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Cork City Council hosts Civic Reception for St. Finbarr’s Hurling & Football Club

 The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Brian Bermingham, and Cork City Council hosted a hosted a Civic Reception in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork  on Thursday, 12th March 2009 for St. Finbarr’s Hurling and Football Club to mark the club’s Premier Intermediate Football Team and U21 Football Team winning County titles in 2008.


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Picture shows the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Brian Bermingham, with members of both teams along with committee members and supporters.

The club regained its senior status after defeating a gallant St. Vincent's team in the Intermediate Final after a replay. Hopes are high in the club for a successful year in the senior ranks in 2009.

The U21 team showed impressive form throughout the season defeating Newmarket in the County Final.


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Picture shows Donal Hurley, President of St. Finbarr's Hurling & Football Club signing the Lord Mayor's Visitors Book. Also included, L to R, are: Ross O’Dwyer, Under 21 Captain; Cllr. Dave McCarthy, John Gildea, Secretary; Tony Leahy, Intermediate Manager; Cllr. Tom O’Driscoll; Mick Comyns, Chairman, St. Finbarr's - Football, Diarmuid Hurley, Vice-Chairman, St. Finbarr's - Football and Bill O’Connell, Under 21 Manager;

The Lord Mayor acknowledged the club’s record of achievements over the years and the contribution sport makes to communities

“In the last 110 years the club has won every title worth having at almost every grade possible. It is a credit to the club and mentors that it has such a strong underage reputation, providing the best community service available to the youth of any city, that of involvement in sport.

Sport provides a major tool in tackling social exclusion, in that greater social participation can positively contribute to alleviating the core social exclusion problems. It is one of the few areas where people can come together regardless of race, gender, social class or ability.”

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