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Winning start buoys Brigid's

THE Tesco Senior Championship threw-in last week. People all over the city were turning up the volume.

Dublin City FM went live to the Mobhi Road, where Na Fianna and Foxrock Cabinteely were in a repeat of the county final.

On this occasion, the Glasnevin girls, champions and All-Ireland finalists of 2011, won handsomely.

Over in Russell Park, St Brigid's accounted for Clanna Gael Fontenoy. "The girls were delighted," said Brigid's official, Mary O'Connor.

"It was a terrific win. We had lost three tight matches in the league, so to get a championship victory is a big lift for everybody."


Ken Murphy is managing the Saints. He's a busy man. He's also on board the O'Curry Dublin U21 Express, who beat Wexford on their maiden voyage on Saturday night.

Tomorrow, Brigid's travel to Ballyboden St Enda's. Boden overcame St Sylvester's in Malahide. Only two points in it. Syls won the Intermediate Championship last term.

It could be a cracking contest. And wearing her County Board hat, Mary predicts that there's a feast of championship fixtures to savour.

"We are all looking forward to some good football. There are many top sides out there. The standard is certainly high," she said.

And Brigid's continue to do their bit. "Ladies football is going well in the club. Our Junior C's only got promoted 18 months ago," said Mary. "It's a big jump to Junior B, but they put on a marvellous display against St Jude's, who are very highly rated.

"We have an excellent juvenile structure and winning Division 2 of the Féile was also a boost. They just stuck at it and they have improved so much."

The likes of Dublin's Deirdre Murphy, Noelle Healy and Elaine Kelly are role models to all the children. They have worked so hard to earn the blue shirt.

And even during the depth of winter, the Brigid's Braves are out chiselling their craft.

"The all-weather surface is a big asset to us.

"It has made such a difference to the club," added Mary.