Members, Players and Friends,
Saturday, May 18th promises to be one of the greatest days in Fionn MacCumhaill’s history, topping our triple victories at the weekend. Five true legends of Gaelic football and hurling are in Dallas fundraising for the American Ireland Fund and promoting the 2014 Railway Cup. They will take time out from their busy weekend to join us in Lake Highlands (9533 E Lake Highlands Dr, Dallas, TX 75218) on Saturday morning. We are thrilled to have this unique opportunity for our members to learn from some of the greatest players of Gaelic games, while also demonstrating that Gaelic football and hurling are thriving in Dallas and that the GAA should continue to support our development.
Fionn MacCumhaill’s are honoured to present:
|DJ Carey: Widely regarded as one of the greatest hurlers of all time, having won 5 All Ireland, 4 NHL and 10 Leinster Championship titles over 57 appearances for Kilkenny, scoring 34 goals and 195 points, along with numerous club titles and 9 All Star awards. Also an award winning handballer, he is so famous in Ireland that he is known simply as DJ.|
|Dessie Farrell: An All Star Dublin footballing great who is the current chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association and manager of the Dublin U21 county football team. Dessie captained Dublin to All Ireland, NFL and Leinster Championship glory and managed the All Irleand winning Dublin Minors in 2012. He also played hurling for Dublin and represented Ireland as an international hockey player.|
|Bernard Flynn: Two time All Star footballer who won 2 All Ireland, 3 NFL and 5 Leinster Championships with Meath in the 1980s and 1990s. He formed part of one of the best full forward lines in history and is one of the greatest players of his generation. Bernard is currently a TV football pundit in Ireland and one of the most recognizable faces in Gaelic Games.|
|Michael Duignan: A retired hurling manager and dual player who won 2 All Irelands, 1 NHL and 5 Leinster Championship titles for Offaly, along with an All Star award. He is the undisputed voice of hurling in Ireland and is as well known today for his ruthless and incisive analysis on TV as he was for his stylish playing.|
|Seamus Darby: Shook the Gaelic football world at 4.49pm on 21 September 1982 when he scored a last minute goal to win the All Ireland Championship for Offaly while depriving the famed Kerry team of the illustrious, but never achieved, 5-in-a-row. Over his footballing career Seamus won 3 All Ireland and 3 Leinster Championship titles with Offaly, which alongside his famous goal against Kerry in 1982 have secured his place in the annals of GAA folklore.|
Fionn MacCumhaill’s would like all of our members and friends to join us for a fun family open day to celebrate this unique event.
Schedule of Events from 10am – 12:30pm:
- Hurling Training with DJ Carey and Michael Duignan
- Football Training with Seamus Darby, Bernard Flynn and Dessie Farrell
- Q&A with the Legends
- Bouncy castle for kids
To ensure that everybody is fully warmed up, we ask all players to be at the pitch at 9:30am.