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robbie Brady back in Baldoyle for awards Last Saturday week saw Baldoyle United host their player of the year awards and on hand to present them was a local lad who was returning to his home town. Hull City and Ireland International, Robbie Brady, was the surprise guest on the morning and he was only too delighted to hand out the awards to the United youngsters. The former Manchester United man is originally from the Baldoyle area and there's no doubt there will be some future stars who will be inspired by his success and progress from the green and white hoops to wear the all-green shirts of Ireland in years to come. MGL win U14's Gaynor Cup with superb showing The Metropolitan Girls League were left celebrating last Monday as they won the Under-14s Gaynor Cup in Limerick – retaining their title from last year. In the girls version of the Kennedy Cup, the Dublin girls beat Cork on penalties in the final, following a 0-0 draw. It was a fantastic competition from the off for the Metro League with convincing group wins over Kerry (6-0), Clare (3-0) and Galway (4-1). Then in the semi-finals they saw off the challenge of Inishowen 4-0 and while the final against Cork was a close fought affair, the Dubs held their nerve better from the peno spot to win 4-2. Another eventful season of success for ndsl clubs As another season comes to an end, I have decided to take some time to look back at how the past nine months or so have gone in the NDSL. On the pitch, it was another successful season with the Academy Under-12s and Under-16s winning the Leinster Interleague titles. This season also saw 9-a-side football at Under-12s and non-competitive action continue to see youngsters develop. The winter months and beyond almost saw the season washed out completely and thankfully we were able to set up camp in Hartstown Park for some all-weather football. Thanks to all at HHFC. The NDSL once again pulled off two tremendous cup finals weekends and managed also to put a programme together, unlike the National finals held on another weekend. Games were covered all over the city and thankfully we were witness to some fantastic games and performances over the course of the season. The 4-4 draw with Malahide and Portmarnock's Under-18s with an overhead equaliser in the last minute was a highlight, as was the Under-14 clash between Grange Woodbine and Drogheda which ended 3-3. And next season promises even more. Bohemians will be in the mix next season and with turmoil on-going in a certain other Dublin league, others are sure to follow and join up with the already impressive line-up in the NDSL. See you all next season.

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