Arguably the most famous of amateur sides have pulled their first team from the LSL Senior Sunday 1A.
St Francis a team that have known massive highs have hit an all time low this week as they had to concede they couldn’t put together a first string to compete in the Intermediate third tier.
The John Hyland based outfit got relegated from Senior 1 last term and have struggled to put together a team ahead of the new season. As a result they have pulled out of the league meaning Templeogue United have been bumped up to 1A.
It’s a massive loss for the league as the team that were founded in The Liberties, St Francis, but relocated to John Hyland Park were are a big name in Irish soccer.
They played League of Ireland football from 1996 to 2001, won the FAI Junior Cup in just their second season and won the Leinster Senior League title as early as 1989 and became the first non league side to reach the FAI Cup final in over 50 years in 1990 losing to Bray Wanderers in front of 33,000 at Landsdown Road.