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Boom times at St Vincent's

GIRLS football is prospering at the famous St Vincent's. It began last year with three teams. Now there are four – U9s, U10s, U11s and U12s.

Robbie Lambe is among those guiding the way. He played minor and U21 football for Dublin. He wore the Vincent's senior shirt with distinction, authority and class.

"We are progressing well. The kids love it. We are fully integrated with the camogie section in the club," says Robbie.

"The training for two games complement each other so well. They bring out the best in each other. We are very happy with the set-up.

"We have great facilities at Páirc Naomh Uinsionn, and there is such a momentum there now with the senior footballers in the All-Ireland final on St Patrick's Day.


"There's a real buzz about the place." The young Vincent's players decorated Parnell Park last Sunday during half-time of the Dublin-versus-Cork clash where they played mini-games against Ballymun Kickhams.

"Ladies football is a wonderful sport to watch. The girls pick up the skills very quickly.

"And it is all about developing the games within the club and the community."

Robbie's own children are now wearing the blue and white, and he hopes they get as much from it as he did, and continues to do.

"I enjoyed it all so much. I have so many memories that will always stick with me. I keep bumping into people that I met over the years."

And he's now set to bump into a few more ... on the sidelines of the fair city. And there won't be a black card in sight.