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LFL boss O'Dowd sends best wishes to all teams

So we're underway again, another season up and running with every team starting out with their own specific aims and ambitions.

Some will be hoping to land a trophy or two. Others will have more modest plans. They might be looking to consolidate their place in their division or simply win more games than they lose. Different teams, different objectives.

Leinster Football League president Tony O'Dowd extends his best wishes to all the teams involved this season -- whatever their range of ambition.

This is Tony's fourth year as league president and he is pleased with the efforts to attract new faces to the LFL fold.

Increase in team numbers a

very positive sign for the LFL

The number of teams involved this season has increased from last term. Included in the new names is Inchicore Rangers who, he quickly points out, are not all that new to these parts.

They were in the league some years ago and now they are back hoping to make an impact.

One big change from last season is that there is now an Under 19 League. This is a bold initiative to get youth teams involved. Invariably there have been some teething problems. The Under 19s are underway and the hope is to get the league established, then perhaps expand it.

There's also a new committee member. He is John King who was involved with Cabra United. "We're glad to have him on board," sayd Tony O'Dowd.

New faces, new season. Onwards we go with a new season of action.

Oscar Traynor winning squad set for re-union

It was the year when Shamrock Rovers won the FAI Cup. It was also the year when the Rovers played Linfield in what was known as the European Champions Cup and lost to the Ulster side on away goals.

The two legs finished 1-1 with Tony Eccles netting for the Hoops.

It was also the year that the Leinster Junior League won the Oscar Traynor Trophy. LFL president Tony O'Dowd is hoping to organise a reunion of the players who chalked up that great achievement. If you were involved contact Tony or any LFL official.

starting 11 every Saturday or Sunday.

For those with a big squad it is a constant dilemma. Islandbridge boss Derek Murphy knows all about it.

He is currently operating from a squad of 22 players.