We are so happy to be back training albeit under a new normal. So happy to see all the teams back training. We are strictly adhering to guidelines to ensure the safety of our players and coaches. We cant wait to be back in league action
Our u14 girls had their first outing on an eleven aside pitch last weekend and really enjoyed it. They are really excited about the season ahead.
Our seniors return for a 10th consecutive season this year, since our inaugural season in the Amateur Football League in 2011/12.
A lot has changed since then. We played 5 full seasons in the Amateur Football League which brought two Runners-up league campaigns in our first two seasons.
2015/16 was our most successful season to date, winning the league title by 5 points and also going on a run in the Leinster Shield and league cups.
We currently have 4 full seasons played in the AUL and although we had some notable performances, we still came up short each time.
The team has changed over the years, but the core group remain. Every new season always brings a couple of new faces and also some old faces step away. This season is no different:
Davy Byrne, who has been at the helm since January 2018, has stepped down as manager due to family and work commitments. Davy had a small squad of 16 players to work with in a difficult Division 1 league when he took over in January 2018.
He steered the ship and produced excellent performances in that season when the odds were against us. The following season, we rallied together with what we had along with a few new additions that saw us finish the league strong and most notably go on a fantastic Leinster Junior Shield run to the Quarter-Finals.
Ivor Kelly has also stepped away from his playing and coaching duties due to family commitments. Kelly joined the club in September 2012, making his debut in a 1-0 victory at home to the eventual league winners that season, Pavee Utd. Along the way he picked up back to back players’ player of the year awards in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He was also part of our league success in 2016. His presence on and off the pitch will be greatly missed. These 2 men did so much behind the scenes for the seniors the past couple of seasons and we offer our sincere and utter thanks. It’s these kind of men that keeps teams running.
Trev Dunphy is the last remaining veteran from our first season in 2011/12. He has now taken full responsibility of managerial and coaching duties again, after actively being in that role from January 2015-June 2016.
After Stamullen’s league win as player/manager, he was quoted saying that he “…can’t bring this team any further!” and went in search of a manager that summer. It has now been a 4 year cycle that has come back to him.
He also hopes to play in another player-manager role as he did before, but he will put the teams needs ahead of his own.
There are some new faces in the squad for the upcoming season, along with our core group of 7 players that’s been there since 2014.
Some notable additions that have stayed the past couple of seasons too, bringing the squad total to 25 players for the season. So there will be competition for positions!
With our seniors AUL league season starting in September, we now move forward and look towards the future. With that 1 league title in 2016, we hope to add some more silverware come seasons end, because
there’s nothing better than winning something with your mates and parading the trophy back to our main sponsors: Whytes of Stamullen
Club Contact Details:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/stamullenfc
Club Secretary Marcus Kelly – 0851477825
Website – www.stamullenfc.com §