Our Club Name
With a name like St. Finbar you would think that there was a strong influence of someone from Cork on the name of the club.
Having asked a number of our older members it seems we took the name from the local national school in 1945. This came about because in 1943 there were two teams with two different names in Cabra. One was a older team named the ‘Emerals’ with a younger team named the ‘O’Rallelly’s’.
These two teams came together and took the name of St. Finbars.
Connon Burke was the main man in the school at the time and maybe he had a Cork connection. It was probably the only national school, along with Christ the King and St. Peters that had no connection with the Christian brothers.
So its amazing how the school took to Gaelic games so quickly!