Former AUL Premier A outfit O’Devaney Dunard FC have released an official club statement in relation to joining the Leinster Senior League from next season and also the changing of their official club name to Dublin Central Football Club.
The committee of O’Devaney Dunard Football Club would like announce that after 16 years competing in the Athletic Union League with quite a few spent at the top level in premier A we have decided to move on. We would also like to announce that as of next season (2016/2017) we will be playing our football in the Leinster Senior League.
This decision which was not taken lightly was voted upon by the executive committee with a unanimous vote. We would like to thank the executive committee of the AUL for all their hard work over the years, if it wasn’t for the volunteers running the league there would be no football.
We would also like to announce that with great difficulty we have voted to change the name of our club. This was not an easy decision as O’Devaney Dunard was not just a place but a way of life. Everybody looked out for one and other. It was one big community with one big family. Unfortunately if you look at O’Devaney from 1999 when the club was founded to the current situation it’s like two different places.
The club are proud to announce that we will now be known as Dublin Central Football Club.
We believe that our new name opens our club up to a bigger demography and other cultures which will hopefully provide a platform for the clubs new integration and philosophy that will take us into the modern age, an all-inclusive culture which will transcend the club in its long term future.
We hope that this new approach and open minded attitude will attract players from all over Dublin, players of different ethnicities, back rounds and religion to come and enjoy playing their football at our club.
The Executive Committee