poster play for local team and did they insist on kids following suit , i played local but live in a completely different part of Dublin so my sons playing for my old club was never an option, our local club would probably be Castleknock , however my sons they both play for Peregrines, when my 20 year old was born pubs weren’t doing christenings in the area , hard to believe, an old codger in local pub gave me a phone number to ring said I’d be sorted and we held it in Peregrines, when it came to them playing years later I never forgot and hence they play outside the parish so to speak

I played for Mark’s as it’s where I lived. Transfered to a club in galway when i lived there. Wasn’t the local club , joined a club where one of my workmates played.

Back living in tallaght the last couple of years and have the nippers now. And while I’d have loved to see them playing for Mark’s, I felt that it wouldn’t be fair to separate them from their school mates so the kids are playing with kevins/killians.

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Fair play @Bosco … trust you’ll also do the decent thing and not make them follow Spurs either.

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Ha - no that’s mandatory

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I went to a blitz in Islandbridge run by the local club Liffey Gaels and scored 2-1 while wearing desert boots . I was never as prolific again .

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Was born in Raheny but went to school in portmarnock, neither parent had any involvement in any club, so they just put in Mearnog with all my mates. Have at different times also played for ballyjamesduff, Belgium and young Ireland’s of Sydney, can’t see my kids playing for any of those 3😂 can definitely understand lads wanting to bring their kids to their club, especially if their father/mother played for the club before them too, but I don’t have that family connection, so I’d imagine in the future my kids will just be playing with whatever my local club is, although if I was in anyway close to Mearnog I’d be bringing them up there.

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Ballymun Kickhams street Leagues 1968-69. The Da was a soccer man(Longford Town) but he brought me down to Croker regularly when I was a nipper. Vivid memories of John Timmons and Des and Lar Foley in Dublin Sky Blue. We went to the '66-'67 League Final together. Longford beat Galway. As a ten year old it was the most incredible of days. After that I became consumed by Gaelic Football and Hurling. Ballymun Kickhams and all the great Mentors, now all dead, provided me with an outlet for my passion and for that I’ll be eternally grateful.
Matter a shite that I won shag all in all the years playing with Ballymun, bar an U.16 Div 2 Runners Up Hurling League medal. Greatest years ever. I played for St. Patrick’s College while a student '75-'78. I also played for the oldest club in Boston St. Columbkilles,(now defunct) from '82- '90.
I have two grown American daughters who have played lacrosse since they were 7. It’s a bit like hurling!

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So far to say Alan not the first won’t be the last to move on

Went to school in St Vincents CBS in Glasnevin. Natural progression would have been to play for Na Fianna but followed in my Da’s footsteps and played for Scoil Uí Chonaill until I moved to Celbridge in '93. I had a notion that I would bring my kids in to play for Scoil but looking back, it was never really a runner. They have all done well with the local club.

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I’ve been Syls all my life bar two seasons where I played with Ballymun (U16 and first year minor) because we had no team at my age group at the time. I went to Ballymun because my father was a selector with the senior team there at the time Went back to Syls for my second year minor and have been there ever since. I lived in Drogheda and then Duleek for 16 odd years but stayed involved with my own club rather than join the local one. I would bring my daughter down to Malahide when she started playing as she went to school down there and basically my conscience wouldn’t allow me to see her play for a Mordor club. Thankfully I moved back down home 4 years ago.

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born reared and still living in the hills and never wanted to move anywhere else. my daughter followed in my footsteps but when they had no team for her to play on I was happy to bring her elsewhere but instead she packed it in , shame. Personally if your living in the next parish bring the kids to your own club but if living away let them play with their school buddy’s. Alan is right.

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I was a 3rd round nursery draft pick by Monica’s. My agent did mention Vinnie’s were looking to sign me but me Da said “Over my dead body!!”

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Grew up in the inner city but moved to Inchicore when I was 9 . Family ties across the canal in Drimnagh meant it was straight over to Good counsel which was the closest club despite living in the Liffey Gaels catchment area.

Being their all my “career :joy:” apart from one year (2015) when I played with Lucan. Was gonna retire that year and joined with a view to integrating to the local area I just moved to. Ended up transferring back home to Counsel in 2015 and still playing now. You cannot beat playing for your home club.

My nippers will play with Lucan when they’re that bit older (if they want to!)

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Finians Newcastle all me life. Da is from ballyfermot ma is from Oliver bond. Both played growing up him with ballyfermot Gaels and her good counsel. Me brother played ball here in the village and when he finished up and moved to neilstown he brought his young lad down to round towers when he was old enough. Obviously got a bit of stick over it, but as long as he’s playing the game i have no complaints!

Played with Templeogue as from the area. Have an issue now with the little one where I live close enough to Bushy Park but living within Ballyboden’s area and she’ll most likely be in school with all Boden players so have to decide where she’ll end up playing. Ideally just want her to play for as long as possible so the head says playing with school mates but would be tough to do

Played with Fingallians all my life. Have always lived in Swords but bought a house in St.Finians territory back well before I even thought about having kids. Still in same house but I’m still heavily involved with Fingallians so I bring the eldest down there. Not many (if any) of his mates in the local school actually play for St.Finians anyway and he has made new mates in Fingallians now and he likes going down so once he is happy so am I. Ive always told him if he wants to play for St.Finians he can I would never stop him…I know a few lads from Finians and they are not too happy with me (in a joking kind of way…but serious too :joy:)

Kids go to school in Clontarf but over my dead body where they playing for them so they are up in Raheny like the old lad…all though the young lad is ten times better already… Lucky enough I live between Raheny and Clontarf so wasn’t a big deal…and the young lad just loves going back into school after beaten them and scoil which we have done

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@Lentini promised me a pint for every game we won together.

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Ended up in Portobello after google searching the nearest club… Easy to fit in with all the other culchies, and actually came across 2 fellas I knew from playing back home in Donegal-made the switch a lot easier!

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I always liked playing away games against Portobello back in the day.
Back to the Portobello Inn afterwards for a few Sunday lunchtime pints!

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