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Liberties FC make waves in first season

Liberty Soccer Team

Liberties FC soccer team

Leinster Football League’s new boys Liberties FC have had a storming start to their maiden season with an early undefeated streak. The club, who only formed in July, have won two and drawn one of their first three games in the league and currently sit second in the table.

Liberties FC were formed during the summer when five local lads came together in order to set up the side. The boys’ efforts were quickly rewarded as they were allowed to play in the LFL Premier Division from mid-September. The club currently have strong ties and share their name with an Australian based club in Perth, which was formed in an attempt to bring together the emigrated Irish community within the area.

The club have certainly started with their foot on the gas, notching up two wins (scoring seven against Dublin Devils) in the league. Their manager, Keith Boylan, who was part of the committee that set up the team, has high hopes for the rest of the term: “ Our initial ambition for this season was to try to get the club off the ground and to be able to be competitive every week. We are pretty confident that with a lot of hard work and dedication from everyone involved we can continue with our early season form and hopefully be in the mix at the end of the season for some silverware.”

One obstacle that the side have come across during the founding of the club, admits Keith, is the financial side. Luckily sponsorship from companies such as Character Print Solutions, Southside Partnership, Weatherglaze Systems and the Health Services Credit Union in Christchurch have benefited them.

The boys play their next match away to Sallynoggin FC on Saturday, 19 October. To follow, make an enquiry or show your support for Liberties FC, ckeck out their Facebook page.

Photo: Facebook/Liberties FC Dublin

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