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Barrog and Eadair serve up magnificent sevens show

THE Naomh Barróg/ Beann Eadair 7-a-side juvenile football tournament turned Kilbarrack and Howth into a Winter Wonderland.

The teams comprised players from both clubs and it took place over the last two weekends at Pairc Barróg and on the Balkill Road.

"The tournament was a terrific success. The players, mentors and supporters all really enjoyed themselves," says Dick Fields.

"The focus was on fun. Both clubs were thrilled with it."

Meanwhile, 10 teams will take part in the John Humphrey Memorial Cup at the Iveagh Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, December 29-30. The annual U10 football event always ensures high quality. It honours the memory of a talented young Gael, and raises funds for Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin. "It is the most special date in our calendar," states the St James's Gaels chairman, Noel Thompson. "We have had some brilliant matches over the years. I'd like to especially thank the Humphrey family and Paul Flanagan for all their effort. We have no doubt that this year's competition will be another big success."

Clubs taking part include the holders, Lucan Sarsfields, St Anne's, Cuala, Templeogue Synge Street, Whitehall Colmcille, Castleknock, Parnell's, Thomas Davis, St Vincent's and the hosts, St James's Gaels.