Best of luck to Darragh and Luke in the All Ireland Minor Football Final against Galway on Sunday in Croke Park.
For our Juvenile club, as all can see by the numerous best wishes given to the lads, this is the proudest achievement a club could receive to have two of our players representing our club on the biggest stage of all , on what could be an historical day in the lifetime of the GAA. Whatever about the Dublin/Kerry game, next Sunday it is all about Darragh and Luke for us. We have watched Darragh and Luke grow up into two fine young men and top players for club and county. Star quality was evident from an early age for both lads but quality alone won’t get you to the top. We in the club have witnessed the hard work, the sacrifices made, the injuries incurred, the thousands of miles travelled and the support of both families on their long journey that has now led to this wonderful occasion for us all on Sunday. This day is for Darragh and Luke but also for all the people involved in our club. From the young players who now have their own heroes to look up to and follow their example. From the parents of all the players in our club who have supported our club over the years. From the Coaches of all teams that have given up thousands of hours of their own time to develop our players. From the administrators and club officers of our club who also give up hours and do unseen work in the background. A day like this is what makes it all worthwhile and whatever the result, Darragh and Luke will always be heroes to us. For those who are lucky to have a ticket, make sure your voice is heard in support of our lads and for those that don’t , I am sure you will be glued to the television at 1pm on Sunday and if everything goes to plan then we will have victorious homecoming for the lads when they return home. Darragh and Luke , thank you for letting us share in this special occasion, enjoy your day no one deserves it more than you.
Best of luck, John O Riordan representing all from Duarigle Gaels Football Club & Millstreet Juvenile Hurling Club. And from all your supporters from the Millstreet and Cullen community.