This year’s Cumann na mBunscol gaelic football league has just kicked off and our school’s gaelic football team is on a mission to reach Croke Park once more. In our group is St Mary’s Rathfarnham, Ballyroan and St Pius X Terenure. Everybody on the team is very excited but also focused with the challenge in hand.
To get a good perspective on the team I decided to do an interview with Mr O’Connor, a club All-Ireland winner with his club Ballyboden and a former member of the Dublin Hurling and Meath Football squads, who is one of the team’s coaches along with Mr. Briody.
Q: What do you think the chances are of getting to Croke Park this year?
A: After the first two matches we have shown enough that I still believe that we have a good chance of getting to Croke Park.
Q: Do you think there is belief within the team.
A: Yes, I do think that there is belief within the team to get to Croke Park, we have a lot of boys with memories of Croke Park last year driving on the younger players on the squad.
Q: What do you think of our opponents?
A: I think our opponents are very good opposition, St Pius have already beaten Ballyroan and also St Mary’s won in both hurling and football in Croke Park a few years ago. All schools have a lot of boys playing with their local club which is a big advantage. I we want to continue to compete at this level we need to get more boys in Drimnagh Castle playing GAA with our local clubs.
So in conclusion everybody around the school believes the Gaelic football team can make it to Croke Park for the final and they are completely ready to face the challenge ahead of them.
I am looking forward to writing more blogs about the school and bringing you news about the school.