Local Club Football History


In this series, Dave Hooper explores the history of 3 local Dublin football clubs who have all had recent success.

Local Club Football History brings you on a historical journey of three of Northside Dublins most recognisable football clubs. The series captures the essence and community spirit which upon the clubs were founded, and recounts the triumph and adversity each club has tasted. Told through the voices of the key men and women in each club, Local Club Football history is about real football people and football fans.

Raheny United – Dec 2nd 6.30pm
Raheny United was founded in 1994, the merger of two clubs Dunseedy United and Raheny Boys, less than 20 years later Raheny United were Women’s national league champions. In this programme, the beginnings of a club encased in the local community are captured as they quickly rose to the top of Women’s soccer in Ireland.

St. Kevin’s Boys – Dec 9th 6.30pm

Local lad and Irish legend Liam Brady explains the beginning of his career as he lined out for St.Kevin’s in Ellenfield Park.
Although now the most successful schoolboy club in Ireland, St. Kevin’s love their home town roots and aim to become even more successful.

Sheriff YC – Dec 16th 6.30pm
Twice FAI Junior cup champions, Sheriff YC are no strangers to success, but as this programme explains, it all starts on their own door step as the work Sheriff YC do in the community is still their main priority. Find out why the club that’s “Always trying” wear a sheriff badge as they work to develop young people in the inner city into stars.

Producer/Researcher/ Interviewer / Editor– Dave Hooper

Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.