Committee’s for 2016

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Following the Annual General Meeting on the 3rd December and the Juvenile AGM from the week before the following members will sit on the 2016 Committee’s.


Executive Committee

Cathoirleach: Noel Paget

Leas Cathoirleach: Derek Sweetman

Runaí: Séamas McGrattan

Leas Runaí: Henry Dodrill

Cistéoir: Shane McGill

Cúnta Cistéoir: Nial Brady

PRO: Shane O’Longáin

Ionadaí na nImreoirí: Dane Russell

Cláratheoir: Joseph Casserley


Juvenile Committee

Chair: Derek Sweetman

Vice Chair: David Owens

Secretary: Catherine Kirby

Asst Secretary: Emma O’Farrell

Senior Com Rep: Terry McKeogh


The Club would like to thank Eilís Uí Longáin and Madeline Paget for all their years of service to the Executive Committee.

Anniversary Night

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

As part of the Club’s 70th Anniversary we are holding a special night for all who were part of the Club in the 1980′s and 1990′s. This includes players, mentors, supporters, jersey washers and everyone else. This was a special time in the Club’s history and we want to remember everyone who played their part.


The night takes place in the Clubhouse on Friday 31st July at 8.30pm and promises to be a great night.

70th Anniversary meeting

Friday, May 15th, 2015


On Monday night next at 8.30 there is a meeting by Mick Brown and the committee running the 1960 – 70 period night.

In conjunction with that meeting we are inviting all members past and present to this meeting to contribute with ideas and help for the festival week and the rest of the years activities for the 70 year celebration. We are inviting along the bar staff and bar committee to this meeting to help coordinate the next few months.

The first night period from 1940 – 50 went very well and we can build on this for the next few periods. In the photos below are photographs of minor teams from the 60s – 70s with their mentors and photos of memorabilia which we have got for the year. All are reasonable price and it is important that members buy into getting these items.All our teams should get the badges.They can be got from Terry Mc Keogh.


2015 Executive Committee

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

At last months Annual General Meeting, the following were elected to serve of the Club’s Executive Committee for 2015.


Cathoirleah: Noel Paget

Leas Cathoirleach: Derec Suatman

Cisteoir : Shane Mc an Ghioll

Cisteoir Cunta: Nial O’Bradaigh

Runai: Seamas Mc Reachtain

Leas Runai: Henry Doddrill

PRO: Eilis Ui Longain

Clairitheoir: Madeline Paget

Iondai na nImreoiri: Dane de Russeil

Iondai na nOg: Terry McKeogh

Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 24th, 2014


The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday 27th November at 8pm.

Adult Presentation Night

Monday, December 30th, 2013


Our annual Club Presentation night was held on Friday the 27th December in the Clubhouse. A large crowd gathered to reflect and celebrate our year and in particular to congratulate the minor footballers who received their championship winning medals. There were also a number of other awards given out on the night by Chairman Noel Paget, and the Club who like to congratulate Clubman of the Year Vinny Kehoe and to Eilis Ui Longain who was entered into our Hall of Fame. The following players also received player of the year awards:

  • Senior Hurling: Carl Turner
  • Intermediate Football: Patrick Whelan
  • Senior Camogie: Siobhan Kehoe
  • Junior Camogie: Lauren Smith
  • Junior 5 Hurling: Kevin Kehoe
  • Junior 7 Hurling: Bradley Owens
  • Junior 6 Football: Gareth Carbury
  • Junior 10 Football: Ross Maher
  • Minor Hurling: Mickey Scully
  • Minor Football: Eoin Lohan

The minor players then received their medals and man of the match Sean Tobin and goalkeeper Karl ‘golden gloves’ Grimes also received special awards as did manager Joe Lyons from the players. Siobhan Kehoe was also acknowledged as the Clubs first Camogie Dub Star.

The Unsung Heros

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The unsung heros,

Work behind the scene.

Some work alone,

Some as a team.


There’s strips to be washed,

Folded and pressed,

So the kids are turned out,

Smartly dressed.


There’s ref’s and linesmen,

Other sweep the floors,

Pulling pints at the bar,

Or manning the doors.


Events are organised all year round,

Buy tickets to see the Dubs,

Play on hallow ground.


The bus driver brings everyone near and far,

Then gets home for last drinks at the bar.


And its all for the children,

From Cabra East and West,

With their jerseys of blue,

And Naomh Fionnbarra crest.


There’s teams of 15, Subs make it more,

As the parents cheer on when the goals they do score,

And if they score 10, or big fat zeros,

They know they have a great team behind them,

Their unsung heros.


Written by : Maire Falloon


A Finbarrs Team Player of long ago

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Liam Sneyd was born in Cabra West on Kilkiernan Road in 1948. He played for St Finbarrs as a school boy and was a member of the winning team in 1961 in Croke Park that won the Geraldine Cup.

His teacher and coach was Padd Byrne (Paddy Ban O’Broin). He also played Senior football and Junior hurling for the Barrs up until 1968. He emigrated to Canada that year.

He has great memories of  the many years he played with the Barrs. The great friends he had were Sean, Paddy, Dick, Martin Moyles (RiP), Sean Watters (RiP), Brindsly Louth, Dave Barry & Lar O’Shea to name a few.

All this information was sent in  email from Canada yesterday by Liam. He sends his best wishes to all his old pals in the club and best wishes to the Barrs in the future. We want to thank Liam for his email and information.

St Brendan’s, Cabra 1981-82

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In the latest addition of our history and folklore section Paul Byrne recounts the success of the St Brendan’s schoolboy team of the early eighties. Read the full article here ››

Folklore Page

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Nex week two new articals about cabra folklore will be published in the folklore section.

One is about the early life of Dermot Mongey in Cabra of the late 40′s and 50′s. The other installment is the St Brendan’s FC team of Cabra who played in the 1981-82 season. This article will be the start of compiling some of the Cabra teams soccer history which have not been told so far.