EastWall Bessborough have elected against fielding a team in Premier A next season.
The popular inner city side won’t field a Sunday team in the 201/18 campaign meaning the AUL loses one of its more established names and amateur football loses a high profile first team.
The club was rocked at the start of last season by the passing of stalwart Geoff Ennis and haven’t really found anyone to replace his passion and vigour.
They went into last term billed as a side that could pose a threat to Sheriff’s Premier A dominance, but were in consistent for the first half of the season.
Respected coach Anto Macken then left at the tail end of the term and the team struggled for form and subsequently fell down the table.
Some of the more noted first team players left for pastures new in recent weeks and the club no longer feel like they can field a first team.
They took to social media today to confirm they have ‘made a decision to retract our Premier A application’.
Eastwall will still field a Saturday side and they could like Donnycarney come back lower down the division after a year sabbatical, but for the season ahead they won’t field a Sunday side.
It’s unsure as to whether the AUL will carry out a second reshuffle and promote a team from Premier B to Premier A or just run with a nine team division like they did last season when Finglas folded.