It was on of those ‘group of mates’ ventures that turned into something special.
When Eddie Keogh decided to to set up Oliver Bond it was solely with the view of getting local players playing ball again.
While the manager knew their was talent left idol he certainly hadn’t any ambitions other than getting 11 players onto the pitch when he formed the club this time last year.
However, things soon changed an the Dublin outfit produced one of the feel good stories of amateur football this season.
A team formed just to compete went on to challenge and secured both promotion and Frank Roe Cup success in a sensational debut season.
And if things were not already getting serious they most certainly are now.
The club have confirmed their in comings and the AUL Division 2 Saturday side seem to be recruiting well above their station and league standing.
Former Crumlin United front man and FAI Intermediate Cup winner Pato’ Cannon certainly stands outs as an exceptional arrival and should stand out in Saturday football.
Joining Cannon is some good players from some note worthy clubs around the area as Bond look to cement their growth.
James McHugh signs from St John Bosco while Lee Bennet fromly of Beggsbrough FC also comes in the door.
O’Devaney’s Jason Murray, Jake Carey of St James Gate, Luke Johnston, who played with AUL Premier A title challengers Usher Celtic last season and Cameron Molloy also join the club.
But wait there is more- to borrow a phrase from an infomercial- Dublin Central pair Roy Kearns and Craig Grogan and Mark O’Reilly who spent last season at Iveagh FC have also agreed to join a club that was only established last season.