Collinstown have taken time out to pay tribute to a player that will probably go down as their greatest ever.
Dean Carpenter signed for Shamrock Rovers from the LSL Major Sunday side last week ending a long standing love affair in the process.
The left back has been a vital cog in the clubs success since he made his debut as a 17 year old. The captain was a stand out performer as the side progressed through the AUL ranks before making a move to the LSL. He also lifted aloft the Leinster Junior Cup on two occasions.
However, it wasn’t just on the pitch where the Clondalkin man was an influence, Carpenter was involved at committee level and coached underage.
For all of the reasons above the club took to social media to heap praise on the player and wish both him and Darren Clarke, who is also Rovers bound, luck in their new venture.
“On behalf of everyone at Collinstown FC we firstly would like to the thank both Dean Carpenter and Darren Clarke for what was a truly remarkable season, in which they played vital roles and secondly, to wish them both every success in their new and exciting challenge as they move on to play at the highest level possible in Ireland with Shamrock Rovers F.C.
“Dean especially deserves a special mention, from Div 1A Sat at the age of 17 to Premier C to Premier A and onto the Leinster Senior League, captaining the club to a remarkable treble and producing a fantastic schoolboy team. Following in his father’s footsteps by being an integral part of our committee.Thank you both and good luck from everyone at your club.”