The Unsung Heros  

Each club in the area has had their unsung heros  and without them there would be no "Soccer in the Boro"

Every club on the list on this site has men and women who keep their club going in one form or another when financies were small , people men and women who sold raffle or lotto tickets or even made tes and cakes for the visiting teams all deserve credit ,

Men like Jim Kelly who started with St Kevins and moved on to Glasthule United ,  Edenville, St Josephs ,Pearse Rovers became a referee before going  back to St Josephs a man who lived for football  married into the Crawley family and his sons continued on the family tradition of goalkeeping  with his sons Danny and Pat.

In the same boat you could name

Jack Corrigan, John "Grayer"Lennon, Joe Coyle of Workman's Club  Tommy Tracy, John( Pearse Rovers ) Lennon, Gerry Kelly of Hillside , O Briens of Farm United , Peter O Brien of St Joseph's Glasthule ,  The Hanny Familyof Glasthule  , the Roche and Cannon  families of Blackrock , The Forsyth family of Sallynoggin whose sons have all had a part in St Joseph's Boys , Eamon Dignam and Mick Lamkin also St Joseph's Boys,along with Mick Doyle and Paddy Hanlon  Paul Kavanagh ,Billy Rooney Hugh and Jem Kenny all of Dun Leary Celtic and I must add my own family from my father Dick and his brothers Tom and Mick ,to my own brothers Liam  of the Leinster Senior League and Micheal & Maureen of Rockford  Boys whose sons and daughter  carry on the  tradition

All people to whom soccer was a way of life


Alec Miller 

 Alec Miller one of the best footballers  ever to come out of the 'Boro ,born in the saliors rest home on St Micheals  warfhe, Alec learned his football "Down the Gut" started playing with Farm United  and moved to Shamrock Rovers  from there he went across the water to play for Holyhead Town in the Welsh League ,when he returned he signed for Workmans Club during their glory days in the Leinster Senior League

William (Stickie ) Connor 

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